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About Prenatal Yoga Classes

Updated: Jun 16

Congratulations to you and your family =)


We think it's great you're considering yoga for your health and wellness during your pregnancy.


Prenatal Yoga is recognised as an effective and safe practice, and is one of the most valuable self-care regimes you can participate in during this special and important time. It's a chance for you to learn a full spectrum of support tools to meet your changing physical and emotional needs.



Important Note

So we can find the best way to support you during classes at the studio, please contact us on email if you're planning to attend regular weekly classes with us - hello@kanukayoga.co.nz


Our five-week Prenatal Yoga series are normally the best time for you to practice yoga in the studio if you're expecting =)





As always, please consult your medical professional about your unique journey, do your own research and listen to your body =)


With that said, here are a few things that are good to know about Pregnancy and Yoga:

  • Exercise or movement is safe during most pregnancies, and it's important to keep moving.

  • Yoga is very low-impact, and generally a safer alternative to other 'workouts' you might know about.

  • In some cases (studies show), you may recover quicker after giving birth if you've practiced Prenatal Yoga, or kept up with your active movements.

  • Understand that you know your body better than anyone else; so, if you are taking part in a class then adjust your poses, use props and always listen to your body and breath.

  • Prenatal Yoga classes may provide you with tools to use in the actual process of giving birth! Yoga has a lot of emphasis on the breath...

  • Prenatal Yoga classes may open up a new world of friends who are on a similar journey to you.



Kanuka Yoga Space regularly run Prenatal Yoga series. Visit our 'Courses/Events' page to learn more about upcoming classes or five-week series.


Cultivate a sacred space to grow and bond with your baby, preparing for birthing day. You can expect slow, gentle movement, with guided meditations to leave you grounded and calm.


Ask us about our partnership with Bella Mama to receive a little gift from us!





If you have practice yoga before, and are confident with your yoga practice (and have the go-ahead from your health professional), you are more than welcome to attend our regular weekly classes too. You will need to feel comfortable to adjust postures to suit your body.


We recommend that you contact us first on email if you're choosing this option; this is so we can best support your unique needs.


We suggest looking at Restore and Slow Flow classes led by the following teachers who have experience with prenatal yoga; Laura McKenzie & Carol Jardine.




Please Note:

We don’t recommend doing an active practice until you're 12 weeks along.


Generally speaking, it's advised to avoid deep forward folds and twists (don't want to compress your baby's space too much).


Be sure to do your own research and talk to others.




Student Testimonial:

"It is so great to have a Prenatal series dedicated to us mums to be and Laura is fantastic. I liked knowing what sort of poses and movement were good and why, and it is helping me in more generic yoga classes too (knowing what's good for my body, how it will help through pregnancy etc). 

I've been to Laura's other classes and she always asks me how I am, if I have any concerns, is anything causing me pain/discomfort that she should be aware of. I feel really looked after and I really appreciate this attention; I know I'm in safe hands."



Yoga is a great outlet for physical movement and bringing peace to mind during your pregnancy.


We welcome you and your baby bump into our space.


Kindly,