About Prenatal Yoga Classes
Updated: Jan 6, 2021
Congratulations on the new human addition to the 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.
Cultivate a sacred space to grow and bond with your baby, preparing for birthing day. 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.
Kanuka Yoga regularly run Prenatal Yoga classes. Visit our 'Courses/Events' page to learn more about upcoming classes or five-week series.
You are more than welcome to attend our regular weekly classes too - we can recommend Restore and Slow Flow classes led by the following teachers who have experience with prenatal yoga; Laura McKenzie & Carol Jardine.
All props, tea and calming vibes are provided.
If you cannot attend our prenatal classes, you can still practice in our other regular weekly sessions like Slow Flow and Restore. Always consult your health professional to see if a yoga practice is right for you.
We don’t recommend doing an active practice until you're 12 weeks along. It's best to begin with Restore classes for now. Please always let the teacher know you’re pregnant so he/she can suggest alternative poses.
Generally speaking, it's advised to avoid deep forward folds and twists (don't want to compress your baby's space too much).
Feedback from a Kanuka student:
"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 exercise and bringing peace to mind during your pregnancy.
We welcome you and your baby bump into our space =)