If you’re pregnant or even thinking about having a baby, you probably see pregnancy yoga ads on a daily basis! How do you know which class will offer the best experience and instruction for you and your baby?
Here are a few important points we suggest considering when looking at all the options:
Experience & Expertise
- How long has the instructor been practicing and teaching pregnancy yoga?
- Do they have Active Birth or other birth professional qualifications?
- For example, here at the Active Birth Centre Janet is the founder of Pregnancy Yoga and Lynn has been teaching pregnancy yoga for more than 20 years.
- With ongoing development they incorporate new techniques and skills to enhance the core Active Birth principles on which their classes are based.
- How do you feel when you walk in?
- The studio should be crisp and clean, but welcoming too.
- You need to feel comfortable to achieve deep relaxation.
- Will you be driving, walking, or using public transport?
- Make sure the location suits you and that it feels safe and secure, especially if you’ll be attending evening classes.
Go with your gut!
- Make sure you’re comparing apples with apples
- A cheaper class may be packed with more people, reducing personal attention and making it difficult for the instructor to assist or notice if a pose is being done incorrectly – this can be dangerous!
- Also consider what you get for that price. Is it a quick 45 minutes, or a two-hour session that combines relaxation, movement and time to talk and connect?
- That natural instinct is so important. A good pregnancy yoga class should have you feeling energised, relaxed, and connected with your baby and your body.
- It should also just feel right. It’s that strange feeling that’s hard to explain, but we’ve learnt to trust it – and so should you.
If you’d like to try out a class, have a look at our schedule here.
If you want to speak to Janet or Lynn about their classes, ask questions or just get a sense of what to expect, please send us a message – we’d love to hear from you!