Prenatal

Portfolio Categories: Gentle, Slower Pace, and Specialty.

Prenatal Yoga:

Our prenatal classes and series are designed for any stage in pregnancy. You will focus on learning how to adjust your yoga practice to the needs of your changing body during this important time. Classes will encourage the use of mediation, strength, intuition, and community to create ease during pregnancy, childbirth, and once your little one arrives.

These classes take place at the Bare Feet Loft every Monday at 6:30pm
1142 W Madison St, Suite 403

If you have any questions, please use our prenatal teacher Julia Fraizer as a resource: yoga@barefeetpoweryoga.com.

Prenatal Yoga: Regardless of your experience level, upon learning you are pregnant, we recommend a private lesson to work through a breakdown of all the major power yoga poses and how the modifications should feel in your body. If you are new to yoga or have never taken a heated yoga class before, we recommend you stick to our non-heated classes and Prenatal Classes during your first trimester. If you have a regular power yoga practice, feel free to come to all classes with the exception of Rock Your Core. In the winter, practice near the front of the room, in the summer, practice near the back. Be mindful in the super crowded after work classes and weekend morning classes to drink lots of water and take rest.  Throughout your pregnancy, we recommend you practice at 70% of your normal exertion. Even if you CAN do things, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should do them. Prenatal Classes, Power Yoga Basics, Slow Burn, Slow it down Dog, Mindful Vinyasa, Yin & Zen, Candlelight, and our Yoga + Meditation Classes are all good classes for your pregnant practice.

 

You should also start practicing the following modifications: No Jumping, Chaturanga on your knees, No deep backbending, No traditional core work. If it doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. Minimize your risk of falling and only practice arm balances and inversions that you are confident in. Do not invert after 34 weeks of Pregnancy.

We recognize these are big changes in your body and in your practice and are happy to work with you privately for a session or two so you can start to understand how the modifications should feel in your body when you’re in a traditional class.