Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy yoga, is a specially tailored form of yoga that is safe and beneficial to practice while pregnant. Practicing pregnancy yoga is one of the best things you can do for you and your baby. It will help you prepare your mind and body for pregnancy and for childbirth.

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Any woman can practice prenatal yoga – you don’t have to have practiced yoga before and you don’t have to be having a textbook pregnancy. In fact you don’t even have to be fit – each pose can be modified to offer more or less challenge depending on what you feel up to on any given day. If you are fit or are feeling energized, you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself a little more. Consistent, mindful practice throughout your pregnancy brings many benefits including:

  • Increased strength and stamina (physical and mental)
  • Active birth preparation (mental and physical)
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques that help enormously in pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood
  • Reduction of birth related fear and anxiety
  • Community of women who support each other
  • Provides time and space for self-nurturing
  • Relief from pregnancy aches and pains
  • Fights insomnia
  • Aids digestion
  • Balances endocrine system (hormones)
  • Allows quicker recovery after birth

Having a baby is one of the biggest physical and mental challenges you will ever face in your life and pregnancy yoga will help prepare your body and mind for that challenge.

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Please note it is advisable to wait until the second trimester before beginning a pregnancy yoga class, especially if you are not already an experienced yogi.

What you need for class

  • A yoga mat
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for exercising eg: leggings or tracksuit
  • Bottle of water

Interested in joining a class?

  • Pregnancy YogaTuesday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmStudio 72, 72 Killester Ave, Dublin 5
  • Pregnancy YogaWednesday, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pmSt Fintans Parish Centre, Sutton

to find out more. All pregnancy classes are suitable from 12 weeks.

6 week course

6 classes costs €80 and can be used over 10 weeks.

Drop in class

A drop in class costs €15.