YOGA FOR NEW MUMS
Our Postnatal yoga courses are especially designed for the needs of new mums from approx. 6 weeks postpartum.
In a friendly, non-competitive environment you are encouraged to nurture your post-birth body and take your time to build solid foundations for lasting physical and mental strength.
WEEK 1: BREATH, POSTURE & MOVEMENT
Breath & postural awareness, pelvic floor activation, moving safely
WEEK 2: CORE AWARENESS & DRAMS
assessing abdominal muscle separation, toning the deep core muscles
WEEK 3: HIP & SPINAL MOBILITY
Releasing tension from and re-aligning hips & spine
WEEK 4: BACK & ABDOMINAL STRENGTH
Stabilising the mid body
WEEK 5: BREATHE!
Active and passive chest openers and shoulder releases for better breathing & mental wellbeing
WEEK 6: RELAX & REJUVENATE
Restorative yoga poses & relaxation techniques
Although the course is mainly focusing on the mum's health, we'll offer options to include the baby in the exercise routines where suitable, which supports bonding and the development of your little one.
You may bring your baby carrier - it can be helpful to calm the baby and keep you hands-free in standing poses - but this is not compulsory. During the course we'll discuss the correct use of baby carriers and wraps, so you may wish to wait before making the decision to purchase one :)
BENEFITS OF POSTNATAL YOGA
helps reconnecting with your own body
improves postural awareness & creates mindful movement habits
helps toning the pelvic floor & abdominal muscles (DRAMS safe)
reduces diastasis recti / abdominal muscle separation
improves hip & spinal mobility
eases discomfort and pain in neck & shoulders (a result of feeding and carrying the baby)
- helps bonding with your child
This class is run as a 6-week course. Casual attendance is possible, depending on numbers.
15/08 - 19/09
Time: Thursdays, 10.30 - 11.30am
Location: Altona Library (123 Queen Street)
Investment: $99/course | $20/casual