PRE & POSTNATAL YOGA

Empowering mamas to take care of their body in pregnancy, birth & beyond

through a unique combination of holistic movement, Hatha & Kundalini Yoga.

PRENATAL YOGA

For all stages of pregnancy - beginners welcome!

From the moment of conception to the day of birth your body will be changing EVERY day - ranging from subtle hormonal changes to growing the visible baby bump. This means stress for your body and can result in musculo-skeletal issues which may cause discomfort and pain. Mental challenges like mood swings - often related to hormonal imbalances - or episodes of anxiety are also common in pregnancy.

Our Prenatal yoga classes are designed to meet the needs and challenges of mums-to-be in all stages of pregnancy and include both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, combined with a modern take on holistic movement.

While Hatha yoga has a focus on good posture and healthy movement habits, Kundalini Yoga is particularly helpful for stress relief, focus and a positive mindset. We address common issues such as SPD (Symphysis Pubis Disorder) or back pain, and practise various moves and breathing techniques that can be helpful during labour.

Intensity: gentle – medium

Level: all; no previous yoga experience required. In case of existing health conditions, please consult with your doctor first and inform us before attending the class.

Class times: Saturdays, 11am - 12:15pm (in-studio only)

Investment: $25/session; for more pricing options please GO HERE >

 

POSTNATAL YOGA

Stage 1: 4-16 Weeks Postpartum

Postnatal Yoga "Foundations" is a specialised 6-week program for mums from approx. 4-16 weeks postpartum. 

Establish healthy breath & movement patterns to assist postpartum recovery and build solid foundations for future activities! Increased breath and body awareness not only help to avoid common postural issues in both exercise and day-to-day life, but also improve the mental wellbeing of the new mum.

 

The course includes:

  • 6 in-person sessions at our studio in a personalised small-group setting (max. 5 people, one session/week)

  • a booklet with practice suggestions for each week (incl. links to demo videos)

  • live stream access if you can't attend a session at the studio

 

The course covers:

  • Reconnecting to your breath - 

  • How breathing affects other structures & systems in your body

  • Pelvic stability & spinal alignment

  • Moving with the breath – establishing healthy movement patterns

  • Relaxation & mindfulness techniques  

 

Once you have successfully completed the course, you are invited to join the open Postnatal Yoga class on Thursday mornings (11am-12pm) which is the continuation of the Foundation program and the next step towards a regular yoga/movement practice.

 

Babies welcome! We are nursing & nappy changing friendly - no need to leave the class when attending to your child.

 

Prerequisites: No previous yoga experience required.

 

Tuesdays: 11am - 12pm >> new course starting 9th August!

 

Investment: $199.00 for 6 sessions @ 60 min

 

Upcoming courses:

20th September – 25th October 2022

8th November – 13th December 2022

 
 

POSTNATAL YOGA

Stage 2: 12+ Weeks Postpartum 

Once you have successfully completed the 6-week intensive course or a similar form of early postpartum program you are ready to join us on Thursday mornings (11am-12pm). The open Postnatal Yoga class is the continuation of the Foundation program and the next step towards a regular yoga/movement practice.

The classes are based on the principles of holistic movement as practised in the 6-week program but take the Postnatal yoga practice to the next level. Expect more standing poses and longer holds as well as Kundalini yoga. 

 

Babies welcome! We are nursing & nappy changing friendly - no need to leave the class when attending to your child.

TIP: Bring your baby carrier!

 

Prerequisites: Postnatal Foundations 6-week program or similar. You already want to have a good sense of your pelvic floor and be familiar with the principles of healthy movement.

 

Thursdays: 11am - 12pm

 

Investment: $25.00/session - For more pricing options please go HERE.

 

VISIT US

INNER SMILE YOGA & HEALTH

Studio - all services

69 Blyth Street

Altona 3018

INNER SMILE YOGA & HEALTH

Beach Yoga (October - April)

corner Esplanade/Davies St

Altona 3018

ENQUIRIES:  0411 169 072  |  info@inner-smileyoga.com  |  @InnerSmileYoga

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