Ballarat Yoga - Prenatal Yoga is here!
Yoga with us
what is yoga?
Yoga originated in ancient India and is a group of practises for the body, mind and spirit. In today’s modern world, yoga mostly refers to the practise of asanas which are physical postures and movements. These flowing movements are put into a sequence for a class and incorporate awareness and use of your breath and mindfulness. There are many different types of yoga and all come from the postures of Hatha yoga. Here in our beautiful purpose-built studio we call OASIS, we offer gentle flow classes and coming soon, Yoga for athletes.
We believe that you have a greater opportunity for the best health outcomes if the communication between your teachers/instructors and your treating therapist is made easy and all under one roof. So we created it! The space has been thoughtfully designed with ease of access a priority, natural light and space so you don’t feel jammed in next to the people next to you.
is yoga for you?
Yoga here in our OASIS studio is a great place to start and try yoga for the first time. Our teachers can modify any pose to suit you and your needs. You will also find the classes suitable if you are an experienced yoga student. Coming soon we have a new class specifically designed for athletes too. You can see our class types here and our OASIS timetable here.
Term 3 Prenatal Yoga
These classes encourage & teach you practices that instil relaxation, body & breathe awareness; connection to heart, mind & baby whilst harnessing your inner & outer strength. Practice includes yoga postures, meditation, relaxation & breath work, active birth education PLUS a small community of women on a similar journey. Our 9 week block allows you to progress and build from any level during the term.
What you can expect in these classes:
A safe environment that supports women with pregnancy related symptoms, aches & pains
The space to centre & connect with the process of pregnancy & this transition of change
Preparation for birth - physically, mentally & emotionally, whilst building your own birth 'toolkit' for labour
Enhanced awareness & connection with the pregnant body whilst assisting to reduce & where possible eliminate the discomforts that can arise during pregnancy
Instils mindful & well-being practices that women can utilise through to parenting
A community of women where excitement & fears can be discussed, shared & supported
Learn exercises for home practice to continue strengthening, stretching & nurturing the body; assisting in return to exercise post child birth
Please wear loose clothes to enable movement & comfort, bring water & any snacks required such as nuts, banana to nibble on during class.
Suitable for women from 12 weeks* to delivery, no yoga experience is necessary.
If you have any concerns about your physical ability to practice yoga during your pregnancy then please book an assessment with our physiotherapist Jacqui here
*Women wishing to practice yoga in their first trimester are welcome to contact Lauren directly to discuss via email: firstname.lastname@example.org