Women can get all the benefits of pregnancy yoga at Baystate Medical Center with two six-week classes – Prenatal Yoga and Postnatal Yoga with Baby – returning to the hospital by popular demand.
Classes begin June 18
Both classes will be held on Mondays for six weeks from June 18 to July 23 in the hospital’s Chestnut 2 Conference Room. Prenatal Yoga will begin at 6 pm and Postnatal Yoga with Baby begins at 4 pm.
The event is sponsored by Baystate's Childbirth Parent Education department.
As part of Prenatal Yoga, participants will use postures, breathing techniques and meditation to help ease pregnancy aches. It will prepare the body for delivery and improve chances for a smoother recovery. The class creates strength, focus, flexibility and awareness through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman’s needs. The class will also focus on empowering mothers-to-be and help create a strong foundation of confidence when labor begins.
In Postnatal Yoga with Baby, mothers will learn how to partake in exercise, while connecting with their baby. It offers them an opportunity to bond with their baby, strengthen muscles that were affected in pregnancy/labor and stretch all of motherhood’s new aches and pains. Participants will learn breathing techniques to calm the mind and bring energy to the body.
How much will it cost?
The cost to attend is $12 per class or $60 for a full six-week session. Participants are asked to bring a pillow and blanket for extra support.
Baystate Parent Education provides education and support for expectant parents and families including breastfeeding resources, childbirth and breastfeeding classes, infant care and keeping baby safe classes, babysitter academy and grandparents class. The department also offers several groups that support new parents and families after the birth of their baby, and has a New Beginnings program, which provides postpartum education and support in a “whole family” approach.
For more information, see www.baystatehealth.org/parented or call (413) 794-5515. Please visit the baystatehealth.org event calendar for more information about classes and events.
Register for Prenatal Yoga
Register for Postnatal Yoga with Baby