Place Category: YOGA & PILATES
Jax Prenatal Yoga classes are taught by seasoned prenatal yoga instructor, Michelle Baur. Michelle has over 20 years experience in the health & fitness field, over 10 years teaching prenatal yoga, is a trained Doula and homebirthing mom of 3 kids. Throughout Michelle’s classes, there is a constant reminder to the moms that their body is very strong and very wise. Their body was made for this, and it knows what it is doing. There is a strong focus on releasing fears and anxieties surrounding pregnancy and birth, while learning to embrace this journey as they find confidence within themselves to birth their babies with courage and ultimately achieve the birth they desire.
During pregnancy, many women turn to Prenatal Yoga as a way to stay healthy and to help them prepare for the birth of their baby. During class, women work on strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and stability, while focusing on breath and relaxation. Prenatal Yoga is safe and gentle enough for women at all stages of pregnancy, whether they are newly pregnant or due any day. The class is designed to be effective for all levels of fitness, from the beginner to the advanced. As the body changes throughout a woman’s pregnancy, so will the poses and movements during their class. Modifications are shown during each Prenatal Yoga class to provide alternatives to each pose. Participants can adjust the class to meet their own needs, while working with their ever-changing body. Throughout the class, women listen to their body above all and work within their own limitations.
Prenatal Yoga gives women the time to block out all distractions and focus only on their body and on their baby. This quiet time helps women prepare not only physically, but also mentally for the sacred event of their baby’s birth. Women learn to focus on their deep, relaxing breath; a breathing technique that they can use during their labor and birth. Women also learn to fully relax the body and mind which can aid in a much easier and enjoyable childbirth.
By taking Prenatal Yoga with Michelle, moms in all stages of pregnancy can safely work on strength, endurance, flexibility and balance while practicing breath, relaxation and practical birthing techniques.
Classes are held at Bay & Bee on Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville. See website for details.