Pregnancy Classes

Pregnancy Yoga

Run by the wonderfully vibrant, warm and passionate Kelly Mittal, our pregnancy yoga classes are suitable for women who are trying to get pregnant, are currently pregnant, or have recently given birth.

With all mats, bolsters, blocks and blankets provided, we keep class sizes to a max of 10 so you are comfortable and taken care of.

When: Wednesdays @ 5:30pm & Thursdays @ 6:15pm

Cost: $20 per class (Class Passes available, click here)

Bookings: Click here or call us on 8239 0575

FAQ’s for Prenatal (Pregnancy) Yoga

What is Prenatal Yoga?

Prenatal Yoga uses postures, breathing and meditation to help ease uncomfortable symptoms during pregnancy, birth & the recovery period. The class creates strength, energy, focus, flexibility and body awareness through a gentle practice designed especially for the pregnant woman’s needs. Prenatal Yoga provides a safe, peaceful and supportive environment for expectant mothers and is a wonderful way to connect with your growing baby and also with other mums-to-be.

What are the benefits of Prenatal Yoga?

Prenatal Yoga helps decrease stress and tension in the body while building strength and endurance for pregnancy, birth and motherhood. It also aids in alleviating common discomforts of pregnancy such as lower back pain, tight neck and shoulder muscles, nausea, pelvic pain and sciatica as well as educating about the pelvic floor and how to tone this muscle. Breathing techniques are taught which help with relaxation & tension release but are also useful for birth and the journey into motherhood. Prenatal Yoga also gives you the space and opportunity to connect to your baby and to start to tune in and connect with your own innate wisdom.

When is it safe to start yoga?

From 12 weeks onwards. The first trimester is a fragile time when the baby is developing & the placenta is attaching to the uterus wall. Gentle walking & meditation is best during this time

How long can I practice yoga for during my pregnancy?

Many women attend class past their due date! As long as you feel fine, you are welcome to come as long as you want. It is perfectly safe for you & bub to do yoga right up to your birth & many mums report that it helps to keep them relaxed & focused during this time. You are of course welcome (& encouraged!) to continue classes after birth.

Do I need to notify the teacher of any health concerns before practising?

Yes, you must always inform the teacher of any health concerns. If you have a low lying placenta (especially placenta praevia), gestational hypertension, incompetent cervix or have had bleeding please get the consent of your medical provider before starting Prenatal Yoga. All your information will be kept confidential. The information which you provide will help the teacher to adapt the class suitably to your needs.

I’ve never done yoga before, can I join the class?

Yes, of course! No prior yoga experience is necessary.  For many women, the first time they do yoga is when they are pregnant, so you won’t be alone! Pregnancy is a wonderful time to start your yoga journey since your focus is naturally turned more inwards and many women are more in tune with their body during this time.

What do I wear?

Comfortable clothes. Even if it’s your trackies & an old t-shirt! The most important thing is that you are comfortable and are in clothes you can move in.

Do I need to bring a mat?

Mats, bolsters, blocks and blankers are provided at Clarity, but if you have your own familiar mat, you are more than welcome to bring it along.

Click here to book in to a Prenatal Yoga class

If it is within 12 hours of the class time, please call us on 8239 0575 to confirm your spot


Pregnancy Pilates (Mat)

 

When: Wednesdays @ 11:15am

Cost: $25 per class (Class Passes available, click here)

Bookings: Click here or call us on 8239 0575

 

Meet your teacher, Jess Bruhn:

Jess has been practicing pilates for 15 years and continued through all 3 of her pregnancies.  After the birth of her third child Jess completed her Certificates 3 and 4 in Personal training but upon completion realised there was so much she didn’t know about movement and felt that this style of exercise did not stimulate her like her personal Pilates practice. This led her to completing her Certifications in both Mat and Equipment Pilates.

She is passionate about working with pre and postnatal women as she knows first hand the benefits of a mobile spine and strong pelvis whilst pregnant. What drew Jess to teaching her favourite form of exercise was how it continues to stimulate her mummy brain.

No clients or classes are ever the same whether working rehab with specific goals to achieve, teaching beginners how to be aware of their body or going hard in an advanced class it is never the same and she feels the clients feel that passion and enthusiasm for this method.

Click here to book in to a Prenatal Pilates class

If it is within 12 hours of the class time, please call us on 8239 0575 to confirm your spot