Prenatal Yoga at Pink Lotus
About our program and its benefits
The Prenatal Yoga program at our studio offers a six-week , long-class format featuring well-rounded classes for women at all levels of fitness in all stages of pregnancy. Each class offers the following:
*Yoga postures most beneficial to the ever-changing pregnant body. Postures are designed to open the pelvis, ease back pain, and reduce pressure on ligaments. They also promote strength, stamina, energy, and balance and are antidotes common discomforts during pregnancy.
*Breathing exercises—a vital part of prenatal practice—invigorate, balance, and quiet the body/mind. Various breathing techniques reduce blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension and counteract the harmful effects of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. Breathing learned in Prenatal Yoga can be utilized in all phases of pregnancy and labor, making it an invaluable tool.
*Deep, guided relaxation involving props (blankets, bolsters, eye pillows), light shoulder/neck/arm massage, soft music, and aromatherapy.
Additional benefits of Prenatal Yoga
*Prepares women physically, mentally, and emotionally for the birthing process.
*Strengthens the entire body with special focus on the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles
*Can prevent and relieve backache, water retention, fatigue, and sciatic pain.
*Helps a woman feel creative, powerful, and in control of her natural, intuitive self. Supports a relaxed, positive state of mind and boosts self-esteem.
*Reduces adrenaline, increases endorphins, lowers blood pressure, eliminates toxins, and improves circulation.
*Class helps pregnant women meet and build community. Women share their stories and feelings in a safe and supportive environment.
*Babies benefit, too. They receive increased amounts of endorphins and oxygen and are gently massaged by the mother’s movements.
Registration and payment details
*Call or email by Sept. 1st with questions and to secure your place in the program.
*Registration required. Minimum enrollment for series to form: 5. Maximum: 10.
About the instructor
Marcia Camino leads the Prenatal Yoga program and is founder and director of Pink Lotus Yoga. She has practiced yoga for nine years and has studied with masters Amrit Desai, Rodney Yee, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, and Paul and Suzee Grilley and has studied Prenatal Yoga through the Aura Wellness Center located in Attleboro, MA.
Marcia has taught over 1,200 hours of yoga since becoming certified in 2004. She is a writer of poetry and prose and plans to publish her books about yoga.