Prenatal Yoga Class In Minneapolis

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga Classes

Pregnancy is an amazing time too connect the mind, body and spirit through yoga.  My yoga practice started prior to my pregnancy, but grew in amazing ways through my pregnancy, postnatally and as a mother.  My practice teaches me daily how to be the best mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend I can be, every day! Everything is related, everything overlaps.  The mindfulness we practice on our mats, carries into every aspect of our lives. Yoga helps me be a better me.

In prenatal yoga we learn breath, balance, calm, and surrender.  We learn how to trust our bodies, our intuition, and believe in the capabilities of our bodies. Yoga is so much more than a downward facing dog, or a warrior pose, it’s hard to put words around the benefits until you experience it for yourself.  Being challenged both physically and mentally, allowing the mind to fully clear from what doesn’t serve us, and then basking in the bliss of savasna, the final resting posture where you get to lay, completely relaxed, and absorb everything good you gave to yourself.  Truly there is nothing like it. Read our prenatal yoga testimonials to hear from other women in your community.

I offer prenatal yoga classes Wednesdays in St. Louis Park from 6-7pm and Saturdays in Minneapolis from 10-11:15am. You can register online at YogaCenter or drop-in!

So let’s get specific…..
These are all the things that prenatal yoga can do for YOUR body;

    1. connects you to baby
    2. reduces stress
    3. reduces swelling
    4. improves sleep
    5. energizes tired muscles
    6. builds strength and stamina
    7. improves heart health
    8. calms our busy minds
    9. improves digestion
    10. improves alignments
    11. reduces aches and pains
    12. tones muscles
    13. maintains flexibility
    14. practice breath work
    15. connect the mind & body
    16. opens and tones pelvic muscles
    17. improves circulation
    18. improves mood
    19. reduces leg cramps
    20. fosters better posture
    21. increases energy
    22. prepares us for labor and delivery
    23. shortens labor
    24. improves recovery
    25. meet other Mom’s and playmates. connect with others like you in an amazing community!

Trust your prenatal yoga instructor, like you trust your birth professionals.  I have studied prenatal & postnatal yoga since 2004. In addition to my formal yoga training, I completed Birth Doula training, and have been honored to attend the births of some my students.

In 2010 I began teaching other teachers how to teach Prenatal Yoga, after writing a Prenatal Teacher Training Program, which I teach along with Jennifer Gray at Yoga Center.  The Prenatal Practice is very different from a usual yoga class, there are many modifications from a regular class, seek out a class that fosters your pregnancy in all of it’s amazing stages, with someone you trust!!

I teach yoga pregnancy classes and workshops at Yoga Center in Minnesota.  Check my schedule page for current class offerings.


Teacher Jennifer Colletti with Prenatal Yoga class

Photo credit to Zane Taylor 

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