Prenatal Yoga Circle

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Prenatal Yoga Circle

For more information or to register, Contact Cortney

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why prenatal yoga? Prenatal Yoga is relaxing, supportive, and nourishing for you and your growing baby. In this unique 5-week series, we will use gentle flowing movement, guided relaxation, discussion and breath work to stretch, strengthen, explore and celebrate your pregnancy and growing baby (or babies!) and prepare your body, mind and soul for labor, birth, the postpartum period and parenting.  We will practice breath awareness techniques to cope with discomfort and learn positions to facilitate ease and relaxation during labor and birth.  Prenatal yoga can improve your sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and decrease lower back pain and nausea during pregnancy, while also reducing the risk of preterm labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and other complications.

what is a prenatal yoga circle? how is this different than weekly prenatal yoga classes? Committing to a multi-week series with the same group of women adds depth to and enhances your experience.  Each week will have a group asana and pranayama (yogic movement and breathing) practice similar to what you would find in weekly prenatal yoga classes AND the benefits of a committed group of women intentionally creating and developing a sacred space together with meaningful and honest discussion, emotion, celebration, and support.  Classes will build on each other, and be uniquely tailored to the needs and experiences of the group. You will leave the series with simple home practices to continue throughout your pregnancy, additional community and personal resources and a new community of friends.

additional info: This class is appropriate for women in any stage of pregnancy, with any level of yoga experience, and for first time and experienced mothers alike.

yoga teacher and mentor: 

cortney head shot forumCortney Seltman is a mother of two, a BIRTHING FROM WITHIN® Mentor, a trained doula, and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) trained in EmbodiYoga.  Cortney has taught prenatal yoga at Yoga on the Square and Shining Light Prenatal Education, and facilitates Birth Art workshops and sessions for mothers-to-be.  She has supported women and their families through pregnancy, labor and birth at home, in a birth center, and in hospitals.  She believes strongly that every woman and every family deserves to feel supported and nourished throughout the physical, spiritual, and emotional transformation of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting, and knows from her own experience that it is invaluable (and a lot more fun!) to walk the path of pregnancy and mothering in deep community with family and friends.

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 Cortney is also available to teach private, semi-private, and group prenatal yoga classes. Please contact Cortney for more information.