Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga has numerous benefits. It can relieve many of the aches and issues that normally occur during this time, as well as providing greater ease in the delivery.


Emotions and stress influence the baby and the mother. Now is the time to slow down and tune inward to you and your growing baby. Your body will be going through a lot of changes, and we will prepare the body and mind for what is to come by for instance:

  • work on body awareness to protect the back as weight and hormones changes your body, your balance etc.

  • increasing strength in legs and upper body to carry the increasing weight to come

  • learn about and practice breathing in a way that will help you in the delivery process

  • learn about the pelvic floor, perennial muscles, and the deeper pelvic muscles - the importance of training these in order to be able to participate more consciously in the birthing process, and to recover faster after delivery. Some of the more specific benefits from this are: to avoid urinary incontinence for as long as possible, to avoid vaginal and uterine prolapse or perennial tear etc.

We will also have lots of time in nice relaxing postures that relieve tension, swellings etc. The way Yoga combines breath, movement and awareness is ideal to prepare for the birthing process over time.

 

Maria draws on her experience as a Mindfulness teacher as well, and offers many tools from the world of Mindfulness that can be great also off the mat during pregnancy as stress-relief, to be more present and enjoy the time no matter what it may offer, build self-confidence, prepare for uncertainty, accept whatever is and might be, and as specific tool to use during delivery, to reduce pain sensation, empower, etc.

Independent on how far you have come in your pregnancy Maria will give you the adaptations you need, so all trimesters and stages are welcome.

Maria is certified to teach prenatal Yoga, and has additional specializations through Yoga Medicine such as Prenatal Theraputics and Prenatal Myofacial Release.

Always book the class upfront as there are limited spots available.

 

We kindly ask you to clarify with your healthcare provider that it's ok for you to practice yoga prior to attending any of the classes. Please also inform Maria of any health condition/issues you may have or specific messages your doctors have given upfront so she can help make the necessary adaptations for your individual needs and safe practice. 

You are welcome to join us!

If you are following a Prenatal yoga course with Maria, she is also offering birth preparation workshops for those that are in the third trimester. There you will learn more about how yoga can be used as a tool more specifically during the delivery: specific positions how, when, and why they can be useful, and specific tips and tricks to prepare for birth together with the dad, or your birthing partner.

When & where

The weekly in-person classes are currently not available, but online classes are coming soon.

 

If you are pregnant and want to be followed up by Maria straight away, please contact her for private classes online. In-person classes in Milan or Oslo may be available - contact for availability and questions.

 

Check out her Facebook page as well for pop-up classes and events.

Previous classes - when & where

Maria teaches prenatal Yoga classes twice a week, it is up to you if you want to join once or twice a week. However, we recommend twice a week as more regular yoga practice during pregnancy has more benefits.

The classes takes place:

  • Mondays 17.30-18.30PM

  • Wednesdays 12.20-13-20PM

at the beautiful studio of

 

Yoga Aventino

Via delle Terme Deciane, 10,

00153 Roma RM, Italia

Maria’s classes really helped me during my pregnancy,

I really enjoyed her prenatal yoga classes and felt the benefits after each class.

She is very sweet and knowledgeable and gave us useful tips for labour which I could apply.

Her classes were well prepared and very complete. Her adjustments during the class were perfect.

We used Mindfulness, breathing techniques, asanas and hypnobirthing.

On the workshop for couples she gave us useful tools for us and our partners and we really appreciated it.

I would highly recommend her.

Thanks Maria for being an amazing teacher!

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— Loli, prenatal yoga teacher & student