Online Postpartum Yoga

Congratulations on the birth of your babe!

Now what?

  • You’re feeding your babe constantly.
  • Maybe your body feels foreign.
  • Were you "cleared" for exercise six-weeks postpartum, but everything feels weird?
  • And what’s going on with your vagina/pelvic floor?

Come explore these questions (with your little!) in postpartum yoga.

Your postpartum period is as much about your healing as it is about your baby’s health and well-being.

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NOTE:
Pelvic rehabilitation is an essential component of this healing. 50% of birthing people have some degree of pelvic dysfunction after the age of 50. Pelvic dysfunction is common, but not normal. It does not have to be this way. By focusing on gentle and functional rehabilitation of the pelvic, abdominal, and trunk muscles after childbirth, you lay the foundation for healthy movement and recovery for years to come.

So what do we do in postpartum yoga?

  • 1 Get to know your new pelvis! Learn about your musculature, function, and pelvic habits (breathing, bladder and bowel control, exercise)
  • 2 Understand the famous kegel! What, when, why, how, is this necessary…. (spoiler: NO, it's not!)
  • 3 Learn about diastasis recti or ‘abdominal separation’? What is this and how do I address it?
  • 4 Practice a specific vocabulary of yoga postures and breathing techniques selected to be safe and helpful for the postpartum body.
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Please Note:
While you will gain fitness and strength, it is not a ‘fitness’ class. The goal is to help establish habits that support pelvic floor health and comfort. Integrated pelvic floor muscles are the foundation of healthy movement. This class is designed to help you heal following childbirth so that you can get back to the activities you love more safely and comfortably.

These are our goals. Our actual class contains SEVERAL INFANTS (babies who are not yet walking are welcome). It’s controlled chaos. It’s fun, informative, and non-judgemental. The amount of ‘yoga’ we accomplish depends on the day.

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NOTE:

Statistically, both yoga classes and spaces for new parents are exclusive. My ethical convictions (and the yogic teachings) fuel my commitment to equity and inclusion. It is my deepest aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment. This class is open to birthing parents of all races and genders, including trans and gender non-conforming folks. While all kinds of parents are welcome, this class focuses on rehabbing the body following childbirth. If this class is cost-prohibitive, please reach out and we will work together to find a solution.