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PREGNANCY YOGA 

           

Congratulations!
 
 
You are embarking on an amazingly special journey, whether it is your 1st or 5th baby, each pregnancy is unique and very special
 
The weekly pregnancy yoga class is open to all expectant mothers past their first trimester
(on and after 14 weeks of pregnancy)
 
Classes are designed to be rejuvenating and also incorporate some meditation, relaxation and restorative yoga, leaving your body and mind relaxed, calm
and focused
 
                         
                         
                         
            Antoinette is a mother to two children
           
                         
                         
            She is a Certified Pregnancy Yoga  
           
            teacher with Yoga Therapy Ireland             
            and is recognised by Yoga Alliance            
                         
                         
            She brings her personal experience of
           
            pregnancy, labour, birth and motherhood
           
            to her classes which are a great way
           
            to prepare for your positive birth            
                         
                         

 

                     The Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga                    
                                         
                                         
               -     embrace the changes going on from week to week                    
                    in a supportive and nurturing environment                    
                                         
               -     gentle strengthening to support through pregnancy                    
                    and birth                    
                                         
               -     stretch to create space for your growing baby                    
                                         
               -     help to tone & prepare the body & mind for the                    
                    journey of the birth                    
                                         
               -     relaxation and confidence in mind and body                    
                                         
               -     learn breathing and relaxation techniques for use                    
                    during the birth                    
                                         
               -     relieves muscular aches and pelvic pain discomfort                    
                    by keeping your body strong and flexible                    
                                         
               -     improved sleep                    
                                         
               -     decreased headaches                    
                                         
               -     relieves fatigue, nausea, heartburn and back pain                    
                                         
               -     enhances blood supply, reduces fluid retention                    
                                         
               -     improves posture, balance and pelvic floor function                    
                                         
               -     share your pregnancy journey with other                    
                    mums-to-be                    
   
   
   
  The poses are gentle & accommodate the changes in the body
  as baby grows
   
  A lot of emphasis is put on breathing and relaxation which not
  only help for the labour but also in boosting energy levels &
  aiding more restful sleep
   
  Pregnancy Yoga classes are suitable for everyone regardless
  of whether or not you have practiced yoga
   
  As we are fully certified, avail of your Maternity Health Cover
  for Pregnancy Yoga (please check your policy)

 

 

 
Testimonials
 

"When I was 30 weeks pregnant I started attending pregnancy yoga with Antoinette at ZenYoga in November 2014.  Not only have I found that this class has supported me physically throughout last stage of pregnancy, I also get a great sense of connection with my baby.  

As my pregnancy nears an end, the breathing techniques were absolutely invaluable.  I felt empowered by weekly visualisations to birth my baby and that really help during my labour.  As I wanted I had a drug free birth using only yoga  and breathing.  I highly recommend ZenYoga pregnancy yoga class, as a supportive and uplifting experience for any mother to be. 

Thank you Antoinette for a wonderful experience, and being at the beginning of my yoga road."

- Daria Gerus

"I attended Zen Yoga during my pregnancy. The tailored pregnancy yoga classes were fantastic for easing the common aches and pains of pregnancy; stretching out tired muscles and helping to unwind and relax.

I also really looked forward to catching up with all the other expectant mums each week, gaining their advise and chatting about our experiences. I would highly recommend this class to any expectant mum looking to keep fit in a safe and secure environment for both mum and baby."

- Ann-Marie Deegan

"Thank you for the pregnancy yoga course.  I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it and also how much help the breathing techniques were"

- Laura Rochford

"I really enjoyed the pregnancy yoga classes: with two little ones already at home, it was a wonderful escape & allowed time to focus in on this baby & I always felt great afterwards.  Thank you!"

- Janet Kane

"I felt calm, energised and positive after each class and always slept much better afterwards. I would highly recommend Antoinette's class to expectant mums as she created a very relaxed and enjoyable class"

- Áine Murphy

"Thanks for all your help and advice, I really think the yoga helped me through the pregnancy and labour, especially as I managed a drug-free birth which I was delighted about!"

- Laura O'Reilly

"I attended Antoinette's yoga classes prior to my pregnancy and then during. I love the friendly, caring, fun and relaxed atmosphere that Antoinette creates.
I love her style of teaching and the level of yoga is perfect. I believe that practicing yoga prior to and during pregnancy definitely contributed to my great labour.

Thank you Antoinette! I'd thoroughly recommend your classes."

- Catherine Laverty

"Doing pregnancy yoga with Antoinette was such a great experience!  Antoinette is able to pitch the classes to suit every stage of pregnancy and she gives you the guidance and support to adapt the poses to suit your expanding bump.  I looked forward to the classes because they gave me a chance to step away from life’s demands for an hour and a half a week in order to focus on my pregnancy and form a bond with the baby inside. The breathing techniques we practiced really helped me during the labour and I really enjoyed having a chat and a bit of fun with other ladies in the classes who were going through the same thing!  Thanks Antoinette – I’ve already given your details to a friend who was looking to start pregnancy yoga!"

- Mairead Cervi

"After 42 weeks, our little guy finally arrived.  I can't thank you enough for what I learnt in yoga.  It honestly helped me so much through labour.  I wouldn't have been equipped otherwise and probably would have panicked.  The breathing was essential in keeping my environment calm and helped me stay in control but also I felt the poses and stretches helped prepare & flex my body.  So a big thank you!"

- Mairead Maguire