Find ease and comfort in your pregnancy. Prepare your body and mind for labor and childbirth.
During a time of constant change, comfort can be found in something steady. Yoga offers just that. Steadiness, strength, support, relaxation, and a sense of calm in the ever changing beauty of growing a new life inside you. Whether you have been practicing yoga for years or are just discovering (or rediscovering) yoga now, this is a practice that nourishes your body and mind so that you can keep nourishing your baby.
Throughout your pregnancy a regular yoga practice gifts you with:
- Increased energy and mood
- Improved posture and balance
- Helps to alleviate stress and let go of worry
- Prepares you for the physical demands of childbirth and mothering by strengthening and toning muscles and building endurance
- Helps you sleep more soundly
- Aids in a faster and easier recovery postpartum and is also said to shorten labor and birth itself
These classes are also a safe space to connect with other like-minded women and share in experiences, build life-long friendships and share and find resources.
All levels of yogis and all stages of pregnancy welcome.
Aja Lefebvre has been teaching yoga at The Studio since 2012. Her recent experience moving through pregnancy, childbirth and becoming a mom inspired her to dive deeper into the study of pre and postnatal yoga and landed her in an in-depth 85 hour Teacher Training at Amala Prenatal in Chicago. It also showed her what a huge impact her yoga practice had on being comfortable in pregnancy and confident and prepared for labor and birth.
Her relationship with her midwife inspired her to want to cultivate more resources for women moving through this season of life. She is excited to build a community of mamas and mamas-to-be here at The Studio to share in the experiences, joy and even the not so glamorous things about pregnancy, birth, postpartum and motherhood.
Aja also offers Private Prenatal Yoga Sessions for those looking to work one-on-one and/or for those who may be moving through something specific that may need more focused and personalized attention. (Can be used for Postnatal Sessions as well.)
This series runs each month so you can easily roll into the next session. There will be a Restorative/Yoga Nidra practice the third week of each series. Other than that, class themes are rotating (meaning it will not be the same four themes/sequences in consecutive sessions).
- Thursdays 6:30-7:45pm (group discussion + yoga)
Thursday, September 29th – Thursday, October 20thSign up for the full October Session or, select the dates you would like to drop-in
Thursday, October 27th – Thursday, November 17thSign up for the full November Session or, select the dates you’d like to drop-in
Thursday, December 1st – Thursday, December 22ndSign up for the full December Session or, select the dates you’d like to drop-in
Thursday, December 29th – Give it a try for only $12! (originally $25)
Special Drop-in Week Rates: $12 early bird before December 14th, $17 thereafterSign up for the discounted ‘Drop-in’ week
The Studio Downtown (625 Williamson Street)
Members: $55/session Early Bird, $65 thereafter
Non-Members: $70/session Early Bird, $80 thereafter
Drop-in: Interested in trying out the classes or can only make a few a month? Drop-in for $25/class.
Early bird deadline is October 12th for the November Session.
Early bird deadline is November 16th for the December Session.
Early bird deadline is December 14th for ‘Drop-in Week’.
*Cancellations that occur more than 14 days from program date will be charged a $20 cancellation/administrative fee. Cancellations less than 14 days of program date will receive a 50% refund – any cancellations within 48 hours or less of program date will not be refunded.