Prenatal Yoga

Winter 2018

6 week session starting soon - dates to be confirmed 

To Register, contact Alli at Serenity Birth Studio 

4 Alliance Boulevard, Unit 10



$75 for 6 weeks 

Testimonial - March 2015

Baby is here!  It?s a girl!  She joined our family on March 12, weighing 7lbs 11oz.  She is perfect!

I was in labour for about 13 hours start to finish.   Was definitely grateful for the couples classes we did - I was having back labour and my husband was a champion, he did the pushing on my back/hips for many hours and it really helped during the contractions.  I did it without any drugs, just a little gas in the middle.

Thanks again for the classes!

Meaghan, Barrie


Please check with your doctor/midwife before beginning Prenatal Yoga

Pregnancy is a wonderful time to begin or continue your Yoga practice, Prenatal Yoga helps you to; 

  • Connect with your changing body and with baby
  • Be fully present through your pregnancy
  • Bring more awareness to pelvis, pelvic floor, cervix and birth canal in preparation for birthing
  • Gently stretch muscles to give more room for baby to grow
  • Help reduce nausea, morning sickness and mood swings
  • Relieve edema (fluid retention) and cramping which can be quite common in the last months.
  • Increase flexibility and strength to prepare you for labor and birth
  • Relax by using different breathing techniques (pranayama) and visualisations
  • Boost energy and lessen fatigue
  • Enhance strength and confidence
  • Reduce the likelihood and need of medical intervention during delivery
  • Meet other new Moms-to-be 

We will invite partners to join you for the last class to have some fun with couple's yoga and to practice some labour positions. We will incorporate practicing meditations, visualisations and will get to know about relaxation and how the breath can help on the big day. Doula (birth coach), Deb Bowser will be part of this session to answer any questions you may have and will share useful tools for you both to use on the baby's birth-day.

Dawn Balfour has been practicing Yoga for more than 16 years. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Comprehensive Yoga Therapist and completed her Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Esther Meyers Studio in Toronto in 2007 and loves to teach this class.

She began teaching Prenatal Yoga during her first pregnancy in 2007 which helped her deal with nausea and intense morning sickness. She then maintained her practice through her second pregnancy in 2009/10 and believes in the benefits of starting or continuing your practice through pregnancy and beyond. 

Please Note.....

It is advisable to wait until the second trimester to begin Prenatal yoga

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • Bring a pillow and a blanket
  • Avoid eating a big meal before prenatal yoga
  • Feel free to bring antacids and water






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