Pregnancy Yoga Gold coast

PRENATAL/pregnancy YOGA CLASSES ON THE GOLD COAST

What yoga can i do while pregnant?

We welcome mums-to-be into all of our yoga and barre classes. We recommend checking with your doctor before beginning any new forms of exercise. 

Start off with Hello Yoga and Slow Yoga. Even if you have plenty of yoga experience, we encourage you to start with our slower classes to get familiar with the changes in your body and take time to connect inward. 

If you feel like picking up the intensity, Flow Yoga, Grow Yoga and Barre can take you there. Just be sure to listen to your body and rest when you need to, it is important not to overheat. 

There will be some exercises/ poses that should be avoided throughout pregnancy. Our teachers will be able to guide you around these and give alternatives where needed. In general, avoid any movements that compress your belly or require strong abdominal activation (Lying prone, closed twists, crunches etc). 

If any movements make you uncomfortable, or dizzy, take a moment to rest. Pregnancy is not a time to push through discomfort, you have enough going on! 

If you are looking for ways to relax the body and calm the mind, Yin Yoga and Meditation are amazing practices to have with you through your pregnancy journey. 

We do not recommend mat pilates (Pilates and Pilates Power) during pregnancy. 

Classes servicing our local community including Hope Island, Oxenford, Paradise Point, Sanctuary Cove, Coomera, Upper Coomera, Pacific Pines, Pimpama, Runaway Bay, Nerang, Maudsland, Coombabah.

 

 

Suggested pregnancy friendly classes at Floating Lotus Studio:
 
Hello Yoga

This class will help you build the foundations of a stable yoga practice. You will learn safe alignment in common yoga postures and how to breathe through your practice to release tension and increase mobility and stability. Our teachers provide step-by-step verbal description and frequent demonstration with a sprinkle of yoga philosophy, adding purpose to your practice. This class is perfect if you are new to yoga, or if you want to go back to basics to deepen your understanding of the practice.

Flow Yoga

This energising class style focuses on the unification of movement and breath. You will be guided through a steadily paced flow of constant movement with breath queues. This will enliven and warm your body, releasing any blockages while helping you build both strength and flexibility. You will develop greater mind-body awareness as you move fluidly from posture to posture. This class is particularly beneficial if you are looking to deepen your understanding of how your breath affects wellbeing. All while toning up and gaining mobility, strength and grace.

Grow Yoga

This dynamic class style will challenge you in a safe and supportive environment to facilitate growth in your practice. You will be inspired to explore your body’s capabilities with an in-depth focus on correct alignment and muscle activation. Different options are always provided by our teachers when moving to more challenging postures. We encourage you to listen to your body and take the option that best suits you. This class is great for anyone looking for a fun physical and mental challenge. You do not need to be an experienced yogi, just come along with an open mind, tap into your inner child and gain a greater understanding of what you are truly capable of!

Slow Yoga

This low intensity class style focuses on releasing tightness and tension in your body to help increase mobility and flexibility. You will leave feeling stretched, relaxed and rejuvenated. The slower pace of this class allows you the space to cultivate deeper awareness of your movement and breathing patterns, encouraging you to release any habits that are no longer serving. This class is fantastic for anyone looking to reduce stress and anxiety, to recover from injury, or for a perfect compliment to any strength training regime.

Yin Yoga

This practice targets the connective tissue of the body, fascia, which is often missed in more active styles of movement, as the body needs to be cool. Stretching the fascia will help you to increase joint mobility, flexibility and circulation. Yin postures are passive and mostly floor-based allowing you to completely surrender and disengage muscular effort. Postures are generally held for 3-5 minutes at a time using a number of props to maximise comfort. Long holds can be both physically and mentally challenging, requiring you to search for stillness in both mind and body. This stillness calms the mind and body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

Barre

These classes are a full body workout that fuse the best elements of ballet, Pilates, sports conditioning and stretching for a truly unique and fun experience. With the support of a ballet barre you will flow through a sequence of exercises ranging from smaller movements to isolate specific muscle groups to larger movements to get your heart pumping. This class is fantastic for building long, lean muscle and getting those good endorphins running!

Meditation

This is a practice of concentrated focus to promote relaxation, reduce stress and increase awareness of the present moment. The point of focus for our classes is a guided visualisation that will lead you on a journey inward, enhancing personal and spiritual growth. Some of the many benefits of Meditation include increased memory, focus, communication abilities, tolerance and emotional stability. Recent research shows that a regular meditation practice may slow age related thinning of the frontal cortex, leading to longer lasting executive functioning.

Are the yoga classes near me?

Our Gold Coast Yoga Classes service our local community including Hope Island, Oxenford, Paradise Point, Coomera, Upper Coomera, Pacific Pines, Pimpama, Runaway Bay, Nerang, Maudsland, Coombabah.

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