Just for Mama Yoga
Reclaim your body after birth!
Birth is one of the hardest, most incredible challenges a woman can ever undergo. It’s a big journey, both physically, mentally…and emotionally too. Whether you’ve recently had a baby or it’s been a few years, this class will help you strengthen and connect to your pelvic floor muscles.
Class will also focus on toning the rectus abdominus (deep core muscles) that reduce the “mummy tummy” across the mid-section. Diastasis recti, a weakening of the connective tissue between the six pack muscles, is also a common after-effect of pregnancy. When too much intra abdominal pressure is placed on these tummy muscles, the facia, or connective tissue starts to stretch and weaken, creating a gap down the centre line of your belly. Just for Mama Yoga classes work with this “team” of muscles (the pelvic floor, core and diastasis recti) to help connect and heal the abdomen.
Settling into your postpartum self can also be difficult to navigate. Finding support within a community of other mamas can help ease this very important transition.
Come to quiet the mind, find a great stretch and open the discussion around post-natal care, using breath and movement to help balance your emotional and physical self.
Benefits of Just for Mama Yoga
- Realign the spine
- Relieve stiffness in the shoulders
- Expand breathing
- Detoxify body
- Promote hormonal balance
- Relieve and help avoid post natal depression
- Nurture yourself
- Promote overall well being
Spaces are limited so please pre-register to hold a spot! These classes are open to anyone who has given birth and requires no previous yoga experience. We look forward to having you join us in this caring and supportive space.
Classes are held at 2739 Murray Street, Port Moody (upper level studio at Innovative Fitness, across from Rocky Point Park). Programs run back to back and prices are pro-rated for late entries.
– 8 class series = $112
– Drop in rate/class = $18
Got a Friend? DISCOUNT
- Bring 1 friend and you both receive 10% off all packages on your first purchase (use promo code: double10)
- Bring 2 friends and you all receive 20% off packages purchased on your first order (use promo code: tripple20)
*Orders must be purchased together on one bill. Promo code can only be used once per group. Discount only applicable for Just for Mama Yoga (does not include Babe & Me or Prenatal Yoga).
Mondays from 8:00pm – 9:00pm
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Your ‘yoga chaperone’ for Just for Mama Yoga
I attended my first yoga class at the age of 16 at a local community centre. I was immediately drawn to the practice by the fusion of body, mind and breath in a challenging and rewarding exercise. After my first 40 day challenge in the spring of 2010, I was hooked on yoga and began to practice on a daily basis. I pursued my yoga career by attending the 200hr Yoga Alliance teacher training in the summer of 2011.
In my class you can expect a focus on pranayama and deepening the connection with your body through the breath. Come ready to play, laugh, relax and rejuvenate your body through deep breathing and lots of stretching. I encourage my students to listen to their bodies, while simultaneously testing their limits and growing both in a physical and mental capacity.
When not practicing yoga, I spend my time outdoors. You can often catch me hiking around Buntzen lake, skiing or snowboarding at the local mountains or rock climbing and paddle boarding in the summertime. I truly believe that the practice of yoga, mindfulness and meditation can enhance all other activities and aspects of life.