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ARE YOU EXPECTING?
LOOKING FOR PRENATAL YOGA?
BALI MAMA'S HERE FOR YOU!
Below are some of the commonly asked questions.
If you have more question feel free to contact us.
I am pregnant. Should I start doing yoga?Yes definitely, but if you are new to yoga, we recommend that you take the begginer practice, which focusing on breathing and some gentle movement. These classes are very safe and are appropriate for any stage of pregnancy, please consult with your midwife or obstretician. See further below if you have previous experience of yoga. Do bear in mind that the first trimester (12 weeks) is the most delicate stage of the pregnancy as the placenta is not fully established and the risk of miscarriage is greatest. Although it is extremely unlikely that pregnancy yoga would be the cause of a miscarriage. You can also safely attend our Pranayama & Meditation, Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra classes as they are mostly focused on rest, breathing and meditation. Do remember that whilst you are pregnant, it is not a good idea to attempt to expand your practice, physically at least, but you can maintain it.
I've done lots of yoga before. Can I do other yoga besides prenatal yoga?We still recommend you wait until you have had your 12 week scan and have been approved to exercise by your doctor or midwife. The first trimester is the most delicate stage of the pregnancy as the placenta is not fully established and the risk of miscarriage is greatest. There are some classes which are not suitable for pregnant women, and some teachers that do not accept pregnant women in their classes. Classes that are unsuitable are Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga yoga, because they are high heat practices. Yin yoga is not suitable as it risks over-stretching ligaments and often involves deep forward bends which compress the abdomen as well as long-held, contraindicated supine or inverted positions. If you have an established yoga practice, Slow Flow and some Iyengar could be the options: speak to the teacher beforehand. They can advise you and give you suitable modifications. Pilates is not suitable during pregnancy, unless it is specifically Pregnancy Pilates because your abdominal muscles need to lengthen, rather than draw in during pregnancy.
Can I attend online classes?If you are a COMPLETE BEGINNER or NEW TO YOGA, we only advise to attend Restorative and Yoga Nidra classes. Due to the lack of direct physical interaction between teacher and students, only a selection of classes are recommended. If you are familiar with yoga, you are past the 12th week scan and have been given the green light from the midwife/GP and your pregnancy has no complications, then you can refer to the guide below:
I just had a baby. Can I attend online class?Our Prenatal yoga classes are suitable postnatally. It is preferable you attend classes at least 6 weeks after the birth, and with the green light from nurse/health visitor/GP/gyneacologist/physio. Please make sure that if the birth involved Caesarean section, tears, or any complications and scarring, you have healed enough to practise mild forms of exercise: always check with your nurse/health visitor/GP/gyneacologist/physio if unsure.
Do you offer private yoga sessions?Yes we offer 1:1 sessions! Please contact us with a little more about yourself and what you are looking for. Let us know if you are new to yoga or if you are looking to address any particular practice time by time. Home visit is available and this shall be arranged. Transport price will be added it depends on where is your location in Bali.
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