VIRTUAL – Prenatal Yoga

 

Virtual Prenatal Yoga 

Prepare for labor, birth and motherhood in our livestream Prenatal Yoga classes.

Nurture your pregnant body and growing baby with strengthening postures, essential breath work and much needed relaxation. 

We offer 6-week sessions via live-streaming with a certified and highly qualified teachers who are Moms too! 

Take a break in your day and do something for you and your ba 🙂

Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm with Courtney

January 20-February 24, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 pm 

6 weeks $75 or $15 per class

You will receive a Zoom link once you register and you can join us each week from the comfort of your home. 

Try Our Complimentary Class – January 13, 2021

Connect, breathe and move in our virtual community and feel truly supported.

Join our virtual free class with Courtney and other mamas on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. 

Secure your spot now. 

You will receive a Zoom link once you register and you can join us each week from the comfort of your home. 

 

When To Start Prenatal Yoga

There are many varying opinions on when to begin a Pre-Natal Yoga class. Some recommend waiting until the second trimester while others believe that when the woman is ready and feeling up to it, it is time. It is a decision that you make for yourself with the approval of your health care provider (doctor or midwife). We have had many women practice with us from six week to term and beyond as they move into our post natal programs.

Labor Was Such a Positive Experience Thanks to Prenatal Yoga at Balanced Life Elizabeth Shuttleworth

“I had my little guy on a Sunday morning in March – Callum, 9 lbs 11 oz. and am so in love with him already!

Thank you Balanced Life Yoga for the awesome tips I learned from yoga during my pregnancy and my birth.

I had a long labor, but it turned out to be such a positive experience. I was able to cope so much better because of some of the practices I picked up from yoga!

Plus, the baby was in such a great position I only had to push for 45 minutes. Thanks so much again to Krista and the Prenatal team at Balanced Life Yoga.” Elizabeth – Oshawa, ON

 

Prenatal Yoga Changed Everything for Me!

I am so thankJenn Prenatalful that I took the Prenatal Yoga classes at Balanced Life Yoga.

It changed everything for me! I went into labor three weeks early just after my Monday night class.

My Prenatal Yoga classes really helped me gain more confidence in myself and my birth. Thank you Krista and Balanced Life Yoga for helping me experience a beautiful moment in our lives as we welcomed Thomas James Hickey.” – Jennifer Kendry, Ajax, ON

 

From Fear to Trust

At our 12 week ultrasound with this second pregnancy, our scan showed some scary news. I had complete placenta previa. I was immediately put on pelvic rest, strict orders to not lift anything over 15lbs (impossible when your toddler weighs almost 40.) They told me if the issue did not resolve itself, it would mean an automatic csection at 38 weeks. Not the birth plan I had envisioned after having such a beautiful natural first birth. I cried for days. I felt as though my body had failed my baby, and there was nothing I could do about it. A fellow mommy recommended Balanced Life Yoga prenatal class and I started almost immediately. What your prenatal classes provided me from 12 to 38 weeks is unexplainable. Your classes allowed me to let go of the fear, to trust the journey, and trust my body. Trust that my body knew exactly what to do to bring my baby safely earth side. Whether that was via c section, or a second natural birth. I no longer felt that I had let my baby down, but rather made me feel empowered that I was growing another beautiful life.
My previa corrected itself at 25 weeks, and I was cleared for a vaginal birth. We welcomed our baby girl early this morning at 5:51am. She was born safely at home under midwife care, surrounded by those who love her most. A beautiful natural birth, just as I had planned. Just a tiny little thing weighing in at 6lbs13oz.  THANK YOU! (And all the fellow BLY mamas) for helping me find that trust and love in myself. – Emily

Awesome workshop! So glad we went. My partner, Doug and I learned a lot. I learned what to ask for and he learned what to suggest. We both learned some amazing techniques to make labouring a little easier (and to help relieve the aches and pains of third trimester pregnancy). We’re going to be practicing up until it’s go time! Thanks Krista!!! – Jennifer C., Ajax. 

My Husband and I Learned to Work as a Team
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I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed attended the pre-natal yoga classes at Balanced Life Yoga. They were always the highlight of my week during my pregnancy and many of the things the teacher explained or showed us I continued to use after class. I also cannot say enough how beneficial the prenatal partner yoga and birth prep workshop was for my labor and delivery. The techniques for my sacrum were my saving grace during my contractions! As well as the different uses for the birth ball. My husband and I worked as a great team thanks to what we learned from these amazing classes. – Prenatal Yoga Student, Ajax

And, More Success Stories

I always have loved the physicality of practicing yoga poses, but not until starting the classes at Balanced Life Yoga did I understand the mental and spiritual connection that I could have with myself, and the baby in my tummy! The teachers at the studio have shown me this side of yoga and I am so grateful. I feel more a part of my own body, the life within me, the people around me, and my surroundings. Thank you!” – Alli W., Whitby

“I had never practiced yoga before my pregnancy and I wasn't sure if it would be for me. From the first class with Krista I knew I was in the right place.  The stretches and exercises helped me to stave off the aches and discomforts of pregnancy and Krista's knowledgeable instruction and tips for day to day really helped me to feel well.  The 2UNITE Prenatal Partner Yoga and Birth Prep with Krista and Dwayne was wonderful and I found it to be more useful for labor preparation than any of the other prenatal education classes I took. The additional workshops with experts in the community also provided great supplemental learning.

Most meaningful to me was the time Krista spent with me after class answering my questions, reviewing positions and just helping to alleviate my anxieties about labor.  Thank you Krista and Balanced Life Yoga for enhancing my pregnancy experience. I can't wait to pass my six week check up so I can start Mom and Baby Yoga and Stroller Fitness!” – Jaclyn and Dani

“I really enjoyed this prenatal yoga class! By far the best prenatal yoga I have taken in Durham Region” – Ajax Prenatal Student

“I feel so much more relaxed and prepared for my first child.  I am much more comfortable with my pregnancy and prepared for the birth.” – Jennifer Hunter

“I love this class and look forward to connecting with my baby each week.  Krista is a fab teacher and I have learned so much taking pre-natal.” – Ajax Student

“Through the Pre-Natal Yoga sessions I gained the confidence I didn't have during my first pregnancy to want and have an all natural delivery for the birth of my second son. I also learned breathing techniques and special poses for pain management during labor as well as I was able to support my body contributing to a very healthy pregnancy. I know the pre-natal classes I took at Balanced Life Yoga played a huge role in my successful delivery of Jackson, it was a quick six hours and all natural. I find it truly amazing that I even attended a Pre-Natal class with Krista five hours before my water broke.” – Danna, Ajax.

“I just wanted to say thank you so much to Krista and Balanced Life Yoga for helping me to make it through my pregnancy and subsequent labour as smoothly as possible. I took prenatal yoga classes with Krista throughout my first and second trimester and then continued my yoga practice at home for the third trimester. Five weeks after giving birth I am back to my pre pregnancy weight. I feel great!” – Shani, Ajax.

“My experience with the Mom and Baby Yoga and Stroller Fit classes have been great experiences! Shawna, Krista, Norma and Rachel, are amazing people and it has been such a joy to meet everyone! We have created new memories with the staff and the lovely moms and babies who we have taken classes with, I can't wait to continue my yoga journey through the Balanced Life Yoga studio, and hopefully during my next pregnancy! Thanks for everything!!” – Justine C., Oshawa

“Balanced Life Yoga has been a huge part of my journey through Motherhood – nurturing my physical and emotional health through my pregnancy. I have always enjoyed yoga and have practiced it for many years; however, I had never felt so connected with my body through yoga practice than when I began prenatal yoga there. My husband and I participated in their prenatal partner yoga and we carried what we learned all the way through to labour and delivery. When praised by my nurse for doing a great job breathing, I proudly told her “this is my goddess breath!” As soon as I was physically able following the birth of our son, he and I joined mom and baby yoga. It is fantastic to stretch and strengthen those mommy muscles in a comfortable environment and interacting with other mamas and babes on a weekly basis. What I love most about Balanced Life Yoga is how committed the teachers are to the health and well being of their yogis. Balanced Life Yoga is not just a yoga studio, it is a community of love that I am so happy to be a part of. I look forward to continuing my mommy yoga journey and venturing back into ‘my' yoga through their other wonderful classes.” – Daniella M., Ajax

“I just wanted to thank you once again for the amazing experience I had during the whole Prenatal and Mom and Baby offerings. I really wouldn't have been able to pull through the rough first months and then the depressing winter without the support of the wonderful mums I met through Balanced life yoga and in particular without the teachers' support and advice. The best thing about Balanced life yoga is that it is so much more than just a place to practice yoga, it provides social environment for many mums like me who spend most of the days during maternity leave accompanied by their babies only and mostly indoors. In addition, there I found the motivation to take care of myself and as a result be able to take better care of my daughter Mila. To me Balanced life yoga are you. I don’t know if you realize it, but you ladies are doing an incredible job! Thank you from the heart” – Maria, Ajax

“I loved stroller fit!  Not only was it a reason to get up and out of the house to spend time outside, it was a chance to meet and make friends with other new moms in our community!  I went to a lot of other programs with Henry during our year off together, but stroller fit was where we were the most active and had the best conversations.  I love how the group became so close and great friendships were formed – and don’t forget the Yummy Mummy Facebook page, what a great way to keep in touch, especially now that some of us have gone back to work. Thanks for making it such a fun experience Krista” – Tracee, Ajax

“Attending yoga at Balanced Life was pivotal in my journey to get pregnant, to enjoy my pregnancy and then to face labour with greater knowledge and resources.  Yoga classes helped to keep me centered through an extremely challenging journey to conception – a time when I needed an incredible amount of patience, love and compassion for myself.  I was then thrilled to “graduate” into prenatal yoga.  I loved that Krista and Amy were able to teach me what was safe for me and my baby, every step of the way.  This gave me the confidence to continue with developing a healthy mind and body over 40 weeks.  Yoga at Balanced Life has always given me a sense of community.  I am certain that feeling will continue in the post-natal classes and beyond.  I am so grateful to have had this support and guidance for myself and my new daughter Jamie.  Thanks to all” – Jodi A.

 

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