prenatal YoGA classes:
PRENATAL FRIENDLY YOGA CLASSES:
*Please let instructor know you are pregnant.
*All of our instructors know how to accommodate pregnancy
Any beginner class with Cassandra
Thursday Yin Yoga 7:30pm
Friday Gentle Yoga 4pm
Tuesday Kundalini Yoga 7pm
Many women are coming to prenatal yoga at the recommendation of their doctors. The Mayo Clinic has reported that Prenatal Yoga has been found to:
-Reduce stress and anxiety
-Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
-Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
-Decrease the risk of preterm labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction — a condition that slows a baby’s growth
Prenatal Yoga Support System
Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the blessings of being a new parent. Moms-to-be share their experiences and ideas with other classmates creating a impromptu support system.
Prenatal Yoga Teachers
Cassandra Vitale is a Long Beach native who has been practicing yoga for 9 years. She is the owner of FreeSpirit Yoga and LOVES the Long Beach Community and loves Bixby Knolls. She has been a member of the studio for 9 years and has been teaching at FreeSpirit Yoga for the past seven years. She teaches pretty much every level of class at the studio. She studied yoga on her own for many years and has a 500hr Experienced Yoga Instructor Certification with Cloud 9 Yoga. Cassandra is also an artist, EFT Practitioner and Reiki Master. She is inspired by nature, Eastern Philosophy, and her students everyday. Her joyous nature, serious dedication to the practice of yoga, and lighthearted approach make her classes fun, nurturing and challenging all at the same time.
Kelly Matten – Kelly Matten is a multi-talented yogini who puts all of her many skills and talents to use in her pre-natal yoga classes. She is a talented illustrator, musician, and yoga instructor! She creates a fun and light-hearted class for her mamas. She is a mother and she practiced pre-natal yoga throughout her pregnancy and she knows first-hand how beneficial yoga can be during the peri-natal months.
Premdev – Premdev is a Doula and Kundalini Prenatal Yoga teacher who studied under Gurmukh. She loves guiding moms-to-be in their practice and knows the many benefits both mom and baby receive from Prenatal Yoga. Come to her Tuesday 7pm Kundalini Yoga Class and she will support any and all prenatal moms who participate.