ABOUT POSTNATAL YOGA
Postnatal Yoga (also called Mom & Baby) addresses the aches, pains and energy challenges of the postpartum parent (dads and partners are welcome). Each class starts with a check-in so that moms/dads can give each other support and feedback and the teacher can create a class that addresses the current needs and physical level of the group. Bring your baby or come alone. Dads/partners are welcome. You are also welcome to bring a friend of family member. Each practicing adult is charged for class.
No need to register; just show up with your baby and a blanket.
Postnatal Yoga Schedule:
Capitol Hill: Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:45pm with Anne Phyfe & Ara
Phinney Ridge: Wednesdays 1:30pm – 2:45pm with Kristen
Wedgwood: Tuesdays 1:30pm – 2:45pm with Kristen
POSTNATAL YOGA FAQ
When do I come to Postnatal Yoga?
You can attend postnatal yoga as early as you and your provider deem appropriate. Some women start yoga the week after birth, others come three months postpartum! We know how hard it can be to get out the door with a little one(s). We also know that you’ll leave postnatal yoga feeling revitalized and supported by the teacher and community of mothers. You can continue to attend postnatal until your child is too mobile to be supervised. Some mothers are able to come until their child’s first birthday.
Do I need to sign up in advance?
No preregistration is required for Postnatal Yoga, just come on in. Don’t worry if you are late, just come when you can. Your postnatal classes have a six month expiration date to allow for the reality of parenthood, but we also encourage you to commit to coming weekly.
What do I wear/bring?
Wear clothing that is comfortable for you to both move and nurse/feed in. We ask that you bring a blanket for your baby to protect our yoga props. You are welcome to nurse, feed and change your babies in the class. It is also OK if they cry! Teachers will hold babies when they can.
Recommended Books, CDs and DVDs
- Birthing from Within by Pam England
- Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
- Yoga for Pregnancy by Sanda Jordan
- Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Simpkin, Whalley and Keppler
- Preparing for Birth with Yoga by Janet Balaskas
- Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin
- The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
- The Business of Being Born by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (DVD)
- Healthy Mom, Happy Baby with Lisa Black and Anna Davis (DVD)
- Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea (DVD)
- Big Belly Services www.bigbellyservices.com
- Great Starts Birth and Family Education www.greatstarts.org
- Thresholds http://www.thresholds.info
- Hypnobirthing www.hypnobirthingandyoga.com, www.bellywisdomdoula.com, www.hillhypno.com
- Labor Tubs Northwest www.labortubs.com
- Listening Mothers www.listeningmothers.org
- Parent Map and Seattle’s Child monthly magazines www.parentmap.com and www.seattleschild.com
- PEPS www.pepsgroup.org
For inquiries that this page does not address, please email the studio that you would be attending and we will respond within two business days:
- Capitol Hill: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phinney Ridge: email@example.com
- Wedgwood: firstname.lastname@example.org
- West Seattle: email@example.com
PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
8 Limbs’ Pre/Postnatal Yoga Program was founded in 1998 by Anne Phyfe Palmer. Anne Phyfe now trains teachers herself. To learn more, click here.