Why we want you to come to Prenatal Yoga at CNY Healing Arts…
Posted by: cnyha on Jul 22, 2010 in news

CNY Healing Arts yoga for FertilityIt is important to take care of your body and your baby during pregnancy! Yoga instructors and childbirth educators recommend 2-3 prenatal yoga classes a week. Attending 2-3 prenatal yoga classes a week will give your body, mind and soul the time it needs to benefit from yoga. CNY Healing Arts in Rochester offers the largest selection of Prenatal Yoga classes in Rochester. Classes are held Monday’s from 6:15-7:30pm, Wednesday’s from 5-6:15pm and also Saturday’s from 10:15-11:30am. CNY Healing Arts also has the only outdoor studio in Rochester, so stop by and learn how to truly enjoy your pregnancy! To learn more about the benefits of Prenatal yoga read below:

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga during your Pregnancy
There are many emotional and physical benefits gained from prenatal yoga. In prenatal yoga you will strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation to both mother and baby, aid in digestion and elimination, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. You will develop a deeper understanding and connection with your body and your baby and learn important relaxation techniques and positioning options that can be used during birth. The strength and stamina you will build during the classes will help lead to a faster postnatal recovery.

You will also practice specific postures designed to help alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy including:

• nausea and constipation
• emotional and physical fatigue
• varicose veins
• swelling and inflammation around your joints
• low back pain and sciatica
• headaches
• fear and worry
Prenatal and Postnatal Care, CNY Healing Arts RochesterBenefits of Prenatal Yoga for Labor and Birth
Regular practice of prenatal yoga can help promote relaxation, strength, and confidence during your birth. You will remember and draw upon the tools you learned in class to facilitate the labor process, soothe and empower yourself by finding your own rhythm, and improve your physical comfort. Most importantly you will be familiar with the muscles of the pelvic floor and be more likely to use them effectively. You will also know ways to relax during and between your contractions. These benefits can all lead to a safer and more emotionally satisfying birth.

At least 2 classes per week are recommended to help facilitate a more comfortable pregnancy, birth and postnatal recovery. The classes are open to students of all levels and abilities.

Shira Peterson, Postnatal Yoga Student:
“I took postnatal yoga with Christa with my son Evan. Christa is an amazing instructor. She took the time to get to know each student so she could tailor the classes to our physical and emotional needs. I loved taking yoga with my baby! He was so happy to watch mommy do the poses, he would laugh and babble the whole time. It was a great opportunity to bond with my baby while getting some much needed exercise and relaxation.”
Dr. Melissa O’Loughlin and her son, Quinlan, born 02/21/08, Prenatal Yoga Students:
“I took Christa’s prenatal yoga during my entire pregnancy. When I began her classes, I had no idea how much yoga was going to come in handy for my natural childbirth months later. My baby boy was born without the use of pain medications, so I used the mediation and focussing techniques from my yoga practice to endure my 34 hours of labor. Also, because my labor went so long, I cannot say enough good things about the importance of being physically fit. Prenatal Yoga and Christa were incredible for me and my child. Quin and I cannot thank her enough! Thank you Christa. We love you and your awesome support!”


Christa Tyson, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Instructor and Birth Doula
CNY Healing Arts- Rochester NY


Yoga classes at CNY Healing Arts in Rochester:

Prenatal Yoga: Mon 6:15-7:30pm, Wed 5-6:15pm, Sat 10:15-11:30am
All Levels Yoga: Mon 5:00-6:00pm, Wed 6:30-7:45pm
Baby and Parent Yoga: Sat 9:00-10:00am
Yoga for Fertility: Thursday 6-8:00pm

Studio Location:
CNY Healing Arts: Indoor and Outdoor Yoga Studios
2244 East Ave, Rochester NY 14610

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