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Iyengar Yoga for Pregnancy

The Iyengar approach to yoga for pregnancy is a safe, effective, and empowering experience for women in any state of pregnancy. Gain strength, confidence, awareness, and freedom in your practice and in your body as you prepare for the challenges and joys of childbirth and parenthood.
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Prenatal session dates coming soon...

Our prenatal classes are offered as series throughout the year, though you are welcome to join midway through the series for a prorated fee. 

In our program you will learn:

  • In-depth knowledge of the poses appropriate for all three trimesters

  • Breathwork and poses specific for labor and delivery

  • In-depth knowledge of contraindications with a focus on safety

  • Steps for practicing at home

  • Special topics like back pain and balancing hormonal shifts

  • A supporting group environment to help you navigate all the ups and downs of pregnancy!

Students registering for prenatal yoga are encouraged to commit to consecutive months of classes to help you develop confidence, awareness, and safety in your practice. Together with the teacher you will also learn appropriate modifications for poses to allow you to safely participate in regular classes. Students who are new to the Iyengar method or new to yoga can be easily accommodated in Level I and Gentle classes during their entire pregnancy. Students who become pregnant after already beginning a steady practice of yoga can remain in their regular class if their pregnancy is without complications.

Also included in the cost of the course is a copy of our recent publication Yoga Mama: A Journal for Practice and Contemplation.
 
For more info or questions contact Rebecca@iycvt.com

Pelvic Floor

& Postpartum Yoga

Join Iyengar Yoga Instructor Rebecca Weisman (CYT, CIYT) and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Meagen Satinsky (MPT, PYT) for an 8-week online course exploring the pelvic floor and gaining awareness, strength, relaxation and healing through the techniques of Iyengar Yoga.

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Pelvic Floor & Postpartum Yoga ONLINE

Thursdays 2-4 pm 

September 17 - November 5

2020 

The pelvic floor is an important but not well understood part of our anatomy and its role in postpartum recovery, postural support, organ health, and sexual function is vital. Through yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breath work), and sensory anatomical exercises we will dive deep into the anatomy, physiology, and movements of this area that supports the root of our being.

Pelvic floor awareness may help ease:

  • Low back pain and a weak core

  • Hip and sacroiliac instability and pain

  • Difficult or painful urinary and bowel symptoms including incontinence

  • Painful menstruation or pain with sexual intercourse 

  • Postpartum symptoms including organ prolapse, cesarean, hormonal imbalance, and abdominal diastasis

  • Recovery from abdominal or pelvic surgery

 

This course is open to anyone interested in learning more about their pelvic floor! Birthing parents may find it challenging to find the time or energy after birth to focus on recovery; however, this time is important for re-balancing hormones and regaining muscle control and proper organ function, creating a faster recovery and preventative practices for future pelvic floor health. Those who are several years away from having given birth may also be helped by gaining greater awareness of pelvic alignment, and dealing with ongoing side effects of the birthing process.

Our unique 8-week course combines both online interactive classes with experiential anatomy modules that students can access online at any point during the course. You’ll receive:

  • A weekly virtual yoga class with discussion and Q&A.

  • Recordings of the weekly classes

  • A safe, comprehensive practice manual with sequences and instruction to empower your home practice

  • Anatomy homework with guided experiential tools for self-diagnosis

  • Online group chat to help support your process

  • Ample time with both instructors to problem-solve individual issues

  • An additional 30 days access to all materials at the end of the course to help you continue your pelvic floor journey

 

This course is open to people of all genders including trans/non-binary and LGBTQ folx. The anatomy portion of the course will focus on reproductive organs associated with the ability to birth babies. We believe the techniques and approaches covered throughout the course can be beneficial and healing to all humans.

Due to the intimate nature of pelvic floor work, student enrollment is limited. This ensures a safe and supportive environment for all!

 

About the instructors:

Rebecca Weisman is a devoted student and teacher of Iyengar Yoga. She is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher at the Intermediate Junior II level, a Certified Yoga Therapist, and the Director at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont.  She is deeply grateful for the guidance she receives from her main teacher Patricia Walden, and for the life's work of B.K.S. Iyengar carried on by his family in Pune, India with whom she studies directly.

 

Meagen began integrating yoga into her physical therapy practice in 2005 in order to better understand movement and health challenges, both personally and with clients. She teaches classes and works with orthopedic, women’s health, pelvic floor and chronic pain clients at Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga. As a student in the Iyengar tradition under the guidance of Rebecca Weisman at IYCVT, she is grateful for the opportunity to share the knowledge gained through many years of practice with her VT community.

 

 

Advance registration is required. We are happy to offer payment options and scholarships for any individual in need. 10% of all proceeds will go to support Black Women Birthing Justice. For more info contact Rebecca@iycvt.com

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