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Prenatal Yoga

Shakti Method Prenatal Yoga Classes.

Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to join the Fall 2021 class series mid-session. Scroll down for more info or to register for the Winter (Jan-Mar 2021 session). Choose in-studio or live-stream.
 
What Mommas are saying
Hello Bobby, I didn’t get to do the session live on Tuesday but I did the recorded session last night and I had to reach out and say thank you for doing this. I feel like I’ve already learned a lot, I love how you break the poses down and explain what they do and why, explain how powerful our bodies are and helping with our minds to relax and trust our bodies.  I’m just about 23 weeks along and have been struggling with modifying my regular yoga practice so I am very thankful you’ve taken the time to create such great material for us.
-T.O. St. John’s Shakti Method Momma
 
Hi Bobby, Thanks for all your help – we had a healthy baby girl this morning. The breathing and postures really helped – no medication and quick delivery!
-D.B, St. John’s Shakti Method Momma

Prenatal Yoga (Fall Session, Sep-Nov, 2022)

Date: Sep 14-Nov 30(12 classes) *Session has begun. Mid-session registration is available. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15pm
Cost: $156+hst ($179.40)
Instructor: Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Birth Doula, HypnoBirthing Instructor 
Location: Choose live stream or limited in-studio space When registering you will be given a choice of in-studio space or live stream registration. (All participants will receive weekly emails with topic descriptions in advance, optional journaling suggestions, positive affirmation recommendations, as well as access to instructor via email for personal questions regarding prenatal yoga and wellness specific to the needs of your pregnancy.) *On stormy weather days or if COVID-19 regulations change this class will be live streamed for all participants.
Registration and Payment: Register for this class by clicking the link below. Fill in the registration form and send payment with registration to hold space for you and baby. Submit your payment via:

  • Interac eTransfer to Payments@ShaktiYoga.ca (password: yogaclass)
  • The PayPal button on the registration form

You will receive a confirmation of your registration from Bobby within a day or two.

*Payment enrolls the registrant for the session dates and times listed above only. It is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once your payment has secured your space other people may be turned away from this session. *If covid regulations require studio closure all in-studio registrations will revert to live-stream participation.

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Dates
14/09/2021 – 30/11/2021

Location
Yoga Kula Cooperative


Register:

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Prenatal Yoga (Winter Session, Jan-Mar 2021)

Date: Jan 11-Mar 29 (12 classes)

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15pm
Cost: $156+hst ($179.40)
Instructor: Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Birth Doula, HypnoBirthing Instructor (The Spring Session 2021 will be co-instructed by Erin Law, Shakti Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor and Birth Doula)

Location: Choose live stream or limited in-studio space When registering you will be given a choice of in-studio space or live stream registration. (All participants will receive weekly emails with topic descriptions in advance, optional journaling suggestions, positive affirmation recommendations, as well as access to instructor via email for personal questions regarding prenatal yoga and wellness specific to the needs of your pregnancy.) *On stormy weather days or if COVID-19 regulations change this class will be live streamed for all registrants.


Registration and Payment: Register for this class by clicking the link below. Fill in the registration form and send payment with registration to hold space for you and baby. Submit your payment via:

  • Interac eTransfer to Payments@ShaktiYoga.ca (password: yogaclass)
  • The PayPal button on the registration form

Once payment & registration form has been received you will receive an email confirmation of your registration.

*Payment enrolls the registrant for the session dates and times listed above only. It is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once your payment has secured your space other people may be turned away from this session. *If covid regulations or weather requires studio closure all in-studio registrations will revert to live-stream participation.   

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Dates
11/01/2022 – 29/03/2022

Location
Yoga Kula Cooperative


Register:

Ticket Type Price Spaces
In-Studio Class $156.00
Live-Stream Class $156.00

EMT (payments@shaktiyoga.ca)
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Prenatal Yoga Class Description

This prenatal yoga session doubles as a birth readiness program, preparing moms to approach birth and motherhood with calm and confidence. Each class begins with a birth preparation topic, followed by a series of yoga movements and breath practices, and ending with a guided relaxation session.

These calming and strengthening prenatal classes are designed to optimize expectant mothers’ physical and mental health while promoting the bond between mother and child. Breathing exercises are emphasized throughout the class to calm the mind, and prepare the body for delivery. Poses are modified to accommodate Mom’s blossoming figure at each stage of pregnancy. Each movement is carefully chosen to stretch and strengthen muscles needed to support the body during pregnancy and childbirth. Yoga maneuvers to encourage baby into ideal birth position, and to tone and create range of motion in the muscles that support the pelvis, including the pelvic floor are highlighted.

Bobby draws on more than a decade of experience teaching prenatal yoga, providing birth doula services, and instructing childbirth education programs, to incorporate topics that deepen the impact of the yoga postures and breath practices. This combination is an extremely effective and efficient process which allows moms to utilize all the skills learned in this class to prepare for beautiful, comfortable, and yes, even enjoyable birthing. Meet other birthing moms, share your experiences and go home afterwards to the most deep and delicious sleep with baby.
Expectant moms from 12 weeks to delivery are best suited for this class.

Testimonials

Thanks once again for the amazing pre-natal yoga classes and all your wonderful information. I feel that your classes prepared me mentally and physically so well for how we ideally imagined things would go in labour and delivery – I feel so, so blessed. I plan to highly recommend your classes to any pregnant friends in the future as I really feel it was critical in preparing me for the amazing experience of childbirth. THANK YOU!
R Ryan
St. John’s Yoga Mom
Thanks for all your help – we had a healthy baby girl this morning at 7:52am. The breathing and postures really helped – no medication and quick delivery!
D Braidwood
St. John’s Yoga Mom
I just wanted to say thank you for absolutely everything that I learned from you during the winter session. My baby girl was born very early this morning and very quickly! It only took about three hours from the time my water broke at home until she was delivered. I’ve been continuing the postures from class on my own during the last four weeks and I know it made everything easy and smooth for me. In about an hour, I went from four centimeters to fully dilated (no epidural for me!). The nurses and doctors couldn’t believe how smoothly everything went on my first baby – especially naturally! But all during labor, I kept remembering things that you said during all the classes and especially during the relaxation portion of each class. I controlled my breath (after a few panicked attempts!) and just went with the flow and fully trusted my body. I relaxed with the contractions and she glided out so effortlessly in the perfect birthing position. The doctors thought that I had a birth plan because I took total control over when I would push and the strength I would use, but I didn’t! My “birth plan” was to repeat over and over in my head everything I learned from you and to reassure my nervous system that everything really was okay and my body does know how to give birth.
It was such a wonderful experience and I can’t thank you enough! I’ll definitely see you next time, Bobby! Thank you again
P Whittle
St. John’s Yoga Mom
I wanted to thank you for all the encouraging words and information in our yoga class. I used the deep breathing to get through the pain and contractions and it really helped. My husband was very impressed on how focused I was at breathing through the contractions. I really feel the yoga class helped me get through the experience. Thank you for that.
M Fitzpatrick
St. John’s Yoga Mom