Let us help you navigate the rapid changes you’re experiencing. You’ll enjoy the practices that relieve aches and pains associated with carrying a child, as over 1000 women have in the last 10 years at Alcove.
There’ s a lot of yoga out there, but not a lot that is designed with the pregnant woman specifically in mind. We avoid heating and abdominal compression, and specialize in beneficial modifications of classical postures. You get the benefits of classical asanas (postures) without injury or exhaustion.
The best yoga for pregnancy is, without a doubt, Iyengar Yoga. Alcove Yoga Teachers, under the direction of Pauline Schloesser, Ph.d., Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT,) have established a long standing and consistent prenatal yoga program.
At Alcove Yoga, we take you through a different sequence of postures every week, so you’ll never get bored. Yet we always cover the essential postures you’ll need for your outer body, with particular emphasis on the pelvis and chest. You’ll elongate and spread tight muscles, lubricate stiff joints, and firm up your outer structure. Your inner structure will feel lighter, softer, and more fluid and vibrant.
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t have a good physical workout. But you must work in a way that doesn’t threaten the baby or exhaust you. Our prenatal yoga classes will teach you how to protect your growing child, while nourishing yourself. Our classes will leave you feeling energized and relaxed. We teach asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath and energy techniques) that will aid all of your physiological systems and bring you into a meditative state. This state will allow for higher oxygen levels during labor and delivery, working with the breath, and without undue strain.
In the past, before Covid 19, our classes were limited to 14 women in a small studio space. We offered women one weekly class, and had 3 groups per week, often with a wait list. Now, with streaming online classes, we are no longer limited in the same way. For you this means:
- You may join us from anywhere in the world! You do not have to live in Houston, Texas.
- You may now take 3 classes per week without paying 3x the price.
- You have your own prop set, which makes daily practice at home possible.
Do you want to feel confident and strong going into labor? Whether you are having a natural, unmedicated birth at home, or a hospital birth, Prenatal Yoga at Alcove Yoga will be one of the best investments you’ve ever made.
Benefits of Our Prenatal Yoga Classes:
At Alcove Yoga, we teach a Iyengar Yoga. This is a method for people who are serious about learning tried and true techniques in postures and pranayama, the management of one’s personal energy. Our training is rigorous, our classes are orderly, with an atmosphere of intelligent action and quiet reflection. Our prenatal classes offer a community of women who create networks of families, who provide support and connection to each other for years to come.
In Addition, Our Students Report:
- Better Sleep
- Better digestion
- Reduced Aches and Pains
- Progress in physical capacity as pregnancy progresses
- Reduced Anxiety / Depression
- A strong network from the community of pregnant friends
- Confidence and competence through the labor and delivery:
- Quicker recoveries after giving birth