Prenatal Partners Yoga workshop: Sunday 3/12/23 12:30pm-2:30pm
Open to mama-to-be and her primary Birth Partner, an all level workshop to help prepare for labor and birth.
Yoga can be an essential component in remaining grounded, calm and present during birth and beyond. Our workshop begins with a gentle yoga sequence for mama and her partner. We’ll work with the breath and poses for strength, flexibility and opening. Class ends with a deep relaxation for all. Along the way we’ll add in effective and comforting poses for pregnancy and labor, massage for mama, and affirmations for both. There will be time for questions, discussion and forming connections with other expectant families.
All trimesters and birth philosophies welcome, no yoga experience necessary. Please bring your yoga mat and any other yoga props you may have, the studio has props to borrow as well. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in easily, jeans are not recommended. Bring a light snack and water bottle.
Limited to 6 couples.
early access $100/pair
About the instructor
Sandi Smith-Grove, ERYT200, LM, CCE
Sandi is a Licensed Midwife and prenatal educator who began her work with mamas-to-be at the same time she began practicing yoga, in 1992. She combines two of her passions, yoga and serving expectant mamas into her Yoga workshops and classes. She believes that the female body is strong and powerful, yet benefits from nurturing and compassion, especially during the season of gestation and change. Helping women connect with their bodies and their growing babies, focusing on the breath and finding balance, discovering the strength within, while learning to let go are interwoven into her classes.
Sandi first began studying with Diane Valentine as part of a healing regime after back surgery, and completed her 200 hour certification at the Yoga & Movement Center. She has received teaching certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Healthy Aging, and completed the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction program for Health Care Providers. She integrates yoga and mindfulness principles into her childbirth education classes.
When she is not working or practicing, you can find her in the garden, on the trail, in one of her women’s groups, at the movies or reading a good book. She is married and has 2 adult children.