As a Phoenix maternity & newborn photographer, I often hear moms wanting to stay fit and active during pregnancy. I personally enjoyed prenatal yoga classes and thought it would be beneficial to provide a list of Phoenix Prenatal Yoga options around the valley. With all of the yoga studios in Phoenix, I know that it can be overwhelming to find the perfect place suited for you. And, not all yoga studios specifically offer prenatal yoga classes.
One of the most important benefits of joining a Phoenix prenatal yoga class is that you’ll have the chance to meet other expecting moms potentially at the same stage of pregnancy as yourself. Coming into your second trimester, you’re starting to feel your energy come back. Not only are you looking for a fitness program to stay active and healthy, but you also may be feeling social again. A prenatal yoga class is a perfect meetup for forming a relationship with a new mom-friend with a baby the same age as yours!
Focusing on slowly and deeply breathing through the nose. Learning techniques that may aid with shortness of breath and work through contractions during labor.
Moving different areas of your body through their full range of motion.
You may stand, sit or lie on the ground. You’ll develop your strength, flexibility, and balance by gently moving your body through different positions.
You’ll relax your muscles and restore your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm at the end of your prenatal yoga class.
Prenatal yoga should not be performed until 12 weeks of pregnancy. Be sure to let your instructor know how far along you are and any special conditions that you may have. Always check with your prenatal care provider before participating in a fitness routine.
655 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite 162,
Gilbert, AZ 85234
This East Valley Yoga Studio comes highly recommended! Gilbert Yoga offers registered prenatal yoga instructors who empower women preparing for labor, birth, and recovery. They encourage expecting moms to bring a support person to join them in class and offer a Buddy Pass at a discounted rate. Prenatal classes at Gilbert Yoga are scheduled multiple days a week so you’ll always have an option that works best for you! Visit Gilbert Yoga’s website to learn more.
13802 N Scottsdale Rd. Suite 163
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Located in Scottsdale, Modern Milk offers prenatal and postnatal certified instructors to guide you through your workout. They have a variety of fitness programs suited for moms to choose from every day of the week. Modern Milk also has a class that specializes in teaching you to connect to your Core & Pelvic Floor. Schedule your session today by visiting Modern Milk’s website.
13832 North 32nd St. Suite 134
Phoenix AZ 85032
The Motherhood Co. is “For mothers. By mothers.” and is a community of mothers throughout all stages of motherhood. Located in North Central Phoenix, they offer prenatal yoga classes as well as “baby & me” yoga classes for you to continue your practice postpartum. You can learn more about all of the services The Motherhood Co. offers by visiting their website.
7575 North 16th St. Suite 33,
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Located in Camelback East Village, Buddha Bella offers Prenatal Yoga classes on Saturday afternoons. They also offer meditation. sound healings, and healing circle which can provide therapeutic relaxation. Learn about the many services Buddha Bella provides here.
Donna Van Wyk owns Desert Breeze Yoga which offers several yoga classes including prenatal yoga and restorative yoga which is also great for expecting moms. Donna offers group, and private classes to provide a more personalized service. You learn more about Desert Breeze Yoga services by visiting their website.
Lauren Hill is the owner and Yoga Teacher behind Rooted Yoga PHX. Lauren provides yoga for prenatal, postpartum, and overall pelvic health for women in all stages of life. She is also a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, which is an added bonus! Lauren offers individual sessions, online classes, and periodic prenatal yoga classes with Urban Yoga located in Central Phoenix. Learn more about services here.
Brittney is both a Doula and Yoga Instructor. She currently teaches public prenatal yoga classes once a week at the aforementioned Gilbert Yoga. She also includes private sessions as part of her Doula services. You can learn more about Brittney’s services by connecting with her through her website.
Emily offers a private yoga experience. She personalizes an in-home program that is designed to meet your individual goals and needs. This is a great option if you are looking for flexible scheduling that accommodates your lifestyle. Emily is also a Doula who will be there to support you throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum needs! Learn more and connect with Emily by visiting her website.
In the case that your favorite yoga studio doesn’t offer prenatal-specific classes, you can opt for restorative yoga classes. Just be sure to chat with the instructor so that you can modify your practice to your needs!
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