Prenatal Yoga now available! Fridays 6:30pm and Sundays 5:30pm! $18 per class
You must pre-register for class by calling 859-272-1606.
Sarah Darby started a career in health and fitness due to being a compassionate soft spoken, driven enthusiast when it came to self healing. In 2013, Sarah received her Associates in Applied Science degree and became a Certified Personal Trainer. By 2014, she had become a Licensed Massage Therapist and by early 2015 became a Certified Yoga Instructor. Sarah's mission has continued to strive for a better quality of life no matter what stage you are in. In 2016, Sarah became a part of the Baby Belly Spa team as a massage therapist. Her passion in yoga and working on prenatal massage lead her to travel to Greece and become Certified in prenatal yoga. Sarah has a new mission, which is to give other women the tools and education to have the delivery that they desire. Prenatal yoga is a great way to stay relaxed and fit during pregnancy. At Baby Belly the prenatal yoga classes are small and intimate making it a great way to connect and share with other moms!
Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies.
Research suggests that prenatal yoga can:
- Improve sleep
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
- Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, headaches and shortness of breath
Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.
No experience necessary, all equipment is provided. You must pre-register for class due to our small intimate class sizes. Call 859-272-1606 to reserve your spot.
Drinking water before, during, and after exercise is important during pregnancy, please bring a water bottle! As with any exercise program, please consult with your doctor or midwife before beginning.
A typical prenatal yoga class might involve:
- Breathing. You'll be encouraged to focus on breathing in and out slowly and deeply through the nose. Prenatal yoga breathing techniques might help you reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labor.
- Gentle stretching. You'll be encouraged to gently move different areas of your body, such as your neck and arms, through their full range of motion.
- Postures. While standing, sitting or lying on the ground, you'll gently move your body into different positions aimed at developing your strength, flexibility and balance. Props — such as chairs, bolsters and blocks — might be used to provide support and comfort.
- Cool down and relaxation. At the end of each prenatal yoga class, you'll relax your muscles and restore your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm. You might be encouraged to listen to your own breathing, pay close attention to sensations, thoughts and emotions, or repeat a mantra or word to bring about a state of self-awareness and inner calm.