• Happy moms are healthy moms!

    YWCA St. Paul provides sessions and community for new and expecting mothers.
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Yoga is a great way to keep your mind and body healthy during and after pregnancy. YWCA St. Paul offers sessions designed especially for new and expecting mothers, led by a certified instructor with an emphasis on accessibility for different body shapes, sizes and levels of physical ability.

Session options:

Studio Prenatal Yoga

This session will teach you a combination of classical and therapeutic yoga poses to increase your spinal and pelvic strength and flexibility. You’ll also learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help with labor and delivery. This class is suitable for all trimesters as there are no twists or inversions. Please bring a note from your doctor providing medical clearance to the first class session.

Aquatic Prenatal Yoga

This pool-based session will teach you a combination of classical and therapeutic yoga poses to increase your spinal and pelvic strength and flexibility. You’ll also learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help with labor and delivery. This class is suitable for all trimesters as there are no twists or inversions. Please bring a note from your doctor providing medical clearance to the first class session.

Yoga for New Moms

This gentle class will help re-stabilize the pelvis after giving birth. This helps with rebuilding strength within the pelvic floor to support resuming activities and decreasing urinary incontinence. Babies are welcome to rest in their strollers or carrier seats next to mom’s yoga mat.

Email us to get started!

Contact fitness@ywcaofstpaul.org for more information, pricing or to schedule a session.

About the Instructor: Elen Bahr

Elen is a certified personal trainer, with additional certifications in traditional and therapeutic yoga. Her classes, whether flow- or therapeutic-based, are designed to be accessible to many different body shapes, sizes and levels of physical ability, with many options for poses and movement so that each student can find what works best for them. Elen teaches with a focus on structural alignment, supportive breathing and building steadiness and ease within the yoga practice.