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Mamaste Yoga
 

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For Pregnancy & Beyond

 
Mamaste means “the mama in me salutes the mama in you.”
Mamaste is a play on namaste which translates to mean
“the light in me salutes the light in you.”
 
 

Welcome to Mamaste Yoga!

The Mamaste Yoga program is suited for both the beginning yoga student who is finding yoga for the first time while pregnant and also for continuing students who have practiced prior to conception.
Mamaste classes are designed for students of all levels of yoga practice in their 2nd & 3rd trimesters and in the months postpartum. In prenatal yoga we help women prepare for labor and delivery by working specific areas used in labor and delivery. Our postnatal classes focus on renewing mom and meeting the needs of baby and the new mother. Regular attendance assures that you will consistently practice these exercises for greater benefits.

When can I begin attending class?
Our prenatal classes are open to pregnant women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters. We recommend that women take it easy the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy and allow their body that time to become accustomed to the changes of pregnancy. Beginners are welcome, no previous yoga experience is required. If you practiced yoga before becoming pregnant this does not mean you have to stop your practice all together. Check out our information on yoga for the first trimester for guidelines in modifying your practice.

You may begin attending our postnatal classes as soon as you feel up to it. You can fully participate at around 6 weeks postpartum.

   
Philosophy

The focus in a prenatal yoga class changes from a traditional yoga class. In prenatal yoga the focus is to prepare the body and mind for labor, birth and motherhood. We prepare for these events by releasing tension, maintaining good posture, learning to relax on command, keeping a positive outlook and clearing the mind of the stresses of pregnancy.

In Mamaste prenatal classes we teach body awareness exercises, breathing techniques and transverse abdominal strengthening exercises, supported balancing postures, standing poses, seated and lateral poses, focus and relaxation. We also teach women to connect with their babies through meditation and through touch (hugging the baby with each exhale).

Mamaste Yoga postnatal classes are for mothers and their new babies. These classes concentrate on rebuilding the strength and flexibility in the muscles after birth, and help new mothers relax from the stress they may feel as new mothers.

Mission Statement

Mamaste Yoga™ salutes the mother
in all of us, celebrates the miracle of
childbirth and nurtures the child by
nurturing the mother.

Program Safety

Our Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga program conforms with the safety guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for exercise during and after pregnancy. The program also meets the prenatal fitness standards of reputable fitness organizations such as AFAA and AFPA. You can be sure

that our instructors will offer safe postures and djustments suited to your body, your pregnancy and beyond.
 
Our Instructors

Mamaste Yoga has trained prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers across the country and around the world.Visit our Teaching Yoga page for more information. Graduates of our Level 2 Program qualify for RPYT designation with the Yoga Alliance.

We offer a prenatal yoga teacher training course for Registered Yoga Teachers who want to become certified in our method of teaching prenatal yoga. All of our teachers are certified in the Mamaste Yoga method and follow our guidelines in their classes. Check out our Class Schedules to find a class in your area.
 
Mamaste Yoga News
Yoga Chicago article
Yoga Journal interview
Gambit Weekly article
Park Cities News (postnatal)
The Oklahoman (postnatal)
NewsOK.com (postnatal video)
2 Dallas CBS 11 (postnatal)
1 Dallas CBS 11 (postnatal video)
 
 Articles
Physician/Midwife Release Form
 
Basic Guidelines for Practicing Yoga in Pregnancy
 
Yoga During Your First Trimester
 
Routine One for First Trimester
 
Sample Yoga Class
 
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Teacher Training is offered through Samatva Yoga.
Samatva Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School at the 200 and 500 Hour levels.

 
 
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