If you've been practising yoga for a while there may come a time in your prenatal journey when you may want to switch to prenatal yoga. Living in North York (uptown Toronto)? Jaya Yoga Center (Sheppard Ave E and Willowdale Ave) may be the perfect fit for you!
Prenatal classes at Jaya Yoga Center are every Thursdays 5pm to 6pm and are taught by the amazing Tatjana - a yoga teacher and a Thai Massage practitioner. As an added bonus, all of the wonderful Jaya teachers are trained in prenatal yoga and some are also trained Thai massage! These classes are suitable for any stage in your pregnancy and yoga journey. These classes are suitable for any stage in your pregnancy and yoga journey.
You start every class in a restorative pose (sometimes, the teacher will include more restorative poses throughout the class - a sure treat!). During this practice you are guided through series of movements and poses for strength building (especially for legs, core, and arms), improving balance, and releasing tension and back pain (a common prenatal complaint!). During the class, you often use props such as the wall, blocks, bolsters and straps as well as tennis balls for release of myofascial tension, especially for the feet and shoulders. Everyday class you will also be guided through gentle breath exercises for calming the nervous system, connecting with you baby, and creating pelvic floor awareness.
Interested in Thai Massage? Jaya yoga Centre offers this modality in-studio and can the practitioners can modify the practice to suit all stages of the perinatal journey!
Jaya Yoga Center is both welcoming and accessible. There is a ramp at the building's front door and an elevator to the third floor and Tatjana is experienced in working with folks with mobility problems. We hope you'll give this "northern" jem a try!
The Spectrum team