Perinatal Yoga With a Twist
at Perinatal & Pediatric Chiropractic of Maine
Pregnancy is one of the three periods in a woman’s life where she experiences major hormonal shifts (menarche, pregnancy and menopause). These are times of enormous change; the body’s chemistry takes over and forces a woman to make physical, emotional and mental readjustments. One of the most important physical adjustments during pregnancy is to tone the muscles; the pelvic floor muscles. Prenatal yoga helps you stay in shape during pregnancy, strengthens your muscles, and improves balance and circulation. In addition, breathing exercises and relaxation will help you connect with your growing baby and prepare you physically and mentally for labor and motherhood.
At Perinatal & Pediatric Chiropractic of Maine we offer small classes for each trimester, focusing on your needs at specific stages of the pregnancy. This calculated timing also encourages you to meet other pregnant women and be part of a community in a safe, positive and supportive environment. By purchasing a 10 week session you will receive an optional perinatal chiropractic examination with Dr Jacobs. At your request, Chantal will work closely with Dr Jacobs to put in place the best yoga practice that is specific to your needs and body. The first 10 week session will start September 17, 2016 and classes will meet once a week every Saturday.
First Trimester 9am to 10am:
This stage is the most intense and delicate period of transformation for both the mother and the baby. The mother adapts to hormonal changes while the baby undergoes the most rapid and crucial early formation of the nervous system. We will mostly focus on deep breathing, meditation, relaxation and gentle stretches.
Second Trimester 10:15am to 11:15am:
In this stage the placenta becomes fully functional, hormone levels balance out and pregnancy is well established. It is time to focus on building strength and stamina, aligning the spine and making space for two to breathe while starting to connect even more with your growing baby.
Third Trimester 11:30am to 12:30am:
As priorities change, the aim of yoga in this stage is to keep body and mind comfortable and prepare physically, mentally, and spiritually for labor; energetic movement, supported stretches and longer periods of deep breathing and relaxation. By continuing to tone the pelvic floor muscles, the mother trains herself to be open and without fear to not only prepare for labor but also motherhood.
For more information or to register for the classes, please call (207) 553-7776. Call soon as classes are very limited in size to offer you the greatest attention possible in a class environment.
Prenatal Yoga at Perinatal & Pediatric Chiropractic of Maine- class Policy:
– Classes are non-refundable.
– We need at least 6 students and maximum 10 students to run a session (per trimester).
– Wear loose clothing, bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water and a smile.
Your Instructor, Chantal Joubi
Chantal started enjoying the benefits of yoga in year 2000. In June 2006, she received her certification after a 9 month yoga teacher training. In 2015 she attended and assisted a second one. She has taught a variety of classes such as hot yoga, power yoga, hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, vinyasa yoga, prenatal yoga, mommy and me yoga, kids yoga and yin yoga. She has acquired her knowledge not only via training and continuing education but also by many experienced yoga teachers throughout the country. Yoga, well-being and nutrition are extremely important parts of her life and career. Chantal has two young children and went through two pregnancies practicing yoga daily. She moved to Maine recently and is looking forward building new friendships in the yoga community and exploring the state of Maine with her family.