Prenatal Yoga relieves common discomforts of pregnancy such as back and hip pain, muscle stiffness, leg cramps, sciatica and varicose veins. Circulation and digestion improve with practice. Many people find they sleep better and are more able to find balance amidst the physical, mental and emotional changes that arise during pregnancy.
Learn to tap into breath as a powerful tool to energize and calm body and mind and reduce stress. Pranayama practices help you connect with your own wisdom and with your baby.
Many of the postures, movements and breathing practices we do in yoga are natural to labor. Flowing through a balanced practice builds confidence and courage as you prepare for labor and birth.
Private sessions for prenatal and/or postnatal yoga are also available. See details below.
Mondays, 5:30-7:00 pm
Yoga Sanctuary, Thorne's Marketplace, Northampton
Slow-flow Hatha Yoga
A balanced practice of Movement, Breath, Awareness, Deep Relaxation, and Meditation nurtures the tools we need to face life's constant changes and challenges. This mindful alignment based flow moves at a pace that allows you to be attentive to the strength and alignment of the body, focus of the mind, rhythm of the breath, and a sense of balance. You will be guided through a safe, strong practice while you are encouraged to listen within to find your own freedom and be mindful of your limitations. Your work is to find a practice that is steady and comfortable for you. Class is open and on-going; you are always welcome to join.
Yoga for Cancer
This FREE weekly one-hour gentle yoga practice is for people at any stage in the cancer journey, from recent diagnosis, through treatment, to survivorship. The class safely incorporates practices of yoga for people with various medical issues. The class includes poses and movements to stretch, strengthen, build balance, and bring attention to breath. Every class includes a guided deep relaxation and meditation as tools for managing stress and anxiety. Beth gives a full explanation of every practice done in the class. You are encouraged to practice at the level at which you are steady and comfortable. This class is free, on-going, and fun. Contact Beth for more information and to register.
Beth is a Registered Nurse and has worked at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Visiting Nurse Association. She has been a yoga teacher for over twenty years and works with people in managing chronic disease. She has trained at the Integral Yoga Institute in YCAT Yoga Therapy - an evidence-based framework for applying the practices of yoga safely for people with cancer, chronic illnesses and aging.
Bangs Community Center/ Amherst Senior Center
70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst
Private Yoga Sessions
Private yoga sessions are available in your home, customized to your particular needs.
$90 per class
$250 for 3 classes
$400 for 5 classes
Contact Beth for more information and to schedule your classes.