Four best places for pre­na­tal yoga

Time Out Malaysia Kids - - Parenthood -

Prana Yoga Prana Yoga’s phi­los­o­phy of ‘yoga for ev­ery­one’ in­cludes the ex­pect­ing mum. By the time you hit your first trimester, you’ll be able to join the classes, held in a small and in­ti­mate set­ting. The class em­ploys yoga props like blocks, straps and bol­sters to aid in sup­port. Prana Yoga also of­fers post­na­tal well­ness pro­grammes that will help you gain your strength, en­ergy and flex­i­bil­ity af­ter the con­fine­ment pe­riod. Unit 2.3, Sec­ond floor, Pusat Kre­atif Kanak Kanak Tuanku Bainun, 48 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Ta­man Tun Dr Is­mail, KL (012 976 4866/www.pranayo­gakl.com).

Surya Yoga Pre­na­tal yoga classes at Surya Yoga are de­signed to be fun and re­lax­ing, and are aimed at eas­ing and re­duc­ing the stress which in­evitably comes with preg­nancy. In­struc­tors at Surya Yoga place im­por­tance on re­lax­ation, yoga poses that are good for the mind and for the spine, as well as build­ing a sup­port net­work. Classes are suitable for preg­nant mums at any stage of the preg­nancy. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in KL (03 7803 6044/www.suryayoga.com.my).

Elaine Yoga Elaine con­ducts her pre­na­tal yoga classes in a slow and nur­tur­ing flow with a fo­cus on pro­vid­ing full sup­port to ex­pect­ing moth­ers. Be­sides pre­na­tal yoga, Elaine also of­fers birthing classes and child­birth ed­u­ca­tion classes that help pre­pare ex­pect­ing par­ents (you are re­quired to bring your part­ner) on what to do be­fore and dur­ing labour, as well as fo­cus breath­ing and re­lax­ation meth­ods and how to pre­pare your­self emo­tion­ally and men­tally dur­ing the process. Tan­jung Bun­gah, Pe­nang (012 447 0072/Face­book: Elaine-yo­gaPe­nang).

PEACE Stu­dio PEACE spe­cialises in pre­na­tal yoga. While the in­struc­tors are cer­ti­fied and ex­pe­ri­enced in teach­ing pre­na­tal yoga, ap­proval is still needed from the doc­tor be­fore start­ing. Classes are avail­able for women be­tween their third and sev­enth month of preg­nancy, and fo­cus on ex­er­cises that can be prac­tised dur­ing all stages of preg­nancy, in­crease mus­cle flex­i­bil­ity dur­ing child­birth, and im­prove di­ges­tion. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Jo­hor (07 554 9478/om­peace.com.my).

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