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Level 2
30 min

Pre-Natal Practice for Intermediate Practitioner

Pre/Post Natal | By Elena Brower on Aug 21 2012
With thanks to Sue Elkind, author of Time To Align, this brief but potent prenatal practice offers the intermediate yoga practitioner a few sun salutations, some held standing postures and a lovely listening focus.

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With thanks to Sue Elkind, author of Time To Align, this brief but potent prenatal practice offers the intermediate yoga practitioner a few sun salutations, some held standing postures and a lovely listening focus.

Comments

  • Sarah Sandri     Jun 29th, 2014
    Elena,
    First, I have to tell you that doing some of your fertility practices during ovulation felt really focused, grounded and powerful, and I credit them with helping me conceive this baby! Now I am 23 weeks and this practice was the perfect thing first thing in the morning to wake up stiff muscles and reconnect with my baby, who kicked strongly throughout the practice. Thank you so much for your amazing work!!
  • Anna Wroblewska     Jun 19th, 2014
    What a wonderful class, gently invigorating and perfectly balanced. What beautiful words, too - I am teary eyed, content, and ready for a beautiful day. Thank you!
  • Jessica Lepitzki     Mar 18th, 2014
    It was great to have a prenatal class with some flow and relaxation! I really enjoy this class as well as the 60 minute class!
  • Roxanne Ward     Mar 5th, 2014
    I needed this, first trimester and feeling so sick, it was nice to move and to remember why I am doing this <3
  • Aishah Sinclair     Dec 21st, 2013
    Thank you for the wonderful practice. The excerpt of the poem brought tears to my eyes. Namaste
  • Monika Prakash     Dec 10th, 2013
    Thank you so much! In my first trimester and this is exactly what I needed. I loved the words as much as the movements. I will take all your classes :).
  • Lynda Roscoe     Dec 5th, 2013
    That was so wonderful. Thank you so much. It was the perfect combination of exertion and calmness and the exact right amount if time.
  • Jennifer Stroude     Oct 29th, 2013
    Thank you Elena, so grateful for this practice! I hope you'll post more prenatal classes (still have 20 (!) weeks to go) :-)
  • Sam Goodhew     Oct 28th, 2013
    Thank you! So beautiful :-)
  • Tanya Markul     Sep 17th, 2013
    This was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much.
    • Elena Brower     Oct 13th, 2013
      thank you Tanya!
  • Alexis Dallinger     Jul 15th, 2013
    This class was perfect for getting back into my more advanced practice. i took a lil break when I found out i was prego and was easing back into level 2. LOVE this teacher and feels like I am getting my yoga strength back!
    • Elena Brower     Oct 13th, 2013
      thank you Alexis!
  • Jessica Spissinger     Jun 29th, 2013
    I am 35 weeks pregnant with twins and still doing this practice. Really enjoy it! Looking forward to more postpartum classes when I am on the other side...
    • Elena Brower     Oct 13th, 2013
      YAY! Jessica i'm creating a 60 minute one next...
  • Katie Stewart     Jun 12th, 2013
    I loved this class! Thank you, Elena, for the perfect pre-natal class. What poses would you recommend for arm strengthening and back strengthening?
    • Elena Brower     Jun 12th, 2013
      Hi Katie! i love really carefully aligned Camel pose for our backs while pregnant, and for arm strength, it's fun to do side plank on our forearms (rather than on hands) but make sure your supporting shoulder is integrated and truly supportive... let me know how that goes!
      • Katie Stewart     Jun 12th, 2013
        Wonderful! Thank you, Elena. I will try both of those poses. :) I love your practices. I feel fantastic tonight and so balanced after doing your practice this morning. I can definitely tell a difference in doing a wonderful pre-natal practice as opposed to a regular flow during pregnancy! :)
  • Kimberly Achelis     Jun 12th, 2013
    grea practice!!! i am just started to practice again. I would love love love more classes like this for mamas to be with a stronge pre pregnancy practice. cant get enough of you. hope you do some more prenatal practices soon
    • Elena Brower     Jun 12th, 2013
      Kimberly, i promise we are making more... check out Stephanie Snyder also here on YogaGlo - she is a samurai of prenatal yoga!!!
  • Sarah Meinel     May 2nd, 2013
    I absolutely love your practices. I feel such an amazing mix of strength, openness, and joy from them. And as an Anusara practitioner pre-pregnancy, it has been a wonderful relief to find your prenatal classes. Would love to have many more!
    • Elena Brower     Jun 12th, 2013
      coming coming i promise... more to come. thanks Sarah!
  • shannon o'kelly     Apr 27th, 2013
    Thanks Elena! 41 weeks today and was feeling a bit frazzled, now post practice much more grounded and centered and grateful for the cauldron of LIGHT!!!
    • Elena Brower     Jun 12th, 2013
      SHANNON i heart you
  • Mia Bangura     Apr 7th, 2013
    This is an excellent class, thank you! It would be wonderful if you could please create some more pre-natal classes, as this was brilliant.
    • Elena Brower     Apr 8th, 2013
      thanks so much, Mia... thank you. will do.
  • Jo Braid     Mar 17th, 2013
    Thank you Elena for a beautiful practice. 30 mins to recharge and re-energise while on holiday in France at 33 weeks. Big hugs.
    • Elena Brower     Apr 8th, 2013
      excellent Jo... perfect. blessings for your family!
  • Michele Percy     Feb 25th, 2013
    Loved this practice!! Would like to see more 30 min classes from you! Thank you!
    • Elena Brower     Apr 8th, 2013
      on it, Michele... thank you for the clear feedback!
  • Melissa Boone Osburn     Dec 17th, 2012
    still just as beautiful! thank you!
    • Elena Brower     Apr 8th, 2013
      appreciating your presence and your enthusiasm, Meliss!
  • Francesca Amriati     Dec 3rd, 2012
    What a beautiful practice Elena! I feel so centered and grateful every time I practice this class. Hope you post more pre-natal practices soon <3
    • Elena Brower     Apr 8th, 2013
      we will create more for sure. thanks Francesca.
  • Kelli Remo     Dec 1st, 2012
    Thank you, Elena. Beautiful class. I feel centered and calm.
    • Elena Brower     Apr 8th, 2013
      thanks so much Kelli...
  • whittney chauta     Nov 26th, 2012
    Thank you so much! I haven't felt this well in weeks!
  • Melissa Boone Osburn     Oct 14th, 2012
    Thank you Elena! Beautiful as always!
  • Stacey Corvalan     Oct 12th, 2012
    Thank you! This was just what "we" needed!
  • Shari Gass     Sep 26th, 2012
    Wonderful! I would recommend it as a 2/3 or 3 level of intensity--but I loved it!
  • Sarah Oliver     Sep 19th, 2012
    Thank you so very much Elena! Quote at the end of practice brought tears to my eyes. Peace and Blessings-Namaste:)
  • Christy Christy     Sep 8th, 2012
    I appreciate that your practices continue to help us build physical strength and be "strong mamas" as you say. This was the perfect 30 min., and I will do it many times throughout this journey I am sure.
  • Grace Boland     Aug 22nd, 2012
    Thank you, Elena. This is exactly what I needed for my week ahead. I am scheduled to be induced this weekend, but hopeful Baby will greet us on his own prior to then. Thank you for your loving, nurturing guidance. Also, thank you for the beautiful quote.