Mindful Pregnancy / Gravidyoga
Join us in the upcoming pregnancy yoga course!
Sundays from 10:00 – 11.15
Upcoming Course open for registration: *online*
The April course will be the last prenatal course held at Roots this year, as Bethany (our course leader) is expecting her second child in July 2022. We continuously offer a prenatal online program created and run by Bethany – follow this link for more info. Welcome!
*Currently, there are no ongoing courses while Bethany is on maternity leave. Feel free to join the waitlist for info when the next course dates will be released by clicking the link below*
Each session is 75 minutes, which includes time to check in and connect to the other mothers, a uniquely themed yoga and mindfulness practice. Each class has a unique focus and theme, which really makes this course so special! After class a calming tea is served and a reflection task shared with the group. And for those wishing to take a moment to pause and connect with the community of mothers, this is a great chance to do so. Each course runs for 4 weeks, and classes are held in English.
About the course: The course is created to offer a chance to build a community of mothers, share in the experience of being pregnant, and learn valuable tools to use during pregnancy and labor. After the first class, the intention is to bring the awareness back into your physical body, to cultivate a sense of power and complete relaxation – from the outside in. Create a deeper connection to your body and breath, to the present moment, and, most importantly, to your baby.
The course will go through physical yoga postures, mental techniques with meditation and mindfulness, and breath work to help support your body through the changes during pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum. The asana, or physical postures, help to build strength and stamina, improve circulation, regulate breathing, open energy channels and harmonize the triadic relationship and functioning of the body, mind and breath. As you stretch, you will learn to relax naturally, and begin to trust the innate wisdom within – making it easier to surrender into places that feel tight, or out of balance. For a mother-to-be, this surrender will prove invaluable from delivery day forward.
These classes can be taken during your entire pregnancy, but many women choose to start during their second trimester and continue practicing up to their due date. Each woman, and each pregnancy, is very different! It is important to listen to your body and what feels best for you. Whether your focus is on building strength and confidence, or relaxation and meditation, you can find the space to feel supported during each and every class.
If you have questions whether a prenatal practice is right for you – we answer many commonly asked questions in this blog post.
This course is led by Bethany Kokaia, a registered prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, EYRT 200 registered teacher, co-owner of Yoga Roots and mother to a sweet and busy toddler, Elias. Since 2018, Bethany has worked with hundreds of women leading her popular pregnancy and mamma baby yoga programs in Malmö and even more with her digital programs.
Why practice in the morning?
Often during pregnancy there’s a tendency to rush through the days – accomplishing all the “to’dos” – which is great! But, it’s so common to get wrapped up in everything we must do so we often forget the importance of self-care when life gets this busy. By creating a morning yoga practice routine, you have the chance to start the day with a mindful awareness of yourself and your baby and take this awareness into your day, and into every action you take.
4 Week Course, 75 Minute Classes
Classes are led in English
Your investment: 1250 SEK for one 4 week course
Course 1: 16 January, 23 January, 30 January, and 6 February *fully booked
Course 2: 3 April, 10 April, 24 April and 1 May *fully booked
Online Program: Ongoing. Read more about this program here.
And don’t miss our prenatal partner workshop – partner yoga, massage and labor techniques offered just for expectant couples. Next date is scheduled for 30 April 2022.
Limited space available. If you have a question, you can reach Bethany directly by email or fill out the contact form below.
Makeup Policy: You can miss & makeup one session – either in a subsequent prenatal course when space is available, or you can request to receive an online class instead. Cancellation to makeup the class must be communicated 24 hours before the class to be eligible to retake. Communication of cancellation is by email to Bethany. No late cancellations, please.
Note: Course can be taken in full, or partial with special request and when space permits. Joining the full course, or multiple courses, is recommended!
**Due to COVID-19 we will also limit the use of shared items in the studio. For this course you need to bring your own yoga mat (can also be purchased via Yoga Roots), and water bottle / tea cup. We do use, however, use shared props of bolsters, yoga blocks, and blankets. If you’d prefer to not use these props please let Bethany know before the course start. Our no.1 priority is keeping all the moms healthy and happy, so any questions just ask!**
Do you have a question? Reach out to Bethany with the contact form below: