Prenatal Yoga and Mindful Childbirth Education Workshops
with Stephanie Read
Prenatal Yoga Classes
Saturdays from 11:45am-1pm
*Excludes the second Saturday of each month
• Releasing and relieving tension held in the muscles of the back, hips and shoulders.
• Reducing tension and anxiety.
• Discovering comfort and peace from within during the onset of labor.
• Melting the body into a peaceful rest.
Together we will build confidence in ourselves and our bodies by surrounding ourselves with other beautiful, like-minded women during our prenatal yoga practice.
Mindful Childbirth Education Classes:
March 4th & 26th
May 6th & 20th
July 15th & 29th
Sept. 16th & 30th
Stephanie Read, RPYT, CD, CCE
Teaching Prenatal Yoga is an opportunity to build confidence in women by bringing self awareness to their bodies. By encouraging women to trust the wisdom of their bodies and make decisions based on their individual needs, women find their true inner strength. I am a Yoga Alliance certified Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher. I have been teaching prenatal yoga for over six years. I have really come to appreciate the courage and empowerment women discover in themselves through their yoga practice. I am also a Certified Doula (DONA) experiencing so much joy in teaching mothers and birth partners how to create a calming and gentle birth experience. In 2015, I earned my certification as a Certified Childbirth Educator from the Academy of Childbirth Educators. I teach classes on mindful childbirth education, partners in pregnancy and VBAC education.
My prenatal classes emphasize strengthening the muscles while bringing more flexibility into the body without overworking it. Through a gentle practice we focus on the connection of breath and body awareness, strengthening pelvic floor and uterine muscles as well as building strength throughout the entire body. My philosophy is to allow students to feel calm, peaceful, accepted and supported during their practice. I only ask that students never take themselves too seriously, never push into pain or discomfort, always trust the wisdom of their intuition and always remember to practice kindness and playfulness on their mat and in their daily lives.
It is my hope, as a Prenatal Yoga Teacher, to be a valuable educational resource for women in pregnancy. My goal is to build a sense of community for these women where they have resources and educational tools, guidance and support from the beginning of their pregnancy and throughout their journey into parenthood!