Pregnancy yoga classes will help you meet the challenges of pregnancy and birth with strength, confidence and calm, and are open to women in their second and third trimesters.
The next new session of weekly Pregnancy Yoga classes will start on September 9th, 2019 in NDG/Westmount.
Online article — Barrie Risman recently interviewed Clearlight and asked her which yoga practices are most beneficial in pregnancy, which should be avoided, and more... Read the interview here.
In the Couples Workshop: Preparing for Childbirth with Movement & Breath expectant couples learn and practice breathing and movement specifically for labour and childbirth to encourage a supportive and positive childbirth experience.
At Yogaspace in NDG: Saturdays September 14th; November 2nd and December 14th, 2019. Spaces limited, register early to reserve.
Visit Yogaspace's very own collection of birth stories written by women who have taken our prenatal yoga classes, and who have generously shared the details of their unique labours and delivery experiences with us. Be sure to also visit the Yogaspace babies page.
Mom and Baby yoga provides an opportunity to regain core strength and flexibility, to practice baby massage, and to meet other moms and babies (2 to 8 months)! Fun, informal, the babies are the 'bosses' in this class! The Autumn 2019 session of Mom & Baby Yoga classes begins on September 9th - spaces are particularly limited for this class, registration is now open!
Visit the Yogaspace babies page to see the birth announcements and photos of babies who were inside their mom's belly during pregnancy yoga! Precious....
The Yogaspace prenatal & postnatal resources page has a selective listing of Montreal groups and health resources for expectant and new moms.
Read our growing collection of fascinating, gripping and beautiful birth stories written by Montreal mothers and fathers.
These stories illustrate how each labour and childbirth is truly unique and also provide a forum in which we learn from each other.
Clearlight Gerald and Mika Rock invite you to include specialized private sessions in fertility yoga to support your overall wellbeing, to reduce stress and to help create favorable circumstances to invite pregnancy with or without reproductive assistance.
Fertility Yoga is offered as a series of private meetings with each session being tailored to your own individual needs and circumstances. These sessions include dialogue, breathing exercises, gentle yoga (accessible and adaptable to all bodies), and guided meditation. You can choose to meet with either Clearlight or Mika, who will assess your unique needs, and provide you with specific, personalized yoga and meditation practices that will vary each week, depending where you are in your cycle. In addition, each session always includes practices to directly improve your overall felt sense of wellbeing.
Yogaspace classes are currently held at the studio location inside of the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex in NDG/Westmount, 2100 ave Marlowe, near metro Vendome.
Pregnancy yoga and childbirth classes, Yoga with Baby, Mindful Yoga and Yoga Nidra classes - all with Clearlight - are offered here.
Clearlight’s Mindful Yoga classes offer a mindful approach to asanas (postures), practical core-strengthening work, balancing breathing exercises, and relaxation with meditation, all to cultivate the many benefits of yoga - including strength, flexibility, calm and overall well-being.
These classes are a synthesis of Kripalu Hatha Yoga, Pilates-Inspired Bodywork, and Nondual Wisdom teachings as embodied by BodySensing and Yoga Nidra meditation.
Reserve now for one or both of the Autumn 2019 special, extended Mindful Yoga practices, 'Radiance of Wellbing' will be held on Saturday, October 5th and 'Heart's Desire' will be held on Saturday, November 16th.
The Autumn 2019 session of day and evening weekly classes will begin on September 9th.
iRest Yoga Nidra is an accessible form of meditation for those seeking deep relaxation and wellbeing, and an effective way to cope with everyday stress.
The practice of Yoga Nidra and the Nondual wisdom teachings inform and inspire Clearlight's teachings, and all of the classes she offers at Yogaspace.
The Autumn Yoga Nidra schedule will include:
• a fully guided iRest Yoga Nidra practice on October 5th; and/or
• a workshop with a fully guided iRest Yoga Nidra practice on November 16th.
Learn more on the Yoga Nidra page, or visit the registration page to reserve your place. Small group size, spaces limited.
You can view the class calendar on the classes page and learn more about registration on our rates page.
Read more about Clearlight Gerald. She has been teaching these classes and offering private sessions since 1999. For any questions, please call or contact us.
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• On the resources page for pregnancy & new moms you will find an extensive list of contacts including Montreal doulas, Montreal massage therapists, Montreal breast feeding support groups, and many more.
• Visit our new West Island perinatal resource page for expectant and new Mamas on the West Island and in the Vaudreuil area.