Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursdays 6:00 – 7:15PM
Cost: $120 (6 session pass) Start anytime Thursday!
Please Join us for Pregnancy Yoga
Yoga is a system of techniques for balancing the body, mind and spirit through relaxation, postures, breathing and meditation.
Pregnancy is a transitional time when many physical and emotional changes take place. Prenatal yoga is about honoring these changes in ourselves, our body and our baby. Postures and breathing practices are done to strengthen and relax the rapidly changing body during pregnancy. Increased flexibility, strengthening of the pelvis and uterine muscles and an increased ability to relax will be beneficial during the roller coaster experience of pregnancy and childbirth.
Prenatal yoga helps to prepare one for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery, bringing focus and connection between mother and baby.
No previous yoga experience is necessary.
How do I sign up?
Register Here for the rolling 6 sessions. This means you can start on any Thursday.
What do I wear?
Wear layers of loose, comfortable clothes. Bring socks, a yoga mat or beach towel and a bottle of water. A blanket and pillow will also be useful.
When will the class be held?
The class will be offered as a six week session on Thursdays from 6:00 until 7:15. Private lessons are also available. There will be no childcare available, please make other arrangements for childcare during your yoga class.
When is the next 6 week session?
This is a rolling series and you can sign up for the 6 class series anytime in the schedule.
Days there will be NO class:
July 4th (Holiday)
November 28th (Thanksgiving)
December 26th (No class)
What is the cost?
The price for each 6 week session is $120.00. Signing up for a partial session is allowed if a student from a previous session wants to continue – but is due within the session at the prices below – or if paying by the class ($24 / class):
Partial Session Prices – No walk-ins. Walk-ins must have permission from Ann Carroll the teacher.
- 1 session: $24
- 2 sessions: $48
- 3 sessions: $72
- 4 sessions: $96
- 5 sessions: $120
How do I sign up?
Register Here for the rolling 6 sessions. This means you can start anytime!
or call, (912) 232-2994 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Benefits of Yoga during pregnancy
- Strengthens uterus and pelvic muscles.
- Improves circulation
- Improves flexibility
- Aids in digestion
- Exercises the spine and increases overall comfort
- Alleviates may of the discomforts of pregnancy – such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica
- Brings focus and connection to mother and baby
- Increases strength and stamina
- Increases ability to relax and let go of tension, anxiety and fear
- Beneficial to help break bad habits such as bad diet, smoking, insomnia and the effects of everyday stress
- Induces more restful sleep
- Improves balance
- Promotes a sense of wellness
Policies and Procedures
There will not be childcare available, please make arrangements for childcare during your yoga class.
Try to refrain from eating 1 hour prior to class, however, know your body and eat a light snack prior to class if necessary.
When you arrive at class, please sign in and find your place. If you must leave the class early for any reason, please be sure that you inform the instructor before class – so we know the reason for your departure and won’t worry!!
The cost is $100 for the six week session. All fees are non-refundable with the following exception. Prenatal students who deliver during their six week session or students who are having medical problems and are put on bed-rest will be refunded the remainder of the classes after notification. Please notify the instructor as soon as possible to receive credit for missed classes. If you do not attend the classes for several weeks and do not contact the instructor during that time, credit for classes will be given only from the time of contact. There are absolutely no exceptions. Missed classes must be made up within the six week session and may not be carried over.
Returning students only may purchase a partial session if you are due within the session.
Who is my teacher?
Ann Aikya Carroll worked as a Vice President in the banking industry for eighteen years until joining the accounting firm, Hancock Askew & Co., in 2008 as their Director of Marketing and Business Development. Ann started practicing Integral Hatha Yoga® in the early 90’s as a way to combat stress in her job and personal life. After realizing the astounding benefits relating to stress and the workplace, she chose to attend a four week live-in teacher training at the Satchidanada Ashram near Buckingham Virginia in 2000. Once that program was completed, she began to teach classes in a variety of settings, with the goal of sharing the gift of yoga.
In 2001 she attended another two week teacher training at the same facility specifically addressing bringing yoga into an office or boardroom setting. Subsequent trainings at The Kripalu Institute in Massachusetts and the Ashville Yoga Center prepared her to teach Pregnancy Yoga. She is honored to teach that modality because of the incredible benefits her students have experienced before and after delivery.” She is a 500-Level Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, a member of the Integral Yoga® Teachers Association and founder and member of The Savannah Area Teachers of Yoga Association (SATYA). She organized Yoga Celebration Day in October, 2004 in Savannah Georgia and Yoga for Peace on September 6, 2006 and September 8, 2007 in Savannah Georgia. Ann has participated on the teaching staff of Savannah Yoga Center’s 200 hour teacher training since the program’s inception in 2007.
As an addition to her Pregnancy Yoga practice, Ann became certified as a childbirth educator in January 2007, a Labor Doula in December 2007 and a Hypnobirthing® Instructor in 2012. Since December 2006, she has been honored to attend and assist many couples as they bring their babies into the world.
She teaches classes in group and private settings from the beaches of Tybee Island to Yoga Studios to boardrooms around Savannah.
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