Prenatal Yoga FAQs
If you don’t find the answer to you question here, please email or call me (954.533.4000)! I’ll be happy to answer any questions that you have.
I’ve never done yoga before. Is that o.k.? Will I fit in?
Absolutely! Beginners are welcome. A good percentage of the class are beginners. Pregnancy is actually a time when many women start yoga due to being a gentle and safe exercise for pregnancy. Many of them continue their practice for years after they have their babies. Or see my answer on YouTube!
I don’t want a natural birth. Is Prenatal Yoga for me?
Absolutely! Prenatal Yoga helps you bond with your baby and relieve aches and pains of pregnancy. And I truly believe that however a woman is most comfortable is how she should give birth. It’s noone else’s decision but hers. We talk about all kinds of birth in prenatal yoga classes. Our focus as teachers is an aware birth versus any one type of birth.
How does prenatal yoga differ from a regular class?
There are certain yoga poses that you cannot do while pregnant. In a regular class, you would either sit those poses out or be offered an alternative pose, depending on the instructor. Sometimes that gets tedious for a pregnant woman.
In a prenatal yoga class, we don’t do any poses that are unsafe for pregnant women and we do a lot of poses and movement that actually aide in preparing your body for giving birth. In our prenatal yoga classes, we also have a circle time at the beginning and do a lot of breathing that can be used to help you during labor. See the Benefits of Prenatal Yoga for more about this.
What day and time does it meet?
Please check the Prenatal Yoga Schedule page to see which class/session is open.
Wow, the 7:30 p.m. time is late for me!
Yes, the class is a later class. The good thing about that is that you have plenty of time to go home after work, eat a snack, and come to Prenatal Yoga. Most women say that after class, they go home and sleep really well.
Where does it meet?
Yogafairy Prenatal Yoga is currently only in Cooper City at the Yoga Institute of Broward. I sometimes add a class and offer it at different studios in Broward County depending on the season. Please see the Classes to see which studio is offering the class and see Directions to Prenatal Yoga for each studio location.
Which pregnancy yoga class do I sign up for?
It depends on your schedule. Choose the day that’s better for you. You have two make-ups that you can do in any session if something comes up and you can’t make it to class that day.
Can I do more than one day?
Absolutely! I would be happy to see you in class two times a week! Just add both classes to your shopping cart.
How much does it cost?
Usual cost is $144 for the entire 8 weeks for one day per week. If you’re joining mid-session, you pay the cost of the remainder of the session. Please email me or call me to calculate the cost! Occasionally I run a short session or a Special (usually around the holidays), which then costs less. Please double-check the Classes page to make sure which session you are signing up for and how much it costs.
How do I makeup a class/ What is your Prenatal Yoga Make-up policy?
I want the class to be a good fit for you! Since my classes fill up quickly and close, you pay for the whole session ahead of time. If after the first class, you don’t feel like the class is a good fit, then I’m happy to refund the remainder of your classes. No refunds after your second class unless due to special circumstances (bed rest, premature labor, etc.)
Make-ups: Two complimentary makeups per session can be done at any other Yogafairy class in case you miss class due to sickness, travel, work, etc. Makeups must be completed before the start of the next session. Special circumstances (temporary bed rest, etc.) will be given special consideration.
How do I register for classes?
Please see the Classes page. Then add the class you want to take to your cart.
Can I keep going after the first session?
Yes! The sessions are on-going. Most women who attend my classes sign up for another session until they give birth!
Do I need my doctor’s or midwife’s permission?
Yes. Please be sure to check with your doctor or midwife to make sure it’s o.k. for you to do prenatal yoga. I don’t require notes :) , but I assume that you have already checked with them regarding the class. Usually just a quick call to their office is enough to get an o.k.
If you have had more than one previous miscarriages or are considered high risk, please call me or email me before registering.
I really want in the next session. Do you accept registrations any time?
Oh No! The class is closed! What are my options?
You can go on the Prenatal Yoga Waiting List for either class, which gives you priority for the next open session. Women give birth during the session and when a spot opens up I offer it first to my Waiting List. You can also receive announcements for upcoming prenatal yoga sessions by joining my Newsletter so that you register when it first opens up.
Also see my Other Prenatal Classes in South Florida page for options in the area.
What do I wear
Wear something in which you are comfortable moving and stretching. Usually a pair of leggings or shorts and a tank or snug t-shirt is fine. It’s not hard to find snug when you’re pregnant, so wear those clothes you’re outgrowing to prenatal yoga!
What to Bring
Please bring a sticky mat with you. The Yoga Institute of Broward is a full service yoga studio so everything else (straps, blocks, bolsters) will be provided for you. You can purchase mats at each of the studios or locally at places such as Target, TJ Maxx, or Whole Foods. Ebay also has some good deals.
Please feel free to bring your water bottle and drink water during class. It’s really important to stay hydrated during pregnancy.
Do you teach Mom and Baby Yoga?
Not right now. But there are a couple of classes in the area. See this page for Mom and Baby Classes in Broward County.
I have more questions.
Please feel free to call or email me any time. Also check out The Benefits of Prenatal Yoga. Your questions may be answered there.