Yoga for the Childbearing Year


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The practice of yoga allows you to connect with your body, become more aware, intuitive, and to develop compassion for one’s self.  Unite the mind, body, and breath. Step away from the thinking brain and connect with your body’s innate wisdom. Replace judgement with curiosity and shift your focus from the outside world to your deep inner space. Yes, we practice asanas like downward dog, variations of warrior, squats, and child’s pose, but if you truly commit to the practice, there are many more benefits to be enjoyed.


With almost two decades of maintaining a regular yoga practice, and years of teaching specifically prenatal and postpartum yoga, Lyla can safely guide you through yoga practices that are tailored to your individual needs. Support your health and wellness and create space for essential self care. 


Lyla offers private yoga sessions in your home or at studios located in Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, and Petaluma, CA.




Prenatal Yoga


There is no better time to establish a regular yoga practice than during pregnancy.  Many poses and movements practiced in prenatal yoga can be used during labor.  The time invested into your yoga practice also offers a sweet retreat from the daily to-dos. It's a time to connect with your growing baby and offers space in which you can relax into the present moment, connect deeply with your body & baby and experience a sense of being centered and rejuvenated.


Benefits include:

  • A deeper connection to your body and breath
  • Alleviation of many common discomforts that arise within a rapidly changing body
  • An opportunity to practice moving intuitively
  • Feeling and breathing through strong sensations
  • Encouraging baby to move into the optimal position for birth
  • Strengthening muscles involved with childbirth
  • An opportunity to practice surrender and deep relaxation


Postpartum Yoga


After your baby has arrived and you feel ready to resume gentle movement, postpartum yoga can be of great support to you as a new mother. Reconnect with your body, the muscles of the pelvic floor and core, open the chest and shoulders, strengthen and lengthen the spine, and re-establish a routine of self-care. Postpartum yoga sessions can include baby, or we can just focus on you.  Your practice, your choice. 


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