Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga
Designed to alleviate pregnancy related discomforts, prepare for birth, practice relaxation and breathing techniques in community with other women experiencing the physical and hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. Mothers are encouraged to return to class after birth when ready to regain strength, flexibility and relaxation. This class will carry you through your journey into motherhood with grace, and strength of soul and body.
For those who wish to bring their new baby, you are welcome to do so until the baby becomes mobile. Wearing the baby in a sling or wrap is recommended so that you can have your hands free.
This class is VERY appropriate for beginners and current yoga practitioners of all skill levels with a strong focus on the connection between you and baby. We also focus deeply on the breath which is so vital during your delivery; to positions that facilitate an easier, more comfortable birth; loosening the muscles, joints & bones used during birth. We will address any fears, strains, or aches and pains of your pregnancy and reassure you of your body’s innate ability to grace you with the miracle you are about to experience. Anytime during your pregnancy is a great time to start!
Purchase a package of classes or pay by the class at the studio or online at: risingsunyoga.com
Tracy Draksic, M.A.
Tracy began her formal study of yoga at the Himalayan Institute in 1998. After many years of hatha yoga practice, she began expanding her interests into yoga philosophy & psychology, meditation, and Sanskrit. She completed the Institute’s teacher training program and became a certified instructor in 2010. Many opportunities followed for further teacher education in Toronto, Hamilton, and Honesdale, PA. Tracy currently teaches at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and Rising Sun Yoga in Amherst. She received a B.A. in French Literature from Wells College and an M.A. in Linguistics from SUNY Buffalo.