Prenatal + Postnatal Yoga and Wellness

 

Mind-body-spirit balance and preparation for pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

Conscious birthing honors birth as a mind, body, and spiritual process. 

Working through doubts, fears and existential questions factor into your experience of birth and parenting in the same way that creating a healthy body and strong mind do.  I am here to support your unique process in a grounded and joy-filled way.  

WHO IS THIS FOR? 

  • You are pregnant and want to prepare for childbirth,  build strength, find relief from aches and pains, and be able to relax and connect with your baby
  • You want to reduce chances of pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia or gestational diabetescesarean section and/or postpartum depression
  • You want to safely work through fears and doubts about pregnancy and parenting and have an empowering birth experience on your own terms
  • You are postpartum and want to recover from birth and/or heal from cesarean section

  • You want to create healthy habits for yourself and your family in a way that works for your schedule as a new parent

 

    Studies show that yoga may decrease chances of pregnancy complications and postpartum depression as well as positively influence birth outcomes such as duration of labor, perception of pain, infant birth weight, quality of sleep, and maternal confidence.


I know that pregnancy and parenting can be just as stressful and confusing as they are beautiful and exciting.

Our work together will create a foundation for A healthy body, balanced mind, and peaceful spirit for an empowering pregnancy, birth, and parenting experience. 


WHAT WE'LL DO TOGETHER:

  • A nourishing practice of yoga postures, breath, relaxation and meditation designed to build strengthenhance relaxation, improve flexibility and circulation, and balance the uterus and pelvic floor
  • Nutritional and lifestyle recommendations that honor your unique dietary needs and preferences while pregnant and postpartum
  • Guided imagery and visualization to permanently shift unconscious belief systemsconnect to intuition, support childbirth coping and/or integrate the birth experience
  • Playful and powerful assignments to connect to self, partner and baby and create habits for a healthy family such as cooking, art, dance, meditation, coloring, massage, and more!

My husband and I had the birth we wanted for our son and Francesca was such an incredibly valuable part of making that happen... she helped us prepare for our son logistically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Forever grateful for her! Thank you for the love and light, Francesca!
— M.L.M

HOW IT WORKS:

  • A full session is 90 minutes and includes guided relaxation, check-in and coaching, a 50 - 60min. yoga practice (in person only) or imagery session, energy work, and a take-home plan.  A mini session is 50 minutes and includes a 30min yoga practice (in-person only) or guided meditation, check-in, and take-home action plan. 
  • Sessions available in one of my spaces, your home or office (NYC only), or online (anywhere!)
  • I suggest twelve weekly or biweekly sessions minimum to be able to implement lasting change, but also know that may not be right for everyone. Ease in with the New Client Special: (2) full 90min sessions and (1) mini 50min sessions for only $250! 
  • Prenatal Yoga and Wellness is appropriate for any stage of pregnancy and no previous yoga experience is necessary.
  • Postnatal Yoga and Wellness is suitable two to four weeks after birth, once bleeding has stopped. For cesarean births, please wait six weeks. Please consult your care provider before beginning postnatal yoga. Pre-crawling babies are welcome.
  • Schedule a free consult if you have questions about where to start!