Postpartum Fitness Series
Interested in returning to exercise after childbirth, but not feeling quite ready to attend a public group class? This four week fitness series is designed specifically for the postpartum woman.
Holly Martzial, an experienced yoga and barre instructor and a new mama herself, will lead a safe and accessible fitness class that combines methods from Yoga and Barre for a full body workout. We will meet each woman's body where she is at, and build from there. This series is the perfect opportunity to gain strength, release tension, and get to know your body again after such a monumental transformation.
Location: Tula, South Portland
Dates: Jan. 6, 12, 20 + 27, 2019
Time: 2pm to 3pm
Cost: $65 per person (for all four weeks)
Mindful Mama Wellness Series
Location: The Portland Yoga Project
Dates: March 3, 10, 17 + 24, 2019
Time: 2pm to 3:15pm
Cost: $90 per person (for all four weeks)
Week One: Fill Up Your Cup
Meet the group and share your story (if you choose, or just listen!). Group conversation will be followed by a 45-minute restorative yoga class.
Week Two: Re-Connect with Your Center
This week’s focus is on the pelvis. We will discuss our postpartum pelvis and core, followed by a barre class focusing on connecting to- and strengthening our pelvis and core safely.
Week Three: Open Up
This week’s focus is on the chest, shoulders and upper back. We will look at the effects that holding a baby and breastfeeding have on our upper bodies, followed by a yoga class focusing on chest opening and upper back strength.
Week Four: It Takes a Village
This week’s focus is on building our community. We will offer one another some hands-on nurturing through gentle partner work, then we will circle up to meet with experts in the area who focus on postpartum women’s health. This is sure to be a lively discussion and a great opportunity to solidify our connections with one another to carry on after the series concludes.