Witham is excited to announce that prenatal yoga classes are now being offered in the Witham Wellness Center every Thursday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Trina Rose, Witham Wellness Coordinator said “A prenatal yoga class is a specialized yoga class that focuses on supporting a pregnant person through the trimesters, while preparing them for birth and the post-partum period. It fosters a sense of community and allows pregnant people to connect and share their journey in a safe atmosphere.” Students will practice breathing and relaxation exercises that can assist in managing perinatal mental health, labor and birth. Modifications of poses for various ailments and those that support physical changes unique to pregnancy will also be offered.

The prenatal yoga classes will be taught by Alena Sentir, MA, LMHC, ATR-BC, RYT-200 who entered yoga teacher training in 2015. At that time Alena’s father was stricken with pancreatic cancer and this was a way for her to cope and learn how to encourage others to seek solace in times of stress. Alena enjoys seeing new yogis discover the benefits of yoga on their own terms and cultivate their own personal yoga journey. She has a light-hearted style, appealing to those that are new to yoga and those that enjoy a playful and accepting atmosphere welcome to all levels of practice. Initially beginning her personal yoga journey in 2007, it wasn’t until she became pregnant with her daughter in 2011 that she started a regular practice. Experiencing the physical and mental benefits of yoga on the pregnant body and mind, while discovering how pranayama techniques can aid in the labor process inspired Alena to pursue specialized certification in prenatal yoga. In her professional work as a board-certified art therapist and licensed mental health counselor, Alena also enjoys integrating the benefits of yoga mindfulness into her therapy practice.

The cost of the prenatal yoga class is $20. To register for the class please call Trina at 765-485-8126 or go to https://www.witham.org/event/prenatal-yoga.

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