Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is now more popular than ever, and paired with a cardiovascular plan, such as walking, will help you keep your body flexible and in shape during pregnancy. At Austin Area Birthing Center, prenatal yoga is an important part of the free package of benefits you receive for birthing with us.

Image of a Prenatal Yoga Class in Session at Austin Birthing Center

Practice of Prenatal Yoga

The ancient practice of yoga will improve your circulation and balance, tone muscles, and keep you limber while having a minimal impact on your joints. At AABC, you’re invited to breathe, relax, and stretch with other mothers expecting their newest addition.  This is a time for you to prepare your mind, body, and spirit for the physical demands and challenge of labor and birth. Beyond birth, you’ll find that prenatal yoga eases your recovery path and helps you prepare for the care of your infant.

DeLora Frederickson, RYT500

DeLora Frederickson, RYT500, has been serving women in the Austin birthing communities over the last 10 years.  She is a Birthing from Within Doula, a certified pre & postnatal yoga teacher with OmMama, and a pelvic floor specialist through Leslie Howard.  DeLora also teaches BabyLove and Toddler Love classes at AABC South and has been with Austin Area Birthing Center for four years.

Sarah Fangsrud, RYT500

Sarah Fangsrud, RYT500 began teaching yoga in 2007 under the tutelage of renowned master yogi Sri Dharma Mittra. In Sarah’s prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, she creates a safe space for women to bond with their baby, connect with themselves, and feel the support and strength of the AABC community surrounding them. You will learn to utilize your breath in order to focus and let go of fear, you will stretch sore muscles and build strength in weak ones, and you will practice relaxation. These tools will aid you in your pregnancy, your labor and birth, and finally as a parent. Sarah is honored to be teaching prenatal, postnatal and Toddler Love classes at AABC North.

Kelsey Nunez, RYT200

Kelsey Nunez, RYT200, has been a yoga instructor since 2004. She got her prenatal/postnatal yoga training from Leslie Lytle in the summer of 2009. Fusing her previous trainings wither her prenatal training, her classes are invigorating and challenging but also mindful and meditative. She loves inviting women to explore the new shape of her body, infusing classes with tools for labor and birthing, and also creating a space where women feel heard and feel supported.

Prenatal Yoga

AABC Prenatal Yoga classes are restorative, challenging, and informative. Join our circle of mommas to help you prepare for your birth through yoga. Everyone is welcome – beginners to regular practitioners. Their classes will give you the chance to bring more strength, flexibility, and vitality to your newly changing shape. They will also give you tools to use throughout your pregnancy, to connect more deeply with yourself and your unborn baby, while on your journey into motherhood.

Prenatal Yoga Classes and Information

Prenatal Yoga Class times at AABC Duval are as follows:

Prenatal Yoga:         Thursdays:       7:30pm – 8:30pm

Prenatal Yoga:         Saturdays:       10:00am – 11:00am

Prenatal Yoga Class times at AABC South are as follows:

Prenatal Yoga:         Tuesdays:        7:00pm – 8:00pm

Prenatal Yoga:         Thursdays:       7:00pm – 8:00pm

Prenatal Yoga:        Saturdays:       10:00am – 11:00am

Prenatal Yoga Class times at AABC Wilco are as follows:

Prenatal Yoga:         Tuesdays:        7:30pm – 8:30pm

Prenatal Yoga:         Saturdays:       10:00am – 11:00am

Please bring a yoga mat, towel and water.

All class times are subject to change – please consult the online calendar to confirm class times.