6 Best Pregnancy Yoga classes in Auckland to visit while pregnant

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If you're considering visiting yoga classes during your pregnancy, check out the 6 best Auckland yoga studio classes, specializing in helping mums to be

6 BEST Yoga classes in Auckland, to visit during your pregnancy

Have you always wanted to try out yoga, but didn't know where to start? Pregnancy is an amazing time to start, as it's proven to be super beneficial for the pregnant woman, and will help you with the best support in getting your mind and body ready for the birth and delivery of your newborn. I did some research for you mama and gathered the best 8 yoga classes in Auckland, that specialize in prenatal and pregnancy yoga.


What is Yoga?


Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. It involves a combination of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. The practice of yoga aims to improve overall health and well-being, increase flexibility and strength, reduce stress and tension, and promote a sense of inner peace and balance.



When to start with prenatal yoga?


It is generally considered safe to start practising yoga during pregnancy, but it's always best to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any exercise regimen. Some women may choose to start during the first trimester, while others may wait until the second trimester when the risk of miscarriage is lower. It's also important to look for a maternity yoga class that is taught by an experienced instructor who is trained to work with expecting women and can modify poses as needed to accommodate the changing body.


It's important to note that during the first trimester, the body is still adjusting to the changes, and some women may feel more tired and nauseous. In this case, it's best to start slowly and listen to the body, avoiding any poses that cause discomfort or strain. In the second trimester, the body has adjusted to pregnancy and many women feel more energized and less nauseous. This is considered a good time to start, as the body is more ready to move and it can be a great way to keep active and healthy throughout the pregnancy.



Benefits of Yoga in pregnancy


  • Improved Strength and Flexibility: Prenatal yoga can help to prepare the body for the physical demands of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood by increasing strength and flexibility
  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety: Yoga can help to reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and mental focus.
  • Improved Sleep: Yoga can help to improve sleep by promoting relaxation and reducing stress.
  • Relief from Common Pregnancy Symptoms: Yoga can help to alleviate common pregnancy symptoms such as back pain, morning sickness, and fatigue.
  • Preparing for labor and delivery: Certain yoga poses and breathing techniques may also help to prepare the body for labor and delivery, by increasing circulation to the pelvic region and helping to strengthen the muscles used during delivery.
  • Bonding with baby: Yoga classes can also be a great way for expecting mothers to bond with their babies and get connected with their growing bodies and baby.

pregnant mum posing in front of the waterwall in karakere


Auckland Yoga Academy - Hatha classes


Address: 190 Federal St, Auckland CBD
Email: yoga@yoga.co.nz
Auckland Yoga Academy is one of the best places to start with yoga while pregnant. Their classes are suitable for beginners or advanced yoga students. Their trained instructors are recommending Hatha yoga, as the safest and most suitable for preparing your body and mind for labour and birth. You can attend Hatha yoga as soon after your first trimester.

What is Hatha Yoga?


Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that focuses on physical postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama) to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. The word "hatha" is a combination of two words, "ha" meaning "sun" and "tha" meaning "moon," and it is often interpreted to mean "the yoga of balance." Hatha yoga is considered to be a gentle form of yoga that is accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.
Classes typically involve a series of poses that are held for a period of time, with emphasis on proper alignment and breath control. The pace of the class is slower than some other styles of yoga, and the focus is on developing strength and flexibility in the body, as well as relaxation and mindfulness. It can help to improve balance, increase strength and flexibility, and reduce stress and tension. It's also considered a good choice for pregnant women as it's a gentle form of yoga that can be modified to accommodate the changing body during pregnancy.

Yoga West


Address: Suite 12, 490 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland 0604
Email: info@yogawest.co.nz 
Yoga West, is a practice that offers a peaceful environment for mums to be and mums with their bubs, where you can run away from the city life, breath, relax and restore. Their approach is based on ancient Eastern traditions. If you are just starting out, worry no more! This yoga practice will provide you with all needed to get started and make you feel at home.

Flourish Yoga


Address: 5 Huron Street, Takapuna
Email: welcome@flourishyoga.co.nz 


Flourish Yoga will welcome you in the intimate and supportive environment of their studio. They are offering a variety of classes, but are highly educated in prenatal and postnatal yoga, to give you, mum-to-be the best start on the journey of welcoming your little one on the earthside. The Flourish Yoga educators will teach you all the relaxation techniques that will come in handy when giving birth.



Golden Yogi


Address: Level 1, 46 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland
Email: hello@goldenyogi.co.nz


Golden Yogi studio, located on the North shore, is an amazing place for mums-to-be to get ready for the new baby. Besides offering maternity specialized yoga, they are welcoming you to join any of their wide variety of classes. They guarantee that their teachers are highly trained to help you modify the yoga poses to be completely safe during your pregnancy. Their focus is to provide inspirational classes, that will help you with your personal growth, and transformation to helping you to be happy, healthy and ready to deliver your little one on the earthside.



Svastha Yoga


Address: 6 Prime Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
Email: info@svastha.co.nz


The owner and educator of Svastha Yoga is Barbara. Highly experienced, she wants to provide an intimate, relaxed and calm environment for her class students. If you are looking for a smaller group, with a focus on each individual for the maximum takeout, check her out.



Albany Yoga Room


Address: 36 William Pickering Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
Email: fee@albanyyoga.co.nz
Albany Yoga Room has classes dedicated especially to Prenatal and Pregnancy Yoga. The class is guided by the trained Doula Shelly, which will, with the relaxing and breathing techniques, help all the attendees to prepare for birth and delivery. As an expectant mum-to-be, you can attend their classes after 11 weeks of your pregnancy.
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