The Incredible Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Embrace Your Journey to Motherhood with Strength and Serenity

Pregnancy is a transformative journey filled with joy, anticipation, and change. At Push Markham, we understand the unique physical and emotional needs of expectant mothers, and we believe that prenatal yoga is a powerful tool for embracing this incredible journey with strength and serenity.

Prenatal yoga is more than just exercise; it’s a holistic approach to nurturing your body, mind, and baby during pregnancy. Here are some reasons why prenatal yoga matters and should an essential part of anyone’s pregnancy:

 Physical Wellness

  • Strengthening: Prenatal yoga focuses on gentle yet effective poses that build strength in the muscles needed for labor and delivery.
  • Flexibility: Improve flexibility and balance, helping your body adapt to the physical changes of pregnancy.
  • Pain Relief: Alleviate common discomforts such as back pain, sciatica, and swollen ankles.

Emotional Support

  • Stress Reduction: Learn relaxation techniques to manage stress and anxiety, promoting emotional well-being.
  • Connection: Bond with your baby on a deeper level through mindfulness and meditation practices.
  • Community: Join a supportive community of expectant mothers, sharing experiences and building lasting connections.

Preparation for Labor

  • Breath Control: Learn controlled breathing techniques that can be incredibly beneficial during labor.
  • Positioning: Discover optimal birthing positions to ease the birthing process.
  • Confidence: Gain the confidence and mental clarity needed for a positive birth experience.

Postpartum Recovery

  • Core Strength: Build a strong foundation for postpartum recovery and returning to fitness after childbirth.
  • Mindfulness: Continue your journey into motherhood with mindfulness practices that promote self-care and balance.

Holistic Well-Being

  • Sleep Quality: Improve sleep patterns and experience more restful nights.
  • Digestive Health: Alleviate common digestive issues associated with pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy Glow: Enhance your overall well-being, leaving you feeling radiant and energized.

Join Us at Push for Prenatal Yoga

Our experienced instructors are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for expectant mothers. We offer a range of classes suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a first-time practitioner, prenatal yoga at Push Markham is an opportunity to celebrate and embrace the beauty of pregnancy. Join us and experience the transformational benefits of prenatal yoga on your journey to motherhood.

Explore our Prenatal Yoga Class Schedule, Postnatal Classes Markham, and Pricing, or Contact Us for more information. We can’t wait to welcome you to our community and support you on your path to a healthy and empowered pregnancy.

Prenatal Classes we offer

Stretch and support your growing body with prenatal yoga. This class will practice breathing techniques, birth intention and movements to help with labour and birth.  No yoga experience required.

Strengthen safely during pregnancy with our prenatal Pilates class.  Learn how to activate the core for pregnancy and prepare your body for labour and birth.  

The perfect workshop for both partners to prepare physically and mentally for pregnancy and labour. This hands-on event will leave you feeling connected as partners as well as parents to-be. Learn and practice: yoga breathing for labour, set intentions for parenthood & partner meditation. REGISTER HERE

Prepare for your mind for birth using meditation and deep relaxation. During this session, the body is completely relaxed (usually laying down with support props). The instructor guides you with verbal instructions. No yoga experience is required.

This session will help with:
– optimize deep sleep
– reduce insomnia
– reduce anxiety/stress
– relax tension in the body


It’s best to start between 15 and 20 weeks.    Many returning clients or clients who are very physically active like to start as early as 12 weeks or after the nausea or tiredness have subsided.

If you are new to yoga, start at 1 class per week and see how your body feels.  Many of our experienced yoga/fitness clients like to attend 2-3 classes per week.  You will definitely feel the most benefits with consistency, so no matter how many times you come make sure you make yoga a weekly routine!

No, prenatal classes are for the pregnant person only.   Partners are welcome to wait for you in our waiting area OR attend take a Partner’s workshop for themselves.  Check out our new workshop series: Expecting Dad – a baby101 class for new dads.

No, however, we recommend checking with your primary care provider (doctor/midwife) before starting yoga.

Yes, of course!  We offer pre-registered drop-in classes for many of our classes.  Check out our prenatal options 

Some Insurance plans cover yoga under a health/fitness spending account.  Please inquire with your insurance provider for details.

A receipt will be emailed to you which can be used for submission to your insurance company.  We do NOT provide direct billing for yoga studio services.