Maui Now ‘Ohana: Prenatal Yoga Classes
Maui Now’s Malika Dudley explores prenatal yoga with certified prenatal yoga instructor, Jill Perez, at Maui Lani Physicians and Surgeons in Kahului. See video below for the full interview which explores questions like; “What are the benefits of prenatal yoga?” “Can I continue taking a “regular” yoga class when I’m pregnant?” “What are some modifications that I need to make?” “When do I need to stop lying on my belly?” “Can I do yoga throughout my pregnancy?” and more.
Jill Perez describes her prenatal yoga class as “A fluid, instinctual yoga practice designed to deepen trust in your capacities for birth and motherhood. This class will ease tensions common in pregnancy, and strengthen your body, mind, heart, and sense of support for this amazing time in your life. You will be guided through breath-work and centering, vigorous asanas, sounding, and relaxation. Be prepared to share laughter and challenges in a one of a kind community of women.” The classes are open to women at all levels and stages of pregnancy.
Location: Maui Lani Physicians and Surgeons (upstairs), 165 Ma’a St. in Kahului (808)446-7120
Instructors: Jill Perez, Kelley McCarthy Cerny
Class times: Wednesdays at 5 p.m. / Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Cost: $15/class or $120 for 10 classes
On their website, Maui Beach Yoga describes their private prenatal yoga classes as “a safe and gentle yoga experience on the beautiful beaches of Maui.” Candy Crews, owner and founder of Maui Beach Yoga, worked for the Maui Childbirth Association from 1976 to 1980 and was trained to teach Lamaze birth classes by respected RN’s at Maui Memorial Hospital. Call 808–385-6466 for more details and to schedule your private prenatal yoga experience.
Mangala Yoga Studio in Makawao describes their prenatal yoga classes as a place where you can “Unite with your mind, body, and spirit, you’ll deepen the connection with your ever-changing body. Flowing through yoga postures and breathing techniques, we’ll awaken and restore deep-rooted levels of personal potential. You’ll find yourself surrounded by a community of mothers as you relax, restore, and rejuvenate for the days to follow.”
Location: Mangala Yoga Studio in Makawao, 1170 Makawao Avenue, (808)359-2252
Instructor: Meredith Richmond
Status of classes: Currently on hiatus but expected to start back up soon.
**To submit prenatal yoga opportunities on Maui to be included in this article, please email Malika at [email protected] and she will add the business to the list.**