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Feel free to browse our FAQ below and if I haven’t answered your Q – or you’d like to reach out for any other reason – feel free to drop me a line.
Q: How are your programs different than other prenatal and postnatal fitness programs?
A: Often, prenatal yoga (and other fitness) classes are simply ‘watered-down’ versions of regular classes. That’s not what you get here. With & She Moves, you get a movement practice designed to move the dial on your strength and alignment with childbirth and/or post-childbirth recovery in mind.
The other major difference is safety. Many bootcamp-style exercises are not safe or smart unless and until you’ve done the work to restore your core and basic strength – in fact, doing the wrong things can make potential issues (like diastasis recti and pelvic floor issues) worse.
This program is 100% safe for those who may be dealing with pelvic floor issues or diastasis recti, and will help build and restore strength (smartly) in these areas.
Q: What happens if I start a prenatal series and am unable to continue (because my baby comes early, or I’m prescribed bed rest, etc.)?
A: If you are unable to continue with a series due to unforeseen medical circumstances, the unused classes will be credited towards a future session.
Q: Do I need to sign up for the whole 6 week series? What if I miss a class?
A: As a mother of 2 kids I totally understand that things come up. But I also know that committing to a program, especially as a new mom, is essential for seeing and feeling results as well as your own self care!
& She Moves classes are limited to no more than 10 people so that each participant gets lots of individualized attention. Because classes are offered on a pre registered basis and in order to maintain small class sizes we cannot accommodate make up classes.
Q: Do I have to have yoga or pilates experience to join?
A: Absolutely not. Classes are available to students at any level and lots of options are available whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been practicing for years. In every class, there is a range of student abilities.
I always offer options and modifications so you’ll be able to safely and confidently work at a level that’s comfortable and appropriate for you, and continue to improve as you progress and get stronger.
Q: What should I wear to class? Do I need to bring anything?
A: Wear something comfy and stretchy so you can move freely and other than that, we’ve got you covered. Water, mats, and props are provided at the studio. But you’re welcome to bring your own along with you, if you like.
Q: How many people are in each class?
A: In order to provide each student with individual attention, our classes are limited to 10 participants at the most. (Some classes have as few as six.)
Q: Can I take a prenatal class at any stage of pregnancy?
A: Absolutely. It’s never too early – or too late – to benefit from our classes. That said, the earlier you get started, the greater the benefit you’ll realize.
Q: When should I start postnatal classes? Is it too late to join if I have older children?
A: While our postnatal classes are open to – and beneficial for – all women who’ve had babies, the earlier you can begin after you’ve received clearance from your health care provider (usually around six weeks postpartum), the better. We also highly recommend you see a pelvic floor physiotherapist before beginning any exercise program.
You will get the most out of our mom and baby classes if your baby is less mobile, but we do welcome cruisers. For moms with older babies/kids, the moms-only evening class is the perfect option.
Q: Do you offer small-group in-home sessions?
A: You bet! I’m happy to extend our one-on-one service to semi-private or small-groups. Please contact me (using the form above) to discuss further.
Q: What does a typical class look like?
A:While all classes are slightly different, in a typical & She Moves class, you can expect to:
Begin each class with a series of yoga poses and breathing exercises to help ground and centre you
Move through flowing sequences and poses to help release common tension points in the body
Feel supported as we infuse each practice with strengthening and balancing Pilates exercises
Be encouraged to go at your own pace, but with the option of building a progressive and challenging practice through the use of a variety of props
Be empowered through the exploration of different movement themes each week