"And pregnant women also must take care of their bodies, not avoiding exercise nor adopting a low diet … for children before birth are evidently affected by the mother just as growing plants are by the earth." Aristotle, Politics, Book VII, Chapter XVII
PRENATAL ALIGNMENT CLASS
Our ultimate goals for you and your baby are a healthy and painfree pregnancy, happy memories of your birth
and an easy recovery.
We all know that a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity in addition to the nutrients from a wholesome diet and sufficient periods of rest and sleep. But are we getting enough "movement nutrients" and are we getting it right? Here are some facts:
Reality Check 1:We spend most of the day sitting on sitting devices. On chairs. Benches. Sofas. In cars. On toilets! All this sitting occurs at home, on the bus, at work, at the restaurant, in the park. North Americans even bring their folding chairs to music festivals!
Susanne is an amazing instructor and attending class on a weekly basis is a great way to learn new exercises, and be reminded of alignment and key markers to performing the exercises properly and effectively. We truly noticed a difference if we missed a week or did not incorporate the exercises into our daily lives. Since attending the class we have noticed that our muscles are stronger and much more toned.
After joining the postnatal class in the fall we became more aware of how improperly aligned our bodies are in everyday activities. We were able to correct our alignment with the exercises we learned in class and incorporate the exercises into our everyday lives. Being able to exercise while holding, nursing or playing with our babies is not something we even imagined was possible but it is amazing the workout that can be achieved when your body is properly aligned.
Two Mom+Baby Restorative Exercise Class participants
After many efforts to strengthen my core and close my diastasis, Susanne has taught me a successful method. I now understand how to work "smarter, not harder". I am mindful of how I move my body. I am able to stretch gently and consistently in a way that has reduced the pain in my lower back. I am able to work my transverse muscles correctly. I am delighted to feel my diastasis slowly closing. My self confidence is improving and I am so thankful to Susanne for this change in my life!