Prenatal Yoga

Prepare your body and your mind for birth as we align and breathe in this Prenatal Yoga class with Sayde at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.

  • You do not have to be scheduled for delivery at Mercy Hospital in order to join us!
  • $7.00 per week per class – pay each week at the door
  • Use the covered parking on 8th Street at 8th Ave and come up to 3rd Floor North.

Like all yogic practice, prenatal yoga focuses on postures (asana), mental focus (dharana), and breath (pranayama) to keep your body, mind, and spirit healthy during your pregnancy.

Proven to keep back and joint pain away, the asanas that we focus on keep your joints aligned and muscles strong. Dharana takes your focus off of your ever-changing body and eases the birthing process. Pranayama leads to relaxation and dispersion of hormones which keeps you serene. The practice of prenatal yoga, also, helps your body return to a toned and lean state faster, post-partum.

Doctor’s permission is required before participation, though most previous conditions can be worked through during prenatal yoga. This class is about pregnancy, for pregnant moms, so join us. It is a treat for yourself and baby!