YOGA CLASSES FOR PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM
Vista Yoga is also thrilled to announce that we will now offer post-natal yoga classes, suitable for women starting at 4-6 weeks postpartum. Pelvic floor and core rehabilitation will be a standard part of each class, as well as yogic relief for the stress, sleep loss, and body aches associated with new motherhood. Babies who are pre-crawling are welcome to join! New classes start Tuesday, October 10th (10:45-11:45am).
On Yoga in Pregnancy
Prenatal yoga serves women at every stage of pregnancy. It relieves the common discomforts of pregnancy, increases maternal confidence, and helps prepare for labor and delivery. Scientific studies now show that because of positive outcomes for labor and delivery, and for the health and wellness of the mother (including after birth), prenatal yoga should be seen as an integral part of pregnancy.
The new Tuesday classes will be taught by our latest faculty addition, Patricia Schmidt (RYT 500hr, and pelvic health specialist.)
Rebecca Leary Safon NMT RYT 500 RPYT C-IAYT
I have dedicated my life’s work to the care of women since 2000. I graduated from the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts as a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, and received prenatal massage certification and advanced training from Carole Osborne. In 2000 I founded Mother-to-Mother Massage & Yoga Therapy, creating a sacred space for women to explore body, mind and breath with nurturing and support. Adding to my expertise in bodywork, I became a 200-hour registered yoga teacher in 2013, and added prenatal yoga and Yoga-Born childbirth education with Jacci Gruninger in 2014. In 2016, I completed 500 hours of training in Yoga Therapy with Marlysa Sullivan MPT E-RYT500, and Yoganand Michael Carroll. In 2017, I received certification as a yoga therapist from IAYT. I am currently a Director in Training with Pranakriya School, and working on certification in yoga for the pelvic floor with Leslie Howard. I teach yoga in studios around the Atlanta metro area and in private practice, specializing in prenatal, therapeutic and meditative flow/vinyasa. Before beginning my work in alternative healthcare, I was a dance and theater producer in New York City and Atlanta. I raised two strong, smart and beautiful daughters in Atlanta with my husband, two cats, and a Great Dane named Leon.
Patty is both 200 and 500hr YA-Certified, and is an IAYT Level 1 certified yoga therapist. She holds additional qualifications in Pre/Postnatal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Survivors, and Yoga for Hypermobility. Those who know her recognize that all roads lead to the pelvis; she is committed to pelvic health and wellness for women and men, at all stages of their lives. She trains other yoga teachers, as well as health and fitness professionals, to orient themselves to the pelvis in space, and raises awareness of pelvic health and wellness in public speaking and educational events. A recent transplant to Atlanta, Patricia infuses each class with wisdom, strength, and surrender.