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Pregnancy Yoga North Shore

Wednesday's 7.00 - 8.00pm

Pregnancy yoga embodies a multidimensional practice that promotes stretching, mental centering, and concentrated breathing techniques.


Throughout pregnancy, the body undergoes a series of both physical and emotional transformations, triggered by hormonal fluctuations and the body’s preparation for childbirth. Practising yoga during this period can holistically support these changes by strengthening the body and creating stability within your body, mind and spirit. 


Our pregnancy yoga classes instil profound tranquillity and comfort along your pregnancy journey. Whether you're an expectant mother seeking a holistic approach to staying healthy and relaxed during your pregnancy journey, or a yoga enthusiast looking for specialised classes on the North Shore, Yoga Roots is a welcome home for new mamas-to-be. 

What is Pregnancy Yoga?

Pregnancy Yoga, also known as Prenatal Yoga, is a specialised form of yoga tailored to the unique needs and changes experienced by expectant mothers. It combines gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques to promote physical and emotional well-being throughout pregnancy and prepare the body for childbirth.


Pregnancy Yoga offers a gentle fitness regimen that can enhance your mood and sleep quality, boost your strength and flexibility, and alleviate common pregnancy discomforts such as lower back pain.


Why Choose Pregnancy Yoga on the North Shore?

Yoga Root Studio in Torbay, North Shore provides a picturesque backdrop for your journey into motherhood. Its tranquil environment, combined with our experienced Pregnancy Yoga instructor, offers a holistic experience that nurtures both your body and mind during this special time.


What are the Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga?

Pregnancy is a transformative time in a woman's life, and it's essential to choose exercises that not only support your physical well-being but also nurture your emotional and mental health. That's where Pregnancy Yoga shines as a fantastic exercise choice during this special journey. 


This is why we believe Pregnancy Yoga is the ideal practice for expectant mothers:


A Holistic Approach to Wellness


Pregnancy Yoga offers more than just physical movement; it provides a holistic approach to wellness that takes into account the changes happening within your body and the emotional rollercoaster that often accompanies pregnancy. Through carefully designed postures, gentle stretches, and breathing techniques, Pregnancy Yoga cultivates a harmonious balance between body and mind.


Nurturing Your Changing Body


As your body goes through the incredible process of creating life, it's important to choose exercises that adapt to your changing needs. Pregnancy Yoga focuses on poses that gently stretch and strengthen the muscles needed to support your growing belly and shifting centre of gravity. These poses also alleviate common discomforts like back pain, swollen ankles, and tension in the shoulders.


Connecting with Your Baby


Pregnancy Yoga encourages you to connect with your baby in a profound way. Through mindful breathing and meditation practices, you create a serene environment within yourself, which in turn affects the environment your baby experiences. This connection is not only soothing for you but can also have a positive impact on your baby's development and well-being.


Managing Stress and Anxiety


Pregnancy can bring about a mix of emotions, from excitement and joy to anxiety and apprehension. Yoga is well-respected to alleviate stress, and Pregnancy Yoga takes it a step further by incorporating relaxation techniques that help you manage stress and anxiety. The deep breathing exercises and mindfulness practices can alleviate tension, promote better sleep, and enhance your overall emotional balance.


Preparing for Childbirth


Labour and childbirth require both physical and mental stamina. Pregnancy Yoga equips you with tools to navigate this transformative experience with more confidence and ease. The breathing techniques you learn in class can be applied during labour to manage pain and promote relaxation. The focus on building core strength and pelvic floor stability can contribute to a smoother childbirth experience.


A Supportive Community


There is a very special sense of community that develops among expecting mothers attending these classes on the North Shore. Sharing experiences and emotions with fellow mamas-to-be is immensely comforting and empowering. 


Incorporating Pregnancy Yoga into your routine is more than just an exercise choice; it's a commitment to your well-being, your baby's development, and your journey into motherhood. By embracing the benefits of Pregnancy Yoga in this idyllic setting, you're setting the stage for a healthier and more joyful pregnancy experience.

The Key Aspects of Pregnancy Yoga


Yoga Roots Pregnancy Yoga Classes focus on:

  • Gentle Asanas: Yoga postures specifically designed to accommodate the changing body of an expectant mother while improving flexibility and strength.

  • Breathing Techniques: Learning conscious breathing to reduce stress, increase oxygen intake, and promote relaxation.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness: Relaxation techniques like Yoga Nidra, to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and create a deeper connection between the mother and the unborn child.

  • Lifestyle integration for a harmonious life during your pregnancy and your journey into motherhood


Pre- and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Marjolein: “I believe emphasis could be placed on embracing a pregnancy from the inside out. Embarking on this time in your life with your soul fully open as your body, mind and heart adapts in the lead up to your little being's arrival. Less focus on what pregnancy 'should look like', More focus on how you're feeling and what helps you radiate from your heart all the way down to your womb.”


Pregnancy Yoga Classes on the North Shore


Nestled in Torbay on the North Shore of Auckland, Yoga Roots stands as a charming boutique home studio. Marjolein extends a warm invitation to join her in weekly yoga classes and tailored workshops—details available on the Timetable. With a focus on intimacy, classes accommodate a maximum of 8 participants. Discover the comforting embrace of the Yoga Roots studio, designed to foster relaxation and rejuvenation in its cosy and nurturing setting.

Our beautiful client experiences

"Marjolein holds the most beautiful, peaceful space for her clients. I have been a part of Yoga Roots for 3 years and have done pregnancy yoga, mums and bubs yoga (with two babies in separate blocks) and mama revive. I always leave feeling refreshed, energized and grateful to have been part of her serene space. Marjolein is so welcoming and supportive (especially with busy babies!). She is also very knowledgeable and is able to offer sound advice around yoga practice for pre and postnatal mamas. I have loved my yoga journey thus far and will continue to support this wonderful small business!"

Pregnancy Yoga Course Details

This course supports you to nurture your changing body and prepare it  for childbirth and the postpartum phase.


Every week, we delve into distinct themes spanning the entire pregnancy journey. These themes encompass fostering self-trust, promoting optimal baby positioning, utilising yoga for birthing, and preparation for the postpartum period.

When: Wednesday's 7.00 - 8.00pm


Marjolein just had her 2nd baby in January 2024, during her maternity leave these classes will be covered by Laura Mckenzie.

7 wk course block: 22 May - 10 July (bookings are open)

Pricing: $150 for 7 weeks 


Register for a course block: via the registration form below

or book casual:
book online via momoyoga
$25 casual pass

Yoga mats and props will be provided. 

Yoga Roots studio
Your local Pre- and Postnatal Specialist
108 Deep Creek Road, Torbay, North Shore.



To register for Pregnancy Yoga North Shore, please fill out the information below.

  • When can I start maternity yoga?
    For absolute beginners, the optimal time to begin yoga during pregnancy is the second trimester, around 12 weeks in. It's advisable to have a more gentle practice in the first trimester if you're not accustomed to yoga. If you are practising in the first trimester, focus on relaxation, gentle breathing practices and mantra. For experienced practitioners, consider adapting your routine to accommodate your changing body.
  • Does yoga make labour easier?
    In the early stages of labour, engaging in yoga can prove highly advantageous by alleviating pressure on the pelvic floor. Movement, especially slow yogic stretching, throughout labour is strongly recommended to help with pain management. Within our course we guide you through these special yoga poses with a combination of deep belly breathing to help support physical relief and mental relaxation during labour. We will also practice specific breath practices to help with active labour.
  • Can pregnancy yoga help with back pain?
    Yes, pregnancy yoga includes poses and stretches that can help alleviate back pain and improve posture. As every body and experience is unique, Marjolein helps guide you towards positions that will specifically alleviate discomfort and help strengthen and stabilise your changing body.
  • Is it safe to continue practising yoga as I approach my due date?
    As your due date nears, it's good to continue your yoga practice but modify poses and favour relaxation and breathing exercises. Marjolein, an experienced pregnancy instructor will ensure you develop your practice to suit where you are in your pregnancy journey.
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