Seattle Yoga News: Anusara Yoga for Pregnancy with Jessica Jennings at Seattle Yoga Arts

Today and Sunday I’ll be seeing Jessica Jennings, hailing from Los Angeles, at Seattle Yoga Arts as she applies the principles of Anusara to yoga for pregnancy. I’m not an Anusara teacher, but I understand enough of the vernacular to flail along with the kula. 🙂

Jessica is a certified Anusara teacher and a doula. She has a Masters in Kinesiology, for which thesis she worked with the Chief of Staff of OB/Gyn at Kaiser to create a program for pregnant women.

Me, I’ve never been pregnant, and I don’t exactly think of children on a regular basis. I have a lot of friends who have decided to get preggo, however, and they’ve often asked me about prenatal yoga. I’ve studied prenatal yoga in my teacher training, but I haven’t done a specialized workshop focusing on just prenatal, so I’m hoping this workshop will help me become more comfortable with working with pre and post pregnancy, as well as meet prenatal teachers in the area that I can refer my friends to.

From the Seattle Yoga Arts website:

Pregnancy can be a doorway for women to enter a whole new place of connection with themselves and their bodies. And yet there is so much unnecessary fear and anxiety surrounding pregnancy in our culture.

As yoga teachers, we can offer a sense of trust and groundedness through our words and our guidance, while keeping our pregnant students and their babies safe. This workshop will give you the information you need to begin to tap in to your own inner wisdom to help our pregnant students enjoy a transformative, joy-filled journey.

As yoga students, we can deepen our understanding of what it means to step into the flow of nature by exploring Tantric philosophy and the Universal Principles of Alignment within this inspiring context.

– Come get your questions answered about how to accommodate pregnancy with simple adjustments to traditional poses

– Learn about optimal prenatal alignment and sequencing, therapeutics, and inspiring themes

– Explore your own feelings/fears around birth in this love-fest of a weekend (men are welcome and encouraged to attend)