Taking prenatal yoga classes at bend was one of the best parts of being pregnant! I began attending classes to keep myself in shape and meet other women in the same stage of life but soon realized that my yoga class would offer so much more! Not only did attending classes help keep me feeling fantastic throughout my pregnancy, it had a huge impact on my birth experience as well. Bend is an incredibly supportive environment-the instructors are amazing and there is truly a community formed by the teachers and the moms attending classes. I went into pregnancy assuming I would have a very medical birth but discovered my own strength while taking classes at bend. I feel I was more confident of what I was capable of achieving and better informed of my choices due to my instructors and classmates. I credit the drug-free birth of my son to the time spent at bend! I even used a few of the poses from Mamaste classes while in active labor. All expectant mamas should be so lucky as to have a “bend” in their life!
My son and I began attending the Sweet Peas class as soon as he was 6 weeks old and it has been a wonderful experience for both of us. He loves seeing the other babies and enjoys practicing various poses with me during class. The Sweet Peas class has helped me get my body back into pre-pregnancy shape and is also a wonderful way to get advice and find camaraderie with other mothers of infants. Kelly makes the class enjoyable for the mom’s and babies and it is one of our favorite hours of the week. It has been so much fun watching my son grow along with other babies who attend the class!