1 Guilles Lane
Woodbury, NY 11797
 
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Pre-Natal


This class is taught by:

Jenny Van Dyke

Jenny is a certified, registered yoga instructor who has been practicing yoga for 13 years and teaching for six. She has dedicated herself to the study of Iyengar yoga, which emphasizes safety and healing through proper alignment in the poses, and meeting individual needs through the use of props. Jenny is also a speech therapist and special education teacher and has been working with children with special needs since 1995.

Leslie Luft

Leslie is the owner and director of Absolute Yoga and an E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance registered instructor. Prior to opening the studio and becoming a full-time yoga instructor and practitioner, Leslie spent 20 years working as a corporate/securities attorney in New York City and Long Island. When the stress of her career and the commute, together with her full time job as a mom to her two children, became overwhelming, she turned to yoga, which she had dabbled with on and off in college. Enjoying the many benefits that yoga had to offer her, she was inspired to get her teaching certification and bring the gift of yoga to others. Leslie received her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in ISHTA Yoga. Developed by Guru Alan Finger, ISHTA yoga is a modern, dynamic distillation of spiritual traditions which allows you to develop a personal yoga practice that meets your individual needs. Leslie has continued her studies in various styles of yoga, including Anusara™ yoga and is an Anusara™-inspired instructor. She has her 500 hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification from the Long Island Yoga School. She brings to her classes the benefits of each of these various styles, combining emphasis on the breath, with precise alignment, in a dynamic Anusara™ inspired sequence, encouraging her students to open not only their bodies and their mind, but also their hearts. She also has a certification in Pre-Natal yoga. Leslie credits her husband with encouraging her to follow her heart on her yogic journey and share her joy with others in the studio. She is thankful to all of her teachers who have inspired her and given her guidance over the years.
This class focuses on postures that are appropriate for pregnant women with an emphasis on breathing, relaxation, and muscle toning/opening, especially in the area of the hips and pelvis, to make labor and delivery easier on both mom and child. Have the best possible pregnancy and delivery by learning to stretch and strengthen the body, focus and relax the mind, control breathing and develop awareness. Best of all meet a lovely community of pregnant women in your neighborhood! Yoga is a wonderful way to bond with your baby while he/she is in the womb. It also helps you to deal with all the changes happening to your body; this class will help you build the strength necessary during pre- and post- natal months as well as during labor. Practicing yoga will also keep your body agile and help you recover more quickly after the birth.  These sessions are rolling so starting your session of classes at any time is allowed.
No prior yoga experience required.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Aug 29 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Leslie Luft
  • Sat Sep 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Sep 05 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Debi Tracy
  • Sat Sep 09 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Sep 12 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Debi Tracy
  • Sat Sep 16 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Sep 19 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Debi Tracy
  • Sat Sep 23 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Sep 26 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Debi Tracy
  • Sat Sep 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Oct 03 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Debi Tracy
  • Sat Oct 07 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Oct 10 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Debi Tracy
  • Sat Oct 14 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Oct 17 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Debi Tracy
  • Sat Oct 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Debi Tracy
  • Sat Oct 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenny Van Dyke
  • Tue Oct 31 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Debi Tracy