Prenatal Yoga 4 Women of Color
To partner with the city, organizations, and doulas to fill the void of mindfulness accessibility for women of color during their prenatal and postnatal journey.
Yoga 4 Philly recognizes the positive impact of yoga for all people. At this time Yoga 4 Philly is placing particular emphasis on maternal wellness in an effort to pour into the health and well-being of future mothers. Pre-natal yoga is a multi-faceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering, and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is not only safe but has numerous benefits for pregnant women and their babies including improved sleep, reduced blood pressure, reduced stress and anxiety, an increase in strength, flexibility, and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth as well as a decrease of lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath. Pre-natal yoga may increase a mother’s ability to cope with labor pain and even optimizes the mother-infant bond. By building relationships and community among mothers who may feel lonely or isolated, the many benefits of prenatal yoga are plentiful. Yoga 4 Philly sees prenatal yoga as a necessity in improving the livelihood of our mothers, our children, and our world.
Help us with this great vision by donating below!
If you would like to further discuss our Prenatal Yoga 4 Women of Color Initiative, please email, in**@yo*********.org and indicate, “Prenatal Yoga” in the subject line.
— Nia, Prenatal Yoga Student