Prenatal Yoga DVD Reviews and Testimonials
Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Endorsements from the Press
“makes you feel good, even with a big belly,” “My arms and legs got a workout, and I felt stretched, connected and relaxed.”
Our favorite Prenatal & Postpartum exercise DVDs
Yoga instructor and doula, Jennifer More wants you to use yoga during labor. Three distinct yoga routines focus on those poses that will help you when in labor, and Wolfe explains the benefits of each during the workout. The end result? You’ll feel relaxed-and prepared for childbirth
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Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Endorsements from Medical Professionals
Having practiced obstetrics for over 20 years, I have come to realize the importance for pregnant women to stay in good shape throughout their pregnancy. I have found Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga to be one of the very best ways to stay fit and happy during the pregnancy as well as to prepare one’s body for childbirth and the post partum period that follows. A very large percentage of my patients do yoga with excellent results. it is hard for pregnant women to find the time to attend classes and so Jennifer More’s Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga DVD is a great alternative to classes for the busy mother to be. In the DVD, Jennifer also does a wonderful job in making sure the women are listening to their bodies and not do any positions that dont make them feel good. medically appropriate modifications for each trimester are presented. She also makes it abundantly clear that, as with any prenatal exercise, a woman must be in good health and have approval from her doctor before starting this exercise. Because of this, i recommend her DVD’s to my patients and have seen great results from women who have used them through their pregnancies and births. Women report having less everyday aches and pains, more energy during pregnancy, and greater stamina during childbirth as a result of regular practice of this style of prenatal yoga.
Dr. Jan Rydfors received his Medical degree and specialization training from Stanford University Medical Center. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford University Medical Center and is board certified. He is the Co-Author of the popular “Handbook in Obstetrics and Gynecology,” now in its sixth edition and with several international editions.
He also practices at his office in Redwood City, CA
I fully endorse Jennifer More’s Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga and Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Short Forms, both professionally and personally.
As a pediatrician, nothing is more important to me than the health of the babies that I see. Jennifer’s prenatal yoga DVD’s are the perfect way for mom-to-be to stay healthy and fit both physically and emotionally throughout her entire pregnancy through a safe, active, yet relaxing yoga practice.
Personally, as an expectant mom, I found Jennifer’s prenatal yoga practice to be one of the most important ways for me to prepare my body and mind for birthing in a way that was completely safe, invigorating and inspiring. Jennifer’s years of experience as a doula, prenatal & vinyasa yoga instructor, a childbirth educator, a hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master and a mother guarantee that her prenatal vinyasa yoga classes offer some of the best, most effective, and safest practices available!
Dr. Elisa H. Song
Whole Child Wellness • Belmont, California
As an MD, I’m often skeptical of the promises a lot of yoga dvds make. Jennifer More’s vinyasa practice exceeds all expectations.
I used this vinyasa practice throughout both of my pregnancies. I became stronger as each pregnancy progressed, so that I was able to achieve my goal of natural childbirth with energy left over. You will work hard, sweat a lot, and be as prepared for childbirth as you can possibly be. I can’t recommend this dvd highly enough!!!
Dr. Denise Brown is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has 12 years of experience and is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Biological Sciences Learning Center, Chicago, IL
Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga Endorsements from Practitioners
Perfect for the busy woman or mom
Most prenatal yoga videos (and classes) seem to spend the majority of their time teaching the basics, and move at a pace that can be too slow for someone who’s already been practicing for a while. This is the first prenatal yoga DVD I’ve done that was challenging enough to keep me engaged and energized, while giving enough modifications that I could make it work even on days I wasn’t feeling quite up to the full practice. I also love that there are 15-, 30- and 45-minute practices—perfect for the busy woman or mom who doesn’t always have time to set aside an hour or more. I’m just days away from giving birth to my fifth child and am feeling healthy and strong. After the baby is here I plan to use this DVD to transition back into my regular practice.
Meagan Francis – author, writer and mom of five
Great workout, even for those with little experience
I’m not an experienced yogi by any means — I took one or two classes before getting pregnant but that was it. I love this video, and used it throughout my second pregnancy. I especially love that in this 2 DVD set, you can choose to do workouts of varying lengths based on how much time you have. I had a toddler the last time I was pregnant, so some days the 15- or 30-minute workouts were all I had time for.
I had the Shiva Rea DVD in my first pregnancy, and got bored of it really quickly and never felt like it gave me a workout. These DVDs kept me interested as I worked to master the flow of the poses, and after I did a routine I had significantly less hip and back pain for the rest of the day. My only problem is that now that my baby has been born, I can’t find a non-prenatal yoga video that I like as much as these!
Your practice made me fell strong, sure and capable
Just a quick note to say thanks for your prenatal vinyasa yoga dvds. I did the short forms 2-3 times a week and the long form at least once every other week. This was my second pregnancy and it was tough to find time for yoga (my 3 year old keeps me busy) but I always made a bit of time for your DVDs. I can’t tell you what a relief it was for me to find an invigorating and challenging yoga programme to follow. I was really frustrated in my first pregnancy that all prenatal yoga seemed to treat the mum as though she were weak and fragile. Your practice made me fell strong, sure and capable. In fact, it was part of what gave me courage to have a home birth in Japan (where I live temporarily).
Yes, the 3rd trimester model is a bit intimidating, but she demonstrates what is possible with great form. I’m 42, at 18 weeks, and I have not practiced yoga in several years due to an injury, and yet I found this DVD incredibly satisfying and comprehensive. I have tried the other leading DVD’s and have been disappointed with the practices, as well as with the instructors’ deliveries. If all you want is to sit on the floor on a blanket for an hour and breathe with your eyes closed, this DVD is not for you. This one is just challenging enough where I’m excited to work up to my potential during the next few months. Having the short forms – 15,30, and 45 minute options are helpful with a busy lifestyle or when you just don’t feel like doing yoga, but you want to get a little in. The partner yoga segment is much appreciated by my husband whose back needs as much attention as mine. This is a focused practice with useful birthing commentary along the way. If you feel it is too difficult, don’t give up, take Ms. Wolfe’s advice and modify or sink into child’s pose! Everything takes work, so if you think an hour of this yoga is too difficult, think about how labor will feel. It’s worth the time,energy,and patience investment to make the birthing process easier in the end.