New Prenatal Yoga Class Starting Soon!

For those of you who were unable to get into the most recent session with Inner Dawn Yoga, you’ll be thrilled to know that Leslie Pullen of Specialty Yoga and Pilates is about to start a new summer session and there are 3 spots still available! Here’s all you need to know, including fall session info:

Pre-Natal Yoga:  Thursdays at The Urban Nature Center, 184 N. Christina Street        

       6 week Summer Session: July 25th 7 pm – 8 pm to Aug 29th 7 pm – 8 pm

                                                 **Space Limited. Only 3 spots available.

       6 week Fall Session #1: Sept 5th 7 pm – 8 pm to Oct 10th 7 pm – 8 pm

       6 week Fall Session #2: October 17th 7 pm – 8 pm to Nov 21st 7 pm – 8 pm

       Winter Session to be announced.

       Cost: $55 for 6 sessions or $12 per class (drop-in)                    

This restorative and relaxing class encourages connection with the breath in preparation for labour and guides participants through stretches and postures that gently open the pelvis and abdominal area. Offered for mothers-to-be ranging from 15 weeks to 35 weeks. Please bring your own mat and a thick blanket that folds easily (e.g. beach blanket).

If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for a class, please contact Leslie at

What is a pre-natal yoga class like?

The practice of pre-natal yoga is designed to promote health and well-being for both the mother and growing baby. It aids mothers-to-be by providing useful tools and strategies to help manage the hurdles they may encounter during the birthing  process. As your body transforms during your pregnancy, the class helps you meet the challenges you will face as your body changes. Pre-natal yoga uses gentle, safe stretches to increase your sense of openness through the hips, abdomen and chest; breathing exercises to increase your sense of calmness and focus; relaxation techniques to release deeply held tension and stress; and a variety of movements and postures to mentally and physically prepare you for the birth of your child. Amid the busy and hectic lifestyles we lead, pre-natal yoga is a wonderful way to take time for yourself and your growing baby.

Leslie Pullen originally hails from Vancouver, B.C., where her love of Yoga began.

Leslie is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Alliance Member. Her RYT-200 includes specialized training in the areas of pre-natal and post-natal yoga. She has also travelled to Brooklyn, N.Y. to receive extensive training in Pilates with Ellie Herman, one of the leading experts in the field.