Prenatal with Michelle on Fridays 13h30-14h45  Yoga for all levels adapted to your needs at this very special time.

 Vendredi Prénatal vendredi 13h30-14h45  pour tous les niveaux de futurs mamans et vos besoins en cette période particulaire.


Thank you for everything. I loved the classes and they were a wonderful help for the pregnancy and birth. (A.) 

Elena m’a accompagné durant ma grossesse et je recommande à toutes de suivre ses cours de yoga pré natal. C’est un vrai moment de bonheur pour connecter avec bébé & savoir respirer tout en douceur. (A-S.) 

J’ai suivi le cours de prénatal d’Elena au centre du yoga du Marais et j’en suis ravie ! Elena est la douceur même. Ses instructions sont toujours claires. Et j’arrive plutôt bien à retenir les postures et les enchaînements (ce qui n’a pas toujours été le cas dans d’autres cours de yoga que j’ai pu prendre par le passé.) 
Merci Elena pour cette petite pastille de douceur hebdomadaire ! (A.) 

I want to say thank you very much for the fantastic classes, amazing tips on how to relax and agreeing to switch between languages for me (and lending me your leggings in the time of crisis haha) - I’m very grateful! (M.) 

Je voulais te dire un très grand merci pour tes cours pré- et post-natal. Cela a été un vrai bonheur à chaque fois. (G.) 

It was a pleasure practicing yoga with you. And thanks for taking such great care of us and our babies. (E.)

Sharing:  Why sleep on the left or roll out of postures to the left side?
There are two reasons. firstly blood flow (around your body, and not necessarily to the placenta) is better when you lie on your left, and it helps control your blood pressure. If you feel faint or dizzy, lying on your left side can help (whether pregnant or not). The second reason is that it encourages the baby to settle on that side of the uterus. This is encouraged from 34 weeks onward because if the baby is laying on that side when you are in labor it is supposed to make labor easier - in particular the passing of the head through the pelvis into the birth canal.
There are two arteries that run from your heart - one on your left, one on your right. The one on your right is smaller and blood flow can sometimes be afftected by putting pressure on it as where the one on your left is signifigantly larger and blood flow is very rarely affected by anything. Sometimes during pregnancy and labor,  blood flow to the placenta decreases so if you roll to your left side, it increases again because you have relieved all sources of pressure.   You will notice during labor that if baby's heartbeat decreases, they will have you lie on your left side to see if the heartbeat rises again. Although left side sleeping is recommended, many doctors think sleeping on your right side and your back until 28 weeks is just fine. 

POUR POST NATAL avec Michelle Jacobi
Le cours de lundi soir 18h30-20h00 est idéale pour maman de regagner son tonus et flexibilité en douceur, de pratiquer des postures à son propre rythme et dans pleine conscience.  
lundi 18h30-20h00

Je vous annonce la naissance de Noémie qui est arrivée mardi 4 février, deux jours après terme. Tout s'est bien passé et nous sommes rentrés à la maison en fin de semaine.  Merci beaucoup pour les cours de yoga qui m'ont fait un grand bien durant ma grossesse.   Emmanuelle

It's been such a long time since we last spoke or saw each other... although I still follow the news from Yoga Marais.  I am convinced that I was able to "hang in there" and deliver my twin babies at full term, in a great part, due to the yoga sessions we had.  The children and I still "downward facing dog" (it's now a verb at ours) when we need to stretch or take some time out.  They sometimes tell us they remember doing yoga in a room with big windows where the sun was in the room... they were only 18 months old then!  Ginny

Ma petite fille est née le jour du solstice, le 21 juin.
Elle s'appelle Roxane et elle se porte très bien, tout comme moi.
Je passerai te la présenter un de ces jours.  Merci pour tous les cours de yoga qui m'ont fait tellement de bien pendant la grossesse.
C'est un plaisir de t'avoir rencontrée.   Laurianne

Just want to let you know that I became a mother of a beautiful smart son Peter. He was born on 12 September. I was overdue and asked him to come in this world on September 12, which he did))
It was a great experience!
Singing "om gam ganopataye namaha" was useful at the beginning))) then other breathing practics helped a lot. At the end I used epidural, but still breathing (and singing Oooo) made the process much easier (epidural didn't work on some stages).
We were blessed to have a wonderful midwife, who also used acupressure and treated me like a queen.
Big thank you for your yoga classes! It was very useful for me and baby! (All say that I am in a great form (it's true- my belly is flat like before pregnancy))))
Every class was a real fun and most important that you are very professional and very nice person at the same time!
All the best to you and your school!
Hope to visit your class in future.  Snezhana


Hello class of 2010!

It's been a pleasure and a joy watching your babies come through the Mommy and Me class these past 8 years.  Thank you for letting me be a part of their first "yogic steps."
They are just adorable.