Vanya Francis

Vanya Francis weaves a unique tapestry of holistic wellness to support and uplift families during their childbirth journeys. She is a certified yoga instructor and prenatal yoga teacher educator, receiving her 20...

Prenatal Yoga | Every Finale is as an Overture for a New Beginning

This class was recorded after the Fall Equinox, and invites us to think about slowing down, letting go, and welcoming transition. As we observe the changes in nature happening during this time, we are reminded that the only thing that’s constant is change, and that the darker, slower periods in life are necessary for the rebirth and blossoming that follows. 

Class opens with a gentle seated sequence designed to release mental stress as well as upper and lower body tension. The pace picks up with a short standing sequence designed to quickly get the heart rate up with a supported squat, warrior poses, and a modified Sun Salutation sequence. Practice ends with a guided meditation and extended restorative period.

Suggested Props: bolster/cushion, blanket