Yoga for Fertility

This six-week class is a journey into the healing powers of Yoga for Fertility ™ and how this practice can help calm and heal the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. At each class you will learn a series of yoga postures designed to improve fertility by increasing blood flow into the pelvis, releasing stress and anxiety and balancing life energy flow in the body. In addition to this physical practice we make a sequential exploration concepts from yoga philosophy that frame the fertility journey in a way that reveals our personal strengths, reinforces the joy of everyday life and empowers us to create the family we are meant to have. Through this class you will also join the wonderful, positive healing community of Pulling Down the Moon and enjoy the energy of all the amazing women who have shared their journey with us.

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Joint Research Study to Find out Whether Yoga Can Help Your Fertility

Pulling Down the Moon and Fertility Centers of Illinois are conducting a joint research study to learn whether yoga has an impact on anxiety levels and pregnancy outcomes in women going through medicated fertility cycles. The Lead Investigators on this study are Beth Heller, M.S. of Pulling Down the Moon and Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, M.D. of Fertility Centers of Illinois.

You are eligible to participate in this study if you are:

  1. A female patient of Fertility Centers of Illinois
  2. You recently completed an unsuccessful ART cycle (or successful cycle that ended with miscarriage)
  3. You are planning a subsequent, non-donor ART cycle within six months

Study participants will attend one of three intervention groups and complete a pre and post-test anxiety inventory questionnaire. Participants will be eligible to take classes for half-price, and will also receive free study materials valued up to $35.

  • A six-week Yoga for Fertility program
  • A six-week web-based Yoga for Fertility program with at-home, DVD based yoga practice
  • A six-week discussion-only Mind/Body Strategies for Fertility class

Yoga and Discussion-only classes will be held in Chicago – River North and Highland Park.

For more information, please contact research@pullingdownthemoon. com

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga 4-Week Class

Prenatal Yoga is beneficial for both mother and baby. Like all forms of yoga, Prenatal Yoga enhances the mind/body connection and calms the spirit. In addition, Prenatal Yoga * Reduces Stress * Relieves Pregnancy-Related Discomfort * Prepares Expectant Mothers for Childbirth * Promotes Mother/Child Bonding * Provides a Community for Moms-To-Be This practice includes stretching, toning, postures, and meditation to strengthen and support your rapidly changing body. With each stretch and through each series, you will cultivate the skills of breathing deeply and of relaxation, bringing you more fully present and aware of yourself and your growing baby. An excellent labor prep, you will learn techniques that will carry you through your pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Connect with yourself, your baby, and realize your grace and strength as a woman and a mother-to-be. Class recommended for moms-to-be at 12 weeks gestation or farther in their pregnancy.

Recommended beginning at 12 weeks of pregnancy.

*$60 for the 4 week series or $25 per session*

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Partner Prenatal Class

This Doula led partner workshop is designed for parents-to-be to connect with each other and with their baby, and explore techniques to make pregnancy and labor more comfortable. Couples will have the opportunity to practice yoga postures, breathing techniques, ask questions, and find a variety of comfort measures that work for them.

Recommended beginning at 12 weeks of pregnancy.

*$60 class covers fee for both partners*

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