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 Reserach 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 Workshop $75 2:30 – 4:30 pm Saturday March 4, 2017
Pregnancy is your body demonstrating what it’s capable of, incredible strength, change and growth. Yoga is an effective, yet gentle way to explore and support these awesome changes in your body.

Our prenatal workshop is appropriate for any level of student and is geared toward expectant parents and those preparing for pregnancy. Each session will provide you with tools to create the healthiest possible pregnancy for mom and baby. We’ll explore relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and yoga poses to strengthen and tone your changing body, as well as relieve tension and common aches and pains. In addition to 75-90 minutes of yoga practice, our class includes discussion, time for questions and to connect and create “sangha” (the yoga word for community)!
The workshops are designed to accommodate for the needs of everyone who shows up! It builds upon the Pulling Down the Moon community, by not focusing on the treatment of ailments but on the creation of health that honors the mind and heart as well as the body.

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