Prenatal YogaPhysio

Summer session: 

July 21-August 25, 2020 (6 weeks)
7:45-8:45 pm Tuesdays evenings

Fall session: 

Sept 14 – Oct 26 (with no class on Oct 12 for Thanksgiving)
7:45 pm-8:45 pm Monday evenings

Taught virtually via live stream using the Zoom platform


The Prenatal YogaPhysio series is designed to nurture and support your body through its changes during pregnancy and prepare your body and mind for labour, birth and postpartum recovery. The classes integrate postural awareness, breathing techniques, targeted muscle stabilizing and releasing, restorative postures and an understanding of connecting to your core (including pelvic floor) in various postures and movements. The small class sizes are taught by Shelagh Haynes, a pelvic health physiotherapist and yoga instructor, to allow for personalized modifications and professional guidance.

Therapeutic Benefits:

  • Help prevent or manage common aches and pains in pregnancy including sciatica, low back, SI joint and pubic symphysis pain
  • Optimize your breathing patterns and pressure systems
  • Discover your best postural alignment
  • Promote proper body biomechanics
  • Connect to your root/ pelvic floor muscles
  • Calm your mind and nervous system
  • Prepare for labour and birthing
  • Feel good moving your body!




*Extended health physiotherapy coverage may apply if you have completed a Prenatal Physiotherapy Assessment and are receiving ongoing physiotherapy care with a physiotherapist at Core Connections Physiotherapy or with another referring physiotherapist

Payment is required at the time of registration for the full 6-weeks by sending an e-transfer of for the full amount $240 to with the password “core connections”.

Prenatal Physiotherapy Assessment 

A prenatal physiotherapy assessment is required prior to starting the Prenatal YogaPhysio classes. Please note virtual and in-clinic appointment options are available for prenatal assessments.

The Prenatal Physiotherapy Assessment includes screening for:

  • low back, thoracic or pelvic pain or pubic symphysis pain
  • abdominal weakness
  • prolapse
  • urinary incontinence
  • pelvic floor muscle hypertonicity and/or weakness
  • pre-existing perineal scars
  • breathing assessment
  • cuing for optimal core muscle recruitment
  • posture and body mechanics

To schedule your prenatal physiotherapy assessment and to register for the classes, please call 613-291-2956 or book online




[1] Curtis, K., Weinrib, A., & Katz, J. (2012). Systematic review of yoga for pregnant women: Current status and future directions. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : ECAM, 2012, 715942. doi:10.1155/2012/715942

[2] Sharma, M., & Branscum, P. (2015). Yoga interventions in pregnancy: A qualitative review. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 21(4), 208-216. doi:10.1089/acm.2014.0033