Yoga at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans
Yoga is a mind-body practice that incorporates the interconnected physiological, psychological, and spiritual into therapeutically treating one’s entire well-being. It is a great tool to support the physical, mental and emotional variances and challenges one experiences throughout day-to-day life.
Yoga brings awareness to the sensations of our bodies without judgment, encourages an unfaltering connection with our breath, physical strength and emotional fortitude.
Yoga with a Prenatal & Postnatal Focus
With a wide range of resources and direct access to specialized pelvic floor physiotherapists, yoga at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans is informative, educational, personalized and compassionate. Catering to all pregnant people during any stage of their pregnancy; the clinics offerings are designed to bring balance and harmony between you and baby mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
We strive to foster a supportive and accessible environment no matter your yogic experience. We aim to empower you during any stage of your pregnancy, throughout your postpartum journey and beyond!
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga
A practice with a range of poses tailored for pregnant bodies; classes are restorative, physically challenging and emotionally supportive. Benefits of a prenatal yoga class include:
- Increased flexibility and strength
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Reduced pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, back pain, headaches and shortness of breath
- Preparing your body for labour & delivery
- Improved sleep
Benefits of Postnatal Yoga
A restorative, toning, healing practice which focuses on restoration and recovery. It is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks after delivery to begin postnatal yoga. Benefits of a postnatal yoga class include:
- Restored body towards full core strength
- Minimized effects of holding and feeding a baby
- Reduced anxiety and depression
- Encouraged hormonal balance
- Provided rest, relaxation and nurturing
Yoga with a Personalized Focus
With a wide range of resources and direct access to specialized orthopaedic and pelvic floor physiotherapists, yoga at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans is informative, educational, personalized and compassionate. Drawing from a mix of yogic styles and movement modalities, a one-on-one session is specifically designed to meet your needs and reach your goals.
A private session will allow you to practice at a time that best suits you and your schedule!
About The Instructor
Tess has been a committed yoga practitioner since 2016 now with a 200-hour RYT accreditation with Yoga Alliance.
Continuously inspired by the physiological, psychological and spiritual therapeutic power a yogic practice has to offer, Tess’ passion for sharing the healing and empowering potential of Yoga comes from direct experience and a dedicated self study.
Her presence is grounding yet uplifting and her classes are a direct reflection of her compassion and playful spirit. Drawing influence from Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Pilates, Yin, Restorative and Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga styles; Tess’ offerings are adaptive and promotes accessibility.
Encouraging a connectedness within all branches of your being, Tess’ movement based practice aims to plant the seed of joy, transform and advocates collective liberation.
Read below for answers to commonly asked questions about Yoga at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans.
When is a prenatal/postnatal yoga class offered?
Virtual prenatal/postnatal class current series is Tuesday from 12:30-1:15pm; but please contact the clinic for more details and specific dates/times.
What if I cannot make the scheduled group yoga classes?
Drawing from a box of yogic styles and movement modalities, a one-on-one session is specifically designed to meet your needs and reach your goals; a private session will allow you to practice at a time that best suits you and your schedule.
How much will a virtual group class cost?
Catering to all pregnant people during any stage of their pregnancy, or postpartum; this class is designed to bring balance and harmony between you and baby mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. A movement-based practice created to support you throughout your entire pregnancy, relieve common pregnancy related discomforts, prepare you for labour and delivery, and assist in your postpartum recovery! Tess’ informed and compassionate approach creates an accessible environment which aims to empower, invigorate and connect to your playful spirit.
Drop in single class fee: $13 including HST
4 class series package: $45 including HST
15% savings off the drop-in class fee
How much will a virtual or in-clinic one-on-one session cost?
45 Minutes Fee
Savings Single Class $60 - 3x Class Pack $160 11% 5x Class Pack $240 20% 10x Class Pack $400 33% 60 Minutes Fee (Including HST) Savings Single Class $75 - 3x Class Pack $200 11% 5x Class Pack $300 20% 10x Class Pack $500 33%
Please note that since Yoga is not considered an essential service, if a client requests an in-clinic private session, they will have to show proof of full vaccination.
How long should I wait to participate in a yoga class after giving birth?
A waiting period to 6-8 weeks after delivery is recommended. This is true for both vaginal deliveries and C-Section births. It is important to allow your body time to heal and to be ready for a safe yoga practice.
How should I prepare for my virtual yoga class?
Checking with a health care profession prior to participating in a prenatal or postnatal yoga class is highly recommended. Please ensure to set-up your matt in an environment that is distraction-free, quiet, has ample space, and is clear of hazards. Be sure to check your internet connection, webcam, microphone, and lighting.
Do I need to be an existing client at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans to register?
No, all yogis are welcome.
How do I register for the class?
Please call the clinic to register. Payment for class will be due upon registration. An email containing additional information and clinical forms will then be sent, completion of these forms will be required prior to class participation.
What happens if I cannot attend the class I registered and paid for?
If you cannot attend the class please make the clinic aware of your absence and we can reschedule; you will not be entitled to a refund for this service.
What should I do if I did not receive an email with the link for class?
Be sure to check your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ email folders first. Otherwise please call the clinic to notify the administrative team. We will send the email with the class link again and confirm that it has been received.
How do I join the class once I have the link?
Click the link in the email and join via Zoom. Please take note of the password as that will be required upon entry.
Are you interested in group or one-on-one yoga classes?
At Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans we offer both private and group classes for all types of yoga, and with our focus on women's health, our yoga instructor can help you have a more comfortable pregnancy, prepare for delivery, or even assist with your postnatal recovery.