When we think of pregnancy exercises, prenatal yoga is all the rave.
With a host of benefits a pregnant mother can derive from prenatal yoga, it is no wonder prenatal yoga has made a name for itself and made its way to the top of the list for pregnancy exercises.
While it is true that prenatal yoga helps alleviate the aches and pains that a pregnant mother experiences throughout her pregnancy and even prepares for labour, it is however, crucial to practise yoga under the guidance of an expert (especially when you are pregnant).
With the number of prenatal yoga studios sprouting up in every corner of Singapore, joining a prenatal yoga class has never been easier.
P.S. Make sure you speak to your gynaecologist before you begin any prenatal yoga classes.
Here’s a list of the best prenatal yoga studios that you may wish to sign up for here in sunny island, Singapore.
- Yoga with Eng Chew
- Platinum Yoga
- Bliss Shala
- Vyasa Singapore
- The Yoga School
- Art of Yoga
- Yoga Inc
- Como Shambhala
- Hom Yoga
- Mother & Child
- Yoga Lab
- Yoga Mala
- Yoga Kripa
- Om Shiva Yoga
1. Yoga with Eng Chew
(Max 5 pax per lesson) - $30 for trial lesson, $75 for single lesson, $500 for 8 lessons (valid for 11 weeks)
Sengkang (Compassvale Ancilla residential estate)
Conveniently situated in the heartland near Buangkok MRT and Renjong LRT, Eng Chew conducts small group prenatal yoga classes since 2017. Eng Chew successfully completed 300-hr Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course, 500-hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course, and a 85-hour Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Course.
She also completed the Being Blissful Meditation Teacher Training Course. Eng Chew also completed the Tibetan Singing Bowl Therapy and Sound Healing course at The Kathmandu Center of Healing under Grand Master Shree Krishna Shahi.
She teaches beginner Ashtanga yoga, prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, kids yoga, corporate yoga, yoga therapy and customised yoga classes. She also conducts meditation and mindfulness workshops and lessons. She is currently conducting online classes during the circuit breaker period.
Generally, the prenatal course comprises a breathing exercise (pranayama), poses workout (asana) and lastly, a relaxation exercise (savasana).
Prenatal classes are designed to help moms build better core, balance, overall strength and endurance for a smoother labour. The class will also help moms regain strength and figure faster after delivery.
Classes are either one-to-one or in a small group setting (maximum 5 students). They provide a safe and cosy environment for the moms to workout and rejuvenate.
Things to note:
- It is advisable to start Prenatal Yoga only after the 13th week of pregnancy.
- Please get clearance from your Gynaecologist before starting the Prenatal Yoga Course.
2. Platinum Yoga
$40 for single session, $321 for 10 sessions
6348 0809 (Marina Parade)
Platinum Yoga with 6 Yoga centers is unique in Singapore, bringing modern and traditional Yoga practices together. Their studios offer traditional practices based on Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Shivananda Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation as well as modern Hatha Yoga practices like Hot, Vinyasa Flow, Dynamic, Power, Aerial, Anti-Aging, Wheel, HIIT and Therapeutic Yoga. So within the center, you can feel yoga in the most ancient forms to the most modern forms.
Platinum Yoga’s Pre-Natal Yoga is essential for expectant mothers and those who are trying to conceive.
Pre-Natal Yoga teaches mum-to-be how to breathe deeply and relax. This comes in handy when facing the physical demands of labor, birth, and motherhood. This is an age-old practice keeping mothers limber, toning muscles and improving balance and circulation with little impact on the joints.
3. Bliss Shala
$40 for 1 class, $175 for 5 classes, $300 for 10 classes
648 ang Mo Kio Ave 5, Singapore 560648
Prenatal Yoga classes in Bliss Shala is guided by Krisa who is a mother of a toddler and currently expecting again!
She believes that pregnancy can be a beautiful and mindful journey between you and your little one, and the intimate connection blossoms with your baby growing inside of you.
While you practice uniting breath with postures (asanas) it creates a moment of mindful connection with you and your baby within.
All beginners to yoga are welcome. Classes are intentionally kept small to 5 mummies so that each can have private attention.
4. Vyasa Singapore
$45 for single lesson, $400 for 10 lessons
Vyasa Yoga Singapore, 60, Tessensohn Road, #03-05, Civil
Vyasa Yoga Singapore was founded in 2011 in affiliation with S-VYASA Bangalore, an Education Establishment with great global reputation. With said accreditation from an International Organization such as S-VYASA, and their scientific approach to Yoga, Vyasa have established themselves within their community as a leader in the field.
Their family extents to over 2,000 Trained Yoga Instructors and 500 Trained Yoga Therapists, as well as our Yoga students.
Yoga is beneficial for pregnant women — it helps you breathe and relax, which successively can assist you suits the physical demands of pregnancy, labor, birth, and motherhood. Yoga provides the physical and emotional stress relief your body needs throughout the experience of pregnancy by calming both mind and body. This ancient practice tones your muscles, and improves your balance and circulation.
Prenatal yoga may be a time to hamper and connect with the baby growing inside you. Yoga encourages you to be fully present and within the moment, a skill you’ll need as a parent also. Prenatal yoga also encourages you to tune into your body and really hear what is going on on, to simply accept the changes as positive growth.
5. The Yoga School
$38 for single class, $180 for 5 classes (valid for 3 months), $300 for 10 classes (valid for 6 months)
65 Chulia Street, #39-01, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513
The Yoga School is a boutique yoga studio located on the 39th floor of OCBC Centre. With breathtaking views of Singapore’s iconic skyline, the studio is a sanctuary in the sky for you to experience all eight limbs of yoga within yourself.
Their 75-minute prenatal yoga class is designed for expectant mothers from 12 weeks. It combines mindful movement with breath awareness and develops strength and relaxation for your mind and body, while enhancing your experience of pregnancy and building confidence in your preparation for labour, birth and motherhood.
6. Art of Yoga
$10 for trial class, $30 for single class, $280 for 10 classes
119/121 Upper East Coast Road, #02-01, Singapore 455245
Art of Yoga was founded in 2013 and offers a variety of classes including Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and Prenatal Yoga.
They ensure that their classes are never too large in size which ensures personalised attention to each student. The yoga studio was founded out of a sheer love of the practice and a desire to create a community committed to understanding themselves better.
The prenatal yoga classes focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility and develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques in preparation for labour.
7. Yoga Inc
$40 for single class, $180 for 5 classes
9326 1789 (Guillemard)
Yoga Inc. is a full-facility boutique Yoga Studio offering a variety of hot and non-hot yoga classes.
Their prenatal classes are not structured like a course and each class is standalone. While they advocate that one can start attending anytime, most people only start after the first trimester and can continue all the way until they give birth.
The prenatal yoga class is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, at the same time strengthening, mental centering and focused breathing.
8. Como Shambhala
$45 for single class, $210 for 5 classes (valid for 2 months), $400 for 10 classes (valid for 4 months)
402 Orchard Road, #06-01/02 Delfi Orchard, Singapore 238876
COMO Shambhala is a healthy living philosophy inspired by the mythological kingdom of ‘Shambhala’, which in ancient Buddhist texts denotes a sacred place of bliss. The belief is that everyone can find tranquility within themselves by exploring body, mind and spirit.
The prenatal yoga class is designed to meet the specific needs of mothers-to-be. It focuses on spinal alignment and toning of birthing muscles, as well as stamina and relaxation of both body and mind. They recommend this class for expectant mothers who are at least 12 weeks into their pregnancy.
$140 for 5 lessons
89B Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088510
Yoga+ was born out of the desire to create a holistic space that goes beyond the physical realm of yoga. By redefining the collective understanding of yoga, Yoga+ seeks to explore the infinite possibilities of yoga beyond its asanas.
The prenatal class seeks to prepare you both physically and mentally for childbirth through gentle yoga postures and breathing exercises. It is a good time to fully connect with your child through gentle physical postures and breath work.
10. Hom Yoga
$35 for trial class, $165 for 5 classes, $295 for 10 classes
6219 0330 (River Valley)
Hom Yoga is based on the principles of transformation and empowerment through high quality yoga teaching. Yoga practise has changed over the last few years, and today it brings both physical wellbeing and a deeper sense of transformation and purpose to one’s lives.
The prenatal yoga class allows a woman to enjoy the benefits of these new senses, whilst nurturing, strengthening and toning the ever-changing pregnant body. Some benefits include fostering a deeper relationship with your baby, maintaining a good posture, releasing your fear and anxiety and also to instil a greater sense of comfort and relaxation using breath work.
11. Mother & Child
$35 for trial class, $130 for 4 classes, $240 for 8 classes, $385 for 16 classes
Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, #03-11, Singapore 247933
Mother & Child offers a comprehensive range of prenatal and postnatal services and courses in Singapore.
The prenatal yoga classes cover breathing or pranayama, which are powerful techniques to ensure an abundant supply of oxygen for you and your child. It also includes yoga exercises that gently work on the reproductive organs, and also Deep Relaxation or Yoga Nidra that will bring you to a relaxed state.
12. Yoga Lab
$140 for 5 classes
27 Boon Tat Street, Level 2, Singapore 069623
Yoga Lab was founded on the belief that yoga should be accessible to all, and they aspire to
empower all students to play with their edges; to challenge possibilities.
They take care to ensure that each class is small enough so that you get the attention and space you need.
The prenatal yoga lesson is designed for preggies to relax, strengthen and prepare yourselves – physically and mentally – for birth. They have cultivated a safe space to connect with your growing baby in a supportive, non-judgemental group.
13. Yoga Mala
$45 for single class, $200 for 5 classes, $350 for 10 classes
49A, Circular Road, Singapore 049404
Yoga Mala places an emphasis on breathing techniques and meditation, and practices thoughtful and reflexive yoga to promote both physical and mental well-being.
They preach that prenatal yoga is an opportunity for you to take time out of your busy schedule to bond with your bump. It’s an undisturbed time to experience a growing baby within you. And while you practice uniting breath with postures (asanas) it creates a moment of mindful connection with you and your baby within.
Practicing specific Asanas for prenatal Yoga helps offer women healthy and safe ways to stretch and tone these muscles and strengthen their bodies – especially areas such as the lower back, pelvic floor, abdominal and core muscles that are compromised during pregnancy.
14. Yoga Kripa
$45 per class, $350 for 10 classes (5 months validity)
587 Bukit Timah Road, #04-03 Coronation Plaza, Singapore 269707
Kripa stands for “compassion, kindness and deep sympathy.” Through kindness, Yoga Kripa hopes to offer yoga that will always be with you.
The prenatal class features mild exercises suitable for women during pregnancy, and is centered on poses which address problems associated with pregnancy.
The class will teach you breathing techniques and how to move your body during and after pregnancy in order to prepare your body and mind for childbirth. The class is recommended for those who are pregnant and looking for relaxation and moderate exercise.
15. Om Shiva Yoga
$40 for single class, $350 for 10 classes (6 months validity)
90902257 (Turf City)
The classes at Om Shiva Yoga are taught by experienced instructors in a variety of styles including Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin, Power, Alignment, Yoga Therapy, Kripalu, Partner Yoga, Kids Yoga, Moms & babies Yoga as well as Pranayama and Meditation.
Best Prenatal Yoga Studios in Singapore
Now that you’ve a comprehensive list of yoga studios to choose from, there is absolutely no reason why you should not introduce prenatal yoga into your pregnancy routine.
However, do always ensure to engage in poses and stretches that are within what is comfortable for you. It also does not hurt to choose a prenatal yoga class that you feel deeply connected to and in this way, incorporating prenatal yoga as a daily exercise will not only be something you look forward to, but one that can take you through your entire pregnancy.
So, what are you waiting for?
Join a prenatal yoga class in Singapore and start reaping the benefits that prenatal yoga has to offer!