Studio Équilibre

Prenatal Yoga

& Prenatal Reformer Pilates classes

Prenatal yoga classes & Prenatal Reformer Pilates classes help mobilize areas of the body that suffer from soreness due to pregnancy.

For moms and moms-to-be

Inspired by Pilates and Yoga, classes focus on physical maintenance and conditioning for the arrival of the unborn child. The aim of prenatal classes is to create movement in the body, work on breathing and mobility in areas of the body made rigid by pregnancy (for example, the hips). The emphasis is on hip-opening postures, back stretching and resting postures. Certain inversions, closed twists and postures that strongly mobilize the abdominal muscles should be avoided.

Prenatal yoga prepares you for all phases of pregnancy and childbirth. The body and mind are conditioned for the arrival of the child. Exercises are performed gently.

You can take part in the classes from the very first weeks right up to your delivery. Your doctor’s approval is highly recommended, and indispensable if you are less than 12 weeks pregnant.

The benefits of prenatal yoga

& prenatal reformer pilates

The benefits of prenatal classes

& prenatal reformer pilates

Increase strength and flexibility

The posture sequences proposed are adapted for pregnant women. This class is ideal if you want to increase your strength and flexibility to better cope with the change in your body during and after pregnancy, without the presence of intensity.

Tone muscles, especially the back

Prenatal yoga and prenatal reformer pilates will also help you strengthen your back to prevent long-term pain (especially when carrying your baby).

Stress management and relaxation

Prenatal classes are beneficial practices for pregnant women, offering essential stress management and relaxation techniques during these periods of transition and change.

Where to practice prenatal classes in Montreal?

Our Prenatal classes are offered at our Mount-Royal location.

Click the map below to visit our studio and facilities.

Studio Mount-Royal

1565 Mont-Royal Avenue East, H2J 1Z3 Montreal

Studio Hochelaga

3590 Rue Ontario E, H1W 1R7, Montréal

Our Prenatal instructors

Justine Collard : Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga

Roberta Arguello : Prenatal Yoga

Tika Bowrin : Prenatal Reformer Pilates

Audrey Debayle : Prenatal Yoga

Our packages

Prenatal yoga classes & Prenatal pilates reformer classes

To take advantage of our prenatal yoga & pilates reformer classes, you have 2 options:

  • Purchase LIBERTY a la carte classes: 1, 10, 20 or 30 classes*.
  • Buy a LIBERTY Unlimited monthly package: all packages include prenatal classes (prenatal yoga & prenatal pilates reformer), so you can take unlimited classes*.
 

*After your delivery, your purchased classes can be used for all our classes (except Reformer Pilates): Postnatal, Yoga, Pilates, Barre Fitness and Essentrics.

All of our a la carte and monthly packages are valid for 1 year. We can extend the duration if required, simply contact us by e-mail.

A unique Equilibre Studio experience

Equilibre Studio Mount-Royal

Which outfit to choose?

Comfortable clothing that gives you freedom of movement, e.g. tank top/t-shirt and leggings. All classes are held barefoot or in socks.

What to bring?

All equipment is at your disposal in our 6 studios: mats, weights, elastics, blocks... If you'd like to bring your own mat, you're welcome to do so. You can bring also your own water bottle if you need it during class.

What time should we arrive?

We recommend you arrive 5-7minutes before the start of class. This gives you time to get changed, if necessary, and to put your belongings in the changing room or the designated area. It's also a good time to pick up the props you'll need for the class: mats, blocks, etc. Our studios open 15 minutes before class.

What should I say?

Inform the instructor that this is your first time at the studio. You can then put your things away and go straight to the studio.

What are the class times?

Prenatal Yoga Mondays from 5.45pm to 7pm – Mont-Royal

Prenatal Yoga Tuesdays from 17h30 to 18h45 – Mont-Royal

Prenatal Yoga Wednesdays from 17h30 to 18h45 – Mont-Royal

Prenatal Yoga Fridays 10.30am to 11.45am – Mont-Royal

Prenatal Mat Pilates Saturdays from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m. – Hochelaga

Prenatal Pilates Reformer Saturdays from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m. – Mont-Royal

(you don’t need to take an initiation if you’ve never done

pilates on a reformer)