Prenatal Yoga


This class is taught by:

Mary Pogge

Mary Pogge began her lifetime interest in fitness and health early, getting hooked on yoga through Lilias on PBS when only 10 years old. She has practiced yoga both with instructors and on her own ever since childhood. When living in Iowa City in the 80s and 90s, she became involved in martial arts, earning a black belt in Tae Kwon Do through Jung's Tae Kwon Do of Cedar Rapids. In 1993, her family moved to the Ann Arbor area of Michigan and her years as a stay-home mom, caring for her special needs daughter, brought Pilates into her life. She began teaching at a private studio eight years ago, earning a certification in Stott Pilates through Equilibrium Studios in West Bloomington, Michigan. After moving from the private studio to the Ann Arbor YMCA, she and her daughter made the circle complete, returning to Iowa City. Mary has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Nebraska Wesleyan University and is also a published writer. Good health, good friends, and a commitment to lifelong learning are her ingredients to a good life!
Doctor's release form is required for participation in this class. This prenatal yoga class is taught by a trained prenatal yoga instructor. Prenatal yoga promotes good breathing technique for relaxation and good hormone production. It can help relieve the aches and pains of pregnancy, create a relaxation response conducive to easier pregnancy and labor and ease emotions creating a stronger emotional bond between mom and baby. This class is great for any trimester, but not recommended for most high risk pregnancies. If you have questions, please consult your physician.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Dec 27 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Jan 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Jan 10 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Jan 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Jan 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Jan 31 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Feb 07 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Feb 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Feb 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Feb 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Mar 07 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Mar 14 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Mar 21 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Mar 28 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Apr 04 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge
  • Thu Apr 11 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mary Pogge