Postnatal Back to the Mat

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (45 votes)
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Yoga after a baby takes particular care and attention. Fiji teaches this class only two months after having her own baby girl, supporting you throughout the class with her new motherhood and the depth of her knowledge and experience. Remember to honor what your body is telling you, particularly if this is your first yoga class after giving birth.

Equipment: None
Style: Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga


Sarahfoster0321... 6 months ago

Oh wow, what a wonderful class! I am 7 weeks postpartum. I LOVE Fiji's teaching style, but usually find her classes to be pretty challenging. I was a little nervous to do one of her classes quite yet! This one was perfect for helping me find my new edge after pregnancy. Beautiful balance of a nurturing tone that helped me understand my new limitations, while also challenging me to explore and re-establish my capabilities. Not to mention, the focus on chest openers was MUCH needed after breastfeeding and caring for a newborn.

Highly recommend this class for any new moms who are usually an "Intermediate" practitioner, but feeling not quite ready to jump back into their normal practice.

Maripinto 11 months ago

I'm 3 months postpartum with a difficult labour ending in an emergency C-section. I've been doing this class for a couple of weeks now and I feel it has been nourishing both physically and psychologically. So here's a heartfelt thank you Fiji! :)

Venie 1 year ago

I would recommend this for anyone getting back to the mat! I had my last baby 13 years ago (!) and I thought this was a great practice for anyone whose body might not feel like their own.:) And great backdrop! I don’t know what is more impressive - the ocean or the rock!

Vik 1 year ago

Thank you Fiji! I'm just gettting back again after 9 months. I started a few times after 4 months but with breastfeeding and my baby girl needing extra attention I just couldn't find the energy or the time. I'm trying again to get back at it and start again. My back needed this. Are there any other classes that you can recommend for back and leg strengthing and flexiblity? My arms are pretty strong probably from carrying extra weight ; ) but my back has suffered quite a bit since have my girl.

Sarahfoster0321... 6 months ago

When my back is feeling really tight, I love David's classes. He has some great ones focused on upper/lower back stretches. One of my all-time favorites is "Deep Release for the Hips, Hamstrings, and Lower Back."

I'm with you on the breastfeeding/back pain combo -- I'm finding that I need lots of focused time to counter the forward-leaning posture of caring for a newborn!

Fiji McAlpine 1 year ago

I would also look at the yoga for lower back health I did a few years back! Be gentle and patient with yourself, one step at a time.

natcanela 1 year ago

Fiji's Yoga for Runners: Pre-Run is excellent for leg flexibility and releasing my sore low back!

Amyelizz 2 years ago

A kind, gentle session that allowed me to start appropriately easing back into my yoga practice. I feel wonderful. Thank you. <3

chelseah 2 years ago

Just wondering if this was posted on this page in error -- it seems to be the same class as the Postnatal Flow? Would love to see the Back to the Mat class as well! Thank you!

David Procyshyn 2 years ago

Yes, not sure how that happened, but you are correct. It has been fixed. Thanks for pointing that out!