Brilliant Instruction from a Known Expert
The content of these posters is a wonderful daily practice developed over years of instruction with hundreds of pregnant women in the classes and workshops of Nicole DeAvilla's Prenatal Yoga Academy.
Prenatal Yoga Expert Nicole DeAvilla
The Daily Dozen as this series is called is a distillation of what Nicole has found works to help expectant mothers to remain strong, flexible and centered through the exciting and demanding changes related to childbirth. Her expert instruction and sure calm voice comes through in this clear and easy to follow program.
According to Dr. Shayna Mancuso, board certified OB/Gyn in practice in the Chicago area, "This is a fabulous prenatal yoga poster! Nicole DeAvilla, creator of the poster, is an extraordinarily experienced prenatal yoga teacher. The Prenatal Yoga Academy poster follows standard prenatal yoga recommendations. It is a valuable resource for pregnant women.”
What is on Each Chart
Each of the 12 poses has 5 sections of information.
A How To section with clear instructions.
A Cautions section to help you know if this pose is right for you.
A Benefits section that identifies the good that will flow from doing this pose.
A Tip which gives you inside info that Nicole has learned from her deep experience with this series.
Plus an affirmation which helps to time the pose and focus your mind in healthy and beneficial ways.
There are also 15 overall Prenatal yoga tips which Nicole provides to help you to navigate the changes you will experience day to day and over the length of your pregnancy. Besides giving you some idea of what to expect these tips make it possible for you to keep practicing safely and continue to be as strong, flexible and balanced as possible.
Why a Small and a Large Version?
The Small Version
The small 12x18 inch version is perfect for keeping near you as you practice. The instructions are clearly laid out on the back side and reminder images are clearly laid out on the front. This version is also available laminated, for durability and easy cleaning.
Detail from the Back of the Floor Chart
Detail from the Front of the Floor Chart
This small version is great for putting at the head of your mat to refer to as you practice and to take with you when you are traveling. For instructors it can also be used as a handout during classes or a nice graduation gift at the end of a series or workshop.
The Large Version
The Large 24x36 inch version is great for referring to at a distance. It incorporates large images and all the instructions found on the small chart appear in much larger type. For those who are framing it an unlaminated version is available. 24x36 is a standard frame size so ready made frames are often available for this item at a modest price. For those who prefer not to frame a durable easy to clean laminated version is available as well.
Warrior Detail from the Large Wall Chart Version
The wall chart version will be a great conversation piece in studios where prenatal yoga is taught and a useful addition to the yoga rooms of pregnant women everywhere.
Through the middle of May this wonderful resource is available only as a Kickstarter project reward. It will ship in early June. Here is a link to the Kickstarter project.