Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga ~ Jennifer Wolfe

 
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Namaste, welcome to prenatal Vinyasa Yoga. My name is Jennifer Wolfe and I am a prenatal and vinyasa yoga instructor, a doula, a childbirth educator, a hypnotherapist, and a mother.

I have worked with hundreds of pregnant women before, during and after the birth of their babies and have seen the wonderful benefits that doing yoga while pregnant can have on your body, your birth experience, and your recovery from childbirth.

This DVD was specifically developed for women who have been practicing Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, or Power Yoga before they were pregnant but can also be used for women who practice other forms of yoga or beginners who wish to build strength and flexibility. If you are a beginner please use the 3rd trimester modifications demonstrated by Binna. This will allow you to gain strength and flexibility safely and once you feel comfortable with the routine you can move to the 1st or 2nd trimester modifications as appropriate.

Although yoga is a safe form of exercise for pregnant women, every woman's body is different and requires attention and awareness during any exercise to ensure the body's well being. Please obtain permission from your doctor, midwife or health provider before doing any prenatal exercise and most important, listen to your body.

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Customer Reviews:

  • Good yoga workout
    This DVD provides a solid yoga workout allows for appropriate modifications as the user continues through her pregnancy. I've tried other prenatal yoga DVDs and have found them to be too wimpy, but this DVD is just right. Vinyasa yoga might not be the appropriate type of yoga for a beginner, however....more info
  • Good workout, but long
    I enjoyed this yoga workout. It is challenging and has modifications for each trimester. The only downside is that it is a lengthy workout (over an hour), so that makes it difficult to do during the work week. But it makes a great Saturday morning workout....more info
  • A good, solid workout
    This is a great DVD if you've practiced Yoga before you were pregnant. I find that many prenatal Yoga tapes are a bit too "mellow" for me and I wanted to push myself a bit, but still have guidance as to how to modify poses. I find this the perfect DVD to follow when I'm looking for more of a challenge. I also purchased the Prenatal Yoga by Shiva Ray, and that one is more mellow and restorative- perfect for those days when I'm not feeling quite up to a Vinyasa work out. I love having two DVD's to go to and it helps keep me from getting bored with either one. ...more info
  • Fantastic!!!!
    You know how some workout videos get old after awhile??? Not this one! When I got the video I was about 13-14 weeks and was still going to my regular yoga classes at our gym. However, after doing the DVD just one time I was hooked and have not returned to class! I feel like I am getting an excellent strength and cardio workout with a focus on movements that are safe for me and our baby. I look forward to doing it every time and on some days have actually chosen it over other planned workouts! ...more info
  • Tough enough for a yoga pro!
    I am not a yoga pro, but I have taken numerous classes and I was afraid of getting a dvd that was too easy just because it was marketed for pregnant women. This is not!!! My husband would do this with me often during my pregnancy and it would kick both our *sses! Of course each move can be modified for your stage of pregnancy or level of yoga ability. Love this yoga workout. Highly recommend it!...more info
  • Great workout!
    I used this video throughout my pregnancy. I even continued to use it the weeks following delivery. This video is great because it gives modifications depending on your level and stage of pregnancy. I highly recommend it for all levels. ...more info
  • Flowing routine
    I am a trained yoga teacher, yet I wanted to get a DVD that showed me a good routine for me now that I am pregnant. This DVD is great. It is challenging, yet flows from pose to pose and keeps you going. There is only one routine, which takes at least an hour, but more like an hour and a half with relaxation time at the end. The reason I give this 4 stars instead of five is because I had hoped for more than one routine so I am looking for another DVD to supplement this one so I am not doing the same thing every day. TIP: Use a folded towel on your mat where your knees will be, that way when you drop down to your knees they won't get sore. ...more info
  • Love this!
    I am in my first trimester and this video makes me feel fantastic. Even when I feel too tired to do anything, I force myself to do this and I feel revived. I can tell it will keep me limber and strong throughout my pregnancy. It is long, the main segment as about an hour and a half. I sometimes do half one day and half the next. There is one pregnant women on there who looks like she could give birth any minute so if she can do it.......more info
  • Love this video!
    I have been doing this video since my 12th week of pregnancy and am now in my 28th week. I did Vinyasa-Style yoga before pregnancy (about 4 times a week), so this was a great transition for me. I am not sure I would recommend it to someone who did not practice yoga before, because it is important that you are doing the poses correctly to avoid injury (however, you could use the third trimester model, which has modified poses). Every time I do the video, I feel energized, and my body feels great. It really stretches your body and relieves many of the aches and pains that you might experience throughout the day. I use this video and Pilates During Pregnancy with Niece Pecenka. Together, they have helped maintain my fitness level and and leave me feeling good!...more info
  • Informative & Fun
    The video is very informative and easy to follow. The workout is really helping with energy and stength....more info
  • Challenging workout
    Thanks to the other reviews on this site I chose this prenatal yoga DVD. This DVD is an excellent challenge and perfect for someone who is in great shape and wants to continue their high activity levels while being pregnant. FYI- The practice session is about 90 minutes....more info
  • A Must for any expecting Vinyasa Yoga Instructor
    I found this DVD to be both informative & challenging. Not suitable for a beginner who is expecting. Easy to follow & moves through a typical Vinyasa class. Enjoy :)...more info
  • Good replacement for Power Yoga
    I have always loved power yoga...especially when it is in a hot room. I knew when I got pregnant, I wouldn't be able to do power yoga any more. This work is about 70 minutes, I work up a good sweat, but not as much as I would in a hot room. Good focus on hip opening stretches. Would definitely recommend this yoga workout!...more info
  • Challenging Pregnancy Workout
    While mny prenatal videos out there seem to be "dumbing down" their workout for pregnancy, this routine is at once both challenging and specifically for pregnancy. I've never actually done yogo; instead I've always stuck with Pilates. But when I entered my third trimester, I found (surprise, surprise!) that I could no longer do them comfortably. I wanted to have something that would keep me limber... This yoga routine has helped with that, and more - it has actually helped with everything from lower back pain, general comfort with regards to the baby's position, energy, even heartburn! I highly recommend it, if you're up to the challenge. My only complaint is that it only has one routine -- and it's long. I wish that I could get both the long version, and a few 20-30 minute versions that I can fit in when I don't have the time....more info
  • Excellent
    I just finished this workout and I think it is excellent. There are modifications for different levels of pregnancy and experience and the poses are challenging but not impossible. I have done yoga for years on and off but never as consistently as I plan to, and I had no problem with this workout. As they point out it may be hard on your wrists but I'm guessing with time you get used to it. My only criticism is that this workout is so LONG, I would love it even more if you could select a 30, 45 and hour long workout from the selection menu. Otherwise, great purchase and I highly recommend it....more info
  • Great DVD for those experienced in yoga
    Finally a prenatal yoga video that is actually a work out. Lots of lunges and modified shatarunga to get the heart pumping and the legs working. I agree with previous review that the only real downside is that this video is long--about 90 minutes. Wish it had the matrix option as Shivea Rea's videos so that I could create my own practice when short on time.
    This is probably not an appropriate video if you are not experienced in yoga....more info
  • Best Prenatal Yoga DVD...EVER!!!
    Wow...where do I begin? This DVD has really helped be prepare not only my body but my mind for labor. I started the DVD when I was 6.5 mos and am now 8 mos. The video was very challenging and in the beginning I was like how the hec am I going to get through this?! But I stuck with it and my body looks just as good as it did before I was pregnant!! My legs are stronger and feel better equipped to deal with labor and my arms are actually more toned as well!! Also, the relaxation at the end has helped me with my visual imagery to prepare for labor...I am taking hypnobirthing classes and visual imagery is a big part of it. Even though this would be very difficult for someone who never has taken yoga before..you can easily adjust the poses and take breaks when you need to. This video has had such an effect on me that I'm even going to continue it after I have my baby:)This is a must buy...it is 1.5 hrs long so I do this every other day and on the days between I like to do a little bit more of a mellow yoga like kundalini....more info
  • Prenatal yoga challenging enough for practitioners
    I am so glad I got this DVD. I have several other prenatal yoga DVDs (Shiva Rea) and Kristen Eykiel (Yoga for your pregnancy). While those videos are good for when you want a nice relaxed practice, if you are an experienced yogini they can be too easy. This DVD is great because you get a real workout, it's like a regular vinyasa class modified for pregnancy.

    The instructor is great too....more info
  • Great Yoga Video!!!!!!!
    I cant say enough about this video!!! I didn't exercise with my first pregnancy and wanted to take a different approach with the second pregnancy. After looking at the many yoga videos availble online I had no idea which video to purchase and relied 100% on the commentaries. After reviewing a couple of yoga videos I was very pleased with this video. The video gives me a great workout and I have been able to tone it down and build it up with the optional poses throughout the video and my pregnancy. I am going on my 30th week and I love the physical and mental workout you receive with this video. I feel 100% safe with Jennifer as the instructor because she knows a lot about the pregnant body and being a mom herself is also very comforting. I highly recommend this video for any pregnant mom because it is the best jump start to any pregnancy and it makes you feel fabulous throughout the journey. I am even more excited that I was able to get my husband to participate in the partner poses with me too!...more info
  • Thorough and vigorous workout
    I have been practicing yoga for 4 years now. During my first trimester, this workout was much too vigorous for me, but after the fourth month, I have found it to be much more complete, relaxing and generous to my body than the other two CD's I got: Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rae and Yoga Mama. It has been important to have a variety of easy and more challenging, as well and long and shorter practices to use depending on how I'm feeling. I usually do this workout once a week and the other two a little more often. I am looking forward to ordering Jennifer Wolfe's post natal yoga to get back in shape after my baby is born. I really do love the poses and pacing of her practice. One last thing: this workout is about 1 1/2 hour, so if you are pressed for time you might want to try one of the other two I mentioned, especially Yoga Mama. ...more info
  • Great for every stage of pregnancy
    I love this video. I had started yoga prior to my pregnancy but there are many positions that are not good to do while pregnant. It is modified so you aren't doing uncomfortable or bad positions while pregnant but is still a good workout. There are three women in different trimesters of pregnancy so you can modify as you grow. This is a great workout and I would recommend this to anyone who has yoga experience or even beginners. ...more info
  • Love love LOVE this DVD!!!
    This workout is absolutely WONDERFUL!! I feel energized, relaxed, flexible, powerful, and HAPPY every time I do this workout. It is challenging, which is FANTASTIC. Although it is a powerful workout, it is very COMFORTABLE and SMOOTH. Jennifer Wolfe speaks very clearly in her instructions, which makes it very easy to move smoothly into each excersize.
    She also very clearly states different variations to some poses depending on what trimester you are in.
    I did yoga many years ago for a little while... and now I wonder why I ever stopped. I actually look FORWARD to doing this workout as often as I can.
    Although the workout is about an hour long, I do NOT find it too lengthy. A good workout takes time, hense the "workout"... but it's a very smooth, relaxing and energizing hour that you WON'T be disappointed in AT ALL! Thank you Jennifer Wolfe for this WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL DVD!!...more info
  • repetitive but pleasant
    My usual complaints with exercise videos in general are that the instructors are annoying and the music is terrible. This one has great music, subtle and in the background and Jennifer is a pleasant instructor that doesn't annoy me with the exception of the Relaxation segment. Most yoga videos have a brief relaxation section. This one is lengthy and good except Jennifer talks the whole time, repeating the same phrases. My other complaint is that this is a repetitive program. Maybe that's standard within the Vinyasa style, I'm used to Hatha. It was the same lunge, down dog, add slight variation over and over again.
    It was more challenging than those other pregnancy tapes that don't increase your heart rate but as someone who has done yoga on and off for many years but has never progressed passed a competent beginner it was a good fit for me. I'll need to work up to doing the whole program though.
    So, fine for beginners and good for people with more stamina as well. ...more info
  • Challenging
    If you are active, fit, enjoy a heart-pumping workout and are familiar w/ Yoga BEFORE you are pregnant, this is a very good video....more info
  • Yoga for the entire pregnancy
    I'm a beginner in yoga and this is a great DVD. You will get better as you practice and as the pregnancy evolves. I've found I gained strength, elasticity and confidence in my everyday life. I'm in my 39th week now and I keep doing almost the entire class. The best of all is the take away after the class... I feel light, balanced, energized and in peace....more info
  • Lunges & Squats, Lunges & Squats
    This program is intense. I've been practicing yoga for years. My at-home practice of choice was Seane Corn - Vinyasa Flow Yoga - The Body And Beyond (Beginner/Intermediate II) by Seane Corn, a 90 minute practice. Though I really enjoy parts of this video, it should be broken down into sections. I usually do the first 25 minutes before forwarding through another 25 minutes that is mostly lunging. I find that the squats at the end are really helpful and I believe will be a great benefit when I go through my delivery. I do enjoy the partner segment of this video. But you should know that you will need an exercise ball and a bolster in order to do that segment.

    I think that this video is solid. But if you have experienced decreased energy or are concerned about over-stretching as your muscles and hormones loosen for labor, this might not be the best choice....more info
  • Repetitive, Quick Pace, Appropriate for Fit, Proficient Yoginis Looking for a Challenge
    The back of the DVD, as well as a majority of the Amazon reviews state that this video is for people who have been practicing yoga for awhile, and are familiar with more strenuous yoga. I considered myself more in that category than I probably should have. I've been doing prenatal yoga in a Power Vinyasa studio for a month now, and have been practicing using Rainbeau Mar's ZenMama and Anna Getty's Pre and Post-Natal Work out for twice a week, for six months. I thought this would be enough, but not enough for Jennifer Wolfe's video.

    The reflux I've been experiencing as I've neared my third trimester DEFINITELY flared up during practice, and if it hadn't been for padding my knees (something I've been doing through my classes and videos), I don't know how I could have got through as far as I did (1 hr mark.) Unlike my first experiences with the studio classes, and other previously mentioned videos, I felt my first time with this video feeling hurried, out of sync, uncomfortable (reflux) and overwhelmed. Maybe it's just being pregnant, but I expect a little pampering with my practice during this time, which is something that Anna Getty and Rainbeau Mars communicate very well through their videos, and Jennifer Wolfe does not.

    If this video interests you, and you're fit and well practiced, then know that this is not a well produced video, and it's not simple to just skip straight to the practice at the exact point you want. Also, if you need more visual cues (or are more practiced with the asana names to clue you in), these are few and far between, and the camera angle isn't always good at showing the appropriate alignment (and there is little verbal coaching as to what you should be feeling to clue you in and self-adjust.) There is a lot of repetition, so if you're more practiced in Ashtanga, this might be up your alley. However, if you believe variety is the spice of life, I echo other reviewers and tell you that you won't find it here....more info
  • Prenatal Yoga
    I purchased this in my second trimester. I had no idea which prenatal yoga video to purchase so I read reviews and chose this one. I have had moderate yoga experience and love yoga in general.
    This video does not bring me the same joy in doing yoga as usual. It is too long and monotonous, I cannot seem to get through it in one sitting. Not because of fatigue but because of boredom. It is unfortunate that I did not buy another video, although I'm still not sure which video would suite me best. Hard to make good decisions with no previews online. ...more info
  • 10 years ashtanga yoga practicioner: this is hard on your knees
    After 10 years of ashtanga practicing all pregnancy yoga classes were too boring for me. I purchased this video based on the reviews that this is NOT for beginners and i thought finally would be something for me.
    It is ok and not boring but you should have a good level of practice, not because the postures are too hard but because the alignments and breaths are not very clear if you don't know them in advance.
    I find the series is based too much in the warrior postures and the variation of always going back to the knees is not very healthy.
    I also didn't like the repetitions, as the permanence is one of the most interesting carachteristics of yoga practice.
    Be aware also that this is almost an amatour recording, probably copied by the instructor, so you can't skip the parts.
    The only part that is really bad is the relaxation, as she is talking the whole time "relax deeep, and deeep, and deeeeeeeper, and deeeeeeeper". Very anoying is also the lack of an end o the practice, which is an important part....more info
  • Wonderful prenatal yoga video!
    This is a great prenatal yoga video. I have been practicing yoga for 6 years and found that most prenatal yoga videos and classes were too easy and didn't give me a good workout. After this video, I feel like I have done more than just some simple stretching and have actually had some cardio workout as well. I wish I had found this video in my first trimester instead of my third!...more info
  • Too difficult and repetitive
    I take a vinyasa yoga class 1 day per week and really enjoy it so I thought this dvd would be perfect. It is way too difficult, especially for pregnant women. I am in my first trimester and I couldn't keep up just because I can't breathe as quickly anymore (more oxygen to the baby than the mommy). Also, she did lunges for the first 40 minutes. The dvd is so repetitive it get boring quickly. When it finally got interesting again at about an hour I was so out of focus I couldn't get back to my practice. The dvd is way to long for the variety of poses. The woman in her third trimester actually looks uncomfortable practicing and I know there is no way I could do this video in my third trimester without a lot of practice. The camera work is also unprofessional....more info
  • not for people with knee problems
    This was a good workout. Strenuous enough for experienced yoga practitioners. However, there is alot of work done on the knees, so this is definitely not for people with knee problems....more info
  • Repetitive, Quick Pace, Appropriate for Fit, Proficient Yoginis Looking for a Challenge
    The back of the DVD, as well as a majority of the Amazon reviews state that this video is for people who have been practicing yoga for awhile, and are familiar with more strenuous yoga. I considered myself more in that category than I probably should have. I've been doing prenatal yoga in a Power Vinyasa studio for a month now, and have been practicing using Rainbeau Mar's ZenMama and Anna Getty's Pre and Post-Natal Work out for twice a week, for six months. I thought this would be enough, but not enough for Jennifer Wolfe's video.

    The reflux I've been experiencing as I've neared my third trimester DEFINITELY flared up during practice, and if it hadn't been for padding my knees (something I've been doing through my classes and videos), I don't know how I could have got through as far as I did (1 hr mark.) Unlike my first experiences with the studio classes, and other previously mentioned videos, I felt my first time with this video feeling hurried, out of sync, uncomfortable (reflux) and overwhelmed. Maybe it's just being pregnant, but I expect a little pampering with my practice during this time, which is something that Anna Getty and Rainbeau Mars communicate very well through their videos, and Jennifer Wolfe does not.

    If this video interests you, and you're fit and well practiced, then know that this is not a well produced video, and it's not simple to just skip straight to the practice at the exact point you want. Also, if you need more visual cues (or are more practiced with the asana names to clue you in), these are few and far between, and the camera angle isn't always good at showing the appropriate alignment (and there is little verbal coaching as to what you should be feeling to clue you in and self-adjust.) There is a lot of repetition, so if you're more practiced in Ashtanga, this might be up your alley. However, if you believe variety is the spice of life, I echo other reviewers and tell you that you won't find it here....more info
  • Hard Core Prenatal Yoga
    Loved this video, until I became too big to continue doing it. It's about 1.5 hours long, so make sure you have enough time, but it's quite the prenatal workout, especially compared to the Gaiam video. Although later in my pregnancy that became what I preferred because it's more restorative and slow placed. For those of you wanting a challenging prego-safe workout, I highly recommend this one....more info
  • Hard Core Prenatal Yoga
    Loved this video, until I became too big to continue doing it. It's about 1.5 hours long, so make sure you have enough time, but it's quite the prenatal workout, especially compared to the Gaiam video. Although later in my pregnancy that became what I preferred because it's more restorative and slow placed. For those of you wanting a challenging prego-safe workout, I highly recommend this one....more info
  • Especially Excellent for Busy Mothers
    This video is excellent! As a mother and busy professional, I am often choosing between exercise or relaxation. This video is truly unique in that it gives you both in the convenience of your home! This video challenged me to a real work-out...it is vigorous and encouraging. The tone of the video supported me in working towards my personal best (and my personal best varied throughout the stages of pregnancy and postpartum, but the video was flexible enough that I could adjust it to fit me wherever I was). While being invigorating, at the same time, paradoxically enough, it is soothing,calming and stress relieving. The instuctor is lovely--she has great energy--and her approach encouraged me to want to do more. It's a great work-out for body and soul!...more info
  • Not for beginners
    I got this DVD as a gift, so I definitely would NOT choose this on my own. I am a yoga novice, but did want to try yoga as a relaxation and strengthening modality during my pregnancy. The creators assume that you have done yoga before, giving little explanation of poses and what they are doing. They could at least have a separate section where they break down the moves, instead, you are left wondering on your own with your big belly whether or not you are doing each pose safely. Some poses caused me back pain and knee pain, and NO, there are not modifications for every pose. So beware of this if you are just starting. I'm sure if you did yoga before it would be great for you, but not for newbies. Also, something really annoying is that for almost every pose, Jennifer comments "this is one of the best things you can do for your pregnancy" so basically she is saying her whole routine is one of the best things you can do - really annoying....more info
  • Great workout!
    This is really a very good yoga workout. I was totally drained after only an hour session, the whole session is an hr & half! I was perspiring alot while doing it which i love it! ...more info
  • Yoga on the Highway
    I ordered this Yoga video along with another (Shiva Rea)prenatal DVD. I feel that out of the two, this is definately the more challenging workout, more like a regular yoga fitness class. However, I have one major complaint with this recording: I feel like it was made in someone's apartment next to a highway! I was distracted throughout the video by the almost constant sound of trucks and cars zooming by in the background. Seriously, could they not have done some sound editing? The music is almost non-existent, which is fine, except that instead I find myself listening to the sound of traffic in the background. Very bizarre, I can't believe that they released it this way....more info
  • pregnancy yoga
    This is a challenging work out. It is worth the price with the partner segment and the relaxation segments in addition to the main work-out. Only drawback for me is the length. Finding an hour and 15 minutes to workout is difficult....more info
  • Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga - Lives Up to Its Hype
    I've been practicing yoga for 2 years about 4 times a week, and I'm now in my 8th month of pregnancy. Up until now I've been attending my regular vinyasa yoga classes along with prenatal classes. I started supplementing these workouts with the Wolfe video in my 6th month. The video was challenging in spots even for me. She gives lots of modifications for the different trimesters, but she definitely presents a workout designed to increase strength and improve cardio performance. As a bonus, the video also includes a workout to be done with a partner that leads you through various stretches that give great relief for your back and shoulders. The only misfire is the brief workout by the "founder" of this form of prenatal yoga included as a demonstration of his prowess. They should delete that from any future editions of this video. ...more info
  • Butt kickin' Workout!!!!
    This is a great prenatal workout for thoes who have experience in Yoga prior to pregnancy. After finishing the main workout (about 1hr 15min) I feel like I've really worked out!! It's great. Besides the instructor, this DVD has someone in her 2nd trimester and someone in her 3rd trimester, so it's easy to follow which modifications to a pose depending on your stage of pregnancy. The first time I tried the DVD I was well into my 2nd trimester. Now 31weeks still able to complete the workout. My only complaint is that after the main workout is over, the DVD automatcially goes into a partenr yoga workout instead of taking you back to the main screen. But that's it..... It's a great workout that will challenge you and make you sweat!!!...more info
  • Tough and satisfying!
    On pregnancy #1 I bought several DVDs such as Shiva Rea's prenatal yoga and Kathy Smith's preganancy workout. For an exercise enthusiast such as myself, those DVDs were way too easy, and doing them fealt like a waste of precious gym time.
    Now with #2, I almost came to peace with the notion that I will have to give up Power Yoga during my pregnancy again, but reading the reviews for this DVD made me feel like there may still be hope. And indeed, after finishing this very long (over an hour, which is just great for me!) workout, I was all smiles (and sweat), and I am so happy that I bought this DVD.
    I enjoyed that it was hard and it made the relaxation better.
    It is definitely for experienced Yogis or other types of practitioners - it's not tough yoga-wise, but it is quite hard physically as there are many, MANY squats and lounges engaged, and doing them right is quite challenging. For those looking for a more friendly, calming workout, Shiva Rea's will be very suitable (she is lovely).
    Also, from my experience from giving birth, the postures in this DVD are truely helpful when at birth, and having strong thigh muscles is a great help for any of us who don't wish to spend ALL of the labour lying on a bed post-epidural.
    I haven't tried the partner yoga sequence of the DVD yet, but it seems like a good addition.
    In short - if you are looking for a challenge, buy this!...more info
  • challenging...but great!
    This dvd is fantastic! I love the flow of vinyasa yoga and have not been able to find a prenatal dvd that is challenging enough not only to keep me in yoga shape during my pregnancy but also get me into better shape. It is a bit long (1hr. 15min) but it is easy to just do part of it when I'm in a hurry. I feel so good on the days I do this dvd. I would really love a post-natal dvd from this instructor. ...more info
  • Great for those familiar with Yoga
    I love this dvd! I was an avid ashtanga yoga practitioner before my first pregnancy, and I have really missed my practice during pregnancy #1 and now pregnancy #2. This is the first prenatal dvd that brings back the great mind and body benefits of yoga for me. I also have the Shiva Rea video (too slow) and Yoga Journal video with Kristen Eykel (I also like it, but not as much as this one. It is also much easier). My only complaint is that the practice is not broken down into segments on the DVD, and it is long, so it is hard to select part of it to do when you have limited time, like during a toddler's nap time!
    ...more info
  • Wonderful DVD!
    I love this DVD! As a yoga practitioner for over 15 years, I've been looking for a good challenging yoga DVD to keep me feeling in shape during my pregnancy. I often find prenatal yoga dvd's to be too slow and easy for my taste. I really wanted something that would make me feel like I was actually "working out" and not just stretching and relaxing. There are some great ones out there that I own for that purpose, but I've been looking for an ashtanga flow practice that would be tailored to my pregnant body's needs and this is it. This is my second pregnancy, and I am 5 months along. I'm starting to feel a lot more aches and pains this time around, especially aching hips and lower back. I find that on the days I do this DVD, I don't have that tightness and achy feeling and I just feel so good afterwards. The production value is good, the routine well designed and easy to understand as she guides you through. Also, the instructor's voice is really soothing, especially during the relaxation at the end. My only gripe is that it's a bit long (especially if you do the whole relaxation part after the workout). As the mother of a toddler, I find it difficult to find the time to do the whole thing on a regular basis, but I've decided I need to find a way, because it's making my pregnancy so much better. I also feel like it will make my delivery easier, as it prepares my body for the big day, with lots of squats and moves that really feel like they are strengthening the parts that need it for labor and delivery. This was a great purchase, and money well spent...I highly recommend it. I also did Dr.Christine Anderson's Dynamic Prenatal Yoga DVD during my first pregnancy and I love that one as well, but in my opinion, this one is even better, especially if you like the flowing sequence of ashtanga. This is a real gem....more info
  • Prenatal Yoga
    I purchased this in my second trimester. I had no idea which prenatal yoga video to purchase so I read reviews and chose this one. I have had moderate yoga experience and love yoga in general.
    This video does not bring me the same joy in doing yoga as usual. It is too long and monotonous, I cannot seem to get through it in one sitting. Not because of fatigue but because of boredom. It is unfortunate that I did not buy another video, although I'm still not sure which video would suite me best. Hard to make good decisions with no previews online. ...more info
  • Good Workout
    This is a great dvd for those already participating in yoga prior to pregnancy. The insructor moves through the positions fairly quickly and it makes for a good workout. There are a lot of moves on your knees, which can be a bit uncomfortable, but I still really enjoy the dvd....more info
  • great for experienced practitioners
    I've taken yoga for years, and was put off by the idea of taking a pre-natal yoga class where I'd be re-learning mountain pose and the like, and barely getting a workout. My yoga instructor recommended this video, and I absolutely love it (and the "short forms" video by the same instructor). It's hard enough to make me work, and offers great variations for different stages of pregnancy. If you're already familiar with Yoga and are looking to keep your practice going through your pregnancy, this is the DVD for you!...more info
  • challenging & fun
    I found most pre-natal yoga DVDs 'lame'.
    This one is fun and challenging, especially if you have been practicing for a while!...more info
  • Rodney Yee Fan
    I ordered this DVD because it said something about being appropriate for those who have been practicing Vinyasa Flow or Power Yoga. My favorite DVD is Power Yoga with Rodney Yee, so I decided to give it a try.

    I only made it through about the first 20 minutes before I had to turn it off, but in that amount of time I found the poses and flow to be extremely similar to my Power Yoga DVD. It made me wonder why I'd spent the money in the first place, when it was so similar.

    However, the atmosphere was completely different. The atmosphere in Power Yoga with Rodney Yee is set outdoors, with calming, instrumental music. This Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga is set inside, in what felt like a cramped room, and is set to music that I would call "tribal" for lack of a better term. I could not relax into it.

    Since the poses and flow are almost identical, I will continue to practice my Power Yoga, with modifications given by my doctor, and this DVD will be up for sale soon on Amazon Marketplace.

    Hope this helps!...more info
  • Too Difficult for Beginners
    I was pretty dissapointed with this yoga workout. I am somewhere between a beginner and intermediate level yogini and I was expecting to be able to modify to a level I could work with. This was a lot harder than I thought.

    The biggest problem for me is I have very weak shoulders and cannot spend a lot of time in positions like downward dog. It seemed like half the workout was spent in downward dog and it was just too much and difficult to modify to something I could work with.

    If you're a lot more advanced, and don't have weak shoulders, then this would probably be good. If you're a beginner or not very flexible you should get something else. ...more info
  • the best prenatal yoga dvd!
    I have been doing yoga for a few years and after becoming pregnant was a little disappointed when I purchased a couple of other yoga dvds because they were too relaxed for me. I like intense workouts and like to feel sore the next day. I like to feel that the exercise is working. This DVD is absolutely wonderful! It is pretty challenging and you can just feel the benefits of the "hip opening" exercises. I think this DVD will be very helpful in preparing for labor. If you are looking for a challenge and have done yoga before, this is the prenatal yoga dvd for you!...more info
  • Great workout for strength training
    I loved this DVD because I was used to a Vinyasa/Ashtanga practice. It was definitely challenging on my quads. Definitely recommend to people who regularly did Yoga before getting pregnant. ...more info
  • Only for Experienced Yoginis
    I'm a Prenatal Yoga instructor and mother of three, and I was very excited to get this DVD. However, I was disappointed.

    I feel it is much too vigourous for the average pregnant person. It is definately not for those without yoga experience. I feel many of the movements have the possibility of straining the abdominal and back muscles.

    Please purchase with caution, and only if you have previous yoga experience with Vinyasa or Power Yoga.

    In addition, the production quality isn't the best.

    I found the most useful part of the DVD to be the section on partner yoga.

    I much prefer The Divine Mother Prental Yoga Series by Anna Getty. Or Prenatal Yoga with Gurmukh.

    Happy Pregnancy. ...more info
  • Good workout, but long
    I enjoyed this yoga workout. It is challenging and has modifications for each trimester. The only downside is that it is a lengthy workout (over an hour), so that makes it difficult to do during the work week. But it makes a great Saturday morning workout....more info
  • Excellent
    Jennifer Wolfe's prenatal practice is wonderful - gentle, but still vigorous, and her delivery and explanations are clear and direct. Especially helpful are the simply explained modifications of poses for each trimester of pregnancy....more info

 

 
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