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Use unlimited Early Bird code OmGamShrim for an additional 5% off individual classes by August 1, 2024!


Yoga for Fertility Care

This class is designed to support your end-to-end egg retrieval process.

  • 1 h
  • 35 US dollars
  • Mobu Studio 1605 Church St.

Class Description

This class is designed to holistically foster fertility, promote well-being, and support the end-to-end egg retrieval process of your family planning journey using the 8 limbs of yoga. This class empowers individuals with yogic tools to support their health and wellness through any stage of the egg retrieval journey – from building the courage to book the initial consultation, to considering your options, to the 3-month lifestyle improvement preparation, to the stimulation cycle, to recovering from egg retrieval surgery. By engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, this class reduces stress and cortisol levels naturally, which may boost egg quantity or quality. Through safe yoga postures and dynamic movement, this class promotes circulation to the reproductive organs and reduces discomfort from bloating and water retention. The class not only eases tension and reduces anxiety but also maintains physical strength, mobility, energy, and focus on and off the mat. Additionally, this class provides a supportive community for individuals navigating the fertility journey and a comprehensive experience that promotes physical and emotional well-being. Class sequencing excludes inversions, jumping, twisting, or high-impact pelvic movement so you can maintain your yoga practice while reducing the risk of exercise-induced ovarian torsion. Class includes yogic tools supporting fertility treatment such as fellowship (sangha), yamas (restraints), niyamas (observances), asana (posture), pranayama (breath, life force), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), and dhyana (meditation). This class is open to all genders and levels of experience with yoga or fertility treatment. While tailored to students pursuing or recovering from egg retrieval for egg freezing or fertilization, this workshop can be beneficial to, - Individuals seeking to manage stress or balance cortisol levels to foster fertility - Yoga students looking for a balanced yang-to-yin asana practice during menstruation - Yoga teachers seeking inspiration to support their students going through IVF - Friends, family, and partners attending in support of their loved ones Preparation: - Wear Comfortable clothes you can move in. Layers if you run cold. - Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle. Optionally, bring two yoga blocks (or books) and a yoga blanket (or bath towel). - Ground floor studio, bathroom, lounge - Book ahead recommended, package available until Aug. 1, drop-ins welcome


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Students can reschedule a class reservation no later than 12 hours in advance to maintain the class balance. Students may cancel a class reservation no later than 24 hours in advance. In all other cases, such as no show, classes are non-transferrable, non-exchangeable, and non-refundable.


Class Location

  • 1605 Church Street, San Francisco, CA, USA


Save With A Package

Valid for practice August 2 - October 18, 2024

For students committed to yoga practice and fertility care with the added benefit of 10% off per class.

About the Instructor

Rowena Mittal, MS, PhD, CYT

Dr. Rowena Mittal blends her passion for women’s health and her Indian/Chinese heritage with her deep understanding of human physiology and her experience building women’s health biotechnology to share the wisdom of yoga in tangible language. To Rowena, yoga is a life practice that changes our lives and the lives that we serve off the mat for the better.

 

Rowena has been teaching yoga since 2014 across San Francisco through public classes, workshops, private lessons, corporate wellness programs, and yoga teacher mentorships. While her first exposure to yoga was in the 1990s, Rowena’s regular yoga practice began in 2008 amid a struggle with chronic back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and systemic inflammation at the suggestion of her physicians and physical therapist. In 2014, Rowena enrolled in yoga teacher training with long-time teacher Rusty Wells at Urban Flow to demystify the practice while honoring its eastern roots. In 2023, Rowena completed prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training with renowned yoga teacher and former midwife, doula, and childbirth educator Jane Austin. Rowena’s training and experience includes bhakti flow, vinyasa, ashtanga, iyengar, hatha, yin, restorative, accessible, chair/seated, and prenatal/postnatal yoga asana; injury prevention, pranayama, meditation, ayurveda, traditional chinese medicine, pelvic physical therapy, non-violent communication, and the art of physical assisting. 

 

Rowena obtained her BS in Chemical Engineering from MIT with a minor in Bio/Biomedical Engineering and two humanities concentrations in Women/Gender Studies and French Language. She has her MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University where she was part of a competitive South Asian dance troupe fusing bharatanatyam and other Indian dance genres with western dance styles.

 

After experience with multiple egg retrieval procedures and nowhere but home to continue her yoga asana practice, Rowena’s mission has been to share an 8-limbed yoga practice that enables continuity of asana practice, fosters physical health, and promotes mental wellness while honoring safety. Her teachings seamlessly blend physical, meditative, and spiritual practices, delivered in English and Sanskrit, with a focus on pranayama (breath practice), alignment, meditation, bhakti (devotion), optional hands-on assists, sutra (philosophy) and a step-wise approach to balancing the body or building new asanas (physical pose practice). Students share that through her class structure, music, and voice, they leave her classes feeling stronger and energized, restored and at ease – empowered with knowledge that extends far beyond the four walls of the studio.

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