Evolution PT, Yoga & Massage
20 Kilburn St. Burlington, VT
(p) 802-864-9642 (f) 802-864-9643
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Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga

We believe that an active prenatal and postpartum lifestyle is critical to the evolution of a healthy mom and baby. Evolution yoga offers classes designed to meet the unique needs of our moms and moms-to-be.

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Class Descriptions

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga prepares a woman for childbirth physically and emotionally. This class focuses on yoga poses which create strength, stability and comfort in order to guide the body toward opening. We practice a blend of flowing movements for stamina and sustained holds of poses for strength and mental focus. This class supports women in all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary.

Drop in at $15 per class or use your 10-class pass.
[$10 off 10 class passes if purchased on your first visit.]
Class Times: Tuesdays 4-5:30 pm, Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm, Thursdays 5:45-7:15 pm, Sundays 10:05-11:30 am.

Couples Yoga for Labor and Birth

In this one-time 2 1/2 -hour workshop, you and your partner will learn yoga, breath work, massage, and relaxation techniques for labor and birth. We’ll cover a variety of labor support positions as well as counter-pressure tips to help with back pain during labor. Conversation will also focus on the physiology of labor, building confidence in your ability to cope with the intensity of labor, and on movements you can do before and during labor to guide the baby into an optimal position for birth.

This workshop is a great way for you to connect as a couple in preparation for sharing the birth experience together – it’s invaluable for first time parents as a supplement to your childbirth series, as well as for those seasoned parents who would like a class to connect around the baby. Students find this workshop very helpful in the third trimester.

No yoga experience is necessary.
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Postnatal Yoga

The transition into motherhood can be emotionally and physically challenging as your body begins to realign after so many months growing a baby. Postnatal Yoga focuses on bringing the body back to strength and alignment in a fun and nurturing environment with other mothers.

We begin the class with a chance to talk about common themes such as sleep (or lack thereof), feeding baby, how to wear your baby, etc., and then move into a moderately-paced yoga class which focuses on relieving shoulder and back pain, strengthening deep abdominal and pelvic muscles, and building stamina.

Feel free to bring your baby with you, and a baby blanket. This fun, all-levels class is appropriate for moth­ers with babies 6 weeks to pre-crawling.

Class Times: Tuesdays 10:40 am, Sundays 12:15 pm
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Postnatal Core Yoga

Rediscover a connection to your core in this post-natal yoga class that you and your baby can attend. Learn how to use your core muscles in a balanced way to reduce bulging of the abdomen and strain on the back and hips. Meagen Satinsky, PT, brings her years of experience as a yoga instructor and women’s health physical therapist to this class to target your abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles. You will learn how to strengthen your upper body with core stability to assist with all of the lifting and carrying required of motherhood. This drop-in class is appropriate for women with babies 6 weeks to crawling.

Class Times: Fridays Noon
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Postnatal: Crawlers to Toddlers

Once your baby is on the move, you can keep your yoga practice going with our new Crawlers to Toddlers class. This class is geared for mamas who want to continue their yoga practice with little ones in tow. This 45-minute class is a condensed vinyasa style class for the adult focusing on abdominal strengthening and chest-opening while babies/toddlers crawl, walk, play, and socialize! The class is structured to regain strength and energy in a minimal amount of time, taking into account toddlers’ limited attention spans.

Please bring with you a blanket for your child, as well as any toys your child would be ok with sharing (if you have a “special” toy, beware – other children will want to play with it, too!).  The studio will be open for you and your child to set up 10 minutes before the start of the class.  Please plan on arriving within this time window for class, so that we can keep the lobby less congested.  Sippy cups are fine, but please no snacks.

Tuesdays 9:45-10:30, starts April 15th
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New Mom Consult

New Mom Consult – Now that that you are through the initial new baby moments, it’s time to take a look at you! How is your body? Are your shoulders achy from holding that precious bundle up to nurse? Is your neck sore from hefting the car seat or wearing baby? Are you anxious to get back to running and wondering if your body is ready? Evolution Physical Therapy now offers a specialized New Mom Consultation, to guide you on the path to recovering your pre-pregnancy functioning.

This one-hour evaluation with our Women’s Health Physical Therapists, Andrea Trombley PT, and Meagen Satinsky PT, will address abdominal strength and integrity, pelvic floor function, muscle and joint pain. Common issues addressed include diastasis recti, post c-section abdominal retraining, pelvic floor muscle re-education (proper Kegel exercise), incontinence, pelvic pain, breastfeeding positioning, lifting and carrying recommendations.

Each woman has unique issues that will be addressed within 1 to 6 visits, including a home program. The new mom consult is covered by insurance and will be billed as a physical therapy visit. New moms must be 6 weeks post delivery, or cleared by the physician if there were complications during the birth. Please give our office a call at 802-864-9642 to schedule an evaluation.

EvoMamas Playgroup

EvoMamas Playgroup fosters community, support, and friendship in the months after birth. Whether you are a new mom or you’ve just had another baby, you’re invited to come hang out, discuss, and unwind. This free gathering offers you an opportunity to reflect on the joys and challenges of motherhood in a casual, supportive environment.

2nd and 4th Thursdays 10:20 (starting May 22nd)

Be sure to join us on the EvoMamas Facebook page!