Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re on this page you want to know, “Who is Liza Janda? And why does she do what she does?”
I’ve been teaching yoga and practicing Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga and teaching Prenatal Yoga for over 17 years. My passion for prenatal yoga was inspired by my own pregnancies and natural birth experiences and also my passion for teaching natural childbirth. Over the years, my fervent belief in the power of women and birth has grown and grown. I began by teaching fitness for 24 years, and worked at some of the world’s leading spas: The Golden Door, Cal-a-Vie, and Rancho La Puerta. When I was pregnant the first time, I was absolutely terrified. I didn’t really know I was terrified because I was in denial! But I was blessed to learn about The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth. My teacher, Marcia Manley, and the Bradley Method transformed my whole experience. I found such a profound strength and power through my birth experiences of my daughter and then my son. I feel that God led me right to where I am today. I’ve been teaching The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth for 24 years! I have a passion for helping mothers have positive birth experiences.
In addition to teaching my Bradley Method and Yoga classes at Babies in Bloom, I am also teaching at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. I give tours of the Birth Pavilion, teach Childbirth Classes, Teach Breastfeeding Classes, and assist the lactation consultant at the Scripps Breastfeeding Support Groups.
Click here to read my interview with SD Union Tribune!
FAQs About Prenatal Yoga:
1. When Should I Start Practicing Prenatal Yoga?
2. When Should I Stop Practicing Prenatal Yoga?
3. I’ve never done yoga before. I’m feeling a bit intimidated because I don’t know what to expect.
Some things to note:
- Come early so you can get settled and visit the restroom, and so class can start on time.
- Don’t wear any scented lotions, powders, or perfumes. Pregnant moms are very sensitive to smell.
4. What Should I Bring To Prenatal Yoga?
5. What Should I Wear To Prenatal Yoga?
6. How Much Does Prenatal Yoga Cost?
7. I’m already in my third trimester of pregnancy, Is it too late to start doing prenatal yoga?
8. I have some pretty bad heartburn, so forward folds and downward dog are probably out of the question. Are there any solutions?
- Chew on Papaya Tablets before and sometimes during class
- Take Digestive Enzymes before each meal and before yoga class
- Stir 1 tsp of baking soda into 6 oz. of water and drink quickly
- Raw almonds eaten throughout the day helps to reduce stomach acid
- Fresh pineapple or papaya help digestion
- Chew gum
- During yoga use the wall for Downward dog so that your head and shoulders never are lower than your belly
- Place your hands on a block in any forward fold so you also keep your head an shoulders above your belly and get the hamstring stretch you’re looking for
9. I am overweight and haven’t exercised much during my pregnancy. Can I still practice prenatal yoga?
10. How often can I practice yoga during my pregnancy?