HealthSteps will offer prenatal yoga

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LEWISTON — HealthSteps, part of the prevention and wellness services offered through St. Mary’s Health System, will offer a  Prenatal Yoga class. The class will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 19 to June 16, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Ave.

The class is geared for women in their second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Heidi L. Hayes-Audet, RYT, will guide expectant mothers through the class where they will learn postures and breathing techniques to invite deep relaxation, conquer fatigue, stretch, strengthen and prepare their changing bodies for childbirth. Students will also have an introduction to a guided meditation practice.

Registration is required. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Yoga students need to bring a pillow, one to two blankets, a yoga strap and a water bottle. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and avoid eating a heavy meal one hour before class.

Cost is $50 for the five-week series. For more information or to register, call HealthSteps at 777-8898 or visit www.stmarysmaine.com.

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