Yoga For Expecting Moms: Gaiam Releases A New Yoga Program From Celebrity Instructor Desi Bartlett That Offers Safe And Accessible Prenatal Yoga Practices For Women In All Three Trimesters

NEW YORK, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Gaiam, a leading provider of yoga media, announces the release of Prenatal Yoga Workout with Desi Bartlett. Gaiam's newest prenatal program offers safe and effective yoga workouts specifically designed for expecting mothers. The program is led by yoga instructor Desi Bartlett, who has worked with top celebrities including Alicia Silverstone and Adam Levine, and specializes in pre and postnatal yoga.

Prenatal yoga remains a popular form of exercise for expecting mothers to help stay healthy and in shape. Its mental benefits, such as helping with deep breathing and relaxation, can significantly help in labor, birth, and motherhood.

"'I am committed and passionate about sharing prenatal yoga as a gift to moms and babies," says Desi Bartlett. "These forms of the sacred practice of yoga are important and empowering, and I am so happy to work with Gaiam to launch this new program to help inspire a sense of joy to mothers and the beautiful children that are about to enter this world."

Prenatal Yoga Workout with Desi Bartlett provides two full-length practices to help expectant mothers build endurance for the journey into motherhood: Strong Mama Yoga Workout, for strength and endurance, and Cool Mama Sequence for relaxation. Each practice offers modifications for all three trimesters, allows for adjustments based on energy level, and also features a warm up and cool-down session. There is also a bonus postnatal Mommy & Me segment.

"We are so excited to work with Desi to extend our prenatal offering with this new program," says Susan Haney, SVP of Marketing at Gaiam. "Desi is one of the industry's most passionate and knowledgeable instructors. Moms-to-be everywhere can now experience that passion from the comfort of their home."

Prenatal Yoga Workout with Desi Bartlett is available on Gaiam.com, Amazon.com and where DVDs are sold nationwide. It will be released digitally on iTunes in May. The program has a runtime of 60 minutes and an SRP of $14.98.

About GAIAM

Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA) is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. With a wide distribution network that consists of over 38,000 retail doors, close to 15,000 stores within stores, 5,000 category management locations, along with e-commerce and digital subscriptions platforms, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for healthy and eco-conscious living. The company dominates the health and wellness category.  For more information about Gaiam, please visit www.gaiam.com or call 1.800.869.3603. 

About Desi Bartlett

Desi Bartlett MS CPT E-RYT is a pre and post natal Yoga and Fitness expert. Desi is passionate about empowering moms throughout their pregnancy and beyond. She lives and teaches in Los Angeles and is the mother of 2 young boys, Cruz, and Nico. For more information, visit http://www.desibartlett.com/.

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