ABOUT US

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Pregnancy is a unique and wondrous time in life. As a yoga center we help parents and children openly explore the mind, body, and spirit.

Using a three-pronged approach to teaching, our classes address the aches and pains of pregnancy, so students feel better each day.

We foster a supportive community of friendship and integrate childbirth education into our classes to help you feel prepared and empowered for labor, delivery, and motherhood.

The 3 pillars of PYC

THE ASANA PRACTICE

The use of asana in class is multifunctional in preparing the student’s mind and body for birth.

On a physical level, we use asana to alleviate common pregnancy aches and pains as well as we look at how each pose can create balance in the pelvis, pelvic floor and pelvic ligaments.

When the body is well aligned, the baby may be better positioned leading to a more functional, speedy birth. From a mental and emotional standpoint, asana practice is an amazing tool to lean into safe discomfort and find coping skills.

Labor, birth and parenthood has emotional and physical challenges. We build essential lifelong coping skills to deal with these struggles.

COMMUNITY

We start each class with “circle time,” where students introduce themselves, say how far along they are, and discuss any aches and pains they would like to address in class.

Pregnancy and postpartum periods carry enormous physical and emotional changes; this bonding time creates a springboard for long-lasting friendships among students.

From a mental and emotional standpoint, asana practice is an amazing tool to lean into safe discomfort and find coping skills. Labor, birth and parenthood has emotional and physical challenges. We build essential lifelong coping skills to deal with these struggles.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

Now more than ever women are being robbed of their choices about their bodies. In prenatal yoga class, lies a unique opportunity to empower pregnant people to make their own choices in childbirth.

 

“We need to empower pregnant people to take an active role in their birth so they can emerge feeling heard, seen, understood and supported.” ~Deb Flashenberg, Founder and Director of Prenatal Yoga Center

 

We seamlessly interweave childbirth education themes and current birthing trends into our classes. Our intention is that the new parents will feel more confident and prepared to make conscious, empowered choices during their pregnancy, labor, delivery and transition into parenthood.

From a mental and emotional standpoint, asana practice is an amazing tool to lean into safe discomfort and find coping skills. Labor, birth and parenthood has emotional and physical challenges. We build essential lifelong coping skills to deal with these struggles.

Our team members

FOUNDER OF PYC

Director of the Prenatal Yoga Center, Prenatal, Postnatal, Creator of Teacher Training, Private Childbirth Education

Renee Napoleone

REMOTE OPERATIONS MANAGER

PRENATAL, POSTNATAL TEACHER, BABY & ME AND YTT INSTRUCTOR

PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER

STUDIO MANAGER & PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER

PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER & FRONT DESK TEAM MEMBER

Kathy Harris

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA TEACHER

COMFORTING TOUCH FOR BIRTH TEACHER

Ursula Anderman

BABY & ME TEACHER/ PODCAST PRODUCER 

CLARE ARONOW
PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER

Pushing Power TEACHER

Jenny Campbell

PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER

NEW MOM SUPPORT GROUP LEADER

NEW PARENT SUPPORT LEADER & Prenatal Yoga TEACHER

INFANT SAFETY & CPR

JULIA MARSICO

Front Desk 

INFANT SAFETY & CPR

Lily Balsen

PODCAST PRODUCTION

Free Resources

Yoga | Birth | Babies Podcast

Free Online Videos

A collection of on-demand videos to cover the basics.

Blog

From birth stories to useful tips, a series of blogs to help guide your prenatal and new parent journey.

Free Downloadable Gift

5 Simple Solutions to the Most Common Pregnancy Aches & Pains! Perfect for the days you can’t make it to class.

Stay In The Loop!

Our community letter brings you helpful tips, resources, and the latest podcast episode of Yoga | Birth |Babies so that you can embrace pregnancy and new parenthood with support and confidence.