Class Descriptions

Prenatal Yoga

Inside you is an innate wisdom that intuitively understands about the very natural process of birth. We help you reconnect with this wisdom, guiding you through a class specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy, interweaving childbirth education as well as addressing therapeutic applications – common aches and pains. Linking yoga postures with the breath will lead you to new discoveries, bringing awareness to the mind, body and spirit, and also the spirit of your baby. The program, conducted in a calm, peaceful environment will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. A safe, open community allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing.


The ultimate purpose of the PYC methodology of prenatal yoga is to best serve women in their preparation for labor and motherhood.

Postnatal Yoga

Postnatal yoga classes help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. Classes specifically focus on rebuilding strength in the abdomen, back and pelvic muscle; releasing tension in the shoulders and neck;opening the chest. Classes also address common issues and concerns that may arise in this new chapter of life. Moms are welcome to bring their babies! Please note that we are a 1 flight walk up, and someone is always at the studio to help you carry your stroller.

No Tricks Just Treats! 

Mamas it’s time to treat yourself and take advantage of PYC’s October offerings in honor of Deb’s Birthday(Halloween)! Deb and PYC are celebrating with gifts for the three mamas who attend the most prenatal yoga classes during the month of October. The PYC mama who attends the most classes will receive 7 days of ready to eat meals from Soma Nutrition, a prenatal massage from Prenatal Massage Center, a $100 gift card from Matron Saint and an initial consultation and four follow up chiropractic sessions from 57th Street Chiropractic. The second and third place Mamas will receive 3 days of ready to eat meals from Soma Nutrition, a $50 gift card from Matron Saint and an initial consultation and two follow up Chiropractic sessions from 57th Street Chiropractic.

Baby & Me Yoga

Baby and Me Yoga focuses on strengthening the spiritual, emotional, and physical bond between parent (or caregiver) and child. Using interactive, slow-moving postures, the class is ideal for adults and babies 4 weeks to crawling. Class also includes infant massage and various exercises that assist the development of your child’s motor skills. Baby and Me will help carry you smoothly through the busy early months of caring for a new baby. Please note that we are a one-flight walk up, and someone is always at the studio to help you carry your stroller.

Childbirth Education Workshops

Class will include: Gestation and anatomy, nutrition, preparing your body and how to adapt to the changes, birth plans, labor support, your partner as a coach, stages of labor, interventions, inductions, C-sections, breathing, relaxation, pain management techniques, breastfeeding, newborn procedures, and postpartum health. There will also be time for questions! *Please note, breastfeeding and newborn care are not heavily discussed and this should not take the place for an independent breastfeeding and newborn care class


“Education equips women with communication and decision making skills that allows women to feel more involved in their birth experience and therefore more empowered and satisfied with the outcome, even if the scenario unfolds differently than expected.”  ~Deb Flashenberg

Infant Massage

Singing and bonding with your baby is fun in this new, four-week program, where music and massage complement each other to both stimulate your baby’s brain and relax his muscles and organs. Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas and Caregivers come together once a week for an enchanting experience with your baby. After your very first class, you’ll feel more confident in your parenting skills. Your baby will respond with coos and smiles as you learn to soothe her. Everyone will benefit from this unique learning experience! Some of the more specific benefits for your baby are, stimulates circulation, improves body awareness, improves sleep paterns, reduces discomfort from teething, congestions, gas, colic and emotional stress. Please note that we are a 1 flight walk up, and someone is always at the studio to help you carry your stroller. The instructor has over seven years of experience in early childhood music, and is both licensed as a massage therapist and certified in infant massage.

If you have questions or would like recommendations on classes or workshops to attend, please call 212- 362-2985 or email your questions to

We hope to see you soon!