Our unique prenatal yoga classes go beyond simply modifying yoga poses. We celebrate community, incorporate childbirth education, and strive to make your pregnancy as comfortable as possible by addressing any aches or pains in your body.
Each class includes poses that bring balance and alignment to the pelvis, pelvic floor and pelvic & uterine ligaments. This encourages your baby into a more optimal birthing position so you may have a more functional, less complicated birth.
Yoga asana is also used to discover coping skills. Students explore poses that allow for safe, strong sensation. This offers you the chance to learn what coping skills you may gravitate toward, as well as how to use them when you are experiencing physical and mental discomfort (like in labor and early parenthood). This mindful exploration of yoga poses will leave you feeling more prepared for whatever lies ahead in your pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
The final component to PYC prenatal classes is how seamlessly childbirth education is integrated. This empowers students to continuously learn about pregnancy, the birth process and early parenthood in a very digestible, non-intimidating way.
The first 12 weeks of parenthood may feel overwhelming as you adjust to your new life and get reacquainted with your nonpregnant body. In postnatal yoga, we work hard to foster a community that will support and address both the physical and emotional challenges that come with this early stage of parenthood.
Each class works to strengthen areas that may have weakened during pregnancy and release tension in areas that feel tight, burdened and stressed (including your mind!)
New parents are welcome to bring their babies!
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 includes infant touch 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.
By taking a childbirth education class, expectant parents explore the unknown landscape of labor, birth and early postpartum. Student(s) delve into the different stages of labor, emotional sign posts, coping skills, labor and birthing positions, interventions and complications, and so much more.
New parents emerge feeling equipped to handle the uncertainty of birth and be a part of the decision making process which can lead to a more satisfying birth experience, even if the birth unfolds differently than anticipated.
Our classes are led by independent childbirth educators who are not required to adhere to specific hospital approved a curriculum. This offers more opportunity to learn about the bigger scope of birth, how to work around obstacles, self advocate for your wishes, and know your rights as a patient.
*Please note that breastfeeding and newborn care is not heavily discussed. This class should not take the place for an independent breastfeeding and newborn care class.
Bond with your baby in this class where you’ll learn massage to both stimulate your baby’s brain and relax their muscles and organs. Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas and Caregivers come together for an enchanting experience with your baby. Your baby will respond with coos and smiles as you learn to soothe them. Everyone will benefit from this unique learning experience!
Infant massage benefits your baby by stimulating circulation, improving body awareness, improving sleep patterns, reducing discomfort from teething, congestion, gas, colic and emotional stress. The instructor is both licensed as a massage therapist and certified in infant massage.
For thousands of years, mothers have breastfed their babies in “women’s circles,” benefiting from the vast experience and knowledge of others. Being part of such a circle and sharing the joys, concerns, and challenges of breastfeeding can be empowering and tremendously rewarding. This breastfeeding circle allows for a clinical yet warm approach to breastfeeding today.
Ayelet Kaznelson expertly guide the circle and empowers new mothers to meet the challenges of breastfeeding.
Scale available to weigh your babies before and after feeding and help track weight gain.