Class Descriptions

Prenatal Yoga

Our unique prenatal yoga classes go well beyond simply modifying yoga poses. We celebrate community and strive to make your pregnancy as comfortable as possible. We will address any aches or pains in your body so you will feel more comfortable.

Each class includes poses that bring balance and alignment to the pelvis, pelvic floor and pelvic and uterine ligament with the intention of encouraging 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 really experiencing physical and mental discomfort, like in labor and early parenthood. This mindful exploration of yoga poses can leave you feeling more prepared for whatever lies ahead in your pregnancy and birth.

 

The final component to PYC prenatal classes is how seamlessly childbirth education is interwoven through out. This empowers students to continuously learn about pregnancy, the birth process and early parenthood in a very digestible, nonintimidating way. 

Postnatal Yoga

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 restrengthen 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! Please note that we are a 1 flight walk up, and someone is always at the studio to help you carry your stroller.

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 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.

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 2 Day Intensive

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 educator who is 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, breastfeeding and newborn care are not heavily discussed and this should not take the place for an independent breastfeeding and newborn care class

Infant Massage

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! Some of the more specific benefits for your baby are, stimulates circulation, improves body awareness, improves sleep patterns, reduces discomfort from teething, congestion, gas, colic and emotional stress. The instructor is both licensed as a massage therapist and certified in infant massage.

Breastfeeding Support Circle

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.

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

We hope
to see you soon!