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.

Holiday Giveaway!

PYC Community, you are invited to join us for our December Holiday Giveaway! The PYC student who attends the most classes during the month of December will win a Chicco Polly2Start High Chair! This chair is perfect for the NYC family as it adjusts to accommodate newborns and toddlers with its 8 height positions and 4 backrest recline positions. It’s easy to clean and folds up for storage anywhere—great for upcoming holiday meals with family! Show up to class as much as you can for your chance to win!!

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 2 Day Intensive

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

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.

Andrea Syms-Brown, IBCLC (through December 2018) or Ayelet Kaznelson (starting January 2019) 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!