Ilana is a firm believer that yoga is for every body, including pregnant bodies. As a professional dancer, Ilana has always been a friend to movement; but it wasn’t until she earned her Yoga teaching certification during the pandemic that she realized: Movement is medicine. Upon completing her Prenatal Teacher Training at Prenatal Yoga Center this past Spring, this value was only reinforced.
What Ilana seeks to bring out in all of her students is a sense of integration and advocacy. Framing each class as a place for students to speak up and take up space, she understands that what is practiced on the mat is applied off the mat. Reframing discomfort, listening to the body, and developing mental resilience are all key components in Ilana’s classes. However, in her Prenatal Yoga class, you will find a special blend of breath and movement that is both freeing and grounding- an intersection between mind and body that will empower you in the experience of labor, birth, and beyond.