Prenatal Yoga Center is here to guide you through the bumps and uncertainties of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. We hear and see the challenges you face with the physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy and the postpartum period. Our classes are designed to ease your daily pregnancy aches and pains and help prepare your body for however your birth unfolds.
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All classes are open to any level and trimester.
We offer daily live, interactive online classes tailored to your individual needs every day as well as re-released classes for when you need to take class on your own schedule!
We are also slowly re-opening our NYC studio. Please check the schedule for in-person classes both in studio and in Central Park.
We have many options of class packages and drop in classes for both online and in person yoga classes. Check out our rates page to find what best serves your needs!
We offer a variety of workshops including Childbirth Education, Lactation Preparation, Caring for Your Newborn, Comforting Touch and Infant Safety & CPR, and more! Please note that workshops do require pre-registration.
At Prenatal Yoga Center, we have developed each class using our unique three-pronged approach to prenatal yoga.
The use of asana in class is multifunctional in preparing the student’s mind and body for birth. On a physical level, we use asana to alleviate common pregnancy aches and pains as well as we look at how each pose can create balance in the pelvis, pelvic floor and pelvic ligaments. When the body is well aligned, the baby may be better positioned leading to a more functional, speedy birth.
From a mental and emotional standpoint, asana practice is an amazing tool to lean into safe discomfort and find coping skills. Labor, birth and parenthood has emotional and physical challenges. We build essential lifelong coping skills to deal with these struggles.
Community is so important because you were never meant to do this alone. We start each class with “circle time,” where students introduce themselves, say how far along they are, and discuss any aches and pains they would like to address in class. Pregnancy and postpartum periods carry enormous physical and emotional changes; this bonding time creates a springboard for long lasting friendships among students.
Now more than ever pregnant people are being robbed of their choices about their bodies. In prenatal yoga class, lies a unique opportunity to empower pregnant people to make their own choices in childbirth.
“We need to empower women to take an active role in their birth so they can emerge feeling heard, seen, understood and supported.” ~Deb Flashenberg, Founder and Director of Prenatal Yoga Center
We seamlessly interweave childbirth education themes and current birthing trends into our classes. Our intention is that the new parents will feel more confident and prepared to make conscious, empowered choices during their pregnancy, labor, delivery and transition into parenthood.
Our prenatal yoga classes are intended to serve as a resource and support to the prenatal and postnatal student. We respect and understand that sometimes partners, parents, support people and friends may want to accompany the pregnant person in class. Out of consideration to other class participants, we limit attendance only to pregnant people.
For partners and other support people wishing to better support the pregnant person, we recommend attending our Partner Yoga and Massage Workshop, Childbirth Education class, Caring for Newborn and How to Breastfeed Workshop.
New students are welcome to take any class on our schedule as they are open to any level and trimester. Please register for your class at least 10 minutes prior to the start of class.