Welcome to PYC

Welcome to the Prenatal Yoga Center!

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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Check out the schedule!

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.

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

At Prenatal Yoga Center, we have developed each class using our unique three-pronged approach to prenatal yoga.

Physical comfort

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

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.

Childbirth Education

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.

Developing a Regular Practice

Through a regular weekly practice, prenatal yoga can help reduce stress, ease the common aches and pains of pregnancy and develop useful pain management and breathing techniques for labor and delivery. To help you find your path into a regular practice, we have developed several options for class packages and series. Come and join us for class!

 

Are you currently enrolled as an academic student? You can take 15% off any class package. Email info@prenatalyogacenter.com a photo of your student ID or proof of enrollment at an academic institution and we’ll send you the code!

 

Please Note: Discounts cannot be combined and only apply to the 8-class and one month unlimited class packages.

8 Class Package

Valid for 10 weeks

IN PERSON Only: $200

ONLINE Only: $180

Valid for 70 consecutive days. If you give birth during this time, your remaining classes roll over to Postnatal Yoga and / or Baby & Me classes. A one 2-week extension can be purchased for $10 (must be purchased before your package expires). If you are unable to practice due to medical concerns, please email a note from your care provider to info@prenatalyogacenter.com.

One-Month Unlimited

valid for 31 days

$190 (online and in-studio)

Valid for 31 consecutive days. You may suspend your pass for your postnatal period – we’ll restart it when you are ready to return. Two week extension does not apply to the monthly unlimited. If you come twice a week, that is just $22 a class! Please note: In person reservations made with an unlimited monthly pass must be made 8 hours before class to avoid a $10 fee to the credit card on file.

PYC Pass

Monthly Auto-Renew Membership

$175 (online and in-studio)

Enjoy unlimited classes at a discounted rate! Valid for 31 consecutive days. Two month minimum contract required. You may suspend your pass for your postnatal period, and we’ll restart it when you’re ready to return to class. Two-week extension does not apply to the PYC pass. Please note: In person reservations made with an unlimited PYC Pass must be made 8 hours before class to avoid a $10 fee to the credit card on file.

Virtual Drop-in Class

$25

Who is the Prenatal Yoga Class for?

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.

What workshops are offered?

We offer a variety of workshops including Childbirth Education, How to Breastfeed/Chestfeed, Caring for Your Newborn, Comforting Touch and Infant Safety & CPR, and more! Please note that workshops do require pre-registration.

Quick Notes for our First Time Students

  1. Wear comfortable clothing (i.e. shorts, t-shirts, yoga pants/sweatpants, footless tights)
  2. Do not come on an empty belly! Prenatal students should eat a light snack approximately 1-hour before class.
  3. Props! We use some props to help keep your yoga flowing smoothly and gracefully. Check out the SCHEDULE page for a list of the props to gather before class. Many of these items can be found around your home.
  4. Heavy jewelry is not recommended.

Your First Class

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.

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

We hope to see you soon!