Upper East Side

Prenatal Yoga Center at Uma Traditional Healing Practices on the UES

Join us for prenatal yoga on the Upper East Side! This unique program links yoga postures with breath, bringing awareness to the mind and body, as well as a connection to your baby.

Prenatal yoga strengthens the uterus and pelvic muscles, improves circulation, and increases overall comfort, alleviating many of the discomforts of pregnancy. Students can freely discuss issues or concerns and share the wonderful changes they are experiencing.

How does it work?

Classes can be purchased in a monthly series. If you miss a class during your series, you can make-up your missed class by taking any prenatal yoga class at our UWS location.  Single classes CANNOT be purchased for this location.


Uma Traditional Healing Practices (Lexington Ave. b/w 61st and 62)

786 Lexington Avenue

Teacher: Jessica Apfel

February  Mondays | 6:30-8:00 pm

4 sessions: February 2, 10, 17, 24


March Mondays | 6:30-8:00 pm

5 Sessions: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Make up classes + Bed rest

Students are permitted two (2) make-up classes only. Missed prenatal classes must be made up at Prenatal Yoga Center (Upper West Side location). Students have three weeks after their session’s end date to make up the missed class(es). Classes do not carry over to the next satellite session. Should you deliver within your 4-week session, unused classes will be credited to Mommy and Me or Postnatal Yoga classes at PYC, to be used within 6 months. Unused classes will be forfeited, and unused classes will NOT be carried over to another pregnancy. With the exception of bedrest accompanied by a doctor’s note, The Prenatal Yoga Center cannot be responsible for providing additional make-ups or issuing any credit for classes missed as a result of scheduling conflicts, vacations, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are put on bedrest, please notify the studio immediately and remaining classes will be transferred to Mommy and Me or Postnatal Yoga.

Jessica Apfel

Jessica began her yoga journey in 2006, when she needed an elective course for her undergraduate studies. She found the practice to be incredibly grounding and healing. As she developed her steady home practice, Jessica felt inspired to take her practice further and completed her 200 hour training at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center (2016). She has additional certifications in Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yin Yoga, and most recently completed her 85 hour Prenatal Yoga certification at the Prenatal Yoga Center. Jessica is very passionate about teaching yoga and supporting communities that help empower women and girls. In addition to teaching at PYC, she is a trauma-sensitive yoga teacher for the non-profit organization, Exhale to Inhale, and is seeking her Doula certification in the spring.

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