It’s called prenatal yoga, but it’s really community weaving and mama-making.
— Jana, midwife

Prenatal Yoga Circle

mondays 7:00-9:00 PM

 
 

Prenatal classes begin with a group discussion. This time is spent on pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting education. Everyone will have the opportunity to honor their difficulties, share their fears, and celebrate the joys of pregnancy. Through these discussions with other pregnant women, you will become more trusting in your body's ability to nurture and birth your baby, and will connect and build relationships with new friends.

The second half of the class is dedicated to yoga. Whole Birth Yoga uses adapted yoga poses to teach mindfulness, build awareness of breath and body, pain management techniques, relaxation skills, meditation, and visualization. This practice will support you during your transition to motherhood, improve your comfort during pregnancy, increase bonding with your developing baby, and prepare your body, mind, and heart for birth.
 

Women of all fitness levels and all stages of pregnancy can participate in pre-natal yoga. Please consult your doctor before starting a new exercise program. If you have any concerns or questions, please connect with us.

 

 

Punch Passes

6 classes $75 • 3 classes $40*

There is no pre-registration required to attend the Prenatal Yoga Circle. In order to help reduce costs, punch passes are available for purchase either in class or below. Drop-ins are welcomed and encouraged, a rate of $15 can be paid in class or by purchasing below.

Prices valid starting January 1, 2018

# Classes

*Drop-in pass must be used within 2 weeks of purchase. Punch passes must be used within 8 weeks for the 6 punch pass and 4 weeks for the 3 punch pass.

 
 

Dear sister, dear sister

we are gathered here today

to send you with our love and blessings

on your birthing way. 

 

As you reach the end of your pregnancy journey, you are welcomed into the middle of the circle to be blessed and sung to. It is an emotional part of your time in the circle. This is a way to celebrate your time in the circle, remind you that you are always held by the members of the circle, and they will be thinking about you and sending you light and an easy transition from pregnancy to motherhood.

 
It was such a wonderful way to provide a sense of belonging to the mamas who we had already sent off and the mamas who I shared so much with in the circle. I have carried those blessings with me especially during labor and the difficult times during parenthood.
— Brenda
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To me it was like a right of passage. Another thing to look forward to when I felt I was going to be pregnant forever. An acknowledgment of accomplishment. A “I see you mama.” And while sending other mamas off it was a way to show my appreciation for their contribution to my journey and a way to honor theirs. A symbol of solidarity, sisterhood, and serenity before the beautiful storm about to ensue.
— Erika
 
I have wanted a home birth since 2008. I found out in 2014 that I was infertile. After one unsuccessful try using treatments 2016, I became pregnant in 2017. My sister, who also became pregnant through the same treatment, allowed me to be part of her birth team in July that year. Her birth was amazing and wonderful but further resolved that I wanted a home birth. I received an ultrasound at 36 weeks. It found that I had major rare issue with my placenta/umbilical cord and cervix and would need an emergency C-section 2 days later. I was admitted to the hospital that night. I was already in contact with Stacy through attending yoga. I updated her and she took the time to come visit me Saturday night to give me some very personal gifts and an extremely touching and beautiful sister to sister send off. It gave me such strength to face the procedure the next day. It meant so so much to me! She went above and beyond normal support in this case, I will be forever grateful.
— Lyn