You know as well as I do that birth is like an endurance sport. Your body needs to be strong, flexible and have stamina.
Prenatal yoga classes will prepare you body, mind and spirit for birth. Unlike other yoga classes, this one it not just tailored for your pregnant body but it’s intentionally designed as preparation for labor.
I’ll help you become more confident in your own abilities. Together, we will celebrate your pregnancy, prepare for labor and work towards a better postpartum recovery while building community with fellow mothers.
No previous yoga experience needed. Class is appropriate for all trimesters.
Mommy & Me Yoga
Join other mothers and their children (6 weeks to 18 months – and with your doctor’s permission to begin exercise) for a wonderful class that promotes healing from delivery and bonding with your baby.
This class is designed to help new moms regain strength and flexibility while connecting with other moms. Enjoy the company of women and children in a relaxed and happy environment while treating yourself and your baby to the benefits of yoga and meditation.
Daddies and other care providers are welcome to come with baby too!
In this class, we practice movement, active relaxation, visualization, and breathing exercises that are specifically designed to support optimum reproductive health. Students will learn techniques for releasing tension while also strengthening and making vibrant their organs of creativity, power, and manifestation.
This is a heart-opening, joyful and relaxing class for all levels. Designed to nourish women and trans-men who are actively trying to conceive, this gentle class is also appropriate for women of all ages who want to learn how to use yoga to regulate their moon cycle, balance hormones, and manage stress.
Students will learn to use Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian Hatha yoga techniques including sounding, mudra (hand poses), meditation, and physical postures (asana). Regardless of where you are in your fertility journey, this is an inclusive, all-levels, and non-judgmental class where we come together to support our creative powers.
Pain Management through Mindful Movement
Pain in our bodies cycles through to all aspects of our lives. Pain can bring our moods down, cause anger and curtail our interactions with friends and reduce our ability to enjoy the things we normally do.
This gentle, therapeutic movement class is a fusion of yoga, gentle movement, breath work, and body-based mindfulness. The aim of this class is to help you manage your pain with a combination of evidence-based techniques and practices well rooted in history and experience.
Katherine, your facilitator, will appropriately customize the class to each student in the room, so everyone benefits regardless of the type of pain they currently cope with. The skills you learn here are lifelong.
Class is open to all people who are in need of relief.
Rooted in ancient Indian tradition, this gently-paced flow class is open to practitioners of all levels. Utilizing breath work and with a focus on alignment, we will flow through a series of postures including sun salutations. Each class will be centered around a common theme (ie: hip-opening, balance, heart-opening, twists) and modifications will be offered to meet you where you are in your individual practice.
Relax and Restore
Katherine Z’s signature class – this floor work class integrates mindful movement, yin yoga, restorative postures, and breath to cultivate a felt experience of relaxation. If your day before class was an inhale, Relax and Restore is the exhale.
Couples’ Connection, Prenatal Yoga for the Two of You
This playful workshop will help you develop your relationship and build your skills for your impending birth.
You will learn to communicate non-verbally with touch and with breath. You will use the breath as a tool for the mind and body, and discover how it can also help to ease tension and fear; you will practice positions, postures, and techniques that can be used to encourage the progress of labor, as well as ease discomfort.
This workshop is open to pregnant women of any stage of pregnancy, with their husbands or partners. Please wear comfortable clothes. There will be time at the end for questions. No previous yoga experience necessary.
- Sundays: Sept 24, Nov 19
- 1:30 – 2:45 pm
- $35 per couple
Warning – this workshop may cause you to experience bonding with your family through laughter, movement, breath, yoga poses and a whole lot of fun. You all may come out of this workshop happier people. We all know how dangerous that can be!
No prior yoga experience necessary.
Suitable for children ages birth through 10 yrs.
- Saturdays: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 18
- 2:00 – 3:00 pm
- $25 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 kids)
- $5 each additional family member
Meditations for Labor
Preparing for the birth of your child can be overwhelming. This is the perfect time to learn breathwork and meditations that can support you not only during labor
, but now, during these crucial months where your bond is already forming with your little one. Learn how to find your calm, balanced center and how practicing mediation now can help to carry you through labor and the birth of your baby with beautiful intention and a calm heart. Class is open for both mothers and fathers alike.
- Sundays: Oct 1, Dec 2
- 1:30 – 2:45 pm
- $35 per couple
Restore your Pelvic Floor
Injury, age, pregnancy or childbirth can sometimes do a number on your pelvic floor. This pelvic floor dysfunction can result in urinary or fecal incontinence (or retention), lower back pain, core weakness and other symptoms.
This workshop will begin with pelvic floor anatomy, tactile awareness and continue with some simple exercises, which can, and should, be done at home. We will end with a relaxation.
No previous yoga experience needed, as this is a gentle class. Any woman who is experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction is welcome to join us. If need be, pre-crawling babies may attend class as well.
Yoga teachers you are invited to join us too. This workshop qualifies for YA continuing education credits. You’ll be able to take what you’ve learned here and help your students move on to a healthier, more functional life.
- September 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
- $30 per person