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.
Mindful Movement for Chronic Pain
This class is rooted in therapeutic movement modalities and hatha yoga, with the primary intent of helping people who live with chronic pain find some relief. You may practice in a chair if you need to.
Katherine, herself, lives with chronic pain, and her private practice is specialized in helping people who live with constant discomfort. You can expect gentle movement, stretching, balance, breath, and mindfulness. Some people have profound results, with pain levels dropping 4-5 points in one hour!
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.
Workday Yoga Break
Take a break from your workday to have some fun with a gentle flow. 45 minutes of breathing, stretching, balance, and flexibility, with an aim towards decompressing the spine (sitting compresses the low back and is a culprit in many people’s back pain). This class is moderately paced, so you don’t need to worry about getting super sweaty.
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.
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.