Prenatal classes are appropriate for any stage of pregnancy and level of experience. Classes provide a wonderful community of expectant mothers where we can safely tend to the physical and emotional needs that accompany the changes of pregnancy. There is a strong focus on breathwork, as well as pelvic floor and transverse abdominal toning to prepare the student for labor and new motherhood.
In my Hatha Vinyasa classes, we combine flowing sequences with held postures and breathwork, working towards balancing the body, finding relief from stress, as well as increasing strength and flexibility in an anatomically conscious and safe practice. Because this is an open level class, variations and props are provided to help the student work at their level of challenge and comfort.
Postnatal and Baby and Me classes tend to the physical and emotional needs of new mothers, in a time where most of the focus is on their new baby. There is a strong focus on rehabilitation of the pelvic floor and diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles, as well as addressing common discomforts of new motherhood.
In baby and me classes, both parents are welcome to practice yoga as well as bond with their babies and other parents through gentle baby yoga and song.
postnatal & baby and me
Small group and private sessions available.
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I am an E-RYT at the 200-hour level and a graduate from Muhlenberg College with a BA in Dance. Having had a casual yoga practice since childhood, my experience with yoga was mostly used to balance and heal overuse injuries from performing. Hoping to deepen my understanding of yoga, pranayama and meditation, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Genesis Tree of Life Center for Yoga and Wellness with Rene David Alkalay in 2009.
A mother of two boys, I first began my teaching journey while pregnant with my first son, which ultimately inspired me to complete a certification in Prenatal Yoga, at the Prenatal Yoga Center with Debra Flashenberg and Nikita Maxwell in 2012. As a Prenatal teacher, my aim is to deepen my students’ understanding of the birth process so they can make informed and empowering birth decisions. Looking to better support the physical and emotional needs of postpartum mothers, I completed a Postnatal and Baby and Me teacher training with Mary Barnes at Pure Yoga in 2016. My goal is to help my pre and postnatal students to find comfort and strength in their bodies and a sense of calm and confidence as they approach birth and motherhood.
Combining Pranayama with creative, active sequencing and restorative postures, my yoga classes provide students with a practice to safely build strength and flexibilty, as well as balance the body and mind.