In this all-level prenatal yoga class, expecting moms will cultivate the flexibility, concentration and strength needed during the transformative time of pregnancy and childbirth. Enjoy the community of other expecting mothers while we practice modified Hatha Yoga postures, breath work, vocal toning and meditation. No previous yoga experience necessary.
Classes are offered in 6-8 week series, which allows for progressive instruction and community feel, but also welcomes drop-ins. Read more about why we recommend committing to a weekly class.
Join us Thursdays from 7:30-8:45 pm at Christ Church.
- Thursday – Jan/Feb – 7 classes: 1/5/2017-2/16/2017
- Thursday – Feb/Mar – 6 classes: 2/23/2017-3/30/2017
Register for $16 per class, class cost automatically prorates for late registration, or drop-in for $20. Find all upcoming prenatal yoga classes.
Total price depends on the number of classes in the series. Moms who have due dates in the middle of a series are welcome split their registration between multiple series (aka come twice a week) or drop in one class at a time.
- drop-in one class at a time;
- register for one class and do makeups in advance so you attend twice a week until your due date (Read about our generous makeup policy); or
- register for a class and send us your birth announcement if you don’t make it through the session so we can credit you toward a postnatal class registration.
Prenatal Yoga Class FAQs
Is Your Class Appropriate for Beginners?
Absolutely. Our classes are all levels, Hatha-based, with variations offered for newer or more experienced students. All students should be cleared for exercise by their health care provider.
Why take a Prenatal Yoga Class in the Age of Online Media?
An in person prenatal yoga class with a qualified instructor offers benefits you simply cannot reap on your own in front of a dvd or streaming video. Personalized sequencing, a watchful eye for alignment corrections, and customized adjustments complement camaraderie of a group class. Breathing Space prenatal instructors are also knowledgeable about birth, babies, and resources in Washington DC.
When Should I Start Taking a Prenatal Yoga Class?
Pregnant moms are welcome anytime. During your first trimester, you may find you prefer your regular yoga class or fitness routine or that are too tired/uncomfortable for exercise. Consequently, we start seeing moms most often during the 2nd trimester, because they start feeling better or because the growing belly and pregnancy discomforts compel them to seek us out.
I’m an Experienced Yogi. Do I Need/Will I Get a Workout in A Prenatal Yoga Class?
More experienced yogis with care to adjusting for their changing bodies may try to keep up their regular class well into pregnancy. We don’t attempt more advanced asana in prenatal yoga, but we do build strength and flexibility with an emphasis on common pregnancy discomforts and the endurance event moms are training for: birth.
For moms with an existing practice, I still recommend prenatal yoga. The prenatal yoga breath-work, concentration, and therapeutic applications are beneficial and pregnancy-customized asana you learn can be incorporated into your non-prenatal yoga classes when the group instruction isn’t appropriate for you.
What worked for me (Jen) was continuing my one regular weekly class (with self-modifications as my belly grew) and one prenatal class for pregnancy and birth specific techniques and to be in community with expecting moms.
Learn more about the benefits of prenatal yoga class.