Prenatal Yoga - Breathing Space

Classes Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that Prenatal Yoga classes are suspended until further notice. Due to COVID19, we are unable to offer in-person classes and our clients have not been interested in virtual classes, so we have discontinued those. We will reconsider our schedule when it is possible to meet in person again. Suspended class passes may be converted to account credits for use with any other Breathing Space class or workshop, virtual or in-person.

Prenatal Yoga

In this all-level, 75-minute yoga class, 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 yoga postures, breath work, vocal toning, meditation, and relaxation. No previous yoga experience necessary.

Weekly Prenatal Yoga Classes

• 6:30-7:45 pm Thursdays @ Realignment Studio

Pay by the Class - $20 per class

Simply drop in as your schedule allows. Advanced reservations are appreciated but not required. Drop-in reservations may be rescheduled within 30 days of original class with 15 min advance notice.

Purchase a Multi-class Pack - $18 per class

Purchase a 10-class package and then attend whenever it’s convenient for you within 6 months. No online reservations for class required.

Class pass expirations are frozen for the duration of the shut0-down. Contact us with questions or to apply your unused classes to another program.

* All prenatal classes subject to DC fitness services tax of 6%

What happens in prenatal yoga?

Yoga practice during pregnancy is designed to help moms build strength and fitness while accessing the inner resources to face the challenges of labor with confidence and calm. A typical prenatal yoga class might involve:

Breathing

Prenatal yoga breathing techniques may help you reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labor.

Strength and Fitness Work

Moms in prenatal yoga are working to maintain fitness for a comfortable pregnancy as well as train for the endurance event that is labor and birth. Holding your bodyweight in postures while working against gravity is a great way to build strength. We’ll also do pregnancy appropriate vinyasa, moving with breath, to build fitness.

Stretching

You’ll be encouraged to gently move different areas of your body through their full range of motion while standing, sitting or lying on the ground.

Mindfulness & Mental Focus

Through mindful movement, concentration exercises, and guided visualizations, mammas prepare for birth and parenthood. You might be encouraged to listen to your own breathing, pay close attention to sensations, thoughts and emotions, or repeat a mantra or word to bring about a state of self-awareness and inner calm.

Relaxation & Rest

Every prenatal yoga class sets aside time for conscious relaxation in restorative postures. You’ll relax your muscles and restore your resting heart rate and breathing rhythm.
Prenatal yoga was a weekly treat for me during my pregnancy.  After class I always felt stronger and more centered – better prepared for childbirth and parenthood.  Before the prenatal course, I didn’t have much interest in yoga, but Jen’s course made me a believer. I look forward to continuing my yoga practice in the future.”
- Jen R, student

“I want to thank Breathing Space for the amazing prenatal yoga class on Thursday nights.  It was very therapeutic and provided a lot of support during my pregnancy. ”
- Kristen R, student

Prenatal Yoga Frequently Asked Questions

School Year / Day-off Camp

Registration may be rescheduled or credited to a future camp or class (minus $5 processing fee per camp day) until 21 days before a scheduled camp.  Rescheduling is subject to space availability.

Within 21 days of a camp day, credits are only available if a waitlisted camper takes the spot (processing fee still applies). Camps often sell out well in advance. The further in advance you tell us about your camper’s change of plans, the more likely it is that we fill your spot.

Summer Camp

Registrations cancelled before May 31 will be issued as a refund minus the $100 non-refundable portion of tuition or credited to any other available camp week or program for a $5 processing fee.

Refunds and credits will only be issued after May 31 if a waitlisted camper takes the available spot. Switching weeks is still be option, space permitting, but the $100 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable at this point.

  If Breathing Space cancels a camp due to under-enrollment, inclement weather, or other emergency, registrants will have the option of applying a credit or taking a refund. Because your reservation represents a space in camp that was held for you and not available for purchase by other campers, there are no refunds issued after the dates listed above.  ___ Edit 01/07/19: We’ve had a rash of refund requests for day off camp right at the previous 14-day deadline, which was very disruptive because that is also our final staffing and camp-cancellation deadline. Within two weeks of camp, parents need to know that we have sufficient enrollment to run and staff need to confirm their work plans. We do not want campers holding a spot in camp unless they are planning to use it. Consequently we ended refunds for day off camps, credit only, and pushed the deadline back by a week. 

Refunds will usually be issued by check mailed to the address on your account profile within 30 days of refund request receipt.

If your refund is dependent on another participant taking your spot in a program and the spot isn’t immediately filled, refunds will be issued within 30 days of the scheduled program start date rather than request receipt.

We sometimes fill cancelled spots, but sometimes don’t. When we hit our refund deadlines, the vast majority of possible participants – even those who put themselves on our waitlists –  have made other plans and filling vacant spots can be challenging. At that point we are counting on our registration numbers to cover our costs. If we allowed last minute refunds, we’d have to raise the price of camps and classes for everyone to compensate.

 

Managing changes to class and camp rosters, waitlists and refunds actually takes up a lot of staff time. While we understand that life isn’t always predictable, we don’t want clients registering to “hold their spot” while they firm up plans. Processing fees discourage this and compensate us for staff time.

 

visual summary of refund policy

In light of the current situation, we are updating our summer camp refund policy to provide additional flexibility. Deadlines and non-refundable deposits enable Breathing Space to organize staffing and plan, compensate us for the staff time involved in managing waitlists and registration changes, and discourage registrants from holding camp spots they do not intend to use.

Normal policy (summary):

  • If parents cancel before May 31, refund – $100 per child/week deposit.
  • If we cancel, full refund.
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New Cancelation Grace Period and COVID19-Triggered Summer 2020 Policy:

Please note these policies are based on the currently published school scheduled. If DCPS adjusts Fall 2020 start dates, additional flexibility will apply to affected weeks. Aftercare is always refunded when associated with a camp refund.

We will begin processing refund requests the week of May 4 and do so approximately weekly after that. It will then take a few days to appear on your payment card, so please allow two weeks for this process.


Anytime

  • If we cancel, full refund.

We are treating in-person camp and virtual camp as two separate offerings. You may transfer between them, but if we cancel in-person camp that is us cancelling your registration. You may choose to transfer to virtual or not at that time. We do not hold deposits when we cancel no matter when that happens.


By May 15

  • If parent cancels after health emergency was declared and by May 15 = full refund (We are waiving the deposit requirement and admin fees).
  • If parent transfers any camp week registrations to our virtual camp by May 31 = refund of price difference + 10% (earlybird registration discount)

This is option is for parents who know now that they are not comfortable with in-person camp this summer. You may choose to transfer to virtual and take advantage of the early-bird promotional discount.


By May 31

  • If parent cancels after May 15 but by May 31 = refund – $100 per child/week deposit.
  • If parent transfers to our virtual offering by May 31 =  refund of price difference + 10%

This option is our regular policy plus and incentive to switch to virtual camp if have realized you need to back out of in-person camp.

After May 31 AND More Than 4 Weeks Before Camp

  • If parent cancels but does not transfer more than four weeks before enrolled camp weeks starts = 50% refund.
  • If a parent transfers into a virtual offering more than four weeks before = refund of price difference – $20 admin fee.

This is Summer 2020 special flexibility and applies if it is after May 31 and we are still running in-person camp, but your comfort level or plans have changed and you are able to give us 4 weeks notice. You retain most of your deposit value if you switch to virtual.


After May 31 AND Within 4 Weeks of Camp

  • If parent cancels within four weeks = no refund.
  • If – on a week camp is running in person – a parent transfers into a virtual offering less than four weeks before camp = refund of price difference – $100 deposit.

This applies if we are still running in-person camp, but your comfort level or plans have changed LAST MINUTE. You may still transfer and take a partial refund. Deposit is not refunded.

Week
Refund Option:
Transfer Option:

Full Refund
Dif. + 10%

Ref. – Deposit
Price Dif. + 10%
4-Weeks Before
50% Refund
Price Dif.
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Jul 13May 15May 31Jun 14
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Jul 27May 15May 31Jun 28
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Aug 24May 15May 31Jul 26
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What if DCPS starts in August and we can no longer attend?

That would generally be considered an event outside of your control and a special exception – even if it happens to a lot of people. We would issue a full refund.

Same thing applies if a family member contracts COVID-19. That would be considered a significant family emergency that justifies a policy exception.

What if my child hates virtual camp?

Refund – $20 per week admin fee to withdraw, capped at $50 per child.

Aftercare

Anytime – Full refund for aftercare if associated with camp refund request or when transferring to virtual camp.

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