Prenatal Yoga

In this all-level 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 pm Thursdays @ Realignment Studio

Start anytime with any of the following payment options:

Commit to Consecutive Classes - $16 per class

Our classes are scheduled in 4-8 week minimesters. If you commit to all of them, we offer a discount. One class may be carried over into a subsequent semester, but otherwise standard makeup policies apply. 

Upcoming Minimesters:

Minimester registration closes after the 2nd class in a series, but drop-ins continue to be welcome, so start anytime.

    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 - $17 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.

    * 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

      Upcoming Classes

      Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga
      May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga
      May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga
      May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga
      May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga
      May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga
      Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga
      Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga
      Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga
      Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Realignment Studio
      In this all-level 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,… Continue Reading Prenatal Yoga

      Prenatal Yoga Frequently Asked Questions

      If you are having trouble, the following tips might help:

      • Accounts belong to parents. Use your own name and contact information when you sign up. Then add your child(ren) along with their birthdays to your profile so they can be enrolled in classes and camps.
      • Having trouble creating your account? If you are in our system already because you attended class in person or we imported your account from our previous system, you won’t be able to create an account. Use the password reset function to recover your profile.
      • Classes are grouped by venue, alphabetically. If you aren’t finding a series or camp you think we offer, scroll down. (For example, camps at St. Mark’s are below camps at Christ Church even if they happen sooner.)
      • Think you have a prenatal/postnatal class pass purchased on our previous registration system but not seeing the credits? Use the password reset function to claim the account associated with the email you used to buy the pass. If that doesn’t work, contact us and we’ll track down your purchase history.

       

      Category: reg system

      If you would prefer to mail your registration, please complete the registration form and mail it with a check to our administrative address. Please do not bring paper registrations to class. Subject to space availability upon receipt.

      Category: reg system

      Our registration system automatically creates waitlists for any fully enrolled camp or class. To get on the waitlist, you complete the registration process but do not submit payment.

      If a camp fills way in advance, we will consider expanding staffing to accommodate waitlisted families.

      If a spot opens up, we will contact you about submitting payment or for confirmation before we charge the payment method in your profile.

      It is impossible to predict waitlist movement: Some camps we have several families change plans, sometimes at the very last minute. Sometimes when a spot opens, the first waitlisted family takes it. Other times, we call through the whole list and everyone has made other plans. So while we always recommend getting on the waitlist if you want to be called, we generally cannot make likelihood predictions.

      Speed things upon confirmation up by saving a payment card to your account profile. We use NMI which is a secure, PCI compliant merchant processing gateway to store payment information.

      Important: Do not include a waitlist registration on the same order as camp enrollment. The registration system will charge you in full for both camps even though your waitlist registration does not represent an enrollment. Tech support is working on fixing this problem. In the mean time, please do separate orders: one order for any camp with a waitlist and a separate order for any camp

      Breathing Space is happy to offer gift certificates, but does not have an automated system for redeeming them. Gift certificate purchases must be done in advance and cannot be redeemed in person at class. 

      To redeem:

      Step 1: Create your account in our registration system. Please add any relevant family members.

      Details about our classes can be found at breathingspacedc.com 

      Any “register” link will take you to our class registration system.

      Step 2: Contact us to apply your certificate value. 

      Simply send an email indicating the certificate number and your name and email to inquiries@breathingspacedc.com

      If you include class or camp registration instructions in the email, we will set everything up and send you a confirmation. If not, we’ll send you a notice when your credit has been applied and you can 

      Step 3: Register online

      Please contact us if you have questions.

      Please note that we process credits as quickly as possible, but it may take a few days to complete your request.

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