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

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.

* 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

    Upcoming Classes

    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
    Jul 11 @ 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
    Jul 18 @ 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
    Jul 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
    Aug 1 @ 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
    Aug 8 @ 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
    Aug 15 @ 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
    Aug 22 @ 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
    Aug 29 @ 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
    Sep 5 @ 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
    Sep 12 @ 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
    Sep 19 @ 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
    Sep 26 @ 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
    Oct 3 @ 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
    Oct 10 @ 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
    Oct 17 @ 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
    Oct 24 @ 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
    Oct 31 @ 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
    Nov 7 @ 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
    Nov 14 @ 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
    Nov 21 @ 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
    Dec 5 @ 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
    Dec 12 @ 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
    Dec 19 @ 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
    Dec 26 @ 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

    Our Tot Yoga (crawling-24 months) and Little Family Yoga (21 months-4 yrs) have a 3 month age overlap on purpose. Personality, more than physical development, should be the deciding factor between the two classes. 

    tot yoga circle timeTot Yoga tends to be a quieter class with more repetition from week to week, so suits more reserved toddlers better.

    Little Family Yoga tends to be louder and move move more quickly from activity to activity to suit the energy level of 2-4 yr olds. Little Family Yoga requires more verbal direction following, incorporates more imaginative play, and typically involves less physical helping from parents. Very active almost-2 year olds often do well in this class because the social environment challenges them more than that of the younger group. Younger siblings accustomed to the energy and speed of older toddlers and preschoolers tend to enjoy this class as well, even if they are not able to do every pose.

    Toddler Family Yoga (walking-4 yrs) is a crossover class which is very much like Little Family Yoga with some adaptations 12-21 month old students. 

    Baby Yoga & Play classes are offered in 3-6-week series. Full registration required, no drop-ins.

    moms and babies in yoga classWe know it’s hard to get out of the house with a newborn, that naps are sometimes unpredictable, and life can be complicated . . .  and that’s why we are requiring series registration for this class.

    Committing to the whole series makes it infinitely more likely that you actually attend. It far too easy to say “oh, I’ll go next week” if you are planning on dropping in. If you end up with an unavoidable conflict, illness, or disrupted nap-time, you can take advantage of our generous makeup policy.

    Make Up Options for Baby Yoga & Play

    baby & me yoga, warriorsBecause it’s hard to convince babies to be born and maternity leaves to be set on our schedule, we offer lots of flexibility:

    • If students must miss a class, they are welcome to
      • attend any other family yoga class as a makeup within the same timeframe, or
      • bring a friend to class as a makeup.
        See makeup class FAQs for details.
    • Any of baby’s favorite grownups are welcome in this class – mom, dad, grandparent, nanny . . .  and the same adult need not attend each time. Registration is for one adult-baby on a weekly basis, but occasional visitors are welcome to attend as well.
    • Partial registration: If there is room in the class once the series begins, late registration will remain open for the first 1/3 of the series. Registration automatically prorates. If you can’t complete a series but can commit to 2/3 of the series in consecutive weeks – say because you are going back to work before our series ends – contact us about partial enrollment.

    So what does this mean?

    • If a full series conflicts with work or travel, feel free to attend multiple times a week during the weeks you can attend.
    • If you are going back to work and baby will be home with a nanny or other caregiver, feel free to have them attend in your stead.

    Still not sure if Baby Yoga & Play is right for you? That’s why we have a no-risk registration policy. If you attend your first class and decide it’s not a good fit, we make it easy to drop a class series.  Read all of our class policies and FAQs.

    Breathing Space has had a chronic problem of last minute additions to camp aftercare. While accommodating one or two campers isn’t usually a problem, sometimes we get half a dozen last minute additions in the week before a camp and sometimes several on the morning of camp.

    We get that life is sometimes unpredictable and last minute changes happen and want to help, but we suspect a fair amount of the last minute additions are caused by parents not being sure of their after camp plan when they sign up and then forgetting to do anything about it until days before or even the day of camp.

    Last minute additions to aftercare sometimes leave us or the Labyrinth education director scrambling to add staff to aftercare or push us over our desired camper to staff ratios. 

    Starting in January 2019, aftercare costs $15 per day until two weeks before camp. After that, it’s $20 per day. 

    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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