Prenatal Yoga

In this all-levels 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

Register for a 6- to 8-week Series - $20 per class

Classes are offered in a progressive series that builds on the previous classes.  One class may be carried over into the following series or baby yoga. 

Pay by the Class - $24 per class

Simply drop in as your schedule allows. Advanced reservation required – as far as 30 days and as little as 30 min in advance. No payments are taken on site.

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

Parents of children’s and family class enrollees are welcome to take prenatal yoga as a makeup class – and vice versa – using the makeup scheduler. Log in to your registration account to reserve. 

About COVID-19 Precautions

Breathing Space requires proof of vaccination for all in-person classes for participants ages 5+ and masks indoors depending on community spread levels. Masks will be required in prenatal or early childhood classes if transmission levels are yellow/medium and in all classes if transmission levels are red/high. See our full public health precautions policy.

Classes By Semester

Our classes are offered in multi-week series. We typically run 4 semesters per year September-December, January-March, March-May, and June-Aug. Registration closes at the halfway point, but drop-ins may still be available. See drop-in scheduler below. Workshops and single date classes noted as such.

click on class day-time to reveal session dates - prorated registration is available until the halfway point of the series. Scroll down for drop-in options. Read our class policies here.


Drop-in Reservations

Discounts automatically apply for reserving more than 3 classes at the same time. Commit to 8 classes to bring the price down to the same as semester registration. Drop-in reservations can be changed by emailing us in advance of class (one change per individual date reserved).

 

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

This class incorporates traditional yoga asana, breath work, and relaxation, as well as postures adapted for the YogaBody-style trapeze with plenty of time to play, fly, and hang upside down in the rigs. For older kid yogis, it’s a natural addition to yoga class.  And, it’s just plain fun.  

All trapeze classes are limited to 8 years and older because students must be able to follow directions for safety on the rigs. Additionally, classes are limited to a maximum of ten (10) students.

Learn more about Yoga Trapeze classes.

Our trapeze-based classes for kids, teens, and adults are offered in multi-week series. Drop-ins are welcome in our adult classes only.

All trapeze classes are limited to ages 8 older because students must be able to follow directions for safety on the rigs. See title for specific class age requirements. Class is limited to a maximum of ten (10) students. 

  • Prices for series are a based on a $22 per visit rate and vary depending length of the series. For example:
    • 8 week series  = $176

Late registration is possible and prorates. New students are encouraged to take an Intro to Yoga Trapeze class before joining a session that is underway.

Discounts (apply automatically):

  • Family member discount – 10% discount for siblings or additional family members is automatic.
  • Early registration discount – 10% off when registering more than 30 days before the series starts.

Intro to Yoga Trapeze

Intro to Yoga Trapeze is our orientation class. Students will learn parts of the rig, vocabulary, how to come in and out of positions safely, and the core positions of a Yoga Trapeze practices so they can confidently join an ongoing class.

Find an Intro to Yoga Trapeze class.

Adults: Get started with a drop in OR take an intro class

Intro to Yoga Trapeze is recommended for all new students, even those who have done aerial yoga somewhere else because there are different kinds of rigs. The intro class is an ideal introduction for anyone with any hesitations about going upside down because we can go at the new student’s pace for introducing skills.

However, our adult classes are taught in a way that makes it possible for a new student who is generally comfortable with going upside down to join in a drop-in format. We use the rigs in a variety of poses, including many with our feet on the ground. The trapeze rig is used as just another prop for changing our experience with the poses. Modifications are provided to allow students to work at their own pace on any given day.

Makeups

For space and safety reasons, students are only allowed to make up in a Yoga Trapeze class if they are enrolled in another yoga trapeze class.

Students who miss a trapeze class may make up in any other appropriate class, trapeze or mat-based.

  • Use the makeup scheduler to reserve another Yoga Trapeze class or
  • Email us to let us know you’d like to attend something else.

Family members of enrolled students may take a makeup in lieu of the enrolled student. Family members must take a class appropriate for them – for example a younger sibling and parent may attend an early childhood class or a parent may take a mat-based adult class.

See makeup class FAQs for details.

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