Strengthen mind, body and spirit in preparation for labor and delivery with a class designed to help expectant moms deepen their experience and enjoyment of pregnancy. Class includes yoga postures to address and relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy; relaxation techniques and breathing exercises to ease fear and anxiety; abdominal and pelvic floor toning to enhance postnatal recovery. This class is beneficial at anytime during pregnancy.
Moms-to-be are sure to leave our Prenatal Yoga and Prenatal Pilates classes feeling strong and relaxed.
And we offer so much more...
Pregnancy is a special time of change, overload of emotions and lots of planning. We believe that having a good support system is as important as being in good physical and mental shape during this time.
At Karma Kids Yoga, we strive to make your transition into motherhood as smooth as possible. That's why we offer a range of tools that include:
- Prenatal Yoga and Prenatal Pilates, as well as Yoga Tune Up®
- Childbirth Classes (Prenatal Partner Yoga and Childbirth Workshop on June 1st; next workshop is July 13th; Yogini & Bambini's Lamaze Childbirth Education 4-week course begins June 5th; Next course begins July 24th)
- Prenatal Thai Yoga Massage with Annie Foster
- A free, ongoing baby-wearing clinic where you can recieve personalized assistance in choosing and working the best baby carrier for you and your baby
- Doula Referrals and Doula Speed Dating events
- Partnership with Union Square Moms, the neighborhood playgroup where you can meet other local moms and babies
- Mom and Baby Yoga
- Postnatal Pilates, Postnatal Yoga, Yoga Tune Up®
Your first Prenatal Yoga or Pilates class is free!
Our class packages are extremely flexible. There is no minimum commitment, no series of classes, and no expiration date. You can pay as you go, or for more discounted prices per class, you can buy a package of classes that never expire. You can come as often as you like, and to any of our conveniently scheduled classes (even more coming this fall!).
All of our instructors have extensive and specialized training, which means classes are carefully planned and carried, but you can always come to a class with a special request that will be met. Our groups are small to ensure lots of personal attention and a more intimate setting.
Prenatal class packages may transfer to Mom & Baby Yoga classes.
We also offer private sessions at our studio, your home or office. Private sessions can be 60 or 90 minutes long and require an appointment.
What our clients are saying...
"I just wanted to write and tell you how thankful I was that I went to prenatal Pilate's and yoga on a regular basis during my pregnancy.
My baby was sunny side up which caused some difficulties especially during transition. I had to be very active during labor and the midwife had me changing positions very often in an attempt to get the baby to turn. I was stuck at 8cm for 2 hours and the midwife had to manually complete my dilation in the end. The baby also "got stuck" while pushing and multiple positions had to be used to allow him to be born. His heart rate kept dropping and they were threatening to take me upstairs for a c section, they even brought a gurnie to my room. In the end I was was able to deliver him naturally.
I know that I would have ended up with a c section if I was not in good physical shape. I used every muscle in my body during the labor and I was so happy for all the squats and core work that we did in class. Also the exercises on holding painful positions for a minute were extremely helpful to me mentally. Every time I had a contraction, I kept thinking about how in class I was able to hold the position longer than I thought possible and that it would eventually end.
Please tell the girls in your class to keep it up even when they are tired or don't feel well. They will be thankful in the end. Also, my stomach went down in size dramatically faster than many women I have seen. I still have some weight and inches to loose, but I know the core exercises helped with that. I can't wait to be able to work out again to finish off the rest." - Ashlie Y