Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga
Pregnancy and early motherhood are a time of incredible growth and change - our bodies, minds, and identities shift to welcome our babies into the world. Yoga helps us to find ease amidst constant change, learn how to breathe through challenges, and provides a much-needed space for reflection and relaxation.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic all group and private classes are being held on zoom.
Group Prenatal Classes:
at Circle Yoga
*Currently held via zoom
Taking prenatal yoga was hands down one of my favorite parts of my pregnancy. The wall-sits truly did come in handy during labor. With each contraction, I could hear Elizabeth's voice saying "remember, if this was a real contraction, it would be getting easier over the course of a minute!" In addition to the physical benefits of the yoga, I also benefitted so much from the support, community, and resources shared in class. It only hit me recently that the class was so much more than a yoga class; it was one of the best childbirth education classes I took during my pregnancy! Many thanks to Elizabeth and to all you ladies! I am looking forward to starting postnatal yoga in a few weeks.
Took prenatal yoga class with Elizabeth on Thursday nights, and it became a real community of fellow pregnant ladies! Elizabeth is a gem and her class is a combo of yoga and sharing about one's pregnancy experiences. She has a lovely way about her - non judgmental, encouraging and funny.
I've really enjoyed Elizabeth's postnatal yoga classes and they are one of the things I will miss most from maternity leave. After first trying other postnatal classes in the area, I knew to expect a supportive and baby-centric environment but what sets her classes apart is her super easy-to-follow instruction and the perfect choice of moves for the physical demands of being a new mom. Especially valuable for me has been the help with posture and baby lifting/carrying positions. Each class left me feeling limber and rejuvenated. The bonus on top of all that has been the wonderful sense of community that developed with the other moms in the class. These classes have been the perfect weekly "me" time and I only wish I found them earlier in my maternity leave.
Silver Spring, MD
I have to tell you - the prenatal yoga classes were probably the best thing I could have done for myself during pregnancy. It really became the highlight of my week and I found it so helpful to deal with all the pregnancy stuff - emotionally and physically. It kept me grounded and for that I just want to say thank you so much for recommending it and being such an awesome instructor!