Our compassionate care philosophy – movement and community are two incredibly important parts of pregnancy. We want you to feel *good* during this time in your life when you’re experiencing so many physical, mental, and emotional changes.
We’ve found that an OB/GYN or midwife will recommend prenatal yoga to help with physical discomforts and emotional stressors. But they also don’t often know exactly what we DO.
We help you navigate the aches and pains of pregnancy by 1) educating and 2) teaching movement. Bring your questions to prenatal yoga class, and your prenatal teacher can offer suggestions or refer you to the appropriate provider.
Our style of teaching Prenatal Yoga is *NOT* just sitting around and stretching. Our philosophy around prenatal yoga is to help you build foundational strength to prepare not just for the challenges of labor, but also to establish a baseline of strength to rely on after you go home with baby.
We help you de-stress, because pregnancy is a lot! This is done through movement, stretching, breathing, and laughing together. The benefit to our classes is a safe, supportive, community space for you to bring your questions, concerns, and celebrations. We also have a private Facebook group just for our Yoga Mommas to keep you all connected in this digital world we’re living in these days, finding and holding onto community where we can.
Sound wonderful? Scroll down for information about our in-person series and on-demand membership!
REAL TALK TRANSLATION:
You don’t have to be a hippie or be able to do all of the “party-trick” yoga poses to benefit from yoga. If you haven’t done yoga before, all you need to do is come to class with an open mind, knowing that our specialized team of prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers know the safest and best ways to help you feel good.
COME FOR THE COMMUNITY,
STAY FOR THE YOGA
What your wants and needs might look like:
My midwife/doctor told me to do prenatal yoga. I’d like to try, but don’t know where to start. Our specialized team of prenatal teachers is familiar with easing pregnant mommas into yoga! We can also make yoga mat and prop recommendations for you.
You are sitting at your home or office desk all day, and your body is *tight*. You’re also exhausted, but a little gentle movement sounds really good right before bed. Our Prenatal Unwind class will set you up for some sweet dreams.
Working on building your postpartum strength back up, but aren’t sure what’s going on with your body? We LOVE helping new mothers build their muscles back in a safe way!
All the prenatal yoga classes I’ve taken so far are really boring and we just sit on the floor stretching. Girl, we will get you moving and sweaty with our Prenatal Strong class – it’s one of our favorites to teach!
COME JOIN US FOR CLASS!
READY TO JOIN US LIVE ONLINE?
We are excited to be hosting a new type of online prenatal yoga experience – combining prenatal yoga with childbirth education / pregnancy coaching! Our fresh take on prenatal yoga is that movement and classes online can be really great, it’s also nice to post up with a cup of tea and have the time and space to be able to ask a doula and childbirth educator your questions. If this sounds like it’s right up your alley, join us for our 5-week series that includes 5 prenatal yoga classes + 2 private group Q&As, led by Stephanie Cruse, co-owner of Apple Birth & Wellness (birth doula, childbirth educator, health and wellness coach).
TAKE PRENATAL YOGA ON YOUR OWN TIME
Our on-demand library houses a robust collection of class recordings for you to explore during pregnancy.
We offer a range of classes via our on-demand video library, designed for your energy levels. Our Prenatal Express classes are the perfect midday movement break, Prenatal Strong will energize you (and leave your sore muscles thanking us for all that strength-building, and Prenatal for Birth Prep is the perfect balance of information, movement, and relaxation.
You can purchase a monthly on-demand membership in TeamUp to enjoy unlimited classes!
See what we're up to...
Get in Touch
CONNECT WITH US
Get the Latest
FROM THE BLOG
TOP 5 YOGA POSES FOR PREGNANCY
We serve the Washington, D.C. area, including the communities of
Adams Morgan, Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Bethesda, Brightwood, Brookland, Burke, Capitol Hill, Chevy Chase, Clarendon, College Park, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, Fairfax, Falls Church, Foggy Bottom, Fort Totten, Fort Belvoir, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Georgetown, Hyattsville, Logan Circle, Lorton, McLean, Merrifield, Mount Pleasant, Mt. Rainier, Navy Yard, Oakton, Palisades, Penn Quarter, Petworth, Reston, Rockville, Silver Spring, Springfield, Takoma Park, Tenleytown, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Woodbridge, Woodley Park, and more.