Weekly Prenatal Yoga Classes
Flow into motherhood
Stay fit while you gather the strength, support, and wisdom you’ll need for labor and mothering.
We offer 8+ classes per week at optimal times that include Strong Flow Prenatal classes, 2 evening options, a mid-day express class, and 4 classes with childcare.
Pomegranate’s prenatal yoga classes are appropriate for women in their first, second, and third trimesters and prior yoga experience is not necessary. All of our prenatal yoga instructors have been certified in prenatal yoga in addition to their 200 hr or 500 hr Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Workshops for Expecting Parents
Ready, set, baby!
Prenatal Partners: Coping Techniques for Labor
This 3-hour workshop covers coping methods for labor including:
• Yoga and optimal fetal positioning
• Natural coping techniques for the 3 stages of labor
• Massage for pregnancy and birth
• Emotional response to pain
• Comfort measures that ease back labor and help labor progress
• Positions for labor and birth
Instructor: Elizabeth Shelhart – Doula, Yoga Instructor & Massage Therapist
The Early Weeks: Prepare for a Confident and Connected Postpartum Experience
This workshop was created by two doulas who compiled a list their clients’ ‘we wish we had knowns’ and covers:
• Infant awareness, communication and behavior
• Support team planning
• Intimacy and sexuality
• Diapering options
• Bathing, swaddling, and soothing techniques
• Babywearing basics
• Sleep rhythms
• Self-care & staying connected as a couple
• Breastfeeding/chestfeeding & pumping
• Bottlefeeding & formulas
This workshop offers a holistic approach to caring for your baby, your body, and your partnership after birth.
Instructors: Jackie Davey and O’Nell Starkey
Sleep 101 for 0-12 months
A comprehensive approach to sleep that takes into account each family’s unique set of sleep needs based on the Millette Method.
Learn great techniques to help your little one (and you!) sleep.
• Importance of a baby schedule
• Sleep Regressions (developmental milestones, teething and travel) and how to help your baby through them
• Pros and cons of two common sleep methods (Ferber, CIO, low/no- cry methods)
• Infant/child sleep products
• Family bed, crib, room sharing
• Strategies to deal with the 30-minute nap
Instructor: Sarah Middelton – Doula, Sleep Expert, Mom
Your Pregnant Mommy Body
Learn the essential information every pregnant woman should know about how to take care of her physical body during pregnancy to feel the best, prepare for birth and improve postpartum recovery outcomes. This class will include both lecture and experiential components.
Some of the topics covered include:
• What exactly is the pelvic floor and why just doing or not doing Kegels isn’t the answer
• Pelvic floor awareness exercises to feel the relaxation needed for birth
• Pregnancy posture education to improve comfort level
• The role of the abdominals in pregnancy
• Safe daily exercises to stabilize the body and prepare for birth
• Normal postpartum recovery timeline
• What you can do in the first few weeks to improve birth recovery
• Guidelines to know when you are really ready to return to exercise postpartum
Instructor: Physical Therapist Alicia Willoughby