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Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga support through birth and beyond. 


Practicing yoga during pregnancy prepares the mind and body for a more functional birth and journey into parenthood. Classes are specifically designed for you and your changing body and appropriate for all trimesters, preconception and into parenthood, regardless of your previous yoga experience. Beginners are welcome. Classes combine traditional yoga poses and breath practices with creative movement and restorative postures to alleviate common aches and pains, introduce coping tools for birth, and inspire a sense of empowerment in this great transition. We offer a space to explore yourself and to connect with your baby and others on the same journey. 


Led by Shelley Jones, mama of two, Ph.D., E-RYT 200, RYT 500, and YACEP. Shelley credits yoga with helping to make her transitions from pregnancy through birth and into motherhood easeful, though not easy. Now she shares the gift of yoga with her kids, while realizing the power of her own personal practice in supporting her as a mother. In addition to her adult classes and teacher trainings, including prenatal and postnatal classes and workshops, Shelley loves to teach kids’ yoga. She is forever a student and has trained in prenatal yoga and pre- and postnatal Ayurveda with Brooks Haislip, Jessica Jennings, and Cate Stillman. Her most recent training was an 85-hour prenatal certification with Deb Flashenberg and Caprice Abowitt of the Prenatal Yoga Center in New York City. 


Read what our students are saying about prenatal yoga with Shelley:


“I am so thankful for Shelley’s prenatal series. At a time when I didn’t trust my body or my practice, Shelley was there to be a gentle guide throughout the process. She understands the mental and physical struggles of pregnancy. I’m grateful I could remain active as long as I did in a safe and peaceful atmosphere. She gave me the confidence to remain strong and steady while everything else was changing at its own speed.” ~ J.N., first-time mom


“Thank you for helping me through this last pregnancy. I attribute my ‘bounce back’ and mental sanity to you." ~ C.G., mom of two


“During pregnancy while practicing with Shelley, I felt more calm and confident in my mental state and more connected with my baby. I was aware of what sensations were taking place in my body day-to-day. I was able to move and stay active throughout my pregnancy and yoga was a huge part of physically feeling good!  Prenatal yoga prepared me physically for birth in many ways; it allowed me to adapt to birthing positions that felt strong during labor. Practicing yoga throughout my pregnancy also helped me mentally prepare for the intense experience of giving birth. I was able to call on sensations, sayings, and visualizations from class with Shelley during moments of physical endurance and remain calm. Prenatal yoga taught me that being flexible in mind and body are great things to carry into motherhood because there are so many things you cannot control.” ~ M.F., mom of two


Shelley is also available for private appointments. Email the studio to schedule.

On-going Prenatal Sessions

Our prenatal classes are specifically designed for you and your changing body and appropriate for all trimesters, preconception and into parenthood, regardless of your previous yoga experience. Beginners are welcome. Classes combine traditional yoga poses and breath practices with creative movement and restorative postures to alleviate common aches and pains, introduce coping tools for birth, and inspire a sense of empowerment in this great transition. We offer a space to explore yourself and to connect with your baby and others on the same journey. 

Questions?

Wanting one-on-one attention to troubleshoot specific pregnancy and postpartum issues?