Whether you are a seasoned yogi or dancer, or are completely new to fitness classes, our classes are a great way to melt away stress and stay fit and flexible during pregnancy and beyond.
We offer several types of prenatal and family-focused yoga and dance. Classes are small (no more than 12 participants), but the community-vibe is big.
6-week Series: Wednesdays, 11:30 – 1:00pm: April 20th – May 25th, 2016
- $85 — Early Bird Rate until April 10th (and, if you miss up to one class you can make it up in the next Mom & Baby Yoga Series OR in our From the Hips: Bellydance for Prenatal & New Mom Health class, space permitting)
- $99 series
Did you think that having a baby means putting all your needs on hold? It doesn’t have to be that way. Get out of the house, bring your baby along, get to know other mamas in the community and focus on things that make you feel good! And, if you like, we have on-site “baby holders” to love your baby while you enjoy some much-needed “me” time.
Whether you want to ward off “baby blues,” gently restore strength in your core, ease “baby holding” tension in your neck, chest, and shoulders, or just get out of the house for a bit, this mixed-level class helps you reconnect with your body and your community. Many new parents find it a good way to meet new friends who are going through similar up’s-and-down’s — often people go have lunch afterward and begin to create their own “mom tribe”!
You can chose to integrate your baby into your practice or have one of our on-site baby-holders give your baby the all the attention they need (well, except feeding, of course).
Family Yoga is on summer vacation. Classes will resume on Sundays, twice a month from 10:30- 11:30 in the Fall 2016.
Please note: We need at least one family pre-registered by 7pm the day before class (or in contact with us saying they are coming) in order to hold class. If you want to drop-in on the day of class often that is A-Okay, but please just call or write before so that in the rare event that nobody is pre-registered that you’ll know that class is not being held that day. Thank you!
Little brothers/ sisters under the age of 18 months are welcome free of charge with all pricing options
Pre-registration (at least one day in advance):
- $14.50/ adult with one child (ages 18 months – 6 years old) — second sibling $8
- $ 22/ 2 adults with one child (ages 18 months – 6 years old)
Drop-In — PLEASE CALL THE DAY OF CLASS TO BE SURE WE WILL BE THERE. WE ONLY WILL HOLD CLASS IF WE HAVE FAMILIES PRE-REGISTERED:
- $16/ adult with one child (ages 18 months – 6 years old) — second sibling $8
- $25/ 2 adults with one child (ages 18 months – 6 years old)
Family Yoga with Your Little Yogis is a kids-focused introduction to yoga, with a mixture of yoga games, postures, music, meditation and fun. Silly is the name of the game, but the intro to yoga poses and breath is authentic. Kids (and their grown-ups) have an opportunity to learn about yoga, to move, and to reconnect with their families amidst the hustle and bustle of life. The class will be child-centered, but adults get a good stretch as well. All family members are welcome to participate, but the class will be most appropriate for younger kids (ages 2 – 6) and their parents or caregivers. That said, babies and toddlers under the age of two are always welcome to join the silliness free of charge — and any second child from the age of two to six can join for 50% off the class price or class pass price.
Little brothers/ sisters below the age of 18 months are welcome free of charge.
Call 510.817.2229 or contact us if you have any questions!
SOLD OUT 6-week Series, Tuesdays May 31st – July 5th, 6:30pm – 7:45pm, with Elika Aird
New 6-week Series, Thursdays July 7th- August 11th, 6:00pm-7:15pm, with Elika Aird
- $99 (and, if you miss one class you can make it up in in the next Series, in the ‘From the Hips’ Dance class, or in Mom & Baby yoga)
- $18 one visit rate — ONLY if there is space available (our series often sell out)
Prepare your mind and body for the big day coming your way! Our prenatal yoga classes are developed to guide you through the winding path of pregnancy ( interweaving components of childbirth education and group check-in’s) while addressing common prenatal aches & pains that accompany the rapid changes in your body. We keep our classes small to help build connection and community. Save room in your schedule for the potluck celebration on the last class of the Series!
Practiced regularly, specially developed poses help increase the strength and endurance of muscles needed for labor, while focused breathing and mental centering can help lower your anxiety levels as the big day approaches. You are also open to discuss any issues, from discomforts and worries, to the wonderful new changes you’ve been experiencing, with other soon-to-be moms — you’ll likely find that you are in good company.
- If you need to miss a class in the Series you can make-up one class of the Series in the next Series, our other concurrent Prenatal Yoga series, or in Mom & Baby yoga)
- If a Series is running and you would like to come into a class, the drop-in rate is $18/ class.
- $20 1-day pre-registration (1 class, space permitting)
- $22 drop-in rate (1 class, space permitting)
Come get your groove on in our one-of-a-kind movement, birth prep and postpartum recovery class — it’s the only prenatal and postpartum belly dance class offered in the East Bay!
Each class includes basic movements and exercises to:
- Strengthen abdominal and back muscles
- Assist with pelvic floor flexibility and stretching
- Improve body mechanics and posture ((for optimal fetal positioning and for regaining and maintaining core strength)
Plus, calming relaxation, breathing, and/ or visualization techniques.
Please make sure your healthcare provider agrees it is safe for you to gently exercise. If you have any questions or concerns, we are happy to talk with you about them.
Yoga & Dance
Nope, you’re all good. If your doctor has advised you to take it easy and not do certain types of exercise, by all means follow their advice. Otherwise, take the class at your own pace and really let your body be your guide. We’ll save the headstands for later.
When adapted to the needs of pregnant or postpartum women, yoga can not only be safe for pregnancy and postpartum, but can provide valuable benefit both physically and emotionally. It’s important that you are aware of your own limitations, take it easy when you need to, and be aware that you have increased relaxin (a hormone that can make joints and ligaments of the pelvis and low back more mobile than normal), so follow the guidance of our experienced instructors. Discuss with your midwife or OB if it is safe for you to exercise and do gentle modified yoga. Once given the all-clear, know that it’s not only safe, but important, to take care of yourself and your wellbeing.
This is a multi-level class — you will be surrounded by people who are brand new and trying new things and others who may look like they can teach the class themselves. Our instructors adapt to the particular vibe and needs of the class, and the small class sizes allows opportunity to get some individualized attention and help refining your technique. In other words — no worries, you are in good company!
Can’t find a babysitter? No worries — we have baby-holders to care for your little one while you focus on having a little “me” time.