Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga offers benefits that reach beyond the physical. While practicing prenatal yoga during pregnancy has been proven to help prepare the body for childbirth, there are also a number of emotional and spiritual benefits. Physically, prenatal yoga strengthens the muscles used in childbirth, stretches the body to enhance flexibility, increases circulation, reduces lower back discomfort and swelling around sensitive joints, and alleviates nausea and other common pregnancy discomforts. Spiritually, the intentional breathing, meditation and inward reflection of yoga provides a deeper sense of awareness of oneself during pregnancy and can nourish the mind and soul.

Yoga also offers you an opportunity to tune into your sensations and to connect with your baby inside of you. This initiates the process of bonding and supports you in cultivating your relationship with your baby even before he or she is born. A sense of community is also essential for any mom-to-be. Connecting with other pregnant women provides a sense of support and can help ground you in your experience.

We understand that each of you has different needs. We encourage you to try different classes and see what fits.

Prenatal Yoga Classes
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10:30am - 12:00pm
Yoga Tree Potrero
Erica Taylor
10:35am - 12pm
Yoga Tree Valencia
Jane Austin
9:30am - 10:55am
The Mindful Body
Kari Marble
8:00am - 9:00am
Giggling Lotus
Dina Herring
9:15am - 10:15am
Homeless Prenatal
Susan Arthur
8:00am - 9:00am
Giggling Lotus
Dina Herring
9:30am - 11am
The Mindful Body
Kari Marble
11:30am - 12:45pm
Bernal Yoga
Elise Collins
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Satori
Megan Windeler
10:35am - 12pm
Yoga Tree Valencia
Britt Fohrman
8:30am - 9:45am
DayOne Baby
Abbie Wertheim
9:30am - 10:55am
The Mindful Body
Alexandra Rossi
8:15am - 9:30am
The Bay Club
Sharone Mendes Nassi
9:30am - 10:55am
Yoga Tree Valencia
Jane Austin
12:00pm - 1:30pm*
Jewish Community Center SF
Darya Mead
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Yoga Tree Potrero
Erica Taylor
10:30am - 11:45am
Ocean Beach Yoga SF
Lindsey Weinstein
9am - 10am
Yoga Mayu - Noe Valley
Alexandra Rossi
10:35am - 12pm
Yoga Tree Valencia
Britt Fohrman
9am - 10am
Yoga Mayu - Noe Valley
Alexandra Rossi
9:30am - 11:00am
Carmel Blue
Sharone Mendes Nassi
All levels
6:00pm - 7:25pm
The Mindful Body
Britt Fohrman
10am - 11:20am*
Jewish Community Center SF
Rachel Yellin
or Kari Marble
10am - 11am
Presidio YMCA
Cecilie Herring
6pm - 7:25pm
The Mindful Body
Kari Marble
All levels
10:30am - 11:55am
Yoga Garden
Alexandra Rossi
10:45am - 11:55am
Yoga Works
Lindsey Weinstein
6:00pm - 7:30pm**
CPMC
Kari Marble
10:35am - 12pm
Yoga Tree Valencia
Jane Austin
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Carmel Blue
Sharone Mendes Nassi
10:35am - 12pm
Yoga Tree Valencia
Jane Austin
10:30am - 11:55am
Yoga Garden
Alexandra Rossi
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Satori
Megan Windeler
2pm - 3pm
Satori
Megan Windeler
4:30pm - 5:45pm
DayOneBaby
Jordan Kersten
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Yoga Tree Potrero
Lindsey Weinstein
6:00pm - 7:30pm***
Integral Yoga Institute
Sarani Beth Fedman

Please see the Studio Page for more information on classes.

*$15 drop in rate for non JCC members.

**Pre-registration required - see Studios for details.

****Visit integralyogasf.org for series dates.

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© postnatal photos by Britt Fohrman & prenatal photo by Jane Austin Yoga