Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.
Darlene Bergener, E-RYT500, RPYT, LMT
I teach prenatal yoga at The Yoga Center of Columbia and offer Yoga & Massage for Labor & Birth workshops for couples in Columbia and Crofton, MD. I provide birth doula services in the Baltimore and Annapolis areas and teach a New Mom Survival Skills workshop in Columbia, MD. I also specialize in Myofascial Release Therapy as well as offering traditional, prenatal, or postnatal massage therapy.
Heather Brown, RPYT, CBE
Yoga Birth supports expectant moms to have vibrant, healthy pregnancies and conscious, empowering births through prenatal yoga, informational and resource support and childbirth education. We have a unique and powerful childbirth education series that uses yoga as the philosophical foundation for understanding birth as a transformative rite of passage.
Jennifer Mueller, Yoga Alliance E-RYT200
Breathing Space offers family yoga and wellness education for all ages - newborn to adult - on Capitol Hill. Offerings include prenatal and postnatal yoga and Pilates, early childhood yoga, breastfeeding support, childbirth education, babywearing, infant massage and more
Nilajah Brown, RYT
The Birth Well
Birth Well Yoga classes combine discussion with gentle yoga stretches, creative movement, breathwork, massage and guided imagery to cultivate a deeper awareness, trust, and confidence in our body’s innate resources for pregnancy, labor and birth.
“keeping active during labour and adopting natural, upright or crouching birth positions is the safest, most enjoyable, most economical and sensible way for the majority of women to give birth.” –Janet Balaskas
Prenatal yoga is considered an ideal way to promote physical fitness and health; helping women prepare for delivery and ease the birthing process. Classes usually combine discussion with gentle postures, guided imagery, meditation and breathing techniques to support mom in cultivating a deeper awareness, trust, and confidence in her body’s innate resources for pregnancy.
Prenatal yoga teachers each have their own philosophy and teaching style, so read class descriptions and visit the studio to make sure it's a good fit.Make sure that yoga teachers are certified to teach prenatal yoga, and speak privately with instructors before class on the first visit to discuss any health concerns.