Mom & Baby Yoga
Blossom's Mom & Baby yoga classes are a very comfortable, supportive environment where moms can meet other women, enjoy special times with their babies, and experience the benefits of yoga without worrying about babies "bothering" others.
These classes have their own special rhythm, following the needs of the babies. Dads and other family caregivers are welcome!
Bring a blanket for your baby and wear comfortable clothes you can move in. No prior yoga experience necessary. You and your newborn are welcome and may participate as gently as you like; if you have questions about when to start, do ask your midwife or doctor.
Wednesdays, 10:30am: Hillary
Physical Intensity Level: Low-Medium
Community Level: Medium-High
Styles: Hatha Flow, Iyengar
After pregnancy, most moms find themselves in a whole new body! Hillary’s Wednesday morning class helps new moms to feel comfortable in their own bodies, accepting and embracing changes as part of life’s journey. This gentle flow class, set to soothing, calming music, helps moms to restore core and overall strength, open tight areas common in postpartum women (upper back, shoulders, chest), and to heal the pelvis. With a foundation in traditional hatha yoga, every class includes strength-building poses and stretching, mindfulness meditation, and the use of Sanskrit words. Community building is important and there is always time for moms to connect with each other. While babies are incorporated into poses when possible and infant massage is occasionally used as a tool for soothing babies, class largely focuses on mom. The practice is appropriate for all levels.
Fridays, 10:30am: Ananda
Physical Intensity Level: Medium
Community Level: Medium-High
Styles: Integral Yoga
New moms can benefit from an energetic rejuvenation during their busy week. Ananda strives to create a safe and loving environment in which new mothers can strengthen their bodies, minds and spirits. This mixed level practice will help women regain core and pelvic floor muscles so that their bodies are prepared for the workout that is motherhood. Heart openers and stretches are included to elevate mental states and to relieve the aches and pains associated with activities such as diaper changing and lifting heavy car seats. Mothers will enjoy strengthening the bond with their babies by practicing together in a nurturing and safe space. This class is appropriate for all levels, encouraging each mom to practice “where she is” on the particular day. Ananda hopes her students will take with them a great sense of peace and joy when leaving her class.
Class & Registration Information
Click here to learn about FREE Classes, part of the Lotus Blossom Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training!
Saturdays, April 22 & 29, noon
Reserve your space in any drop-in class with our Advanced Check-in!
Please note: Out of courtesy to others in the class, please don't come if you or your baby have an active cold or have been exposed to a contagious illness. A cold should be considered active in the first three days of symptoms and/or if you or baby are sneezing or coughing. Thank you.
Our Prenatal Yoga classes are open to postpartum moms who would like to practice without their babies. Mom & Baby Yoga is available for moms who would like to practice with their babies.
If you baby is mobile, consider our Mixed Ages (Mom & Toddler) Yoga Class.
To further help you identify which classes will best suit your needs, we offer the following key:
Physical Intensity Level: "High" indicates a vigorous, athletic, physically strenuous workout that will make most people sweat. "Low" indicates a gentle, restful, restorative workout, with the emphasis of the practice on relaxing.
Community Level: "High" indicates that class begins with a group check-in and conversation, questions, and discussion is invited throughout the practice. Topics are generally related to pregnancy and birth, and may include other topics as well, as guided by students. The use of partner poses is factored in as well. "Low" indicates that conversation is limited to a brief check-in at the beginning of class and the practice invites the student to look "inward."
Styles: Indicates the styles of yoga or other philosophies that influence the practices of the class. The teacher may have specific training or certification in these styles.
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