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PRENATAL YOGA

Welcome to Sankofa's Prenatal Community! Unique and carefully-crafted since 2019, our prenatal-friendly classes allow pregnant students to increase optimal benefits, receive a better grasp of the class + to engage in community. 

Prenatal Yoga | Saturdays @ 1:00 pm EST 

From your physical body to your emotional state, prenatal yoga is a key ingredient to a healthy, happy pregnancy. Prenatal yoga supports your changing body and is also designed to help prepare for labor, childbirth and postpartum experience. Join our prenatal yoga community with other expectant mamas and birth workers where we create a safe place to share your excitement, worries, and other emotions surrounding your pregnancy. 

BENEFITS OF PRENATAL YOGA:

  • Helps build strength and stamina

  • Improves circulation, swelling and inflammation

  • Regulates breathing

  • Helps with nausea, acid reflux, indigestion and migraines

  • Increases blood circulation to pelvis floor to create a sense of opening

  • Builds immunity and strength which helps with the birthing process

  • Deeper connection to body and breath

  • Low-impact excercise during pregnancy

  • Safe for all trimesters!

Prenatal Yoga classes are held on Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST with the options to take it in-person or virtually!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: I've never taken yoga class before. Can I attend?

A: Of course! 90% of students who enroll in Prenatal Yoga are experiencing yoga for the very first time.

Q: How much are your classes? How can I register?

A: Prenatal Yoga is one of our weekly classes! You can pay per individual class at a drop-in rate of $20, purchase a 10-class pass or you can become a member and save more! We have many pricing options to experience this practice. To learn more about our pricing options, click here

 

NOTE: We offer a 30-Day Unlimited New Student Pass for all first time clients. If you're new to our studio, learn more here!

Q: What other classes may I take at Sankofa while pregnant? How can I register?

A: ​Other than Prenatal Yoga, we have many prenatal-friendly classes held throughout the week, see below:

  • Meditation (all classes)

  • Yoga for Stress Relief + Deep Rest

  • Yoga Flow for Body Love

  • Yoga for Deep Release

  • Yoga for Everybody

  • Yoga for Inner Peace & Relaxation

  • Breathe, Stretch, Flow

  • Vibe + Chill

  • Yin Yoga

  • Slow Flow + Sound Bath Meditation

We encourgage you to move your body and relax the mind throughout the week. Keep your yoga and meditation practice flourishing by joining us in our our other prenatal-friendly classes! Click here to view our class schedule and register for class!

Q: How do I attend the class in-studio?

A:  If you are attending class in-studio, you will need a yoga mat, water and props (we will provide yoga blankets and blocks, if you don't have your own). Feel free to arrive 15-20 minutes earlier to give you time to use the restroom and get settled.

Q: How do I attend the class virtually?

A: If you are joining us virtually, you will receive a link via FitGrid 30-minutes prior to class starting. The class is streamed via Zoom, so all you have to do is open up your email and click "stream." You will need: Yoga mat, Yoga blankets (or you can grab blankets around your house), and Yoga bolster -- click here to purchase (or you can use lots of pillows around your house)

Q: Who can attend this class? Can my partner attend?

A: This class is for the pregnant person.

Q: What other services do you provide for pregnancy and postpartum?

A: We offer Prenatal Thai Massage,  Postpartum Thai Massage, Prenatal Reiki and Postpartum Reiki. See below:

TESTIMONIAL

"[I] loved that the curriculum called out specific issues like insomnia, indigestion, stress, etc. --all of which are all of the issues that I've seen come up for me personally and had no idea how to combat or deal with. I've been able to use the poses at home to help whenever issues arise. In this trimester I've suffered from insomnia just about every week. Tamisha showed me a breathing technique that has been super helpful during the late nights/early mornings.  The program and in-person sessions also have helped with my overall strength which I know will be important for delivery and recovery after birth. I absolutely love the in-person sessions, I've had to switch my workouts to low impact and this is perfect for where I am in my pregnancy. I leave feeling like I've had a good workout and it feels amazing to get my body moving."

~Shantelle Dockett, 36-weeks pregnant

PERINATAL MASSAGE/REIKI SERVICES

 

Listed below are our perinatal services services priced individually.

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PRENATAL THAI MASSAGE

1:1 Services

Prenatal Thai Massage is a healing system that nourishes pregnant bodies in preparation for childbirth and creates a feeling of deep relaxation. It combines the mindful movements of yoga with the nurturing touch of massage. Thai Massage is a branch of Traditional Thai Medicine. It has roots in hatha yoga, Theravada Buddhism, indigenous Thai healing practices, Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda. The techniques include compressions with hands and feet, forearm rolling, thumb pressure, stretching, and joint movements. This massage is fully clothed. 

COST: 60 minutes: $108

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PRENATAL REIKI

1:1 Services

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Prenatal Reiki during early pregnancy relieves many common discomforts such as exhaustion and nausea. Reiki can give relief to lower back pain, tension in the neck and shoulders and insomnia.  Relieved of some of the physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy, the birthing person will sleep more soundly +will feel more relaxed and connected with baby. Sessions are led by Tamisha or  Alicia.

COST: 60 minutes: $108

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POSTPARTUM THAI MASSAGE

1:1 Services

Postpartum Thai Massage is a healing system that nourishes bodies in post partum realignment. It combines the mindful movements of yoga with the nurturing touch of massage. Thai Massage is a branch of Traditional Thai Medicine. It has roots in hatha yoga, Theravada Buddhism, indigenous Thai healing practices, Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda. The techniques include compressions with hands and feet, forearm rolling, thumb pressure, stretching, and joint movements. This massage is fully clothed. Sessions are led by Alicia.

COST: 60 minutes: $108

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POSTPARTUM REIKI

1:1 Services

Postpartum Reiki treatment offers a safe and supportive space to re-orientate your body after the birth of baby.  The comforting, gentle energy of Reiki helps stimulate and accelerate the body’s own natural healing processes, bringing it back into balance and alignment. As the nature of Reiki is deeply relaxing and calming, it can help to reduce stress and promote sleep. Sessions are led by Tamisha or  Alicia.

COST: 60 minutes: $108

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