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
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:
Yoga for Stress Relief + Deep Rest
Yoga for Beginners
Yoga Flow for Body Love
Breathe + Bloom
Yoga for Beginners
Vibe + Chill
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. Click here for more information!
"[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