Mondays from 5:30 – 6:45 PM with Sue
Tuesdays from 5:00 – 6:15 PM with Alison
Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:15 PM with Alison
Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga – Sundays from 10:30 – 11:45 AM with Sarah Lamb
Beautiful Birth Choices Yoga Studio & Learning Center
681 Winton Road North
Rochester, NY 14609
Space is limited, registration is recommended.
Our prenatal yoga classes are sequenced and designed for your changing body and growing baby. We invite you to come and be a part of an amazing group of women where we hope you will learn a little more about yourself, develop a deeper connection with your baby and feel grounded as your baby’s birth day draws closer.
Each yoga practice will consist of safe, gentle postures that will also include some breath work and mindfulness meditation. In our classes you will learn skills and techniques you that will be able to draw on and use during labor and the birth of your baby, or any time during your pregnancy when you might be feeling nervous, anxious or stressed. It is our hope that our yoga classes will help prepare you for the hard work of giving birth to your baby and allow you to cultivate more self-awareness during this transition to new motherhood. Whether this is your first baby or your fifth – every baby is a beautiful new beginning.
We will provide a safe, open space where we encourage you to ask questions, share your doubts, fears or concerns – from the changes your body is going through to the new life growing within you. Our community at Beautiful Birth Choices extends far beyond the mat.
SUNDAY Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga with Sarah Lamb
During pregnancy and anywhere from 3-6 months postpartum (often more if nursing), your relaxin levels are elevated, making your joints looser and less stable. This class is designed to offer strength, stability and deep release for the prenatal and postpartum body. Infants are welcome to attend. Designed to be a practice in self-care, this class will begin with a mindfulness practice and end with a luxurious restorative pose. Benefits of the practice include better sleep, decrease in stress and anxiety, for postpartum students, a balance of hormone levels, and for prenatal students, it tones the muscles for childbirth and builds endurance. And most importantly, taking a class with moms and moms to be enhances your community of support.
This class is also open to and appropriate for those in early postpartum stage. Infants are welcome in this class.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga for Pregnancy
Yoga can help ease the discomforts of pregnancy, such as lower back pain, rib pain, muscle aches, sore hips, sciatica, edema and more.
A regular yoga practice in pregnancy can help encourage your baby into an optimal position, which can positive impact on your labor and delivery.
Reduce stress and anxiety during pregnancy.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga for Labor and Delivery
Increase strength, flexibility and stamina to help prepare you for the physical work of giving birth to your baby.
Practice with breath and movement to help you cope with the various stages of labor.
It is our hope that you will be able to draw upon the techniques learned in class to help you stay relaxed, calm and focused as you work to bring your baby into the world.
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga for the Postpartum Period
A regular yoga practice during your pregnancy can help make your recovery from pregnancy, labor and birth easier, including recovery from cesarean section.
Meditation can help bring mindfulness to your parenting.
Many mothers find community through our yoga and child birth classes at Beautiful Birth Choices , a community that continues to support them through new motherhood and beyond.
These passes can be used at any of our yoga classes.
New student Introductory Special: Buy your first 2 classes for $20.
1 class pass for $14
5 class pass for $65
8 class pass for $98
10 class pass for $120
9 class pass for $90 (exclusive to BBC Members!)
You are welcome to register for class at any time and pay for your first class at the studio when you arrive.
Your Class Experience
During our practice we will focus on proper alignment within each asana (posture) to safely achieve the benefits of a yoga practice. Our classes are safe and suitable for all trimesters.
No prior yoga experience is necessary. Our studio is equipped with all the props you will need for class, but feel free to bring your own mat if you prefer. We suggest you wear comfortable clothes you can move in and bring a bottle of water.
Please try to arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your class start time. If you arrive a little late, you are still very welcome to come in quietly and join your class in progress.
For more information or any questions, please email email@example.com or call or text Alison Spath at 585-451-9968
“I can’t say enough about how much prenatal yoga helped support me through this amazing journey of pregnancy. I had a lot of back pain during pregnancy which was always relieved during yoga, along with picking up lots of tips for stretching and positioning at home while getting mentally and physically prepared for birth and being supported by the teachers and other moms to be. BBC is an incredible community and I am glad to be part of it! Thank you all so much!!”