When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.
- Marie Mongan
Prenatal Yoga is an excellent way to build strength and flexibility to carry an ever-growing belly and baby, alleviate common aches and pains, and aid in a smoother postpartum recovery.
Our prenatal yoga classes are designed to teach you to use your muscles efficiently and effectively during labor. We practice soothing breathing and relaxation techniques to better prepare you for birth while reducing stress and anxiety.
Practicing yoga during pregnancy also gives you a calm, quiet, relaxing, and rejuvenating space to turn your attention inward and connect with your baby.
All stages of pregnancy and levels of yoga experience welcome.
Small, intimate class sizes allow for plenty of space between mats.
Each class begins with our supportive Opening Circle to share, connect and educate ourselves about pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
Community -- You were not meant to do this alone.
Education -- To help you make informed decisions and be an active participant in your birthing experience.
Yoga -- To bring ease, balance, and comfort to your body while strengthening the muscles that support your pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.
For those who prefer to practice at home, our Live Stream + Virtual classes via Zoom are a fantastic option.
Class sizes are kept intentionally small to foster connection with other birthing people in your session.
Just as we do in-studio, virtual classes begin with our supportive Opening Circle to share, connect and educate ourselves about pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
For those looking to add additional classes to their weekly routine, we also have a Video On Demand program available. In addition to full length classes, we also have short meditations and express classes between 10-25 minutes in length to fit into your busy schedule.
"What I loved most about Lori's class was not only the one hour a week to focus on me and baby but the sense of community that was there. We were all in this together and could talk, ask questions, and get educated on our pregnancies. Along with the the wonderful groups that gather Lori has a way of calming and pushing you as far as you can take it for that practice that day. She really understands a pregnant woman's body! I looked forward to class every week and always felt great after class!"
"The best thing I did for myself during both of my pregnancies was to take prenatal yoga classes with Lori. The classes allowed me to meet other expectant moms who were going through the same pregnancy ups and downs with me. I was able to talk about my pregnancy and ask questions about pregnancy issues comfortably. Lori is a wealth of knowledge about all things related to pregnancy and childbirth! She is so supportive, positive, and empowering. I feel that it is because of my prenatal yoga classes that both of my births (including one drug free birth) were so successful. The techniques used in class, from positions to breathing, were absolutely beneficial during the birthing process. I could never thank Lori enough for everything that I have learned from her; I tell every expectant momma that I meet to try prenatal yoga with Lori!"
"My husband and I had just moved to MI and shortly after we arrived I found out I was expecting! I thought I would try and find some sort of prenatal fitness class to stay healthy and maybe meet some other moms. What I found was Lori's amazing yoga class. The moment I first spoke with Lori she made me feel so welcome and provided not only a place for wellness, but a place where you felt apart of a community. Each week I looked forward to sharing my experiences with other moms who could identify with exactly what I was experiencing. I learned how to focus, breathe, and listen to my body to prepare for the most amazing little gift I have ever received. I highly recommend this class. My son Charlie arrived happy, healthy, and completely natural. I still enjoy staying in touch with the other amazing moms I met in class and I wish I could go all over again!"