I believe that yoga is the best foundation to learn the mental and physical skills necessary for labor (regardless of how it unfolds).  Whether you are a beginner who has never unrolled the mat, or a seasoned yogi with decades of experience, yoga can help get you aligned in mind, body and spirit.

Prenatal yoga can help you:

  • Build stamina and strength (an active labor requires strong legs!)
  • Master the art of surrendering mind and body
  • Build a deep connection of trust in your body and your baby
  • Ease common pregnancy ailments {low back pain + insomnia + pelvic pain + anxiety, etc.}
  • Find deep nourishment and healing through a variety of relaxation techniques and restorative poses
  • Build a community of birthers and find valuable resources (in a group class!)

Prenatal Practice Sessions

This innovative class blends yoga practice, birth preparation and practicing hands-on partner support. Taught virtually, the first hour is dedicated to yoga for birthing people to ease tension, build awareness and physical strength, and practice poses that support an active birth.  The last 30 minutes of class invites partners to learn important concepts, practice hands-on support techniques and bond with their partner and baby.

Go here to register for Prenatal Practice Sessions.  

I just want to chime in to let everyone know how wonderful my sessions have been with Michelle. I’ve been attending her prenatal practice sessions on Sundays for the past month. What is so nice is that she has created a community of expectant moms during this strange time of quarantine. We all practice yoga with our zoom cameras on, and we stop and unmute so that we can chat before class and in between different portions of the class. It has been a small way for me to connect with other women, and now it is the major thing I look forward to every Sunday. Michelle is a wonderful instructor, especially for someone like me who did not have a regular yoga practice before getting pregnant. We have even had our first prenatal yoga “graduate” who gave birth and shared her inspiring birth story with the group!  –N, first time mom

Prenatal Yoga Private Sessions

Enjoy a 75-minute, in-person yoga session tailored to your needs to help you prepare for birth {regardless of your plans!}, develop an intimacy with your breath and body, build strength and mobility and find deep, restorative rest. Private sessions encourage growth and support, with care and attention from a dedicated teacher. Sessions are offered at my office/studio space in Bethesda, MD (with easy and free parking!).  Practice in-person without distractions  and carve out time for yoga self-care, so you can feel your very best within your changing body.

Investment: $110 per session