Join us for Prenatal Yoga!
An 8 week series designed to safely address the unique demands of pregnancy and childbirth on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
No previous experience needed.
All levels welcome.
One 8 Week Series: $130 (save 20%)
Dual Saturday-Monday Enrollment: $230 (save an additional 10%)
*mat rental included
Enroll online or call the studio at 413-585-9642 to register.
Next Series Starts May 4!
Saturdays, May 4 - June 29 (no class 5/25)
with Ellen Morbyrne
Mondays, May 6 - July 1 (no class 5/27)
with Beth Donnelly-Cabán
Current series continues on Mondays and Saturdays through Saturday, April 27, and Monday, April 29. Drop-ins are welcome through the end of the series - please just come and pay when you get here. Sign up links below are for the May-June series.
Yoga for Labor & Birth:
A Workshop for Partners
Sunday, June 2, 2:30-5:30pm
with Beth Donnelly Cabán
In this workshop, you will learn a variety of labor coping strategies, and partners gain practical physical and emotional labor support skills. We will explore positions, movement and rhythms that influence fetal position, encourage progress, and ease pain in labor. We will bring attention to the breath and explore ways that you might use it to steady and calm the mind, induce relaxation, and energize the body. We will work with touch – massage, counter pressure, acupressure points - as means to support comfort, facilitate progress, and relieve pain. When the mind is free of tension and fear, the body is able to give birth with greater ease. We will practice relaxation techniques and visualizations for labor and birth and examine the universal needs of laboring women. Other topics we will discuss include the use of heat and/or cold for comfort, eating and drinking as essential labor support, and the benefits of water. This workshop includes practices to do at home and a bibliography.
All levels welcome.
$75 per couple
Please register ahead of time by phone or online.
Day of drop-in - exact change / check only.
Ellen found her home in yoga at thirteen and has been a dedicated practitioner ever since. As someone with a lifelong chronic illness, finding a physical and spiritual practice which unveiled her intrinsic, capable, already-sufficient wholeness has inspired Ellen to invite others to discover their own innate potential for meaningful self-expression. She began teaching yoga to teens and adults of all ages in 2009. After completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training here at Yoga Sanctuary (studying primarily with Sara Rose, Amy Reed, and Sarah Faircloth), Ellen discovered a particular love for teaching prenatal yoga inspired largely by Tara Starling’s prenatal classes. Ellen brings her experience as a professional theatre artist, a youth educator, and a mom of two awesome kids to her yoga teaching. All of Ellen’s classes are rich with practical philosophy, down-to-earth humor, playfulness, and a passion for both alignment and the therapeutic applications of yoga practice.
Beth Donnelly Cabán is a registered nurse, yoga teacher, childbirth educator, labor support doula and a midwife assistant. She has trained at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and India. She has worked with people in promoting health and wellness for more than twenty years. She is a childbirth educator and doula, and has taught hundreds of childbirth education, newborn and infant care, and breastfeeding classes, and has attended over 150 births. She's an advocate for encouraging people to take health into their own hands to enhance wellbeing through daily life practices. She teaches movement, breath, awareness, and deep relaxation as ways of building and maintaining strength, stamina, endurance, balance and flexibility and to manage stress, anxiety and depression. Beth has been teaching yoga since 1997 and currently teaches the Prenatal and Postpartum Teacher Trainings Programs for the Integral Yoga Institutes in New York City and San Francisco. Beth is also a writer. http://bethcaban.com
YS is delighted to collaborate with Our Healing Arts Providers
to nurture and support you through your pregnancy and postpartuM,
all located On-Site, at Yoga Sanctuary.
JULIE ROZENFELD, LMT
Julie Rozenfeld has been a licensed practicing massage therapist in Northampton since 1991. She has taken numerous workshops over the years studying such modalities as Prenatal, Swedish, and Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, Reiki, and Positional Release. Julie has a calm nurturing presence and strives to create a peaceful, non-judgemental, safe environment in which her clients feel comfortable to let go and deeply relax, thereby finding relief from stress, tension, and pain.
Julie is also a long-time yoga student and enjoys bringing her personal experience of learning about alignment and movement into her work with her clients. Her hours are flexible and her beautiful office is serene and cozy. Questions about her work are always welcome.