Pre-natal & Moms
We believe that an active pre-natal and post-partum lifestyle is critical
to the evolution of a healthy mom and baby. Evolution yoga offers classes
designed to meet the unique needs of our moms and moms-to-be.
Pre-Natal | Post-Natal | Core
Tues. 4-5:30 pm
Thurs. 5:45-7:15 pm
Sun. 10:05-11:30 am
Pre-natal yoga prepares a woman for childbirth physically and emotionally. This class focuses on yoga poses which create strength, stability and comfort in order to guide the body toward opening. We practice a blend of flowing movements for stamina and sustained holds of poses for strength and mental focus. This class supports women in all stages of pregnancy and no prior yoga experience is necessary. If you are experiencing back or hip pain during pregnancy, physical therapy can help. Call Evolution PT, 864-9642 to schedule an appointment.
"In labor, I was practically transported back to the yoga studio and the many times in class when we brought our attention to sensation, reaction, and breath (thank you for helping me develop that awareness!). I could not have dreamed a more amazing birth experience, I feel truly blessed!"
-Lissa Moats, CPM, LM, Richmond, mother of Charlotte
“Prenatal yoga at Evolution taught me valuable tools that made both my pregnancy and birth easier and more meaningful. But even more importantly, it allowed me to get to know many other expectant mothers. I now have many friends with babies who I can walk and talk with about both the magical and overwhelming parts of being a new mother.”
-Susan Kuklis, Shelburne, mother of Brady
Couples Yoga for Labor and Birth, with Susan Cline Lucey
Upcoming classes: July 12, August 9, Sept 1, Occt 11.
6-8 pm, $55 per couple
In this one-time Friday night workshop, you and your partner will learn yoga, breath work, massage, and relaxation techniques for pregnancy, labor and birth. We'll cover a variety of labor support techniques and pain coping practices for the different stages of labor as well as counter-pressure tips to help with back pain during labor. Conversation will also focus on the physiology of labor, how/when to coach through a contraction, and the specific practice of non-focused awareness as a tool for labor. This workshop is a great way for you to connect as a couple in preparation for sharing the birth experience together - it's invaluable for first time parents, as well as for those second/third time parents who are not planning on taking a birth class but would like a class to connect around the baby and have a refresher on labor support techniques. Students find this workshop very helpful in the last stages of pregnancy.
"Thank you for helping my husband become the person I needed during this incredible time for me and our baby. During my first two births, my husband was so incredibly nervous about what he may see. But after your class, he not only was there for me the entire time, but he caught our baby and tells the birth story over and over to his male friends. It was truly life-changing for him."
Evomamas Playgroup fosters community, support, and friendship in the months after birth. Whether you are a new mom or you’ve just had another baby, you’re invited to come hang out, discuss, and unwind. This free gathering offers you an opportunity to reflect on the joys and challenges of motherhood in a casual, supportive environment.
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 10:30-noon.
Be sure to join us on the EvoMamas Facebook page!
Sundays, 12:15-1:30 pm
Tuesdays, 10:30 am
The transition into motherhood can feel challenging both emotionally and physically as the mother's body begins to realign after so many months growing a baby. Post-Natal Yoga focuses on bringing the body back to strength and alignment in a fun and nurturing environment with other mothers. We begin the class with a chance to talk about common themes such as sleep (or lack there-of), feeding baby, how to wear your baby, etc., and then move into a moderately-paced yoga class which focuses on relieving shoulder and back pain, strengthening deep abdominal and pelvic muscles, and building stamina. Feel free to bring your baby with you, as well as a baby blanket to rest the baby on. The class is appropriate for women with babies 6 weeks to crawling.
Fundamentals of Finding your Core*
In this interactive educational workshop, Andrea will help you discover how to re-engage core muscles that have been lost during pregnancy. This workshop will include education regarding anatomy of the pelvic floor and core muscles, influences of postural stresses that inhibit engagement of your core, strategies to prevent common post-partum issues such as incontinence, back, pelvic and hip pain. You will learn simple exercises you can use on a daily basis and as a part of your yoga practice to return to optimal strength.
Participants must be at least six weeks post-partum.
Please leave baby at home - this workshop is just for you!
Call for dates and times
Here are a few links to our favorite professionals for pregnancy support, birth classes, breastfeeding classes, and birth/postpartum doula work:
Commemorative Belly Bowls: at Leaning Tree Studio, by Jen Labie.
The Fourth Trimester : lactation support/breastfeeding classes, Sally MacFayden.
Wellspring Hynotherapy : Hypnobirthing classes, Carolyn Lewis.
Birth Journeys: Childbirth preparation classes, doula services.
Beginnings : Childbirth preparation classes, sibling preparation, lactation, infant CPR.
Earthysoul Reflexology: Pre-natal and post-partum reflexology, Eileen Togher.
Evolution Massage: Deep tissue, pre-natal, post-natal massage, Annemarie Altadonna.
Kelly Keading : Acupuncture, pregnancy support.
Jane Melrose MS, L.A.C.: Acupuncture: 985-5833