Every six weeks, Grateful Yoga offers a Yoga for Childbirth class. If the dates don't work for you, contact us about setting up a private class.
Ohana Childbirth Education classes and doula services - most highly recommended in our community.
Feeling depressed and/or anxious about your pregnancy or new life circumstances? Consider seeking a support group that really understands. Beyond the Baby Blues of Evanston has prenatal and postnatal support groups weekly.
Looking for other prenatal classes nearer to you? Email us for some recommendations or visit The Amala School of Prenatal Yoga's teacher website.
Once you are six weeks postpartum, you can join us for a weekly Postnatal Yoga class on Saturday mornings at 8:30 - no babies in class.
Looking for help after your baby is born? Consider hiring a Postpartum Doula!
Feeling isolated and looking for community. Check out our friend's new play space in downtown Evanston, Gather. They host newborn meetups, mom & baby and dad meetups, as well as events for people with older children (newborn to age 8) for reasonable prices.
Useful Articles, Websites & Books
Read Lela's latest piece about how yoga and relaxation helped her through pregnancy and natural childbirth in YogaChicago.
Read an article about how one Grateful Yoga student used what she learned in prenatal yoga during her birth.
Recommended reading to prepare for a positive pregnancy and birth:
- Birthing from Within by Pam England
- Yoga Mama Yoga Baby by Margo Shapiro Bachman
- Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
- The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
- The Natural Pregnancy Book by Aviva Jill Romm.
Yoga Teacher Training
Are you interested in mentoring with or training with Lela to learn how to teach prenatal yoga in your community? Contact us about Lela's upcoming 2015 prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training at Moksha Yoga Chicago and three-month apprentice programs through The Amala School of Prenatal Yoga.