lela-assisting-goddess-prenatalStrength, Focus and Ease: Preparing for Birth with Prenatal Yoga

Since 2005, this class has provided many women with a supplement to their childbirth education and preparation, and many babies with happier, healthier moms!

In this class you will learn techniques to support your changing body and prepare you for childbirth, such as:

  • Yoga-based relaxation skills for cultivating present moment awareness, mindfulness and focus
  • Breathing practices for calming the mind and the nervous system, as well as breath work suitable for labor
  • Yoga postures for strengthening leg, hip and back muscles to help you prepare for the athletic feat of childbirth
  • Tools to cultivate positive thinking and letting go of worry

supported-savasana-prenatalEach class will be built around one of these four themes and will always include breathing, stabilizing postures, safe stretching, pelvic floor and core strengthening, relaxation and a brief meditation. Read more about our philosophy and background here.

Grateful Yoga is committed to offering women yogic tools to prepare for birth and new parenthood. Postnatal students are also welcome to attend!

  • Saturdays, 8:30-9:30a with Cassie Rodgers, registered prenatal yoga teacher (RPYT)
  • Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm with Lela Beem, yoga therapist & registered prenatal teacher (RPYT)
How much?

Prenatal yoga is most effective when done frequently. We recommended two classes a week, if possible, throughout your pregnancy. Your body and your baby will thank you! 

Prenatal Series

Single class 4 classes Monthly Unlimited
$18 $65 $85
no expiration $16.25/class,
can be used at Gentle or Hatha classes as well
No expiration
$8.50/class or lower,
includes other studio classes,
30 day expiration

You can only be guaranteed your space if you reserve in advance through our online system (details here). Once you pay for classes in person on online, you will get a MindBody login that allows you to reserve for 30 days.

How do I pay?
Pay by cash, check or credit card at your first class, or buy a class or membership online. Payments and reservations must be made online for all classes.
Please pay with either a single class, a 4 class prenatal package or a monthly unlimited prenatal package. If you are a student or have financial need, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve and you can pay in person.
Cancellations and missed classes
Partial or full refunds are honored at any time due to complications, emergencies or early baby arrival!
Still unclear?
Call 847-849-1810 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Prenatal Yoga page.
Looking for more education that you can do with your birth partner? Join us for Yoga for Labor, a 3 hour workshop for expecting couples to learn the basics!  Go here to see the full list of dates in the area.

Reserve a class

Guarantee your spot

Other Events & Resources

Learn more about what we offer and recommend as part of our studio community!

  • Childbirth Education at Grateful Yoga
  • Are you experiencing anxiety and/or depression? Contact Beyond the Baby Blues, a group therapy support group for prenatal and postpartum moms in Evanston. Lela teaches yoga for them.
  • Looking for a healthcare provider? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for doula, Certified Nurse Midwife, holistic OB/GYN, and Physical Therapy recommendations
  • Postnatal resources and classes
  • YouTube videos for at-home practice
  • Other Evanston community resources, articles and book recommendations
  • Lela also offers private birth consultations to couples and can facilitate new mom blessings/Blessingway ceremonies.

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