Tuesdays, 7-8p

woman in plankHaving a female body is complex. Each life stage brings new questions and challenges.  Join Dana Podell, women's health physical therapist, in this class that is specifically designed for your needs. She will lead yoga and strength training that targets joint instability, core and pelvic floor rehabilitation and other adaptations for curvier, more flexible bodies. As well, you will have the opportunity to connect with other like-minded women- we encourage you to invite your friends!

Anyone with a female body is welcome. Concerns related to the menstrual cycle, perinatal life stage, perimenopause, menopause and bone health will be addressed, as well as working with building pelvic floor awareness and health to maintain urogenital health. Make peace with your body by learning practices that are more specifically designed with your physiological structures in mind!

Why are we making this class "women only"?

woman in bridgeWe often get requests for female-only classes, mainly for religious and cultural reasons, but also because women experience different physical needs and changes as they age and can benefit from a therapeutic yoga practice to directly support them. People with sensitivities around body image and other related insecurities may also feel more relaxed in a female-only class.

Pricing: Normal class rates apply. $20/single; packages and sliding scale available.

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Prenatal and postpartum classes for streaming or download.

Recovering from a traumatic birth?

Lela Beem specializes in helping women recover from difficult birth and postpartum experiences, even decades later. Learn more about her Somatic Experiencing practice here.

Are you experiencing anxiety and/or depression?

Contact Beyond the Baby Blues, a support group for prenatal and postpartum moms in Evanston, led by therapists. Lela teaches yoga for some of these groups.

Looking for a healthcare provider recommendation?

Check our this list of trust community providers.  You can also email for personalized suggestions.