Before I got pregnant I was regularly doing yoga, so it felt like a natural step to continue my yoga practice in pregnancy. Prenatal yoga has so many benefits for both mama and baby! It’s an opportunity for exercise and relaxation. It can help you connect to your body and your baby. You can also find a supportive community of women in a similar stage of life.
Prenatal yoga was extremely helpful in managing the aches and pains that came with carrying twins. My teachers could show me stretches for lower back aches and the pain in my ribs where four little feet were resting. The classes also helped me keep my body moving when it was the last thing I felt like doing. Maybe one of the most significant benefits I took away from prenatal yoga was the breathing, relaxation, and focus I experienced during labor and delivery.
Thinking about trying yoga during your pregnancy? These Boston prenatal yoga classes are perfect for any mama-to-be who wants to get her goddess pose on!
Down Under School of Yoga
Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton (plus virtual options)
Down Under has in-person and virtual options each week for yoga and meditation — plus “baby and me” postnatal classes! Prenatal classes here focus on stretching and strengthening muscles to promote greater comfort in pregnancy, smoother delivery, and faster recovery. Expert teachers share essential tools for birth and foster connection among expectant parents.
840 Summer Street, Boston (South Boston)
The specialized prenatal teaching team at Radiant creates a well-paced sequence with a focus on the unique needs during pregnancy. Through a series of grounding asanas that strengthen and soothe the body, students get to connect with one another, with themselves, and with the little yogis growing within.
Blissful Monkey Yoga Studio
663 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
This class is designed to help you find comfort during pregnancy — and prepare you for labor and birth. The physical postures (asanas), meditation, and breath-work (pranayama) practiced here will help women relax and adjust to the physical, emotional, and mental demands of pregnancy.
be. in Union Yoga
440 Somerville Avenue, Somerville (Union Square)
This weekly prenatal vinyasa class is designed for any stage of pregnancy with the aim to reduce stress, alleviate common ailments of pregnancy, and steady the mind — helpful during pregnancy, birth, and into parenthood. At this studio, you’ll also have the chance to connect with your fellow mamas as you share what you’re experiencing from week to week and exchange helpful information and resources.
1297 Beacon Street, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)
Coolidge Yoga’s specialized prenatal and postnatal classes support and guide new moms through both pregnancy and the initial stages of motherhood. Prenatal yoga classes at this studio offer a safe workout during this time of tremendous change in the body. Plus, you’ll get help with things like focus and connection to breath for relaxation, as well as support and community during this exciting stage of life!
Lexington Power Yoga
1762 Mass Ave, Lexington
From conception to the early mom years, each stage of pregnancy and postpartum are nourished by LPY’s expert teachers and moms. These weekly prenatal/postnatal classes focus on your body, mind, overall wellness.
Bec Conant is a favorite of many Boston moms for her work as a doula, HypnoBirthing educator, and prenatal yoga instructor. Her online studio, Om Births, is a globally recognized prenatal and postnatal yoga community and school known for combining feminine spirituality with grounded evidence-based birth practices. Beyond the typical prenatal yoga classes, Om Births offers pelvic floor yoga, a “balanced pregnancy” program, “Mommy Sangha” (meditation for parents), and natural childbirth education.
This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated in 2023.