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Prenatal Yoga: Stretch, Strengthen & RelaxMariellen VanDyke Brown

Stretch out those aches & pains while preparing your body for childbirth! Each class begins with active movement to help you increase stability, protect your changing body, and build endurance for childbirth. The second half of class is saved for well-deserved relaxation. You will leave feeling calm and refreshed! Pre-registrations are appreciated, but not required. Email for more info. Class is held on Monday evenings from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. at Jillian’s Drawers in the Ithaca Commons.

The active portion of class focuses on:
– Learning how to protect your changing body
– Gaining endurance for childbirth
– Building strength & increasing stability
– Understanding the muscles involved in pregnancy & childbirth

The relaxation portion of class focuses on:
– Holding supportive postures to release tight muscles & relax
– Recognizing and releasing fears & anxieties related to pregnancy, childbirth & parenting
– Short (~10 to 15 minute) guided meditations that include: breath awareness, positive pregnancy affirmations, fear-clearing techniques, visualizations, and more!

Contact Info.

Name: Prenatal Yoga: Stretch, Strengthen & Relax, Mariellen VanDyke Brown
Location(s): Jillian's Drawers 171 East State Street Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-222-5958

Service & Fee Structure

Services: Please see above.
Average Length of Visit/Class: 1 hour 15 minutes
Fee Structure & Details: $15 drop-in rate; $50 for a 5-class pack. Please visit to view monthly specials!
Bill Insurance Companies? No

Special Accommodations for Pregnant Women...

The entire class is designed specifically for pregnant women. As an added bonus, the class size is generally small and our movements can be accommodated to each woman's body. Many women have physical conditions that are exacerbated by pregnancy -- arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, aches & pains, etc. -- and typically the class can address these conditions on an individual level within the group setting.

Additional Information...

I am also available for private yoga & meditation instruction. If interested, please email me at for more information.

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