Tuesdays 6pm & Saturdays 10:45am
PRENATAL CLASSES WITH ANDREA INCLUDE: music, asana, discussion, meditation, and relaxation, and other helpful information such as labor positions and postpartum care
One of the most miraculous and magical experiences is the gift of birthing a child. During these weeks of growing a baby, a woman wants to feel strong, supple, intuitive, relaxed, supported, and prepared. The womb-life and first three years of life set the entire life's course. Through conscious pregnancy, birthing and early parenting, we set the foundation for life-long health and happiness in a child. Conscious mothers are perhaps the greatest way we can help bring peace to the world.
Come and be with other expecting mothers throughout your pregnancy, while you experience the enormous physical, emotional and spiritual changes that prepare you to welcome another soul!
************************************* WHAT MOTHERS SAY ****************************************
”Prenatal yoga at Satsang is not just about aiding the physical body during pregnancy. Not only did my body feel less tense and strained but I felt more connected with my baby. I miss prenatal classes and the support and relationships made with the other moms! Truly a comforting experience that I recommend to any expecting mother, yogi or not.”- LAUREN S
“Prenatal Yoga with Andrea has been an absolutely wonderful experience. Pregnant with our first, I started the class at 12 weeks and continued to attend at 38 weeks. The inclusion of breath-work, meditation, asana, and specific practices for labor along with related discussion provides an open, comfortable and safe space for us mamas to embrace our experience - as is - no filter, no judgment. Andrea's passion and knowledge in regard to yoga, pregnancy and birthing along with her grounding presence creates an inspiring and fulfilling space to which I return to over and over - even through discomfort or fatigue. I thoroughly have and continue to appreciate this time and space to celebrate the incredible miracle of growing another human being.”- STACY PETH
“I felt strong and happy and confident. The fear I held onto for so long finally started to be released. I felt so supported and it was amazing having someone really believe in me and that my body could do what it had trouble doing the last time, even when I doubted myself. I felt mentally stable and so peaceful and calm generally throughout my pregnancy and I attribute it mostly to all the yoga classes. I'm thankful I had you to bounce questions and ideas and fears off of. You are not only knowledgable but you are compassionate with your information and delivery to all. When the time came to birth, I felt excited, something I never could have imagined before. I totally did some of the things from class in labor and was able to labor at home until iI was 10 cm doing the tribal funky dance! Also not finding out the gender was influenced by you and it was really hard at first but so thankful that I had that sweet sweet surprise.” - RANDI SHEPPARD
"Andrea is committed to empowering mamas-to-be. I attended many of Andrea’s prenatal yoga classes throughout pregnancy. Wow! She is the real deal when it comes to prenatal yoga teachers! We sang to our babies, learned how to use a breast pump, practiced infant massage, learned our rights when it comes to birthing in a hospital, and covered a great myriad of valuable topics. We also moved a lot during class and learned which postures were helpful for specific ailments (like easing low back pain, reducing swelling, etc). Many of the movements were embodied in order to engender specific outcomes (like building endurance, clearing negativity, and opening our heart, to name a few). During one class, I learned that Andrea is also a doula for pregnant women! I immediately jumped on board, and boy oh boy, am I glad that I did!”- SUZANNE CABANISS
“Prenatal yoga with Andrea was my favorite self care activity while pregnant. Andrea fostered a welcoming, inclusive community by encouraging moms to experience the beauty of birth through the historical abundance of practical knowledge and spiritual wisdom. Yoga practices were gentle and fully accommodating to my growing belly. I left every class with my heart full and a great sense of peace” - SARA
PARTNER PRENATAL CLASS: Andrea offers Partner Classes several times per year. This experience has come to be known as a vital opportunity for couples to connect in a deep and meaningful way. Inquire with Andrea as to when the next one is.
ANDREA IS ALSO A DOULA. YOU CAN FIND MORE AT HER WEBSITE: SATORIBIRTHS.COM
"I could not have anticipated how invaluable the support and encouragement I received was. Andrea’s sense of the body, her ability to intuit the needs of the women she works with, and her sincere belief in the capacity of women to lean into their power allowed me to have a beautiful and fulfilling birth experience. I would encourage every woman in my life who is pregnant or planning to be to seek Andrea’s support and advice in navigating decisions about the birth of their child. Andrea’s passion for this work is reflected in her knowledge of the birth experience and her commitment to her clients. I cannot imagine giving birth without Andrea by my side.”- Lindsay Vance
"Andrea! Words cannot express how grateful I am to you for not only being my doula through the most intense and brilliant rite of passage of my life but for the guiding me on the right path from the beginning- to not hold onto any expectations but just release myself to the sacred and divine. You really helped me push (pun intended) but also find ease through it. So much of it was timeless but when I would emerge I saw so much in your soulful eyes." - Duolan
“What an experience to go through my second pregnancy! It was a different experience than my first, and Andrea helped us appreciate the process and feel at ease going through it the second time around. Her calming energy, knowledge, encouragement and warmth made the birthing process as relaxing as it could be. I felt empowered & prepared to deliver my daughter!”- Berna