Prenatal yoga is a great way to stay in shape during your pregnancy, have some time to connect with your baby, and meet other expectant moms. Experiment with different classes and teachers until you find one that fits your pace, style, and needs. Make sure to work with a qualified prenatal yoga teacher—the pregnant body has different requirements and needs than those attending a generalized yoga class. Choose an experienced teacher that can keep you safe, offer pregnancy-focused poses, and maybe even give a meditation or two that could help you during labor.
Postnatal classes are yoga classes that you take after you have your baby. Talk to your primary health care provider to get clearance before you return to yoga class. Many postnatal classes allow you to bring your baby, and again they are a great place to meet other moms!
8 Limbs Yoga Centers (Capitol Hill, Wedgewood, West Seattle, Phinney Ridge)
With four locations, 8 Limbs Yoga has both prenatal and postnatal yoga classes offered at many times throughout the week. Postnatal classes allow babies. They also host several partner prenatal yoga workshops throughout the year for those who want to take a class with their birth partner.
Seattle Holistic Center (Greenlake)
Seattle Holistic Center has prenatal classes almost daily. They also offer a comprehensive list of pregnancy workshops, including breastfeeding workshops and more. They are located in the Greenlake area.
Home Yoga (Queen Anne)
Tucked away in Queen Anne, this gem of a yoga studio has a combination prenatal/postnatal class to benefit moms both before and after pregnancy.
Lila Yoga (Seattle)
Lila Yoga on Madison has several prenatal yoga class times offered. Their classes incorporate gentle breathing, an opening check-in, and supportive postures for the prenatal body.
Limber Yoga (West Seattle)
Offering prenatal classes, childbirth education, and couples prenatal classes, Limber Yoga helps moms in West Seattle feel calm in body and mind.
On the Eastside – Bellevue, Kirkland, and Issaquah
Alive and Shine Yoga Center (Bellevue)
One of the longest running and most respected yoga studios on the Eastside, Alive and Shine Center offers prenatal classes with a focus on gentle movements, meditation, and their purna yoga approach.
Soul Ease (Downtown Kirkland)
Found in the heart of Kirkland, their prenatal classes focus on supporting the body with breath work and exercises to strengthen and stretch while going through the physical demands of pregnancy.
Blossoming Yogis (Kirkland/Totem Lake)
Blossoming Yogis offers prenatal yoga classes, couples yoga for labor, and even Itsy Bitsy Yoga for newborns through pre-crawling babies. Their prenatal classes are held at Be One Yoga off 124th Street.
Discover Yoga (Redmond)
Offering several prenatal yoga classes throughout the week, Discover Yoga also has a baby and mommy class for after baby comes. Discover Yoga is located near Soul Food Coffeehouse just off of Redmond Way.
Village Green Yoga (Issaquah)
For those that live closer to Issaquah, Village Green Yoga has an ongoing weekly prenatal yoga class. They also offer a breastfeeding support group, to create community and help mothers during the challenges of feeding.
Finding the Right Prenatal Yoga Class
The yoga scene in Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland is flourishing and there are tons of great yoga studios. New studios are cropping up every day, and we hope that trend will continue. Finding the right prenatal or postnatal class can still sometimes be difficult. We hope this list helps you find a studio that you connect with. Email us if you have another class you think should be included on the list!