One of the many questions I hear as a postpartum doula is, “Do you know where to find prenatal yoga in Charlotte?” You bet I do!
The first thing pregnant women should know is that all yoga is not created equal when you’re pregnant. If you’ve never taken a hot class, now is not the time to start. If you’ve been taking hot classes religiously for 5 years, that’s a totally different story. You know your body better than anyone, but definitely give your doctor or midwife a head’s up.
A prenatal class is a great, gentle way to help prepare your body for labor. But please don’t wait until your third trimester and expect to be “labor ready” after 3 classes. Start as soon as you find out the news that you’re having a baby (or babies!). Here’s where to find classes, in no particular order:
Charlotte Yoga. They have a Park Road and a Southend location. The instructor currently on maternity leave but will be returning soon! Single class is $17. Packages available.
Bellies and Babies. This studio is located in the Cherry Neighborhood off 3rd Street. They offer classes on Tuesdays at 10am and Saturdays at 10am. First time student rate is $8. Drop in rate is $15. Packages available.
Baby + Co. This birth center is located uptown, on Providence Road. They offer classes on Thursdays at 11:30am and every other Saturday at 10am. First time student rate is $8. Drop in rate is $15. Packages available.
Yoga One. They have a Central and University location. Central has a Tuesday and Thursday class at 6pm and University has a Saturday class at 9:30am. Drop in rate is $18. Packages available.
Yoga For Life. This studio is located on West Morehead Street. They offer a class on Wednesdays at 6pm. They’re also offering a Partner Prenatal Yoga Workshop on Sunday, April 26 from 12:30-2:30pm. Drop in rate is $15. Packages available.
Charlotte Family Yoga. This studio is located on Prosperity Park. They offer a class on Thursdays at 6:45pm and Saturdays at 10:15am. CFYC offers a Prenatal New Student Special – 5 classes for $45 (reg $80)and it must be used within 30 days of purchase.
Y2 Yoga. This studio is located in Cotswold Shopping Center. They offer a class on Sundays at 3:30pm. Drop in rate is $20. Packages available.