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Tulsa Prenatal Yoga

Partner Class

Partner Class

Yoga + Birth Prep 

On the third Friday of each month, mom and partner are invited to join us for a class designed specifically for them. Parents will learn invaluable skills for navigating labor, and will feel more physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for birth and beyond. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll bond and grow together as expectant parents. Pregnancy is a special time that passes quickly in our busy lives. Take time for yourselves as partners in this journey, and join us!


Class Details

What to Expect:

Class is 75 minutes and includes breathing techniques, a short all-levels yoga practice, labor positioning, comfort measures, and a pampering session for mom. Expect to learn how working with breath + movement can not only help you prepare for birth, but also help you navigate it with more confidence and ease.

 

When:

The third Friday of every month, 6:30-7:45pm

2020 Upcoming Class dates: March 20th, April 17th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

 

How Much:

$25 per couple | Or, mom can use her class pass and partner joins for $15

Please note that refunds are not available for no-shows, though you may use that payment towards a future class(es) within 30 days.

 

Where:

Class will be held in our regular practice space inside Motion Tulsa, 3133 S. Harvard Ave. Just come on in the front doors and we'll be waiting at the front desk to greet you & get you all set up for class.

 

Who:

All expectant couples, from 4-40+ weeks. No yoga or fitness experience is required.

 

What to Bring:

We have all the equipment you’ll need, including mats and props. We recommend bringing water, though we have water fountains and bottles for purchase as well. 

 

What to Wear:

Both mom and partner should wear clothes in which they can freely move. Men often wear sweats or basketball shorts, while women are most often in yoga pants. Please note that yoga is typically done barefoot, but socks are fine if you prefer, especially in the chilly months. Shoes can interfere with some of the exercises we do in class. However, your comfort is paramount and there are no strict rules.

 

How to Sign Up:

Pre-registration is required as space is limited to 8 couples. Please follow the link below. You’ll be directed to enter your name and email, then sent to a payment page where you can complete your registration. Please note that your registration is not complete and your space will not be saved without payment. After purchase, you’ll be sent a receipt from PayPal and then a welcome email from us. When you come in for class, just let us know your name and you’ll be all set. Please note that refunds are not available for no-shows, though you may use that payment towards a future class(es) within 30 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • q-iconI'm X months pregnant. Is this class right for us?

    This class is designed for any stage of pregnancy, and we welcome all couples no matter where they are in their journey to parenthood. Some of the exercises and techniques may feel more pertinent for couples further along in their pregnancy, while other portions of the class will feel more helpful for those earlier in pregnancy. This class has been expertly designed to balance the varying needs of all expectant couples, and there will be something for everyone!

  • q-iconWhat if I or my partner have no yoga or fitness experience?

    Then you’ve found the perfect class for you! This series is designed with complete beginners in mind. Everything we do in class will be broken down in simple terms and everyone will be given ample time to practice and get comfortable.

  • q-iconMy partner is hesitant. How can I convince him to do it?

    We hear this A LOT! Many men aren’t comfortable doing yoga for various reasons, and that’s okay! We don’t want anyone to feel pressured. However, it might help them feel at ease to know that the actual yoga portion of the class is short, and is specific to the purpose of testing our breathing skills and getting warmed up to work through our labor positioning.  Most of the class is not yoga. Dads/Partners will be assisting mom in birth positions and learning partner-assisted comfort measures. It’s a hands-on, movement-based, partner labor support class more than a generic yoga class. Or, you could always remind him that this is THE LEAST HE COULD DO 😉

  • q-iconDo you have mats to borrow? What do I need to bring?

    We have mats to borrow and all the equipment you’ll need. In fact, we’ll have your entire space set up for you beforehand. You’ll be most comfortable in clothes in which you can freely move, and please note that yoga classes are typically done barefoot. Socks are fine if you prefer. Shoes are often an obstruction, but your comfort is paramount and there are no hard rules. You might like to bring a bottle of water, but we have those as well if you forget. Some couples even like to take notes, videos, and pictures, so a notebook or phone can be helpful.

  • q-iconDoes my partner need to be my co-parent/spouse?

    Nope! If your primary pregnancy and labor support person is a friend, sibling, parent, doula or other loved one, we invite you both to join us regardless. While there may be aspects of the class, as well as some language used, that feel more applicable to couples, the majority of what we’ll cover will be beneficial and pertinent for any birthing parent and support person, whoever they may be.

  • q-iconI know I'm having a c-section. Is this class right for me?

    Part of the class is learning movement-based labor support and pain coping techniques. If you are planning a c-section then you may feel left out from those portions of the class. However, each class is composed of sections. Mom and partner will be doing some yoga together, we’ll then work on pain management and labor support techniques, next mom will enjoy pampering & massage from her partner, and we’ll end in a sweet couples resting pose while relaxing to a guided meditation. So while there will be pieces of the class that are not relevant to your experience (and we totally understand that may not be comfortable for you!),  the majority of the class isn’t vaginal birth specific. We leave it up to you to decide if this class will meet your needs.

Partner Prenatal Yoga Instructors

Head Instructor, Lisa Pierce

Lisa Pierce is the owner and lead instructor of Tulsa Prenatal Yoga. She is a certified prenatal yoga instructor with eight years experience, and is currently working toward her Licensed Childbirth Educator Certification. She has been working with expectant and postpartum women since 2011, and has taken various labor support trainings and workshops over the years. She is a mother of three, and is passionate about empowering women!

Assistant Instructor, Beth Richmond

Beth Richmond is a certified prenatal yoga instructor who joined the TPY team in 2017. She is a Trauma Informed Yoga Specialist who specializes in restorative techniques and compassionate support. She is a mother of two and feels privileged to nurture expectant couples through this precious time. 

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Find Us:

Tulsa Prenatal Yoga

Located In The Private Yoga Room inside Motion Tulsa

3133 S. Harvard Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74135