5 Amazing Baltimore Prenatal Yoga Classes

pregnant mom with husband in a field. Baltimore Prenatal Yoga

Are you an expecting mama-to-be located in the Baltimore area? If so, this article is for you! If you are a self-proclaimed “yogi”, or if exercise isn’t typically your “thing”, I have something we want to share with you.. 5 amazing places to take a prenatal yoga class around Baltimore!

In this article, I will give you an idea of what prenatal yoga is and why women choose to practice it throughout their pregnancies. For all of our Baltimore mamas, we will share our favorite locations for you to begin prenatal yoga now!

What is Prenatal Yoga?

Prenatal yoga is a gentle approach to exercise that is devoted to supporting and honoring the ever-changing body of a pregnant woman. It consists of light and deep stretching, meditation, and learning breathing techniques that can be used throughout labor and delivery.

According to a 2022 article published by Biomed Central Pregnancy and Childbirth, the benefits of prenatal yoga include:

  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Decreased perceived stress levels
  • Reduced duration of labor
  • Increased odds of vaginal birth
  • Heightened pain tolerance

Other believed benefits include:

  • Improved relaxation
  • Lessened muscle and joint pain in the lower back and other areas
  • Improved sciatica pain
  • Bonding with baby in utero
  • Social connectedness with other members of prenatal yoga class

Prenatal Yoga Classes in Baltimore

I have collected a list of our favorite locations for prenatal yoga in the following Baltimore areas: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County, and Carroll County. Here they are:

Baltimore City

Bamboo Moves Baltimore

Designed to prepare women for their journey through pregnancy, labor, and delivery, this class teaches participants to relax through “mental centering” and focused breathing that benefits mom and baby together. Practiced poses are assumed to be safe, as they honor the unique limitations of pregnancy. These classes encourage a deepened bond between mother and baby. 

For a regularly updated schedule, check here.  

Indigo Physiotherapy

Guided by highly trained and specialized yoga instructors AND pelvic physical therapists, a professional team will assist you in comfort and readiness as you prepare for labor and delivery.  Combinations of focused breathing, light vinyasa postures, stretching, and asana will promote relaxation while strengthening the hip and core and opening the pelvic bowl. 

For detailed information about scheduling and fees, complete the online form here

Baltimore County

The Womb Room

Supporting women in a variety of ways throughout pregnancy and parenthood, The Womb Room is staffed with a certified prenatal yoga instructor. To sign up for updates on yoga classes (and more!), check out the online subscription option here.  

Classes are available Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a duration of 1 hr. 30 min. Classes cost $20 each.

Harford County

Peace Yoga MD

Peace Yoga is the hot spot for yoga in Harford County. While they do not have a consistent prenatal yoga class available for sign-up, they are always interested in hearing from mothers-to-be in the area who would be willing to form a class. For more information, contact Peace Yoga here.   

Single classes cost $22. For a full price outline, check here

Carroll County

Deanna Houston Yoga

As a pregnant woman, it can be difficult to find the time to devote to getting ready, leaving the house, participating in a class, and going back home. Thankfully, certified prenatal yoga instructors like Deanna Houston offer completely virtual classes that allow mamas to participate from the comfort of their own homes. Primarily serving women across Maryland, DC, and Virginia, Deanna Houston Yoga has multiple weekly in-person and online classes available. 

Classes are Monday 6-6:45 PM, Wednesdays 7-8:15 PM, and Sundays 6-7 PM. Check here for sign-up and updates 

Prenatal Yoga is a wonderful opportunity for a pregnant mom-to-be to make self-care a priority. By finding a facility that offers everything you want and need in a prenatal yoga class, you are taking the first step towards taking care of yourself in a way that benefits you and your baby!

Another great way to practice self care during your pregnancy is treating yourself to a prenatal massage. Read more on the benefits and where to get one in Baltimore here!

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REFERENCES:
​​Corrigan, L., Moran, P., McGrath, N. et al. The characteristics and effectiveness of pregnancy yoga interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 22, 250 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-022-04474-9

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