Prenatal Yoga

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at Yoga Garden SF (286 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94117)

Melylah Botté Smith

Melylah has been sharing her love of yoga and wellness with womxn along their pregnancy, birthing, and parenting journey since 2008.  Her teaching style encourages students to tap into their inner teacher, ancest...
  • Practice yoga postures and breathing exercises for easier labor and better health after pregnancy.
  • Learn how to use the breath to reduce stress, increase circulation, prepare for labor and more.
  • Connect with other mothers who are at all stages of pregnancy and early parenting.
  • Feel Empowered to make the best choices for you, your changing body and your baby.
  • Embrace your intuition and develop confidence in your birth preparation.
  • Improve your stress management abilities, postpartum recovery and bring mindfulness to your parenting.

Yoga links postures (asana) and breathing exercises (pranayama) to create awareness of your own mind, body and spirit, and that of your baby's. Because of this, yoga is ideal preparation for giving birth and for postnatal health.

All pregnant women are welcome to attend the class, whether you have a regular practice or want to start yoga during pregnancy. It is very important to inform the teacher of any complications (current or past) or any treatment that you are receiving. During pregnancy your body will change to become more flexible as ligaments soften. Your abdomen will expand to accommodate your growing child. You may feel tired, and excessively warm at times as your body works to create your growing baby. A healthy yoga practice brings energy to the body and nourishes the whole being.


Health & Safety Information (for In Person Classes Only):

  • These indoor classes will take place in the studio, located at 286 Divisadero St in Lower Haight. 
  • ALL in-person classes are the schedule are designated as "vaccination required". Upload proof of your vaccination to register. 
  • Only students 18 and above can take class. Masks are required as of 12/30/21.
  • All students must bring their own mats. Props and disposable wipes will be provided. 
  • Do not come to class if you are experiencing COVID symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID. 
  • Classes will be limited to 18 students. 
  • Due to limited capacity cancellations must be made 12 hours in advance of class. All late cancellations will incur $20 fee.

Thank you for taking class with us. We look forward to seeing you (safely) in person!