Childbirth Education

Prenatal Yoga Center at Uma Traditional Healing Practices on the UES

Join us for prenatal yoga on the Upper East Side! This unique program links yoga postures with breath, bringing awareness to the mind and body, as well as a connection to your baby.

Prenatal yoga strengthens the uterus and pelvic muscles, improves circulation, and increases overall comfort, alleviating many of the discomforts of pregnancy. Students can freely discuss issues or concerns and share the wonderful changes they are experiencing.

How does it work?

Classes can be purchased in a monthly series. If you miss a class during your series, you can make-up your missed class by taking any prenatal yoga class at our UWS location.  Single classes CANNOT be purchased for this location.


Uma Traditional Healing Practices (Lexington Ave. b/w 61st and 62)

786 Lexington Avenue

Teacher: Ellyn Gerry



Make up classes + Bed rest

Students are permitted two (2) make-up classes only. Missed prenatal classes must be made up at Prenatal Yoga Center (Upper West Side location). Students have three weeks after their session’s end date to make up the missed class(es). Classes do not carry over to the next satellite session. Should you deliver within your 4-week session, unused classes will be credited to Mommy and Me or Postnatal Yoga classes at PYC, to be used within 6 months. Unused classes will be forfeited, and unused classes will NOT be carried over to another pregnancy. With the exception of bedrest accompanied by a doctor’s note, The Prenatal Yoga Center cannot be responsible for providing additional make-ups or issuing any credit for classes missed as a result of scheduling conflicts, vacations, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are put on bedrest, please notify the studio immediately and remaining classes will be transferred to Mommy and Me or Postnatal Yoga.

Ellyn Gerry

Ellyn was introduced to Yoga by Elena Brower in the 1980’s as a practice of opening to grace. She worked for over three decades as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and chose to study at the Prenatal Yoga Center for her Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga Teacher Certification, as they offer the most evidence-based and comprehensive program available.

Informed by her lifetime of experience working with women throughout their life cycles, her classes offer both a safe and calm space for students to connect with their breath, bodies and babies. Ellyn is also a 200 hr RYT, Yin and Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher, and is “Pre-KAY” certified by Kidding Around Yoga. In addition, she is a NASM Women’s Fitness Specialist, an avid swimmer and grandmother to two little darlings.

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