I know, I know, with a growing bump, it’s nearly impossible to see your toes, let alone touch them, but don’t let that stop you from trying out a prenatal yoga class. If for nothing else, enjoy a quiet and relaxing hour of peace in a dimly-lit room, on your own, and let the gentle stretches prepare you for an easy, quick and pain-free labor. Okay, okay, I can’t guarantee that either, but research shows prenatal yoga has some incredible benefits. If you’re looking to reduce stress and anxiety, enjoy a better night’s sleep, increase the strength and flexibility of those muscles you’ll likely be using to deliver that baby, grab a mat and get flexing. Here are some studios in and around Milwaukee you might consider.
Prenatal Yoga in Milwaukee
The Womb Room
3920 West National Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Pre-Postnatal Yoga, Wednesdays: 6-7:15pm
(4th Wednesday, 5:30-8pm)
*see website for pricing
Copper Tree Wellness Studio
1364 E. Sumner St.
Hartford, WI 53027
Last Friday of every month from 6-7:30pm, $20 drop-in
10510 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092
E2 offers a variety of yoga options and has an instructor who specializes in prenatal yoga. Call for scheduling and pricing.
Inner Light Yoga Studio
9207 W. Center St.
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Mondays 5:45-6:45, Flow and Hold Yoga is prenatal-friendly
$16 drop in, class packages available
2060 N. Humboldt Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Thursdays 6:45-7:45, Saturdays 11:15-12:15, $20 drop-in, class packages available
Movement Center Pewaukee
161 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Prenatal Yoga and Prenatal Pilates available as private or semi-private classes only. Call for scheduling and pricing.
Their yoga classes are geared towards pregnancy and beginners but are not exclusively prenatal. Classes are taught by physical therapists so poses are modified in order to be safe for pregnancy.
Check website for timings, many classes are offered throughout the week.
$15 drop in, memberships and packages available
Tosa Yoga Center
6734 W. North Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Saturdays, 8:30-9:45 $18 drop in, class packages available
Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:15 AM. Call the center to find about the current schedule for 6-week sessions that start every other month. Drop ins welcome. A dedicated Postnatal class is coming soon on Fridays from 9-10AM. Pre-crawling babies are welcome at yoga classes. Older siblings can go to a supervised play room next door.
Wisconsin Athletic Club (locations vary)
8700 W.Watertown Plank
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 443-5000
Wednesdays. 6:00-7:00pm – $90 for 7 week session (must buy all seven and attend consecutively), call location for next session dates.
7601 N.Port Washington Rd
Glendale, WI 53217
Phone: (414) 228-2800
Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm , $20 drop-in, 7 session package $95 (members rates slightly lower)
20075 Water Tower Blvd.
Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: (262) 544-4111
They do not offer prenatal yoga classes but they do have a personal trainer who can offer that individually. Call for details.