This class is a unique fusion of classical Pilates mat and ballet barre exercises. A total body workout that focuses on alignment, balance, and core stability. Reserve a class space online.
breastfeeding drop-in group
Meet other moms who are breastfeeding, see what questions they are asking, how they are answered, and get answers and tips to your own questions regarding breastfeeding from your peers as well as from a breastfeeding counselor. Reserve a space online.
core + flow
This class encompasses a whole body wellness approach to build core strength. You will flow through yoga sequences incorporating dance conditioning, strengthening exercises and breath work to invite ease and efficiency into your movements. Reserve a class space online.
first-time moms' support group
For moms with babies under 12-weeks old who are experiencing motherhood for the first time. Venture out of the house to a mother- and baby-friendly place, and meet regularly with people who will be thrilled to see you every week! Reserve a space online.
holistic moms network
The Holistic Moms Network is a national non-profit that has been supporting families in their parenting choices for over ten years. OMBE hosts the monthly Back Bay Chapter meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm. Connect with like-minded families, meet your chapter co-leaders, and sign-up for this new HMN chapter! Meetings are open to all members. Non-members are welcome to attend one meeting before joining. RSVP to let us know you're coming!
Designed by Marie Mongan, the HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method program is based upon the idea that a natural, comfortable birthing can be realized through deep relaxation and freedom from fear. Expectant couples take HypnoBirthing® classes with certified practitioners and learn how to achieve profound relaxation together. They also learn specific techniques for all aspects of birthing—from riding surges (contractions), to speaking to medical professionals in way that produces the best environment for birthing. HypnoBirthing® is becoming very popular among couples and the caregivers because the results are so great—fearless pregnancy, fearless birthing and really mellow babies. Reserve a class space online.
Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate a young child's growing curiosity. This class will include active and passive yoga poses along with imaginative relaxation techniques. We'll spark the child's inner yogini while enhancing language development, motor coordination, play skills and body awareness. Parents are invited to stay and observe classes however these classes are designed for children to make friends and start to gain independence and build confidence. There is a class for ages 2 through 5 years and another class for ages 5 through 8 years. Reserve a class space online.
meditation in motion
This class begins with a meditation and gradually moves into a slow flow helping students develop mindfulness both on and off the mat. Reserve a class space online.
This class is designed to connect the mind and body through the union of flowing postures and breath. Every mindful flow class concludes with guided meditation and relaxation. Reserve a class space online.
mom & baby yoga
Mom and Baby yoga is a yoga class specifically designed to help you recover from the impact of pregnancy and birth on your body, and to cope with the physical and mental challenges of new motherhood. We focus on relieving common aches and pains associated with caring for a new baby, (shoulders, neck, lower back), as well as helping you to rebuild and tone the abdominals and pelvic floor. This is a great class to relax and connect with your baby and meet other moms in a lighthearted, and fun atmosphere. Babies are welcome until they are crawling and sometimes involved in the practice. You are welcome to do anything with them you would do at home-including feeding, changing diapers, and all manners of soothing. You may also arrive up to 20 minutes late for class as babies do not always conform to the adult world schedule. A great way to ease back into yoga and make friends with your new body. Reserve a class space online.
natural childbirth education
Birth is the process that accompanies the transition from pregnancy into motherhood. In this class you will learn techniques to help smooth that transition and help you to achieve your ideal natural birth experience. This class will cover the process and physiology of labor. We will focus on how to best support this intensely transformative event with techniques such as massage, breathing, positions, and relaxation. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on practice you will gain practical experience in the techniques for achieving your ideal birth; be it fully unmedicated or not. Handouts will be provided on interventions, medical procedures and communicating your birth preferences with your care providers. This class provides you and your partner the opportunity to connect as you work together to welcome the next member of your family. Reserve a class space online.
This class presents a challenging series of classical and contemporary Pilates exercises that focuses on developing core strength, flexibility, and balance. All Pilates mat classes incorporate props to enhance mat work and are limited to six participants ensuring that each student receives individual instruction. Reserve a class space online.