CLASSES FILL UP QUICKLY, WE RECOMMEND SIGNING UP ONLINE TO RESERVE SPOT – we do offer DROP-IN BASIS, yet can’t guarantee a spot. Please arrive a few minutes early your first class to fill out a waiver. *cancellation policy: if you need to cancel your online sign in, you have a 30 minute grace period prior to class start time.
Purchase classes online! * Purchases expire one year from using first pass; class passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
WHERE YOGIS ARE BORN
At bend, we focus on supporting women during their child bearing years through pre and post natal yoga, educational offerings, and supportive services. Our prenatal classes focus on helping women feel physically better throughout pregnancy, prepare for delivery, and build a community for those who attend. Our post natal classes emphasize helping mamas feel stronger and help address any physical issues they may have after pregnancy and delivery. Most of our instructors have babies of their own, and/or attend births with our clients and are able to provide guidance on the delivery process. We also offer classes for expectant couples to help them understand what to expect during labor, and how partners can be active and supportive during the process.
We serve the unique needs of children through playful and exciting exercises. We offer yoga classes for children 6 weeks to 18 years of age, as well as family options in a non-competitive and stress-free atmosphere. The yoga practice incorporates aspects of overall physical health, encourages body awareness, and promotes a focus on breathing. Through fun and engaging classes, children will develop stronger bodies and minds and an enhanced sense of themselves.
Because the studio promotes a non-competitive, respectful environment, we ask that you review the following with your kids prior to coming to class: Respect yourself, respect others, respect your environment. Be kind and have fun!
Our studio is located on Charlottesville’s historic downtown pedestrian mall. We validate parking for the Water Street & Market Street garages.
*CHECK OUR SCHEDULE ONLINE FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSURES
The studio will be closed the following dates:
Sunday April 16 (Easter); Monday May 29 (Memorial Day); Tuesday July 4 (Fourth of July); Monday September 4 (Labor Day)
*New Mothers’ Support Group (at bend) – Led by two Women’s Initiative therapists, the group will meet each Monday to support women as they navigate the changes in life following the birth of their children. Open to all women, whether they have had their first baby or their fifth, and of course babies are always welcome. Group is free to all.
This drop-in support group is for postpartum women who are experiencing stress, depression, anxiety or simply trying to navigate their new role as a mother. The group focuses on giving support, learning skills for coping, managing the stress related to the transition to motherhood. Having social support from a group of other mothers has been shown to help in the recovery of pregnancy and postpartum mood changes.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, sign up online!