Fertility and Restorative Yoga are the only recommended yoga classes for patients trying to conceive. Avoid Bikram yoga unless you are already a regular Bikram attendee. The idea is not to stress your body out in an attempt to get pregnant, but rather to de-stress as much as possible. Be sure to tell the teacher that you are trying to conceive. The teacher can then lead the class keeping in mind that there are some poses which you should not do.
Restorative and Fertility yoga thought to increase blood flow to the uterus, as well as decrease stress. There are few clinical studies on effectiveness, however, anecdotal information shows it to be somewhat promising. If you should choose to add fertility yoga to your regime, we recommend the following practitioners:
40 1st Street, San Francisco, CA (Between Market & Mission)
Contact: Andrea Stern, Owner/Manager
Satori Yoga Studio, a top-rated studio, was created with this concept in mind. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMA District, Satori offers a variety of Yoga, Pilates, and meditation classes 7 days a week. Satori also offers therapeutic massage.
Satori offers a special 75 minute Restorative Yoga class once monthly. The next class is schedule for Friday November 12 from 6:45 – 8pm
Instructor, Deena Rossi: Yoga has been an integral part of Deanna’s life for more than 10 years. Yoga is a great source of balance and healing in her life, and she is enthusiastic about bringing her love of Yoga to her teaching. Most recently, Deanna had an opportunity to study restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasiter. Deanna often integrates restorative poses into her classes and will be offering a dedicated restorative class beginning in November.
1211 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606 and 1169 Gorgas Avenue B, San Francisco, CA 94120
Instructor, Kat Atkinson, RYT: (www.katatkinson.com)Yoga for Fertility in the East Bay. Whether you are trying to conceive, an expectant mother, or a mother with a newborn, you have embarked on an amazing journey. This journey asks much of you. This journey requires you to summon the best of yourself. It gives you the opportunity to unlock your highest potential.
Saturdays, 12pm-2pm @ Lolo Center for Integrative Medicine
Sundays, Monthly @ Yoga Mandala, 2807 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 •
461 Cortland Ave, (@ Andover), SF, CA
Instructor, Meg Windeler: Megan completed the Teacher Training at The Yoga Tree in San Francisco in 2005. Megan’s classes are filled with love and humor, sometimes silence and now and again a little Led Zeppelin. Come one, come all, do some yoga, find some ease. For more about Megan check out her website.
Restorative Yoga, Tues, Thursdays, Sundays
Instructor, Britt Fohrman: Enhances restorative yoga classes with fertility yoga poses for clients, as well as offering private fertility yoga sessions. Britt sees the practice of yoga as reaching far beyond the confines of the mat and hope that in each class or private session, she allows for an opportunity for students to share what’s going on for them, and from there she constructs sequences and practice to best suit the client needs.
Britt also teaches at Yoga Tree, Valencia in SF on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Restorative Yoga, Fridays
4 Embarcadero Center, 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
Santosha means “contentment” in Sanskrit. I interpret santosha as the capacity to be fully alive and present in each moment, no matter what is going on around us. Instructor Marie Murphy offers three main types of services which are best utilized in combination: therapeutic massage and bodywork, private yoga instruction, and nutritional guidance. The synergy of these three approaches yields powerful results, and services are custom-tailored to each individual’s needs.
2820 7th Street, Berkeley, CA
Our mission is to provide a supportive space for women and men to gently and naturally prepare their bodies, minds and spirits to receive their child.
The time before conception provides a unique opportunity to pause and turn inwards. As we begin to cultivate the soil, we are invited to delve deep. What are we allowing in our lives that is no longer serving us? Are we eating nourishing foods? Are we drinking pure water? Are we taking care of our bodies? What about our hearts and spirits?
Fertility Yoga: Mondays + Wednesdays 7:30-9:00pm
Instructor, Kat Atkinson: Specializing in Yoga and Fertility.
Instructor, Tori Amos, CMT: Specializing in Reiki for babies and children
Instructor, Bina Jangda, LAc: Specializing in Fertility, Labor Induction, and Pre & Post Natal Care