Our signature therapeutic prenatal classes use yoga postures, props, breath, movement, and mindfulness to encourage a healthy pregnancy and positive birth experience. Each class is dynamic, challenging, and safe for all levels, including beginners.
All levels Therapeutic Yoga for Women in all stages. A Mindful Flow to build strength, with generous use of props and long restorative holds for good reproductive health. This class is great for women who are preparing to get pregnant, and for women in all stages of life.
BABIES AT OM: Fostering Connection through yoga:
A class for Mom and/or Partner + Baby to build strength while practicing playful yoga and connecting with your baby and your community.(6 wks to pre-crawl)
PARENTS AT OM: Mental Health and Mindfulness for you and baby:
This class is led by a psychotherapist and offers parents practical and emotional support with a focus on mental health, mindfulness, and community-building. (newborn to pre-crawl)
All Yoga classes are displayed below. Individual classes available above per class.
**New Student Special** First Yoga Class
Are you new to this studio? New students get a discounted FIRST yoga class.
(Expires 40 days from purchase.)
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“Keya Merah Nkonoki is the most knowledgeable, loving pregnancy and postpartum yoga teacher I’ve encountered. Being a mother two times over, her instincts with pregnancy yoga are incredible. As a result of my yoga practice with Keya during my pregnancy, my baby’s natural birth was quick, smooth and without complications. I highly recommend Keya Merah Nkonoki!”
“This is a review for Keya’s prenatal yoga class and Keya’s Partners At Om PLAYSHOP. I started going to Keya’s prenatal yoga class from the 1st trimester onwards. I was specifically looking to do prenatal yoga and after looking at Yelp reviews I signed up for the prenatal yoga with Keya once a week. I think that was one of the best decisions I made during the entire course of my pregnancy. The prenatal yoga classes were just what you want for your pregnancy. The pace and poses will not tire you out and yet at the end of the class you feel your body has had a good work out. I remember most of us in the class kept continuing up until the final trimester. There were those who were there in the 38th and 39th week. There is a positive vibe in the class and you feel especially connected to your baby and with all the other expecting moms and their babies. I have also been able to connect with other moms in the class (even after my delivery) and this would have otherwise been difficult for me as I work from home. My husband and I went to Keya’s Partners At Om PLAYSHOP and it was a rewarding experience. I would definitely recommend all expecting moms to sign up for this. We decided on not having a doula for the birth of our child. We had decided on delivering our baby at the hospital with the help of a OB-GYN and for us, Keya’s workshop and inputs were invaluable. The playshop is designed to help pregnant moms and their partners on preparing oneself for birth and delivery, learning exercises during contractions and different breath techniques during delivery. The icing on the cake is a very informative Q&A session. Keya comes with tons of experience in this field and she definitely knows the system well (Hospitals – Pros and Cons, Induction procedures that hospitals will generally recommend pros and cons for them, Self Advocacy, etc). This information is extremely useful if you would like to do your own research and advocate for yourself once you are in the hospital. In our case too, we weren’t happy about our obstetrician, so she helped us find another one in a different hospital and we were happy with the new obstetrician. I was induced for labor and from being 0 cm dilated and 0% effaced, I went into 10 cm dilation and 100% effaced in 8 hours with just Cervidil. The hospital staff believed I was only in early labor (when in reality I was in active labor) and was strongly recommending Morphine to help me with pain management. Apparently Morphine is a respiratory inhibitor and you don’t want that in the baby when he/she comes out so it’s usually given during early labor as it has a short shelf life. We really did not want the morphine because of its effect on the baby. They pushed it really hard, but I was insistent on not taking it in spite of the excruciating pain. Also, while I was going through the crazy pain in the hospital, the only thing that kept me going forward was the breathing exercises and the hip squeeze (that we learned from Keya’s workshop) that my husband would do for me for every contraction which was for the whole 8 hours of my labor. I managed the pain one contraction at a time and thanks to that I was able to say NO to morphine and eventually could manage the labor without the epidural (though I really wanted it)! Thank you Keya from me, my husband and our little one for all the help you have given us. This is my first ever Yelp review but totally worth it for anyone who would need Keya’s help just like I did! Absolutely recommend!”
“One of the best things about my pregnancy experience was all the yoga and workshops that I did with Keya. I am so thankful for Keya’s support and guidance, and especially for her amazing prenatal yoga classes, which truly prepared my mind and body throughout my pregnancy! My doctors and nurses kept complimenting me and my husband for how calm and prepared we were for managing pain and for pushing. It was so much more peaceful and relaxed than I ever could have imagined because I kept remembering all the advice to breathe and to keep my shoulders and jaw relaxed. Ultimately the contractions were relentless and were back to back, so I did the epidural, but all that pelvic floor work paid off because it took less than an hour to push. Pretty good for a first time mama!I’m also so glad we took the opportunity to arrange a private pregnant Partner At Om PLAYSHOP because it was such a special experience. My husband and I both had so much fun despite it being my husband’s first time ever doing yoga. Keya walked us through so many techniques, but I especially loved the rebozo scarf. We had a fun time practicing exercises we could do together, but the tips for managing early labor helped us tremendously when it came time for the real deal. The breathing exercises got me through some pretty intense contractions! The best part by far was how my husband and I got to connect during the workshop. It got us started on a dialogue about what we need from each other and it truly helped us to be a team during labor. Thank you so much, Keya!”
“I could not have gotten through labor without Keya nor would I want to even imagine her not there with me! She got to my house at the perfect time and helped me start to dance my baby out. Her coping tools and labor navigation not to mention overall warmth and nurturing nature was exactly what I needed. Consider yourself lucky to have such a beautiful soul at your birth”
“I had the privilege of attending Keya’s prenatal Yoga classes from week 13 through the end of my pregnancy. Attending class with her was such a blessing for my spirit and my body. She’s a great resource not just for Yoga, but for pregnancy in general. In her Yoga classes she allows space for expecting mothers to connect with one another and feel safe in discussing concerns with their pregnancies. She is very knowledgeable and is constantly educating herself about the pregnant body and labor and birth management. My body felt great throughout my pregnancy. I was able to apply what I learned in class to help support my growing body. This carried through to labor. During labor I felt grounded and I was really able to focus my mind and breath with each contraction and with my baby. For me, her yoga class made me feel strong and in turn empowered me during labor and birth. She was an invaluable part of my birth dream team.”
“Keya is an amazing instructor! I am currently 27 weeks pregnant and I have taken prenatal yoga with several instructors and Keya is by far my favorite! I go to her classes in Culver City and Mar Vista and enjoy every minute of the experience! She is very hands on and helps you with the poses, her classes are perfect for any level of fitness and at any stage of pregnancy. She is great about modifying the poses so you don’t feel intimidated if you’re not quite the yogi you used to be pre-pregnancy. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.“
“Keya was exceptional for us! She really helped make us aware of my body, and the whole process for delivering a baby and what it entails. I always felt relaxed, confident and trusted in the knowledge you provided both my husband and I. Keya always gave us several different options on topics we had concerns about regarding the baby/delivery/vaccinations/etc. She had a clear understanding of our intention and helped make sure it was fulfilled. With Keya’s support and our wonderful OB: Dr. Bayati, we were able to have a completely natural birth (no epidural) within the hospital. We stayed at home as long as possible and arrived at the hospital just in time to push our baby out! She really is just wonderful!”
“We loved the Partners At Om Playshop! I think my husband Evan was a little uncertain about coming since we’d already done a childbirth prep class at UCLA Santa Monica, but afterwards he said that he loved it and thought it was more fun and informative than the hospital class. We plan to use the “birth cave” meditation, assisted lunges, birthing ball techniques, hip pressure, and rebozo sifting. It felt great to move in sync with one another, especially with our due date so soon on the horizon.”
“Keya is a great doula! Thorough, patient and a good balance between professional and warm, empowering and advisory. She explained things in a rational way and always showed up just a minute or two early. She was a skilled advocate for me at the hospital. She was kind, composed and assertive when making requests and communicating my needs. I appreciated that I could also go to her yoga classes and have a more holistic relationship. After the birth, she visited me bearing lactation cookies and juice. She visited again a couple of weeks later to teach me and my husband infant massage. It was generous and we are grateful to have met her.”
“Question: Can this playshop substitute lamaze class?” — Answer: You definitely want to take a child-birth education class to learn the nuts and bolts of labor, however, many of these classes don’t have time to focus on comfort measures for labor in the way we do in our workshop.
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