Community Classes and Workshops

Prenatal Yoga, Postnatal Yoga,MOMMY & Baby Yoga in:
Beverly, Mokena, Frankfort
 

Claim this time for you to breathe, receive, rest & build your strength.
Expect to feel deeply nurtured, so you can care for your family with more grace, presence and patience. 
We offer a safe, judgment-free environment with small class sizes so you get personal care and attention.

 

Class and Workshop Locations:

Chicago Location:
Beverly Yoga Center
1917 W 103rd St, 2nd FL
Chicago, IL 60643
View class descriptions and schedule

Mokena/Frankfort Location:
Jill Kelly Photography Studio
9428 W 191st St
Mokena, IL 60448
*Next to FitCode*

**Please consult with your Midwife/OBGYN before returning to yoga after birth. Typically the recommendation is to wait at least four weeks for a vaginal birth and six weeks for a cesarean birth. I also strongly recommend seeing a Women's Health Physical Therapist if you're struggling with Pelvic Floor issues or Diastasis Recti. Please email me at lauren@laurengibbonsyoga.com if you need local recommendations.


Prenatal


Sundays at 11:30 am
Beverly Yoga Center

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm (starting October 16th)
Jill Kelly’s Studio in Mokena

Increase strength and energy as you connect to your body, baby and deep inner wisdom. Prenatal classes include a balance of strength-building and restorative poses and are suitable for beginners. Modifications are offered for all stages of pregnancy.

Prenatal yoga can help you: align your pelvis, learn to both strengthen and relax your pelvic floor muscles, improve ease of falling asleep, get more restorative sleep, improve your circulation, lower blood pressure, increase spinal mobility and improve digestion. Yoga can also alleviate many common discomforts such as back pain, sciatica, SI pain, hip tightness, nausea, swelling and fatigue.

Please check with your OBGYN or Midwife before beginning a Prenatal Yoga program. 

Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle and yoga mat. Don't worry if you forget! (pregnancy brain is real!). I have extra mats and all the props we need.


Mama + Baby Yoga

NEW WEEKLY DAY AND TIME
Sundays at 1:00 pm (beginning November 10th)
Beverly Yoga Center

Experience a warm and welcoming return to movement after birth. This weekly, ongoing Mama & Baby Yoga class is designed to help you bond and connect with your baby on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Our classes are designed to support you through your postpartum recovery with special consideration for the core and pelvic floor. 

We focus on breathing techniques and mindful movement designed for the postpartum body. We’ll stretch muscles that are tight and overused from nursing/feeding, carrying and rocking your baby, while strengthening muscles that tend to be weak in new mamas. We incorporate gentle movements for baby to dev lop their motor skills, infant massage techniques and interactive poses and songs.

Mama + Baby Yoga is designed for babies 6 weeks to actively crawling.
Dress your baby in layers and bring a baby blanket and diaper changing supplies. Please do not stress if you need to take frequent breaks to feed your baby, change a diaper or if your baby is having a fussy day.

*Note that our studio is a one-floor walk-up, so we recommend carrying baby in a carseat or wearing them in a carrier.


Yoga for Women's Pelvic Floor & Core


Sundays at 1:00 pm
Beverly Yoga Center
New 3-week workshop series begins in October

Your pelvic floor is a source of your feminine energy and power. It’s also responsible for the vital task of supporting your pelvic organs and overall core canister.

By fostering a mind-body connection to your deep core muscles, including your pelvic floor you’re able to care for these important muscles for optimal long-term function and recognize issues if they come up.

In this 3-week workshop-style series, you’ll learn and practice:

  • Breathing and engagement techniques to isolate, strengthen and relax your pelvic floor and deep core muscles

  • Meditation and visualization techniques to help you get to know your core and pelvic floor

  • Yoga poses and corrective exercises for core and pelvic floor strengthening and relaxing

  • Postural and alignment tips to support healing from pelvic floor and core issues like incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and diastasis recti (DRA)

  • Yoga and functional movement practices to develop strength, balance and stability around the pelvis

Postpartum women and women of all ages and stages welcome!

Expect to receive personal attention and great care in these classes...the focus is on YOU.


Student Love

Shout out to a local business Lauren Gibbons Yoga. Lauren’s prenatal yoga classes have been so helpful during my pregnancy. They are gentle and wonderful at helping relieve the tension and aches that come along with pregnancy. Great for all levels of yogis! And her positive and calming demeanor are so welcomed during what can be a stressful time. I’m not getting any discount or free class for posting this. I’m just a very happy client and wanted to share with all of you expecting mamas. Take some time for you.
— Kacey Kelly
I started taking Lauren’s prenatal yoga class when I was pregnant with my second child. What a difference it made in my pregnancy. Lauren spent a lot of time working on breathing techniques and poses to really help all the strain on your body during pregnancy. I can’t tell you how many times she’d stay a bit after class answering questions and offering suggestions for specific things we were individually strugging with. I’m now taking her postnatal classes and love them just as much. Lauren is a mom and totally gets what’s going on in your body before and after baby. I also love that it is a totally judgement free zone and I feel totally comfortable. I cannot recommend Lauren’s yoga classes enough.
— Megan Poore
I took Lauren’s prenatal classes during my pregnancy and it really made a difference! I just began her postnatal and mommy and baby classes. My first mommy and baby clas was the other day and I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it. It was such a great bonding experience with my daughter. I enjoy all of her clases but this one is a little extra special. Thank you Lauren!
— Jamie Nelson
I started taking Lauren’s prenatal yoga class when I was 20 weeks and continued right up until I delivered. Lauren taught helpful breathing techniques and poses that helped during labor. I am now taking her postnatal and mama and baby yoga classes and love them as well. Lauren offers a great service that is hard to find in our neighborhood.
— Leslee Keri
Absolutely loved this class! Just what I wanted for postnatal recovery, especially working on pelvic floor. Looking forward to the next class.
— Jennifer Collins
I highly recommend Lauren Gibbons Yoga! Lauren creates a well-rounded yoga experience every class. She tailors classes to your current physical (and emotional!) needs and provides great insight into the body. Mama/Baby yoga classes have taught me great poses to do with my baby and Lauren is always flexible in what we get to do based on how my little one is doing.
— Annie Conlin
Lauren’s yoga for mindful mamas was incredible! It is so relaxing and affirming, and she is such a caring teacher. Loved my first class and can’t wait to go back.
— Kristen GC
I wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for me. You have made my pregnancy journey absolutely wonderful. I truly enjoy your classes and always leave relaxed and sleep better.
— Judith C
Mommy and Me Yoga in Chicago