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Prenatal Yoga

Now taking registration for Jan-March 2023 classes. In-person or live-stream options available. Contact if you would like to join a session mid-session.


Shakti Yoga Method Prenatal Yoga Classes.

Mid session registration for the 2022 Fall (Sep-Nov) class session is possible. If you would like to join this proven birth preparation and pregnancy wellness yoga series mid-session contact 

 What Mommas are saying
Hello Bobby, I didn’t get to do the session live on Tuesday but I did the recorded session last night and I had to reach out and say thank you for doing this. I feel like I’ve already learned a lot, I love how you break the poses down and explain what they do and why, explain how powerful our bodies are and helping with our minds to relax and trust our bodies.  I’m just about 23 weeks along and have been struggling with modifying my regular yoga practice so I am very thankful you’ve taken the time to create such great material for us.
-T.O. St. John’s Shakti Method Momma
Hi Bobby, Thanks for all your help – we had a healthy baby girl this morning. The breathing and postures really helped – no medication and quick delivery!
-D.B, St. John’s Shakti Method Momm

Shakti Method Prenatal Yoga (Winter Session, Jan-Mar 2023)

Date: Jan 10-Mar 28, 2022 (12 classes)
Time: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15pm (NST)


  • In-Person Registration: $168+hst ($193.20) includes instructor support, weekly activities, option to join live stream for any class, past class recordings.
  • Live-Stream Registration: $156+hst ($179.40) includes instructor support, weekly activities, and class recordings.


  • In-Studio: Coakers Meadow Plaza (286 Torbay Road), St. John’s
  • Live Stream: From your home (NST)
    *When registering you will be given a choice of in-studio space or live stream registration. (All participants will receive weekly emails with topic descriptions, journaling suggestions, positive affirmation recommendations, as well as access to instructor via email for personal questions regarding prenatal yoga and wellness specific to the needs of your pregnancy.) *On stormy weather days or if COVID-19 regulations change this class will be live streamed for all registrants.

Instructor: Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), Birth Doula CD(DONA), HypnoBirthing Instructor (HBCE)

Registration and Payment: Register for this class by clicking one of the links below. Fill in the registration form and send payment with registration to hold space for you and baby. Submit your payment via the shopping cart checkout.

Once payment & registration form has been received you will receive an email confirmation of your registration. *Payment enrolls the registrant for the session dates and times listed above only. It is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once your payment has secured your space other people may be turned away from this session. *If covid regulations or weather requires studio closure all in-studio registrations will revert to live-stream participation.


What makes the Shaki Prenatal Yoga Method Different?

The Shakti Prenatal Yoga Method doubles as a prenatal fitness class, and a birth readiness program. Moms are prepared to approach birth and motherhood with calm and confidence. Each class begins with a birth preparation topic, followed by a series of yoga movements and breath practices, and ends with a guided relaxation session.

These calming and strengthening prenatal classes are designed to optimize expectant mothers’ physical and mental health while promoting the bond between mother and child. Breathing exercises are emphasized throughout the class to calm the mind, and prepare the body for delivery. Poses are modified to accommodate Mom’s blossoming figure at each stage of pregnancy. Each movement is carefully chosen to stretch and strengthen muscles needed to support the body during pregnancy and childbirth. Yoga maneuvers to encourage baby into ideal birth position, and to tone and create range of motion in the muscles that support the pelvis, including the pelvic floor, are highlighted.

The Shakti Yoga Method’s combination of  carefully curated physical, mental, and emotional preparation techniques is an extremely effective and proven program for enhancing quality of pregnancy and birthing experiences. Bobby now trains Shakti Yoga Method teachers worldwide to help women and parents everywhere prepare for beautiful, comfortable, and yes, even enjoyable, birthing.

Bobby draws on more than 15 years of experience teaching prenatal yoga, providing birth doula services, and instructing childbirth education programs. She uses educational topics, and visualizations to deepen the impact of yoga postures and breath practices. This multi-faceted program was developed as she observed what skills, and birth preparation techniques were most effective in helping her birth doula clients to intuitively and joyfully birth their babies.

Meet other birthing women and parentes, share your own experiences, and go home to the most deep and delicious sleep with baby. Expectant parents from 12 weeks to delivery are best suited for this class.


Thanks once again for the amazing pre-natal yoga classes and all your wonderful information. I feel that your classes prepared me mentally and physically so well for how we ideally imagined things would go in labour and delivery – I feel so, so blessed. I plan to highly recommend your classes to any pregnant friends in the future as I really feel it was critical in preparing me for the amazing experience of childbirth. THANK YOU!
R Ryan
St. John’s Yoga Mom
Thanks for all your help – we had a healthy baby girl this morning at 7:52am. The breathing and postures really helped – no medication and quick delivery!
D Braidwood
St. John’s Yoga Mom
Thanks for all your help – we had a healthy baby girl this morning at 7:52am. The breathing and postures really helped – no medication and quick delivery!
D Braidwood
St. John’s Yoga Mom
I just wanted to say thank you for absolutely everything that I learned from you during the winter session. My baby girl was born very early this morning and very quickly! It only took about three hours from the time my water broke at home until she was delivered. I’ve been continuing the postures from class on my own during the last four weeks and I know it made everything easy and smooth for me. In about an hour, I went from four centimeters to fully dilated (no epidural for me!). The nurses and doctors couldn’t believe how smoothly everything went on my first baby – especially naturally! But all during labor, I kept remembering things that you said during all the classes and especially during the relaxation portion of each class. I controlled my breath (after a few panicked attempts!) and just went with the flow and fully trusted my body. I relaxed with the contractions and she glided out so effortlessly in the perfect birthing position. The doctors thought that I had a birth plan because I took total control over when I would push and the strength I would use, but I didn’t! My “birth plan” was to repeat over and over in my head everything I learned from you and to reassure my nervous system that everything really was okay and my body does know how to give birth.
It was such a wonderful experience and I can’t thank you enough! I’ll definitely see you next time, Bobby! Thank you again
P Whittle
St. John’s Yoga Mom
I wanted to thank you for all the encouraging words and information in our yoga class. I used the deep breathing to get through the pain and contractions and it really helped. My husband was very impressed on how focused I was at breathing through the contractions. I really feel the yoga class helped me get through the experience. Thank you for that.
M Fitzpatrick
St. John’s Yoga Mom