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Prenatal Yoga

Shakti Yoga Method Prenatal Yoga Classes


    12 Week Fall Session (September 10 – November 26). Every Tuesday from 7:00PM – 8:00PM


    The St. John’s Royal Regatta Boathouse, 10 Clancy Drive, St. John’s, NL.   Live Stream option also available.


    IN STUDIO: $192 + HST ($220.80) CAD
    LIVE STREAM: $180 + HST ($207.00) CAD


    Nine 60 minute classes, plus access to each class topic recording for one week.


    Space is limited. Click the link below to register and reserve a space for you and baby.

Private yoga sessions are also available. Contact for more information.

Who is This Class For?

  • Expectant parents from 12 weeks to delivery

About The Class

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. 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. 

This class provides:

  • Yoga poses designed for Mom’s blossoming figure

  • Birth preparation techniques

  • Breathing exercises

  • Guided relaxation

  • A community of mom’s to be with whom to share experiences


BOBBY BESSEY, B.Sc., RYT 500, RPYT, CD (DONA), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Educator)

Bobby Bessey, B.Sc., E-RYT 500, RPYT, Doula CD(DONA), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Educator) is the creator and director of Shakti Yoga Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and co-director of Yoga Teacher Training Newfoundland & Labrador, both Yoga Alliance registered teacher trainings. The Shakti Prenatal Yoga Method is a proven method that Bobby now trains teachers to instruct worldwide.

Bobby specializes in prenatal yoga classes and birth education. After years of yoga study and instruction Bobby became pregnant with her first son and immediately recognized the profound impact that a yoga practice can have on prenatal health and well-being. In addition to over a decade of instructing prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, Bobby is a birth doula, HypnoBirthing instructor, registered prenatal yoga instructor (RYPT), and a mother of two. Bobby  draws on a background of yoga instruction, birth support, and hypnosis-based birth education to create a training that provides participants with a multi-faceted approach to supporting mothers-to-be. She enjoys combining her love of anatomy and physiology with the spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth for an informational and balanced prenatal perspective. Her passion for making pregnancy and birth the enjoyable and sacred experience it is meant to be is conveyed in her joyous approach to teaching prenatal, birth and motherhood related classes.


  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    Yoga Mom