Prenatal Yoga


This class is taught by:

Jaime-Lyn Gaudet

After studying dance throughout her life, Jaime-Lyn entered her first yoga class in 2005, and immediately felt at home. Having spent several years in Southern California, and now living in the Boston area, she is grateful for how these two yoga communities have shaped both her personal practice and teaching style.

 

Jaime-Lyn completed her 200+ hour teacher training with Boston Yoga School, under the guidance of Ame Wren and Brenna Matthews. She is an approved Radiant Child Yoga Teacher, having studied with Checka Antifonario. She completed her prenatal and postnatal yoga training with Bec Conant at Om Births.

 

Both on and off the mat, she strives for balance, and this is carried into her teaching by a focus on strength and alignment, while fostering a sense of curiosity.

 

Outside of her yoga practice, Jaime-Lyn enjoys traveling, usually in pursuit of the next rock to climb or sunset to photograph. Oh, and ice cream.

Colleen Butaney

Colleen received her 200-hour yoga teaching certification in 2006, upon completion of a 4-week comprehensive training through the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Nassau, Bahamas. When she became pregnant with her daughter in 2012, Colleen completed her 40-hour prenatal yoga training through 5 Points Yoga in Cambridge.
 
Colleen began practicing yoga in 1997, when she took her first hatha yoga class at the Himalyian Institute in her hometown of Buffalo, NY. Her practice picked up speed a year later after she was in a head-on collision. It was this accident that catalyzed Colleen into studying yoga as a form of healing, transformation, and strengthening for the body, mind, and spirit.
 
In 1999, life took Colleen to California, where she studied multiple yoga disciplines, including Kali Ray Tri-yoga, Iyengar yoga, kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ashtanga, and vinyasa. Colleen is also influenced by the work of Shiva Rea and Dharma Mittra.
 
In her classes, Colleen seeks to create a sacred container for growth, transformation, flexibility, strength, and heart-centered connection to both self and community. She truly believes that what comes up on the mat is a microcosm of what one is experiencing in the macrocosm of their everyday life. She is a firm believer that “life is yoga, and yoga is life” and that we should take what we learn on the mat into our daily reality.
 
Colleen is also a singer, songwriter, and performing/recording artist. She often weaves music and mantra into her classes. She is also a certified massage therapist, reiki practitioner, and tantric educator.
 
Her greatest joy is being mother to her darling Aria, wife to her husband RJ, and doggie mama to Bodhi. She is eternally grateful to all of the teachers on the path before her, and feels forever blessed for the gift of yoga in her life.

Janine Duffy

A wife, mom, law grad, legal researcher, and yoga addict all rolled into one! 


Janine Duffy discovered yoga upon entering law school more than 10 years ago. Since then, yoga has been there for her through the good times and the bad. Years of long hours as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, as well as being a new mom to two little boys finally took its toll. It was during this tumultuous time as she transitioned to being a stay-at-home mom and battled post-partum depression that Janine found her way back to the mat. Not only did yoga help Janine regain her confidence, balance, and satisfaction in her new role, but it also had a positive effect on her son, James. She noticed a big difference in his attitude and alertness, which made her a believer that yoga was great for those of all ages—especially children! Shortly thereafter, Janine completed her children’s yoga training with Radiant Child Yoga and began teaching kids yoga classes.

 

Janine’s curiosity about the effects of yoga led her to a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Chanel Luck and Bonnie Argo. It was at the end of this training that she found herself pregnant once again. She noticed that practicing yoga while pregnant was fun, exciting, scary, and sad—every emotion a woman could have. Toward the end of her pregnancy, Janine became certified to teach prenatal yoga at Om Births.

 

Janine finds the most satisfaction helping women through this tremendous life-changing experience, and focuses on teaching prenatal as well as the post-partum, Mommy and Baby and toddler yoga classes. Her classes help new and expecting moms understand and adjust to the changes taking place in their bodies and minds. Janine’s classes focus on strength-building poses, pranayama, and meditation that are helpful not only on the mat, but also off! Being the mom of three boys, Janine can certainly attest to how yoga helps her throughout any given day!

Brigitte Arle

Brigitte Arlé, RPYT, CLC, CEIM, has a background in dance and received her BFA from Alvin Ailey/ Fordham University. Her dedication to dance, anatomy, and the study of movement led her to become a full-time instructor. Brigitte is certified in therapeutic yoga, Thai yoga massage and prenatal TYM, integral yoga hatha, yin yoga, integral prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, and yoga for labor and delivery. She is also certified in Pilates mat, apparatus, and prenatal and postnatal Pilates. Brigitte teaches private Pilates at her studio, Rooted Boston.

 

Because of her love of working with expectant and new mothers, Brigitte became a doula in 2010 and was certified by DONA International. She studied midwifery with Ina May Gaskin at the Farm in Tennessee. Brigitte is also a Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Educator of Infant Massage, and has received several certificates for specialties in pelvic floor rehab. Witnessing women in labor, birth, and parenting her own two girls, has greatly influenced Brigitte’s approach to teaching.

Prenatal Yoga is geared toward expecting moms and will offer a safe yoga class during this time of tremendous change in the body. This class will offer a workout, focus and connection on breath for relaxation, as well as support and community during this exciting time for expecting moms. Please - women only.
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 24 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Thu Oct 25 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Colleen Butaney
    at Brookline
  • Sat Oct 27 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Sun Oct 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline
  • Wed Oct 31 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Thu Nov 01 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Colleen Butaney
    at Brookline
  • Sat Nov 03 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Sun Nov 04 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline
  • Wed Nov 07 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Thu Nov 08 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Colleen Butaney
    at Brookline
  • Sat Nov 10 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Sun Nov 11 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline
  • Wed Nov 14 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Thu Nov 15 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Colleen Butaney
    at Brookline
  • Sat Nov 17 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Sun Nov 18 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Brigitte Arle
    at Brookline
  • Sat Nov 24 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline
  • Sun Nov 25 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline


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