Mom and Baby Yoga (6 weeks - non-walking, 4-week series)


This class is taught by:

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.

This post-natal class focuses on helping new moms regain core strength and relieve, stretch, and strengthen tired arms, backs, and shoulders. All of this in a friendly, relaxed, and supportive environment.

  • Learn fun new ways to play with your baby while doing yoga poses.
  • Meet new parents in the community and share your new baby stories after class.
  • No need for a babysitter while you exercise since your little one can tag along!
  • Who knows? You may even sneak in a 5-minute savasana!

This class is 60 minutes long and participants are encouraged to stay after to meet and chat with other new moms or dads and share their "war" stories.

We totally understand that babies have sporadic schedules. Please feel free to come into class late or leave at any point. Baby sleeping in a car seat by your mat while you practice? Absolutely fine, too! Please bring a soft towel or blanket for your baby along with a favorite toy. Dads, partners, and caregivers are also welcome.


Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 14 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Dec 21 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Dec 28 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Mandy Slavik
  • Thu Jan 04 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Jan 11 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Wed Jan 24 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Wed Jan 31 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Wed Feb 07 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Feb 15 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Feb 22 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Mar 01 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Mar 08 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Mar 15 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Mar 22 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Mar 29 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Apr 05 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney
  • Thu Apr 12 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm with Colleen Butaney