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!

Rachel Bairstow

Rachel Bairstow began practicing yoga in 2003 as a way to relieve both stress and the boredom of her hackneyed gym routines. When the inner quiet and focus she found on the mat began to trickle into other corners of her life, Rachel knew she had found more than just a form of exercise; she had found a discipline for her spiritually inquisitive mind and a home inside a body which, until then, she had only minimally appreciated.
 
Rachel began teaching yoga in 2007 and discovered Forrest yoga shortly thereafter. When she trained with Ana Forrest in 2008, Rachel heard her speaking about yoga as a system of healing and living with honesty, strength, and a sense of personal wholeness. As she began to uncover more and more lost or silent parts of herself through Forrest, Rachel knew she wanted to give to others the gifts of this yoga that she herself had reaped.
 
Rachel believes in all forms of yoga as a powerful tool for connecting to the best parts of ourselves and allowing them to flourish. Students in Rachel’s classes learn to use poses, breathing, and deep meditative focus to become students not only of yoga, but also students of themselves and their lives. Rachel welcomes all levels, all abilities, and all walks of life.
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 Dec 19 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Thu Dec 20 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Colleen Butaney
    at Brookline
  • Sat Dec 22 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline
  • Sun Dec 23 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline
  • Wed Dec 26 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Thu Dec 27 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Colleen Butaney
    at Brookline
  • Sat Dec 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Sun Dec 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Rachel Bairstow
    at Brookline
  • Wed Jan 02 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Thu Jan 03 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Colleen Butaney
    at Brookline
  • Sat Jan 05 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Sun Jan 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline
  • Wed Jan 09 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Thu Jan 10 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Colleen Butaney
    at Brookline
  • Sat Jan 12 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Sun Jan 13 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline
  • Wed Jan 16 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Thu Jan 17 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Colleen Butaney
    at Brookline
  • Sat Jan 19 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet
    at Brookline
  • Sun Jan 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Janine Duffy
    at Brookline


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