Birth: Your Prenatal Journey

Birth and Pregnancy transforms us: mind, body and soul. At The Root we offer classes to support every aspect of your journey into parenthood. Whether you are a first time parent, or you’ve been on this ride before, this is your go to place to find community, inclusivity, education and support.

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Prenatal Yoga

Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm

Saturdays 10:15am

Strength and Softening. You need both to get through labor and childbirth and you will learn and practice both in these weekly classes. In these supportive community-building, modified vinyasa yoga classes, you will learn positioning, breath and tools to support your birth all while building your new parent village.

No previous yoga experience necessary. Come during any trimester of your pregnancy.

Yoga & Fitness Class Pricing

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Strength and Conditioning Fitness Series

In this 4-session group training series, you will learn to utilize breath work to awaken and stabilize your core canister, and how to maintain this stability throughout high intensity exercise. We will focus on training with intention specific to the needs of each mama. The goal of the class is to strengthen and train your body to move in effective and functional movement patterns that transfer into your daily life.

This class is taught by Tawny Linehan, Birthfit Coach and Certified Level 1 Crossfit Trainer.

$80/Series (Not included in Class Passes)

Upcoming Series:

These 1-hour classes take place at 9am on 4 consecutive Saturdays.

Series 2: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16


Big Sibling to Be

The arrival of a sibling, for all the joy and excitement it brings, brings a significant adjustment for each family member including any children involved. This class is designed to help with this new transition in their world. She will show pictures of the baby’s growth in the womb, talk about how they eat, go potty and what can they hear. Then in an age appropriate demonstration, using a mommy doll, Lyl will talk about how a baby is born. Each child will then have their own baby doll to diaper, feed, and hold. Children will also get to watch a short “Silly Sibling” interactive video.  Class will also include a discussion and demonstration with the dolls on safety involving the new baby and the big sibling’s role.  Class will end with a craft and parents will leave with an information packet on Sibling Relationships.

$25 for one child & two caregivers

$40 for two children & two caregivers

Classes take place on a Sunday from 10:00-11:30am

Upcoming Dates:

  • 12/8

  • 2/9

Must Have Tools for Labor

This is the ideal childbirth class for couples who want the “need to know” when it comes to Labor and Delivery in an efficient, concise and information packed half-day class. You will learn and practice many productive labor positions, massage and breathing techniques and other comfort measures to use during childbirth, the difference between true and false labor, when to go to your birthing place, and strategies for navigating informed consent/refusal decision-making when it comes to communicating with your healthcare providers.

When you take Must Have Tools For Labor at The Root, you can rest assured you are taking an evidence-based holistic childbirth class from a certified childbirth educator (ICEA) who is also Birthing From Within Trained, an Evidence Based Birth® professional member, a certified lactation educator (UCSD) and a yoga teacher with over 400 hours of training who has also taught not only private classes but group classes and series for two of our large local hospital systems for the last 5 years.

$90 Per Couple

Classes take place on a Sunday from 10am-2:30pm

Upcoming Dates:

  • 11/17

  • 1/5/20


Survival Tools for Baby

The goal of this class is to help new parents adjust to the changes in bringing home a newborn. Parents who take the class are not as shocked that their world is rocking a bit off its normal axis, albeit in a new and marvelous way! Every baby is different. Every baby is born with their own temperament. We will cover soothing tools and techniques to help you help your baby, newborn needs, temperament, brain development, and how that is linked to your response to them. We also talk Babywearing, Sleeping, Bathing, Diapering, SIDS risk factors and more!

$50 Per Couple

Classes take place from 6-8pm

Upcoming Dates:

  • 11/21

  • 1/16/20

Postpartum Prep

So you took the birth classes….now it’s time to prep for what happens after the baby arrives! Through Kellie’s work with new families for the last 5 years, insight from her own postpartum experiences, her postpartum doula education and her work creating the Postpartum Podcast for 4 years, this class draws from many facets and modalities an incorporates both holistic and practical tips. Class will focus on the healing of the birthing person and setting family up for success once your new little one comes home.

$50 Per Couple

Classes take place from 6-8pm

Upcoming Dates:

  • 10/17

  • 12/19

  • 1/30

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Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding is natural and normal, but that isn’t always equated with easy. At the end of this packed class, you will: understand how milk is made; how to tell if baby is getting enough; identify the best evidence-based practices for breastfeeding success; understand normal baby behavior, patterns and feeding/fullness cues; identify common challenges and how to best support them; understand the importance of positioning and latch; describe how Partners can offer mom support; strategize a plan and resources to support breastfeeding at birth, during the early postpartum period and during the first few weeks at home.

$50 Per Couple

($70 with Pumping 101 Class - Save $20)

Upcoming Dates:

  • 11/3 1-3pm

  • 12/12 6-8pm

Pumping 101


How often should I pump? When should I pump? What are best practices around pumping? How long can milk be stored? What are the best bottles? Which pump should I use? How do I introduce bottles? These are just a few of the questions plaguing moms when preparing for a baby’s arrival and for subsequent separation of you and baby. Whether that’s for work reasons, school reasons, or simply just want to get out of the house reasons, we will cover and come up with a personalized plan for introducing pumping into your breastfeeding relationship. This class is limited to 6 birthing persons. Partners are welcome, but we keep this class limited to account for personalized support!

*This class is also appropriate for new moms with babies in the "4th Trimester" who want to get a plan in place for pumping and going back to work.*


($70 with Breastfeeding 101 Class - Save $20)

Classes take place on a Sunday from 10:00-11:30am

Upcoming Dates:

  • 10/27

  • 12/15