Workshops & Events
|Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga and Figure 4 Classes|
Yoga for Two
Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited to pregnant women and new mothers. Mary Barnes' unique approach combines Anusara Yoga, breath work, alignment, sound vibration, strength training, therapeutics and community to help improve strength and flexibility before and after childbirth.
*Yoga for Two is recognized as the winner of the Fiercest Mom Fitness Program from the Red Tricycle's 2012 Totally Awesome Awards
Learn how to safely strengthen your abdominals to maintain postural integrity during pregnancy and labor.
Monday, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Tuesday, 10:00am - 11:15am
Thursday, 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Saturday, 10:00am - 11:15am
Tuesday, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Thursday, 10:00am - 11:15am
Saturday, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Baby & Me Yoga
Practice yoga with your baby while learning to regain the strength of your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles after giving birth.
Tuesday, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Thursday, 11:30am - 12:45pm
Reawaken your whole body and strengthen your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles with core conditioning.
Saturday, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Saturday, 12:45pm- 2:00pm
Single session: $30
8-class pack: $225
16-class pack: $400
*Pure members receive a 10% discount on classes.
**About Mary Barnes
Mary Barnes is one of New York City's most energetic and well-respected yoga instructors. A certified fitness teacher and personal trainer, she discovered yoga in 1987 and has used this 4,000-year-old practice to develop flexibility, strength and focus—and to aid in the births of her two young children. Teaching since 1990 and specializing in pre- and post-natal yoga since 1993, Mary offers classes that are invigorating, enlightening, and joyful. Whether teaching pregnant women or new moms and their babies, Mary incorporates the full range of yoga poses, along with expert attention to alignment and breathing. With help from doctors, fitness specialists, and other qualified yoga instructors, she developed the Barnes Method and a series of workshops on Yoga for Pregnancy, Yoga for Labor & Delivery, and Postpartum/Mommy & Baby Yoga. Mary is an Anusara Affiliated teacher and has trained extensively with John Friend and other Anusara teachers, including intensive therapeutics training. Her greatest teachers, however, have been the hundreds of women who have taken her workshops since 1993. Mary believes that yoga can help a woman become strong and centered and put her in touch with her own intuition. This makes a woman feel more confident—and more competent—as she prepares for motherhood.
Click here to register for Yoga for Two: Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga at Pure East
Click here to register for Yoga for Two: Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga at Pure West
Created by professional dancer Kate Albarelli, Pre/Postnatal Figure 4 is a full-body barre method exercise designed to strengthen and tone the body by using elements from ballet, Pilates, pre-natal yoga and weight training. For comfort & support, the class uses props such as ballet barres, pregnancy wedges, fitness balls & rings to allow for a safe and effective workout, without decreasing the intensity of the method. By targeting specific areas of the body such as thighs, abs, glutes and arms Pre/Postnatal F4 helps to keep weight down during pregnancy while preparing the body for labor and recovery. The high-energy class keeps your heart-rate in a "fat-burning zone," so the body safely burns fat while building muscle.
*Classes are limited to give the feel of a semi-private and to allow each student access to personal attention.
Sundays, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Wednesdays, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Fridays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Click here to register for Prenatal/Postnatal Figure 4 at Pure East on Sundays
Click here to register for Prenatal/Postnatal Figure 4 at Pure West on Wednesdays
Click here to register for Prenatal/Postnatal Figure 4 at Pure West on Fridays
*In order to receive an account credit, workshops and series must be cancelled at least 72-hours prior to the event. Teacher Training must be cancelled at least 1 week prior to the event. Deposits are non-refundable. Series expire after 1 year.