Prenatal Yoga will be offered Saturdays, Jan. 5, to March 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at The Dancing Elephant, 16 School St. The class, which will be taught by yoga instructor Erin Grade, is by free, with donations accepted, and is open to women at any stage of pregnancy. Registration is appreciated; drop-ins are also welcome.

Each prenatal yoga class will integrate breathing techniques, warm-ups, core strengthening postures, relaxation and meditation to support pregnant women. The benefits of prenatal yoga include stress relief, reduced nausea, reduced inflammation, increased stamina and strength, as well as increased bonding and compassion. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Grade began practicing mindfulness and yoga in 2007. She studied at the ShivaShakti School of Yoga & Healing Arts, completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2014. Since becoming a mother, Grade has been motivated to help other women relax into the many changes of pregnancy, to find empowerment and trust their own bodies.

For more information and to register for the class, visit or contact Cynthia Trone at or 594-1694.