Parent + Baby

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”
~ Maya Angelou

Now, through Mom and Baby Yoga, I’ve found exactly the kind of emotional and physical support that I need to care for my baby without losing my sanity. Every time I leave the class I feel so encouraged by the confident reassurances that what we are all going through is normal, often difficult, and always magical.

J.C., Providence, RI

Life for parents of babies is intense! At times you may feel confident, and at other times clueless or frustrated. You may delight in your miraculous baby’s soft skin one moment, and the very next wonder if you will ever get to do things for yourself again. You may ask yourself, do other mothers, partners or siblings feel this way, too?

Parent + Newborn Education, Mom and Baby Yoga, Breastfeeding Classes and Community Support Groups provide time for you, your partner, and your baby to receive knowledgeable support and care. Here, in connection to other families, you can discover that you are not alone in your experience, and can learn tools for self, baby and family care.

Postpartum (after birth) massage therapy and acupuncture sessions provide time for parents to relax deeply and receive therapies that support health and healing. Home-based sessions are offered for the first three weeks after birth. Thereafter you are welcome to bring your non-crawling baby to the center when you have a private appointment.

Open Circle postpartum services, including postpartum doula, postnatal massage therapy, mom and baby yoga, and more.

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

—  Parent + Baby Services  —

Open Circle provides mom and baby yoga and other fitness courses in Providence, Rhode Island.

©Dana Siles Photographer

Yoga + Fitness

Classes provide parents (or caregivers) a relaxed space to connect with their babies and other parents. Mom and baby yoga classes explore the physical and emotional joys and work to ease the challenges of caring for an infant.

Doula Services

Work with professionals trained to support families during pregnancy and after the baby is born. Doulas work independently with families to provide informational, emotional, physical and practical support.

Postnatal Massage

Therapeutic massage specially structured to support faster healing after labor and ease the physical aspects of caring for an infant.

Support Groups

Groups for parents and parents-to-be providing support and information in an inclusive community setting. Our groups are currently on hold during the pandemic. We hope to be able to resume groups for: New Mothers, New Fathers, LGBT Parents, Parenting, and Breastfeeding.

Newborn Education

Join other expecting and new families to prepare for, and adjust to, life with a new baby. In childbirth education, you’ll learn self-care practices and understanding newborn needs and infant-development can help you care better for your baby, yourself and your family.


Open Circle’s Independent Partner Professionals offer additional holistic services to our clientele, including: acupuncture, bodywork, midwifery and well woman support and more.