COVID-19 UPDATE (3/20/20)

Open Circle has always offered income-and-resource based pricing to families. In this time of increased financial and emotional strain, we are adding weekly LIVE ZOOM classes, on a “Pay as You’re Able” ($0-$20) basis. We are also offering Monthly Unlimited Live Class ($25-$70) and soon Video Library Memberships ($5-$50) under our income-and-resource based pricing structure.

WE NEED YOU, TOO!
Please help us keep our “doors open” by contributing as much as you are able toward our classes and workshops and spreading the word to friends and family.
Open Circle is a micro, single-mother owned business, dedicated for the past 16 years to supporting pregnant, birthing and new families. Like so many small mission-driven organizations, we stay in business solely through the participation of our students and clients. 

 

Earth hard to my heels
Bear me up like a child
standing on its mother’s belly.
I am a surprised guest to the air.

                                   -David Ignatow

I have been practicing yoga for 17 years, and during my last pregnancy, I sampled several different prenatal yoga classes locally. Kaeli’s was by far the best one and I decided to continue. In addition to the physical and meditation practices within these classes, Kaeli used them as a forum in which to offer ongoing pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum education, and to facilitate a space for peer-to-peer support.
C.W., mother and Nurse Midwife, Pawtucket

Ongoing Weekly Classes

See full class schedule

Community + Prenatal Yoga

Being in community is vital to every human’s health, and only more so during the childbearing years and during times of great stress. The first half-hour of each class is a time to say hello, share questions and resources, and to laugh and cry at the glories and hardships in life. During this time, teachers will facilitate discussions on a variety of pregnancy, birth and parenting topics. While we make it available to join classes after the first 30 min is over, we highly recommend you join us here, in community.

Next, begin a yoga practice of gentle strengthening exercises, stretching, breath and meditation for a time to connect to your changing body and baby and prepare for the powerful experience of childbirth and mothering. Special emphasis is placed on building pelvic floor and core strength to support the body, and on calming meditations.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, stay for an extra 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra, a form of yogic meditation that offers a restful and restorative experience for body, mind. and heart. (Read more below).

Open to all levels; modifications for individual fitness level and trimester are provided and no experience is necessary. Taught by highly trained and experienced practitioners.

 


. . .I delivered [my baby] after an amazing 6 hour drug-free labor. . .maybe it was the yoga, the walking, or just my body. However, I do know that without the invaluable lessons from your prenatal yoga class, the books from the lending library and the body awareness techniques you taught me I would never have been prepared for my labor and most importantly for pushing. I think the yoga classes kept me relaxed and gave me a little bit of an edge, in that I felt like I almost knew what to expect even though this was my first baby.

K.M.

Providence

HOW TO ENROLL FOR ONLINE CLASSES

• Use the ENROLL NOW button next to your preferred class*.

*Some browsers (including Safari) don’t function well with our website buttons. In this case, please use your Open Circle Mindbody account or the Mindbody app.

• Register using your Open Circle Mindbody account on a desktop or the Mindbody app on your mobile device.

To ensure your enrollment please register at least one hour in advance.

Step-by-step instructions can be found here:
Class Registration Instructions

 

ONLINE PRENATAL YOGA
Wednesdays + Fridays
7:30-9 am

Mondays + Wednesdays
12-1 pm 

Tuesdays + Thursdays
5-6:30 pm, 5-7 pm with Yoga Nidra

Sundays
10:00-11:30 am

COST
Pay As You’re Able: $0, $5, $15, $20 per class

Monthly Memberships:
Unlimited Live Online Classes $20-70 (IBP)
Video Library Classes $5-$50 (IBP)

PROBLEMS REGISTERING ONLINE?
Step by step instructions can be found here:
Class Registration Instructions

Parent + Little Baby Yoga

Online classes for parents with babies 4 weeks to crawling. Classes provide moms, parents, or caregivers a relaxed virtual space to connect with other parents as they explore the physical and emotional joys and challenges of caring for an infant.

Community is vital to every human’s health, and only more so during the childbearing years and in times of stress. We are striving to support that same sense of connection online. The first half-hour of each class is a time to say hello, share questions and resources, and to laugh and cry at the glories and hardships in life.

Following community time, we will practice postures and breathwork focused on supporting postpartum healing and easing physical and emotional aches and fatigue caused by round-the-clock infant care. While classes focus on the mother or partner/caregiver, infant massage and movement exercises are included to support infant health and parent-infant bonding.

All levels welcome. Birth parents less than 4 weeks out from surgery are encouraged to join the community portion and our yoga nidra classes, but wait until 4 weeks for the movement portion of class.

 

Parent + Little Baby Yoga

Online classes for parents with babies 4 weeks to crawling. Classes provide moms, parents, or caregivers a relaxed virtual space to connect with other parents as they explore the physical and emotional joys and challenges of caring for an infant.

Community is vital to every human’s health, and only more so during the childbearing years and in times of stress. We are striving to support that same sense of connection online. The first half-hour of each class is a time to say hello, share questions and resources, and to laugh and cry at the glories and hardships in life.

Following community time, we will practice postures and breathwork focused on supporting postpartum healing and easing physical and emotional aches and fatigue caused by round-the-clock infant care. While classes focus on the mother or partner/caregiver, infant massage and movement exercises are included to support infant health and parent-infant bonding.

All levels welcome. Birth parents less than 4 weeks out from surgery are encouraged to join the community portion and our yoga nidra classes, but wait until 4 weeks for the movement portion of class.

PARENT + LITTLE BABY YOGA DATES
Tuesdays & Fridays
10:00-11:30 am

COST
Pay As You’re Able:
$0, $5, $15, $20 per class

Monthly Memberships:
Unlimited Live Online Classes $20-70 (IBP)
Video Library Classes $5-$50 (IBP)

PROBLEMS REGISTERING ONLINE?
Step by step instructions can be found here:
Class Registration Instructions

Parent + Big Baby Yoga

​For parents with babies crawling to 2 years old. Classes focus on engaging babies through song and rhyme while supporting their developing movement and self-regulating ability. Parents join in movements to support their own core-strength and cardiovascular health. All the better to help you keep up with your now mobile baby!

Community is vital to every human’s health, and only more so during the childbearing years and in times of stress. We are striving to support that same sense of connection online. There will be time to say hello to the other parents, share questions and resources, and to laugh and cry at the glories and hardships in life.

All levels welcome. For parents and crawling babies through 2.5 year-olds. 

Parent + Big Baby Yoga

​For parents with babies crawling to 2 years old. Classes focus on engaging babies through song and rhyme while supporting their developing movement and self-regulating ability. Parents join in movements to support their own core-strength and cardiovascular health. All the better to help you keep up with your now mobile baby!

Community is vital to every human’s health, and only more so during the childbearing years and in times of stress. We are striving to support that same sense of connection online. There will be time to say hello to the other parents, share questions and resources, and to laugh and cry at the glories and hardships in life.

All levels welcome. For parents and crawling babies through 2.5 year-olds. 

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

PARENT + BIG BABY DATES
Mondays + Wednesdays
10:30-11:30 am

COST
Pay As You’re Able:
$0, $5, $15, $20 per class

Monthly Memberships:
Unlimited Live Online Classes $20-70 (IBP)
Video Library Classes $5-$50 (IBP)

PROBLEMS REGISTERING ONLINE?
Step by step instructions can be found here:
Class Registration Instructions

Parent + Little Child Yoga

Classes engage 2.5 – 6 year-olds through story and song-based yoga. As children explore their full range of activity and feelings–from wild things to cuddlers, and timid bunnies to fierce tigers–they experience sensory system balancing movement and rest. When participating, parents will discover how to create safe responses to the often unnerving energy level of these little forces of nature, while joining in their own strength-building and stress relieving movement.

Classes are most helpful for the children if taken regularly so they can relax into the rhythm and pattern. A PDF sharing the songs, books and verses we use will be provided in registration confirmation emails.

Community is vital to every human’s health, and only more so during the childbearing years and in times of stress. We are striving to support that same sense of connection online. There will be time to say hello to one another, share questions and resources, and to laugh and cry at the glories and hardships in life.

2.5-6 year-olds.

Parent + Little Child Yoga

Classes engage 2.5 – 5 year-olds through story and song based yoga. As children explore their full range of activity and feelings–from wild things to cuddlers, and timid bunnies to fierce tigers–they experience sensory system balancing movement and rest. When participating, parents will discover how to create a safe responses to the often unnerving energy level of these little forces of nature, while joining in their own strength-building and stress relieving movement.

Classes are most helpful for the children if taken regularly so they can relax into the rhythm and pattern. A PDF sharing the songs, books and verses we use will be provided in registration confirmation emails.

Community is vital to every human’s health, and only more so during the childbearing years and in times of stress. We are striving to support that same sense of connection online. There will be time to say hello to one another, share questions and resources, and to laugh and cry at the glories and hardships in life.

2.5-5 year-olds.  

PARENT + LITTLE CHILD YOGA DATES
We are working on 3 pre-recorded videos for this age group; please email us to be put on the notification list

COST
One-time fee of $5-$30 (IBP)

Monthly Memberships:
Unlimited Live Online Classes $20-70 (IBP)
Video Library Classes $5-$50 (IBP)

PROBLEMS REGISTERING ONLINE?
Step by step instructions can be found here:
Class Registration Instructions

Inner Body Yoga

Inner Body Yoga is an all-levels adult yoga class open to everyone. Whether you are an experienced practitioner, new to yoga, a postpartum mother adjusting to the physical changes of childbearing, or working with illness or injury, Inner Body Yoga will support easeful movement and a quiet, relaxed mind.

Using imagery and playful exploration, we will drop deeply into physical sensation and awareness, developing a ground to discover the interweaving of our own body, mind and heart, and our relationship to the world around us.

Lead by Kaeli Sutton.

 

Inner Body Yoga

Inner Body Yoga is an all-levels adult yoga class open to everyone. Whether you are an experienced practitioner, new to yoga, a postpartum mother adjusting to the physical changes of childbearing, or working with illness or injury, Inner Body Yoga will support easeful movement and a quiet, relaxed mind. Using imagery and playful exploration, we will drop deeply into physical sensation and awareness, developing a ground to discover the interweaving of our own body, mind and heart, and our relationship to the world around us. With Kaeli Sutton.

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

DATES
Sundays & Tuesdays
8:30-9:45 am

COST
Pay As You’re Able:
$0, $5, $15, $20 per class

Monthly Memberships:
Unlimited Live Online Classes $20-70 (IBP)
Video Library Classes $5-$50 (IBP)

PROBLEMS REGISTERING ONLINE?
Step by step instructions can be found here:
Class Registration Instructions

 

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a form of yogic meditation that offers a restful and restorative experience for body, breath, mind, and heart. Taught as a guided practice, yoga nidra supports a deep connection to self and baby and can be practiced seated or in a supported reclined position. The practice takes us into a profound state of relaxation so that we can recognize and experience our innate peace of mind that is always present amidst all of life’s changing circumstances. Open to all levels of practitioners and stages of pregnancy. Partners and other family members are welcome to participate. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6pm with Aggie Stewart.

 

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a form of yogic meditation that offers a restful and restorative experience for body, breath, mind, and heart. Taught as a guided practice, yoga nidra supports a deep connection to self and baby and can be practiced seated or in a supported reclined position. The practice takes us into a profound state of relaxation so that we can recognize and experience our innate peace of mind that is always present amidst all of life’s changing circumstances. Open to all levels of practitioners and stages of pregnancy. Partners and other family members are welcome to participate. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6pm with Aggie Stewart.

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

DATES
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:30-6:00 pm

COST
Pay As You’re Able:
$0, $5, $15, $20 per class

Monthly Memberships:
Unlimited Live Online Classes $20-70 (IBP)
Video Library Classes $5-$50 (IBP)

PROBLEMS REGISTERING ONLINE?
Step by step instructions can be found here:
Class Registration Instructions

Dancing for Birth™

Open to both pregnant and postpartum women (after 8 weeks). Dancing for Birth™ is movement made for mothers. Integrating styles of dance from around the world, this one-hour class is designed to build confidence, strength, and pelvic mobility and stability.

Participants learn techniques to facilitate a more comfortable pregnancy, prepare the body for labor, promote a positive birth experience, and heal and strengthen after birth. In addition to a fun and safe form of physical activity, Dancing for Birth™ provides an opportunity to share the journey of pregnancy with other women.

Classes lead by Michelle Chirby.

Dancing for Birth™

Open to both pregnant and postpartum women (after 8 weeks). Dancing for Birth™ is movement made for mothers. Integrating styles of dance from around the world, this one-hour class is designed to build confidence, strength, and pelvic mobility and stability.

Participants learn techniques to facilitate a more comfortable pregnancy, prepare the body for labor, promote a positive birth experience, and heal and strengthen after birth. In addition to a fun and safe form of physical activity, Dancing for Birth™ provides an opportunity to share the journey of pregnancy with other women.

Classes lead by Michelle Chirby.

DATES
TBD

COST
Pay As You’re Able:
$0, $5, $15, $20 per class

Monthly Memberships:
Unlimited Live Online Classes $20-70 (IBP)
Video Library Classes $5-$50 (IBP)

PROBLEMS REGISTERING ONLINE?
Step by step instructions can be found here:
Class Registration Instructions

Unlimited Online Classes and Video Library Memberships

Gain unlimited access to live online yoga classes with the support of the Open Circle community, or recorded videos from previous classes in the comfort of your home  The Unlimited Online & Video Library Memberships are month-to-month contracts that grant easy enrollment to any class of your choosing. Classes are offered daily. With Open Circle’s income-based pricing (IBP) model, memberships are offered at a rate that suits your family’s current situation and needs, ranging from $20 to $70 a month for the Unlimited Membership (includes live classes and videos), and $5-$50 per month for the Video Library Membership (coming soon). Memberships are binding for the month they’re in, but can be cancelled for future months at any time.

 

Unlimited Classes and Video Library Memberships

©Lisa Gendron | Agroterra Birth

MEMBERSHIP PURCHASING INSTRUCTIONS
How to Purchase a Membership

UNLIMITED LIVE ONLINE + VIDEO ACCESS MEMBERSHIP
Monthly $20-70 (IBP)
No cancellation fee.
Unlimited Live Online Classes

VIDEO LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP (coming soon)
Monthly $5-$50 (IBP)
No cancellation fee.
Unlimited Access to Pre-recorded Video Library.
(Coming soon…)

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“I strongly believe that doing prenatal yoga at Open Circle helped me stay strong and pain-free through my pregnancy, and recovery more quickly after delivery.  I learned so much from the teacher, whose knowledge of anatomy is incredibly detailed, about how the body changes in pregnancy and during delivery.  I relied on laboring positions and breathing I learned in prenatal yoga during my labor.  Open Circle provides a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere for moms both before and after pregnancy!” ~ Dr. A.S., Providence

“I love this prenatal/mom & baby yoga class where I’m able to come with my baby and enjoy stretching and breathing with him around. Is a good body-mind break and a great way to start the day. Kaeli is the best.” ~ C. D., Providence, RI

“It has been a wonderful experience for my daughter and I to attend yoga together at such an affordable price for our family. We bond during class with one another, the other babies, parents and our instructor. We thank Open Circle for making yoga accessible to us both physically and financially!” C.S. and Baby A, Providence

“Prenatal yoga and prenatal massage at the Motion Center made my pregnancy significantly more comfortable.” ~ L.H., Providence