Looking for a way to unwind from your hectic schedule? In desperate need to settle your mind and body, and work on your breathing? Want to spend some quality time with your baby or toddler? Looking to enroll your son or daughter in yoga? Or simply need some “me” time? Check out these best picks for yoga in Brooklyn!


Shanti Baby Yoga

While researching our best picks, I noticed Shanti Baby Yoga consistently came up with amazing reviews! From the environment to the schedule, from the classes to the instructor Shanti Yoga prevailed time and time again. Founded by Michelle, who is also an instructor, Shanti Yoga offers classes for prenatal, mommy and baby, mommy and preschholer, children only, and adults only – which I am sure all moms could use once in a while. Michelle has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and is a registered prenatal  yoga instructor, as well as a registered children’s yoga teacher.  She works out of two studios in Bayridge, Brooklyn, and often holds classes at the Narrows Botanical Gardens on Shore road between 72nd st and Bay ridge avenue overlooking the water. Aside from the flexible schedule, and variety of classes offered, the instruction is top of the game, with a very warm and knowledgeable instructor “who has a way of making all feel welcomed.” To find out more go to www.shantibaby.com.

Abhyasa Yoga Center

Located in Williamsburg, Abhyasa Yoga is one of the few places that still offers prenatal as well as mommy and me yoga classes. Open 7 days a week, you can attend prenatal classes Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday or mommy and me classes Monday and Friday, and/or take a class any other day of the week with one of many instructors!  Founded in 2007, Abhyasa Yoga believes in mental and physical health, and believes one can achieve this through the excercise of yoga. Also, they are “dedicated to a personal, breath-centered, therapeutic approach that adapts to individual needs, including chronic or acute conditions” and can aid in the difficulties related to pregnancy and post pregnancy. For further information about Abhyasa Yoga check out their website at www.abhyasayogacenter.com.

Park Slope Yoga

Experience the best yoga instruction in Park Slope! Whether it is prenatal or postnatal mommy and me classes (0 months to 18 months), Park Slope Yoga offers it. Their classes concentrate on posture and breath and allows bonding with your little one while strengthing your core, your muscles, and improving your breath. Also not to be overlooked, the instructor of the mommy and me class – Sasha - is fabulous and has excellent reviews. For the moms who would like some other type of exercise without the babies, consider taking a pilates or zumba class there as well. You can take prenatal classes Tuesday and Saturdays and mommy and me classes Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. For more information go to www.parkslopeyoga.com.