Childbirth Education

Childbirth Education Intensive
with Ellyn Gerry and Laurel Katz-Bohen

This is a hybrid training. Participants may choose in-person or virtual registration.
Knowledge is power. Childbirth education at Harlem Yoga Studio combines current evidence-based information with the innate wisdom of trusting your body – leading you to an empowered birth experience.

Each class will consist of information on physiologic birth and common hospital birth interventions as well as yoga poses and guided relaxation techniques to ease the discomforts of pregnancy and cope with labor and childbirth. We will learn about the postpartum period, breastfeeding, and newborn care. This holistic course will prepare you to create a birth plan, make informed medical decisions and advocate for yourself.

This in-person, intensive is open to the pregnant person on their own or with a partner. Questions? Email or call 917-538-0457


Our Childbirth Education Instructors

Ellyn Gerry Childbirth Education | Harlem Yoga Studio

Ellyn Gerry

Ellyn Gerry’s practice and teaching are informed by over three decades of combined experience as a Labor and Delivery Nurse, Childbirth Educator, and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Her class sequences are safely and lovingly curated using warm, invitational language and methodology.

Ellyn has completed nearly 1000 hours of Yoga and Fitness Teacher Training. She holds Yoga Teacher Certification with New York Yoga, Advanced Yoga Certification with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with the Prenatal Yoga Center, Yin Yoga with Integral Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga with Exhale to Inhale, Accessible Yoga with Jivana Heyman, and Baby and Me Yoga with Kidding Around Yoga. She has also studied Alignment with Leslie Kaminoff, Pranayama with Richard Rosen, and Yoga for Recovery from Eating Disorders with Chelsea Roff. She studied Pilates Mat with Power Pilates, and is a NASM Certified Women’s Fitness Specialist. Currently, she is working toward her certification as a Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher with Leslie Howard. 

Laurel Katz-Bohen

LAUREL Katz-Bohen

Laurel Katz-Bohen is a native New Yorker, a longtime Harlem resident, momma of two, and the founder of Harlem Yoga Studio. A graduate of the Integral Yoga Institute, she is certified to teach Hatha Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Raja Yoga Philosophy and completed Vinyasa Teacher Training with Seane Corn and Advanced Teacher Training with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman.

Laurel is a DONA International Certified Birth Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), and trained as a Midwife Assistant with Ina May and the rest of the legendary midwives at The Farm Midwifery Center.

She offers emotional support, encouragement, and loving kindness to women and families throughout labor, birth, and postpartum. It is Laurel’s intention to serve the vibrant and diverse New Yorkers in the Harlem community by offering peace, wellness, and a sense of oneness.