Pre-Natal Yoga & Birth Preparation

With Tara Stivers
Certified Childbirth Educator and Lactation Consultant

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
$55 for 4 classes, or $15 per class

No previous yoga experience is necessary for this gentle, nurturing, educational class. Prenatal yoga helps develop strength, endurance, flexibility, relaxation and breath awareness—all key elements of a healthy, positive pregnancy and birth experience. This modified yoga practice uses focused breathing, labor-friendly positions and relaxation to promote physical health and help mothers prepare for childbirth. Valuable information about pregnancy, labor and birth is shared, and moms-to-be provide support to each other during this exciting journey.

Each mother’s labor and birth experience is different, but many prenatal yoga graduates will tell you that her yoga practice helped her stay strong, calm, and focused. Our pre-natal classes have produced a wonderful crop of beautiful healthy babies, many of whom go on to join our “Baby Yoga and Infant Massage” class.

Begin anytime after 13 weeks, with verbal permission from your doctor regarding exercise.

No need to register in advance, just join us for a free first class!

Questions? Click here to e-mail Tara!


Active Birth Workshop

Next Workshop: Saturday, February 20  12:30 – 3:30pm


Join Tara Stivers for a workshop designed to provide mothers-to-be and their partners with tools to help them be active participants in the birth of their child.  This workshop does not replace a traditional childbirth class series, but is a good supplement for those wanting more information about physical and mental strategies for labor and birth.  It can also serve as a refresher for those who have given birth before.

You will learn:

  • Non-pharmacological pain relief techniques (for part or all of your labor)
  • Positions to help labor progress
  • Support tips for the partner
  • Tips for communicating with your care provider(s)
  • How to apply prenatal yoga concepts to labor and birth (though no yoga experience is required)
  • Why active participation can lead to a more positive birth experience

Tara Stivers is a certified birth doula, childbirth educator and lactation consultant who leads the prenatal, breastfeeding and baby classes at Camarillo Yoga Center.


Cost per couple: $55.  Pre-registration is required.  Contact Tara at 805.504.3920 or with questions.

Active Birth Workshop with Tara Stivers

Saturday February 20, 2016
12:30 pm–3:30 pm

Available Spaces: 6



“I always looked forward to Tara’s prenatal yoga classes and would drive a half hour past my house after work just to attend! The class helped me have a very easy pregnancy and was not only great exercise, but also a much needed support group. I met so many wonderful women in the class whose babies are now growing up with my daughter. Tara is so patient and knowledgeable and also helped me a lot with breastfeeding after the baby was born. I am so grateful that I had her around during such an important time of my life!”

- Floria and baby Keira

“I took prenatal yoga with Tara Stivers at Camarillo Yoga, and it was a lifesaver! Tara realized that a healthy body starts with a healthy mind, and that during pregnancy both are equally as important. Her classes started with discussion/bonding time and then moved onto yoga, allowing the body to be unencumbered by concerns by the time exercise began. It was a fantastic combination and I couldn’t have made it through the pregnancy without it. Thank you Tara and CamarilloYoga!”

- Alejandra, Camarillo

Dear Tara,

Thank you for helping us welcome Sophie into the world. I’m amazed at what my body can accomplish, and you helped me do it! Having you as our doula really put our minds at ease. You were so in tune with giving me what I needed when I needed it – whether it was going through some yoga poses or rubbing my lower back. You were the perfect addition to our birth team! Thanks so much for everything!

Warm Regards,
Dorothy, Dan, & Sophie Juniper Hanchey

Dear Audrey,

Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful pre-natal yoga classes. Your classes and relaxation techniques (especially the breathing) contributed to my amazing 10 hour labor without medication. Your classes provided such a warm, caring environment, with a strong sense of community. Thank you for all your warmth, support and encouragement- your class contributed to a truly empowering birth experience. I’m in awe of the birth experience, my body’s capabilities, and my beautiful new son. I can’t wait to do it again!

Dorothy Peters-Hanchey, and son, Edison Bean

Babywearing 101

Please check back for date of next workshop.


This class is designed for new and expecting moms/parents to learn everything about Babywearing. When done safely, Babywearing can offer many physical and emotional benefits for both the parent and the baby. It can help ease a woman’s transition into motherhood and help her baby thrive and be happier. Come learn more from Ivonne Gonzalez of “Hip Mommy.”

  • Learn about Babywearing and its wonderful benefits.
  • Learn how to safely and comfortably carry your baby from birth through toddler years.
  • Learn about the different types of carriers: wraps, ring slings, mei tais and soft-structured.
  • Learn different ways of wearing a carrier: front, hip, back and nursing in a carrier.

There will be some time at the end of the class for parents to try on different carriers and receive hands on help. 

Please register in advance through Hip Mommy

You can pay online, or pay at the class.