The Nesting Place offers prenatal yoga, baby & me yoga, toddler & me yoga, mommy and me fitness, postpartum fitness – something for everyone!
Check out our full schedule here.
Prenatal Yoga – Connect with your mind and your body in this one hour pregnancy safe prenatal yoga class. Stretching and yoga is a wonderful way to stay active during your pregnancy. This gentle flow helps mamas get in tune with their bodies and connect with their baby. This class meets Saturday at 9am with Jen in person and virtually, Sundays at 130pm with Karma and Wednesday at 6pm virtually.
Baby and Me Yoga – We offer weekly yoga classes for you and your little one to bond while getting in a good stretch and moving your body. This class is a wonderful way to connect with your baby, assist in baby motor development, and learn simple baby soothing touch techniques. Moms will also get a great stretch and movement session in this class. Appropriate for ages 6-weeks to pre-crawlers. Class is offered on Saturdays at 10:30am. Register here.
Mommy Moves – A fitness style dance class for moms to have fun and move while wearing their babes. Appropriate for ages 6 weeks – 18 months. Class is offered some Saturdays at 11:30am.
Toddler and Me Yoga – We offer regular mommy and me style yoga classes for mamas and their toddlers too. This class gets the toddlers involved in the gentle movements and mindfulness. This class also is a great opportunity for mama to get moving and stretching alongside her little one. The class incorporates a bit of story time and song as well. Ideal for crawlers to 3 years old – Takes place some Sundays. Register here.
Pilates– We offer regular pilates classes for all. This class is a great combination of core strengthening and total body toning. This class is great for all levels of practice– Takes place on Tuesdays at 630pm. Register here.
We also offer Preschool yoga, Kids yoga, and Family Yoga classes weekly with Margot.
Jen is a mother to two girls and a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Jen first found yoga to ease the stress of her corporate career. After seeing the benefits yoga had on both her mind and body, Jen deepened her studies and received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in 2014. At the end of her training, Jen discovered she and her husband were pregnant with their first daughter. Prenatal yoga replaced her vinyasa flow practice and helped Jen connect to her changing body and the life that she was growing. Jen believes practicing prenatal yoga during her pregnancy resulted in the beautiful (and relatively easy!) births of both her daughters.
Jen is committed to sharing her yoga practice with expecting and new moms and their families. Jen has completed over 100 additional hours of training specializing in prenatal, postnatal, and baby & me yoga and is also trained as a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. Jen’s classes will leave you feeling strong, confident, prepared and capable during your pregnancy, labor and transition to motherhood.
Margot is a certified children’s yoga and mindfulness teacher based on Long Island, NY with a background in early childhood education. Margot teaches baby and me and toddler and me yoga at The Nesting Place. She taught as a classroom teacher for over 10 years. In 2015 she left the classroom to pursue teaching yoga and mindfulness to children as a full time independent contractor. She’s honored to work with Yogi Beans, and Little Flower Yoga providing school based programming, and enrichment. She mentors new children’s yoga teachers, and has led professional developments for hundreds of educators. Additionally, Margot teaches in schools across Long Island and in parts of Brooklyn and Queens under her own budding brand: Calm Cookie Kids Yoga. As well as schools, she’s taught at Lifetime Athletics, World gym, The Nesting Place; A supportive community for Mothers, local libraries, family services, and with private clients. She serves children as young as 6 weeks, all the up through high school.
Margot is certified through Little Flower Yoga, Yogi Beans, Trauma Informed Teaching from United We Om, and Baby Yoga and Development from Karma Kids Yoga. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, and a Masters of Science in Literacy education. A graduate with honors from SUNY Cortland, and Long Island University at C.W. Post, she always knew that teaching was her calling.
Ebonie “Karma” Tudor is a 200 Hour registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She teaches prenatal yoga at The Nesting Place. Karma has also received her Prenatal 25 Hour Teacher Certification from Breathe N Flow Yoga. She is a Mom, Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor and Childbirth Educator. Karma believes that steady breath, coupled with deliberate movement can slow down the mind and relax an overworked body.
Karma stepped away from corporate America to re-center and focus on the many ways she can help people. She encourages folks to put themselves first as she frequently incorporates the mantra, “Be Gentle With Yourself,” – a phrase you will likely hear Karma repeat in her classes.
Jen is the Owner & Manager of My Brooklyn Pilates. She has a deep passion for movement and has been instructing in the field for over two decades. Jen’s professional dance training began in college and continued through dance teacher conventions. Once moving to NYC she continued honing her skills as a dance instructor, studying with various instructors in multiple styles throughout the city. Studying, instructing, and choreographing dance led her to Pilates, which she quickly fell in love with and began incorporating into her dance lessons. After almost a decade as a student of the Piilates Method, she gained her teacher certification and began her career and soon created My Brooklyn Pilates, LLC.
She created My Brooklyn because, in the world of big gyms, she feels fitness has lost its personal touch. “Fitness should be personal to your body’s ever-changing needs; fitness is not one size fits all.’ My Brooklyn is a company designed to be yours!
Jen tailors her classes and sessions to the wants and needs of her students and is known for giving out homework, as she believes that what is learned in a class or session must be practiced, and practice makes permanence.
- Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates certification
- Steele Mat Pilates certification
- Steele Pre-Post Natal Pilates certification
- Gait and Shoulder Girdle workshops with Leslie Powell
- Regularly takes Pilates, yoga, dance, and Feldenkrais classes
- BFA in Art Education
- Over two decades of dance teaching experience.