Yoga for Fertility
(Online Only During COVID19)
This six-week class is a journey into the healing powers of Yoga for Fertility and how this practice can help calm and heal the body, clear the mind and lighten the heart. At each class you will learn a series of yoga postures designed to improve fertility by increasing blood flow into the pelvis, releasing stress and anxiety and balancing life energy flow in the body. In addition to this physical practice we make a sequential exploration concepts from yoga philosophy that frame the fertility journey in a way that reveals our personal strengths, reinforces the joy of everyday life and empowers us to create the family we are meant to have. Through this class you will also join the wonderful, positive healing community of Pulling Down the Moon and enjoy the energy of all the amazing women who have shared their journey with us.
Yoga and Egg Quality: While age still matters, the thinking around egg quality has evolved over the last decade and a diagnosis of poor egg quality has the potential to change/improve. While no treatment has 100% success rate, holistic treatments like acupuncture, massage, yoga and nutrition counseling work to improve the environment eggs develop within by increasing blood flow, lowering hormonal disruption through stress management and improved sleep, and decreasing inflammation that can impair cell function. Learn more about the research behind Yoga for Fertility here.
Wellness Wednesday Yoga Classes
LIVE Fertility-Friendly Yoga Wednesdays at 6:00pm CST
Join us online for our first ever Wellness Wednesdays Yoga Workshops! Each workshop is designed and taught by a different Pulling Down the Moon instructor. These workshops compliment our Yoga for Fertility series and are safe for those trying to conceive and/or going through fertility treatments (including partners). Let’s make Wednesdays a healthy habit! Take time to celebrate You with a workshop designed to help your mind and body relax. Set aside an hour for yourself to experience the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of our yoga workshops.
Our next Wellness Wednesday series starts on Wed, Sept 16th at 6pm CST and it has EXPANDED to include NEW interactive sessions from Acupuncture and Massage!! The series rate is $99 for all eight workshops or drop in for $15. Those who register for our Online Yoga for Fertility Series starting on Sunday, Sept 20th at 4pm CST will receive one Wellness Wednesday Workshop FREE as part of their enrollment.
- September 16th- Yoga for Tension with Cassie
- September 23rd- Yin Yoga At the Wall with Tanya
- September 30th- Cleansing Meditation + Yoga with Kate
- October 7th- Water, Wine, + Coffee with Tami
- October 14th- Ground + Flow with Alece
- October 21st- Goddess of Strength Gathering with Beth
- + NEW: October 28th – Fertility Boom on Zoom with Meredith Nathan (Massage Director and Creator of The FEM Protocol, interactive fertility massage self-care session!
- + NEW: November 4th- QiGong for Sleep with PDtM Acupuncture Director Christine Davis!
Online Yoga for Fertility Series
Join starting on Sunday, Sept 20th at 4pm CST!
Now, more than ever, we need ways to connect from a safe social distance, reduce anxiety, and take care of ourselves! Take this time of sheltering in place to maintain your fertility wellness with a safe, gentle yoga practice and community support.
Virtual Fertility 101
Tuesday, Sept 29th at 4pm CST!
Please join us for Virtual Fertility 101! Chock-full of important information for your fertility journey, the expert panel (including Pulling Down the Moon co-founder Tami Quinn) will guide you through what your experience at Pulling Down the Moon and Fertility Centers of Illinois will look like.
- Elie Hobeika, M.D., FACOG, FCI physician
- Allison Chizum, RN, BSN, fertility nurse
- Judy Petrusich, Financial Coordinator
- Brenna Boyd, member of the FCI andrology team
- Juergen Liebermann, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB), Marianna Pantos & Rebecca Brohammer, members of the FCI embryology team
- Susan Rizzato, MSW, LCSW, a member of the FCI behavioral health team
- Tami Quinn, founder of Pulling Down the Moon
If you were on the waitlist for the last one, you are automatically signed up for this event. We hope to “see” you there!
Q: What if I miss a class?
A: Make-ups are available for any in-center session! For online sessions, you can call in for a subsequent series for the days you missed.
Q: When is the best time to start?
A: Yoga for Fertility is perfect for when you are taking a break, after a failed cycle, or during an ART cycle. Basically, it is safe and gentle at any point in your journey and can help get you THROUGH your journey. We also have “rolling enrollment” for in-center classes which allows you to start on any date the series is offered–as long as space is available.
Q: How do I know Yoga for Fertility works?
A: Learn more about the research behind Yoga for Fertility to start reducing your stress by 20% or more! Click here. Don’t take our word for it, read a personal account of student’s experience! Click here. Learn more about how yoga can help you stay positive on your infertility journey. Click here.
See Full Calendar of Community Events (including Virtual Options) here!
Pulling Down the Moon is pleased to partner with Cocooncare™ in offering a full array of coaching services, classes and programming for expectant and postpartum moms.
Pulling Down the Moon has always wanted to be a mecca for all things relating to fertility, pregnancy, postpartum care, and women’s reproductive health. Our partnership with CocoonCare™ and its new owner, Diana Zic brings us even closer to that vision. Diana brings a great deal of heart and compassion into her coaching sessions and yoga classes. She’s been one of our Yoga for Fertility teachers for quite a while and we’ve heard from her students what a positive impact these services can have in their lives. Diana understands the ups and downs of the journey and will bring that knowledge into the next incarnation of CocoonCare™.
We are very excited to welcome CocoonCare™ to our current Chicago location at: 770 N LaSalle, Suite 800 and Suite 413.
Whether you are coming for prenatal yoga, coaching, acupuncture, massage, nutrition, or all of the above, Pulling Down the Moon and CocoonCare™ will offer that “one stop shop” for all of your holistic healthcare and fitness needs.