I cannot say enough good things about Love Child Yoga and Neelu herself. Going to prenatal yoga at Love Child was the best thing I did for myself while I was pregnant. Class provided me a weekly retreat from the daily grind, a workout, understanding of my changing body and peace for my soul. The exercises truly helped me when it came time to labor and delivery. I even listened to Neelu's playlist to help keep calm in delivery. I also attended the birth planning and yoga for delivery class she offers. This was so helpful to both my husband and I. I highly recommend Everything about Love Child!
Love Child is such a gem! This adorable studio was such a warm and inspiring place to come for prenatal yoga throughout my pregnancy. Neelu's class is the perfect mix of building strength and flexibility in all the right places while also being calm and relaxing. It's now become a great spot to go with my baby for more yoga and new parent workshops. This studio helped me enjoy the experience of pregnancy and being a new mom!
Can't praise Love Child enough! Neelu, the classes, and the community were an excellent resource for me during my pregnancy. Neelu's classes were gentle, calming, energizing and strengthening; not only preparing for what was to come but also helping me stay comfortable throughout my pregnancy. Neelu is also an endless source of support and knowledge! I am so excited that Love Child has opened back up and I can now bring my 4 month old in!
Love Child is the perfect partner for the pre and post natal experience. Neelu has created such a welcoming boutique environment for new moms and moms-to-be. It's an incredible community to be a part of. I've participated in prenatal yoga, birthing class and post-natal programming and can't wait to get started with mommy and me yoga when the space reopens. Neelu is a true expert in the space, and I'm so happy she was a part of this crazy process with me.
Love Child is an amazing yoga studio! I'm so happy it's returning this fall. The space is quiet, calm and inviting. The prenatal yoga with Neelu was a lifesaver during my pregnancy. It was the perfect combination of relaxing, but still a good work out. I've returned with my baby for the mommy and me classes, which are also great and a lot of fun! Highly recommend!
If you are pregnant and the studio is open again after the break, I strongly recommend you make it your go-to prenatal yoga place. Neelu is extremely sweet, supportive and knowledgeable not just about yoga / prenatal fitness but also many other pregnancy-related things. While the classes are somewhat repetitive, as you progress in your pregnancy, they hit you in different ways. And among other things, watching women in their last couple of weeks of pregnancy do yoga is hugely inspirational if you are earlier in your journey to motherhood.
I was so happy when Neelu (who was also my wonderful doula) told me about Love Child! I was taking her weekday post-natal yoga classes at another studio, but now that I am back to work I am happy to have her Sunday class at this sweet location in the West Village! Such a little blessing. It gives me a moment in my week to take some deep breaths while not loosing out on any bonding time with my baby - we both have so much fun in her classes! And plus the squats and ab work are getting my booty back in shape! I heart Love Child.
Love Child gave me peace and provide a safe place to feel and understand the changes my body is undergoing. I love Neelu's class, guidance, and open heart. Love Child has made my pregnancy experience so much enjoyable. I will miss Neelu's classes but I hope her summer trips take her to wonderful experiences. Thank you Love Child!
I stumbled upon Love Child via Classpass when I was about 15 weeks pregnant. I had been wanting to find a prenatal yoga center to participate in throughout my pregnancy, but was unable to find anything with convenient times or in my area. Love Child had both, so I tried it on a whim. To my delight, I found a relaxing environment while still a challenging class. Neelu is a fabulous instructor, and I feel so lucky to have enjoyed her classes for the past 15 weeks. I look forward to any future editions of Love Child she may hold!
I'm so thrilled the studio is reopening with more mom/baby yoga classes! Neelu's classes were such a great form of support during my pregnancy - the perfect mix of challenging poses and relaxation and really made me realize how important prenatal yoga was for preparing for childbirth. Neelu is an expert and such a fantastic resource for information - they have a lending library free for students - and she also creates an community where women can ask questions and share experiences. I can't imagine the first months with baby without the friends I made at her studio!
As a first time mother, I did not know much about labor. All I did know was that I wanted a completely natural childbirth, with zero unnecessary medical interventions, which unfortunately had to take place in a hospital setting. Neelu understood my desires and fears, and helped me tirelessly to achieve my goal of a completely natural childbirth. Although we spent almost 12 hours in the delivery room, she never wavered. Neelu made sure I was comfortable at all times, I even opened my eyes once to see her fanning my hot face when I was pushing. She advocated for my wishes to avoid interventions, even when nurses and midwives (and even my mother) were questioning my decisions. When I was exhausted, after over 20 hours of labor, and felt I couldn't go on, Neelu motivated me. I cannot imagine a more caring and supportive doula than Neelu. She helped to make the birth of my daughter a really beautiful experience.
If you're looking for a super cute yoga studio with a little more, look no further. I took a mother-and-baby-yoga class here and loved it. Neelu, the instructor, was fantastic. Very knowledgable about postpartum healing and incredibly patient - not to mention great with babies...
- Good classes and instructors (you can pay for a single class or buy a "pack")
- Supportive environment. When I wasn't sure about getting a doula, Neelu took time outside of class to answer my questions and chat about my options
- Non-yoga services (I want to try their parent workshops)
- Very clean. They keep everything spotless since there are often babies crawling around
It's currently a pop-up. I hope they stick around.
I never felt better during my pregnancy than at the end of a prenatal yoga class with Neelu. She gave me confidence to have a natural birth, and during labor, I heard her voice in my head, helping me to focus on my breathing and get through each contraction.
Love Child has been an amazing place, not only to exercise but to feel supported and guided through pregnancy. Neelu's classes are an inspiration and her kindness is an inspiration. Thank you for thinking about us pregnant moms!
Love Child is an amazing yoga studio! The space is quiet, calm and inviting. The prenatal yoga with Neelu was a lifesaver during my pregnancy. I returned with my baby for classes once my baby was born which were awesome as well!