Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga In-Studio & Online
Downstairs in the Waterfall Room @ RCY!

  • Mondays @ 6:30pm w/ Valerie Kacian (in-studio & online)
  • Wednesdays @ 7pm w/ Wendy Ansdell (in-studio – begins Oct. 12th, 2022)
  • Sundays @ 9:30am w/ Megan Peculis (in-studio & online)

Register w/ regular class passes @ https://yogaacton.com/class-schedule/

For information on RCY’s covid-19 safety protocols, visit https://yogaacton.com/covid-19-information/

Whether you are a regular yoga practitioner or trying it for the first time, prenatal yoga is a beautiful way to connect with yourself, your health and your baby at any stage of your pregnancy. Build strength, confidence and peace as you ease common discomforts of pregnancy and prepare yourself for childbirth through dynamic flows, restorative poses and deep breathing.

“I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your prenatal class and the way that you teach us. I had my little guy three weeks ago (the Saturday after my last class) and have been meaning to write to you ever since. I left class Thursday night feeling empowered, strong and peaceful at 40w. I began labor the following morning and took my peaceful feelings into my labor and delivery. I could hear your voice in my head reminding me to breath a breath I could hear and to focus only on my breath- I was able to relax the rest of my body and only focus energy where it was needed. I was able to truly be mentally present for the birth of my son, each contraction felt like progress rather than fear which is what happened last time. Labor was strong and fast, but I felt strong and capable and I credit so much of that to practicing yoga weekly with such a capable and wonderful teacher. Thank you for your part in helping us achieve a natural and wonderful birth.” – Danielle

Wendy Ansdell
A still active squash player for 30+ years and a sporadic distance runner for 15+ years, Wendy found her way to the mat a few years ago and with it a new-found appreciation for peace and balance in both mind and body through meditation and Yoga. With a clear understanding of what it is to have limited range of motion and the sheer joy of modification and props, Wendy brings a practical and realistic approach to her Yoga practice and teaching. Wendy graduated from her 200YTT with Cindy Boulter in May 2018 and continues to develop her knowledge and practice by participating in classes and workshops at RCY.  She will begin her 300YTT journey with Theresa Murphy in November 2018.

Valerie KacianValerie Kacian
Valerie started her yoga practice in 2001 shortly after the birth of her daughter. Initially seeking balance to round out a heavy cardio fitness routine, she got SO much more in return. She has a special interest in working with students within their own range of motion tapping into pure, functional movement in the body. Valerie believes that anyone can practice and experience the great benefits of yoga. She uses a whole-hearted approach to encourage her students to connect deeply to movement within their own bodies. Valerie teaches vinyasa flow, slow flow, power flow, and prenatal yoga. Valerie completed her 200 hour YTT in 2018 with Cindy Boulter and completed prenatal training with Lorraine Shedoudi at Revolution Community Yoga.

Jenny MeshnaJenny Meshna
Registered Yoga Alliance 500 hr.
Balance Athlete Certified
Reiki I Certified
Like so many others, Jenny Meshna began practicing Yoga in 2005 as a way to become more flexible. After only a handful of classes she was amazed to find that Yoga not only made her more flexible, but it also built up her strength, calmed her mind easing every day anxieties and all around livened her soul. Overjoyed with all of the benefits Yoga brought to her own life she knew she wanted to share this experience with as many people as possible. This led her to her 200-hour Hatha Teacher Training taught by Robin Anderson in 2010. Now teaching Vinyasa Yoga in the Merrimack Valley area, Jenny completed her 300-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training taught by Jacqui Bonwell in the Spring of 2015. When Jenny is not teaching Yoga, she is a full time Caregiver making everyday life more accessible and enjoyable for the elderly. She encourages everyone, on and off the mat, to meet life exactly as they are and let go. Let go of expectation. Let go of anticipation. And breathe.

Megan Peculis

Megan has been practicing yoga since 2008 and has always been passionate about health, wellness, and the study of human nature. After completing a Bachelor’s in Psychology, she focused her attention on caring for her growing family, now quite full with four kids. She’s found a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and understanding through being a mother that quickly turned her to the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga. In 2021, Megan completed her 200-hr teacher training with lead trainer Cindy Boulter. She continues to study yoga to work towards her 500-hr teacher training under teacher Michelle Young. Yoga, to Megan, is so much more than the physical time spent on the mat but how that practice translates to how each of us live our daily lives. Learning more about oneself through the ancient yet timeless philosophy of yoga is the center of her practice and goal as both a practitioner and a teacher.