Thursday, February 4, 2021
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Jody Caravaglia is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, inviting you to book an appointment for a massage: Prenatal, Swedish, or Deep Tissue in her newly renovated and covid-safe treatment room located in Brooklyn Heights.
Over the past decade, Jody has practiced from two Montague St. Yoga Studios, and was responsible for designing the prenatal program at Area Yoga.
Her prenatal massages have been acclaimed on YELP! and social media, and she has enjoyed the benefit of many word-of-mouth referrals.
Sadly, Area Yoga on Montague Street has folded, and like so many entrepreneurs during the 2020 covid crisis, Jody has had to reimagine her profession. Thankfully, she has been able to re-open her practice by redesigning a room in her Brooklyn Heights home to become her own dedicated massage therapy studio, covid-compliant. She has resumed taking clients and is looking forward to staying in business!
Jody’s new massage room is large, sanitized, and air-purified through a Hepa filter. All surfaces, including the rest room are kept clean and disinfected. Masks are worn throughout the appointment. Perhaps the one measure that is most assuring is that Jody tests every 10-14 days and maintains a covid-negative record. She also maintains an exclusive clientele, and sees no more than five clients a week. Her rates have been adjusted to fit any frugal budget and she is available daytime, evenings and weekends.
A Prenatal Massage is a safe, highly effective and long lasting easy to relieve the discomforts and strains pregnancy can bring to a woman’s body. And Jody’s massage is so much much more than that! Her exquisite techniques will not only address your discomfort zones, she will weave you into a space of sublime bliss and restoration. You will emerge from this experience feeling renewed, strengthened yet comforted, inspired, and confident within your body.
For more information CLICK HERE
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Dancing To Delivery
Saturday Oct. 21st 3:30-5:30+ pm
Area Yoga Studio,
144 Montague St.Bklyn
Explore different ways to ease labor and Increase oxytocin!
birth ball, breath work, vocalizing, healing touch and visualization.
To sign up, contact email@example.com
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Ask The Doula:
An afternoon workshop with
Area Yoga/Area Birth
144 Montague St.
Saturday, February 18th
3:30 to 5:30pm.
Thank you for your interest in our Area Birth workshop: Ask The Doula.
- You took a Childbirth Education course, yet still have specific questions.
- Your doctor had only made mention of certain topics, and you would like elaboration.
- You want further information about hospital protocols and which procedures are mandatory, optional or elective.
- You would like the time to explore your own personal preferences, and to the time to design a “birth plan”
- You would like to know what type of support you will need during labor and delivery,
- And finally, you would like to be in the company of your partner and/or peers to explore your journey with our expert professional doula and Childbirth Educator, Julia Arenson, and emerge with greater confidence and empowerment.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
COME WITH YOUR BABYBUMP AND LETS DANCE! Dancing To Delivery:Saturday, January 30th, An afternoon class
Monday, November 23, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Mondays 11:15am Prenatal Yoga
Wednesdays 11:15am Prenatal Yoga
Thursdays 11:15am Dancing to Delivery
Tuesdays 7pm Prenatal Yoga
Thursdays 6pm Prenatal Yoga
Saturdays 12:25pm Prenatal Yoga
Sundays 9:45am Prenatal Yoga
Here is a link to register online in advance, or if you are a new student, simply arrive about 10 minutes before any class.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Saturday, September 26
at Area Yoga 144 Montague
In this 3-hour workshop, our pregnant mothers-to-be, along with their birth partners, will gain the necessary tools to help manage with labor, delivery, and the birth of their baby.
As partners, you will be learning and practicing breathing techniques, positions to help labor progress, positions that help facilitate pushing, and hands-on comforting skills.
You will also learn and practice meditations to calm the mind, body and soul during your most challenging moments.
The first third of the workshop will be a discussion of anatomy and stages of labor.
All mats and props, and birthing balls will be provided.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Our Monday 11:15am class makes a daytime pair with our Wednesday 11:15am class.
Both classes will be led by our excellent teacher, Abbie Groff.
Abbie brings years of yoga teaching experience with a special study and
certification in Prenatal Yoga. Dedicated to the pregnant community,
she has created a wonderful fitness and well being opportunity.
This class is will benefit women in all stages of pregnancy and especially those
in their last trimester or even weeks or days close to duedate.
Together with the strengthening and stretching that Prenatal Yoga offers, Abbie
will be incorporating the use of the Birthing Ball into these classes, for added
hip and pelvis opening and to practice labor comfort techniques.
An awesome opportunity to prepare for labor.
A great way to meet and join with other local pregnant ladies.
See you there!
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Area Yoga's Saturday Prenatal Yoga Class
led by Julia Arenson will begin at 12:25.
Plan to arrive at least 5minutes earlier.
You may register ONLINE.
Also NEW CLASS ADDED!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
|From our workshop, "Calm and Comfort for Pregnant Couples"|
Tuesday 7pm Julia Arenson Area/Montague
Thursday 6pm Ana Berry Area/Montague
Saturday 12:25 pm Julia Arenson Area/Montague
Sunday 2:00pm Julia Arenson Area/Carroll Gardens
Read our Yelp reviews.....Massage too! (Link)
Click here to register for a delightful class or prenatal massage
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
a committment to the prenatal community, and a beautiful 10 month old daughter.
Here are Ana and Bella during a MamaBear Yoga class last February.
Let Ana help you to bring out the most of your pregnancy and help you prepare to give birth.
Ana Berry's Bio
Monday, April 28, 2014
Olivia will address all concerns regarding Postpartum Preparedness. Everything from the practical, like how to do anything while holding a babe, to emotional such as how will my marriage be affected. You may have questions about when moms might return to work, or how do I manage with so little sleep. Questions and answers will be our format and Olivia will help with planning and coping. Partners are invited to attend. Playhouse is one class drop in at $13 or use your class discount card. Partners are $5 to help cover the cost of snacks. Hope to see you!
Area Yoga 144 Montague Street
Directly after 7pm Prenatal Yoga
No previous experience with Yoga necessary!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
This week we will explore, "Creating A Birth Plan".
What are they?
Do you need one?
What would it include?
Should it be written?
How likely is it that it can be followed?
Always best to have a plan, even if it goes awry.
And we will explore the awry as well.
Single class rate,($13) or discount class card.
Partners invited $5.
Join us at AREA!
Need more info: Jody at
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
|Pregnancy can be like pms on steriods, and perhaps they are chemically they're akin.......|
Anywhere at any given time, something can trigger a deep emotional response from the expectant mother, that she totally did not expect. Add to that identity changes, stress about the future, moving, and the concerns of the pregnancy itself. Oh did I mention, your body is not your own? It's no wonder that simple function is challenged, and emotional stability precarious.
Want to talk about it? Want to share your experiences with other moms also in your boat? Would you like to hear the suggestions of a knowledgable, experienced, and supportive professional. Then come on out Tuesday evening, to our Education Series, when our presenter, Flora Morgolis, Well-being Therapist, will address the subject of Your Emotional Well Being During Pregnancy. Flora will engage the group in questions and discussion, and teach and lead us through a few perception shifts and coping skills.
About Flora Margolis: Link
About Pregini Playhouse:Link
Friday, February 21, 2014
Giving Birth at Long Island College Hospital
|Reedu Taha Wood posted this photo on her blog (link) after her birth experience at LICH (link to post)|
Monday, February 10, 2014
Right after the 7pm Tuesday Prenatal Yoga Class, we follow up the evening with a pregnancy and childbirth education class called Pregini Playhouse, beginning at 8:10. Refreshments served.
Each week there is a different presenter/teacher addressing one of the many topics and concerns surrounding your pregnancy, labor, delivery, and motherhood. Discussion and networking included.
Here is the line-up so far:
Feb 11th- "Your Growing Belly-What Physical Changes and Symtoms You Can Expect...Which Are Of Concern" A look at your uterus and your changing body through all three trimesters. Identifying the differences, discomforts, and adjustments. Confirming the normal, and determining which concerns are doctor-worthy.
by Danika Wynn, Registered Nurse, Certified Childbirth Educator, Midwife Candidate. (Link to our page) (Link to Danika's site)
February 18th-"Do I Want A Doula?" Maybe you've heard the term doula, and wonder what a doula does. Would you, your partner, and labor process benefit with the service of a trained and compassionate "co-worker" included. All questions answered.
by Julia Arenson, DONA Birth and Postnatal Doula, Area Yoga Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Workshop Originator (Link to our page) (Link to her site)
February 25th-"The Emotional Rollercoaster of Pregnancy-Loosen Your Seatbelt, It's a Bumpy Ride!" Your well being is not just physical. How are you handling and adjusting to your present and future diversities. Suspect hormonal interplay? Happy? Anxious? Empowered? "Questioning?" A forum of emotional responses will be tourguided, and simple grounding and peacemaking exercises will be taught.
by Flora Margolis, Well-Being Psyhotherapist (Link to her site)
Pregini Playhouse, is an Area Yoga class and can be included on your "class card' or individually purchased as a single class, $13. Stay after you've attended the 7pm Yoga Class or drop-in.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
“BREASTFEEDING BASICS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN”. Class rates apply ($13 per or class card discount) Refreshments served. AREA YOGA, 144 MONTAGUE ST, 2nd FLOOR
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Mama and Baby Bears can enjoy a class together in a "mommy-and-me-style" Yoga class.
Doors open at 2pm so that you can settle in at your own speed.
First Yoga class begins at 2:30 and is taught by Alex Venier, followed by a refreshment break and a second Yoga class that begins at 4pm, taught by Ana Berry.
This is a stress-free event. Arrive for one class, join class in progress, stay for part or all of second. Or arrive for refreshments and take second class. A great place to meet other neighborhood moms and babies. $15.
Babywear preferred. Some stroller space. For more info Phone Jody 718-624-5489 or email BrooklynHeightsPrenatal@gmail.com.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
On Sunday, January 19th, 2014, at 4:30pm Brooklyn Heights Prenatal will be holding our monthly workshop, "Dancing To Delivery, Pregini Labor Prep", hosted at Area Yoga, 144 Montague Street.
Our November workshop was a complete success, still talked about, and repeat requested!
See our write up on
Led by our Prenatal Yoga teacher, and Birth and Post Partum Doula, Julia Arenson (link), we spent 90 to 120 minutes learning and practicing comfort and labor positions that add strength and flexibility to the entire body, especially the hips and pelvis.
Julia draws from her background in Middle Eastern Dance, incorporating easy dance motions to make this a complete holistic experience for mind body and spirit.
The birthing ball is used as an integral part of this workshop. Mats, bolsters, scarves, and balls will all be supplied and you my purchase your birthing ball from us, and take it home if you like.
Registration is limited to 12, so register early, as spaces are already filling up. The cost for this workshop is $35/$50 if you choose to take home your birthing ball. Some "reduction-scholarships" available, inquire if needed.
To register, email Jody at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your phone number and due date along with your name. Thanks!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Pregnancy Answers Take a look. It has a little about everything, from fetal development to flying when pregnant.
And why is fitness so important at this time? The answer is here. Link