As the founder of Prenatal Yoga Center, Deb Flashberg is a pioneer in the prenatal space. As an avid FITiST, new mom, and business owner, she truly wears many hats and inspires us all. We caught up with Deb to learn a little more about her and all things MOM.
Where are you from (born/ raised)?
I am from a suburb of Boston, Andover.
What inspired you to become a prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor and to create the Prenatal Yoga Center of NYC?
As strange as it may sound, I kind of stumbled upon prenatal and postnatal yoga. I was teaching a different style of yoga and was becoming rather disenchanted by it. One day after class, some of the other teachers and I were discussing other styles of yoga and someone started talking about prenatal yoga. I thought to myself: “that would be an interesting path to checkout”. I researched training programs and ended up at the Seattle Holistic Center to study with a renowned teacher, Collette Crawford. After completing the training, I was teaching out of a small space before opening the Prenatal Yoga Center.
I was definitely inspired and influenced by the Seattle Holistic Center in the creation of PYC. I wanted a place that offered more than simply yoga. I had a vision of a full, supportive space that would foster community and give new and expectant mothers classes that would help guide them through this new phase of their life.