Deena Blumenfeld, RYT

Certified Khalsa WayTM Prenatal Yoga Instructor

Childbirth Educator 

Deena has been practicing Yoga for more than 10 years.  She began practicing Yoga in college and fell in love with it.  Her experience as a dance instructor led her to realize that teaching Yoga was on her path as well.  While pregnant with her son, she experienced the joys of a Prenatal Yoga class.  The community created in that class, as well as her own development, birthed a desire to teach Prenatal Yoga.   

She is an advocate of empowered birth for women.  Through teaching Prenatal Yoga and Childbirth Education classes, she helps women be more confident in their choices regarding pregnancy, birth and parenthood.   In May of 2010, Deena embarked on her Lamaze certification program.  Adding these credentials has strengthened her ability further help couples on their path to parenthood.

She became a certified Yoga instructor through 3rd Street Yoga in December 2008. She completed her Prenatal Yoga training in February 2009 in Los Angeles at Golden Bridge Yoga with Gurmukh.   

Deena has taken workshops with Doug Keller, Max Strom, as well as from Ina May Gaskin, our nation’s premier midwife.  She continues to seek out appropriate workshops for enhancing both her teaching skills and personal development. 

In addition, Deena teaches Bellydance and Prenatal Bellydance.  She is a Tribal Fusion dancer, having studied under numerous instructors.  Through dance she expresses the freedom to enjoy the human body, to relax and to be in the moment. 

Deena is also a proud mom to Owen, April 2005, and Elaine, March 2009.


"A Day With Ina May", Childbirth Educator training 3/28/09.  Taught by Ina May Gaskin.

Lamaze Childbirth Educator Training, May 12-14 2010.  Taught by Michele Ondeck

Past Teaching Locations

2010 (October)

Magee Women's Hospital - Lamaze series

Studio J - Bellydance, Yoga

Yoga Matrika - Prenatal Bellydance

Feb 2007 - Dec 2008
Community College of Allegheny County  - Bellydance