The last thing mothers, especially those with babies and young children, need is another task to add to their To Do list. We often don't have time to eat a proper meal or take a shower in peace, let alone to sit down for a formal meditation practice. Fortunately motherhood provides many wonderful opportunities to … Continue reading Simple Mindfulness Practices
My inspiration for teaching mama and baby yoga (or how I hope you do NOT feel at your mama and baby yoga class…) I attended my first mama and baby yoga class when my daughter was eight weeks old. I remember feeling extremely self-conscious and like I must be doing everything all wrong. While everyone … Continue reading What to Expect at your Mama & Baby Yoga Class
When I was pregnant, I spent a LOT of time searching the internet for inspiration to create the PERFECT nursery. Thankfully I did not spend too much money on creating it because guess how much use it received? About four months… For the first four months of her life, I slept on a mattress on … Continue reading Creating a Mama & Baby Sanctuary
You may have heard of yoga and you may have heard that it might be good for you. But what is yoga and what do you actually do in a yoga class? Here is an explanation of what yoga is that I wrote for one of my yoga teacher training assignments: Yoga is a practice … Continue reading What is Yoga & What Do You Actually Do at Yoga?
Yoga is for all bodies. Age, size and (dis)ability are not barriers to participation in yoga. If you can breathe, you can do yoga. I have taught classes for all sorts of people, from wheelchair-bound residents in an aged care home to young agile dancers. They can all do yoga. At Yoga Mindfulness Motherhood, I … Continue reading The Benefits of Yoga
We are sold a very beautiful, peaceful, glossy image of motherhood. It appears like an exotic holiday destination in a glossy brochure and we jump at the opportunity to book our (one-way) tickets. When we arrive at our destination, we see that the photographs in the brochure were airbrushed beyond recognition and we feel overwhelmed … Continue reading Planning for Postpartum – The Fourth Trimester