Monthly Archives: September 2016

More Prenatal Yoga at Evymama

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Pregnancy and yoga are a perfect match. The practice of yoga asks us to open our awareness and apply our mindfulness, using the tools of our breath and our body. Many women find that this happens quite naturally with the incredible transformations we go through during pregnancy. Whether you are totally new to yoga, or have been practicing already for years, I’m delighted to share the benefits of yoga during pregnancy with expecting mothers.

Yoga can help to ease the discomforts of pregnancy, while preparing us physically, mentally and emotionally for birth and motherhood. We become more familiar with our breath, while taking time for gentle self-care that benefits both mom and baby.

As a doula, I am especially passionate about sharing yoga with women during pregnancy. My clients have experienced first-hand the benefits that are available. In my Prenatal Yoga classes, I’ll share with you real tools you can take home with you and even into your labour and delivery, while safely leading you through a practice that is geared to your stage of pregnancy and condition.

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This fall, I’m super-delighted to be launching Prenatal Yoga classes at Evymama. If you don’t already know Sarah LeMay’s wonderful business, now’s the time to check it out! Sarah and I have known each other for years, having first connected in an online mom’s group that was my salvation when my daughter was a little. For over ten years she’s been the go-to boutique for all things maternity and breastfeeding related, with kind and supportive help. Evymama has just moved to a big new retail space on the Corso Italia. On the first floor you’ll find to-die-for nursing bras, chic maternity jeans, baby carriers and beautiful outerwear that will take you from pregnancy to babywearing and beyond. On the lower level, Sarah has a new space for hosting all kinds of wonderful classes and workshops for parents.

Pre-register now for a 5 week course of Prenatal Yoga, running Wed Oct 12-Wed Nov 9 from 6:00-7:00pm.

$75.00+hst

Evymama Nursing & Maternity – 1345 St. Clair Ave W (at Lansdowne)

 

Tues night Prenatal Yoga continues at The Yoga Sanctuary Danforth – 95 Danforth Ave (at Broadview)

Every Tues from 5:45-7:00pm

$20+hst drop-in (class passes available)

** Bring a friend and practice for free! (Some conditions apply.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Homecoming – Transitions

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The second edition of Homecoming arrives on Sun Oct 16! If you missed the first Homecoming  workshop in May, then now is your chance to join us for a full-day workshop of embodied expression with women for women. Our theme this round is… Transitions.

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou

Together — through conscious movement, creative expression and connection — we will uncover more about home and transitions home. Home has many layers of support and challenge. We will explore these layers including those of transitions that bring us home, move us between homes and help us feel at home during these transitions. How we move through these transitions may evoke feelings from fear to rootedness. Our day together will be supported by dance, music, art, writing, breath, meditation and conversation. This is a chance to move with other women who are also aching for and coming home.

I’m collaborating with three other phenomenal women, and we are so excited to bring our shared vision, rooted in our shared love of the 5Rhythms® movement practice, to you.

  • Rhondda Snary – Moving Meditation. Certified and Accredited 5Rhythms® teacher
  • Irene Gabinet – Creative Expression. Expressive Arts Facilitator
  • Lauren Clarke – Embodied Gestalt. RSW & Gestalt Therapist

I’ll be bringing breathwork, meditation and perhaps a dash of gentle yoga to the day. No experience is required – just your curiousity – and this practice accomodates all kinds of bodies, regardless of condition, size, shape or age.

Homecoming ~ Transitions

Sun Oct 16 from 10:00am-4:30pm

at The Citadel (The Ross Centre for Dance / Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie) – 304 Parliament St, 2nd Floor Theatre (fully accessible)

$95.00 Early Bird rate – registered and paid in full by Sept. 26, 2016
$115.00 Regular – after Sept. 26

Registration is now open.

 

 

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