The Spirit and Practice of Moving Through Labor

This is me and His Holiness chillin in the dressing room at the Yoga Tree on Valencia, a place where I spent a good deal of my pregnancy 🙂

Yoga…where do I even begin? Let’s just say that being in a yoga studio with 40+ other pregnant women were some of the most connected and authentic times I experienced in my pregnancy. Jane Austin is AMAZING, and I looked forward to seeing her (and being seen by her) every time I got ready to hit the mat. Those sessions were so powerful that even before I knew I would be doing birth work, I wanted to learn how to teach from her, not just for other people, but for myself.

Since then, I have come to know so many teachers around town doing great work for birthing people and their communities. At my home studio, COIL, June Aceves is offering prenatal yoga, Old Town Yoga‘s, Ashley Whitten is rocking the Pre/Postnatal yoga classes, and you can find prenatal yoga at Perfect Balance Yoga as well. There are new studios and new classes opening up all the time, so don’t despair if you can’t find a class that works with your schedule. Or, you could schedule a session in the privacy of your own home at a time that’s perfect for you.

Drawing from my years of yoga practice and recent trainings, both as a yoga teacher and as a doula, I am offering a Labor Skills Partner Workshop! Grab your mat and your birth partner(s) as we explore the use of breath, touch, and movement to meet the challenges of labor in a connected and conscious way.

Stay tuned for dates and times to come. I can’t wait to see you there!

Come on back next week when we fill up on breastfeeding!