Category Archives: Pregnancy

Love Your Body, Search For Peace in Love, Motherhood, Pregnancy

Beach days with my beach babe and I gotta say, postpartum life has been a wild ride. When I had just given birth I felt so gloriously magical and beautiful that when I stepped on a scale for the first time since baby was born and it read 2kg (5 lbs) above my pre-pregnancy weight, I thought “cool!”. Fact was, that scale was broken and I was actually 12 kilos (27 lbs) heavier than I was pre-pregnancy. What this showed me though was such a beautiful thing... Confidence comes from within and when we feel...

Your Cycle Matters in General, Love, Pregnancy

As International Women’s day is approaching I thought this would be a perfect time to share a post on something very important - especially for us women! As you know, I’ve been working with Natural Cycles for some time. The topic of this year’s International Women’s Day is Press For Progress and to continue the work toward gender equality. Leading up to International Women’s day on March the 8th, Natural Cycles is raising topics related to how they and others continuously #PressForProgress in the field of contraception and female health (to learn more, go click...

I Have No Intention in Moving Backwards in General, Love, Pregnancy, Yoga

If I have to read one more comment saying how "brave" I am for showing off my post-partum body I'm going to SCREAM. I understand that there is no bad intention behind saying that I'm "courageous" for sharing photos and videos of me as I am, three months after having given birth, but what that actually means is that you look at my body and think that I am anything else but perfect and beautiful. Like I should be hiding a little bit, now that I weigh 15 pounds more than normal (I gained 40...

Back to Teaching…and a Badass New Yoga Playlist! in Love, Pregnancy

Teaching this morning was incredible. I've missed teaching so much. 38 people in our Luna Shala today at Island Yoga and it makes me wonder how we are going to squeeze in 48 for our retreat at the end of the month. But, then I remember we had 58 mats in here for our opening class so nothing to worry about!😜 It's just been a while since I was surrounded by this many people! Teaching 9:30 am this Saturday - come play at Island Yoga! Oh and I made a badass new yoga playlist too...

New Podcast! From the Heart in General, Love, Pregnancy

Guys! The first episode of my podcast is OUT NOW! We did it!!! It's called From The Heart and I'll be releasing new episodes every Friday. Click the link here to listen and subscribe! In this first episode I share with you all the full story of how Lea Luna was born... Yes, we get intimate and personal right away🙈  Go listen in, subscribe, leave a review and let me know what you think. You can also search Yoga Girl Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS - or wherever you get your...

Look, Little Moon. You’ve Been Here Once Before. in Love, Pregnancy

10 months ago I posted a photo from this exact spot. I was sitting in the tree you see in the background, holding my hands to my belly, gazing out at the ocean. June 22. It was the day we found out I was pregnant and Lea Luna was just a tiny little poppyseed forming inside of me. We'd had a very special afternoon on the beach a few weeks earlier and that same evening driving home Dennis turned to me and said "I think we just got pregnant". I thought he was insane. It...

Under the Full Moon, Waiting for Lea Luna in Pregnancy

One week ago around this exact time, this moment happened. I was in heavy labour and had been going since 4 in the morning with things progressing slowly. It was overwhelmingly painful and I was getting absolutely exhausted. My contractions were long, close together and almost unbearable and it took all of my might to stay with my breath and my body. Dennis brought me outside to the garden and held me in the moonlight as I rode wave after wave, each contraction bringing us closer to our little girl. I didn't know how much...

Welcome to the World, Lea Luna! in Love, Pregnancy

Thank you for finally coming out of me angel! From a tiny poppyseed to a 4,170 gram (8.5 lbs) 51 centimeter (20 inches) baby girl! Born March 13 at 4:16 am after 24-hours of intense labor. Life will never be the same. I love her so much it terrifies me. Every piece of her is so perfect I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming! I got to pull her out myself with the final two pushes and Dennis cut the cord like a champ. She came out with her eyes wide...

40 Weeks Today! in Love, Pregnancy

HAPPY DUE DATE!!!!! 40 weeks today!🎈 Feeling super happy and slightly nervous. I know only 4 or 5% of babies are actually born on their due dates but if Poppy wants to rebel against her parents she'll be super punctual and arrive right on time (we're always late). Send us lots of good birthing vibes today!   xo,

Mindfully Powerful in Pregnancy

Are you a pregnant yogi who loves power vinyasa and is craving a good sweat? Look no further, my new dynamic class "Mindfully Powerful" on oneOeight is perfect for you! Before the physical practice begins, this class offers a discussion on how to modify your powerful practice during pregnancy so that you’re still feeling strong while also caring for your body and your baby. We’ll talk about poses or movements to avoid, why you should avoid them, and substitute postures you can do in their place to ensure a safe practice. Once we start to...