Category Archives: Pregnancy

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Finding Balance in General, Pregnancy

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Expecting mamas! Ground yourself in the present moment, root down into the earth, and find stability from within! Practice "Finding Balance" with me on oneOeight! Starting in a tall seat, we’ll check in and begin to transition into a place of inner-balance. We’ll connect to our breathing, creating a beautiful dance of the breath between inviting in on the inhales and letting go on the exhales. Through grounding stretches we’ll gently move from our center, challenging our stability early on in the practice before moving into an invigorating balancing sequence. This class will help you...

oneOeight Prenatal Series: Move with Ease in Pregnancy

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To all my expecting mamas out there, this one is for you! Create space in your body for you and your baby and get grounded in present moment! Practice "Move with Ease" with me on oneOeight and gently open up tight spaces - especially the hips, hamstrings, and inner thighs. The short 20-minute class provides many opportunities to release and let go, incorporating lots of gentle folding postures, variations of squat, and a yummy Frog pose. Class ends with a seated meditation, inviting you to carry the balance and ease from your practice into your day....

Calming Flow in Pregnancy

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Pregnant or not, we could all use a little bit more peace in our lives this week. Join me in a restorative new class on oneOeight, "Calming Flow"! Together, let's wind down, ground our energy, and calm the body and mind! This prop-filled prenatal class will utilize a pillow, bolster, blanket, and three blocks to ensure you feel extra supported in your practice. To begin, we’ll take time to consciously bring our awareness to the breath, create space in our day, and energetically arrive at our practice. We’ll start with slow side-body stretches before moving into...