Author Archives: margotyoga

About margotyoga

lover of traveling, yoga, reading, loving, motherhood, social justice, meditation, peace, big trees, the ocean, family, dancing, learning, running, playing, laughing and people.

One Strong Mama Program – A Review (and discount code!)

Learn why One Strong Mama is the most comprehensive prenatal and postpartum movement program. Continue reading

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33 Quotes on Pregnancy and Childbirth to Inspire and Empower

“In actuality, there is never any such thing as solid ground, but strapped securely inside our heads, where we live most of the time, things seem pretty predictable and safe. We think we are the captain of the ship. We … Continue reading

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Know the dark, to see the light

The night of the election I went to bed with pit in my stomach, feeling nausea, upset that a man with such hateful rhetoric could be elected as the leader of this country. I vowed to go to yoga before work, … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Find Balance as a #YogaMama

This post original appeared on the KiraGrace Blog. As mother of two young boys, a full time social worker, a prenatal yoga teacher and an instructor of a childbirth preparation class, the Yoga Way to Birth, I am very familiar … Continue reading

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an ode to my body

Five years ago, some might say, I had the abs of people’s dreams. But if you had asked me then, I would have told you that there was more work to be done, it seems. In my 20s, to my … Continue reading

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Falling is not failure. Life lessons from a 4 year old. 

My 4 year old son has been obsessed with the monkey bars for the past year. He has his favorite ones at “the school park” that are low to the ground and he can easily reach from the platforms. At … Continue reading

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You are whole, my child

A few months ago my three and a half year old had an “incident” at preschool. He reacted to a friend in his class in anger and hurt them. I got an email that no parent ever wants to receive. A rock … Continue reading

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change and uncertainty

Nothing is more certain than the uncertainty of life. And just as the blooms on the trees dare to reach out and expose themselves with the encouragement of the spring’s light, I am also experiencing some ch-ch-change! I’m moving onto … Continue reading

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Food, shelter, safety and yoga

In a world where people experiencing homelessness often are ignored and literally pushed to the fringes of society, I am continually amazed by the resilience and kindness of the human spirit in spite of life’s unimaginable circumstances. And I have been honored to witness how these qualities are continually cultivated and grown in a simple yoga practice. Continue reading

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Re-writing my birth…

As I reflected and retold my birth story, I realized how hard and critical I was on myself. With the help of yoga and mindfulness I learned how to move past those judgments and cultivate a sense of equanimity. Continue reading

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