Category Archives: pregnancy

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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a word on kindness and non-judgement

I so appreciate this talk from the lovely Kathryn Budig, I wanted to share it here as well. If even a power house like her can be effected by negative comments, I can only imagine what it can do those … Continue reading

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The slippery slope of samskara

I first learned about the idea of samskara during my yoga teacher training. It is a concept that has stuck with me in all my especially as I have continued on the path of studying psychology and mental health. One … Continue reading

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Loosen the grip

I’m going to jump ahead to the last of the yamas, which is one of my favorites, and one of the most difficult to practice, aparigraha, non-grasping. Again the yamas put it in the negative form, so if we look … Continue reading

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Ahimsa, the foundation for peace

I recently began teaching prenatal yoga at Sellwood Yoga. As a new mommy myself, I feel incredibly honored to be a part of the journey for new moms as they make their way through pregnancy and into motherhood. There seems … Continue reading

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