Birthing parents have a shared history of leaning into and learning from one another throughout our lives. We have celebrated and struggled together, given and received support, and it is this community of fellowship that not only allows us to survive, but allows us to thrive.
I'm so fortunate to have stumbled upon Andrea Barton's prenatal zoom yoga class. She has a gift of creating a warm and nurturing community, sharing her expertise and knowledge of the body, and establishing a safe environment to connect with others and feel welcomed. It's hard enough to create this kind of community in person and yet Andrea is able to do it all online. I even fell asleep during savasana at the end of one of our classes! That's how truly relaxing and restorative her guided meditations are. Thank you, Andrea, for all that you do.
I love taking Andrea’s prenatal class online. Zoom is the best way to meet up right now, even though it’s not the same as in person, it fills the yoga void I’ve been missing from my second pregnancy.
Postnatal yoga is essential for anyone trying to figure out how to get back into exercise after having a baby. Andrea is great at meeting each mother where she is and validating each person’s experience. Her classes focus on engaging those essential muscles of the core and pelvic floor, and she has a way of making even the smallest movement feel powerful. I always end class feeling better both physically and emotionally.
Think about the children that you know- they enter this world deeply attuned to their environment and everyone they encounter, ready to give and receive love effortlessly. They are connected to something beyond this material realm, beyond the habits, logic and concerns that dominate our grown-up lives. No wonder it is so mesmerizing to lock eyes with a calm baby- they remind us that peace is always available inside, waiting to be rediscovered.
It's no surprise that starting a family is a time of profound change, introspection and challenge. The expression "it takes a village" is absolutely true, and while a physical village is preferred, a virtual village can move mountains. I am here to support your parenting journey through yoga, meditation and community.
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