What I Teach & Why
I see yoga and movement as opportunities for you to look closer, listen carefully, see and feel answers to your questions, ...and change your whole life.
This is about who you've been, who you are now, and who you'll become.
Moving through the female reproductive journey is intense and transformative. But there's no manual, no guidebook.
And yet, we've been making this journey for thousands of years like champions because of two anchors:
OUR WISE, RESILIENT SELF
As a yoga and movement educator, I strive to create powerful, open, safe, and compassionate spaces for women to come together. To feel seen, heard and supported at any point in this journey - whether it's going well or not.
We're in this together.
Reclaiming You - Your Pelvic Health
Your pelvic health involves your whole self. I approach pelvic health from many angles because there are many parts of our self (body, mind, heart, soul). After generations of us women being disconnected from the powerful, cyclical processes that take place in our pelvis, it is time to reclaim our strong, creative, and passionate selves. One of the best things you can do for your pelvic health is to get informed -- awareness is life-changing!
Why I teach Reclaiming You - Your Pelvic Health:
A fire in my soul to create change! One miscarriage between two healthy births, mixed urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pelvic organ prolapse. These parts of my story, a load of questions, and frustration at the lack of answers ignited a fire in my soul to create change. This is a passion project to create an intelligent and powerful practice that I looked for and didn't find. It's my way of creating a supportive and understanding community and collection of resources for other women, our sisters in this journey. I want you to find your answers and reclaim your beautiful, evolving body.
Emerging Mama - Your Prenatal Health
Your pregnancy is a time of tremendous change. How you move in your evolving body, how you see yourself, how you see the world. How you want to bring your baby into the world, what you hope motherhood will be like. These are all so important to consider and you’re not meant to do this alone. Let’s do it together. It’s time for a sisterhood through motherhood.
Why I teach Emerging Mama - Your Prenatal Health:
I was fortunate to have two healthy pregnancies (supported by my husband and two midwives). I got pregnant easily (despite, sadly, having one first-term miscarriage) and had minor symptoms throughout both pregnancies. I'm grateful for all of this, and yet, I recognize that this is NOT the case for everyone when it comes to fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth. I feel very strongly that these stages of our reproductive journey are powerful, transformative experiences NOT to be feared, but to be embraced. It's not about having everything go perfectly. They naturally can go amiss and unexpected things can happen. But together, with good information, unquestioned support and a deep connection with ourselves and each other, we can make this time of our lives to be full of growth, love and trust.
Dawning Mama - Your Early Postpartum Health
The first 8 weeks of motherhood are like no other time in your life. You've finally welcomed this beautiful new baby into your world. It's an intense process of getting to know each other! Long days and long nights, each blending into the other. Your body, mind and heart are constantly drawn to and demanded from this little being of yours. It's an all-consuming time. Just as it should be. This time is intended for you and your baby to connect deeply. Although there is no handbook, you're doing your best and that's perfect. Being present, attentive, and loving is everything your baby needs. These first couple months can feel like a long time to wait to get moving again. But it's not. I promise you. Give your body time to heal. This is a time to rest, love and be loved. Let people help. Let them take care of you. Let yourself be mothered. Take this time to accept and enjoy a slower pace of life. You get to decide what life is like now. Listen to that inner voice. Let her speak to you. Everything you need to know for this role is inside of you already. You are the expert.
Why I teach Dawning Mama - Your Postpartum Health:
This window of time is so brief, yet so important. To put it simply, we just don’t have a culture that fully supports, honours, and celebrates motherhood. With the birth of her baby, a mother has crossed through a threshold that is life-changing, transformative, and to an extent she may not realize for years to come. It is this precious stage of motherhood that I have most intricately woven my love and dedication. I want to create a container of safety, warmth, confidence and love for the mamas I’m honoured to work with at any point and for any duration during this time. I see you, and I celebrate every step you’re taking as you learn to embrace this invaluable role.
Evolving Mama - Your Postpartum Health
When you had your baby, two beings were born: your baby and you as a mother. Without any rites of passage in our modern, Western culture, this transformation can oftentimes be overwhelming and isolating. Your best sources of guidance through motherhood are the wise, intuitive voice within you and a compassionate community to anchor yourself in. You’re not meant to do this alone. Let’s do it together. It’s time for sisterhood through motherhood.
Why I teach Evolving Mama - Your Postpartum Health:
Teaching women postpartum is actually what inspired me to pursue my particular specializations in the first place. I was a stay-at-home mom for nearly a decade and with my husband traveling extensively for work as an airline pilot, I spent a LOT of time during those early years on my own. I grew to know the ins and outs, the ups and downs , and the pros and cons of early motherhood very well. My physical recovery from childbirth was alright, and even though I was ready and happy to dive deep into motherhood, I ended up struggling emotionally. I call that part of myself "Postpartum Sarah" and hold her gently. There was so much I loved about those early years, but also there was so much that was unexpected and just really hard. So, with this offering, more than anything, I strive to teach movement for strength and freedom, and to create the feeling of belonging and the space where real conversations about motherhood can take place.