Yoga class was hands down my favorite activity to do while I
was pregnant. As a working mom, it gave me the opportunity to
quiet down and bond with the baby growing inside of me. I was
also grateful to bond with the other expectant mothers to ease
class prepared me more than any other pre-natal class I took,
empowering me with useful knowledge and techniques in having
a successful labor. Belly Dancing, anyone? I actually look forward
to the day when I'm pregnant again so Ill
be able to take her class.
Paige Johnson (Above Right) Creator, Blues Clues
Yoga For Two was my respite and salvation during each
of my pregnancies. As an OB/GYN in New York, I worked long days
and nights until past my due date. Marys
class provided a calm, soothing environment in which to stretch
and strengthen while focusing on breathing techniques that enhanced
relaxation and well-being. Her emphasis on the transverse abdominal
muscles helped ease back pain during my pregnancies as well
as in my recovery from an emergency cesarean. Strong transverse
abdominals were key in my successful VBAC. Marys guidance
and encouragement were thoughtful and non-judgmental. Her choice
of music, chants and readings were inspiring. Her workshops
were a joyful part of both of my pregnancies.
Audrey Buxbaum, Downtown Women OB/GYN
with Mary was one of my favorite parts of being pregnant.
Marys classes were a wonderful mixture of comfort, wisdom
and physical preparation for birth and her insights provided
me with a great source of relaxation when the big day arrived.
The opportunity to practice yoga with other expectant mothers
and new moms in such an embracing and soothing atmosphere
is priceless. The Mommy & Baby classes were a great way
to get back into shape while bonding with my son. Now that
Max is older, I take Yoga for Women for a more invigorating
Yoga for Pregnancy workshops were heartfelt and fun, and helped
me prepare both mentally and physically for birth. I even
brought my yoga mat to the hospital and used yoga breathing
and postures to help me get through a long, intense labor.
The Mommy & Baby classes create a sacred space for mothers
and babies to bond and rejuvenate.
Jill Putterman, Clinical Psychologist
FOR TWO Mommy & Baby Yoga helped ease me back into
fitness while spending valuable time with my daughter. Marys
style is the perfect balance of restorative stretches and
active poses for Moms and gentle stretches and massage for
the babies. It was empowering to safely regain my strength
and get my weight back to a manageable level. And I learned
to calm my daughter with massage and stretching. Julia knows
the exercises we learned and smiles with delight every time
we practice them. Im thrilled that I can share Yoga
and fitness with my daughter at such a young age.
had a great birth, and I cant wait to see and tell you
about the whole experience. Thanks again for your wonderful
classes, which I think are the best way for women to prepare
for labor and delivery. I thought of you telling us to make
low sounds when pushing the baby out, and though I growled
like a bear or rhino, it only took about three pushes. Thanks
for helping make both my pregnancies such a great experience.
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