A fun event combining fertility yoga and nutrition information
FRI JUNE 7TH
7:00PM - 8:30PM
A fun 90 mins free event for anyone on their fertility journey, partners included.
Join us for an evening filled with fertility yoga and education in our beautiful studio. You will be guided through a 45 minute fertility yoga class designed to help you melt away stress, and to focus your intentions with a beautiful meditation led by Yoga Mamas Community Manager, Michelle Righetti. Movement will be focused on encouraging optimal conditions for fertility by reducing stress, relieving tension and promoting circulation. Guests will also learn some soothing poses that you can perform alone, or with a partner for ultimate bonding and stress relief.
Directly afterwards you will enjoy complimentary tea and a 30 minute workshop on prenatal nutrition led by our Naturopathic Doctor, Nikita Sander. There will also be a Q&A period for guests to ask their own nutrition and supplementation questions.
You will leave:
This event is open to anyone hoping their fertility journey, and partners are encouraged to attend.
Anything that you feel comfortable moving in.
Just yourself and perhaps a notepad and pen. Yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, water and tea will be provided.
Written By Taya Griffin, Breastfeeding Consultant and Homeopathic Practitioner
When I counsel mothers-to-be regarding breastfeeding they are surprised when I tell them to head to the grocery store in preparation! I thought I would share a few of the items on my list with Toronto Yoga Mamas:
1) Olive Oil – Breastfeeding should never be painful and when it is, it is time to seek help! However, some mothers do feel a degree of sensitivity as the baby pulls and tugs the nipple deeply into their mouth. Olive oil can be a huge help to soothe these sensitive nipples in the early days. A tiny drop warmed up between your fingers can be used before or after a feed.
2) Cabbage – Some mothers feel some discomfort when their milk transitions away from the colostrum, or perfect first milk, to more mature milk. This usually happens at around 72 hours after the baby has been born. If everything is going well the discomfort is slight but if mom and baby are taking some time to get the hang of things cool cabbage leaves applied to the breast can relieve some of the swelling and hardness that may occur. If you think about the shape of a cabbage leaf you could imagine that nature designed it just for this reason!
3) Oatmeal – The number one reason mothers give up breastfeeding is because they feel they don’t have enough milk for their baby. Getting the best latch possible and knowing how to tell that baby is getting milk is crucial for success. Adding a little something that promotes your supply certainly won’t hurt! Oatmeal (real rolled oats) is a natural galactagogue, or milk making substance, and is also highly nutritious and easy to make. Add some lactation tea and you have a perfect combination for those very early morning breakfasts!
Want to learn more?
Join me for a Free Breastfeeding Q&A Session
MON JUL 22ND 7:30PM - 8:30PM
FRIDAY MAY 10TH 7:00PM - 8:30PM
We are celebrating you beautiful mama and your hard working, soul filling, body exhausting, radiant journey within motherhood. With an evening filled with flowing yoga and guided meditation, the focus will be on self love and self care. Movement will be intentional warming up the body and restoring the spirit. Guided meditation and special acupressure points will be woven throughout softening your shoulders, calming your mind and filling up your heart.
This special class is open to prenatal and postnatal mamas. The sequence led will be safe for both.
Each mama will leave with a small pretty gift in celebration of Mother's Day.
Our Mama Glow Event Leaders:
Sweat, sculpt and stretch in our new 4 Week Body Tone Bootcamp.
Enjoy a 75 min full body workout that starts with an energizing bootcamp session led by Trainer Justine Keyserlingk and ends with a renewing yoga sequence led by Yoga Mamas' founder Jamie Kalynuik.
This class is for postnatal mamas. Come alone or bring your baby.
If you're looking for strengthening movement to tone your muscles, but also love the stretching and grounding of yoga - this 4 week series is for you!
MAY 13TH - JUNE 10TH
MONDAYS FROM 1:45PM - 3:00PM
NO CLASS ON MAY 20TH