Hello! I’m Jen and I’ll be teaching Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Classes starting this week! I’m very excited, and I'm so looking forward to guiding expecting and new mamas to be more in tune with their bodies during this amazing life experience! But first, let me tell you a little about myself.
I’m a transplant from Ohio who is in love with West Virginia! I’m a mom of two boys, a wife, almost an Art History graduate, a lover of the outdoors, a Reiki practitioner, a member of the MOMS Club of Fairmont (a support group for stay-at-home-moms) and a proud graduate of 200 hour yoga teacher training with Moonbow Yoga & Wellness.
I’ll be completely honest here: teaching pre-or postnatal yoga was not on my radar when I started yoga teacher training, but the universe kept elbowing and shoving me, as my boys do to each other, in that direction. After getting the hint, I’m now overjoyed to embrace the path of supporting my fellow sisters who are connected in motherhood! Throughout my training, I’ve learned that our purpose in life isn’t the easiest path – it’s one where you will be continually challenged to grow, adapt, and learn. I’m thankful to understand that and am beaming to embark on this journey!
So a little about the classes I’ll be offering . . .
Prenatal Yoga will be a class to relax your mind while building a sense of empowerment, strength, and confidence. Pregnancy is a wonderful time to enjoy your body and the changes you are experiencing! Sometimes at first, those wonderful new changes can be difficult to adjust to. I know during my pregnancies there were many times where I thought “NOW what’s happening??? I just adjusted to the last change!” Prenatal yoga can help you integrate those changes and feel more comfortable moving your body in a peaceful, nurturing, and compassionate way, as well as prepare your body and mind for the birth of your new love!
Postnatal class will provide a space for you to reconnect with your post-bump body, helping you regain awareness to your needs. Did you catch that? Yes, I said YOUR needs! After the beautiful experience of birth, there are a million new changes! After I had my two babies, I was exhausted from lack of sleep. I was trying to learn baby’s needs. Then helpful visitors left and I felt alone in caring for this new person while still healing. Don’t get me wrong, those were truly wonderful times, but I wondered, where does time for self-care fit in? Postnatal Yoga class can help alleviate these feelings by helping you to regain balance and heal. It’s a wonderful opportunity to recharge your batteries, care for yourself, and breathe, while having special time to bond with your baby!
I’m so excited meet all the expecting and new mamas on the mat this week! If someone you care about is a new or expecting mom, please share this post with them. If you are a new or expecting mom, I hope you’ll come celebrate motherhood every week with me…. that means celebrating YOU, Mama!