MUMASTE YOGA & WELLBEING

For Every Stage of Womanhood

About me

 

Originally from New York City, London has been my home for the past 26 years where I had and raised my 4 children.

When I was pregnant,  yoga classes were not as widely available as they are today. As a foreigner in London and far away from my family, I would have enjoyed going to a class where I could meet other mums-to-be/new mums and, at the same time, engage in a safe form of exercise. 

My goal as a pregnancy and post natal yoga teacher is to use yoga to (1) strengthen the  body with a challenging and safe yoga sequence, (2) facilitate a closer bond between mother and baby and (3) create a sense of community where my students can meet and share their experiences.

Becoming a mother, for some, can be an unfamiliar, confusing and isolating experience. In my yoga classes, there is equal emphasis on yoga and community: there is time in my class  to interact with other mums who can offer support and advise for the everyday challenges of being pregnant or having a newborn. 

I design my  classes to be  small so you receive individual attention. 

I enjoy getting to know my students and I aim to provide a supportive and welcoming environment.

It is advisable to begin yoga in pregnancy after 13 weeks.

It is advisable to join a post natal class 6 weeks after giving birth or 8 weeks in the event of a caesarean birth.

 

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Certifications

  • 200 hour Integral hatha yoga teacher

  • Yoga Alliance registered

  • Certified in Pregnancy Yoga -Yoga Campus, London

  • Certified in Post Natal with Baby Yoga - Yoga Mamas, Toronto, Canada

  • Certified in Children's Yoga - The Yoga Sanctuary, Toronto, Canada

  • Burrell Education Modern Pregnancy Exercise & Wellness - Level1 Certification

  • Burrell Education Modern Post Natal Exercise & Wellness  - Level 1 Certification

  • Burrell Education 3rd Age Woman Peri to Post Menopause Certification

  • Certified Menopause Yoga Teacher accredited by British Wheel of Yoga  & Yoga Alliance Professionals

DBS registered and yoga teacher to children at:

Church Street Library, Marylebone Ages 6-9

Little Learners Nurseries, Croydon  Ages 2-4

The Edge Youth Hub, Hackney  Ages 8-11

St George's Primary School, Battersea  Ages 8-1

Member of The British Menopause Society

Creative Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner

Diploma from the Institute for the Arts in therapy & Education, London

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Classes

Pregnancy Yoga

  • A proactive practice that prepares you for giving birth

  • Slow and modified asanas help to open the body in preparation for birth

  • Over time you embody the practice and use it as a tool to take with you into the birthing room

  • Conscious use of breath to manage pain and anxiety

  • Builds the foundation for rapid post natal recovery

  • Provides an opportunity to meet other mums-to-be

It is advisable to begin yoga in pregnancy  after 13 weeks.

Postnatal Yoga with Baby

For mums with non crawling babies

This class is for you. We will focus on the body post pregnancy and how yoga can promote post natal healing:

  • Uncurling the shoulders from breastfeeding

  • Toning the pelvic floor 

  • Realigning the pelvis

  • Re-knit the lower abdominals

  • Connecting on a deeper level with the mother we are becoming

You will also learn how yoga can help you adjust to motherhood and bond with your baby. We will engage with the baby through gentle touch, stretching and sound.

In addition to the yoga, my classes are a place where mums can meet other mums to connect with for advice and support with the daily challenges of raising a newborn.

During the class, you can feed the baby and change its nappy.

The babies add an element of chaos and noise - and that is ok because that is what babies do. All babies are welcome whether they are asleep or awake and lively.

It is advisable to attend a post natal yoga class 6 weeks after a natural/vaginal birth or 8 weeks after a cesaerean section. However, always check with a medical professional before starting any form of exercise.

Yoga for the Perimenopause & Menopause

Yoga takes a holistic approach to easing the symptoms of the menopause by integrating mind, body and breath through:

  • Meditation 

  • Breathing techniques

  • Restorative poses to reboot & soothe a nervous system on edge and provide a feeling of comfort

 
 

Class Schedule

Postnatal Yoga with Baby

Thursday 10:30 -11:30AM

Bishop's Park (by the pond)

Fulham

Pay £10 in person on the day 

 

Thursday 12:45-1:45PM 

Class currently not taking place due to Covid-19

Greenside Community Centre

24 Lilestone Street

Marylebone London NW8 8SR

Friday 10:45-11:45AM

Class currently not taking place due to Covid-19

Stretch London

6b Ada Street

Hackney London E8 4QU

www.stretch-london.com

Little and Large
Pregnant women sitting on mats touching their bumps

Pregnancy Yoga

 

Sunday 1:30-2:30PM

Class currently not taking place due to Covid-19

Stretch London

6b Ada Street

Hackney  E8 4QU

www.stretch-london.com

Mum & Toddler Yoga

Wednesday 11:15-12:15PM

Class currently not taking place due to Covid-19

Greenside Community Centre

24 Lilestone Street

Marylebone London NW8

Baby Yoga
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Upcoming Events

A Perimenopause & Menopause Workshop

 Online

Sun 30 Aug 3pm- 6pm

Reserve your place through Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yoga-for-the-perimenopause-menopause-workshop-tickets-115471060049

 

Past Events

Collaborated  with the following:

Pachamama Motherhood Event

Pregnancy Yoga

February 2020

 

Being Mum Fest

Pregnancy and Postnatal yoga

October 2019

Birth Ed Hypnobirthing Event

Pregnancy Yoga

Hynobirthing & pregnancy yoga event for mums-to -be

September 2019

Positively Birthing Hypnobirthing Event

Pregnancy Yoga

Hypnobirthing, mindfulness & yoga for mums-to-be

  June  2019

Hackney Half Marathon

Family Yoga 

May  2019

Mama-to-be Urban Retreat

Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga, learning & pampering for mums-to-be   

January  2019

Pregnancy yoga with Kensington Mums

in collaboration with

Seraphine Maternity Boutique  

September 2018

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

"Tonight's online session was brilliant as I could close my eyes for most of it as you explained the poses so clearly. I didn't have to constantly check the camera. So it really helped me to relax into the poses" Mum of a 4 month old and a 4 year old

                Contact Details:

Email: info@mumasteyogawellbeing.co.uk

Instagram  @mumaste_yoga_wellbeing

 

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