The one you feed. How happiness relates to outlook.

The one you feed. How happiness relates to outlook.

We spontaneously found ourselves out for Chinese food the other day. The kids ate loads. I discovered General Tao tofu tastes just as good as the chicken. The highlight was fortune cookie time. We’d recently seen Freaky Friday and the kids were excited about the magic of the fortune. Bug’s read, “You will get new […]

Once in a Pink Moon?

Once in a Pink Moon?

Once in a pink moon? Happy Solstice everyone! I’m going to admit, I was looking forward to the moon being pink tonight, but it seems the term Strawberry Moon refers to strawberry picking season and hasn’t conicided with Solstice since the 60s! What does it mean? 17 hours of daylight. Babies will be born. Toddlers […]

The obligatory retreat (or, leaving my family again)

The obligatory retreat (or, leaving my family again)

Recently, I did something that I was absolutely dreading. I went on a five day yoga retreat in Sutton, Quebec. Sounds brutal, right? In it of itself, I wasn’t dreading the retreat. 5 days of yoga and workshops with a solid group of people I love. No need to cook, I’d be served glorious vegetarian […]

Spring has (kinda) sprung- Yoga Spring Newsletter

Spring has (kinda) sprung- Yoga Spring Newsletter

When we think of Spring, don’t we think of birds chirping, buds blooming, and babies being born? I do. We may still have loads of snow, but I know so many of you have recently given birth! Congratulations to all the new parents who are (or might be) reading this! I wanted to send you […]

Creating a birth plan: A guide

Creating a birth plan: A guide

You do not need to have a birth plan, but it can be a good idea, so your voice will be heard when you might not feel like speaking. Some doctors/hospitals will give you a template to fill out. You can review this guide and then talk to your doctor about the options that speak […]

Breastfeeding resources for Montreal moms

Breastfeeding resources for Montreal moms

In my prenatal yoga classes this week, the requested theme has been breastfeeding. It’s a topic, that up until now, I’ve shied away from bringing into the studio. Why? I guess it’s that I don’t want to be known as or thought of as one of “those women who push breastfeeding.” What a touchy subject, […]

Free meditation download of "Kindness" and Kira Willey’s New Release for the New Year

Free meditation download of “Kindness” and Kira Willey’s New Release for the New Year

Mindful Moments for Kids by Kira Willey, is music to this children’s yoga teacher (and mama’s) ears! The 30-track spoken word CD is not meant to be listened to all in one shot. Adults don’t have the attention span for that! The nature of the mid is to continue to wander, which is why so […]

Healing the perineum after giving birth

Healing the perineum after giving birth

In one of my prenatal yoga classes the other day, one woman, expecting for the second time, said that she wished someone had spoken to her, in pregnancy, about healing postpartum. What a great idea for a theme! If you’re coming to this post as a yoga student, and new MamaNaturale reader welcome! And welcome […]

Taking care of Vata Girl

Taking care of Vata Girl

Recently, I’ve been doing all I can to learn about Ayurveda. I realized Yoga’s 5,000 year old sister-science is the perfect complement to going to yoga classes. When you start to practice yoga regularly, you usually become more in tune with your body and start to notice cause and effect a little more. For example, […]

Alignment tips for mamas to be

Alignment tips for mamas to be

Guest post by Bill Boland and Anita Halton at BodyFix Method You’re excited to feel your baby growing inside you. But you also feel the physical stress that extra belly weight is causing. Your body is constantly adapting and not always in good ways. You feel it in your back, your neck, and your legs. […]