Your body is the culmination of how you move, how you rest, what you eat, and what you think. On a spiritual level, your body is your vessel; it’s what connects you physically to the rest of the world and your growing baby. Your job, then, is to make those connections as pure as possible. This means eating wholesome food, wholeheartedly. It means moving with intention, possessing your body’s strength along with its possibilities. It means listening deeply to what it needs and responding with openness and kindness. It also means developing strong relationships with the like-minded and love-minded people in your life.

Yoga and meditation are powerful self-care tools with amazing benefits for both body and mind. They can be practiced together or separately, and you may feel a stronger pull toward one or the other, but both are well worth trying, especially as you journey into motherhood and encounter new physical, mental, and emotional stressors. Yoga and meditation help us to stay grounded, to check in with our bodies, and to engage more fully in the present moment.

As you are fully aware, your body is capable of amazing things. When you participate fully in its inward and outward nourishment, the benefits seep deeply into what you provide for your baby and what you bring to your life.

Benefits include:

  • Boosting your mood
  • Counteracting stress
  • Decreasing depression and anxiety
  • Increasing mindfulness
  • Boosting immunity
  • Aiding relaxation
  • Increasing feelings of wellbeing
  • Aiding the function of the brain and nervous system
  • Increasing flexibility and strength (yoga primarily)
And researchers are finding more and more every day!



Weekly Prenatal Yoga
6:00 to 7:00 Thursday evenings
East Meets West Yoga Center
Vienna, VA


Postnatal Yoga Workshop – 
Dates: TBD

Join us for this special 6-Week Postnatal Yoga Class Series and learn how this beneficial practice can support you physically, mentally and emotionally after your baby’s birth (The fourth trimester). This practice has been especially designed for mothers in the postpartum period, honoring their specific needs and the needs of their babies. The yoga poses will support the body’s recovery after birth- strengthening and stretching in safe and appropriate ways.

Babies (up to crawling stage) are also welcome to join! *

Benefits of Postnatal Yoga:
Stress Reduction
Releases tension in the shoulders and neck
Strengthens pelvic floor muscles and abdominal muscles
Hormone balance (Support for mood swings, anxiety and/or depression)
Offers special bonding time with new baby
Promotes deeper sleep

*This workshop is appropriate for women who have given birth vaginally and are 6+ weeks postpartum, or for women who have given birth by Cesarean and are 8+ weeks postpartum, or who have permission from their doctors if they would like to attend earlier in their postpartum period. All babies are welcome up to the crawling stage.



Pure Nurture: The Yoga of Motherhood Workshop 
New Dates TBD

Join author and prenatal yoga teacher, Kristy Rodriguez in a pregnancy yoga workshop developed around the principles highlighted in her recent book, Pure Nurture: A Holistic Guide to a Healthy Baby.

Self-care is not a luxury nor is it selfish, it is in fact essential for your well-being and for the health of your growing baby. Learn ways to nurture and nourish yourself in this supportive, safe and fun workshop. Self-care is baby-care.

What to Expect:

Discover what self-care means to you and let go of the guilt and fear around taking care of yourself on your journey through pregnancy and on into motherhood.
  • Practice key prenatal yoga postures to release and relieve the common physical ailments of pregnancy.
  • Learn relaxation techniques to that will support you with stress and exhaustion. These techniques can be used anywhere at any time.
  • Experience delicious and nutritious ways to nourish yourself and your baby without feeling deprived or restricted. (Snacks provided.)

Book is included in price of workshop.

Fee: $25.00 preregistered; $35.00 at the door


Self-Care Yoga Workshop for Moms and Moms-to-be
Saturday, March 10, 2018 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Join us for this special Pregnancy and Mama Yoga Workshop. It’s never too early to begin positively impacting your child’s health. In this workshop, you will learn simple ways to relieve stress and increase your overall well-being.  Yoga along with other self-care practices can benefit you physically, mentally and emotionally- during pregnancy and beyond. Learn how to take good care of yourself and create a healthy foundation for your growing baby/child.

What to Expect:

Yoga Practice 

Releases tension in the shoulders and neck
Strengthens pelvic floor muscles
Strengthens abdominal muscles
Hormone balance
(Support for mood swings, anxiety and/or depression)
Promotes deeper sleep

Self-care Essentials

Exercises to relieve stress
The benefits of developing a strong support system
How your attitude directly affects your health and the health of your baby.
The power of gratitude and journaling
Benefits of mindfulness and meditation

Fee: $25.00 preregistered; $35.00 at the door


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