Empowering Fearless Birth Giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Mamas, grab your chance to WIN a FREE COUPLES PASS to the Empowering Fearless Birth conference in middle Tennessee! Parents-to-be & new parents, this event will be packed with birth- & baby-related health  & wellness companies, plus a full slate of free classes going on all day... Mark your calendar: March 8th, 2014 Empowering Fearless Birth -- Tennessee!! Local parent & birth focused vendors Empowering keynote speakers Classes for expecting couples and parents Q&A Panels with local parents Screening of "BIRTH STORY: Ina May and … [Read more...]

Essential Oils for Birth

EssentialOils

Brittany Anderson--board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, birth doula, integrative health coach--is a holistic practitioner who blends the wisdom of ancient tradition with the advances of Western innovation. Recently, she's added essential oils into her personal health and well-being practice, and she's incorporated them into the work she does with friends, family, and clients. Her experience? She feels better, her husband feels better, and the women she works with in pregnancy and birth feel better. Even her father, after years of conventional medical care, has come around to the … [Read more...]

Nurture Yourself with A Yoga Nap

Nashville yoga nidra for mothers

Napping has never come easily to me, even when I was just. so. tired. during the early months of being a new mama. Finally, in my 7th year of parenting, I’ve gotten the hang of napping—or at least a version of it. Yoga nidra, also known as yogic sleep, blends elements of napping and meditation in one short session. That’s why it’s one of my go-to personal practices for taking care of my heart and my spirit.Yoga nidra guides you through a passive whole-body relaxation, from your toe tips to the top of your head. Ideally, you do this practice in comfortable clothes on a yoga mat. I tend to rest … [Read more...]

Pregnancy Superfoods: July 16 Special Event!

Pregnancy Superfoods

Hey Nashville mamas, I'm excited to let you know about a special guest visiting Nashville on July 16 at Sanctuary for Yoga: Bridget Swinney RD MS, author of Eating Expectantly and Baby Bites, will be in town to talk about great prenatal nutrition! She'll share 6 superfoods that are incredibly healthy for your pregnancy. Bridget has worked as a clinical dietitian, public health nutritionist, WIC Program Director, diabetes educator and weight loss group facilitator. The first edition of Eating Expectantly won the Child Magazine's Top Ten Parenting Books of the Year. Bridget will be … [Read more...]

Sacred Stones for Birth

Mamahhh Birth Necklace

My birthing necklace is a sacred treasure from my daughter’s birth. The necklace is made from the stones, gems, and charms given by my circle of women friends and guides. Having that necklace present during birth, I felt so connected to their hopes and dreams for me. That circle of stones also helped me feel connected to the grand circle of women who have birthed through the ages—the grandmothers of our grandmothers. I am not the first to birth; I am not the last. I am perfectly held on this journey to meet my daughter. I am in my perfect place in the spiral of women who birth. Offering … [Read more...]