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...]

November 2013 Newsletter

Nashville prenatal yoga

My favorite moment in a prenatal yoga class is that last one, when mamas sit, beautiful in their bodies, deeply in sync with breath and baby. My favorite love note to share at that time is one that meant the world to me every time I heard it during my own pregnancies: She believed she could, so she did. From your self-care practice to your mothering practice to daring to prepare for the birth of your dreams, invite in that kind-hearted certainty: You are enough. You are capable. You are worthy. Whatever comes your way, dear woman, you have the heart for it. Click here for the November … [Read more...]

Birthing Ourselves into Being: “Freedom to be Vulnerable”

Emi Canahuati Nashville women's circle

Emi Canahuati is a wife, mother, sexuality health educator, and a participant in the 2013 Birthing Ourselves into Being women's circle in Nashville. For years, Emi has helped people thrive by educating them about the healthy, vibrant role sexuality plays in creating a happy, fulfilled life. But even as she was helping others take care of themselves, Emi realized she wasn't always tending to her own happiness and well-being. Here, Emi explains how she connected with her inner strength by dedicating a year to deepening her relationship with her own heart: "I didn’t know spaces like this … [Read more...]

Birthing Ourselves into Being Women’s Circle: “Exactly What I Needed”

Wife, mother, and businesswoman Kristy May participated in Nashville's 2013 Birthing Ourselves into Being women's circle. Here, in her own words, Kristy speaks about the meaning circle work has held for her, and ultimately for her family, this year: "The invitation to participate in the Birthing Ourselves Into Being Women’s Circle came at a time in my life when major changes were on the forefront and big decisions had to be made. Although I was hesitant of a weekly commitment for an entire year, it was exactly what I needed to work through all that was surfacing during this pivotal … [Read more...]

Birthing Ourselves into Being 2014

Nashville Women's Circle

Each one of us has a vision of the life we know we could be living “if only…” Do you hear the call of the woman you are becoming? Are you longing for connection and support from women who will witness your true self? Are you ready to go from dreaming the dream to living the dream? Then join us for Birthing Ourselves into Being 2014. This year-long course draws on the metaphor of birth and the intrinsic ways women create to see you through the process of conception, gestation, and birthing yourself into being. We are living in a dynamic, super-charged time and each of us feels the … [Read more...]