Birthing Mama: Your Companion for a Holistic Pregnancy Journey with Week-by-Week Reflections, Yoga, Wellness Recipes, Journal Prompts, and More (Paperback)
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Birthing Mama offers a holistic approach to the transformative experience of pregnancy. Author Corinne Andrews, a yoga teacher since 2003 and creator of Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness, guides women through each week of the nine-month journey, integrating body, mind, and spirit through reflection, yoga postures and breath practices, self-care activities, and creative projects. Whether expectant mothers are setting up a Pregnancy Altar to focus their hopes and dreams for the baby-to-be, writing a Pregnancy Affirmation Statement, blending an herbal tea formula, or breathing into mountain pose for strength and healing, they will find a blend of self-nourishment and self-discovery, contemplation, and celebration through Andrews’s gentle, empowering style.
About the Author
Corinne Andrews is co-owner/director of Shraddhā Yoga and leads the 200-hour Embodyoga® Teacher Training in addition to teaching weekly classes online and locally in Massachusetts. She is the developer and lead teacher of the Birthing Mama® 90-hour Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga and Wellness Teacher Training, and she teaches Birthing Mama classes and workshops locally and online. She has been teaching yoga to people of all ages and abilities since 2003. Andrews is trained in classical Hatha Yoga, advanced levels of Embodyoga®, Mindful Grieving Yoga Therapy, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Ayurveda, Meridian Yoga, Shiatsu, and as a birth doula. She holds a BA in Cross-Cultural and Alternative Health and Healing. In addition to all she has studied, her greatest teachers have been in the many sacred moments in India, her spiritual teacher GurujiMa, her marriage with Matthew and their two awesome children. The profound spiritual journey of mothering from pre-conception through to the here and now is in, and of itself, the best teacher.
"Birthing Mama is a heartfelt offering of compassion, wisdom and solace for expecting mothers. I highly recommend this book." --Ananta Ripa Ajmera, Co-founder & CEO, The Ancient Way
“Birthing Mama is a treasure; an accessible and spiritual approach to integrating yoga into the pregnancy and postpartum journey.” --Amy Wright Glenn, founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death