"There is no other organ quite like the uterus.
If men had such an organ they would brag about it.
So should we."
- Ina May Gaskin

Pregnancy

With great anticipation and mixed emotions floating about as you prepare for your little baby's arrival, know you are not alone. Everything recommended in my posts are from personal experiences (either from myself or trusted friends and acquaintances.) Welcome to the world of mothering!

Pregnancy Posts

Birth Planning Made Easy

Why create a Birth Intentions worksheet? It helps your providers (doctor/midwife, nurses, doula, friends, and family supporters) understand you have: educated yourself on the process of birthing...

Birthing is a Big Deal

She shifts into a mother bear caring for her baby cubs. Wisdom behind her eyes shines as her perspective on life deepens to a level she never knew existed. Her body forever changed as she miraculously carried and birthed her child(ren).

Elise's Pregnancy Philosophy

This is the time when a woman has the opportunity to "house" another human being. Your body no longer is just for you...

How Lighting a Candle Can Help YOU

With a simple glance at the flame my mind traveled to that birthing woman. In less than a second I was sending her strength, compassion, resilience and healing for her, her baby and those supporting her.

Mother Blessing

A Mother Blessing allows a group to gather together to support the mom-to-be to open up mentally, emotionally and spiritually through this inspired blessingway tradition for the most sacred of journeys… childbirth into motherhood...

Prenatal Yoga Benefits

Outside of the endless benefits of yoga, a prenatal yoga class is the perfect place to begin yoga or continue your practice learning how to incorporate your growing belly into your regular practice... and most importantly for the labor and delivery processes.

Resources

Preparing for pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Strength for Birth

We may see with our eyes what a strong birthing woman looks like; it’s common to wonder- what's really behind her strength? Is it mostly physical or mental or both?

Tough Mudder or Tough Mother?

Seven million people are paying to experience extreme pain; yet over 60% of women are numbing themselves during the natural process of childbirth.

About Elise

I'm a RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and RYT 500 (Registered Yoga Teacher) rooted in the Hatha tradition, and the Samkhya philosophy; however I attend a variety of classes, like Kundalini. I’m living my dharma (purpose) by creating a community to assist women during the rite of passage into motherhood through the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual qualities of the yoga practice.

In addition to yoga, I'm a mom of two beautiful children and have many interests including Feng Shui, Reiki, alternative healing methods, harnessing my intuition and whatever else inspires me along the way!

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