What is Mamma yoga?
Mamma Yoga emerged from my desire and heartfelt wish for women to experience and know how a pregnancy can be an empowering experience also on the days where it feels difficult. As I believe that pregnancy also have beautiful lessons for us to learn and from those lessons we become wiser and take our first steps into motherhood.
I have 14 years of experience teaching yoga and I have taught many forms of yoga, from classical hatha yoga to dynamic vinyasa inspired yoga. For the last 6 years I have had my focus on pre- and postnatal yoga – yoga. From my heart I have wanted deeply to show and teach women how movement and moving smart can create a deep bond to the body. That we can tune in and understand how the body is doing and that, together with your personal awareness of your body, your breathe and movements can be use very wisely in your labour.
I have experienced two lovely pregnancies and births, and know what it’s like to be a first time mom and parent; the layers it embraces such as joy, happiness, uncertainty and tears. Every pregnancy and every birth has been a unique experience, as both children have their own unique personality. I am grateful and excited that every day I grow as a parent and as a mother as our children gain a foothold and independence in this World.
I practiced prenatal yoga during both my pregnancies, and I sensed time and time again how the gentle exercises were like balm for the soul, for my body and for the unborn child in my womb. Prenatal yoga gave me great comfort and nourishment. A sense of well-being that didn’t only exist during the yoga class, but also at night and in the following days, which left me with great physical and mental energy throughout my pregnancy.
This opportunity for well-being and energy is what I would like to pass on and that’s why I’m now exclusively dedicated to teaching pre- and postnatal yoga to new, strong and kick ass moms.
It may sound trivial, but I simply wish that as many pregnant women as possible get to experience the comfort, peace, joy, strength, cohesion and potential during their pregnancy.
In my teaching I give great importance to creating a safe environment, with space to be edgy, happy and curious. This is a space where we laugh, strengthen the body and the breath, cherish ourselves and disconnect from the outside world to connect in.