Wellness For the Future Starts Here
Mamas and Mamas-to-Be, use the ease of your home to take a retreat and connect with others on your birth journey. During quarantine while you can’t physically get away, learn how to practice self-care that benefits your whole family. In this time of social isolation, when many mamas are left without birth support in the delivery room, it is vitally important for women to be at the heart of their self-care and advocacy, and to have a community of support throughout their pregnancy.
We believe in the powerful Mama that is herself born during the birth journey. Yoga Mamas Wellness Weekends are for everyone planning a pregnancy, pregnant or postnatal.
Prenatal yoga is one of the most effective ways to empower the experience for both mother and baby no matter what type of pregnancy you have. Over our years of training and leading, we have seen the harm of classes led by well-intentioned but unaware teachers. Our trauma-informed training addresses the often overlooked needs of the prenatal and postnatal yoga student who may have experienced infertility issues, a previous difficult birth, loss of a baby, c-section, perineum tear, or the issues common to pregnancy and postpartum like sciatica, back and pelvic pain, tender wrists, loss of mobility, anxiety, and more. We nurture and empower both teachers and mamas in community together for the best birth outcomes.
Join our community to prepare your body and mind with the space, relaxation, strength and mindfulness you need for a more comfortable pregnancy, easier birth, and postpartum experience. Want to lead this content? Join our Yoga Mamas Pre & Postnatal Teacher Training.
I love Randi’s classes more than anything. She creates such a great space/community that made me feel comfortable (both pre and post natal). I really liked how she encouraged the moms to connect with each other, even outside of class. With my first pregnancy I felt so lost and didn’t know what to expect. It was great getting as much information from Randi about what was to come and may happen. It was also great preparing my body for the marathon of giving birth!
Yoga Mamas experience three-day wellness immersions during Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday mornings for up to 4 weekends. Soak up the teachings and classes offered by world-class wellness facilitators. Join our online community and get to experience the connection possible during this potent time. Get a taste of the exclusive Yoga Mamas programming that blends yoga practice, birth prep and spiritual connection for you and baby along with insider access to our wellness classes. Between training weekends, engage in a recommended home practice and self-awareness build and maintain nurturing routines. Through yoga and ancient ayurvedic self-care practices, discover comprehensive wellness that can sustain and enhance your beautiful life as it grows!
Program space is limited to ensure you get the best .
This distinctive yoga mamas prenatal training will provide the healing presence of our Yoga Mamas community to nurture, empower and support you as you navigate your pregnancy. You’ll learn, not only the essentials of yoga and how they can be adapted to your pregnant body, but how to hold nurturing space for yourself as you prepare your body for birth. Empower your birth story by uncovering preconceived notions about pregnancy and birth and creating community with other birth workers/expecting mothers.
Yoga Mamas Wellness Weekends Include
- Confidence: Building confidence in your ability to move during pregnancy and to give birth
- Community: Learn alongside women in every stage of pregnancy. Connect to others in their birth journey
- Personal Authenticity: Find your powerful voice in self-care and advocacy for you and your baby.
- Shift Your Vision: Focus on what is possible in Pregnancy instead of what’s not, exploring the many variations of asanas.
- Asana: Create space for baby and comfort for yourself through length and strength
- Labor Preparation: Yoga tools for best birth outcomes, including fetal positioning, mindfulness preparation, asanas & pranayama for labor and more.
- Support with Props: Learn how to modify and use props as well as tools for the issues that may arise in your pregnancy
- Deep Dive: In depth knowledge on the pelvis, the manometric system, diastasis recti and how yoga best supports functional movement and a healthy core preventing many of the issues that occur postpartum.
- Adaptation: Explore best practices for modifying and empowering your practice during a regular yoga class
- Labor Practices: Explore the use of mindfulness practices, chanting and vocalization, guided imagery, partner yoga/support and breathwork for labor.
Our Yoga Mamas leaders are mothers who are passionate about the power of yoga to empower students, create community and transform the experience of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood.
Our Director, Randi Coen Gilbert, E-RYT 500 has spent over 20 years as a child advocate and yoga teacher. Randi began teaching yoga in 2000 after having her second baby. She credits a full yoga practice, including mindfulness, to saving her as a new mom and making her a much better parent. Certified at the 500 hour level in 2003, Randi has advanced accreditations from Yoga Alliance. In 2012, she became a birth doula, registered by DONA International and trained in Yoga Therapy for 2 years.. Randi has a Master’s Degree in Drama Therapy from NYU. Last year, Randi fulfilled a lifelong dream and spent 5 weeks studying yoga and visiting spiritual sights in India.
Make your weekends a wellness respite that you look forward to and create the deep nurturing and connection Yoga Mamas from the comfort of your own home. Yoga Mamas Wellness Weekends are available as individual modules or an entire series. Take a “Babymoon” or consider this a training in learning to hold space for yourself!
Each weekend focuses on key skills and provides the embodied leadership for our core values of nurturing, empowering and creating community. Weekend sessions include Friday evenings from 6-9pm, Saturday and Sunday morning sessions from 8:30-11:30am.
Our first 3 weekends are focused on prenatal practices and the final weekend is postnatal.
Your tuition also includes free access to join Randi’s weekly live Pre/Postnatal Classes (for Mamas at any stage) as well as class recordings during the training.
Yoga Mamas Classes meet Wednesdays from 1-1:45pm and are hosted by Zia Yoga & Wellness.
September 18, 19, 20: Create Community in Sacred Space
“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.”—Barbara Katz Rothman
October 23, 24, 25: Empowerment through Knowledge
“Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.”—Maya Angelou
November 20, 21, 22: Freedom through Nurturing
“A strong intention, a relaxed body and an open mind are the main ingredients for an active birth.”—Janet Balaskas
December 11,12, 13: A New Norm – Postnatal Strength and Surrender
“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”—Myla + Jon Kabat-Zinn
Individual Modules are $180. Enjoy the entire program for $540
If you register for the entire program, you get unlimited access to Randi’s Yoga Mamas Self-Care Shorts, a collection of 5 wellness videos and free access to join Randi’s weekly live Pre/Postnatal Classes (for Mamas at any stage) where you can continue to build relationships with other mamas and get the benefits of a regular class.
Yoga Mamas Classes meet Wednesdays from 1-1:45pm and are hosted by Zia Yoga & Wellness.
Randi speaks to the discrepancies our system of class and race have on birth in her teaching, and advocates for all families. 10% of her teaching profits will go to Black Mamas Matter Alliance who ‘envision a world where Black moms have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during and after pregnancy’ and the Maternity Care Coalition whose mission is to ‘ improve the health and well-being of pregnant women and parenting families, and enhance school readiness for children 0-3.
Space is limited, and we only offer this program once a year. If you’re on the fence for any reason, send us a note and we’d be happy to help you get clear on your wellness possibilities and make the best choice for you.
Anyone with an interest in maternal wellness is welcome and encouraged to apply to participate in the Yoga Mamas Wellness program. Once you submit your application, our team will review what you’ve shared and be in touch!
I loved Randi’s classes because she made it so personal for each one of us. She genuinely took the time to customize poses based on each individual need and special circumstance both while pregnant and postpartum. I specifically knew I wanted pre/post natal yoga because I wanted to be mindfully prepared for birth and physically strong for the journey during and after the birth. I genuinely attribute my consistent yoga practice with Randi on and off the mat to successful birth stories that were mindful, full of yoga and deep breathing. Without the whole package of practicing yoga prenatally I don’t know that’d I’d have the success I did staying present and focused calmly throughout. I look back and my two births and even one MC and have a vivid memory of peace, breathing, and my yoga practice taught through Randi that got me through.