My first class in the Prenatal Wellness Series with Mary was the best thing i've done for my mental and physical health since the start of my pregnancy. We spent part of the class discussing the week's topic (perinatal mental health) and the rest doing gentle yoga specific to what we shared we needed and had to avoid depending on how our bodies have been. There was a range of pregnancy timelines among the 7 of us soon-to-be moms, from 13 weeks pregnant to my 32 weeks, and we all had a lot to share and to gain from the class. In a time where there are still so many nerves around safety, I felt safe (vaccination proof was required, everyone was masked, many double masked, and I positioned myself right by the propped open door for a little extra air) and was finally able to connect with other pregnant women. Mary was vulnerable and open with the class while discussing her personal mental health journey in pregnancy, and once again I felt the strong comfort of a safe space, now mentally and emotionally. Thank you so much to Mary and to the studio for providing this wonderful series! I cannot wait to continue on with the rest of the classes!
Since her first ever (streamed online) yoga class in 2008, Si has tried different styles of yoga, both in person and virtually. Yoga has always been a grounding ritual for her, and a means to feel connected to herself and the community. She believes that in addition to being a great way to move the body, a yoga class can be time allotted to connect the body and mind in a practical way. Students can expect a mix of strong vinyasa-style movements with creative variations as well as grounding breathwork and mindful exercises. Si is a graduate of Carolina Yoga Company’s 200-hour training program.