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!
Alexis was introduced to yoga through her studies in exercise science and massage therapy and has been hooked ever since. During the pandemic, her yoga practice evolved and deepened when she used it for daily self-care and stress relief to balance the unique challenge of homeschooling her three children. This experience inspired her to take the 200-hour training at Carrboro Yoga Company. Because of her fast-paced life with her awesomely active kids, Alexis loves to teach slow flow classes with playful movement sequences connected to the breath. She hopes her students leave their mats feeling balanced in mind, body, and spirit, and carry that with them into their everyday lives.