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!
Victoria was introduced to yoga in 1999 and has been practicing ever since. While taking various instructors and styles of yoga she discovered Power Yoga. She was immediately drawn to the athleticism, strength, and grace of the practice. Plus she loved the way it made her feel! After having taught various fitness classes for over a decade, she received her 200-hour Power Vinyasa Yoga certification in 2009 in order to share her practice with others. Victoria believes that yoga shouldn’t be intimidating. Her approach to yoga is simple; don't take yourself too seriously, try something new, and have fun! Victoria has a Master's degree in exercise physiology.