In this self-care workshop, you’ll learn unique, gentle movements designed to help you to accept and love your body during pregnancy and beyond. Let go of the pain and strain of new motherhood and reconnect with yourself through gentle and nourishing movement! Learn ways to make some time for YOU postpartum, and learn to use and move your body in a more intelligent, effective, efficient way! Gain practical tools to alleviate pain and discomfort mindfully.
“Movement for Moms” is a practical workshop that will help pregnant and postpartum women find better sleep and ease from muscle pains, with strategies for getting up and down off the floor and out of bed gracefully! Vivian will teach you how to connect with your changing body. This workshop will help you forge a connection with your developing child, while honoring and respecting yourself during this process.
Vivian became a mother in August 2014, and has a deep compassion for the physical and emotional changes that women undergo during pregnancy and new motherhood. As a Feldenkrais practitioner, she had many tools during her own pregnancy and postpartum that helped to address hip and back pain, pelvic discomfort, carpal tunnel symptoms and more, and she has shared from her experiences in her workshops.
Vivian took Bradley Method classes during pregnancy and had a successful home birth after 23 hours of labor. She loves babywearing, co-sleeping and breastfeeding and wants to support moms in finding comfort for themselves through these journeys. After having her daughter, Vivian also facilitated two mother support groups, which eventually led to the founding of Piko Pals, in partnership with the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. She has a passion for helping mothers to connect with their bodies and each other in meaningful ways.