The professional DVD, Audio Program, and Books listed here were written and created by some of our very own yoga teachers. These products will support you in deepening your connection with yourself and your baby through conscious movement, relaxation, and nutrition.
PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BEYOND AUDIO PROGRAM
Written and Recorded by Rachel Yellin
Practicing conscious relaxation is one of the best ways to prepare for birth. By taking time each day to relax, a woman trains her body to do the same while giving birth. When the birthing body is in a state of relaxation, more oxygenated blood circulates to the uterus and the uterus is able to do it's job more efficiently. When a woman is relaxed, her nervous system is in a "healing" state and her brain produces more endorphins and oxytocin. These are the hormones that are produced when she makes love and when she gives birth.
Rachel's voice is grounded, soothing, and reassuring. You can be certain that you'll feel comfortable with her guidance as she created this audio program from the feedback that her doula clients and students have provided.
This audio program includes 3 sections:
- Section 1, "Pregnancy & Birth", 10 tracks for pregnancy, later pregnancy and birth, breathing techniques, and birth visualization.
- Section 2, "After the Birth", 5 tracks for parenting, sleeping, breastfeeding, and bottle feeding.
- Section 3, "Going Deep", 5 tracks to support sleep, relaxation, feeling grounded, and stable. These are for anyone at any time of life.
- Buy each section individually for $40, $25, and $15.
- Bundle and save when you buy the whole program for $60!
Make your purchase at www.rachelyellin.com/pregnancy-birth-beyond/
***Receive 20% off the entire program or individual section when you use the coupon code 'SFPNY'.
PRENATAL YOGA with Jane Austin
Experience the openness and empowerment of prenatal yoga practice with Jane Austin. Designed for beginners and practitioners alike, this dynamic yoga program can be used daily to build and maintain strength and flexibility, increase energy, reduce or eliminate pregnancy discomforts, improve circulation and posture, and aid relaxation. Prenatal yoga increases body, breath and baby awareness, which helps to prepare both mind and body for labor and birth. Practiced often, it also promotes a healthy transition from pregnancy to the postpartum period.
Jane's 60-minute session offers a range of postures that explore the balance between effort and surrender, stability and softness. As you move through the practice, Jane provides the space to listen to your body, attune to your breath, and be present with your baby. Mindful of mamas who might need more support, she demonstrates modified postures throughout the class.
Jane's refreshing ability to “tell it like it is” to expecting moms gives this prenatal yoga session a lively, humorous, and realistic perspective unlike any other. She brings not only her expertise as a certified yoga instructor but also her experience as a midwife, doula, childbirth educator, and of course, a mother. Jane's reverence for pregnancy and birth comes shining through as she expertly guides you on the path to prenatal health and wellness.
$19.95 + tax DVD can be ordered at filmbaby.com search Jane Austin
An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods, a Shopper's Companion
by Elise Marie Collins
An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods, A Shopper's Companion is a reference book dedicated to inspiring readers to make healthier food choices. Filled with scientific research and traditional wisdom on many common and unusual foods, the book includes a section on what foods are good to eat during pregnancy and related health conditions such as indigestion, varicose veins and inflammation, etc. Realizing the importance of eating and preparing nourishing foods during my own pregnancy I changed my own diet and began researching food and nutrition. As a mother feeding myself and my family became a priority in my life and I wrote this book for these reasons.
"As wife, mother, food lover and organic grower - I find this book invaluable. When preparing a meal for my family or guests, it is my reference. My son asked why there were so many sprouts in the salad and I knew just where to go and what to answer." Gayle Okamura Sullivan on An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods, A Shopper's Companion.
$12.95 + tax Available locally in San Francisco at The Mindful Body and Cover to Cover Books in Noe Valley.
Kid Moves - Fun Active Moves for Your Growing Child
Kid Moves™ products introduce movement to children in a fun and interesting
way. This 3-book series offers fun active moves for your growing child
from birth to 5 years old. Easy and fun, the developmentally appropriate
moves encourage activity, build strength, increase flexibility and promote
Books in this series:
Kid Moves, Baby from Birth to 18 Months Old
Kid Moves, Toddler for 1 to 3 Year Olds
Kid Moves, Preschooler for 3 to 5 Year Olds
Individual Kid Moves books are $6.99 +tax or the Kid Moves 3-Book Set is $17.99 +tax. Available locally in select San Francisco shops or online at www.Kmoves.com