MOMS BODYSHOP™ Self Care for New Moms
A three-class-series for new moms (without baby) from 6 weeks to 2+ years postpartum.
This class provides a safe space for new mamas (without baby) to begin to explore movement and strengthening in a body that might still feel a little foreign.
Bring your fatigue, stretch marks, baby weight, bruised bodies, and breast pumps! Let's move, breathe, laugh, and cry it out.
Take time out for you and leave energized and hopeful for the journey ahead.
What to expect
A safe space for new moms to practice self care and get present with their needs as a woman. We explore our bodies and gently uncover weakness to slowly begin the healing process. We build strength, establish simple self care rituals, and committ to loving all the new mushy parts.
“I had the privilege of attending Keya’s prenatal Yoga classes from week 13 through the end of my pregnancy. Attending class with her was such a blessing for my spirit and my body. She’s a great resource not just for Yoga, but for pregnancy in general. In her Yoga classes she allows space for expecting mothers to connect with one another and feel safe in discussing concerns with their pregnancies. She is very knowledgeable and is constantly educating herself about the pregnant body and labor and birth management. My body felt great throughout my pregnancy. I was able to apply what I learned in class to help support my growing body. This carried through to labor. During labor I felt grounded and I was really able to focus my mind and breath with each contraction and with my baby. For me, her yoga class made me feel strong and in turn empowered me during labor and birth. She was an invaluable part of my birth dream team.”
“Keya was beyond helpful and supportive. She continually spent extra time with us in order to address all of our areas of concern with such care and kindness. Due to her calming presence, I went into my birth with much more confidence and security. She allowed me to envision the kind of birth I hoped to have, while also adopting a flexible attitude. Once the time of my birth arrived I was both calm and excited about the arrival of our baby. (It is important to note that a few months prior I was completely terrified of birth as I contemplated an elective c-section to avoid labor anxiety. There is absolutely no way I could have conquered this fear without Keya. Once she arrived at my labor she provided exactly the motivation I needed in order to push myself through the increasing discomfort and exhaustion. Her balance between gentle nurturing and persistent encouragement allowed me to make it further into my labor without medical intervention than I would on my own. Furthermore, she supported my partnership with my husband as we became closer through my labor. We are both so grateful for her presence at our birth and we are planning to use her for our second birth this February. Finally, Keya is an incredible prenatal yoga teacher and I attribute her very effective kegal regimen to my very short push time. Thank you, Keya!”
“Keya was an amazing doula–brought so much comfort, emotional support and education to my first birth. Couldn’t recommend her more.”
“Keya was exceptional for us! She really helped make us aware of my body, and the whole process for delivering a baby and what it entails. I always felt relaxed, confident and trusted in the knowledge you provided both my husband and I. Keya always gave us several different options on topics we had concerns about regarding the baby/delivery/vaccinations/etc. She had a clear understanding of our intention and helped make sure it was fulfilled. With Keya’s support and our wonderful OB: Dr. Bayati, we were able to have a completely natural birth (no epidural) within the hospital. We stayed at home as long as possible and arrived at the hospital just in time to push our baby out! She really is just wonderful!”
“Through two pregnancies, Keya has been an inspirational and calming figure, as my prenatal yoga instructor. I started going to her prenatal class in 2009 and found her to be incredibly helpful for my changing and growing body. She always guided me through each class, achieving a more positive and excited outcome. I enjoyed my pregnancies even more because of her. She is always helping pregnant women connect with one another, and has outstanding advice for preparing to manage labor and birth. She’s extremely knowledgeable with years of experience and I’d highly recommend her yoga classes as well as her doula services.”
“I’ll write a more in depth review when I have more time but wanted to say that Keya is absolutely gifted as a doula. She stepped in at the last minute (literally when I was having contractions) when our doula couldn’t make it, and I was thrilled she could come as I’d loved her prenatal yoga classes. She was there for us every step of the way through what turned into a three day labor. She kept us from heading to the hospital way too early with calming pain relief techniques at home, and her calm confidence and nonjudgemental, very supportive nature were so comforting to us and made for a harmonious birth team at the hospital. She had no shortage of solutions for helping me through the pain and her yoga and rebozo techniques were lifesavers. We were so grateful to have her there for us. I strongly recommend her as a doula and prenatal yoga teacher- she’s highly professional and her expertise is balanced with compassion and support. She’s a natural caregiver and helped us avoid a c-section and find inner strength we didn’t know we had.”
“At our prenatal visits you were very warm and easy to talk to also very informative. As far as Birth goes, I could not have done it without you nor do I even want to imagine not having you there! You just made it all better. I had full trust in you and your abilities to sooth me during contractions and the standing with bent knees with you was a definite tool that helped me. I loved the aromatherapy and all the other extras as well. Your very nurturing and a true professional. Thank you for staying as long as you did to make sure our little wild man was ok.“
“Your support was so incredibly helpful – both in preparing us for what was coming, educating us in a way that my OB didn’t, and helping to keep me out of the hospital for most of my labor! I would have been at UCLA on petocin and an epidural from 5am that Sunday morning until the baby came. Also – your knowledge of what was going on with my body during labor was super helpful and very calming. I felt safe.”
“Keya is an amazing instructor! I am currently 27 weeks pregnant and I have taken prenatal yoga with several instructors and Keya is by far my favorite! I go to her classes in Culver City and Mar Vista and enjoy every minute of the experience! She is very hands on and helps you with the poses, her classes are perfect for any level of fitness and at any stage of pregnancy. She is great about modifying the poses so you don’t feel intimidated if you’re not quite the yogi you used to be pre-pregnancy. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere.“
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