Author Archives: rachelfigura

Ice Breaker

After a much longer sojourn than expected I’m back in action following the birth of my daughter, Chloe (now 18 months). I’ll break the ice with an Iyengar joke from Elise Miller ‘s recent workshop that I’ve heard so many … Continue reading

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My Waterbirth Experience

My son was born underwater at Mission Hospitals on August 1st 2007 after a natural labor of about 9 hours. Do I consider myself lucky? Yes! Lucky to have yoga to help me relax during labor. Lucky to have access … Continue reading

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Nourishing Tea Keeps Mamas Afloat

This herbal tea blend from midwife, herbalist, and mother Aviva Jill Romm is the perfect concoction to keep you going throughout your pregnancy and during those first few months afterwards. According to her Natural Pregnancy Book, this brew contains vitamins … Continue reading

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Cold Showers For Me

For the last 2 weeks before getting out of the shower I have turned the water temperature down to cold. Thank goodness there is no one taping the weird contortions my body makes to avoid the water or the strange … Continue reading

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Offering alignment based kids, prenatal, and restorative yoga classes and private instruction in Asheville, NC

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