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Video : Flower Appreciation with Calla Lilly.

Spring Greetings Friends,

I just celebrated my birthday, and hope you've been able to enjoy the spring blooms and birdsong. Spring is a reminder of new beginnings, and the gifts of the change during these challenging times we are living in.

I am feeling particularly grateful for our communities both near and far. Thank you for being here, and I'm excited to share this newsletter with all of you.

+++ Coming Up Soon : I'm leading my beloved Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training starting in a few days at Yoga Flow in SF (April 24 - 28), and am excited to announce that Mama Tree Level 2 will return this fall in a two-weekend format on Livestream (Nov 9, 10, 16 + 17) so more folks can attend since so many of you have taken Mama Tree online over the last several years!

Registration is up for both of these trainings, and I absolutely love sharing the magic of teaching prenatal yoga (and training more teachers!).

I hope to see you soon.

Sending many blessings, Jane

In this newsletter, I'm excited to be featuring :

  • "Grant Yourself An Abundance of Grace" by Allison Kirby Drone 

  • Yoni Health & Wisdom Guide, created by Nimisha Gandhi of Moon Cycle Nutrition

  • Labor of Love - A Birth Processing Group starts Tuesday, April 23rd at the newly opened Hatch Midwifery (637 Irving Street, SF)

  • Get FREE shipping with your first order at Cookma - a new small business started from one of Jane's students offering nourishment for new mamas and parents.

  • Postpartum Doula Core Training at Natural Resources (In-Person) starts this Thursday, April 25th.

+ Additional Upcoming Events with Jane :

  • Get the Prenatal Partners workshop On-Demand via Sutra or Udemy.

  • Don't Miss the Monthly Labyrinth Walk at Grace Cathedral! The Labyrinth Walk with Jane + Sue Baelen (Sacred Body Midwifery) happens every month on the third Thursday. We’ll gather at 11:45 am and begin walking at noon as the bells start to ring. Now over 1,000 folks have walked the Labyrinth with us since we began this ritual!

p.s. In my prenatal and postnatal + baby yoga classes, I've also been sharing a womb supportive tea blend specially made for pregnant and postpartum folks - a new collaboration between myself and a local folk herbalist (and fellow teacher/ethical marketer) - Crystal Marie Higgins of The Seasonal Herbal Box. Find me after class to get yours, and learn more about Crystal's offerings here.


Jane Recommends + Tips!

Grant Yourself an Abundance of Grace

by Allison Kirby Drone 

"The journey of becoming a parent can be nothing short of a wild adventure. During my pregnancy, I experienced a whirlwind of emotions - from nerves and excitement to worry and total overwhelm (I bet some of you can relate!). And then…baby arrived (Talk about the unexpected - my water broke in Jane's prenatal class). While some aspects became less stressful, the exhaustion, love, and terror of caring for a newborn presented a whole new challenge.

One piece of advice that really resonated with me is to grant yourself an abundance of grace. As new parents, you’re navigating completely uncharted territory, with little certainty, often operating on minimal sleep (to say the least!).

What's one small act of self-love you can prioritize this week? It doesn't need to be big - whether it's stealing a few minutes to rest in the afternoon, enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend, or simply indulging in your favorite podcast. Take that moment to recognize both the visible and invisible efforts you're pouring into your journey; you're doing your best, and that IS enough.

As a life coach, motherhood has shifted my focus from helping athletes transition to life post sport to something even more incredible—helping folks navigate ALL major transitions. From figuring out this parenting thing, to finding that next job, to preparing for childbirth, a coach can help you navigate change with grace, resiliency, and confidence.

So, here's to showing ourselves some love as we navigate the ups and downs of parenthood, one of the biggest transitions life throws our way!"

Allison Kirby Drone is an ICF certified life and career coach (ACC), a mom, and former pro soccer player. She loves yoga and surfing. Allison offers 1:1 coaching to those navigating big transitions in life. To learn more, email her at kirbymethod@gmail.com, or check out kirbymethod.com.


Yoni Health + Wisdom Guide

One of the wonderful teachers in my Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training - Nimisha Gandhi of Moon Cycle Nutrition, has created this guide as a tool for healing and revitalizing the holistic aspects of yoni health. 



Labor of Love - A Birth Processing Group

Labor of Love: A Birth Processing Group" is a 4-week series led by a psychotherapist, Vanessa Lin McGraw, and a doula, Sara Fu.

Unplanned events at birth can leave you with a complex web of feelings. Our goal is to help you process birth in community and tap into your own resilience.

We will meet on Tuesday evenings starting on April 23 at the newly opened Hatch Midwifery (637 Irving Street).

Get more info and register here.


Cookma : One pot meals, super powered snacks + kitchen staples for postpartum

A former student in Jane's classes - Lisa Chatham, recently launched her company Cookma for new mamas and parents!

To support the first forty days (and beyond), Cookma draws on Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and traditional wisdom from around the world to create a postpartum care plan that is super easy, effective, and surprisingly affordable.

Their Mama Bundle offers practical guidance for both mother and her support team on postpartum care alongside healing one-pot meals and snacks. The food is ACTUALLY delicious and made with responsibly-sourced, clean ingredients…. Everything is beautifully packaged in compostable containers.

And Lisa is offering free shipping to you for being a part of this community. Use the code “Yoni” to receive free shipping on your order.”

Learn more at Cookma.co.


Natural Resources: Postpartum Doula Core Training with Tracy Massillon (in-person) starts this Thursday!

Thursday, April 25 - June 6, 2024

All sessions will be in-person from 6-9pm

Natural Resources was one of the first organizations in the SF Bay Area to offer postpartum & birth doula training.

This 23-hour program is a thorough preparation in attending newly expanded families. The precious early days during which a family welcomes a new baby provide ample opportunity for consistent support. Postpartum doulas are present for babies, the birthing person, and other family members in the home. A calm presence offering guidance in newborn care, birth recovery, healing nutrition, and more - postpartum doulas help to set a positive tone for the family moving forward and out of the fourth trimester. In addition to the core training 2 supplemental workshops are included: Postpartum Nutrition & Newborn Sleep.

Learn more about this training.

++ Use the code “Jane” to receive an additional $25 off at checkout!


Yes to Birth! Childbirth Classes & Relaxation Audios

with Rachel Yellin

Use code : MAMATREE

to save 15%

plus you'll get the BONUS video series : 10 Techniques for More WOW and Less OW in Labor.

Rachel Yellin offers her Yes to Birth! online classes for expectant folks and partners who want a deeply satisfying, empowering, integrative birth at any location. Also includes : Relaxation Audios.

Rachel offers Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond MP3's that will help you to prepare for birth, relax into labor, connect with your baby, and feel supported. All you have to do is listen 🎧

Learn more at YesToBirth.com


REDYPER San Francisco : Compostable Diaper Service

Keep the planet and your baby’s bum happy and sign up for your FREE compostable diaper service trial with REDYPER™ San Francisco. Get responsible diapering products delivered right to your doorstep. Soiled diapers + wipes are collected weekly, commercially composted, and turned into dirt in 14 weeks. 

USE CODE HAPPYBABY and receive 50% off a New Baby Starter Pack* plus 4 weeks of complimentary delivery, pick up, and composting services! 

Learn more and sign up at dypersf.com. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter. Questions? Check out our FAQ page or call us at (650) 641-0975. 


Jane's Upcoming Offerings

Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Level 1

45-Hours in San Francisco

at Yoga Flow SF (Ocean Ave + Noe Valley)

Starts This Week : April 24 - 28, 2024

Learn how to teach yoga to expecting parents in all stages of pregnancy and throughout the early stages of postpartum. 

This 45-hour comprehensive prenatal yoga teacher training is for yoga teachers, students with 3-years of practice, midwives, doulas and other health professionals who are interested in teaching yoga to expecting parents. We will explore yoga as a tool in preparation for not only childbirth, but for being a parent!

Mama Tree is a certified Yoga Alliance prenatal yoga school. This training qualifies as continuing education if you are registered with Yoga Alliance OR hours can be applied to registered prenatal yoga teacher designation (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.

Mama Tree 1 in the Spring (SF)!

Mama Tree Level 2 : Advanced Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training November 9, 10, 16 + 17, 2024 (plus one home study day) Early Bird Pricing Up + Payment Plans Available

This training is designed for those who are looking to further explore the art of teaching pre and postnatal yoga, and refine their teaching skills.

After completion of Level 2, you can get your Prenatal Yoga designation from the Yoga Alliance (RPYT)!

This Mama Tree Level 2 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is appropriate for those who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and Mama Tree Level One.

NOTE : This Training is now VIRTUAL + will take place LIVE via ZOOM. You will receive all details to join upon registration.

Mama Tree 2 in the Late Fall! 

Prenatal Partners Workshop: Yoga, Massage & Birth Prep

Upcoming 2024 Dates:

Prenatal Partners In-Person at Yoga Flow in Noe Valley: Saturdays : May 18th, June 15th, July 20th and August 17th from 2-4pm PT. Sign up.

+ Prenatal Partners is available On-Demand

Start Streaming via Udemy, or via Arketa.

View all options to take this workshop with Jane here.


Prenatal Yoga Classes On-Demand

Take a Prenatal Yoga Class anytime with Jane via these on-demand offerings!

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Yoga Class : Prenatal Yoga with Jane

An active yoga practice for pregnant women that increases strength and flexibility, creating space for you and your baby.

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Yoga Class : Prenatal Yoga Strengthening & Opening

This practice is designed to create stability and ease in body and mind. Stability is created by strength as well as suppleness. Opening and stretching helps support a sense of ease.

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Yoga Class : Prenatal Yoga

Balancing & Energizing

This practice incorporates breath and yoga postures to balance body and mind. This is a strong practice, best suited for those mamas with some yoga experience.

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