Happy Summer Mamas!
Summer solstice is here, and that means if you've got kids in school they are likely out or almost out for summer. 

In the last month I've been sharing some simple yet powerful practices you can do to connect with and release tension in your pelvic floor. I've included my latest video here in case you missed it --- and please share this email with your friends (all women can benefit!)  ⬇️

+++ In just under two weeks I'm leading my first women's retreat weekend on that topic I just can't get enough of -- the true core and your pelvic floor! Learn more here.

I've got just a few spots left in case you are able to get away for the weekend up in the Santa Cruz Mountains at 1440 Multiversity. I promise it will be so worth it ;)  

In this Summer newsletter : Tips from Rachel Yellin - 10 Ways to Restore Yourself After Giving Birth, plus how singing to your babe can help with bonding and language fluency later in life & my book recommendation + more! 

Hope to see you soon!

p.s. If you enjoyed your experience in one of my classes, a workshop or training (online or in person!) I would be oh so grateful for your review on my new Yelp page!
Jane Recommends - Mama Resources
10 Ways to Restore Yourself After Giving Birth
by Rachel Yellin

Most women will say that giving birth and recovering from birth is "No Joke." What they are really saying is something to the affect of "I had no idea what a huge transition this was going to be, and I wasn't prepared to take care of myself or be cared for in a way that would make my recovery smoother and easier."

I'm here to share with you, after 15 years of working with women pre- and postnatally, my take on how to restore yourself after giving birth, and how to recover more fully and completely in a reasonable amount of time.
  1. Take 2 weeks of committed bed-rest after your baby is born. Your body just did something so major. Stay in bed. Week 3 is partial bed-rest.

  2. Sleep as much as possible . "Sleep when your baby sleeps" is truly the best advice. (Listen to "Sleep Hypnosis for Parents with Babies" on my audio relaxation program).

  3. Surrender any notion that you will "get things done" . Create a mantra that helps you be patient with recovering.
  4. Allow people to help you . Having a dependable, skilled, low-maintenance family member or friend stay with you, or hiring a post-partum doula if you can for 3-4 hours a day, can take a huge burden off. Talk about your feelings and see a therapist to process your experience. (Depth Hypnosis is a great option for this too).

  5. Love your vagina . Talk to her, put her in warm-sitz baths, allow her to be exposed to air...and stay off your feet if you had stitches. See a pelvic floor physical therapist 4-5 weeks postpartum. She will help you determine if your vagina is healing properly.
  6. Set up a 15 minute "business meeting" with your partner or support person every day. This meeting is about sharing how you're doing, what your needs are, and giving appreciation for all the ways you're being supported.

  7. Eat the most nutrient dense diet you can imagine . Lots of warm, cooked foods that are full of healthy fats and protein. Trust me, you'll want to stay away from sugar and processed foods.

  8. Consume your placenta (encapsulated or in a smoothie after freezing). The most recent research does not prove this, but after years of seeing women who do and don't consume their placenta, it seems to me that consuming your placenta helps with hormonal balance, energy, and a general sense of calm.

  9. Connect with other parents . After your initial period of bedrest, truly, you must have social contact. We are not meant to do this alone.
  10. Be your own best friend and support system . Talk to yourself and let yourself know what an amazing parent you're becoming. (Listen to  "Relaxation and Affirmations for Parenting").
+++ Receive 20% off  Rachel's Yes to Birth! Pregnancy, Birth + Beyond Audio Relaxation Program with the code "MAMATREE" at check out.

Since 2002, Rachel has taught pre and postnatal yoga and hypnobirthing based childbirth education and birth techniques classes. She was a doula for ten years and has had a private practice in Depth Hypnosis Therapy since 2010. She teaches classes and sees clients in person in San Francisco and Charleston, SC, and live on-line all over the world. Learn more at  rachelyellin.com.
Jane's Book Review --- "The Fourth Trimester" by Kimberly Johnson

When I first met Kimberly I was struck by her fearlessness. She is a woman with a deep and burning passion to illuminate the a path of healing. Her new postpartum book is a brilliant reflection of her life's work. It is practical yet spiritual and dives deeply into the emotional aspects of the transformation of pregnancy to motherhood. 

Her invaluable book brings together her experience, wisdom and insight to help postpartum mamas navigate the sometimes rocky waters of motherhood. She offers simple ways to prepare as well as heal from childbirth. 

Kimberly's Four Trimester is a perfect book for women looking for a holistic resource for healing after birth and beyond (tip: read it when you are pregnant....after babe is born, time will be limited for casual reading. It would be a good baby shower gift for your groovy preggo friends :). " Purchase yours here!  

Jane Austin --- on Fourth Trimester Podcast with Esther Mary Gallagher

We talk about giving birth, what pregnant and new mamas need and the power of yoga. Plus I give a little guided meditation. Enjoy mamas!!

Listen to the interview free via iTunes here.

And share it with any of your mama + yoga teacher friends!
  The Power of Singing 
(for language, health + more)

by Paul Godwin, Founder of Music Together

"Singing more than talking keeps babies calm and can lead to stronger social bonds with parents, improved health, and even greater language fluency.

A new study from the University of Toronto said: 
"Babies recognize the voice much, much earlier than they recognize a mother's face," said Sarah Trehub
"Voice is a very powerful stimulus for an infant."  

If you want to get more comfortable with singing and learn a variety of musical development activities to try with your infant, Music Together of SF offers classes
 for Mixed Age siblings and Babies Only every day of the week.

*NEWS: Music Together just began their  Summer Semester with classes in Noe Valley, Glen Park and SoMa.* 

Clients of Jane Austin Yoga receive a $20 off by entering the code JAYU2018  at registration.

Visit musictogethersf.com for more information, and to sign up! 
Labrinyth Walk: Thurs, July 19
Mark your calendars for the 3rd Thursday 
Starting at 11:45am at  Grace Cathedral
(1100 California Street @ Taylor in SF)

Join Jane Austin and Sue Baelen. We'll gather at 11:45 am and begin walking at noon as the bells start to ring. This is a time for quiet reflection, and a chance to put aside all the thoughts and chatter that busy our minds and distract us from connecting to our authentic selves.

Walking the labyrinth is an ideal way to actively meditate during pregnancy, and another step in preparing for birth.

Everyone is welcome to this FREE event.
Classes, Events & Immersions w/Jane 
Last Chance!!!
Women's Retreat with Jane Austin at
1440 Multiversity (Santa Cruz Mountains)

Finding Your True Core: Yoga + Your Pelvic Floor 
July 6 - 8, 2018

Starting as young women many of us have not been taught about our true core or the importance of a healthy pelvic floor. Unfortunately most of us ignore our pelvic floor not realizing its important role in our overall health until something happens (often unpleasant) to force us to pay attention.

You will learn movement and breath techniques to help bring more awareness and vitality to these deep foundational tissues. Regardless of your age or ability you are invited to tap into this power resting in your true core.

Beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners are welcome. Self identified women of all ages are encouraged to attend. 

Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

The training will explore yoga as a tool in preparation for not only childbirth, but for motherhood!

Immerse yourself in the study of yoga for the childbearing year! This comprehensive training will include how to teach yoga to women in all stages of pregnancy and throughout the early stages of postpartum. 

My Mama Tree prenatal training is unparalleled and like no other prenatal programs out there. 

"Jane's teacher training is the best! Jane is deeply committed to her mamas and to her yoga students. And her energy is infectious! Her training gives all the tools to guide pre and postnatal mamas on their journeys, and to honor space for teachers to develop their own teaching styles. I love learning with Jane and can't recommend her trainings enough."

~Sophie Lizeray, Mama + Yoga Teacher (as pictured above)

Start your journey. 5 day prenatal immersion.
Early Bird Deadline - Save $100 by Sep 10th! 

NOTE: Whether or not you have the goal to teach, this training is also a fit for you if you work with women in any capacity (doula, midwife, obstetrician + gynecologists, massage therapists, etc.). Also, mamas looking for ways to deepen their own practice will find a lot of benefit in this immersion as will yoga teachers from every discipline.
7 Day FREE Trial on MoveWith.com!
Check out ALL of classes (for mamas + non mamas) on  MoveWith.com 

Featured Videos: Prenatal Shoulder Work, Prenatal Sleep Aid, Soft and Strong,
Yoga for Busy Moms, Finding Your Pelvic Floor, Happy Hamstrings + many more.
In Studio:
Mon, Wed & Fri
10:30am - Noon 
+ Saturday
9:30 - 10:55am
at Yoga Tree Valencia
(Temporary Pop Up Location: 1470 Valencia bet 25th & 26th) 

Mon, Wed & Fri
12:05 - 1:30pm 
at Yoga Tree Valencia
(Temporary Pop Up Location:
1470 Valencia bet 25th & 26th

Prenatal Partners Available Online!

I'm thrilled to offer my extremely popular Prenatal Partners Birth Prep Workshop online through Udemy.com. Purchase this digital version to practice what you learned in person 

OR take it for the very first time if you cannot make it to the workshops in San Francisco
(NOTE: extra discount available for returning mamas)! 

$30 ($10 off)

Prenatal Yoga DVD Now Streaming on Amazon.com
My most popular one-hour yoga practice can be used throughout pregnancy to maintain strength and flexibility, and prepare both mind and body for childbirth. 

If you have my DVD at home or streamed this class online I would be oh so grateful if you could write a review!

  Learn More & Purchase
Only $10!
p.s. Prenatal Partners Workshop - Upcoming 2018 Dates!

We always sell out for this popular Birth Prep Partner Workshop. Get your spot early. 
7/14, 8/4, 8/25, 9/22, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17 + 12/8!   Full Schedule + Sign Up!