Happy Lunar New Year!
Spring is just around the corner, and I'm excited to be returning to 1440 Multiversity is just under a month for my weekend retreat for women: Yoga for the True Core & Pelvic Floor, March 1 - 3! I've got a handful of spots left, and we will dig into this juicy topic ;) that is so often overlooked. It is open to ALL women whether you've had a babe or not. Connecting with our pelvic floor is POWERFUL work. I n addition to being passionate about this subject, I also just miss you all and want to have an excuse to have a little reunion. It's funny, after mamas are done having their babies, I miss you:)

Scroll below to get all the details on the weekend retreat or view it here.

Plus here is a short little video on one of my favorite poses - Constructive Rest, which is so great to help those hips, release the psoas + more. Enjoy! 

This early Spring newsletter is full of lots of great tips for preggo & new mamas, families, and don't miss my upcoming Mama Tree Spring Prenatal Yoga 5 Day Immersion & Teacher Training in SF (March 20 - 24: sign up by Feb 28th & save $100! Learn more)

In this issue: Environmental Health  Tips for Mamas from Carolyn Bernstein, plus I review Suzannah Neufeld's "Awake at 3am" and check out MotherStory Coaching - guidance, life coaching and support for the challenges we face as mothers  + so much more! 

Hope to see you soon!

p.s. Mamas if you are looking for a really great soothing practice for you and your partner don't miss Susan Topf's Partner Yoga Sound Healing event at Yoga Tree Valencia in SF this Saturday from 1:30 - 4pm. Learn more.
Jane Recommends - Mama Resources
How to Choose Safer Products for You & Your Family
by  Carolyn Bernstein

"I love working with pregnant women, new mamas, and women in general who are motivated for to keep themselves and their families as healthy as possible! We all know that eating organic blueberries and exercising makes a difference. But did you know your lotions and potions actually impact your health?

Believe it or not there is very little regulation in the US marketplace over personal care products. In fact only 30 chemicals have been banned in the US while in the EU over 1400 chemicals are banned from the shelves given that they are known to be harmful or potentially harmful. 

SO that means we need to read labels to assess for safety. You can start by looking for paraben and fragrance free products. Parabens are known to be hormone mimickers and act like excess estrogen in our bodies. Many small doses over time can add up to impact our health - and illness like infertility and cancer are in part linked with hormone disruption. So flip the bottle over and take a look at the label and don't be fooled by marketing claims on the front of the bottle like "all natural" and "organic". 

Fragrance too is usually made of hundred of chemicals and ingredients do not need to be disclosed to the public. Buying fragrance free is a great choice.

If you want to learn more two great websites are Environmental Working Group and they have an app called Healthy Living that enables to you to check the safety of ingredients and products. Breast Cancer Prevention Partners is another great resource on navigating environmental health."

Please reach out to Carolyn directly to learn more.

Carolyn Bernstein is an Integrative Nurse Practitioner who works with those undergoing treatment for breast cancer. As an advocate for women about environmental health, she moonlights with Beautycounter providing safe options for women looking to make the change to safer products. You can learn more at  www.beautycounter.com/carolynbernstein.

Life Coaching from a Midwife's Perspective
MotherStory Coaching with Maria Iorillo

MotherStory Coaching is  not  therapy, but more guidance, coaching, support and validation for the challenges that a mother faces. 

This kind of support is especially valuable for mothers in their first year postpartum, but can be utilized at any time.  MotherStory is particularly suited for those mothers at risk for postpartum depression, anxiety, overwhelm and stress. Really, all mothers can benefit from some additional counsel without the heavy commitment of therapy. Appropriate referrals to therapists, psychiatrists and other adjunct care will be made as necessary.

Specials for Jane's students 
  • Get a free Intro MotherStory session with Maria -- just mention's Jane's class when you schedule the appointment!
+++ Doula services + Photography : 

Wise and True Doula Services is a deluxe doula service combining the skills and talents of midwife, Maria Iorillo, and the wonderful photographer, Suzannah Weening.

For either of these services, as well as homebirth midwifery, please make an appointment with midwife, Maria Iorillo, at  www.wisewomanchildbirth.com. Please add Wise and True or MotherStory in the notes. See you soon!

Jane's Book Recommendation:
"Awake  at 3am"
by Suzannah Neufeld

Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Depression in Pregnancy and Early Motherhood 

" This book is for ALL mamas, prenatal and postnatal. Don't let the title of this book scare you off, even if you have not been clinically diagnosed with the perinatal mood disorder, Suzannah's book can be such a valuable tool for any mom. Her book is easy to use with short yoga, mindfulness and mediation practices you can do at any time. What I love about this book is at it is practical, heartfelt and really honest. The author has a lot of professional experience to support her suggestions but more importantly she is a mama with tons of personal experience as well. She offers many different kinds of practices to help mamas feel better. Instead of buying a cute baby onesie as a shower gift consider giving a friend this book. It will be more helpful to her at 3am, I guarantee."  

Suzannah Neufeld, MFT, C-IAYT is a licensed psychotherapist and certified yoga therapist. Rather than encouraging clients to focus on what is wrong with them, Suzannah believes in helping clients figure out what is right with them, enabling them to call upon their innate strength and wisdom.  

Labrinyth Walk: Thurs, February 21
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 
Jane's  Women's Retreat Returns to 
1440 Multiversity!

Finding Your True Core: Yoga + Your Pelvic Floor 
March 1 - 3, 2019

A woman's pelvic floor is an immense source of power, stability, and overall well-being. Learn movement and breath techniques to help bring more awareness and vitality to your pelvic floor regardless of your age or ability. Open to ALL women.

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.

Tell your mama friends, sisters and moms and see you for a weekend you won't forget in the Santa Cruz Mountains (meet me in the infinity hot tub!).

Yes, I'm in for a weekend of self care!
Get your spot. Invite your friends!

Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Level 1

This 45-hour immersion training is for yoga teachers, midwives, doulas and other health professionals who are interested in teaching yoga to mamas. All participants must have completed a 200-hour basic teacher training or at least three years of yoga practice. All participants must have a working knowledge of basic alignment principles.

Start Your Journey. Deepen Your Knowledge.
Save $100 on registration by February 28th.

Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Level 2

Level two is designed for those who are looking to continue to study the art of teaching yoga to mamas. This rich training invites participants to dive deeper into themselves to discover their authentic voices.

This training also features guest teachers: My twin sister Ann Austin on the yoga sutras, Liz Miracle on pelvic floor function, Chrisandra Fox Walker on ayurveda for mamas, Kari Marble on infant massage + more.

Upon successful completions of both Mama Tree's Level One and Two trainings, students will be eligible to register 85 hours toward a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) designation with the Yoga Alliance.

Become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher.
This will not be offered again until 2021! 

Practice Online with Jane : MoveWith.com (7 days free)!
Check out ALL of classes (for mamas + non mamas) on  MoveWith.com
AND email me with any requests you have for online classes via MoveWith!

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 Dates!

We always sell out for this popular Birth Prep Partner Workshop. Get your spot early. 
3/9, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1, 6/22, 7/13, 8/3, 8/24 + 9/14 !   Full Schedule + Sign Up!