Greetings Mamas!

Some things are changing, some things are staying the same. Some of you know I sent my daughter off to college this year, my son started high school and my husband and I celebrated 26 years together. I have also been expanding my teachings - by taking Mama Tree on the road and also through some new online offerings. As I look to the year ahead I've made some changes to my schedule so I can spend more time with my family and honor the needs of this growing community so we can bring more yoga to even more mamas - plus work on some exciting projects of my own! Stay tuned...

These decisions are never easy. After over a decade of teaching prenatal yoga classes every Sunday morning to the sweet mamas at Bernal Yoga in the new year I will no longer be teaching these classes. I will miss this sweet and amazing local studio but trust that the torch will be held by Elise Collins who will continue to bring the benefits of this practice to more mamas. Read more about Elise here.

You can still join me on the mat for my classes (I still teach during the week - Monday, Wednesday & Friday, and on the weekends - Saturday mornings at Yoga Tree Valencia!) and Prenatal Partners workshops.

If you are not able to attend in person you can find my classes + NEW offerings online (details below through

I look forward to seeing you, and happy new year!


Jane Recommends - Mama Resources
CranioSacral Therapy For Babies
Tips by  San Francisco Bay Area Craniosacral Children's Collective
courtesy Holly Edson, R.N., BSN, CST & Craniosacral Therapist

Craniosacral is a hands on massage modality that relieves restrictions anywhere in the body to give optimal function and circulation to the nervous system. This unique bodywork is safe and gentle, making it a wonderful to address common concerns for babies. Parents often bring babies for care for these issues:
  • Digestion, gas, colic
  • Tongue tie and feeding concerns
  • Torticollis
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fussiness
  • Cranial asymmetry, plagiocephaly
Holly Edson, R.N., BSN, CST +
CranioSacral Therapist

Holly is a healer that works with babies and children typically on feeding and digestive issues through CranioSacral Therapy.  This gentle, hands-on approach releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction. 

Learn More about Holly and her work at .
Nourishing the Busy Mama
Tips by Katie Louderback, Certified Nutrition Consultant
Sometimes we feel really in control of our nutrition and there are times where that seems out of reach. Especially around the end of year. Here is one tip that will help bring some more ease into your whole system this time of year!

This Month's Tip: Pregnancy Tea  - This tea is a wonderful tonic for pregnancy and beyond as it contains many herbs including oatstraw and red raspberry leaf and many others. Oatstraw is known as a nerve tonic to help reduce anxiety and support restful sleep. Red raspberry leaf is well known to support the female hormonal cycle. You can make a batch at night and drink it throughout the day.  It's not just for pregnancy!   
Mama's Meet Up: Thurs, January 21
Mark your calendars for the third Thursday 
7:30 - 10:30pm at  Pause Wine Bar
(1666 Market @ Gough in SF)

$24 gets you a glass of vino in one hand, and appetizers in the other!  

Hosted by Chris Tavelli (Owner of Pause & Yield Wine Bars),
Jane Austin, Stephanie Forster, & Katie Cariffe

"Wine no Whining" 
Labrinyth Walk: Thurs, January 21
Mark your calendars for the third Thursday 
Starting at 11:45am at  Grace Cathedral
(1100 California Street @ Taylor in SF)

Join Jane Austin and the midwives of the Bay Area Homebirth Collective. 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.
How Do You Use Your WeMoon?

It's that time of year again.  

For those of you who love the WeMoon datebook/calendar/journal as much as me you know this rich text is more than just a date book!  This earth-inspired handbook helps to remind me of the natural rhythms of nature and inspire me time and time again to embrace the feminine. I use my WeMoon as a journal to write my inspirations in, a way to connect back to the cycles of the moon each month and as a gratitude journal.  

Learn more about the WeMoon 2016 guide and pick up yours today!
Yoga Classes & Immersions With Jane 
Prenatal Partners Workshop Now Available Online!
+ $10 Off Until 1/31/2016 (EXTENDED)
SEND TO YOUR MAMA FRIENDS, STUDENTS & FAMILY.                         Use Promo Code = january2016

I'm SO excited to announce that my Prenatal Partners Workshop is now available online through Take it again or first the first time! Y oga for pregnancy and childbirth.

Upcoming Prenatal Partners Workshops at Yoga Tree: 1/9/16, 1/30/16, 2/20/16 + more!   Full Schedule.
Mama's Self Care Retreat 
w/Stephanie Forster & Katie Cariffe
Memorial Day Weekend
(May 27 - 29, 2016) 
at Mayacamas Ranch in Calistoga, CA

Discover and celebrate all the shifts that occur while you fully embrace motherhood. Immerse yourself in fabulous food, invigorating exercise, and nourishing company. Enjoy Pilates, Yoga and Life Coaching in an inspired framework where you will replenish yourself and learn to integrate self-care into your daily life.

(Note: we've increased capacity for 2016 so tell your friends - we will have the entire property this time!)
In Studio:
Mon, Wed & Fri
10:30am - Noon 
+ Saturday
9:30 - 10:55am
at Yoga Tree Valencia
(1234 Valencia @ 24th) 

Mon, Wed & Fri
12:05 - 1:30pm 
at Yoga Tree Valencia
(1234 Valencia @ 24th) 

Prenatal Online: Strengthening & Opening Course

Practice in shortened segments or take the full 74 minute yoga class.

  • Modifications of yoga postures to accommodate special needs.
  • Breathing practices to calm body and mind.
  • Learn how to reduce or eliminate discomforts.
  • Postures and practices that prepare the body for labor and childbirth.
  • Relaxation, guided visualization + more! 
Learn More & Purchase
$10 (50% off)

Prenatal Online: Balancing & Energizing Course 
Practice in shortened segments or take the full 72 minute yoga class.

  • Breathing practices + balancing postures to help with focus, aid in concentration and calm your nervous system. 
  • This course has standing, balancing and back bending postures, along with a challenging arm strengthening sequence.
  • Energize your whole body and reduce stress!
  Learn More & Purchase
$10 (50%)
Prenatal Partners 

All workshops are held from 1:15 - 4:15pm.

Yoga Tree Valencia
(1234 Valencia Street @ 24th) 

* Yoga Tree Potrero
(1500 16th Street @ DeHaro) 

Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (Level 1 & 2)

Immerse yourself in the study of yoga for the childbearing year. Mama Tree offers comprehensive training in the art and science of teaching yoga for mamas at all stages of pregnancy, birth and beyond. The program includes yoga practice, lecture, class observations, practice teaching, guest speakers, and independent study.

Mama Tree offers two 45-hour sessions that should be taken consecutively (Level One must be completed in order to take Level Two). Upon completion of both levels, students will be eligible to apply 90 hours toward a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) designation with the Yoga Alliance.

Location: Yoga Tree Valencia

(1234 Valencia Street @ 24th)