Happy Winter Solstice & Holidays Mamas!
I hope this email finds you all well here at the end of the year. 2018 flew by, and I'm excited about 2019. Due to the popularity of this year's Yoga for the Pelvic Floor women's weekend retreat in the summer I will be offering it again Spring 2019! 

Our Winter newsletter is full of so many amazing tips for preggo mamas, families, teachers + beyond, plus scroll to the bottom to see my upcoming events.

In this issue: 
Transfo rming Into  to Motherhood - Tips from Sage Wiseman (Wizer Therapist), New Healthy Baby program with an Integrative Pediatrician (Dr. Brittany Blockman of Mother Wit), plus I'm featured in Rachel Yellin's powerful Yes to Birth web series , check out The New Family Circle classes at Natural Resources  + 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
Transforming Into Motherhood
by  Wizer Therapist: Sige Weisman, MFT

Like the caterpillar that turns to goo inside the chrysalis before transforming into a butterfly, the shift from maiden to mother can feel like the self we once knew is dissolving into nothingness. 
Once baby is born, we may find that the strategies and structures that once allowed us to thrive are no longer viable. Sleeping in till 8:30am, making time for a workout, a home cooked meal and a happy hour date with our best girlfriend are now distant memories. 

As a new mother, you may ask yourself, "Where did I go? And who am I becoming?"

In order to find our wings we must find new strategies and mindsets that allow us to thrive. Three tips for new mothers:
  1. Let go of your old ways. 
    Fighting to hold on to what once worked may create more suffering. For example, you may always be a "night owl" at heart. But getting to bed by 10pm so you can be well rested and present with your little will ultimately feel better than staying up late to indulge your need for alone time and being exhausted and resentful when your little one wakes up at the crack of dawn. Being willing to change your routine even when it requires an identity shift, will bring you more joy and peace of mind.
  2. Remember that everything is impermanent.

    A moment of great challenge with your newborn can feel like it will last for an eternity. When my 2 month old screamed for hours everyday with colic like symptoms, I thought I was going to go crazy. Everyone told me that this would change as soon as he reached 3 months when his digestive system would be more fully developed. I didn't believe them and I suffered. Sure enough, he turned 3 months and the symptoms miraculously disappeared. So I learned to approach my new life one day at a time. There will be good days and bad days. They are ever-changing and unpredictable. 
  3. Tame your inner critic.

    As new mother's we are so hard on ourselves to be all things for our babies in all moments. Being a perfect parent is not an option, nor is it good for our babies. To be a "good enough" mother, Donald Winnicott, a British pediatrician and psychoanalyst, taught us that babies and children actually benefit when we fail them in healthy, manageable ways. Meeting our babies needs some but not all of the time allows them to tolerate disappointment so they can grow into more resilient humans. 

In short, remember this, Mama. Relax and let go. This too shall pass. You are good enough. In fact, you are wonderful. 

Sige Weisman, MFT helps women and couples wake up, live from their hearts, serve others and heal the earth. She believes that therapy is not just a path to feeling better, it is a path to living a better life. When we feel "good enough", when we feel loving and lovable, when we feel whole and know that there is nothing "wrong" with us, we free up an amazing amount of energy not only to be who we truly are but also to see beyond ourselves so we can make a difference in the world.

Check out sfwomenstherapy.com to learn more about her practice, and Sige is also the wizard behind a new therapist finder application - Wizer! 

Wizer Therapist Finder is officially available for download in the  #AppStore ! We're breaking through the stigma of seeking therapy, making it easier to find the right therapist, and creating a new space for therapists to quickly connect with clients who are a match for their expertise.

Check out the app here: 

Jane Featured in
Rachel Yellin's
Say Yes to Birth Experience Web Series

I was delighted to be a recent guest in Rachel Yellin's powerful series with all kinds of birth experts!

Watch the interview here or by clicking below, and sign up to get all interviews from top experts. 

● How to create and practice breathing techniques during pregnancy and birth

● What is the pelvic floor and how you can practice pelvic exercises pre and post birth + much more!

Jane Austin Recap
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Healthy Baby Secrets, New Program + Tips
by Brittany Blockman, MD, MA, FAAP

Pregnancy is an exciting journey, and yet when I was pregnant, I felt lost-even as an integrative pediatrician. I had so many questions:
  • How can I optimize my baby's health and development before she is born?
  • What are the best foods to eat and the most important supplements to take to enhance my baby's health?
  • How can I reduce the risk of pre-term labor?  And so on...
I wanted someone to guide me through the latest science on how to optimize my baby's health, brain, and body before she was born.

As an integrative pediatrician, I knew that researchers were beginning to understand how to optimize a baby's health prenatally and in early life. However, when I was pregnant, I became acutely aware that parents are unable to access this information, and if they are, it's often not early enough in their child's life to make a difference. This is partly because our health system is not set up to work with pediatricians before children are born-and in particular, a pediatrician who is knowledgeable about integrative prenatal pediatric care.

I want to change all of this through a new medical service I am launching. MotherWit Integrative Medicine's  Healthy Baby Secrets program helps parents cultivate exceptional body and mind health for their children, for life. This program is a proactive first investment in your child's health that begins before they're even born.

We provide personalized, integrative pediatric medical guidance spanning preconception, pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood. Families can connect with us at any of these stages. Convenient consultations are provided to families from the comfort of their own homes, using telehealth technology.

Examples of topics we cover:
  • Maximize your child's potential through epigenetics and biomarkers during pregnancy
  • Decrease the risk of autism, ADHD, allergies, and other chronic illnesses
  • Boost your child's immune system and enhance cognitive/brain function
Here are some tips for preggo mamas or as you consider pregnancy:
  • Get your vitamin D checked. Low levels have been linked to autism, impaired language development, and preterm labor.
  • Switch to organic food. Consuming foods with pesticides while pregnant is thought to lead to decreased neurocognitive development.
  • Increase your omega-3's through diet, supplements, or both. Research shows mothers with the highest levels at the time of delivery have children who display superior attention and focus, at least up to 2 years old.

Specials for Jane's students (who sign up by Jan 15th, 2019)!
For more tips and information, please visit the MotherWit Integrative Medicine website .

Brittany Blockman, MD, MA, FAAP, is the founder and CEO of MotherWit Integrative Medicine. She is an award-winning, board-certified pediatrician, integrative health specialist, and clinical researcher, with nearly a decade of experience. She has become one of the leading experts on integrative approaches to pediatric chronic illness and health optimization. She is also a clinical instructor at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She specializes in integrative approaches to pediatric chronic illness and also has a neurodevelopmental clinic focused on ADHD and autism. She also has advanced training from the Institute for Functional Medicine and is a certified practitioner of mind-body medicine from the Center for Mind Body Medicine. 
The New Family Circle
Class Series : Sundays
2/17 - 3/24, 2:30 - 5:00pm
at Natural Resources 
(1367 Valencia Street SF, CA) 

There are MANY support offerings for new mothers, A FEW for new dads and partners -- but what about support for the whole new family system of mother, partner, and baby...? 

The New Family Circle invites the mother, dad/partner, and baby to attend AS A FAMILY for a six week series (held on weekends) which supports and holds them in a rite of passage style circle marking their transition into family-hood.

While the content was designed for families with at least one mother, two dads/non-binary parents are also welcome and each series will be tailored to that specific group of families.

This is likely the most significant transition you have been through in your relationship and family life. Honor yourself and your new family in this profound time with Ginny Zeppa and Alex Knox. Learn more and register for the series.
Labrinyth Walk: Thurs, January 17
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

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. Tell your mama friends, your sister and mom about this nourishing + healing weekend!

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.
Early Registration is Now Open.

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.
Only offered once every 2 years! 

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. 
1/5, 1/26, 2/16, 3/9, 4/6, 5/4, 6/1, 6/22 + 7/13!   Full Schedule + Sign Up!