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Honest Mamas Podcast

Supporting women emotionally & spiritually on the motherhood journey.
Three psychotherapists, moms, and friends share stories & interviews about pregnancy, fertility, parenting, motherhood and much more. The Honest Mama founders are Sophie Darch McEntee, LMFT, Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT and Claire R. Colaço, LMFT.

Podcast produced by Pete Bailey.

Oct 17, 2017

Welcome to episode five of the Honest Mamas Podcast! Today we speak to Beth Gibney-Boulden, RYT, M.Ed about spirituality and finding calm after a baby comes into your life.

Beth's study of yoga began in 1996, while completing her Masters degree in Counseling at Springfield College. In search of mental stillness and physical health, she found yoga to be a centering and inspiring refuge from the demands of daily life. She continued her personal exploration of yoga while working for 12 years as a college administrator in student leadership development. In 2005, Beth received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and began to use yoga in her leadership development work with college students both in the U.S. and abroad. Teaching yoga is now her full time passion. Beth specializes in yoga for women, and has received certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Fertility Yoga, and Pelvic Yoga for Women.

Beth is committed to a daily practice of mantra, meditation and prayer. She enjoys helping others to create their own personalized practice of yoga. In addition to group classes, Beth offers private sessions to individuals, couples, and small groups in search of transformation.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How moms in Beth’s classes are progressing through the postpartum journey
  • Normalizing the experience of giving birth to a child (however you gave birth)
  • Understanding how every child / pregnancy will be different
  • The healing experience of yoga
  • Being present for yourself and your baby
  • Learning to trust our intuition
  • Ways in which younger women giving birth can be calm and less anxious
  • The importance of community
  • Finding your own place within a community
  • Knowing you’re not alone and don’t need to be a “perfect mother”