Holidays are just around the corner! It’s time to start preparing gifts for your loved ones and finding the perfect one can be difficult. With our help, you’ll find that special something with our guide for her! Use the list below as a starting point, circle your favorites, add a few more, then number them in order to let your family know which ones you’d love most.
DISCOVER OUR STORY
Welcome to Renew Mama Studio
Renew Mama is a studio in Grand Rapids, MI dedicated to offering prenatal yoga, wellness and education to support women and their families. Renew Mama Studio is a community of mothers supporting each other through the spirit of yoga, mothering, and parenting. Our community creates opportunity for the mamas to stay connected, build friendships, and learn from each other as we move together along the motherhood journey.
We believe motherhood is a gift, a highest privilege, and one of the greatest responsibilities.
Hear what people are saying
After completing my first 4 week session it was a night and day difference for me and my body. Yoga has changed my life! I am now practicing what I learn at class at home on a daily basis and I am proud to say, because of that, I will not be needing to go to physical therapy at all! Not only has my hip pain gone away, but I feel much more confident about going into labor and delivery because our instructor has us do endurance poses that prepare our bodies for contractions. Not to mention, I get to bond with a lot of other pregnant women. Our instructor sends us home with weekly challenges to strengthen us during the week and sets nutritional goals for us! My goal is to continue classes through my entire pregnancy and years beyond that.
I am 34 weeks pregnant with my second child. My first pregnancy and delivery didn't go as I had hoped or planned for. I decided to give prenatal yoga a try this time around in hopes that it would help me relax throughout my pregnancy and help my body prepare for a natural, drug free childbirth. I've been doing prenatal yoga with Amanda for about 12 weeks privately and I can definitely tell a difference in my body. I feel refreshed, rejuvenated and overall in better health. We have been working on stretching and loosening my pelvic muscles, which will help in opening my pelvis for an easier delivery. We have also been working on mental preparation. Amanda has me hold certain poses for a few minutes and visualize those moments as going through contractions. By doing this, it allows me to practice training my mind for the battle it will soon be up against!:) I would definitely recommend prenatal yoga to anyone who wants to feel energized, relaxed and mentally challenged. Amanda is full of knowledge and makes you feel right at home. Her love for yoga, health, mind and body wellness makes her a natural and a great instructor!
Once I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to continue my yoga practice, however I wanted to be sure to go somewhere that would help me practice yoga in a way that was safe for my pregnancy. After some searching, I found Renew Yoga Studio through a friend. As soon as I attended my first class I knew I found my yoga home, not just for my pregnancy, but even after. The instructor, Amanda, has so much knowledge about yoga in general as well as the use of yoga to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. After finding Renew Yoga I went to yoga weekly throughout my pregnancy. Not only did I feel great during my pregnancy because of yoga but I also had an incredibly smooth delivery and I am confident that my yoga practice at Renew Yoga helped make that possible. Now, almost 8 weeks post postpartum, I am so excited to return to Renew Yoga this week to continue my yoga practice and help continue to strengthen my mind and body! I highly recommend Renew Yoga, not only to pregnant women, but for anyone looking to improve their health and feel better mentally and physically!!
I started doing prenatal yoga at Renew Mama Studio when I was 18 weeks pregnant with my second baby. I have struggled with anxiety for most of my life and was looking for a way to help me through it without having to take medication (as doctors were pushing it). I can’t express how much I truly love my classes with Amanda. They are so relaxing and peaceful and make me feel so good both physically and mentally. I am constantly repeating her positive words she uses in class and doing the breathing routines at home. My anxiety is much better and I am proud to say, it is all without medication. My birth and recovery of my second child was much quicker and easier as well. Amanda is great and the girls in class are fun and sweet too. Definitely try out Renew Mama Studio, you'll be glad you did!!
I was rooted in strength, not fear.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Helpful advice and new class announcements
By Cheryl Blackington from Grand Rapids Center for Mindfulness
Cheryl Blackington will be leading the Mindful Parenting Workshop November 4th at Renew Mama 12-5 PM.ReImagine bringing mindfulness into your parenting journey. Imagine finding a source of peace and acceptance with yourself and your kids, even at the worst of times. Imagine being able to take a breath and pause before you react in an unhelpful way. Imagine developing a self care ritual so you don’t feel so overwhelmed and so stressed. Parents have a huge impact on their children. Our kids watch us and model our actions, words, and emotions based on how we conduct ourselves. It is not so much what you say, as what you do.
The weeks are approaching fast, I can’t believe I only have 5 weeks left being pregnant with my 3rd baby. In honor of prepping for baby number 3, I’ve gathered some of my favorite postpartum essentials. I’m a girl of comfort and ease so comfy nursing bras, pajamas, and fuzzy socks are definitely on the list. Enjoy mamas!