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Providers for Yoga/Fitness

Staying in shape during pregnancy is beneficial in many ways, as is getting back in shape postpartum. An exercise program focusing on pregnancy or postpartum will be modified to accommodate any special needs, while maximizing your workout. Many yoga, walking groups, and other fitness programs geared to pregnancy also encourage bringing baby along for postpartum exercise. Staying or getting fit may help avoid issues with gestational diabetes, insomnia, and general aches and pains, as well as building stamina for labor and late nights up with baby! Check with your care provider before starting any new exercise program.


Resources listed are provided for your information only; please interview and choose carefully to find the care that is right for you.

Megan Bunch
(831) 423-8483

Expectant parents have many options available to them in terms of prenatal and postpartum care. My goal is to help navigate the maze of options. I offer birth and postpartum doula services as well as group and private childbirth education classes and prenatal yoga class. I also offer CAPPA-approve Labor Doula Trainings for new and aspiring doulas.
Beyond Birth With Mona
Mona Cary
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
(408) 646-3883

Mona is a birth and postpartum doula supporting Santa Cruz and Monterey County.
Blessed Birth
Mireille Cervelli
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(831) 566-1167

Blessed Birth - providing birth and postpartum Doula services locally for over a decade. I also offer placenta encapsulation, life coaching, reiki (energy work), pre and postnatal yoga (at Luma and privately), and mother blessing ceremonies. I do private childbirth education and I am a student midwife as well.
FIT4MOM Santa Cruz
Jessica Hassani
(831) 824-4112

FIT4MOM Santa Cruz provides fitness classes for moms in all stages of motherhood. Fit4Baby® for the expecting mama, Stroller Strides® & Stroller Barre® for moms with little ones, & Body Back® provides High Intensity training for Moms without their kiddos. We also offer a free playgroups with Our Village so moms can form lasting friendships through organized playdates, moms' nights out, and activities for the whole family.
Nancy Greenwood Birth
Nancy Greenwood, LM, CPM
Santa Cruz , California
(831) 275-5111

After 20 wonderful years as a midwife in Canada, supporting women and their families, I am still deeply struck by the dignity, power and joy with which women give birth. Drawing on my extensive knowledge and experience to offer holistic care including information, reassurance and comfort, tailored for you, helping you be empowered, safe and satisfied with your birth journey. Contact me for a free consultation. I’m also delighted to be a member of Pacific Community Midwives. I teach Prenatal Yoga 5:30 pm Tuesdays and facilitate the New Mom’s and Babes Group, 12:30 Thursdays at Luma - come join us!
Holistic Women's Wellness
Shannon Innis CYI, CMP, AIMI
5905 Soquel Drive
Suite 200
Soquel , California 95073
(831) 4197552

Providing massage and yoga services for women and infants during the child-bearing year and beyond. Shannon lovingly supports women as they are born into mothers with prenatal/postpartum massage, private infant massage instruction, mobile prenatal, couples and postpartum yoga instruction. "My life's work is supporting women physically and emotionally."
Luma Yoga
1010 Center Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
(831) 325-2620
Luma is an award-winning yoga & wellness center. Our space also includes an eco-friendly family boutique and lounge where you can relax, drink tea, hop online, meet friends, or feed a baby. Specializing in classes & events from birth, to baby & beyond, Luma is here for you!
Precision Physical Therapy
Amelia Foster
8030 Soquel Ave. Suite 200
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
(83`) 464-8200

Amelia provides pelvic floor and perinatal physical therapy to women with conditions such as incontinence, pelvic pain, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, low back and hip pain. She strives to incorporate a comprehensive approach to therapy, taking into consideration not only a mother's physical state, but her emotional state and unique motivations and goals. She utilizes her background in yoga and Pilates to bring a focus to body awareness and breath during therapeutic movement. In addition to physical therapy, Precision offers massage therapy, acupuncture, wellness classes that may be incorporated into a mother's recovery plan.
Earth Essence Acupuncture
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
(831) 200-4325

I have been called the Acupuncture Fairy by some in the birth community, swooping in to lighten and smooth out tensions and imbalances common during pregnancy, labor and post-partum recovery. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Therapist, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, am certified in Five Elements as well as traditional Chinese Medicine, with a focus on balancing body-mind-spirit. I am trained in Western and Eastern herbology, and craft my own Flower Essences and herbal teas and tinctures. My treatments are both nurturing and effective at clearing discomfort in the body, preparing the system on all levels for a healthy organic birth, and providing postpartum balancing. As a Massage Therapist and energy healer for over 10 years, I know how to ease discomfort from the body. I integrate into my treatments Pre-Natal massage, Cranial Sacral, yummy Swedish/Eselan, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Myofascial Release, and of course cupping or guasha. I also offer monthly Pediatric Lunar Treatments for newborns through age 7, offer outcalls for labor and postpartum support, and accept some insurance providers.