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.
|Loving Hands Infant Massage|
Cathy Chase Bautista, RN, CEIM
38 Hawthorne Ave
Corralitos , CA 95076
|Infant Massage is easy and fun to learn, and babies love it. It supports better sleep, bonding, digestion, and stress reduction. I am certified as a teacher of Infant Massage for parents/caregivers of babies, and offer a course of 5 weekly classes in your home or mine. I have worked as a midwife and have been a practicing Registered Nurse for 36 years, am bilingual (Spanish) as well as a certified yoga teacher.|
|Megan Bunch |
|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.|
|FIT4MOM Santa Cruz|
|FIT4MOM Santa Cruz provides fitness classes for moms in all stages of motherhood. Fit4BabyÂ® for the expecting mama, Stroller StridesÂ® & Stroller BarreÂ® for moms with little ones, & Body BackÂ® 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.|
|Agile Monkey Pilates Studio|
121 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060
|Voted the Best Pilates Studio in Santa Cruz, Agile Monkey is a family business offering the highest quality instruction in a welcoming environment. We support expectant mothers through all phases of pregnancy - helping them stay fit, relaxed and physically prepared for the challenges of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood.|
|Nancy Greenwood |
Soquel , California
|After 20 wonderful years as a homebirth and hospital birth midwife in Canada, supporting women and their families, I am still deeply struck by the dignity, power and joy with which women give birth. I have provided the full spectrum of care prenatally to several weeks postpartum, at home, in hospital and birth centers to hundreds of women and their families. As a doula I draw on my extensive knowledge and experience of pregnancy, labor, postpartum and breastfeeding to offer information, reassurance and comfort, tailored for you, so you can make well informed, grounded decisions, giving you the tools to be empowered, safe and satisfied with your birth journey. Currently also working toward my California Licensed Midwife requirements. Private childbirth education classes and prenatal yoga also available.|
|Holistic Women's Wellness|
Shannon Innis CYI, CMP, AIMI
5905 Soquel Drive
Soquel , California 95073
|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."|
|Family Tree Wellness Center|
Jessica Sorci, LMFT
114 Royce Street, Suite D
Los Gatos , CA 95030
|We are a center dedicated to maternal mental health. We offer counseling, education and community to women and their families as they move through pregnancy, new parenthood and beyond. Areas of specialization include: perinatal depression and anxiety, parenting struggles, attachment concerns, challenges in couples, developing as a mother.|
1741 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose , CA 95033
|Empowering the Mindful Birthing Process, Facilitating the transition into Parenting, Guiding the Whole Family to an engaged life. Through Doula Care, Mindful Childbirth & Parent Education, Pre & Perinatel Birth Psychology, Reiki, and hypnotherapy.|
|Wise Heart Mamas ~ Yoga & Ayurveda|
Santa Cruz , CA 95062
|Nurture yourself and your baby with therapeutic, heart-opening PRENATAL and MAMA & BABY (postnatal) yoga classes with award-winning teacher Hannah Muse, alongside other mamas going through this magical, often-challenging, heart-opening journey as we breathe, stretch, surrender and share together. Hannah is a local mama, a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) and E-RYT-500, Doula, and so blessed to work with mamas and babes. Classes work on strengthening and opening the body, calming the mind, and finding a sense of peace + presence amidst our busy lives, focusing on specific issues that arise in pregnancy and postpartum. (Hannah is also blessed to attend births as a Doula in rare moments when her schedule allows. Contact her for availability.) Current Yoga schedule:|
PRENATAL yoga Wednesdays 12pm-1:130pm at Pacific Cultural Center
MAMA-BABY yoga Wednesdays 10-11:30am at Pacific Cultural Center
(Pricing for both classes: new students 5 classes for $30 // or $14 for a drop-in + discount passes available.)
PRENATAL COUPLES (childbirth prep) WORKSHOPS to prepare for labor & birth; for you, your partner and your baby to connect.
PRIVATE therapeutic sessions for your unique needs, in Hannah's beautiful midtown studio.
Self-care is not a selfish act: as we nurture ourselves, we are able to nurture these beings with consciousness and infinite love.
Find out more at www.HannahMuseYoga.com.
|Santa Cruz Midwives|
|Compassionate, skilled midwifery care for the childbearing year. Services include prenatal care, continuous support in labor and home postpartum care. |
|Earth Essence Acupuncture|
Jeannine Ruskin LAc CMT
770 26th Avenue, Suite A
Santa Cruz , California 95062
|Proud to be a part of the Organic Birth Collective of Santa Cruz, I am a Licensed Acupuncturist as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. I specialize in Obstetrics (pre-natal and post-natal), Pediatrics, Fertility, Herbalism (Eastern and Western), Dietetics, Flower Essences, and the Five Elements method, which balances the body, mind, heart, and spirit. 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.|