Looking four months pregnant months (or years) after having a baby. Carrying an increasingly heavy baby. Fiddling with great pump parts, bottles, and all sorts of baby gear. Hunching forward for basically a year. Oh and your lady parts.
You've probably realized that life will never be the same again, and neither will you. That is actually good news. As Leonard Cohen would say, "the cracks are where the light gets in." When it comes to your body, having a baby and caring for him or her is an incredible opportunity to strengthen and heal your pelvic floor, core, and some pretty key joints (as your low back may have told you during pregnancy).
This exceptional line up of faculty will teach you:
Hi! My name is Rachel, and I'll be your guide for this offering. I'm a mom, lawyer, and the founder of Curated Wellness.
I have about twenty years of diverse wellness training, including nutrition, meditation, counselling, yoga, and lifestyle design. I've studied with some of the world's top health and wellness experts, including Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; Ben Wong and Jock McKeen, founder of the Haven Institute; Shiva Rea, yoga teacher and pioneer; Regena Thomashauer, Founder of Mama Gena’s School for Womanly Arts, and many other leading researchers and wellness authorities. I hold degrees from the London School of Economics, Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto, and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
But a lawyer? Well, yes. I was a lawyer on Wall Street. It was pretty rad. That experience taught me a lot about health and happiness - but I'd been searching for ways to live better for a long time before I became an Esquire.
I put the power of legal analysis together with my deep knowledge about wellbeing to curate holistic offerings for urban professionals. I run pretty awesome workshops and design wellness programs for great organizations, and coach people 1:1. When I became a mom, I realized that no one was curating wellness for us. And we need it! So, the New Mom Dream Team was born (and they are beautiful!).
It's my pleasure to put my finest research and (softie) cross-examination skills together to make your experience of motherhood as wonderful as it can be. See you in the videos!
Munira Hudani, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Munira Hudani is a registered physiotherapist who graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2009. The latter half of her career has been devoted to women's health and improving the awareness of women's health concerns in her community. Her passion for physiotherapy has enabled her to help countless women throughout their pregnancies and post-partum to help restore their bodies from the inside out, literally. She is also certified Pilates Instructor (Pelvic Floor Pilates) and is a certified Acupuncture Practitioner.
Cecily Milne, Yoga Instructor
Cecily is the Founder of The Yoga Element. She views movement as an incredible vehicle with which to explore the body’s capacity. Learning to better understand the body and its movement patterns drives Cecily's desire to teach others, showing her students how they can feel and move better than they ever thought possible. As the co-founder of Yoga Detour, she teaches others how they too can become movement instructors through a ground-breaking multi-disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training program.Keeping your body healthy as a new mom can seem like the last thing you have time for. In this segment you'll learn a simple set of exercises that can be integrated into your everyday routine and is accessible anywhere, regardless of the amount of time and space you have. The routine targets primary areas of stress on a new mom’s body: wrists, shoulders and low back.
Samantha Montpetit-Huynh, Pre and Postnatal Exercise Specialist
Samantha Montpetit-Huynh is the mother of two beautiful girls and the co-founder of Bellies Inc., a company that has created an entire system to not only get rid of the dreaded “Mummy Tummy” and pelvic floor dysfunction, but create core confidence during motherhood. Samantha is known extensively in her field and has appeared on Breakfast Television, CTV News, CHCH and Rogers Daytime. She is also the resident fitness expert on the Marilyn Denis Show and helped to create the Today’s Parent Healthy Pregnancy Guide.
There is no collection of resources like this anywhere, and that's why we're here.
Let the Dream Team help you in the middle of the night. On a walk. During a feed. Over that long awaited and rare cup of tea on your own. We're here 24/7 for a whole year, and long after that too on the private Facebook group that students of this course have access to.
You can spend hours searching the internet, thousands on seeing various practitioners, or keep suffering silently. But you really don't have to - because it's all here for you, on a silver platter.
Dive in, and enjoy every second.