Acupuncture at Toronto Yoga Mamas
Since launching Nourish Live Flow, we’ve been on a mission to empower women to take responsibility for their overall health and wellbeing. We believe in a holistic approach and work with smart, savvy and ambitious women and moms to kick-start their health and wellness journey. We wholeheartedly believe that collaborating with other like-minded and passionate individuals and companies brings about more awesomeness and success in each of our respective businesses. In light of this, we’re beyond thrilled to have built a partnership collaborating with Toronto Yoga Mamas.
What is Yoga Mamas?
“We are a community of mamas supporting each other through the spirit of yoga and parenting. Our studios create opportunities for the mamas to stay connected, build friendships and learn from each other as new parents.”
Founded by Jaime Kalynuk, Toronto Yoga Mamas is a bright, serene and beautiful Yoga studio located in the heart of Leslieville in Toronto, Ontario. Much more than your typical downtown Yoga studio, Yoga Mamas specializes in all things health and wellness—with a special focus on mom and baby. There are many things that make this studio an absolute 'must-visit' if you're looking to enhance your health and wellness. But one that stands out at Yoga Mamas is their amazing team, making them a leading clinic for both pre and post-natal care. The incredible team of women at Yoga Mamas include Yoga, Pilates and Barre instructors, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture practitioners, Naturopaths, Physiotherapists (specializing in pelvic floor care) and, most recently, a Holistic Nutritionist.
Yoga Mamas also offers birth doula services, doula and Yoga teacher training and mom and baby wellness related workshops (think fertility, breastfeeding & baby reflexology). Their Yoga, Pilates and Barre classes are geared at making mamas and their babies feel comfortable and peaceful and include Prenatal Yoga, Crawlers Yoga, Yoga Babies, Candlelight Flow, Flow Yoga, Pilates Babies, Crawlers Pilates, Barre and Barre Babies. An added bonus? They offer childcare, so new mamas can enjoy a class knowing their little ones are being taken very well care of!
When you walk into this calm and peaceful space you'll be greeted by a friendly and informative staff. While sipping a warm cup of Rooibos tea, you can browse through their boutique—a curated selection of their favourite mom and baby products from trusted brands you'll love.
Acupuncture at Yoga Mamas
Yoga Mamas offers many awesome Acupuncture services specifically aimed to treat mamas during the different stages of pregnancy. The three main areas their Acupuncture services address include Prenatal Acupuncture, a safe and gentle way to successfully treat many common problems that may arise during pregnancy such as morning sickness, fatigue, aches and pains, and emotional imbalance, Labour Prep Acupuncture, which focuses on softening the cervix and preparing the pelvis for labour and delivery and Postnatal Acupuncture, where Acupuncture is used to heal and restore a new mamas energy as well as treat any new complications such as mastitis, insufficient lactation, pain, and emotional imbalances.
Our Amazing Treatment with Heather Rule (R.Ac)
We recently were invited to visit Yoga Mamas to receive an individualized Acupuncture treatment from Heather Rule (R.Ac). Heather's training—focused on the study of reproductive health and pregnancy throughout her education in Traditional Chinese Medicine—makes her a perfect fit for Yoga Mamas. Although neither of us are newbies to receiving Acupuncture (we each regularly visit a TCM practitioner and Dani is a Physiotherapist and is trained in Acupuncture herself!), we were very excited to experience a treatment by a holistic practitioner who could assess each of us using a fresh perspective.
We arrived at Yoga Mamas, were greeted by very friendly staff and immediately offered a warm cup of tea. We then had the chance to relax in their beautiful sitting area and browse their boutique shop. Heather was perfectly on time and immediately put us at ease with her warm personality and professional demeaner. Our sessions were booked 30 minutes apart, allowing Heather the opportunity to conduct an in-depth personalized health history (which we absolutely loved!). As strong believer's that no two people are alike (even us as identical twins!), we really appreciated the fact that Heather took the time to do this. She asked a variety of in-depth questions to really get to know us, our constitutions, and to help guide our individualized treatments. We felt listened to and like she cared about what we had to say. She was smart, professional and kind—all truly amazing qualities of a holistic health practitioner.
Each of our consultations were immediately followed by a relaxing and calming 30-minute Acupuncture treatment. Heather has a peaceful nature and had a gentle touch throughout the treatment (which would be very helpful in putting those who are not accustomed to receiving Acupuncture at ease!). She identified areas in each of us that needed care and was able to treat those areas thoughtfully and effectively. The entire experience was relaxing and rejuvenating. Heather played relaxing music, offered us a warm eye mask, made sure we comfortable and warm and finished the treatment with a very relaxing Moxa treatment—a Traditional Chinese Medicine heat therapy using Moxa sticks.
All in all, we loved our entire experience receiving Acupuncture at Yoga Mamas and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for pre or post-natal care or those just looking to give their overall health and wellness a boost (not to mention some awesome self-care). We are looking forward to a re-visit at this beautiful spot and enjoying a follow-up treatment with Heather.
About Yoga Mamas:
Yoga Mamas is the leader in pre and postnatal wellness and movement in Toronto offering health, education and fitness services specialized for women in pregnancy and new mothers. Since 2012, Yoga Mamas has been partnering with professional educators, fitness instructors and wellness practitioners creating services and programming focused specifically on maternal health. They have led over 8000 pre and postnatal yoga classes, and in 2017 developed the Yoga Mamas Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Program.