Yoga Dear Mama 


Prenatal, Postnatal, & Yoga for Preconception w/Leanne Matullo
E-RYT, RPYT, M.A. 

For years, Leanne studied yoga, meditation, and alternative healing modalities during the trials of infertility. Along the way, she realized she had a love for supporting women with their own journey towards motherhood, during pregnancy and postpartum, in a way that invites conversation, curiosity, strength, silliness, and intelligent movement. 

Here, you'll find classes that meet you where YOU are at - conception, all trimesters, practices that challenge you, classes to calm, healing postpartum, and more.  

Yoga Dear Mama helps mothers feel:

  • Emotionally & physically supported during pregnancy and during the postpartum period
  • Knowledgeable about their childbirth options
  • Strong in their bodies, minds, and hearts
  • Connected to themselves, a larger community, and their growing babies  

Yoga Dear Mama offers online classes (launching soon!), a regular newsletter, in-person classes, workshops, trainings, and specialty programs. 

 

Services:
Yoga Dear Mama Online [Join our newsletter to get on the launch list!]
Yoga Dear Mama Letters & Teachings
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga classes, workshops, and trainings
Private Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga
 

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I can’t speak highly enough of Yoga Dear & Leanne’s prenatal series! Prior to being pregnant, I had only attended a handful of yoga classes. When I was at the tail end of my 1st trimester, I realized that many of my typical forms of exercise were going to get harder as pregnancy progressed.

Through Leanne’s expertise and guidance, I not only was able to stay active throughout my pregnancy (I attended a yoga class just 2 days before delivering), but I also got stronger and more confident throughout my pregnancy. The prenatal class taught me how to safely move and strengthen muscles during pregnancy, introduced me to other expecting mothers and gave me tools (breathing exercises, movements, etc.) to help with labor.
— Moria
 

Prenatal Yoga 

Prenatal Yoga weaves together yoga movement, breath, childbirth education & body awareness. Here, you'll deepen the connection to your body, mind, and growing baby in classes especially crafted for your needs throughout all trimesters - and no prior yoga experience is necessary! During a prenatal yoga session, we will:

  • Address any aches, and apply therapeutic applications to support your changing body (i.e. alleviating nausea, backache, swelling, round ligament pain, and more)
  • Move through poses and breathing techniques that prepare your body for labor, strengthen and lengthen muscles, optimize the pelvic floor, improve digestion and circulation, exercise the spine, and increase overall comfort
  • Briefly explore themes for each class, including laboring positions, hormones involved in birth, building a team of support, and more
  • Connect with other women in an atmosphere that's warm, safe, and fun! 

Prenatal Yoga is led in a small group setting allowing you to feel safe, comfortable, and supported here in class and throughout your pregnancy, and can also be held privately. 

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I moved to town when I was 6 months pregnant, and during my first week in Lewisburg I joined the prenatal yoga series at Yoga Dear. I remember lying at the end of practice, tears welling in my eyes. I felt so tenderly cared for during a time of much change and upheaval in my life. The physical practice left me feeling strong and energized, yet relaxed and my body soothed. The guided meditation on our upcoming births allowed me to slow down and be introspective. It was as if a weight had been lifted that I didn’t know I was carrying.
— Heather

 
I was having a lot of lower back and sciatic/SI joint pain. My pain was so bad that a random wrong step shot sharp pain up my back and getting dressed was sometimes so very hard to do. I randomly searched for prenatal yoga and happened to find Leanne at Yoga Dear. By the second class that pain was GONE.

Not only did yoga help my physical symptoms, but helped mentally as well. It was nice to be in class with other pregnant women where we could all talk about our fears, first time mom worries and get advice from the mothers in the class who were having their second, third or even fourth child. It was also helpful that Leanne herself had only just given birth. I actually used the techniques we were taught in labor!
— Amanda
 

Postnatal Yoga "Body"shops

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POSTnatal Yoga "Body"shops
Check back for future dates.

POSTnatal Yoga will reacquaint you with your body after undergoing a transformational experience - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Learn how to safely restore your core. Practice exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor post-delivery (this is essential!). Open up the shoulders and chest after so much baby carrying and feeding. Enjoy your body in these workshops focused on building your muscle strength, gentle stretching, and healing after birth.

Bring your babies! While POSTnatal is focused on mamas, there will be interaction with babies. Feel free to nurse, rock, sway your baby throughout the practice. Suitable for new mamas 6-8+ weeks postpartum. 

Thanks for all of your prenatal support! I found the mental mantras and breathing techniques to be very helpful.
— Bridgette

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I share encouraging, informative, and down to earth messages, each with a healthy dose of humor and honesty. Basically, the kind of thing I'd want to read during pregnancy and later postpartum...because gosh motherhood is confusing. When you subscribe, you'll receive my messages on What I wish I would've known before baby & a quick guide on the Yoga poses to avoid during pregnancy.

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All sessions led by Yoga Dear owner and director, Leanne Matullo, E-RYT & RPYT. Leanne trained in prenatal and postnatal yoga with the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC. Leanne welcomed her first baby in July, and specializes in women's health and wellness surrounding fertility, pre-conception, prenatal, and postnatal care.