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New Times Article | The Pilates Mama focuses on postpartum healing in Grover Beach

Recently, I was interviewed by Erica Hudson of the New Times about what I do and the importance of Pilates and self-care in postpartum healing. Below is an excerpt of the article. Going into motherhood, it's important to nurture your health and well-being. Natalie Garay, The Pilates Mama of Grover Beach is here to support [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Motherhood, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|Comments Off on New Times Article | The Pilates Mama focuses on postpartum healing in Grover Beach

The Natalie Garay Methode Certification

Oh motherhood, it's been a journey, that's for sure but what I've experienced over the last 14 (plus!) years has turned into something amazing. It's what I now talk about and teach the women that I meet in my online communities and in my studio. Below I've listed just a few things I learned about [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Health, Love, Motherhood, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments

The Mama Wellness Retreat

The Mama Wellness Retreat will be an intimate gathering (limit is 7 women) hosted by Lindsay Pera, Natalie Garay, and Robin Ray Green! We are looking forward to a weekend filled with magic, medicine, and movement to allow you to nourish, renew, and rest. We'll begin the weekend with calming acupuncture session to align your [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Health, Motherhood|0 Comments

Believe in Yourself: A Love Letter

Love letters (and women thriving) make my heart sing.❤️ "Before I met you, Natalie, I was very low on my self-worth and overweight. I needed to turn my life around and you played a part to help with that. I was a size 14 and overweight. I did not have confidence in my worth or [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Health, Love, Motherhood|0 Comments

A Case History: Postpartum Depression, Pilates & Flower Essences

Ginger C is a married, working professional, and the mother of sweet Thomas. When we first met and talked about incorporating movement and Flower Essences into her weekly routine, I knew it would be incredibly healing not only for her body but for her mental clarity as well. Being a new mom is tough on [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Health, Motherhood, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why Pilates Is Worth Every Penny (and then some!)

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard, “But Pilates is so expensive!” I could afford to pay for your Pilates sessions.. ☺ I was shopping in Marshall’s the other day buying cute-little-somethings for my brand new Pilates studio (eek!) when I came across the aisle of baskets and organizing containers. Perfect, I’ll [...]

By | May 2nd, 2015|Motherhood, Pilates|0 Comments

6 Pilates Exercises For New Moms With Diastasis Recti

Pregnancy can cause a lot of interesting changes in a woman's body. As a Pilates Instructor, I've found that some of these changes can be prevented or rehabilitated. Here are some basic and safe exercises to help new moms regain abdominal strength, who have discovered that after having children, their abdominal wall has a slight [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Motherhood, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments

Hauttie Of The Week Ova Here!

I had the honor of chatting with and being interviewed by the beautiful Adrianna Costa of www.HauteMomsLife.com a few weeks ago and now you can read all about it here! Adrianna Costa is a "TV Chick" known for her journalism and interview skills on the E! News Network. She's one of the beauties who walks [...]

By | December 13th, 2014|Motherhood, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments

Will My Parts Fall Out?

Yikes, I know what a topic, huh? As a mother of 3 daughters, a Pilates Instructor to many, many mamas, and a member of various childbirth support groups, I hear this subject come up a lot, and I think that's great! Let’s talk about it, because nobody is. It’s important. The truth is this, yes [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Health, Motherhood, Pilates|0 Comments

8 Tips To Relaxing Before And After Your C-section Surgery

As I was preparing to write a new article this morning about cesarean sections, I asked the mamas on my Facebook page what they’d like to learn or read about. I received a response asking about the topic I am sharing with you now. I thought it was an excellent topic. I remember having extreme [...]

By | October 2nd, 2014|Motherhood, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments