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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

Pelvic Floor Strengthening Demo

This is a Live Demo I offered on The Pilates Mama Facebook page on Monday, July 3, 2017. Keep an eye for more coming soon!  

By | July 10th, 2017|Health, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|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

Incontinence & Organ Prolapse: Hope Beyond Surgery

I read an article titled, ‘The hidden medical problem few women will talk about,” in our local paper (originally published in The Washington Post), that I found to be exciting and discouraging to read. I was excited that the conversation of incontinence and prolapse was happening in such a public forum, but discouraged at the [...]

By | January 23rd, 2016|Health, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|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

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

What is Pilates With Soul?

I adore Pilates, we know this, I’ve been teaching for many moons now. It’s helped me on so many levels, starting with giving me a job, to getting me back into pre-pregnancy strength after a 2 month hospital bed-rest stint and 2 cesarean sections, plus it's been great for mental clarity. It wasn’t until I [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|Health, Inspiration, Love, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|4 Comments

Belly Burn

http://youtu.be/-jA69YjUATo This is a quick abdominal workout that's great for when you're short on time. You can use a ball as a prop for a couple of the exercises, any ball will do. If you don't have one, not to worry, you can do without. Enjoy! For more videos, you can subscribe at www.nataliegaray.com.

By | September 24th, 2013|Motherhood, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments