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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.