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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

Day Retreat: Move, Connect, Relax

  Join me for a day full of movement, connection, great food, intention setting, and relaxation. This one day retreat is set on the New Moon which a great time to connect with women, move our bodies, release anything that needs to go, and set intentions for the coming months. We'll have plenty of time [...]

By | July 29th, 2017|Pilates|Comments Off on Day Retreat: Move, Connect, Relax

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

Why The Pelvic Floor?

Over the course of my Pilates career, I've heard similar stories of women not being able to fully enjoy an active lifestyle. Some were experiencing back pain, some neck pain, others incontinence. The light bulb finally went on when I heard a client share a story about her embarrassing experience of emptying her bladder on [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|Pilates|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

5 Ways To Get Your Body Back After Baby (And Keep It!)

I remember waddling through the last couple of months of my second pregnancy and thinking, “I just want my body back!” I wanted to walk without losing my breath, I wanted to bend over and pick something up without wanting to vomit. And I just wanted to wear my regular jeans, not my high-waisted elastic [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Pilates|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