I’m a yoga teacher trained in the Viniyoga tradition by the American Viniyoga Institute. I am a SAHM trained in the traditional method of Nobody-Told-Me-How-Hard-This-Is. Trial by fire. My dog-eared copy of “Dr. Sears The Baby Book” and I have been through a lot these last 4+ years.
When I started this blog I was living in a bohemian utopia town and in the midst of a beautiful pregnancy replete with yoga, birth classes, good nutrition, and plenty of time to make a belly cast. My son’s birth was a sweet, peaceful home birth that led to a sweet peaceful infancy full of love and sleep deprivation so intense that more than once I googled “can I die from no sleep?”. Answer: maybe. I blame sleep deprivation brain and Dr. Sears for the mere 22 months, 2 weeks and 6 days that separate my son and daughter. My daughter’s birth was just as beautiful a home birth as my son’s but she was born with terrible GERD. She screamed 14 hours a day, didn’t sleep, and didn’t stop screaming in pain until she was 11 months old.
Then we moved to a 3rd world occupied country across the globe from my friends and family where I was a yoga teacher and a SAHM living under occupation in Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine with my beloved husband and my 2 kids who are my heart and soul. While in Ramallah, I was honored to direct and teach in Palestine’s first ever yoga teacher training program at Farashe Yoga in Ramallah. (farasheyoga.org)
Now my family and I are undergoing a time of major transition and change. I am still a SAHM, but now we are immersed in the work of beginning again in a new place.
This blog is my family’s adventure.