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Moms & Babies (Post-Partum Yoga)

In this family-friendly practice, the post-partum body will be supported as strength, stamina and flexibility return in a new and beautifully transformed way.  During this precious post-partum time, mother and baby will enjoy an uplifting, warm and joyful class with time for asanas, infant massage and lap games.  Connect with your baby, your body and other new moms while nurturing those first parenting steps out into the waiting world. Perfect if your new to yoga or an experienced yogini! 
(6 weeks postpartum - pre-crawling)

Pre-Natal Yoga

Within you there is an intuitive wisdom which understands the natural process of birth. We help you reconnect with this wisdom, guiding you through a class specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy. Linking yoga postures with the breath will lead you to experience your changing body in a positive way, and bring awareness to the mind, body and spirit, and also the spirit of your baby. The class is conducted in a calm, peaceful environment and will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. A safe, open community allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing.

About Kim:

Kim Bick-Maurischat, M. Div., picked up a flyer for meditation classes at the Center for Spiritual Awareness in Los Gatos in 1987 and has been devoted to bringing the teachings of Kriya Yoga into her life, family and community ever since. Kim graduated from Meru Seminary in 2013 and is both a certified meditation and hatha yoga teacher. The joy of parenting has inspired Kim to serve families as a midwife, childbirth educator and as a Waldorf Early Childhood Educator. She and her husband, David, have lived in Downtown San Jose for 26 years and have three daughters: Allegra, Phoenix & Maren.

Pre-Natal Partners Workshop

Pregnancy is a journey of exciting possibility, profound and deep transformation for mothers, their partners and the waiting baby. The journey to birth is also a precious time of wonder, reflection and constant change. Yoga offers a wonderful opportunity to prepare and support this magnificent journey towards parenthood by calming the mind, strengthening the body and nourishing the spirit. This workshop for couples will provide a warm, joyful and nurturing environment for partners as they prepare for the birth of their child with partner poses and massage, breathing techniques, guided visualization and relaxation. Partners will learn tools to bring home into their daily life to nourish and support each other on their pregnant journey. We will learn to alleviate typical discomforts, build flexibility, stamina and strength all the while by connecting with the baby and preparing the body for a mindfully engaged birth.

Please eat a light meal before class, bring a water bottle, snack and a mat. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in.

$80 per couple, 3 hrs class. Please see Events Page for current schedule.  This workshop is only offered on a Monthly Basis


1-Hour Pre-Natal Session (Semi-Private) - $25 

75-Minute Mom & Babies (Semi-Private) - $20/Session or $65/Four-Sessions

3-Hour Pre-Natal Partners (Semi-Private) -$80/Couple 


Pre-Natal: To book please email Kim at Mamastewithkim@gmail.com 

Mom & Babies: This class meets Wednesdays 10:30-11:45am, please email Kim (mamastewithkim@gmail.com) to reserve your space

Pre-Natal Partners: This is a special workshop please visit the EVENTS page to see the next scheduled session.


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    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~




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    Move the way joy makes you move."



     Luke: "I can't believe it."

     "That is why you fail."

    ~The Empire Strikes Back~



  • “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
    ~Thich Nhat Hanh~
  • “The secret of strength lies in the quiet mind.” 
    ~White Eagle~
  • “We have to do the best we can. That is our sacred, human responsibility.”
     ~Albert Einstein~
  • “If you are facing in the right direction, all you have to do is keep walking.”
    ~Buddhist Proverb~
  • “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the “still, soft voice” within me”
    ~Mahatma Gandhi~
  • “Kindness can be its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”
    ~Eric Hoffer~
  • "There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    ~ Albert Einstein~
  • "Do your practice, all is coming.”
    ~ Shri K. Patthabi Jois ~
  • "By cultivating friendliness towards happiness and compassion towards misery, gladness towards virtue and indifference towards vice, the mind becomes pure. "
    - Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras