Monday, September 22, 2008

Isabella Oliver Bandeu Wrap Tops for Pregnancy!!!!

Isabella Oliver is stylish chic pregnancy clothing for the fashion conscious mama. Whether you want casual, upscale, business, hippy chic or glamorous Isabella Oliver has just the look for you. Founded by two hip mamas Vanessa and Baukjen impart their stylish tips for moms and moms-to-be on their site IsabellaOliver. Their bandeu wrap top makes me want to be pregnant again. Check them out online.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Schedule Sessions with Tender Shoots Wellness on LifeBooker

Greetings Friends,

I am pleased to announce a new partnership with LifeBooker, a personal online concierge service.
On Lifebooker you can search, browse, and book appointments at the top health and beauty spots in your city for free. You'll not only find exclusive deals, but you'll earn rewards towards your next appointment each time you book.

Tender Shoots Wellness is now offering wellness services through LifeBooker. Sign up online for holistic nutrition services and schedule your yoga privates online using LifeBooker. You may visit the website, under the services section In Your Life: Holistic Nutrition & On the Mat: Yoga Services, scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the link to connect to LifeBooker to schedule your session.

All new clients must fill out the online intake form for any of the Wellness services prior to our first session. You will find the intake forms on the site homepage under "spring into wellness" and "Become a client". Please note that only yoga privates and nutrition consultations are currently being offered through LifeBooker. To schedule in-home cooking services you need to contact Latham through the website and fill out the culinary services: food profile form.

Thanks for your patrionage.
See you soon.

To See the Tender Shoots Wellness Page on LifeBooker
Click Here

Friday, September 19, 2008

OM Factory Welcomes Latham to Teach Prenatal Yoga

I had a wonderful prenatal yoga class where Krissy Shields, (who I observed during my own teacher training) and Emily Conradson of OM Factory came to take my prenatal yoga class this past Tuesday at Realbirth. Krissy is now great with child and glowing. I had the pleasure of finally practicing with her and observing her movements as a mommy-to-be.

On behalf of OM Factory family Emily extended the invitation for me to join the team at OM Factory and bring Prenatal yoga to the schedule Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting in January. I know it sounds like a its a long time from now, but it will be here before you know it. In honor of my teacher Mia Borgatta, the class will be called Ma Yoga.

Please check out the OM Factory website and sign up for email updates and the newsletter. They will send out a dedicated email for October that begins promoting my class.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Information Session for Expecting Parents with Choices in Childbirth

Dear Friends of Choices in Childbirth,

We are pleased to announce the next free informational session for expectant parents.

SEPTEMBER MEETING TOPIC: Negotiate the Maze of Maternity Care Health Insurance:
Can I Have the Birth I Want -- and Get it Paid For?
In the Listening to Mothers 2 survey in 2006, 47% of the women reported that the first reason for choosing a maternity care provider is that the provider participated in their insurance plan. Only 18% of the women reported that they chose their provider based on style/care options views.

In other words, a woman's "choice" is more often than not dictated by insurance policies rather than based on specific pregnancy and birth management style which range from "expectant management" to "interventionist management".

Choices in Childbirth as a consumer advocacy group often receives calls from women who would like to know if and how they could get a specific type of care if they don't have insurance or how they could get their choice covered by their insurance plan if it has been denied. For instance, one woman's insurance wouldn't pay for her birth with a midwife, another's wouldn't pay for her birth at an independent birthing center, another wouldn't pay for a home birth.

If you don't have insurance or if your chosen birth location or birth attendant does not participate in your insurance plan, what can you do?

In this month's meeting we will explore a few of the tricky insurance situations expectant parents have encountered and we will offer suggestions and resources to enable you to attempt to get the birth that you want paid for.

Our meeting will feature guest speakers, both care providers and new mothers who will share their choices and experiences.

The session is generously hosted by Realbirth.
DATE: Wednesday Sept 24th 2008, 6:15 - 8:30PM
LOCATION: 715 9th avenue between 49th street and 48th street -ground floor.
GUEST SPEAKERS: A variety of birth professionals knowledgeable about insurance and two new mothers.

We hope to see you there, and welcome you to invite your friends, family or other expectant families who might be interested.

RSVP is appreciated (

The flyer can be printed from the following link:

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pose of the Month: Virasana (Hero's Pose)

I often take Virasana pose when seated for meditation after a long day of standing and walking about the city. I find that this pose is most calming and provides relief to my thighs and knees. This is a great posture for pregnancy, as it helps to circulate blood through the legs as it gets sluggish near the second to third trimesters.

Kneel on the floor (on a folded blanket to pad your knees, shins, and feet if necessary), with your thighs perpendicular to the floor, and touch your inner knees together. Slide your feet apart, slightly wider than your hips, with the tops of the feet flat on the floor. Angle your big toes slightly in toward each other and press the top of each foot evenly on the floor.

Exhale and sit back halfway, with your torso leaning slightly forward. Wedge your thumbs into the backs of your knees and draw the skin and flesh of the calf muscles toward the heels. Then sit down between your feet.

If your buttocks don't comfortably rest on the floor, raise them on a block or thick book placed between the feet. Make sure both sitting bones are evenly supported. Allow a thumb's-width space between the inner heels and the outer hips. Turn your thighs inward and press the heads of the thigh bones into the floor with the bases of your palms. Then lay your hands in your lap, one on the other, palms up, or on your thighs, palms down.

Firm your shoulder blades against the back ribs and lift the top of your sternum like a proud warrior. Widen the collarbones and release the shoulder blades away from the ears. Lengthen the tailbone into the floor to anchor the back torso.

At first stay in this pose from 30 seconds to 1 minute. Gradually extend your stay up to 5 minutes. To come out, press your hands against the floor and lift your buttocks up, slightly higher than the heels. Cross your ankles underneath your buttocks, sit back over the feet and onto the floor, then stretch your legs out in front of you.

Stretches the thighs, knees, and ankles
Strengthens the arches
Improves digestion and relieves gas
Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
Reduces swelling of the legs during pregnancy (through second trimester)
Therapeutic for high blood pressure and asthma


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Exclusive Denim Event for Mamas

If you like your designer jeans and you have a bun in the oven treat yourself to this event for fashionable mommies. 
You are exclusively invited to A Pea in the Pod for a Denim Event with 7 for All Mankind and Basq. Join for a personal jean fitting and beauty and style advice from the experts of A Pea in the Pod, 7 for All Mankind, and Basq. Receive a complimentary beauty gift with purchase.

New York Event- September 12
Destination Maternity- 28 E. 57th street

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Latham Speaks on the Yoga and Green Living- Go Green Sangha Radio Show

Go Green Sangha Radio Show- Topic: The Marriage of Yoga Green Living
Sunday, September 14, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (EST)
Tune into the second episode of Go Green Sangha Radio, a monthly Internet radio show on Hosted by Ananda Leeke. Panelists will discuss the topic of, ”The Marriage of Yoga and Green Living.” In honor of Yoga Awareness Month. A guest panel featuring the following women will share their expertise:

-Kimberly Wilson-Yoga Teacher, Entrepreneur, Author, Designer, Activist, & Founder of Tranquil Space, Tranquil Space Foundation- and
-Latham Thomas- Founder of Tender Shoots Wellness-
-Yael Flusberg-Yoga Teacher, Life Coach, & Founder of Y Elements
-Sista Shree-Yoga Teacher and Sanskrit Mantra Chanter & Vocalist-
-Danielle Tergis-Director of Marketing & Communications,Yoga Alliance-

Listeners will have an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with the panelists. Visit to listen to the show.