Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mama Glow! at Jurlique- An Evening of Wellness for Expectant Moms

Mama Glow!- An evening of Wellness for Expectant Moms  Hosted by Jurlique Skin Care  Wednesday, July 8th 6:30-8:30pm at the Jurlique Concept Store  436 West Broadway, between Prince & Spring streets

Pregnancy is a time to celebrate your beauty and abundant new life. With busy city living it’s easy for moms-on-the-go to forget to pamper themselves.  Join holistic health practitioner Latham Thomas, founder of Tender Shoots Wellness- a boutique holistic lifestyle practice serving women during their childbearing years as she takes you on an exploration of well being. This special evening we will explore the wonderful effects of Jurlique aromatherapy essential oils, light massage techniques that will help soothe you during pregnancy and support you during labor, yogic breathing, and light meditation.

Light refreshments will be served. Featuring: Honey Drop Organics, Urban Goodess Chocolate.  All participants will receive a 20% discount certificate for any wellness service at Tender Shoots Wellness as well as a goodie bag with product samples courtesy of Jurlique Skin care.  For more information or to RSVP CLICK HERE 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Latham Participates in Vital Juice Recessionista Pop-Up Wellness Retreat

Vital Juice's 1st Annual FREE Recessionista Pop-Up Wellness Retreat

Who: Recessionistas, health nuts and all Vital Juice subscribers.

What: Fitness classes, spa treatments, health foods, surprise celebs and more--all free! Let Vital Juice treat you to 3 days packed with your favorite health and wellness products and experiences. Take Hip Hop Yoga or Bosu Bootcamp, relax with a blackberry massage or feet detox, sample the latest healthy snacks or let a nutritionist guide you through the aisles of Whole Foods. It's summer, and we're celebrating good health at no cost to you!

When: Thursday, June 18th, Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th.

Where: Union Square, New York City! Come to the Virgin Megastore space on 14th Street and Broadway (across the street from Whole Foods).

How: Just sign up for your free subscription to any Vital Juice email for admission to the event.

Why: When was the last time you got a workout, massage, makeover and lunch for free?

Tell your fiends now: the more the merrier!

Come through for your complimentary aromatherapy treatment in our zen station. Have some raw food and just relax.

Yoga for Fertility Workshop at Golden Bridge Yoga

Yoga for Fertility with Karena Virgina

A holistic program to promote conscious conception.

Sunday, June 14th, 2009, 11am- 1p.m. 
Cost: $40 / $45 day of event
at Golden Bridge Yoga- 253 Centre Street bet. Spring & Broome

Are you trying to get pregnant? Karena Virginia, certified yoga teacher, prenatal yoga teacher, and healer, developed the “Mommies and Miracles ™” program to support women with issues of fertility and conception. This “Mommies and Miracles™” workshop includes yoga, meditation, chanting and discussions that empower a woman to heal and more deeply understand their bodies and mind. By renewing the body on a cellular level through yoga and holistic approaches, a woman can proceed on her journey of healing with grace and love. Learn to understand the power of intention, and how your experiences and thoughts can manifest beautiful and divine gifts.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Pregnant New Yorker Event at Victoria Keen

The Pregnant New Yorker
An alternative, health event

How to have an easy, healthy pregnancy
Midwife Cara Mulhanhn featured in "The Business of Being Born" is here to answer your questions. Learn what a doula is, feng shui for the nursery, how acupuncture, physical therapy and massage can help you through your pregnancy and how a postpartum doula can help you afterwards. Plus some great products on everything baby and mommy.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Victoria Keen 
357 Lafayette Street (btwn Bond and Bleecker) 


Guest Speakers

Midwife - Cara L. Muhlhahn, CNM
Doula - 
Julia Mannes
Prenatal Massage Therapist - 
Janet Markovits, LMT
Physical Therapist -
 Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS 
Postpartum Doula - 
Sara Newman 
Acupuncturist - 
Mia Hatgis, L.Ac
Feng Shui Wellness Consultant - Dee Dee Mendez

Green Chef & Nutritionist- Latham Thomas, HHC, AADP, RYT

Latham's Recipe of the Week at Crazy Sexy Life!

As a blog posse member on Crazy Sexy Life, I offer my raw recipes to the public. Visit Crazy Sexy Life for more recipes and info on raw and vegan lifestyle. check out other recipes here:

Crazy Sexy Recipes
I have a deep love affair with kale and this is my favorite raw kale salad. Kale is cleansing for your blood, reduces high cholesterol, and is packed with fiber and phytonutrients. So tasty, so easy to prepare, and so good for you. Try it!

Tunisian Kale Salad With Olives And Lemony Raw Tahini Dressing

By Latham Thomas

-2+1/2 bunches Dino Kale (lacinato) - cut thin strips across ribs
-Tsp Sea Salt
-4tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-4 tbsp-2 oz Nama Shoyu
-1 Tbsp Raw Agave Nectar
-1Tsp Spicy Curry
-1/2 C Lemon Juice
-1Tsp Cayenne Pepper
-1C Raw Tahini
-1oz Grated Ginger
-1+1/2 C Pitted Green Olives
-1+1/2 C diced Red Bell Pepper
-1C Pine Nuts
-1C Hemp Seeds

Slice the kale by the bunch across the ribs to get thin slices. Blend all ingredients minus olives, bell pepper, hemp seeds, to get a thick dressing. Add the olives, bell pepper, and hemp seeds to the bowl with kale. Then pour over the tahini dressing and mix thouroughly. Can be served right away or made a day ahead. Will not keep very long in the fridge if dressed, maybe two days tops before it gets soggy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mama Video Testimonials-Amy

Greetings People,
This is our first video testimonial. Amy attends Mama Yoga prenatal class at Om Factory. 

Meet Amy, she's 27 weeks pregnant with her first baby and attends class with me twice weekly.
Amy is an acupuncturist based in NYC. Check out what Amy has to say about her yoga practice. 
Prenatal Yoga at Om Factory meets 1:45-2:45, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Better Birth Book Launch at Urban Zen

My Friend Denise is launching her amazing book today- Better Birth: The Ultimate Guide to Birth from Homebirth to Hostpitals. I contributed to the yoga section of this book and I'm very excited to see it finally hit the shelves. 
Denise wants to invite you all her book launch event May 13th, hosted by 
Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation:
Click here to learn more about Better Birth.

If you cannot make it to the event please see it LIVE  from your homes/offices. 
Tune in to: <> 6:30-9:30EST
They are raffling off fun items from contributors:  Sani Hands for Kids, Cookie Magazine, Clarins, Bloom Baby, Giggle and more, interviews, live music and fun.

Mama Glow Tips- How you Practice Yoga off the mat.

Lisa from Mama Yoga class @ Om Factory. is 23 weeks, due August 28th, sex of baby unknown.

Her glow tip is leg drain for 30± minutes while watching TV after work so as to prevent varicose veins. She also tries to do pigeon pose each night on both sides to stretch out my glutes and outer thigh due to tightness. Lisa also informed me that she does her prenatal squats while brushing her teeth. Way to go Lisa!Other than that, she goes to Mama Yoga class twice a week at Om factory.

Thanks for contributing Lisa.

Tender Shoots Wellness & Divalysscious Moms Event with Jennifer Loomis


award-winning photographer, Jennifer Loomis, as she celebrates her new book,
Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of A Mother, at an exclusive signing and reading for Divalysscious Moms.

Sip spring-inspired mocktails and enjoy nutritious foods from
Holistic Wellness Expert Latham Thomas of Tender Shoots Wellness.

Special Guests: CBS Correspondent Kelly Wallace and other mothers reading their stories from Jennifer’s book.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13, 4-6 PM
WHERE: Real Birth, 715 Ninth Avenue at 49th St.
RSVP by May 8 to

Jennifer Loomis is considered the pioneer in the photographic genre of maternity photography and has been recognized internationally for her groundbreaking work with the pregnant nude. With more than fifteen years of experience and studios in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, Jennifer has been featured in TIME, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Sunset Magazine, on CBS, NBC and NPR. Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of A Mother combines her beautiful photography with emotional and heartfelt personal stories and quotes from those photographed about the transformative journey of becoming a mother.

Latham Thomas a graduate of both Columbia University, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, is a certified holistic health counselor, who mixes her passions of plant physiology, botany, holistic nutrition, fitness, yoga, and green cuisine into a lifestyle program that supports the various needs of her clients. As the founder of Tender Shoots Wellness, a boutique holistic lifestyle practice that serves women along their journey into motherhood, Latham specializes in maternal and child wellness- offering culinary services, private yoga, and nutritional support. She has been featured in: NY Daily News, Time Out NY, Elle Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, Fox 5 news, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and the We Network. She contributes to Ecomii, Crazy Sexy Life, and Naturally Savvy. She is working to help green the planet one belly at a time. To learn more about Latham visit: Tender Shoots Wellness

Friday, May 8, 2009

Latham on Channel 7 Eyewitness News

I got a phone call today from a producer at Channel 7 regarding a new study conducted by the European Congress on Obesity in Amsterdam. The new study claimed that integrating probiotics during pregnancy and postpartum can help to reduce weight gain during pregnancy and help to loose belly weight postpartum. 

I did an interview with Dr. Jay Adlersberg on this topic and the piece aired tonight at 5:50pm. I think probiotics are great because they have the ability to put our gut bacteria into balance,and have immune boosting qualities- killing off any harmful bacteria, restoring harmony in the body. When we eat foods that balance our gut ecology, we are likely to make healthier food choices, hence keeping the weight down. Since sugar and starchy foods- (which contribute to weight gain) feed on "bad bacteria" they proliferate in an environment that is out of balance. 

For those who didn't get a chance to check out my segment- here it is below.