Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sexy Mom Series: Sex and The New Parent...Ooh la la

Sexy Moms Series: Sex and the New Parent

Tuesday, February 24th
462 Bergen Street

The New Space teams up again with Babeland to co-sponsor the Sexy Moms Series, a monthly presentation and discussion geared towards new and expectant parents. Join us at the Babeland store in Brooklyn and enjoy helpful tips, open conversation, snacks and discounts as we tackle sex and sexuality during the transition to parenthood.

Jocelyn Hart, CNM, Presenter, is a midwife at Morris Heights birth center in the Bronx. Jocelyn will give us the low-down on the 6-week rule, discuss intimacy beyond intercourse, explain post-partum hormones, and much more.

Space is limited so please RSVP to Lara Miller at

Beverages provided by Sip Wines and snacks provided by Naidres Bakery.

Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart: An Evening with Carol Leonard

Lady's Hands, Lion's Heart: An Evening with Carol Leonard

This Friday February 20th
715 9th Avenue (at 49th street)
free of charge, a percentage of sales benefit New Space and CIC

Join New Space and Choices in Childbirth in celebration of the release of Carol Leonard’s memoir, Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart.

Ms. Leonard’s prodigious past as co-founder and former President of the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), long-time advocate, and thirty years of practice is reflected in this beautifully written and heart-felt narrative. Called “inspiring, often hilarious, always touching and full of beans,” Ms. Leonard’s work will no doubt become a classic in birth literature. Help us award her accomplishments while you support two great non-profits

Please RSVP to Kelly Renn at

Drinks and snacks provided.

Crazy Sexy Life- Blog Posse

Many of you may know that I am a part of the team at Crazy Sexy Life, an online community founded by my good friend and cancer survivor diva extraordinaire- Kris Carr. Crazy Sexy Life is a platform for people to become inspired and engage in topics pertaining to wellness and green living. Click Crazy Sexy Life to learn more. Our informational blogs will help provide you with perspective on healthy green living. I'm really honored to be a part of the crew.

The Blog Posse includes:
Kathy Freston- Health and wellness expert and a New York Times best-selling author.

Rory Freedman
- The author of the #1 NY Times best-seller, Skinny Bitch.

Sharon Gannon
- Co-founder of Jivamukti yoga, animal-rights activist and outspoken advocate of ethical veganism. Sharon has co-authored two books on Yoga with David Life, Jivamukti Yoga, Practices for Liberating Body & Soul and The Art of Yoga.

Ani Phyo- Author of the best-selling cookbook Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen, awarded “Best Vegetarian Cookbook USA 2007.

ChloƩ Jo Berman- Founder of the GirlieGirl Army: Your Glamazon Guide to Living.

and the list goes on....want to learn more about our posse members and see who else is on Crazy Sexy Life, visit us online.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Start loving yourself more!!!! Do something for yourself this Valentine's Day. I am spending time with family and visiting old friends, catching up on much needed rest. Taking a bubble bath and having a nice glass of wine...hitting the gym, cooking a nice meal, whatever you like. Make it happen today. You are worth it. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fall in Love with tender Shoots Wellness- Valentine's Day Discount

Treat yourself to something special this Valentine's Day. Fall in love with Tender Shoots Wellness. For a limited time only, Tender Shoots Wellness is offering at 10% discount on services. Want to spread the love? Purchase a Gift certificate for a special someone just in time for Valentine's Day. Contact for more details and to book your service. You deserve it!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pose of the Month: Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

Let me start of by saying that Utkatasana is my least favorite of all yoga postures, however, this posture helps to build stamina and strengthens the thighs. I use this posture in classes to have students focus inward, control their breath, and concentrate.

Stand in Tadasana or Mountain Pose. Inhale and raise your arms perpendicular to the floor. Either keep the arms parallel, palms facing inward, or join the palms.

Exhale and begin to bend your knees, trying to take the thighs as nearly parallel to the floor as possible. The knees will project out over the feet, and the torso will lean slightly forward over the thighs until the front torso forms approximately a right angle with the tops of the thighs. Keep the inner thighs parallel to each other and press the heads of the thigh bones down toward the heels.

Firm your shoulder blades against the back. Take your tailbone down toward the floor and in toward your pubis to keep the lower back long.

Stay for 30 seconds to a minute. To come out of this pose straighten your knees with an inhalation, lifting strongly through the arms. Exhale and release your arms to your sides into Tadasana.

Strengthens the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine
Stretches shoulders and chest
Stimulates the abdominal organs, diaphragm, and heart
Reduces flat feet