Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Latham on Good Morning America

Hi Folks,
So many of you are familiar with my kind and gentle side when you come to prenatal class or have me cook in your home. There is a very sweet side to me that is nurturing and soft and on the other side is a girl who loves kickboxing! I did a taping at my Yoga Studio-OM Factory where I practice Yoga Fight club. YFC is a class that incorporates yoga postures and kickboxing techniques for those who love to unleash their inner beast. Check out the video online 

Monday, March 30, 2009

Crazy Sexy Life- Latham's blog

Hey everyone,

I want to share my blog that's up on Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Life. Crazysexylife.com is a supercharged health hub filled with compassion, knowledge, and an anything-is-possible spirit. Our righteous mission is to bring together amazing resources and cutting edge experts in one easy to navigate hot spot. Each time you visit you’ll be greeted by Kris’ latest blog or by one of her righteous Blog Posse members or guests. Whether you want to dazzle your guests with a rockin’ vegan dinner, embark on a juice feast, clean up mama earth, or connect with other like minded bright lights, you’ll find that, and a whole lot more.

Please check out my blog- www.crazysexylife.com

Pose of the Month: Uttitha Parsvakonasana- Extended Side Angle

I really love this pose and plug it into class sequences all the time because it helps to create space in the ribs. When pregnant women start moving into their late 2nd to early 3rd trimesters they experience sensations of fullness or compression in the ribs. At this point all of the organs are squashed together as the belly continues to blossom. Extended side angle is a great pose to practice when you want to bring some space into the side bodies. It's also extremely good for building stamina in your legs. In the picture above, Krissy is doing the modified version and I am adjusting her from the hips.

Stand in warrior II, with your arms parallel to the floor, reach them actively out to the sides and gaze over your front finger tips, shoulder blades wide, palms down.

Anchor the left (back) heel to the floor by lifting the inner left groin deep into the pelvis. Then exhale and bend your right knee over the right ankle, so that the shin is perpendicular to the floor. As you bend the knee aim the inner knee toward the little-toe side of the foot. If possible, bring the right thigh parallel to the floor.

Firm your shoulder blades against the back ribs. Tilt the arms so the right for arm comes to rest on the right thigh just outside the knee. Extend your left arm straight up toward the ceiling, then turn the left palm to face toward your head and with an inhalation reach the arm over the back of your left ear, palm facing the floor. Find length through the entire left side of your body. Turn your head to look at the left arm. Release your right shoulder away from the ear. Try to create as much length along the right side of your torso as you do along the left.

Stay for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Inhale to come up. Push both heels strongly into the floor and engage through the pelvic floor and low abs as you reach the left arm forcefully toward the ceiling to lighten the upward movement coming back to stand in warrior II.

Strengthens and stretches the legs, knees, and ankles
Stretches the groins, spine, waist, chest and lungs, and shoulders
Stimulates abdominal organs
Increases stamina

Do try this at Home!

Perfect Baby Handbook Launch Party- at Capucine Boutique

Join us for a Super FUN evening at Capucine
We will be celebrating the launching of THE PERFECT BABY HANDBOOK by Dale Hrabi.

Capucine Boutique in Tribeca
20 Harrison street
(between Greenwich & Hudson)

Tuesday March 31st
from 6 to 9pm

Open wine bar, delectables & door prizes.
Who knows, you might win a bran new TEUTONIA stroller!!!


We hope to see you then!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Free Film Screening: Birth without Violence

Film Screening:
Birth Without Violence

Thursday March 19th

Come watch two artful & expressive short films that changed the way we view Birth today
Enjoy Tea and Conversations with Doulas and Practitioners
Doors open at 6pm

Nurture New York
1123 Broadway, Ste 1205
New York, NY 10010 ( at 25th Street)

Birth Without Violence (2008)
These three films based on the writings of French obstetrician Dr. Frederick Leboyer explore alternatives to Western childbirthing methods. The title documentary focuses on creating a nurturing, positive birth experience. "Shantala: Loving Hands" examines the use of gentle massage in newborns in East Indian Ayurvedic medicine. "The Art of Breathing" explores the traditional chanting performed by some cultures as part of the birthing process.

Please RSVP to

Friday, March 13, 2009

NY Daily News: Feature on Tender Shoots Wellness

Greetings Friends,

The New York Daily News did a feature on Tender Shoots Wellness!!! They profiled 4 mothers and explored their business lives and family life. The article was called "Mom-Preneurs- 4 NYC Moms Juggle Family Life and Careers." In case you didn't have a chance to read the paper, here is the link to the online version- New York Daily News

Thanks for all the support.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Pregnant New Yorker Event at Maclaren, Soho

The Pregnant New Yorker is an Alternative Health event hosted by Janet Markovits of Maternal Massage and More. This March, join Janet and guest speakers at Maclaren in Soho as they speak about the benefits of natural pregnancy and childbirth and more. To register visit:

Wednesday, March 25th 6:30-8:30pm
Maclaren 150 Wooster Street 
(between Prince st and Houston)