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Stefanie ezratty Yogi and Owner, Bellies & Blooms
KEEPING IT REAL I was drawn toward prenatal yoga because of its positive impact on my own pregnancy with my daughter. And having taught school years ago, I missed teaching children as well. Children bring such an authenticity and open heart to activities, and in this current day and age, the beneﬁts of yoga for children is so great!
I am thankful for my family—my husband of 19 years, our daughter, and our two fur babies. We have challenges like most families, but we always manage to laugh more often than not.
© Anna Bogdanova | Dreamstime.com
A BARREL OF LAUGHS
GLENDA THE GOOD WITCH WAS A YOGI, TOO! I love showing people that yoga empowers them to heal and strengthen their minds and bodies all by themselves! To quote Glenda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz, “You’ve always had the power, my dear. You’ve had it all along.”
LABOR AND DELIVERY’S SECRET WEAPON Yoga can help make labor and delivery easier. By holding safe but challenging poses, a woman is able to tap into her mind and use breathing techniques that can help prepare her body and mind for labor. It also serves as a powerful reminder that though pregnancy changes our bodies, pregnant women can still be very strong!
THANKSGIVING’S GONE TO THE DOGS
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! My daughter helps me with the cooking while we watch the National Dog Show on TV and discuss our favorite dogs.
| NOVEMBER 2018
INSPIRATION FROM MOM AND ‘EM There are so many powerful women in my life! My mother inspires me with her patience and loving kindness and my mother-in-law does the same with her strength and conﬁdence. As the survivor of domestic violence, my sister is a huge inspiration to me! I hope to inspire my daughter by showing her that ﬁnding your passion, working hard, and not giving up are so very important.
Lake Norman Woman November 2018