Being pregnant in a foreign country is a particularly perplexing experience: so. many. questions! Every time I'm around international pregnant women, there is a flurry of information exchanged. Often, I find the questions more fascinating than the answers. They indicate so much about what is normal in the culture of the questioner, and I find myself reflecting on the normal birth narrative in the States as I make my way home from these meetings.Read More
I'm learning so much about the labor practices common in Japan. Here are some recent discoveries that I'd love to share...Read More
I'll be offering prenatal yoga at Sun and Moon Yoga in Gotanda beginning on October 4th, 2015!
This six week session is open to all pregnant women and others interested in prenatal care, regardless of past yoga experience. I recommend that you practice yoga after 14 weeks of pregnancy, unless you've had a regular practice prior to getting pregnant.
Each week we'll focus on stretching, strengthening, and guided relaxation. Drop-ins and latecomers welcome!
Prenatal Yoga with Anastasia
Sundays 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Sun and Moon Yoga, Gotanda
I recently attended my first meeting of Tokyo Pregnancy Group, an amazing organization of English-speaking pregnant women, who are all preparing to give birth in Tokyo.
Members at this meeting were from all over the world and my favorite part of the afternoon, by far, was hearing about their personal backgrounds and the different cultural myths and practices that they've brought with them here to Tokyo.
Three cross-cultural tidbits from the meeting:Read More