Recently, I was interviewed by Erica Hudson of the New Times about what I do and the importance of Pilates and self-care in postpartum healing.

Below is an excerpt of the article.

Going into motherhood, it’s important to nurture your health and well-being. Natalie Garay, The Pilates Mama of Grover Beach is here to support that, with her Pilates sessions and flower essence therapy.

Garay is a master-certified Pilates instructor and flower essence therapist. Her practice focuses on pelvic-floor health and c-section rehabilitation. She’s taught Pilates since 2004 while raising her three daughters, and her own pregnancy experiences are her greatest attribute to post-operative care. In her own pregnancies, she spent two months on bed-rest and had two C-sections 19 months apart.

“Pilates is not only healing to the body, but also to the mind and spirit. Healing will take place. I have experienced it over the years and I see it on a regular basis. To aid in the healing process, I incorporate flower essences. It’s a magical compliment to Pilates for a complete healing modality,” Garay said.

Her signature flower essences are homeopathic flower dilutions taken orally to aid bodily and spiritual imbalances. To give back to the local community, 5 percent of essence sales benefit the SLO Women’s Shelter.

You can read the full article here.