The Moon + The Sun + The Star
Initially, I created L+M+A to be a spiritual lifestyle brand promoting healthy well-being through yoga + guided meditation. As my personal life has gone through a change, L+M+A has now evolved to offer only prenatal + postnatal yoga services moving forward.
Luna means moon in Italian + Spanish. The moon is an essential + significant symbol + influence to a woman's body + yoga. In yoga, we practice based on the moon's schedule (for instance, we don't practice when the moon is full because our bodies contain less water which can cause us to be susceptible to sickness). With the female body, we go through a cycle like the moon, going through a menstruation period just like every 28-29.5 days it takes for a full or new moon to occur.
Midas, in Greek Mythology was the King who turned everything into gold with a single touch. His name is what I have chosen to call the sun. The sun is paramount for our yoga practice for many reasons. Each day we rise, we not only pay gratitude to our bodies but also to the sun who has helped us rise for the day. To show our devotion + appreciation to the sun, we have a series in yoga to pay tribute, Surya Namaskar, Sun Salutations or Salute to the Sun.
Astrid derives from several European origins but I have chosen the Latin version, "of the stars" to complete the brand's name. If the moon + the sun are essential to any belief, practice, origin story, etc. so are the stars. Astrology plays a major role in our individual compositions; who we are as a person + our destinies are written in the stars from the moment of our birth.
I hope L+M+A can offer many things to fulfill your heart + soul's desire for growth in abundance + spirituality. Most especially, I hope I can help with the connectedness which we seek with another soul growing inside of us, that of our baby's.
Namaste, Joan (founder + instructor of L+M+A)
Joan is the founder + instructor behind Luna+Midas+Astrid. A current RYT-200, she completed her yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa with AV-108 in Manila, Philippines. She finished her pre + postnatal yoga teacher training with Bliss Baby Yoga based out of Australia. She is also certified in Guided Meditation.
Whether you're just thinking of conceiving, already pregnant, or just have given birth, this workshop will teach you different Goddesses to work with, modern and ancient rituals and practices that will help you through your journey in motherhood, and how to make your own Baby Blessing Sachet to take home.