Victoria, a wife and mother, who is passionate about researching natural and holistic alternatives to improve the body and how it functions, created Yogi Mami in 2009. With experience and knowledge on topics such as holistic pregnancy, natural childbirth, prenatal exercise, breastfeeding, as well as natural cures and treatments for common ailments for adults, babies, children and even pets!
Since the day she found out she was going to be a mother she has really taken hold of her passion for learning about childbirth and her new role of being a mom. Victoria had wonderful, natural birthing experiences at Best Start Birth Center with her daughter in 2009 and her son in 2011. Her fast, drug free labors were attributed to the variety of mind body techniques she practiced to help reduce pain during labor and speed up the birthing process. She has been dedicated to studying different techniques and modalities that can help woman during the process and enjoys sharing her knowledge with other mothers. Victoria understands the pregnant body and mind and is interested in empowering women to understand how they can birth with freedom and joy.
Victoria has experience with using natural alternatives as a means to cope with many difficult pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, headaches, sciatica and an uncomfortable case of pelvic girdle separation. Her experiences sparked her desire to share her knowledge with anyone and everyone who could benefit. Preferring to take a naturalistic approach to health and wellness to help balance the mind and body using holistic modalities such as yoga, meditation, herbs, food and other natural methods. Offering advice to friends and family proved to be successful when providing suggestions to many common ailments using simple, natural household items. Her blog often contains information such as vitamins and supplements that increase fertility, safe homeopathic ingredients to have on hand for infants and children, and ways to improve overall health and wellbeing. The past couple years have also been spent working on her first book, a natural health resource, which she hopes to release in the next year.
Victoria enjoys sharing her love for yoga with her family and friends. She began practicing baby yoga with her children when they were just a couple days old. Watching the benefits it provided she knew she wanted to share the practice with other Mommies with problems such as calming a fussy baby, developing better sleep patterns, regulating digestion. Babies are natural yogis and teaching them the practice early can establish good fitness habits as well as improve strength, coordination, body awareness, concentration and calmness. Most mommies who attend the class share that they notice immediate benefits that their children receive from the exercises such as longer naps and regular digestion. She has continued the yoga routine with her children as they continue to grow as a great way to channel energy and reduce tantrums as well as numerous other benefits.
Victoria, CYT, RH INHA, has been a yoga enthusiast for over a decade. She created and manages the yoga program at Chakra Pilates & Yoga in San Diego, CA since 2009. The program was voted Best Yoga Studio in Point Loma in 2012 by the Peninsula Beacon. She is a certified Reiki Master specializing in Chakra Balancing and Meditation. The classes she offers includes: Heated Vinyasa flow, Candlelight Chakra Balancing, Barre, Prenatal Yoga, Mommy & Me Yoga, and her highly popular Baby Yoga and Yoga for Birth Workshops. She also currently offers outdoor Mommy & Me workouts around San Diego. In December 2012 Victoria became the San Diego Prenatal Fitness Examiner for Examiner.com.
Her hobbies include composting, gardening, beading, cooking, homesteading, spending time with her family and friends and writing articles for the world renowned natural health news sites NaturalNews.com, MindBodyGreen.com, and PowerOfPositivity.com.