Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.
- Jane Weidman

Meet Earthside Yogaโ€™s Mama:

Lori has been practicing yoga since 2001 and quickly fell in love with the practice. After the birth of her second son in 2009, she decided it was the time to deepen her practice and enroll in a Yoga Teacher Training program. She received her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) designation from Yoga Alliance in 2010 and has been teaching ever since.

While Lori began teaching primarily Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga styles of yoga, she soon realized that her true passion was in prenatal yoga. Having practiced through all three of her pregnancies, she understands the benefit of a regular practice on how we carry and birth our babies, as well as our recovery following birth.

To further her education, she sought out Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Laurel Hicks of Mindful Mamas Prenatal Yoga. In addition to her 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher designation, Lori completed an additional 85 hour program, specializing solely in teaching the expectant mom. She now carries the designation of Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT-85) and is registered as such with Yoga Alliance.

After completion of her specialized prenatal training, she began teaching expectant moms and enjoys helping them to see the beauty in their changing bodies and the miracles that are being created.

Lori and Earthside Yoga are proud to:

- Be the longest standing prenatal yoga program in the area for ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™– ๐™™๐™š๐™˜๐™–๐™™๐™š!!    
- Have seasoned, prenatal-certified teachers with well over 15 years of combined experience teaching expecting mamas.
- Have taught over ๐Ÿญ,๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ and counting!

Lori also teaches Mom and Baby Yoga and Healthy Core and Floor classes. These classes, best started in the 4th trimester, are a great way for moms to reconnect with other women in the same stage of life while safely returning their bodies to proper function and strength following pregnancy and birth.

To better serve her postpartum mamas, Lori became a certified MUTU Systemโ„ข Pro. MUTU System is for women who want their bodies to look, feel and function better after having a baby. Even if itโ€™s a long time since having a baby. They want a core and a pelvic floor that works, that feels right and that does its job.

Lori is also certified as a Yin Yoga instructor, which focuses on the release of fascia and connective tissue through well propped poses, held for extended periods of time. This style of yoga can greatly improve range of motion and ease pain in the physical body.

Additionally, Lori has training with myofascial release work having trained with the RAD Roller system of myo tools. She loves to thread multiple modalities into her classes, including myofascial release.

Lori has been married to her best friend Rob since 2004 and is blessed to be the mother of three beautiful children, Ben, Jonah and Kelsey.  She believes in building community with other expectant moms and truly believes in our bodies and the birth process. 

My MUTU Journey, by Lori Krajenke, Certified MUTU Systemโ„ข Pro

Me with Wendy Powell, Founder MUTU System. She is freaking amazing!

I feel *so* passionate about MUTU System because personally it changed my body and mindset in such an amazing and positive way. Seeing these results for myself, I knew I had to figure out a way to bring this information to my Earthside community of mamas. I recently traveled to San Diego to become a MUTU System Pro. This is information that every woman needs to hear, regardless of if she birthed this month or decades ago or is expecting a baby right now. Postpartum lasts forever and it's never too late to get things functioning again.

I had never even *heard* of diastasis recti (DR) or understood common postpartum issues because they were never discussed! I started digging deeper after I birthed my third baby six years ago. That was a whole lot of years (six!!) for me to struggle with health issues that included:

- Extreme shooting back pain when I would cough or sneeze to that point that I would double over
- A tummy pooch that would not go away regardless of what exercises I did
- Heaviness - a feeling that my insides were falling out, *especially* around my moon cycle
- Weak pelvic floor - jump on the trampoline with my kids? NEVER. It hurt and I was worried I would pee myself!
- I hated how I looked and had horrible body image. I was disappointed that my body did not look anything like it did prior to my babies.

Sadly, I was led to believe all of these issues were normal following pregnancy and birth. I now understand that while these issues are common, they are NOT NORMAL. No single woman -- ever -- should have to be worried about her activity and if she will pee herself. Wearing a pad for the rest of your life is not OK!  

My back pain? A result of a weak core. I lost the baby weight in between my pregnancies but never got STRONG again. I was more worried about the number on the scale instead of the function of my body.  

My never-improving tummy pooch? That was an undiagnosed diastasis recti. The traditional core workouts I was doing were actually making it WORSE instead of better! No one ever told me to not plank or do crunches.  

The heaviness and the feeling that my insides were falling out? Weak pelvic floor from not properly restoring function after my births. Since being empowered by MUTU System, my cycles are a breeze (for real!) and my symptoms are minimal in comparison.  

My messed up body image? What a change! I no longer am ruled by the scale, but instead feel strong and confident! I can keep up with my kids and I love that my body functions the way it is supposed to!  

MUTU System is the non-surgical solution to returning your body to proper function. Every woman deserves the dignity of a body that works and makes her feel good  

MUTU System can help you to find the body confidence you thought youโ€™d lost forever, flatten your mummy tummy, say goodbye to annoying postpartum symptoms and stop leaking when you exercise or sneeze.  

It's an online program specifically designed for moms who want to feel better about their post-baby body, more in control of their own recovery and who want to rid themselves of annoying postpartum symptoms.  

Follow this link for more information on this amazing program. It helped me and it can help you too mama!  

YOU ARE WORTH IT! I already believe in you lovely. Now YOU need to believe in YOU!  

To heal your body, it takes time. With the purchase of MUTU System, you will gain access to the program via the online membership site. You will be guided through 12 modules of exercises and video coaching. The core phases are gentle restorative exercises to target your core and pelvic floor, to help reconnect and strengthen. The intensive phases are high intensity but low impact (DR safe), fat burning exercises to help you get fit and healthy after your baby. 


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