Hi everyone, I am very happy with my latest art project: Mama Henna * Mama Yoga. The projected started as a conversation at the mama'hood talking about how beautiful a whole class of pregnant mamas doing yoga, covered in henna would be. There was a false start before we found the right ladies and the right leader... When we found the right teacher, the rest fell into place, Faith Davis was that teacher. A couple of days before the class, all 5 beauituful mamas made their way to my studio, each had something unique for this pregnancy, represented in their design. 5 yoginis, seemed like the right number, but in the two days while hte henna was darkening, before the photoshoot, 2 of the mamas went into labor, so we had 3 mamas for the actual yoga project.
But what a trio! Rob and I worked as a team photographing these lovely mamas-to-be, in what ammounted to a prenatal yoga class, with Faith (a yoga teacher at mama'hood) leading these women through an hour class.
."And as we stretch up we are making space in our bodies for our babies and also in our lives..." It was such a gorgeous flow to witness.
I was moved by the experience, witnessing the inner strength of these women, being able to really look at them, their dillagence, their love for their babies... As an artist seeing is so important, and the opportunity to witness the living art of henna in the flow of yoga was a dream come true.
We did the yoga and photos at the Boulder Mama'hood, which has a ton of great classes and groups for pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding.
If you haven't yet been to either of the Mama'hood locations Boulder or Denver, I hightly recomend you make the time to visit! In addition to classes,
clothing and other great stuff, there are great people!! The women at the Mama'hood alone will make you glad you came.
I would like to give Faith a special thanks, she really helped make this happen, and her class was heavenly, what a beautifully calming, wise woman!
Thank you Failth!!!