Meet Melanie Wachsman, Certified Ma Yoga® Prenatal & Mom Yoga Instructor

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator

My Yoga Tip To Prepare for Birth

As a birth and postpartum doula, as well as a breastfeeding educator, I have come to use yoga as an essential part of preparing moms-to-be mentally and physically for birth. My goal is to empower women with the skills to manage pregnancy and labor, and have an easeful transition to motherhood.

To me, birth is a human rights issue. It is essential that each woman is connected to the power in her body and birth experience. I love this community that provides a space for women to share what they feel comfortable with, and learn fact-based information on pregnancy and birth so they can make choices that are right for them.

Ma Yoga® is first and foremost a supportive community of women, which is what drew me to teach here. We are a family. I love seeing the students connect and make meaningful relationships with each other in our live classes, and now online.

When we feel supported, we can connect to our inner resources.

We have so much to teach and learn from one another. It has been a pleasure to be a Ma Yoga instructor since 2013, and now a Ma Yoga Living instructor!

For more information, please visit www.doulamellie.com.

J.P.S.
J.P.S.
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When I told a friend that my lower back started hurting, she recommended prenatal yoga. I found Ma Yoga online and started taking Melanie's classes virtually. Wow, my lower back rarely hurts anymore! The knowledge she shares about how certain poses help this or that during pregnancy is useful, too. I also appreciate the chance to hear what other pregnant participants are experiencing at the start of each class. I'm so glad these classes are available virtually since it's not easy for me to drive these days without feeling some disequilibrium.
Anshima R.
Anshima R.
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Melanie is an amazing instructor and I lover her prenatal yoga classes, it has helped me get back my strength and feel like myself again during pregnancy. Overall, I have seen significant improvement in my ongoing back & chest pain as well. I feel very relaxed and flexible after each class and plan to continue it through out my pregnancy.
Nina R.
Nina R.
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I took an abSOULutely fabulous class today (1/20/22): Melanie provided us with spectacular pelvis opening poses. Melanie took the time to ask each student how they were feeling and adjusted the class according to what each student needed and was safe to do. I have been a yoga practitioner for approximately 30 years; yoga is my anchor in life. I highly recommend Melanie.
Tara J
Tara J
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Thank you so much for recommending me to take Melanie's and Rachel's classes . Learning so much from them and my sciatica pain is so much better since I started taking prenatal classes. Thank you so much🙏
Jessie
Jessie
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The feeling that these amazing ladies, especially dear Melanie, give to pregnant women with pure love, care, peace and knowledge is priceless.
Marc H.
Marc H.
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Thanks for caring so much and for your amazing class Melanie! All the techniques I learned and practiced in your yoga class also helped me to achieve this birth.
Wendy O.
Wendy O.
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My Ma Yoga prenatal yoga class was an invaluable part of my pregnancy. Melanie is such a gifted teacher that cares for your growing belly and your overall health. I know my baby and I became stronger, and flourished because of her instruction!
Brookelin
Brookelin
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Melanie, everything you taught me over the past six months came into play and helped prepare me for that wonderful night. I will never be able to fully express how honored and grateful I feel for all the wisdom you shared with me as I took your class, but my husband, my mother, and I agree that it all played into my ability to stay focused and have a wonderful child birth experience.
Aysegul B.
Aysegul B.
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Best thing that I found during my pregnancy is Ma Yoga! I definitely recommend Melanie. She explains every detail and is a super nice person.
Ana L.
Ana L.
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I have taken many different yoga classes and these are by far the best. I highly recommend Melanie. She explains everything clearly and brings you into deep concentration during class. She knows a lot about pregnancy and birth and it is very calming hearing her advice.
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