Prenatal Flow & Restore Mini Yoga Retreat
Are you expecting? Do you ever wish you could just get away for a couple of hours to relax and recharge? Now you can! Join certified prenatal yoga teachers Valerie Kacian and Megan Peculis for an afternoon of sangha (community), asana (movement), and a candid discussion about pregnancy.
What to Expect:
- Prenatal Yoga practice that is accessible for all trimesters in pregnancy
- Learn skills to feel empowered during the most stressful times of pregnancy & parenting
- Practical tips to ease the aches and pains of pregnancy
- Time to openly discuss many aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond
- Relaxing restorative yoga practice in a soothing candlelit atmosphere with an optional Reiki treatment from Valerie
- A workbook developed by your instructors to take home with useful information and practices.
We are both super passionate about prenatal yoga and working to create a prenatal community at RCY. As mothers, we both know the importance of taking time for self-care, as well as connecting with parents in the community. We are looking forward to offering you a safe space to relax, recharge and reconnect.
Valerie started a yoga practice in 2001 shortly after the birth of her daughter. Initially seeking to balance out an active fitness routine, the practice became a life’s journey. It was from day one on the mat that she knew she would teach, and share this journey with others. She has a special interest in working with students within their own range of motion tuning into pure, functional movement in the body. Valerie believes anyone can practice and experience the benefits of yoga. She uses a whole-hearted approach to encourage students to connect deeply to movement within their own bodies. Valerie teaches Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, Mat Pilates, Hatha Yoga, Baby & Me Yoga, Toddler & Me Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, and Restorative. She also hosts a YouTube channel offering yoga to those who may have limitations to accessing a class in studio.
Valerie completed her 200 hour certification in May, 2018 with Cindy Boulter, 85 hour Prenatal & Postnatal certification with Bec Conant of Om Births in 2019, and completed her 500 hour certification with Cindy Boulter and Theresa Murphy in 2021. Additional training includes Reiki I & II, Trauma-Informed Teacher Training, Restorative certification, Yin certification, Mat Pilates training, pelvic health training, and an apprenticeship with Jacqui Bonwell. Valerie also holds a Women’s Health certification and is working with Sarah Duvall to become a PCES (Prenatal/Postnatal Certified Exercise Specialist.) Additionally, she is working to complete a 200 hour yoga certification in Children’s Yoga. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children, reading, writing, true crime podcasts, spending time with her family, and connecting with the natural world.
We all come to the mat with our own personal battles. For Megan, mental health, chronic stress and the task of motherhood made finding time to practice an essential part of survival.
She combines positive psychology with enthusiasm and humor in every class, no matter the day.
Megan holds a variety of certifications and continues to enjoy constantly learning from other teachers as well as formal trainings and workshops. Her current qualifications include: 200hr Yoga Certification (Revolution Community Yoga), 85hr Prenatal/Postnatal Certification (Down Under School of Yoga), Prenatal/Postnatal Fitness Specialist (AFPA), Barre Certification (Barre Revival by Angela Hawthorne) and Mat Pilates (PowerPilates). Megan also holds a B.S. in Psychology and continues to work towards her Kickboxing Certification (ISSA) and Group Fitness Instructor Certification (ACE).
You can follow her on IG @yogapilatesbarrewithmegan