Nurture has arrived.

by Leslie Lytle on August 16, 2013

We are pleased to announce that our emerging non-profit has a new name and a new website. Please visit Nurture at or check out the Nurture Facebook Page.



There you can watch as we  grow our vision of a dedicated maternity resource center for childbearing families in Richmond. Starting October 1, 2013, Nurture will be offering prenatal and postnatal yoga classes through Project Yoga Richmond.

OmMama is in transition.

OmMama will no longer be offering prenatal and postnatal yoga classes in the Richmond Metropolitan Area, and will instead be focusing its efforts on professional training for yoga instructors in yoga for the childbearing years.

More news to come!





OmMama Resource Center Update: The Movie & More!

November 21, 2012

The mission of the OmMama Resource Center is to improve the health and wellbeing of childbearing families through fitness, education, social support, and community engagement.  It’s been a while since you’ve heard from our fledgling non-profit, the OmMama Resource Center. We’re still kicking. In fact, we’re wiggling and stretching our limbs quite a bit in […]

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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Off to Pump I Go

October 18, 2012

Guest Post by Cristin Traylor Pumping is not glamorous work, and yes it is work. Every day before I leave the house for my “day job,” I pack up my cooler bag with ice packs and my pump parts and bottles. When I get to the office, I unlock my pump and place it on […]

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A Yoga Pose to Balance Your Amazing Hips

October 15, 2012

Your body has an amazing capacity to adapt itself for pregnancy and birth. As the hormones of pregnancy relax the ligamentous structures throughout mom’s body, your joints, including those in your pelvis, become more mobile. This is a good thing for birthing a baby. But it may cause challenges during pregnancy that can range from […]

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What flows between us

October 12, 2012

Reflections on a poem by Rumi I’m eagerly awaiting the birth of a new human right now, someone who will be soon be greeted as the son or daughter of a good friend. Birth is an amazing journey. It brings us powerfully close to an experience that is beyond words. As one becomes two, we […]

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What’s Up with Down There? Getting Clear on Your Pelvic Floor

September 20, 2012

Our lady parts have been much in the news this last year within the political arena, particularly so the last few weeks. With all the attention on female anatomy in the media, I decided it might be a good idea to have a little better understanding of just how said parts actually work, so spent […]

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Breastfeeding. Let’s make it the new normal in Richmond

August 6, 2012

The last week has been a good one for breastfeeding women and families in Richmond, starting on August 1st with World Breastfeeding Week and the inclusion of breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling by the Affordable Care Act, and culminating with this past weekend’s Big Latch On at the Virginia State Capitol. Though the absolute numbers […]

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Night blooming cereus, a birth, and my father

July 15, 2012

I’ve been hanging out in Austin, Texas this last week, teaching a prenatal yoga teacher training at Yoga Yoga. It’s a trip I look forward to every year. There is a strong and vibrant yoga community here in Austin, the class is always packed, the community welcoming, and it is one of my favorite cities […]

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Diving into a prenatal yoga teacher training

July 10, 2012

I’m sitting in a kind stranger’s room in Austin, Texas, in the early morning, on a day where I will focus much – though not all – of my efforts on getting ready for the workshop I will teach for the next five days. And so it occurs to me that I should ask myself […]

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Ginger Limeade

July 4, 2012

Cool drink for a hot day. The weather’s got us hankering for something ice cold and refreshing. Here’s a drink we’ve found useful over the years for the nausea and indigestion that comes with pregnancy , and that’s very cooling during the hot summer months here in Richmond. If you’re out of limes and desperate […]

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