Prana Mama Yoga’s mission is to inspire mums-to-be, new mums and all members of the family to experience the knowledge and wisdom of Yoga so that they can live a life of purpose, good health and happiness. We are more in need of ‘Yoga’ in today’s world than we were at its inception 2000 years ago.
While classes are dynamic they work to suit each individual. They include a mix of breath work, postures, meditation, relaxation and a pinch of philosophy. With options available to allow students to go at their own pace, enjoy their body and most of all – have fun.
Elisabeth Barron, or Lis as she likes to be known, is a mum of two and established Prana Mama Yoga in 2012 to offer Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga in the Inverurie area. As classes grew and the friends and families of her students became interested in Yoga too – Ashtanga Yoga, Mum & Baby Yoga and Family Yoga classes were introduced also.
Lis began practising Ashtanga Yoga over 12 years ago while working in the corporate world of PR and communications. It was a perfect practice to maximise time – strong and physical with the added benefits of leaving class with a clear head and a relaxed state of being.
When pregnant with her second child and unable to get to a Yoga class, she completed a Diploma in Pre and Postnatal Yoga with Jane MacKarness. This was more to learn how to support herself during pregnancy than to pave the way to teach.
In 2014 Lis went onto achieve a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification with the Classical Yoga School, Scotland. The training was under-pinned by the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition and covered yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and philosophy.
Then in 2016 Lis trained with Rainbow Kids Yoga to become a certified Family and Kids Yoga teacher.
Yoga is so much more than just a physical practice for Lis. With a focus on breath work and meditation and keeping the principles and wisdom of Yoga in mind, this ancient yet relevant practice permeates every aspect of her life.