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Mom and Baby Yoga

Why Moai?

Mo•ai (/mo,eye/) Japan. noun. A group of lifelong friends. A social support group that forms in order to provide varying support from  social, financial, health, or spiritual interests.
 

On Japan's Okinawa Island, nicknamed the “island of longevity”, residents suffer from low levels of heart disease, cancer and dementia, and Okinawan's robust social life and strong sense of ikigai (a unique purpose in life) often keeps them alive and healthy past the age of 100. Moai embodies the essence of the word Moai, which means community in Japanese culture.

At Moai, we believe in the power of coming together to create a sense of belonging and support. We offer a variety of pre and postnatal classes for your parenting journey, in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The studio encourages students, both parents and children to connect with themselves and each other, fostering a sense of community that extends beyond the yoga mat. Moai is a place where families can come to not only improve their physical health but also their mental and emotional wellbeing, all while being part of a supportive group of like-minded individuals.

Rebecca Moai Movement Yoga

The Face Behind Moai

Hi, I'm Rebecca!

My name is Rebecca, most people call me Becks. I previously worked in Toronto leading yoga classes but as myself and my family made our move to Hamilton, I was looking for a new opportunity closer to home. I happened to catch a post in one of the Hamilton mom groups that asked, “Are there any yoga teachers out there that would teach a Prenatal class in Gage Park?” I thought to myself, I’m pregnant and a yoga teacher and what a great way to start meeting some other moms in the area!

 

I never would have anticipated the bond I built with the other moms to be. It helped me so much mentally as I navigated pregnancy through the pandemic.

Fast forward, I started teaching a Mama & Baby yoga class in the park and that eventually turned into several classes a week, strolls and lots of social hangs + events. I have built a career that I absolutely love and care about deeply, I’ve made forever friends and forever shoulders I can lean on when motherhood becomes tough. My daughters have made forever friends.

 

A bit about my background - as a former competitive gymnast and gymnastics coach, and general manager of an event/catering company, I feel I offer a combination of the ability to teach and guide students through unique sequencing and the ability to put on a great event.  After becoming pregnant with my first child and deciding I needed a change from my busy career planning weddings, I completed the Yoga Teacher Training program at 889 Community.

 

Thank you to my community that has helped me get to this point!Let’s continue to be there for each other and lift each other up, one person at a time.

Meet the Team

Years of experience, a passion for community and movement have brought the team at Moai together

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