Meet Ambar Gingerelli.
Ambar Gingerelli is a Mommy + Me Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Writer, and Life Coach.
She has worked with children and families for the past 15 years. Ambar completed her children’s yoga teacher training in 2013 while working in social services providing care management to children with emotional and behavioral challenges. In this work, she saw the importance of teaching children healthy ways to cope with their emotions, and how vital it is for parents to model these skills to their children.
Since then, Ambar has been working with families providing parent coaching, yoga classes, and life coaching, all designed to help families decrease stress and develop emotional resilience. Ambar believes in combining spiritual tools including yoga, meditation, and mindset work with practical life skills in order to help her clients reach their goals.
Can mindfulness and motherhood coexist?
When you think about life with little kids, you don’t typically picture a life filled with yoga classes, meditations, mindfulness, and vision boards. A lot of us know that these tools are helpful in our adult lives, but the idea of doing them with kids seems impossible. Yet, that’s exactly what I’ve done.
I took my daughter on her first mommy and me retreat when she was 2 months old. I started practicing yoga with her at 3 months old and have kept at it for the last 5+ years. We started making vision boards together the year she turned 2. As a toddler, she was my little helper beside me as I taught countless mommy and me yoga classes. She watches me meditate every single day. We use mantras and positive affirmations every morning. She knows the power of her words.
I always knew that I wanted to be a peaceful, mindful mom one day, but I didn’t know exactly how that would happen after I had a child. Then I realized that the way to make it happen was to keep doing the things that a peaceful, mindful mom would do! And take her along for the ride.
These tools really work.
Before becoming a mom I had used all of the “woo woo” tools, like yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, affirmations, and mindset work to heal a lifelong battle with anxiety and depression.
I knew that these tools worked and I found myself wondering what would happen if I could introduce this type of work to my daughter from a young age. What a gift it would be to grow up learning ways to self soothe, feel her emotions, and shift her energy and have it all be second nature.
And what a gift for myself to not have to sacrifice my own mental health and wellbeing to the martyrdom of motherhood.
I’m here to help you heal from the inside out, stop stressing out so much, and learn to love life and motherhood more than you could even imagine.
You can start being a happy, peaceful, and more present parent right now.
You don’t have to wait until your children are older. It’s not about having a perfectly silent hour long meditation everyday. It’s not about being perfectly calm in every moment of motherhood. It’s not about having a relaxing yoga session in matching yoga pants (although I do love a good mommy and me matching moment as much as anyone).
- It’s about bonding with your kids.
- It’s about noticing that you remembered to breathe instead of screaming your head off.
- It’s about feeling sane and comfortable in your own skin.
- It’s about taking time for yourself again.
- It’s about being present and thinking positive.
- It’s about realizing that the thing your kids need most is a happy mother, and that you are the only person who can give that to them.
- It’s about finding small, doable ways to implement these practices into your daily life and rhythm. This is where change happens. This is how you find magic in the mundane.
From that place- you can teach your little ones to do the same.
Together, we raise the next generation of mindful mamas and kiddos who help make the world a happier, saner place.