Fertile Yoga and Gratitude to RMACT

fertile yoga at RMACT resized 600Fertile Yoga is a mainstay in my life. I owe that to Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT).

 

From Medical Director Dr. Mark Leondires, I got my beginning. Now support flows in from all directions. Drs. Richlin, Hurwitz, Murdock and Williams all encourage their patients to come to class. Our PA, Diana D’Amelio, our nurses, medical assistants, patient navigators and even our financial team members often bring up Fertile Yoga as a way of relieving stress, finding companionship, soothing frantic thoughts and finding a different way of being.

 

Infertility can cause irritability. It can cause sadness. It can cause hope to rise and deflate and rise again. It can cause isolation. It can cause feelings of shame, regret, hurt, jealousy and more. You name it; you may end up feeling it.

 

Enter freedom.

 

Choices.

 

We have them. We may not like our choices. We may hate our choices. Still, we have them.

 

Gratitude.

 

We can have that too.

 

We can appreciate what we do have. It doesn’t negate what we still want in our lives. Noticing what we are grateful for can fill our hearts even when our hearts feel broken.

Trying to Conceive and Finding Reprieve

Me, I’m grateful for Fertile Yoga. I’m grateful for being an agent to help support men and women who are feeling bruised or overdone from the stresses of trying to conceive.

 

I’m grateful for being able to provide a safe haven to speak the truth of the moment. To be in on recognizing that our feelings recede and fade and reemerge. That we can just be. Release attachment to the past and anxiety about the future and just breathe into the present moment.

 

I am very grateful for Fertile Yoga and RMACT supporting it and all the men and women who participate. I am very grateful to work for people who understand the importance of taking care of the whole person and not just their reproductive organs. I’m very grateful never to have to explain that to the people that I work with.

 

Fertile Yoga tonight in Norwalk, CT is from 5:45-7:00. No class tomorrow night, I’m sad to say due to the holiday.

 

May we all find something to feel grateful towards. Please do read tomorrow’s blog about freedom and gratitude.

 

 

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Topics: RMACT, Health, Feelings, Yoga

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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