Spilt Milk Yoga is a mother-friendly workbook for mothers who want to experience the happiness, peace, and purpose available in each moment, and who want to be more present and connected to themselves and their children.
Spilt Milk Yoga is not a book about yoga poses or parenting, it is a companion to the inner work we do as mothers growing ourselves, while we grow our children. Spilt Milk Yoga is a guide to becoming more the person you want to be, not in spite of motherhood, but because of it.
Author Cathryn Monro combines personal experience, honesty, and humour to acknowledge the moments when motherhood stretches us to the edges of our tolerance, patience, anger, and exhaustion and asks; “Will motherhood ruin my life?” “What happened to my body and my career?” “How do I achieve anything?” “Am I doing it right?” “Whose anger is this?” “Is an ordinary life good enough?”
Spilt Milk Yoga approaches motherhood as a path offering life’s richest and most profound lessons on love, acceptance and joy. Through guided self-inquiry the challenges become opportunities to grow, not in spite of motherhood, but because of it.
Motherhood is like the most intense retreat we could ever go on, all the exits are blocked, we meet our habits, our best and worst behaviours, and no matter what we have to show up every day and be “mum”, even when we don’t feel up to it. And it’s especially when we don’t feel up to it that we have the opportunity to find a new way forward. Because as mothers we want to do our best for our kids when we wouldn’t do it otherwise. What better place to practice love, compassion, tolerance, and understanding than with ourselves and our children?
A practical and provocative tool for all mothers [that] allows us to reveal our own truths, making us more open and ready to grow at the kitchen sink and beyond.Kate McIntyre ClereDirector, Yogawoman
I wish someone had given this book to me when I was a new mom!Shelley DavidowAuthor of Raising Stress-Proof Kids
Spilt Milk Yoga is rigorous, caring, firm and direct all at once. The perfect friend in this mothering journey.Ngapaki MoetaraMother of three under 5-year-olds
Cathryn Monro invites us to look deeply into our own experience and cultivate the qualities we most need as mothers to live our love — inner strength, flexibility, balance, and most importantly, greater self-awareness.Myla Kabat-Zinnco-author of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
Cathryn Monro is a professional artist, writer, educator, facilitator and mother of two. She rates mothering as by far the most challenging, creative, important and fulfilling of jobs.
Cathryn’s life, training and work combine her creative drive, a commitment to meaningful education, self-inquiry and group learning processes, and yoga and meditation practices.
Spilt Milk Yoga
Spilt Milk Yoga approaches motherhood as a path offering life’s richest and most confronting lessons on love, acceptance and joy.
The work of Spilt Milk Yoga has three parts; connecting mothers to self, to others, and foregrounding the value and importance of the work that mothers do and how it contributes to our overall social health.