CATHRYN MONRO

Author of SPILT MILK YOGA: a guided self-inquiry to finding your own wisdom, joy, and purpose through motherhood

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

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.

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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.

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