Prenatal yoga expert Mireille Mears pictured in headshot

Prenatal and Post Natal Yoga in Frisco – by Dallas Newborn Photographer

Prenatal and Post Natal Yoga in Frisco – by Dallas Newborn Photographer


Dallas Newborn Photographer Laura Levitan of Mod L Photography loves to provide her clients with helpful information and resources about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Her blog is a helpful resource to parents all over Dallas, Forth Worth and beyond. Check out other entries in the blog for great local businesses.


Dallas newborn photographer interviews Frisco prenatal yoga instructor

How did you get started teaching yoga?

Originally from Belgium, I was recruited by an American organization while I was still in college to come teach French in elementary and middle schools in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was 1993, I was only 22 and I came to the States by myself. Even though it was an exciting adventure, it was also quite stressful to be in a foreign country, without any family, as I was just starting my life as an adult.
I remembered that, in my first year in college, I had taken a semester of yoga and the teacher had shared that practicing yoga was a great way to deal with stress and anxiety. I started taking yoga classes after work and fell in love with the practice.
Within a few months, my teacher encouraged me to get trained to become a yoga teacher myself. I did, and pretty soon, she was asking me to sub for her on a regular basis when she was on vacation or out of town in business.

What made you interested in prenatal yoga?

Fast forward a few years, and I got married, moved to Dallas, took several more yoga teacher trainings and started working full time as a yoga teacher. In 2000, one of my older sisters got pregnant and had a very difficult pregnancy and postpartum recovery. That prompted me to start researching how yoga can help women in pregnancy and postpartum. By 2003, I started specializing in yoga and massage for pregnancy and beyond. I designed a very basic webpage and started advertising my classes. That was the start if what is now Bami Yoga.

What is special about your pre and postnatal yoga classes?

I provide moms-to-be with a community where they come each week to share their joys and challenges, learn yoga and massage tools to stay physically and emotionally strong. They have the opportunity to pick up tips to use in their daily life to reduce the aches and pains of pregnancy. They also learn to prepare their body and mind for the physical and emotional challenges of labor, as well as birth and finally postpartum.

What are your goals while teaching prenatal and postnatal yoga?

To built communities that nurture and empower families from early pregnancy through new parenthood. We work on prenatal and postpartum yoga and bodywork, childbirth education, and baby massage instruction. My goal is to help them really enjoy their pregnancy/postpartum period.

Where are your yoga and infant massage classes located?

Bami Yoga is located in Frisco. You can schedule a class by clicking here: Bami Yoga Schedule


What types of classes do you offer?

Bami Yoga offers multiple types of classes:

Prenatal Yoga

Partner Prenatal Yoga Date Night

Yoga to Support Childbirth

Mommy and Me Yoga

Infant Massage

MUTU System – a total body fitness system for women to heal the body from the inside out, flatten the belly, improve pelvic floor function, strengthen the core, and improve health through mindful changes to eating habits.

Visit Bami Yoga to learn more and to schedule a class!

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46 Responses

    1. I love yoga. It was amazing to practice during my pregnancies. I wish I had done more postnatal yoga. It is such a healing practice!

  1. This is such amazing information for your Dallas clients. What more could you ask for in a newborn photographer than for them to truly care about the wellness of their mom-to-be customers?

  2. I think it’s so cool that you are going out in the community and bringing these awesome resources to your clients! It’s such valuable information especially for people new to the Dallas area!

    1. Thank you Kandi! I love providing a resource for my clients and the community. It’s fun getting out there and meeting other small business owners. We can learn from and help each other. It’s pretty cool!

  3. I really enjoyed reading about postnatal yoga, it was so interesting to hear how she got her start and why she is so passionate about her work. I think its great that you support other business owners!

    1. Thank you! I love partnering with other business owners. It’s a great way to learn about the community and make friends. It’s really enriched my business and life!

    1. Thank you! I really try to help out by providing great resources for my clients. I try to think what would have been helpful for me when I was expecting 🙂

  4. Ohhh man! I wish I had all this information when I had my three littles! Super helpful information for mommy’s!

    1. It would have been great to do yoga during pregnancy. But it’s still beneficial now. As mama’s it’s always great to have stress relief and yoga is one of the best ways to do it. I always feel better after yoga!

    1. She’s great! Mimi’s classes are amazing. She is well known all over Dallas as the best in pre and post natal yoga.

  5. Interesting and very worthwhile post. I’ve often thought I’d like to try some form of yoga to try and combat stress.

  6. Gosh I wish there was something like this offered where I live. I want my pregnancy (if I do get pregnant) to be as easy as possible and these are the kinds of steps that help that.

  7. So awesome! I did some prenatal yoga and I found it to be super hepful when it was time for labour (especially the breathing, it helped so much in keeping me calm and focused).

  8. I had no idea about postnatal yoga. I enjoyed the interview with Laura Levitan. She seems to have a dynamic persona!

  9. Yoga and meditation has always been a big part of my life and during my pregnancy with my twins, it was a great help. Today, my adult twins are also yoga practitioners. I applaud your work!

  10. This is really a good thing about the work. Pregnant ladies need something to balance their mind and body. Yoga may definitely give good effects on them.

  11. I just tried yoga about a year ago for the first time and loved it! I would love to try out prenatal yoga if I ever have any children of my own.

  12. I need to do more yoga in general, so important to get in touch with one’s body and spirit. I’m sharing this with my mom friends!

  13. I really enjoy yoga! When I was younger I didn’t think I would but as I’ve gotten older I’ve found it quite helpful and peaceful. Great article.

  14. This sounds like it’d be really nice for mother’s or expecting mother’s. I didn’t know they did this.

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