{by Julie Raineault}

As you know, Amma strives to create an environment where everybody, every BODY, can come and enjoy the services we have to offer. Whether you are expanding your family in our prenatal classes, spending time with the ones you love in our family classes, or taking a break in a grownups only class, the general consensus around here is that Amma welcomes you as you are with a wide open heart.

We've all heard the song: "Oh my god Becky, look at her butt!" (Now you are probably singing it.) Maybe at some point in your life you overheard some nasty comment from someone whispering behind you. The world wants us to want to change ourselves, to try some fad diet, to buy some magical pill, to put ourselves through the ringer over and over and over to try and be something that looks like an airbrushed picture in a magazine that is not even realistic for most people.

How about instead we focus on the truly important message in that song, the truth that Sir Mix-A-Lot was getting at, the fact that his anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hun!

It doesn’t matter what you look like, what size you are, what clothes you’re wearing, or how your butt looks in those pants. We want you to do you and to love whatever it is that you do. We also want the world we live in to love you too. So let’s embrace our buns and show the world that every BODY is beautiful.

We're excited to be a part of the Self-Care Marketplace at this wonderful event on Tuesday, April 25th: a special screening of the film Embrace at the Princess Twin Cinemas in Waterloo. Tickets are available online HERE and all proceeds from will go to support Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

You'll find Julie teaching a class that feels great and makes you laugh on Tuesday evenings at 8:45pm, Saturday mornings at 10am or Sunday evenings at 7:30pm.