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Power Parent Panel w/ Community Liaison Trisha

Updated: May 18, 2021

Panel Recap:

Our Power Parent Panelists Claire, Sheena, Jenny, Raquel, and Sandro gave powerful pro tips all parents and parents to be should know!

Claire is not only expecting her firstborn in July, but just became a certified pre-natal and post-natal trainer and even practiced some breathing techniques, modified movements, and ways to improve posture and core with us at the end of the panel. Rae Studios Reggaeton instructor Sandro and his wife Raquel are also excited to welcome their firstborn very soon. They are reading all the books, already have their doula, a color coordinated calendar, and Sandro is so excited to be a first time dad he wants the bassinet on his side of the bed and is ready to dance with baby while wearing the Bjorn! Sandro and Raquel dialed in all the way from Santiago, Chile, and discussed preparing for baby’s arrival while on lockdown, not conforming to gender norms, and the joys of every belly movement so far! Sheena just had her firstborn a few months ago and was still teaching her pilates classes at 34 weeks pregnant! Sheena shared with us her favorite cookies and teas that support lactation, awesome classes she took through Natural Resources here in SF, and more. Jenny talked about life with a 6-year-old in quarantine and how fast time flies! As a transformative facialist, Jenny offered incredible advice and even demonstrated at the end of our panel, some of her signature face yoga moves to help release tension in the neck and shoulders, and of us feel relaxed and radiant. Watch the full video below to take in all their power parent pro tips!

From learning to flow and surrender and embrace being horizontal more, favorite treats to help you and baby keep strong (and that taste good!), adjustments to teaching/training, belly butter, upper body static holds, pelvic tilts, relaxing your nervous system, these parents are pros and also proudly still learning every step of the way! Listen in on our conversation while you meal prep or catch on house chores because this batch is the perfect company to ground you, encourage you, and reassure you that you too are a power parent.

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DATE: Saturday, Apr 24th, 2021 | 1pm-2pm PT

Rae Studios is committed to the celebration of all bodies, health/wellness journeys, and types of movement, and this panel highlights Rae Studios PARENTS and parents to be!

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About Power Parent Panel

Rae Studios is committed to the celebration of all bodies, health/wellness journeys, and types of movement. Our Power Parent Panel is a moment to especially highlight parent/guardians and parents-to-be in our community! From the students who have their little ones in the cameras of our virtual studio to our instructors quite literally balancing teaching class and their own babies or babies on the way. Our panelists Claire, Sheena, Jenny, Iris, Sandro & Raquel will share reflections, experiences, and tips on all things staying active and taking care of your body during pregnancy & parenthood. Event will also include an audience Q&A portion and some modified movement practice. We hope to see you there! Rae Studios Power Parent Panel is a FREE event, but donations are encouraged & appreciated. Thank you for your support!

Location: Livestream via ZOOM

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Moderated by: Community Liaison Trisha Regine Fuerte

Trisha brings supportive energy, mindful approaches, and a diverse background in community/social work. Outside of her role with Rae Studios, you can find her continuing her education in Social Work in her Master's Program through NYU. She also has her own YouTube channel: Fuerte Body focusing on celebrating body positivity through fitness, food, fashion, fun, feels, and more! You can reach Trisha directly at her new email:

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Meet the Team of Amazing Panelists:


Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney

Claire is originally a Midwest Gal from St. Louis and currently calls Denver home but has since lived in every corner of the country (New Orleans for 6 years and San Francisco for 2 years were favorites!), thanks to school, work, and her husband's military career. She found dance at 3 years of age, competed, performed in the London New Year's Day Parade, Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade, was selected to perform through Showstoppers in Hawaii, and was a member of the San Diego Enforcer Girls Dance Team.

In high school, Claire found the gym and fell in love with both fitness and wellness. She holds an American Council on Exercise Personal Training and Group Fitness certification, and is a Nutritious Life Certified Nutritionist. Claire holds a MS in Psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans and loves combining her favorite elements of various exercise disciplines into effective, empowering, and uplifting experiences.

Through fitness and nutrition coaching worldwide online through her Fleur de Lis Fitness business, Claire provides wellness solutions that help even the busiest professionals. She enjoys the intimacy of one-on-one coaching and also loves teaching group fitness here at Rae Studios, Athleta/Gap Headquarters, Equinox, Exubrancy Corporate Wellness, and NFC Amenities.

When she's not teaching, Claire can be found exercising, cooking (aka health-ifying recipes), reading, traveling near and far, and spending time with loved ones. Or oftentimes you'll catch her dancing. ;)

"Our bodies were made to move, so let's give 'em what they want!"

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Sheena Grams

Sheena has been dancing, performing and teaching in San Luis Obispo County and Southern California since childhood and in the Bay Area and Las Vegas since 2008. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a Minor in Holistic Health from San Francisco State University in 2010, certified in Mat Pilates though A Body of Work Integrated Teacher Training in 2012, and became a Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer in 2013. She has worked with dance companies such as Detour Dance and Sarah Gould and Dancers and bands “Fans of Jimmy Century”, Robot de Niro and Seeking Empire. She teaches gymnastics at San Francisco Gymnastics and AcroSports here in the Bay, has trained in aerial tissue, hoop and steel apparatus. Sheena currently teaches Pilates Fusion at Elevate Group Fitness, RAE Studios, and other fitness studio’s mixing cardio, resistance training, ballet barre, pilates core and yoga into one total-body workout class.“The nature of things is to move. Life is movement. And an expression of existence is movement. When something doesn’t move anymore that is the expression of death. In other words, something stagnating. Inside our bodies is the same situation; the more it moves, the more expression of life. The less it moves the more expression is towards death. What I perceive is the missing link in everything is that nobody is at home in their bodies.” - Juliu Horvath, Creator of GYROTONIC® EXPANSION SYSTEM

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Jenny McAteer

Jenny McAteer, is a European trained Esthetician & Massage Therapist with over 15 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry. Jenny has a passion for holistic health & lifestyle and believes that our skin is a direct reflection of our overall health and wellbeing. Jenny holds advanced level certification in Sculptural Face Lifting Technique from master teacher Yakov Gershkovic. She is also certified in Gua Sha, Facial Reflexology, and is a graduate from Dr. Vodder Academy International in Advanced Level Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Jenny is also a certified Face Yoga teacher which she offers private and group classes both in-person and virtually.

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Iris Perkins

Iris started dancing when she first watched Janet Jackson’s “Miss You Much” music video at the age of 6 and has never stopped. Trained in contemporary, modern, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop she’s brought her experience to middle and high schoolers in the past two decades through workshops, classes, and as a part-time teacher. She now teaches ZUMBA for all to break a sweat and dance out their worries from the day. When Iris isn’t dancing, she’s working as the Director of Adolescent Programming for a national non-profit.

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Sandro Alvarez & Raquel M. Iciarte

Sandro currently teaches Reggaeton in our virtual studio all the way from Chile! Sandro is a reggaeton, Latin Dance, and hip hop TV celebrity dancer, choreographer, Physical Education, and Personal Trainer extraordinaire. Him and his wife Raquel are expecting their first child together! Raquel works in digital marketing, business strategy, event production, and has her own podcast: @tirandoflechas ! We are so grateful to have Sandro & Raquel a part of our Rae Studios Family!

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Program Details:

Spotlight Artist: Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney | Sheena Grams | Jenny McAteer | Iris Perkins | Sandro Alvarez & Raquel M. Iciarte

Date / Time: Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 1pm-2pm PT

Ticket Options: FREE Event; Donations Welcome

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