The Naptrapped Mama

                          Nova Bergeron, CLC CLEC

                              Certified Lactation Counselor

                                               Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Whether newly postpartum, pregnant, breastfeeding/chestfeeding your toddler, tandem feeding, or anywhere in between or beyond, 

it is an honor to nurture and support new parents on their breast/chestfeeding journey.

Click on the Book Online tab above to learn more about virtual counseling sessions.

Visit the link below for breast/chestfeeding basics
 
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About Nova 

Prior to my Lactation Counselor journey, I lived my lifelong dream of dancing on Broadway, performing and teaching dance both nationally and internationally for over 20 years.

 

Through my years of experience living with chronic pain after an injury ended my dance career, the empowerment, presence, and vitality of the mind-body-breath connection and mindfulness fueled my healing through several years of surgeries and procedures. I possess a deep passion to share this holistic path to ease with others through my Lactation Counseling Sessions and Yoga classes.

When my son was rushed to the NICU after birth, I received support from an amazing team of Lactation Professionals in the hospital. Without the guidance of how to hand express my colostrum while separated from my sweet babe and how to use the hospital grade pump once my transitional milk began flowing,  I would have been unsure how to proceed.

After spending a year as a stay at home mama and reflecting on the crucial importance of having breastfeeding support from the very beginning- I began my journey to become a Lactation Counselor to help breast/chestfeeding families.  

In counseling sessions, I provide a compassionate, gentle, and safe space for breast/chestfeeding families.  I help families troubleshoot challenges that often arise for the breast/chestfeeding dyad including Engorgement, Plugged Ducts, Low Milk Supply, Bottle Preference, Fussiness at the breast/chest, Oversupply, Mastitis, Nipple Pain, and Latch/Position Issues.

My goal is to empower and nurture families to explore the right choice for them in their breast/chestfeeding journey. 

 

                                            Yoga with Nova

I welcome all levels of practitioners to my yoga class. Whether you are experiencing yoga for the very first time or you are an experienced yogi looking to deepen your practice, I offer a foundational approach that provides strengthening, lengthening, and grounding. All are welcome.

 

I am a Certified Lactation Counselor through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, a Certified Lactation Education Counselor through University of California San Diego Extension, an RYT 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga instructor, Reiki Practitioner, and CPR/AED certified. I hold a BFA in Dance Performance from Chapman University. I reside in New York with my husband and 3 year old son. 

"Flower work 

is 

not easy.

remaining soft in fire

takes 

time."

~Nayyirah Waheed

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Virtual Yoga Classes

Private Session

Schedule

a private lesson

 

60 minutes: $60

~with Reiki: $80

90 minutes: $90

~with Reiki: $110

Private Groups:

Office Yoga

Birthdays

Pre-Wedding Celebrations

Anniversaries

Graduation

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Prices Upon Request

Group Classes

Nourish your mind, body, and spirit with a grounding  Kripalu Yoga class!

 

Move with the breath slowly and mindfully as we gently ground, strengthen, and lengthen. 

$10-$15 

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@ nova-bergeron

Open to all levels of practice. 

 

"In this moment, there is plenty of time.

In this moment you are precisely as you should be.

In this moment, there is infinite possibility."

~Victoria Moran 

 

Student

Testimonials:

"Nova creates a safe and compassionate space for my practice."

~Codi J.

"I love Nova's awareness of students' needs while offering lightness and joy throughout the class."

~Julia R. 

 

"Nova offers modifications for  postures and provides a feeling of safety for the student during class."

~Casandra K. 

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"Nova possesses an embodied loving kindness as she guides postures, inspiring me to reach in my own practice."
~Paula D. 
"Her expressiveness  while guiding and demonstrating postures helps me explore lengthening in my own expression."
~Julianna K.  
"I enjoy the fluidity, smoothness, and calmness of Nova's teaching style."
~Riley S.