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New program brings mindfulness (and bubbles!) to South Bay parenting classes
“There will always be bubbles!” Bryana Kappadakunnel exclaimed as she nestled onto a floor cushion. She has just opened up a newly renovated play space on Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach as part of her new South Bay Mommy and Me program…Read More


“Bryana is the type of person you couldn’t imagine your life without once she is in it.  After giving birth and becoming a new mom I was raw, vulnerable and had a million questions. She was not only there to answer those questions but to hold space, hold hearts, and hold a tune (she has the voice of an angel)!  A year later and our mommy group of 10 still meets once a week!  Not only did we gain a leader, we gained a friend and we gained each other.  Priceless”! – Starr D.

“To all the moms out there looking to make a deep connection with their babies and with other moms, Bryana’s class is truly the best experience. I sampled several mommy and me classes around the south bay, and Bryana’s class was the only one I continued with session after session until my son aged out! With all the babies in close age, our class was able to share our struggles and our triumphs right when we all were going through the same issues. We learned what was going on from a biological as well as emotional and mental point of view, from a person who has clearly dedicated her life to supporting all moms to succeed. Bryana’s personality and enthusiasm are beautiful and inspiring as are her space and her materials. Compared to my experience in the other m&m classes, we spent genuine time learning about the stages of development in our kids and what we should expect to see as time progressed.”  – Somer L.

“I attended a mommy and me led by Bryana for a year. I found the experience to be transformative and essential in becoming the sane, thoughtful and present mother I currently fancy myself to be ! I met women in my group when my child was 6 weeks old who I am still invested in and have relationships with even though I have since moved far enough away to where it would be very understandable to let those friendships go. Bryana creates an environment where we all felt extremely comfortable to share and be seen. Personally, Bryana made me feel that my presence was important to her and that she was invested in my journey. I wouldn’t be surprised if every other mom felt the same way! She really does care about this work and her passion is evident every week at every session. If you are even remotely considering joining a mommy & me, join hers.” – Tristan H.

“My daughter and I have been attending South Bay Mommy and Me for over 10 weeks now and absolutely love Bryana and her classes. The community, education, fun and warmth in each class had us so excited and looking forward to the next one each week. This is where you find your tribe I highly recommend this program to anyone searching for a mommy and me! Thank you South Bay Mommy and me.”  – Amy R.

“I find myself feeling triggered when my son does something that I don’t want him to do.  Then I hear my past coming through, as if my baby is doing it to disrespect me.  I literally take lines from Bryana’s class and use them to feel like a better parent.” – Danielle L.

“This woman was made for this job! She loves what she does and you can tell. She has extensive knowledge of infant mental health. She is always willing to help and cares for others. I highly recommend taking a class with Bryana! You and your baby will be mesmerized! – Donna A.

“I spent the entire first year with my child attending these classes and it made a lifetime of difference for our future! Bryana is not only knowledgeable but supportive & understanding of the emotional rollercoaster motherhood can be. Our second baby is due in 2019 and i’m already signed up for her classes again.” – Melissa J.

“Where do I begin….Bryana  is absolutely made for this profession. She has an incredible charisma that’s felt both by mammas and their babies. I believe this charisma stems from her passion for infant mental health. You can tell she lives and breathes infant mental health by how top notch she facilitates her classes. I’m so glad I chose to sign up for mommy and me with Bryana. . Honestly dont know how I’d survive motherhood without her classes!” – Katrina C.


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