Prenatal Yoga - weekly drop in classes
Apr
24
Sep 19

Prenatal Yoga - weekly drop in classes

Relax your mind, strengthen your body, and prepare for birth.  A regular prenatal yoga practice can alleviate many of the physical discomforts of pregnancy, as well as anxiety and stress. Prenatal yoga classes provide an opportunity to connect with your baby and your community, while developing the balance, stamina, and confidence you’ll need during birth and motherhood.

Sundays 5:00pm - 6:00pm + Wednesdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm.  Register here.

Postnatal Yoga - weekly drop-in class
Jul
11
Aug 28

Postnatal Yoga - weekly drop-in class

Nurture and strengthen your body and mind while connecting with your baby.  This class will help you relieve stress, loosen your tight shoulders and back, regain abdominal strength, balance out your hormones, increase your energy, and connect you with other moms in the community. 

We will stretch and strengthen our bodies in yoga postures that are safe and appropriate for the postpartum body, practice breath work and guided relaxation to relieve tension and stress, and allow time for group discussion about our experiences as new mothers.

This class is for women who have permission from their to resume fitness activities, and their non-mobile babies. Mothers are welcome to care for their babies as needed throughout the class.  Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and diaper changing are expected and encouraged (we have a changing table in our restroom).  Please feel free to arrive late and/or leave early as needed. 


Movement, Relaxation, + Massage for Labor
Dec
3
1:00 pm13:00

Movement, Relaxation, + Massage for Labor

During this class we will take the time to practice some of the coping techniques that are discussed during more general childbirth education classes. You will learn which positions and types of movements are most comfortable, can help facilitate progress in labor, and can improve the alignment of your pelvis and baby. Moms and their partners will learn and practice how to breathe and relax during labor to reduce tension, anxiety, and pain. Support partners will learn touch relaxation and massage techniques that will help mom relax and stay comfortable throughout labor. You will have the opportunity to practice multiple positions, breathing and touch relaxation/massage techniques together so that you will feel well prepared for labor. We will also discuss which types of touch and breathing are most helpful for each stage of labor.
$45 for expectant mom, with one support person. Space is limited to 6 couples.  Register here.

A Doula's Tips + Tricks for Labor
Oct
9
1:00 pm13:00

A Doula's Tips + Tricks for Labor

Are you hoping for an empowering, and joyful birthing experience? Join Hadassah Zar for an inspiring workshop- A Doula's Tips & Tricks. This workshop was designed to support expecting families in approaching their baby's birthday confidently and fearlessly. This hands on, fun, and informative workshop will cover how to help your baby be in the most optimal position for birth using Spinning Babies techniques, and physical comfort measures using a birth ball, Rebozo, acupressure, hydrotherapy, and breathing techniques.

$50 per expectant mama, with a support partner.  Kindly register by October 5th here.

For more information about Hadassah visit her at www.DOULADASSI.com.

Breastfeeding Basics Class
Oct
11
2:00 pm14:00

Breastfeeding Basics Class

During this workshop we'll discuss the basics of breastfeeding.  Topics include:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • Skin-to-skin after birth
  • Hunger cues
  • How breastfeeding works!  (anatomy & physiology)
  • How to get your baby to latch
  • How to establish a good milk supply
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Positions for breastfeeding
  • Equipment/gear
  • Common challenges (& solutions!)
  • Local resources for support
  • What to expect, on average, for infant feeding needs (brief discussion about feeding on demand, feeding routines/schedules, etc)

$35.  Please register here by October 8th.  Partners are encouraged to attend.  Wear comfortable clothing.  We will be sitting on yoga mats, with props for comfort.  

Preparing for Childbirth
Jun
20
12:30 pm12:30

Preparing for Childbirth

During this comprehensive class, we will discuss

  • the anatomy and physiology of late pregnancy
  • signs of labor
  • stages of labor & birth
  • movement and positioning (& common complications such as posterior presentation & "stalled labor")
  • coping techniques
  • pain medication options
  • medical interventions
  • cesarean sections
  • postpartum healing, recovery, & support

This session was designed to incorporate various birth philosophies and coping strategies. Participants are encouraged to learn about all of their options, and will feel supported in their decisions and birthing preferences. 

$100 for expectant mom, with one support person.  Register here.

Follow-up session offered on Sunday, June 28th: Movement, Relaxation & Massage for Labor, 1:00pm - 3:00pm