Class Offerings

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

& OTHER WEEKLY CLASS OFFERINGS: 

 

Prenatal Yoga Classes

Pregnancy is both a magical time of anticipation and a time of great change. A prenatal yoga practice provides the perfect opportunity for mamas to practice self care and to bond with their growing baby. This class helps participants  meet the need of their changing bodies, allowing them to release any tension and soreness related to pregnancy, support a healthy range of motion, and maintain toned muscles. Emphasis is placed on understanding and working with the birthing muscles, breath work, mental calming and centering, and deep relaxation techniques. All of this not only helps mama feel great in her pregnant body, but also prepares her body, mind, and spirit for her birthing day.

A prenatal practice will give  tools she can take with her off her mat and into her labor room.

But, this practice is not just for mama.

Prenatal yoga is wonderfully beneficial experience for developing babies as well. As a direct recipient of all relaxation hormones and healthy, oxygenated blood mama produces during her practice, baby will love prenatal yoga too, literally growing in a space of calm and peace. Plus, yoga poses are an effective way to help baby get into an optimum position for birthing.

Prenatal yoga is a nurturing time of self care for mama a special time for her to connect with her baby. It’s a moving meditation that mama and baby share. A time to bond with one another in a mindful way that only a mama will have the honor of experiencing.

No yoga experience necessary

Weekly Yoga/Fitness Schedule:

Perfect for Pregnancy Yoga  (Mondays at 7:30 PM)

Conscious Pregnancy Prenatal Yoga (Kundalini) with Jiwan Kaur (Wednesdays at 9:30 AM)

Prenatal Yoga with Courtney Just (Saturdays at 9:00-10:15 AM)

Baby & Me Yoga (Saturdays at 10:30-11:30AM)

Pricing:

$20.00/class

$108.00/6 classes

$160.00/10 classes

TO SIGN UP CLICK HERE

Meet our yoga teachers:

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Jiwan Kaur is an E-RYT 500 certified Kundalini and Pre-natal Kundalini yoga instructor and teacher trainer for Conscious Pregnancy. She has been teaching Conscious Pregnancy Pre-natal yoga for over 15 years. Jiwan also leads baby blessings, which celebrates the sacred journey of welcoming the baby’s soul and honoring motherhood with sacred rituals. Jiwan brings her wisdom, grace, and peaceful presence to each unique ceremony. Please feel free to contact her to find out more about the blessings. www.jiwanyoga.comJiwankaur@gmail.com ~ 954-445-6775

 

Iana began her study of Yoga at birth, at the feet of Swami Satchidananda alongside her Yoga loving parents.  As her mother battled Breast Cancer, Iana became her Caregiver and began to move away from her successful career in Public Relations and towards the Holistic life calling to her.

In 2007, following the passing of her mother, Iana became a 200 hour certified Yoga teacher.  In the years following, she became an ERYT- 500 level teacher certified in Children’s Yoga, Prenatal, Post Labor, Mom & Baby Yoga, Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Seniors and now holds a medical specialty in Orthopedic Sports Injury. In addition, her Yoga therapy program for the Special Needs Child has been implemented in numerous school curriculum though out New York and Southern Florida. Iana is also a DONA certified Labor Doula and has assisted in dozens of births throughout New York and South Florida.

In 2011, after the passing of her father, Iana went on to become a Holistic Life Coach. She works with Caregivers of terminally ill loved ones to navigate their difficult time, support them through the impending grieving process and equip them with the tools she used to move into a happier and calmer space in life.

 

Baby and Me Yoga (Saturdays 10:30-11:45 AM)

The first year of motherhood is a time of new physical and emotional demands. Though no longer carrying around a pregnant belly, mamas are now nursing, cradling, and carrying a growing baby, with a post birth body that she is living in for the first time.

Baby and Me yoga helps transition mamas smoothly through the busy early months of caring for a new baby, contributing to her physical and mental well being. This multilevel class is designed to improve posture, strengthen the pelvic floor, rebuild the core, release tension, and help mama find ease in her daily movements while strengthening the emotional and physical bond between mother and child.

Babies are incorporated into the practice with shared mommy/baby poses, infant massage, and various exercises that mama guides baby through to assist muscle development, motor control, and healthy movement.

Furthermore, with each class, mama will become more familiar with movements and sounds to calm herself and her little one, as babies who practice with their mamas are often calmer and sleep easier.

Baby and Me yoga class is the prefect way for mama to get in her yoga practice while bonding with her baby. Because a strong, calm, and peaceful mama makes for a strong, calm, and peaceful baby.

No yoga experience necessary.  Feedings, diaper changes, and meltdowns during class are all welcome. Classes are open to healthy postpartum women. Please get approval from your doctor or midwife before registering.

~Price: $20

TO SIGN UP FOR CLASS CLICK HERE

Couples Yoga Workshop

In this workshop you will learn to breathe, stretch and meditate together, calming Mom, Dad and Baby. Postures are safe for all levels of flexibility and stages of pregnancy. During this very special workshop Moms will learn tools and postures that will release tension, opening their connection to the eternal primal strength which lives in us all. Creating a constant flow of energy and focus throughout your birthing process. Dads will learn tools that will engage their strength and support that impacts directly on the Mom’s ability to birth with a sense of peace ease. Each couple with leave with class tools to take home to review and practice.
Jiwan has worked with thousands of couples over the 15 years she has been teaching. Jiwan Kaur is a certified Pre-natal/Adult Kundalini Yoga teacher and a lead teacher trainer for Conscious Pregnancy Prenatal Yoga. “It is an honor to share these ancient teachings so as a couple you can support each other consciously and peacefully bring your baby into the world.”
Price: $75/couple

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL CLASS OFFERINGS:

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education
*Click here for HypnoBirthing »

HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful manner. It is a program  that considers the psychological, as well as the physical, well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the newborn.The HypnoBirthing® program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditative practice, attention to nutrition and positive body toning. Most importantly it fosters an air of mutual respect for the birthing family, as well as the health-care provider in a traditional health-care system or an alternative setting.

Course consists of 5 classes(2.5 hrs each), Text book & relaxation CD’s.

 

 

 

Baby Sign Language: Level 1

During this eight week session your baby will be introduced to over 100 everyday words, including: family signs, food, animals, bed time, and play signs. You and your child will learn in a playful and language-rich environment through games and songs, enabling you to easily integrate them into your daily life. Suggested age is babies 2 months through 15months.

Fee: $200/8 week session

Sundays 2:00-3:00PM

April 15th through June 10th

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS CLICK HERE

Music with Mar: Tadpole Tunes

 Music with Mar Tadpole Tunes is a class for newborns to 12 months. Come have fun with your baby through music. With these songs and activities, you and your baby will bond while you help get little skills in place. Activities are brain research based using songs that are used worldwide through songs Mar. composed for the “I Love You Rituals” and the “Learn Every Day Infant/Toddler Curriculum” by Kaplan.
Christina Chang is a licensed instructor who discovered amazement and wonder she never dreamed possible with the birth of her ‘miracle’ baby.  As a globetrotter, Music with Mar was one of the discoveries she fell in love with during her pursuit to enhance her daughter’s development.  No stranger to being in front of the classroom, as an ESL and Chinese instructor, her focus is now, understandably, child development.  A former business consultant and scientist, music has always been a big part of her life with piano, chorus and Taiko drumming. Her wish is to share the happiness and joy Music with Mar. has brought her family.  ChristinaC@musicwithmar.com  Facebook @christinamusicwithmar
Ages Newborn – 12 Months
Cost per family: $12 per class; $50 class for 5-class card
FRIDAYS  10:30AM-11:15AM

 

 

Milk & Cookies Breastfeeding Support Group

We’ve teamed up with lactation consultant Mariana Bigio to host a support group for our breastfeeding moms. Here you will meet every 1st Thursday of the month  to share breastfeeding experiences, get expert advice, socialize with like-minded moms, and stay updated on current trends. Expecting mothers are also always welcome! Please call to RSVP!

Every 1st Thursday

Next Meeting is Thursday, June 7th!

10:30AM-12:00PM

TO RSVP FOR THIS GROUP CLICK HERE

 

 

Pathways Connect Group

Join us on the third Thursday of each month as we gather to help parents explore and strengthen their wellness lifestyle choices. This is a free group that will inspire parents and caretakers to live a more balanced, healthy lifestyle. We will have occasional guest speakers discussing nutrition, holistic care, and other interesting topics!
Next meeting:  Thursday June 21st 10:30-11:30AM

TO RSVP FOR THIS GROUP CLICK HERE

 

 

Aromatherapy for Motherhood

Aromatherapy is a 4000 year old science, using pure extracts of plants to improve physical, mental and emotional health.  Join us as we explore the benefits of using pure essential oils and hydrosols during labor and for the first year of your sweet babe’s life.  Each student will create an aromatherapy mist to take home.

~$40 per student

or call (786)955-6560 (Broward & Miami Dade)

TO SIGN UP FOR CLASS CLICK HERE

 

 

Understanding Waterbirth

Understanding the option of waterbirth. Waterbirth and laboring in the water are effective, evidence-based ways of increasing your comfort – and naturally decreasing labor pain by 50% according to studies.

*Understand the science and the experience of waterbirth 

*Explore the practical considerations … the how’s and why’s 

*Obtain local resources  (waterbirth friendly hospitals, birth centers, homebirth and tub rental options)

*Ask questions and decide if waterbirth is right for you.

Join an experienced Midwife for this engaging and lively class exploring the ins and outs of waterbirth!

 

 

Comfort Measures for Labor

Learn how you can incorporate positioning, relaxation, visualization, massage, breathing, aromatherapy and acupressure into your pregnancy and birth experience.  This is a great class for couples taking a basic childbirth education class, or couples wanting a refresher course for a second baby! Class size is not to exceed 4 couples. Experience an “almost” private childbirth prep class! Call (786)955-6560 to reserve your seat.

~ $80 per couple

TO SIGN UP FOR CLASS CLICK HERE

 

 

Breastfeeding 101

Next Class: June 9th, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Breastfeeding should be natural and easy, right?  Natural, absolutely.  Easy, not always.  Let’s gather to work out the kinks of nursing before they occur.  We will discuss common myths vs realities.  We will get your breastfeeding experience off to a great start so that you can focus on enjoying this special bond with your precious baby.

~ $40 per couple

TO SIGN UP FOR CLASS CLICK HERE

 

 

Bringing Your Baby Home

Next class: June 7th, 2018 at 7:00 PM

From the pure joy and excitement, to the agonizing apprehensions, bringing your new baby home can be a challenging experience for the best of us. This class is designed to help you through this transition, to give you a realistic view of life with a new baby… to learn the secret language of your baby, how to read his or her body language, so you can solve and prevent problems around eating, sleeping and crying. Discussion of questions like:

How do I calm my baby?
How do I help my baby sleep and eat well?
How do I play with my baby so she/he can grow and learn?

Our workshop will help boost confidence in your parenting, enhance breastfeeding, promote the parent-child relationship, and help to facilitate the parent/healthcare and childcare provider relationships.

~ $40 per couple

TO SIGN UP FOR CLASS CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Pregnancy Support Group with Dr. Shelly Orlowsky

What to “really” expect when you are expecting…

In this five-week series, expectant moms will gather to share their experiences and support one another during their pregnancy.

Discussion topics include developing a support system, changes in relationships postpartum, maintaining health and well-being, exploring any feelings of depression and anxiety, and planning for the postpartum period.

This group is facilitated by Dr. Shelly Orlowsky, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in Maternal Mental Health.

Fee: $150

 

 

Postpartum Support Group with Dr. Shelly Orlowsky

Is Motherhood not quite what you expected? Becoming a mother is the biggest life change a woman can experience – talking with other moms who can relate helps.

In this five‐week series, new moms will gather to share their experiences and support one another. Babies welcome!

During this group moms will:
-talk about the emotional changes that can occur after childbirth
-learn how to practice self‐care
-discuss the myths of motherhood
-discuss changes in marital/partner relationships
-connect with other new parents

This group is facilitated by Dr. Shelly Orlowsky, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in Maternal Mental Health.

Fee: $150

 

 

Nutrition & Cooking Class

Professional chef Taylor Reilly shares her knowledge about eating for optimal wellness, as well as professional tips to creating quick, delicious, and nutrient dense meals to support women through pregnancy and beyond. There will be free samples, food tastings, and recipes to give away each class.

~ Donations are appreciated for our scholarship fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family and Friend® CPR Class

The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.

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Family & Friend® CPR Class
CPR Instructor: Oliver Castellanos RN, BSN

~$40/per person

TO SIGN UP FOR THIS CLASS CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Private Childbirth Class with Amazing Births & Beyond Instructor

Sometimes it is not possible or desirable for a family to participate in a group childbirth education class.  One of the options is private childbirth education.  Our private childbirth education classes are also perfect for moms on bedrest.  Our classes are based on several different approaches to childbirth.  Our goal is to guide women and partners on their path as they explore their own way through labor and birth.  Some of the topics that we will explore include: What you have heard about labor and what that means for you; The stages and phases of labor; Medications and potential interventions;   Labor coping strategies including breathing, relaxation, massage and position changes; 2nd stage of labor – birthing your baby!; Bonding with your newborn ; How to avoid an unnecessary cesarean; Creating a list of birthing preferences; Community resources

Options and Pricing:  Amazing Birth Basics (2.5 hrs = $175; 4 hrs = $250) *printed materials will be provided and class can be scheduled in your home or our studio.  Call (786)955-6560 (Broward and Miami-Dade)

 

 

Infant Massage Series

Learn how to soothe your baby with infant massage. Massage can relax infants, calm colicky babies, help infants sleep longer and encourage bonding between parents and baby. We welcome 2 adults per baby…that means two more hands to “practice” on the little angel! (series of 4 classes)

~ $70 per couple

TO SIGN UP FOR CLASS CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Immunization Lecture

One of the hottest topics in healthcare today is the discussion about whether to vaccinate your children, or not. There will be an abundance of information on this topic from reliable, credible resources to allow you to get the full spectrum of information that is available.   The best decision you can make regarding immunizations for your children is to BE INFORMED! After attending this workshop you will leave with valuable resources to continue your own research at home and feel empowered with the knowledge gained to make a better, informed decision regarding this issue. Do not let your medical doctors, family or friends sway your opinion without getting the facts first!

~ $40 per couple

TO SIGN UP FOR CLASS CLICK HERE

 

BIRTH & LABOR TUB RENTALS

Birth and Labor tub rentals are available with all you need for $350!

Did you know that you can also use them at Broward General Medical Center AND even have a waterbirth there if you choose? Memorial West, Memorial Miramar, Holy Cross and Boca Regional are allowing tubs for laboring when accompanied by a doula.

Call (786)955-6560 today to reserve your tub for use at the hospital, home or birth center!

Enjoy the benefits that hydrotherapy has to offer during your own amazing birth!