Class Offerings

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

& OTHER WEEKLY CLASS OFFERINGS:

 

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Enjoy & embrace the beautiful journey of pregnancy with prenatal yoga.This class will prepare you physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually for motherhood. Nurture & gently open your body throughout every stage of your pregnancy with guided Asanas (yoga poses), meditation, breathing methods & mantras. Breathing & body awareness through yoga helps you stay connected to your changing body not only through pregnancy but after as well.

Many other advantages of prenatal yoga are:
– Reduces aches & pains, increases circulation
– Increases flexibility, circulation, strength & balance – strengthens birthing muscles
– releases endorphins
– eases insomnia
– balances moods
– decreases anxiety
– quickens postpartum & recovery time

This series is specially formulated to prepare your mind & body with tools for labor & delivery. Each week of this series covers a different focus ranging from breathing & visualization, hip opening, partner exercises, how to use balls & supportive props for a more restorative practice in class at home. Gain strength, comfort, balance and confidence as we prepare together to bring out the goddess within with prenatal yoga.
– Namaste

 

 

Conscious Pregnancy Pre Natal Yoga with Jiwan Kaur (begnning Sept. 13, 2017)

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Jiwan Kaur 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. In each class you will experience Breathing techniques, calming , relaxing and strengthening postures (safe for all trimesters) and meditation. Having a strong foundation of these tools supports all Mothers in having both a conscious pregnancy and birth bringing calm, secure and peaceful babies into the world. 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.com ~ Jiwankaur@gmail.com ~ 954-445-6775

 

 

Prenatal Yoga (beginning May 20,2017)

Call us for more information or for referrals in other locations. 954-610-9754

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.

Saturday 9:00am-10:15am

No yoga experience necessary 

 

Baby and Me Yoga

Saturdays 10:30am-11:45am

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.

 

EDUCATIONAL CLASS OFFERINGS:

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education
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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.

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 954.610.9754 (Broward & Miami Dade)

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 and 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! (2 hr class)  call 954-610-9754 to reserve your seat.

~ $80 per couple

Breastfeeding 101

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

Bringing Baby Home

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

Nutrition & Cooking Class

Professional chef Taylor Reilly will share 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

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  954.610.9754 (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

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

 

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 today to reserve your tub for use at the hospital, home or birth center!

954-610-9754

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