workshops & events
What the Floor?! Understanding & Caring for Your Changing Prenatal Core
Taught by: Mary Vidal
DATE: December 2, 2017
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As a mom-to-be you probably know the pelvic floor is important, but what do you really know about this mysterious body part? You may have wondered, “where is my pelvic floor?”, "what does it do?" or “how do I engage it?”.
What you may not know is that your pelvic floor is actually the deepest, lowest part of your core. In other words, it's the foundation of your core, so a highly important area! This entire group of muscles creates your Whole Core, an elaborately woven system which includes your diaphragm, abs and back muscles, all of which need toning, stretching and recovering from pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. ALL of these Whole Core muscles work together to stabilize your entire center, and even more so during pregnancy. As your center expands, all of these muscles get can stretched, foreshortened and sometimes distressed. They need very specific prenatal and postpartum care to safely stabilize and recover back to healthy function. The process of pregnancy and recovery is a big one, so in this educational and experiential workshop you will:
• Get to know your Whole Core — where it is, what it does, and why it's critical to a successful pregnancy, delivery and recovery
• Learn the ABCs (Alignment/Awareness, Breath, and Coordination) of Whole Core training
• Get a headstart on your postpartum care
• Participate in an open discussion on this intimate subject and a have chance to ask your sensitive questions in a safe and nurturing environment
Expecting Couples: Yoga & Childbirth Prep
Taught by: Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit
BRING: Each couple is asked to bring a long scarf (a pashmina scarf works well). We'll take a short break. Snacks are encouraged.
COST: $85 per couple/support person
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Spend an afternoon connecting and preparing for your birth using the tools of yoga. Kimberleigh will answer all of your questions and leave you with simple and practical information you can use in leading up to and during your labor and birth.
This workshop is the perfect complement to your traditional childbirth education (Lamaze, Bradley, etc) or as preparation for birth and parenthood for families who may understand basic pregnancy and labor processes but need that important sacred space to physically, emotionally, and spiritually honor themselves and this unique experience. Yoga preparation for birth is not only for those planning a "natural" childbirth, but has useful applications for all expectant families.
As a mother and seasoned birth doula, Kimberleigh knows firsthand how yoga-inspired postures, meditation, vocal toning and visualization can be utilized in pregnancy and labor, and it is her passion to share this wisdom and inspire you.
WholeCore Postnatal Restore Workshop
Taught by: Mary Vidal
COST: $45 per person
Are you a new mom seeking to regain core strength and safely return to exercise? Do you have older children, but still have a mommy tummy? Do you have diastatis recti, a heavy feeling in your pelvis, or incontinence when you sneeze, laugh or jump? This educational and experiential workshop will give you the knowledge to begin your core recovery journey, covering:
• What is “the core” (basic core anatomy)
• How to feel and access the core muscles in your body
• how to breath, sit, stand and move in a way that builds a strong, toned and flexible core
• How to support your core recovery through healthy lifestyle choices and good nutrition
Partner Yoga & Vino Workshop
Taught by: Michelle Timek
DATE: February 10, 2018
COST: $70 (includes wine and appetizer delights afterwards)
Enjoy a heartwarming Valentine inspired evening filled with our cozy 2-hour workshop of giving/receiving yoga in this yin/yang practice. Together, you'll get more in sync and attuned to each other, exchange nurturing touch, build trust and communication and help each other to feel more open, relaxed and connected in this loving yogic exchange. Then, afterwards enjoy sparkling wine (or non-alcoholic beverages), chocolates and good company.
* No experience necessary
* Pre/postnatal friendly (non-alcoholic beverages available)
* Yoga props provided
***Please note, workshop and event purchases received more than 48 hours before the start time will be refunded minus a $10 handling fee. After 48 hours of start time no refund will be issued.***