Yoga for Labor & Birth: A Workshop for Partners
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1:00-4:00 pm
Yoga Sanctuary - Thorne’s Marketplace, Northampton
$75 per pregnant person & partner
In this workshop, you will learn a variety of labor coping strategies, and partners gain practical physical and emotional labor support skills. Explore positions, movement and rhythms that influence fetal position, encourage progress, and ease pain in labor. Bring attention to the breath and explore ways that you might use it to steady and calm the mind, induce relaxation, and energize the body. We will work with massage, counter pressure, acupressure points to support comfort, facilitate progress, and relieve pain. When the mind is free of tension and fear, the body is able to give birth with more ease. We will practice relaxation techniques and visualizations for labor and birth and examine the universal needs of laboring women. Other topics we will discuss include the use of heat and/or cold for comfort, eating and drinking as essential labor support, and the benefits of water. This workshop includes practices to do at home and a bibliography.
Teaching Labor Support: A Workshop for Childbirth Educators
Next Workshop: Fall 2019
106 Duane Street, New York, NY
This workshop is open to nurses, doulas, childbirth educators and all interested in learning about evidence-based labor support practices. This workshop is part of the core workshop series for the Childbirth Educator Teacher Certification Program through the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York. CEU's available for DONA.
Comfort Measures for Labor, Birth & Early Postpartum:
Evidence-based practices for Maternity Care Providers
Evidence-based comfort measures that support progress through all stages of labor and the early weeks postpartum.
2019 Dates TBA
Wellness Retreat for People Affected by Cancer: A Half-day Retreat
This retreat invites people affected by cancer, including caregivers, to enjoy a place of peace, calm, community, and information as you learn essential tools for creating health and wellness in your daily life. You will learn and have time to practice a series of movements that support stability and flexibility, circulation, bone building and balance. You will be guided through breath awareness practices that allows you to release physical, mental and emotional tension. We will do breathing practices that help you steady the mind, find a place of calm, and induce a state of relaxation - making it a perfect antidote to anxiety and depression.
You will be taught the principle of deep relaxation and guided through a practice that eliminates physical and emotional tension, replacing it with equanimity. We will discuss healthy sleep habits and practice some of the ways to support better sleep patterns in your life.
A healthy diet will be addressed by an oncology nutritionist who will talk about foods that can support healing and recovery and sustain a terrain that is less conducive to cancer cells. They will provide recommendations on eating well and making healthy food choices. They will speak about some of the well-known cancer fighting diets, and answer your questions.
2019 DATES TBA