Sunday June 23, 2-4:30 pm.

Cost: $85 per couple/$75 for members and current prenatal students.

Register here.

Becoming the Best Birth Partner: A hands on, yoga based, couples workshop to help prepare for labor.

Join prenatal yoga teacher and birth and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a fun partner workshop that will bring together childbirth education and yoga techniques to help you learn how to be a rock solid birth partner.

 What is this Workshop About?

Many of the postures and breathing techniques practiced in prenatal yoga classes are not only natural birthing positions, but can also serve as comfort during pregnancy and labor. This is especially effective with additional support and pressure from the hands of a loving partner.

Women often intuitively know what positions serve them best during labor, but partners are often at a loss of how best they can help them move between and support them in these positions. Natural labor progression is always enhanced when a mom feels supported and comforted by the people surrounding her. This workshop will focus on teaching birth partners how they can take an active, physical role in the pregnancy, labor and birth process, and therefore be a more relaxing presence for mom.

What will we Learn?

Working with both mom and partner, Rebecca will show birth partners how to guide, and support the laboring woman, both at home and in the hospital, so that she can find her inner strength to bring forth baby. Together you’ll learn the basics of what to expect during labor, along with partner-enhanced poses and other relaxation techniques that you can use throughout the remainder of pregnancy and labor. The goal is to to ease stress, anxiety and pain, and to promote relaxation and calm so that you can both work to bring baby into the world surrounded with love and joy!

No yoga experience necessary, please wear comfortable clothing you can move in.

Anyone who is supporting a woman during labor is a birth partner (parents, siblings, friends, romantic partners) – couples of any kind are welcome

Cost: $85/couple general; $75 for members and current prenatal students (email us for your discount code).

Rebecca’s next 6-week Prenatal Yoga Series starts on July 10 and meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:15 pm. Workshop participants save $10 on registration. Register here (scroll down please!).