HypnoBirthing® Class (Fridays for 5 weeks, skipping October 11th)
Sep
20
to Oct 25

HypnoBirthing® Class (Fridays for 5 weeks, skipping October 11th)

Come and join this fun and informative 5-week series where we learn to understand the flow of birth, ways to work instinctually with our body and birth, baby positioning, self-hypnosis techniques, deepening techniques, breath work and lots of very useful knowledge for birth day and beyond!

For more information email beginningwithin@gmail.com or click below

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Infant CPR - Choking Prevention & Management
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Infant CPR - Choking Prevention & Management

This class provides hands-on instruction and practicing of Infant CPR as well as choking prevention and choking management. The session is designed for expectant and new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and anyone caring for a baby under 12 months of age; babies in arms are always welcome. No certification is provided as part of this class. Registration is required. $65 per family (up to 3 caregivers per family).

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FREE Class + Photo Shoot at Slocum House!
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Class + Photo Shoot at Slocum House!

Join us for a sampler class & photoshoot at Slocum House. We will have a photographer from The Columbian, who is doing an article on our Vancouver offerings, and our very own Kimmi Burk of Kimmi Burk Photography will be there snapping some photos for our website and social media. She is quite skilled at avoiding faces if you're not into sharing you or your baby's likenesses, but the more bodies we have in class, the better the photos will turn out for us. We will send out the gallery (Kimmi's, not the Columbian photographer's), and if there is an image of you doing yoga with your baby bump, or you and your baby that you love, you will be able to purchase full resolution, edited images for your own use at a huge discount!
PLUS, she has offered to snap some photos of your little in their costume and have them ready next day for sharing with family.
So, feel free to bring your little ghost or ladybug to class!
Everyone who attends, will get a FREE CLASS loaded into their account and be entered into a drawing for a FREE 10 CLASS CARD!

Please let us know if you plan on coming and if you want a Halloween pic too!

*As always, partners, co-parents and other family members are ALWAYS welcome!

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1) Stages of Labor Crash Course: The Birthing Process
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

1) Stages of Labor Crash Course: The Birthing Process

Stages of Labor Crash Course: The Birthing Process (1-3pm): Taught by childbirth educators who are also Birth First Doulas. This class is designed to provide parents with an in-depth understanding of the birthing process, which includes the stages of labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum. Classes are dynamic and interactive to keep you and your birth partner engaged, laughing, and connected. 😀

Can be taken alone or in conjunction with Labor & Birth Techniques: Balancing Progress/Comfort/Relaxation (4-6pm same day)

$80 per class for two people; free for Birth First Doulas clients

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2) Labor & Birth Techniques: Balancing Progress/Comfort/Relaxation
Nov
3
4:00 PM16:00

2) Labor & Birth Techniques: Balancing Progress/Comfort/Relaxation

Taught by childbirth educators who are also Birth First Doulas. This class is designed to provide parents with insider information and tips on everything you need to know about comfort techniques, labor progression techniques, and creating a calmer, more satisfied birth experience. Classes are dynamic and interactive to keep you and your birth partner engaged, laughing, and connected.

Can be taken alone or in conjunction with Stages of Labor Crash Course: The Birthing Process (1-3pm same day)

$80 per class for two people; free for Birth First Doulas clients

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Independent Children: How to set your home up for success
Nov
10
12:30 PM12:30

Independent Children: How to set your home up for success

How do you set up their home to support their child's growing independence? This workshop will answer your questions about age-appropriate independence, leaving you feeling more confident in your approach. We will have an honest conversation, see examples of tools and materials, and provide simple tips and tricks to set up your home for success. My goal is to deepen your understanding of how your home environment is crucial in promoting your child's independence and self-confidence.

$25 per person, $40 per couple

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Imagination Yoga
Nov
16
1:00 PM13:00

Imagination Yoga

Inspiring kids to move!

Learn to inspire calm and kindness through yoga and mindfulness. Join Whitney Handrich for a fun and interactive training for teachers, parents, nannies, yogis, social workers and mental health professionals. No previous yoga experience necessary.

ECE, PDU & Yoga Alliance CE hours eligible. Scholarships available for BIPOC & LGBTQ

Registration $35

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Birthing From Within - Weekend Immersion (Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm, Sunday 11am-6pm)
Dec
13
to Dec 15

Birthing From Within - Weekend Immersion (Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm, Sunday 11am-6pm)

In this class, we will use multi-sensory experiences to learn how labor works, what labor looks like, various comfort measures and positions for labor, and several pain coping practices. We will also examine the instinctual aspects of the birthing process while processing the emotional journey of birthing. This course is based on the Birthing From Within philosophy. Parents will learn through interactive and creative participation, in a spirit of fun and curiosity.

Participants will:

  • Explore assumptions about pain

  • Learn and practice pain-coping techniques

  • Transform their fears in order to birth in awareness

  • Honor childbirth as a profound Rite of Passage

  • Develop and strengthen communication, trust and confidence during labor and beyond

  • Learn what to expect of labor and birth

  • Learn about roles of partners and birth companions

  • Learn how to source practical information and make conscious decisions

  • Use their imaginations to consider a range of possibilities for labor and birth

  • Learn about the physical and emotional process of labor and birth

  • Learn about postpartum recovery

  • Learn techniques for welcoming their baby and bonding as a family

Instructor recommends taking course at the end of your second trimester or any time during your third trimester.

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Baby Sign Language 101
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Baby Sign Language 101

Teaching your baby sign language can give you better pre-verbal communication, leading to a happier, more fulfilling experience. This workshop is geared towards busy parents, caregivers & educators who don’t have a lot of time to spare. Learning to sign with a baby should be simple & caregivers can learn all they need to know in this one-time session & then take all of the information home to begin working repetitively with their child.

$50 ($10 to add a spouse/partner)

Upcoming classes: December 8th

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Burlesque After Birth: Chair Dance
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Burlesque After Birth: Chair Dance

Sassy, classy or seductive, chair tease is a delicious way to feel your sensuality and share it with a partner. Join High Priestess of Tease and ShowGirl Temple Creatrix Eva D’Luscious to learn the basics of a graceful and enticing chair tease, including a mini routine!

Wear workout or fitness clothing that allows you to move easily. You are welcome to dance heels or character shoes and thigh-high stockings to practice stocking peels. Barefoot is sexy too.

Sensuous chair dancing requires core strength so Eva will bring her experience as a group fitness instructor into class some core strengthening exercises -- be prepared sweat a little. A water bottle and a playful attitude are a must!

Cost $25

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Burlesque After Birth: Burlesque Basics
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Burlesque After Birth: Burlesque Basics

Life sucking your sexy?
Leave your inhibitions and self doubt at the door and let your inner ShowGirl shine in this body positive Burlesque class guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a wiggle in your walk!
Join High Priestess of Tease and ShowGirl Temple Creatrix Eva D’Luscious to learn her 3Ps of Tease and a sassy routine combining old time Burlesque moves like Bumps, Grinds, Shimmies and Sassy Struts.

Through dance we’ll co-create a safe, welcoming space where we can release our inner ShowGirls to perform and cheer for each other. Class will end with a delicious stretch and sharing session.
Eva utilizes her lifelong dance and fitness training to connect you with your body and provide a solid foundation to move safely with confidence so you can dance through life, and get a surprisingly fun workout.

Wear a sassy outfit you can easily move in and if you have them bring, long satin gloves and dance heels/heels with ankle straps. Eva’s rule about heels is high enough to feel sexy, low enough to be safe, and feels bare feet are also sexy. A water bottle and a playful attitude are a must!

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Wild Force Kids Yoga (6 Week Series)
Sep
13
to Oct 18

Wild Force Kids Yoga (6 Week Series)

Is your child a wild force to be reckoned with?

In this Star Wars inspired yoga class, students will learn bully prevention skills and connect with the life force in themselves, others, and objects in their environment. Light saber dueling will occur once the padawans have demonstrated self-control and sensitivity to the force.

*For children ages 6-12 years.

**Fridays 8/9 -9/13 at 3:30pm

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Baby Sleep Basics with Slumber Time Solutions
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Baby Sleep Basics with Slumber Time Solutions

New and expecting parents will learn how sleep develops in children and what to expect during the first 6 months with their baby. Participants will receive practical information and helpful tips that will enable them to lay a healthy sleep foundation for their baby and encourage better sleep in these early months!

Participants will learn:

·      Basics of sleep science

·      Sleep environment and safety

·      Sleep development: what to expect & focus on every month to encourage healthy sleep

·      Coping strategies for parents

·      Q&A

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How to Find Child Care in Portland
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

How to Find Child Care in Portland

Trying to find child care can feel overwhelming.

Whether you’re pregnant and searching for the best care for your new baby or just looking to find a better set-up than the one you currently have, let us demystify the process so you can find great options for your family! In two hours, we’ll walk you through: • Options and costs for care • What to ask/look for on tours and in interviews • How to make sure your provider is a safe choice • Where to look to find providers and nannies Learn more HERE!

Investment: $35/ family, partners encouraged to attend, babies in arms welcome!

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Healthy Sleep Class for Children
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Healthy Sleep Class for Children

Participants will learn to better understand children’s nighttime and daytime sleep behaviors, and how to help develop healthy sleep habits for their children. This class is for parents of children between 6 months – 6 years old.

Participants will learn: • Basics of sleep science • Realistic and development-related sleep expectations • Better understand the sleep-related behaviors • Gentle ways to help develop healthy sleep habits • Practical tips and tricks • Q&A

*FUTURE WORKSHOPS:

Sunday 9/8 at 5 pm: Baby Sleep Basics

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Baby-wearing for Perinatal Professionals: Tandem Wearing
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Baby-wearing for Perinatal Professionals: Tandem Wearing

Part of Adjoyn’s ongoing series for perinatal and birth professionals, "Baby-wearing Safety" is a quick one-hour class and networking opportunity that covers ergonomics, best practices, and safety features of all types of baby carriers, slings, wraps, and more.

This month’s class focuses on:

Wear two babies of the same or different ages babies
BONUS this month: prepare for hot weather wearing questions

Find more information about the entire series of 10 classes and register below!

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