Aug
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

LGBTQ PARENT MEET UP

This is an informal social group that brings together queer families, expectant parents and those trying to conceive. We gather to share notes on all things relate to queer conception & parenting, to create a strong(er) community and to have fun! 

Current, expectant parents and those in all stages of conceiving are welcome.  

Third Sundays of Every Month @ 4pm

 $20 Donation

Visit: MorganeRichardsonDoula.com or email (MorganeRichardsonDoula@Gmail.com) for more information.  

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Sep
16
11:30am11:30am

HYPNOBIRTHING SERIES

Looking for ways to have a calm, peaceful, gentle birth? HypnoBirthing®, the Mongan Method, is a complete childbirth education series in a format of five 2.5 hour classes. In addition to learning about the bio-physiology of labor and birth, you and your birthing partner will learn methods of rapid relaxation, fear release, visualization, affirmation, self hypnosis and different breathing techniques to increase your comfort and help you stay focused on the birth you want. You will have an opportunity to build community with other expecting folks and join our growing Love Child community. 

Class dates:

September 16th- October 14th

Saturdays 11:30am- 2pm

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Aug
2
12:30pm12:30pm

NEW PARENT CIRCLE

You've probably been told by friends or family to join a prenatal or parent group. Love Child can help - with Prenatal and New Parent groups right in the Collective space, you'll be able to connect with people facing the same challenges you are. In guided discussions, expecting parents will talk about such things as Navigating Pregnancy at Work, Self Care & Prenatal Resources, and Addressing Birth Fears. New parents will share their experiences with things like the First 6 Weeks, Career and Identity, and Relationships and Intimacy. And enjoy fresh healthy salads from Green Top Farms!

Free for Collective & Unlimited Members!

Wednesdays August 2nd - August 30th

12.30pm - 2:30pm

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Jul
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

EXPRESS CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

A fast and furious class for the Seriously Busy New Yorker!

For expectant parents who want a no-frills childbirth class in a nutshell One 3-hour session. Price is per family.

The focus will be on:

  • Signs and Stages of Labor
  • Pain Management Techniques: breathing, relaxation, position choices, massage, pressure points, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, vocalization and much more
  • Pain Medication Options
  • Understanding Medical Support or Interventions and Induction
  • Cesarean Birth and Prevention
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Jul
27
12:30pm12:30pm

MUSIC WITH MR. CORBITT

Music and Movement for 6 months-5 years.

Each week a new setlist from a new genre of music as Mr. Corbitt brings new instruments and movement props to enrich your little one's musical experience. Combining beloved songs with early childhood music theory education, each exercise and activity works your little one's brain while being super fun at the same time. Every class ends with a musical story and bubbles.

$5/child members, $20/child non-members

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Jul
27
11:30am11:30am

BABY BEATS

Music and Movement for 2-5 months. 

*Free 30-minute demo July 27th*

This class will combine a traditional infant movement class with elements of early childhood music woven into the structure of class. Each week will have a different developmental focus, like Tactile Exploration or Auditory Stimulation, as well as bright and happy tunes from Mr. Corbitt. Each participant should bring a blanket and comfortable clothing. 

11:30-12:15 on Thursdays

$125/caregiver-child combo for 5 weeks

Class runs from Aug 1-Aug 31st (5 classes)

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Jul
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Breastfeeding Basics

Expectant parents will learn about the physiologic process of lactation, the anatomy of the breast and baby's mouth and how to obtain a good latch for sustainable breastfeeding. We go over different breastfeeding positions, feeding schedules and amounts, how to know that your baby is getting enough milk and how to maintain and increase your milk supply. We will also cover pumping and storing breast milk and finish up with some troubleshooting.

Class lasts 2 hours and costs $175. Each client is welcome to bring a partner or supporter.

Hosted by Baby Zone NYC

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Jul
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

LGBTQ PARENT MEET UP

This is an informal social group that brings together queer families, expectant parents and those trying to conceive. We gather to share notes on all things relate to queer conception & parenting, to create a strong(er) community and to have fun! 

Current, expectant parents and those in all stages of conceiving are welcome.  

Third Sundays of Every Month @ 4pm

 $20 Donation

Visit: MorganeRichardsonDoula.com or email (MorganeRichardsonDoula@Gmail.com) for more information.  

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Jul
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

HYPNOBIRTHING SERIES

Looking for ways to have a calm, peaceful, gentle birth? HypnoBirthing®, the Mongan Method, is a complete childbirth education series taught in a format of five classes. You and your birthing partner will learn methods of rapid relaxation, fear release, visualization, affirmation, self hypnosis and different breathing techniques to increase your comfort and confidence, which will help you stay focused on the birth you want. You will have an opportunity to build community with other expecting folks and join our growing Love Child community. 

Class dates:

July 10th - August 7th

Mondays 6.30pm - 9pm

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Jul
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Yoga for Preschoolers

July 6th - August 1st

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2pm - 3pm & 3.30pm - 4pm

Join preschool and yoga teacher, Jenny, for an uplifting and fun yoga adventure!  In this one-hour class, the children will openly explore and play as they engage their bodies and breath in movement.  With imaginative voyages that include animals, nature, music, stories, and games, the class supports children in developing their strength, flexibility, and body awareness.  Above all, the goal is to bring joy to a child’s yoga practice and encourage a sense of fun and community in the studio.  

  • Ages: 3 to 5 years
  • Drop-off

**Please return 5 minutes prior to the class pick-up time. 

Jenny Aziz is a head teacher of 2 and 3 year olds at Beginnings Nursery School, where she has taught for eight years.  She also teaches a yoga class for the rest of the school, ages 2 to 5.  Jenny has her Masters degree and certification in Early Childhood Education and is passionate about the physical and cognitive benefits of yoga and movement for young children. 

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Jun
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Breathwork After Baby

This group is for anyone who would like to connect and process deep emotions about their experience of having a child. Navigating American birth culture is difficult and isolation of modern parenthood doesn't help. In our society there is very little room for processing trauma, ambivalence, identity changes, and loss related to birth and parenthood. Come breathe with other parents who are in the same boat and leave reassured that you are not alone. 

The group will begin with a sharing circle to get attendees acclimated to the purpose and intention for the breathing portion. Then you will lay down and spend about 30 minutes doing an active breathing mediation that helps clear emotions from the body and gives you a nice warm and fuzzy feeling all over. You will leave the experience feeling connected to your body and a bit more clear about your parenting experience.  Space is limited to 12!

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Jun
26
12:45pm12:45pm

Jaz's Music Room ZUMBINI & Tea Time

What is Zumbini?

Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst for kids ages 0-5,  The Zumbini® program is a child-focused journey into the world of music, movement, and dance, and the natural response music provokes in both children and adults. A Zumbini® class is a celebration of the power of music to enhance our lives, stimulate learning, inspire dance and movement, and strengthen the bond between parent and child. This is a mixed age group class combines music, dance and educational tools for 45 minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding, learning, and fun!

Benefits Of Zumbini

Emotional development

Enhancing cognitive ability 

Rhythm and balance

Enhancing motor learning

Developing Social Skills

Enhancing your bond 

Spending quality time, learning, growing and celebrating your child (and inner child!)

12.45pm class is sold out. Please sign up for the 2.30pm class below. 

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Jun
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

SIP, SHOP & SOCIALIZE

SIP, SHOP & SOCIALIZE

Join your fellow New York City Moms and Moms-To-Be for a fun and educational night out. The event will include FREE drinks and appetizers in the back garden, fun local NY vendors and optional workshops. This is an opportunity to get to know other moms in the city and perhaps attend a workshop by one of our talented contributors.

Drinks, appetizers and mingling will be in effect all night. Below is the workshop schedule, everyone is welcomed to attend all, some or none.

5:00 - 5:15 : Panel Introduction

5:15 - 5:45: Return to Work After Baby: Join Jena Booher, a maternal mental health expert in this important discussion in managing your well-being when you return to work. There are tons of resources for women who are trying to achieve the elusive balance of "having it all." One topic that is less discussed, but is incredibly important is the psychological impact of a woman's decision to continue to work or to stay at home after having children. 

6:00 - 6:30: Essential Prenatal & Postpartum Exercise : JoinNeelu Shruti, prenatal and postpartum fitness expert, doula and founder of Love Child for a conversation on the essential exercises and areas of focus in pregnancy birth and postpartum. Learn how to modify your existing workouts in pregnancy and must-do exercises for a quicker labor and easier birth. For postpartum parents, we’ll talk about efficient core exercises, what you really need to know about Kegels and quick, simple routines you can fit into your busy days. 

6:45 - 7:15: Babies First Bites: Intro To Solids 101: Join Michelle Muller, Co-founder + Chief Mom of Little Spoon for an informative yet easy to swallow conversation on introducing solids to your little one. We’ll cover everything from the first signs your baby is ready for solid food, to what foods to start first (veggies or fruits?), to understanding your baby's changing preferences. We will arm you with our best tips and tricks on how to introduce new ingredients and flavors into your baby’s rapidly developing palate go-to information, share personal anecdotes (including many stories of many messes!), and leave plenty of time to answer any questions about how to raise a well-nourished foodie.

Discover some new local vendors in NYC! The following companies will be showcasing their products with EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS.

MAIA MODA: Breastfeeding restyled. Nursing tops and dresses for the modern mom.

LITTLE SPOON: Offers direct to your door, fresh, organic baby food company, set on revolutionizing nutrition for kids and parents.

LOVE CHILD: Yoga . Doulas . Prenatal & New Parent Support. Love Child is a collective gathering space for expecting and new parents offering holistic support through pre-conception, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.

BROOKLYN BORN: Offers organic nursery bedding and décor in modern prints and vivid colors. Always bold, never boring.

B & ME: One of a kind baby carriers.

BABIES ON THE BRAIN: Keeping working mother's working

NATURALLY BY: A brand new line of eyebrow maketup by Stevi Christine, a trusted beauty advisor, a makeup and eyebrow artist, and a beauty brand consultant.

ROCKETBABY: A perfectly curated monthly subscription box of toys to nurture intellectual development for your little one.

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Jun
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

Acupuncture

Tuesdays 3pm - 6pm  

Thursdays 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Dr. Alexandra Garcia holds a doctorate in acupuncture and East Asian medicine.  Her practice focuses on pediatrics and obstetrics.  She also has training in facial rejuvenation, pain management, and general wellness.

Before earning her doctorate, Alexandra completed a B.A. at Middlebury College, an M.S. from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She currently splits her practice time between Love Child Yoga, the Birthing Center of NY, and NYU Lutheran’s Labor and Delivery Department.

Alexandra supports her clients using a holistic approach. Her treatments weave together a variety of modalities including acupuncture, cupping, herbal formulations, bodywork, and dietary guidance using the frameworks provided by Traditional Chinese Medicine.

90 min Initial Appointment $150  

60 min Follow Up Appointment $125

To reserve your spot with click below.  ($25)

To set an appointment time, email alexandra.l.garcia@gmail.com. 

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Jun
7
12:30pm12:30pm

New Parent Circle

You've probably been told by friends or family to join a prenatal or parent group. Love Child can help - with Prenatal and New Parent groups right in the Collective space, you'll be able to connect with people facing the same challenges you are. In guided discussions, expecting parents will talk about such things as Navigating Pregnancy at Work, Self Care & Prenatal Resources, and Addressing Birth Fears. New parents will share their experiences with things like the First 6 Weeks, Career and Identity, and Relationships and Intimacy. And enjoy fresh healthy salads from Green Top Farms!

Free for Collective & Unlimited Members!

Wednesdays June 7th - July 12th

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Jun
2
11:00am11:00am

TODDLER & ME YOGA

Me & My Bean Yoga (Walkers-2 Years) by Yogi Beans  

Parent & Toddler yoga for kids aged 12 months - 2.5 years. 

This Yogi Beans class will introduce the most basic yoga postures to children in a fun, playful way.  Musical instruments, developmental props and catchy songs will enhance your bean's yoga experience. Through repetition and consistent class structure, your little bean's yoga practice will begin to bud.  Adult participation required.

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May
22
6:45pm 6:45pm

Complete Core with Solange

Join Solange Ross of Complete Core for Part 2 of Postpartum Core Exercises. This is a movement practice which will integrate breath, different types of cuing (physical, verbal, visual) and imagery into postpartum exercises and a mindful yoga flow. This is an opportunity for students to feel what is happening with the core and what their body needs in each pose and transition. The Yoga practice will also work on functional movements that are important for postpartum moms in daily life. The movement practice will be followed by a Q & A discussion. Participation in Part 1 is not required. This workshop is open to Yoga/Pilates teachers, personal trainers, and anyone who wants to connect more with their core through breath and movement.
 

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May
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Yoga for Women - Menstrual Cycles, Fertility, Pregnancy, Postpartum & Menopause

Learn to support your hormonal cycle and shifts with Yoga through each menstrual phase, to support fertility and conception for pregnancy, postpartum and through menopause. 

This lecture is part of Love Child's inaugural Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for yoga teachers, fitness instructors and birth workers. We welcome expecting and new parents and anyone that is interested in the content to attend. Cost for one attendee $65. 

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May
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Decolonize Your Yoga Practice with Neelu

A critical look at the traditional texts, language and culture of Yoga as practiced in America and at our own actions and personal practices. We'll discuss ancient history and modern events, cultural appropriation, white-washing, religion, sacred texts, languages and symbols as it relates to global and personal influences, trends and politics. 

This lecture is part of Love Child's inaugural Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for yoga teachers, fitness instructors and birth workers. We welcome expecting and new parents and anyone that is interested in the content to attend. Cost for one attendee $65. 

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May
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

CLOTH DIAPERING 101

Do you find yourself wondering...

  • Why choose cloth over disposables?
  • What are the different cloth and hybrid styles available? 
  • What do they look and feel like? And how do they each work?
  • How does their use impact your life, your pocketbook and the environment?
  • How can I home launder and what will I need to do it?
  • Will my baby really potty-train 1 year earlier by using cloth diapers?
  • Is a diaper service the right choice for me and how does it even work?

Please plan to arrive by 6:45pm to allow yourself time to get settled. Class will begin promptly at 7pm.

Please use the drop-down menu to the right to select the date and location that works best for you. 

Cost:

Classes are $20 for yourself or $30 for you and your partner or friend that attends with you. Doulas, healthcare and childcare workers are welcome to attend, free of charge, to enhance their training.

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May
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Being Inclusive with Bilen Berhanu

How to talk to and address pregnant people and babies in a proactively feminist and inclusive manner with a special focus on LGBTQ clients, disabled clients and those that may have experienced infertility, miscarriage and infant loss. This workshop will address: Being inclusive in your language when addressing a pregnant population, being tactful in addressing former miscarriages and partners, using consensual and appropriate touch and creating a sacred and safe space for all gender identities

Bilen Bernahu is a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor. 

This lecture is part of Love Child's inaugural Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for yoga teachers, fitness instructors and birth workers. We welcome expecting and new parents and anyone that is interested in the content to attend. Cost for one attendee $65. 

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May
13
11:30am11:30am

MOTHER'S DAY GARDEN PARTY feat. DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR

Love Child is pleased to celebrate Mother's Day in our beautiful new garden!

Join us for Drag Queen Story Hour, featuring Ona Louise!

What do drag queens and children have in common? They love dressing up and all things sparkly and fancy! Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.

Featuring bites by Nourish Baby, shop spring styles from Loyal Hana and playtime fun from Rose & Rex.

Ona will read a feminist gender inclusive story followed by a craft activity to make DIY Mother's Day cards!
For parents and kids of all ages! Free for Love Child Members. 
$15 for one adult & child. $5 for each additional person.
Proceeds from the event will go toward supporting Every Mother Counts.

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May
12
11:30am11:30am

Toddler & Me Yoga

A Unique Parent and Toddler Yoga Workshop for Kids aged 2 to 6.

A Yoga World with Music and Poetry, With Rainbow colored Alphabets, all filled with Enriching Stories, With Animals and Birds and all things New, Grooving to the Music, Breathing and Feeling. A Yoga World with Baby and Me.

My Yoga Baby is a fun, educational and enriching experience for growing up kids aged 1. and up and their parents. It will feature Music, Stories, Improvisation, Poetry all through the medium of Movement and Yoga. The aim of the workshop is for kids to develop spacial and bodily awareness through the use of their body and senses, strengthen the bond with your child, to build muscular strength and to let their imagination flow.

The workshop will be conducted by Rashmi Ramesh, who is an accomplished Dancer and a Yogini from Mumbai, India and has been working with little children for several years teaching dance, movement, yoga, speech and drama . For more details about Rashmi, you can visit www.movewithoris.com.

Video of Rashmi conducting a Parent-tot  session:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_WmSgEvadY

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May
12
10:00am10:00am

Sun & Moon Salutations

Sun and Moon Salutations to deepen your Yoga practice.

Open up, Warm up and feel the heat with the invigorating Sun Salutations. Learn the traditional sun salutations to deepen your yoga practice along with a few variations. Cool down with the gentle but powerful Moon Salutations following the phases of the moon using your body.

The session will be conducted by Rashmi Ramesh who is a Yogini from India. Find out more about her here - www.movewithoris.com 

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May
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

BREASTFEEDING & NEWBORN CARE

This is a combined breastfeeding and newborn care class which will help new families to become familiar with the basics of feeding  your infant and how to care for your infant in the first 6 weeks after birth. Partners encouraged to attend! Take this class before you have the baby.

Topics covered will include:

  • How to get breastfeeding off to the best start
  • How to help your infant latch-on and correct positioning
  • How to know if the baby is getting enough milk
  • How to avoid common breastfeeding problems and when to call a specialist
  • Understanding normal infant behavior, communication, appearance and sleep patterns
  • Understanding common newborn procedures in the hospital
  • Understanding the basics of diapering, cord care, bathing, and assessment of your baby
  • Understanding postpartum adjustment for the whole family
  • Newborn warning signs

15% discount with code lovechild

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May
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Complete Core with Solange Ross

This session will cover alignment, posture and safety when working with expecting and new parents. We will specifically teach what muscles include the 'core' - diaphragm, abdominal muscles, pelvic floor and multifidus and how to engage them safely in different postures and modifying for safety.

We will also teach how to recognize diastasis recti and postures and positions contrainidcated and reccomended for the issue. Includes yoga techniques specialized to the needs of the pregnant woman, including practice and teaching skills for trimester-specific yoga techniques. We will teach how to get in and out of each pose as well as an explanation of muscle dynamics and proper alignment as well as benefits, contraindications, how to use props and effective vocal cues and physical hands on adjustments. 

Solange Ross Owner/Founder Complete Core NYC, Masters of Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Certified, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, Certified Lactation Specialist. 

This lecture is part of Love Child's inaugural Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for yoga teachers, fitness instructors and birth workers. We welcome expecting and new parents and anyone that is interested in the content to attend. 

For Expecting & New Parents: 6pm - 8pm, $35

For Fitness Professionals and Birth Workers: 6pm - 10pm, $65

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May
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Introduction to Hypnosis for Birth

Hypnosis for birth is a technique that has proven to help provide relief from stress, tension and offers a natural alternative to pain management especially in labor and birth. It includes mindfulness and meditation techniques that can be practiced prenatally and be extremely helpful in pregnancy, labor and birth.

In this session we will cover how to write and deliver a meditation sequence and how to set up and conduct a session either as a separate class or integrated within a prenatal class. Includes alignment, postures and positions to help and promote relaxation and comfort for an expecting parent. 

Chrysti Lauter is a Certified Hypnotist, Hypnobirthing Instructor and Birth Doula.

This lecture is part of Love Child's inaugural Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for yoga teachers, fitness instructors and birth workers. We welcome expecting and new parents and anyone that is interested in the content to attend. Cost for one attendee $65. 

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Apr
29
12:00pm12:00pm

All About Your Pelvic Floor with Lindsey Vestal

Dive deep to gain a better understanding of Pelvic Floor as it relates to preganancy, birth and postpartum function. 

Lindsey Vestal Owner/Founder The Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for pre- and postnatal women. She graduated from NYU with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. 

This lecture is part of Love Child's inaugural Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for yoga teachers, fitness instructors and birth workers. We welcome expecting and new parents and anyone that is interested in the content to attend. Cost for one attendee $65. 

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Apr
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Recognizing Postpartum Depression with Jena Booher

Fitness Professionals and Birth Workers are often the first to see symptoms of Postpartum Depression in clients. Learn how to recognize signs, build awareness and offer resources. 

Jena Booher Owner/ Founder Babies on the Brain. Maternal Mental Health Expert, Certified Life Coach, Huffington Post Contributor. 

This lecture is part of Love Child's inaugural Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for yoga teachers, fitness instructors and birth workers. We welcome expecting and new parents and anyone that is interested in the content to attend. Cost for one attendee $65. 

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Apr
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Meditation & Mindfulness with Rina Deshpande

A workshop to better understand the benefits of meditation and mindfulness in pregnancy, new parenthood, early childhood educators, and practitioners. Tips and techniques rooted in research for fitness instructors and birth workers to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into their work with built-in practice opportunities.

Rina Deshpande is a Mindfulness Researcher, Writer, Yoga Instructor and has her Masters in Education from Harvard University. 

This lecture is part of Love Child's inaugural Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program for yoga teachers, fitness instructors and birth workers. We welcome expecting and new parents and anyone that is interested in the content to attend. Cost for one attendee $65. 

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