Birth: Your Prenatal Journey
Birth and Pregnancy transforms us: mind, body and soul. At The Root we offer classes to support every aspect of your journey into parenthood. Whether you are a first time parent, or you’ve been on this ride before, this is your go to place to find community, inclusivity, education and support.
Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm
Strength and Softening. You need both to get through labor and childbirth and you will learn and practice both in these weekly classes. In these supportive and modified vinyasa yoga classes, you will learn positioning, breath and tools to support your birth all while building your new parent tribe.
No previous yoga experience necessary. Come during any trimester of your pregnancy.
* If you are a current student, I am still migrating all of the current passes over to Schedule Bliss. I am hoping to have this done in the next week or two. If you are a new student, you can fill out the waiver here and purchase passes online at the button below.
Big Sibling to Be
The arrival of a sibling, for all the joy and excitement it brings, brings a significant adjustment for each family member including any children involved. This class is designed to help with this new transition in their world. She will show pictures of the baby’s growth in the womb, talk about how they eat, go potty and what can they hear. Then in an age appropriate demonstration, using a mommy doll, Lyl will talk about how a baby is born. Each child will then have their own baby doll to diaper, feed, and hold. Children will also get to watch a short “Silly Sibling” interactive video. Class will also include a discussion and demonstration with the dolls on safety involving the new baby and the big sibling’s role. Class will end with a craft and parents will leave with an information packet on Sibling Relationships.
$25 for one child & two caregivers
$40 for two children & two caregivers
Must Have Tools for Labor
This is the ideal childbirth class for couples who want the “need to know” when it comes to Labor and Delivery in an efficient, concise and information packed half-day class. You will learn and practice many productive labor positions, massage and breathing techniques and other comfort measures to use during childbirth, the difference between true and false labor, when to go to your birthing place, and strategies for navigating informed consent/refusal decision-making when it comes to communicating with your healthcare providers.
$90 Per Couple
Upcoming Dates: 6/2 & 7/28 10am-2:30pm
Survival Tools for Baby
The goal of this class is to help new parents adjust to the changes in bringing home a newborn. Parents who take the class are not as shocked that their world is rocking a bit off its normal axis, albeit in a new and marvelous way! Every baby is different. Every baby is born with their own temperament. We will cover soothing tools and techniques to help you help your baby, newborn needs, temperament, brain development, and how that is linked to your response to them. We also talk Babywearing, Sleeping, Bathing, Diapering, SIDS risk factors and more!
$50 Per Couple
Early Pregnancy and Postpartum Prep Classes:
Breastfeeding is natural and normal, but that isn’t always equated with easy. At the end of this packed class, you will: understand how milk is made; how to tell if baby is getting enough; identify the best evidence-based practices for breastfeeding success; understand normal baby behavior, patterns and feeding/fullness cues; identify common challenges and how to best support them; understand the importance of positioning and latch; describe how Partners can offer mom support; know pumping basics and strategize a plan and resources to support breastfeeding at birth, during the early postpartum period and during the first few weeks at home.
$50 Per Couple
Yours, Mine and Ours: A Relationship Survival Guide to Baby’s First Year
This is a must have class for “New” or “Expectant” couples desiring to keep their relationship strong while experiencing the changes that come with a new baby. Utilizing humor and presented from the female and male perspective, this course will help you understand how each partner has some unique concerns, and how universal other worries are regarding this transition to parenthood. You and your partner will learn effective communication skills so you can truly “hear” each other. You will receive tips and strategies to aid in the development of your “postpartum” plan which will focus on working as a team. Expect to gain understanding of the moods and emotions that come with the birth of your baby, and last, but not least, how to keep sex and intimacy in your relationship. Come ready to ask questions and share your own experiences.
$99 Per Couple
Check back soon for Summer Classes.