with Britni Morley
Babywearing is not a new concept. In fact, mothers around the world have worn their babies for centuries. Babies instinctual feel safest and happiest when they are held, but in today’s commercialized world of strollers and playpens, the bond that babywearing allows has gotten lost. Wrap Me Tender is dedicated to promoting and celebrating that precious connection!
Many new parents might feel limited to choose a baby carrier that a big box store sells. Often, the selection is limited and those carriers are uncomfortable. It is Britni’s goal to share with parents that there are many more comfortable, safe, and ergonomic options for wearing your baby. She specializes in woven wraps, and also offers ring slings, and mei tais.
In Babywearing 101, you will learn about the physiology and history of babywearing, benefits of babywearing, demonstrations of types of carriers, and safety.
Per Couple: $40
Saturday: 1:30 – 3:30pm
Babywearing 102: Advanced Carries
with Britni Morley
Are you comfortable wearing your baby on your front and ready to learn some new carries? This class is perfect for you! We will be focusing on advanced carries based on individual needs, like hip carries for wraps & mei tais and back carries for wraps, mei tais, and buckle carriers. Receive one-on-one attention and assistance from Britni, a Certified Babywearing Educator.
Everyone taking this class should be very comfortable and confident using their carrier on the front. For back carries, babies should be sitting unassisted.Demo wraps, ring slings, and mei tais will be available to try out as well. Carriers will also be available for purchase after the workshop.
American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Certification
Taught by Daniel Furphy
Each workshop participant will receive a two year CPR certification card from the American Heart Association and special focus will be provided on Pediatric and Infant CPR. First Aid Basics will be discussed (time permitting), our instructor will focus on First Aid Emergencies specific to Pediatric Patients and Infants. The instructor will encourage participants to provide situational emergencies and provide discussion on an appropriate response. No certification is offered for First Aid
Saturday: 2:30 to 5:30pm
Aug 20, Sept 17
Oct 15, Nov 12
The Dad Hour
with Josh Kline
A non judgmental space for Dads to be honest, vulnerable, and connect. This group will provide Open Conversation about Fatherhood, Parenting, Work, Relationships and Tools for balancing it all.
This is the first of hopefully many Dad Hours. Dads, feel free to bring all of your thoughts, opinions, feelings, emotions, and even grievances about fatherdom right here…
Infant Massage For Families (Workshop)
with Candice Powell-Diaz
Recommended for non-crawlers. Bring a blanket for your baby to lay on. – You bring the baby and we will supply the oil!
Family Yoga for Superheroes (3 – 7 yrs) A family class designed for parents and children to explore yoga together through a blend of stretches, postures, games and songs. Yoga can help your child with self-expression, relaxation, sleep and improve listening and ability to follow directions. Feel free to come in your superhero costume! Younger children are welcome also as long as parent participates in class.
Led by Jayana Desai & Sarah Fontana
¡Hola! Language Rhythm is pleased to announce our innovative Spanish language-infused music class for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Join us for a one-of-a-kind, holistic language + music experience designed for children and adults. Younger siblings are also welcome!
In our classes, we introduce pre-k and kindergarten skills while having fun! We will read stories, sing songs, learn the alphabet, learn numbers and shapes and colors–and we do it all in Spanish AND English.
Our unique method–and the reason we believe your child will be successful–is that we facilitate a creative and exciting environment through music. You AND your child will participate in music-making with musical instruments integrated into the 45-minute playgroup! Our approach creates an ideal, immersive learning environment for acquiring linguist and musical fluency.
Ages: 2 – 5 years (Babies under 8 months are free of charge if signing up with a sibling).
2 children: $140
Monday: 3:30 – 4:30pm
July 18 to Aug 8
Couples Prenatal Yoga (Workshop)
with Kerri Mcclain
Let’s bring our other half to Prenatal Yoga! We will be doing lots of partner exercises, massage work, breathing techniques and most of all having a good time. I hope to give you some insight on how your partner can be your ”Doula” when the big day comes. See you on the mat!
This workshop is for couples only (no children) and will only be held if there are at least 3 couples enrolled. The maximum number of couples is 5.
Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Healing and Meditation
with Kate Smith
For an experience of deep relaxation, energy cleansing and connection with spirit, this workshop is not to be missed! The sound and vibrations emanating from the crystal singing bowls re-tune the listener’s body by opening, clearing and re-balancing each of the 7 major chakras. Crystal singing bowls are made from crushed quartz that has been heated and pressed into the shape of a bowl. Quartz itself is known as a ‘master healer’ and has the ability to connect the physical dimension with the mind. The healing vibration of sound coupled with the powerful energy of quartz will calm the mind, awaken creativity and expand one’s consciousness.
Per Couple: $40
Friday: 7:45 – 9:15 pm
Breathing for Birth
with Jade Newkirk, RYT-200, CHD, CLC
Join us as we explore the benefits of “Conscious Breath”. We hear ALOT about breathing in labor but, what does that really mean? Conscious breathing, (especially slow breathing) reduces heart rate, anxiety, and pain perception. It works in part because when breathing becomes a focus, other sensations (such as labor pain) move to the edge of your awareness. Come and learn some breathing techniques to find comfort and rhythm while we incorporate gentle physical movement to build strength, stamina and relaxation.
Ages: 6 – 18 months
Thursday: 1:30 – 2:15pm
New dates coming soon …
Join Childbirth Educator and Doula Kelli DeFlora and Caitlin Kiarie RDN, founder of Mom-N-Tot Nutrition to discuss the key components to ensuring a healthy, low risk pregnancy. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy this class will give you a tremendous amount of support and information. Profound physical and emotional changes occur during this time of your life. Laying the foundation for your baby’s growth and development inside the womb is empowering for both partners. Information will be presented on all you need to know about your unique nutritional needs during pregnancy as well discussing birth preferences, baby’s development, pregnancy discomforts & remedies. We will also share information on community resources and other numerous supportive and educational websites.
Per Couple: $40
Friday: 7:30 – 9:30pm
New dates coming soon
Mom Returns to Work(shop)
with Allison Task
In this country, the majority of moms are working moms, and most moms return to work within 12 weeks of giving birth. You are not alone. That said, this is a significant transition, deserving of it’s own rituals. Your priorities have changed; you very well may have changed; how will this affect your work? How will this affect your colleagues view of you? While some women can’t wait to get back to their jobs, others take this as an opportunity to rethink their careers
In this workshop, we review top-of-mind concerns like breastfeeding and pumping, childcare (medical, emergency, back-up childcare), daytime communication, home care, eating (you and the baby), sleeping (you and the baby), healthy boundaries between work and home, couple time and down time.
with Kate Smith
Celestial, cosmic, oceanic, otherworldly … words can’t really describe the experience of a gong meditation. Without a doubt, this event is a trip to the heavens, the depths and back. The sound of the gong creates an opportunity for deep and soulful relaxation, regenerating our parasympathetic system. As the gong dissolves energetic blockages, many old beliefs, patterns, habits or even physical issues that no longer serve us may come to the surface for release. The gong truly works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level! Come travel to the stars with our Mother Tesla Gong and clear a path to hearing our heart’s truth, the song of our authentic self and the calling of our true intuition.
Baby’s First Foods
After mastering the first few months of feeding your child breastmilk or formula, you are now starting to wonder about taking the next step. Will you start with infant cereals or whole foods? How much will you give and how will you know when they’ve had enough? What spoons/bowls/cups will you use? Come learn HOW and WHEN to introduce your child to solid foods in a way that lays a solid foundation for good eating habits to last a lifetime. The food choices and behaviors you instill in your child begin at this very point and deserve the proper education.