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Workshops, Events & Specialty Classes for Expecting Parents, Families and Kids

In addition to our weekly yoga schedule, Luma offers unique workshops and specialty classes for pregnant women and expecting couples, parents and babies, families, and kids of all ages.

Click here to browse our diverse weekly class schedule. Scroll down for family-focused workshops, events, and specialty classes.


    Community Prenatal Series with Kaili Reynolds, Brandi Brewer, Mandy Lariz

    Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of the opportunity to meet other expecting parents, share your experiences, and clarify what you learn in your prenatal classes with our Luma Doula Team and a group of pregnant peers.

    Pregnant women and couples interested in meeting our doula team and are invited to drop in to any Community Prenatal session as a workshop.

    Cost:

    • FREE to clients using the Luma Doula Services
    • $15 per couple
    • $12 for Luma members

    Upcoming Community Prenatal Sessions:

    August 23rd: Active Listening for Parenting:Parents often worry more about how a baby will be born than how they wish to parent their child. In this hour we will discuss what active listening is, how your baby will benefit from witnessing healthy communication, and each parenting team will have an opportunity to practice being a listener as well as being heard.

    September 13th: The Golden Hour: The Golden Hour is a special time for bonding, immediately following birth. Learn why and how to facilitate this bonding and the benefits that result for Mom and Baby.

    September 27th: Mindfulness for Labor & Parenting: Come explore mindfulness practices for pregnancy, labor and everyday life. Focus will be on slowing down, self-compassion and living intentionally.

     

    Crawler + Me Series with Jeanne Feeney

    Tuesdays, Sep 19 - Oct 10, 11:30 - 12:20

    Is your baby on the move? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to keep your yoga practice going and engage your little explorer!

    Crawler + Me yoga class enables the parent or childcare provider to practice yoga in a supportive environment. Squirmy, exploring babies are incorporated into the class through interactive exercises and songs. It only sounds impossible, we promise! This series is appropriate for any level of yoga experience.

    Beginners welcome!

    Registration: $70 (members 20% off)

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    Tummy Time™ Classes with Lisa Piediscalzi, L.Ac., RCST®, IBCLC

    Wednesdays, Sep 20 - Oct 11, 1:30 - 2:20 pm

    This is a special light-hearted and relaxed series of classes for parents and infants (4 weeks to 4 months). Tummy Time™ classes are designed to teach parents hands-on skills they can use at home. Classes incorporate infant massage and baby yoga as a way to help babies explore movement and get comfortable being on their belly. Rest assured that all parent/child duos move at their own pace, and breaks are welcome and encouraged for feeding, changing, and resting.

    Registration: $70 per person (members 20% off).

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    Let's Talk About Sex

    Saturdays, Sept. 30 + Oct. 7, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

    Remember your first conversation about sex as a young person? Did it go something like, Don’t do it or you will get pregnant, Wait until marriage, or perhaps a mention of the birds and the bees?

    What if you had received a more comprehensive education about sex as you moved through adolescence?

    How would your sexual journey have unfolded had you been given the tools to explore your sexuality free of shame and with the support of your most trusted educators - your parents?

    We invite you to join Amy Baldwin and Gina Lepore for a radical approach to sex education. Become an ally for your teenagers as they learn about their sexuality. In this 2-class intensive for parents and young teens (ages 11-14), we will break through the intimidating conversations around sexual health and pleasure.

    These classes will give you the tools to work through your own fears with the intention of becoming your teen’s most trusted resource. The following three classes are for parents and teens. The material will be age-appropriate, and covered with sensitivity for varying preferences, orientations, perspectives, and levels of experience. Classes will include insightful lectures, fun exercises, and opportunity for discussion within a safe container.

    Topics include (but are not limited to):

    • How to talk to your kids about sex
    • Creating self love/self worth/self-esteem
    • Being a positive role model for healthy relationships
    • Embracing/accepting vulnerability
    • Learning to love your body
    • Eradicating shame around pleasure
    • Boundaries, negotiation, and consent
    • Safer sex practices
    • Strengthening communication skills
    • Dating and healthy relationships

    This is a special opportunity to deepen your connection with your teen while paving the way for a future of healthy and safe choices.

    Breaks with snacks included!

    Registration: $120 per parent/child (members 20% off). Sibling Rate: $30

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    Birthing From Within: Holistic Childbirth Ed. with Kymm Ann Wallin

    Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:30 pm

    Birthing From Within classes offer a balance of practical information and creative exploration for childbirth preparation. Through group discussion, breathing and mindfulness practice, videos, and sample scenarios, the class will prepare you with both technical information and the mindset necessary to allow your unique labor experience to unfold. The approach of recognizing that we can influence, but not totally control, how birth happens offers parents the tools necessary to handle pain and intensity as well as to approach birth mindfully.

    Class Highlights:

    • Overview of normal labor and its variations
    • Build a pain coping mindset through breathing and mindfulness practice
    • Birth partner support skills and communication
    • Experience birth as a rite of passage
    • What to expect from your care provider and birthplace
    • Compassionate and appropriate use of medical intervention and drugs
    • Create a birth space and team that will facilitate your labor
    • Prepare to navigate through any unexpected elements that arise in labor
    • Create a healthy postpartum period/early transition to parenting

    Registration: $350 per couple (members 20% off)

    Includes One Postpartum Reunion Class.

    October 5 - November 9, 2017 Click Here to Register!