workshops

workshops

Course fee:
$35+GST per person

Upcoming Dates:
Sunday, November 5, 2017: 9:30am-12pm


 

Building Body for Baby

 

A well nourished body can lessen or avoid pregnancy nuisances such as morning sickness, constipation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, tooth&gum problems, leg cramps, skin-problems, colds, infections, and mood swings.

Join Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Kat Garrod, for this fun and interactive workshop where she will show you:
What super foods are best for you and your baby with samples provided.
How to make easy and delicious food following time-saving meal plans.
Tips to ease the discomforts of pregnancy.
Learn how to minimize and clear toxins from your body everyday with gentle cleansing methods that will support you through your pregnancy and into motherhood.

 


Course fee:
$25+GST per person

Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, September 30, 2017: 2:00-3:30pm


 

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Baby’s Exposure to Toxins

 

Learn the Essential Steps to Protect Your Baby from Harmful Chemicals

Each and every day, we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals – through the food we eat, to the air we breathe, and the products we put on our skin. These chemicals are often toxic and are linked to illnesses such as allergies and asthma, diabetes, developmental disabilities, and cancer.Babies are particularly vulnerable to these toxins because they have incompletely developed immune, reproductive, and central nervous systems, and their kidneys and livers can’t effectively eliminate toxins from the body.

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Course fee:
$60

Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, November 18, 2017 : 10:30am-12pm


DIY Toxic-Free Body Care Products

Learn to Make Your Own Body Care Products that are Natural, Safe and Effective

If you ever look at the label of a typical commercial baby shampoo, you would probably find things like: fragrance, methylparaben, propylparaben, dimethicone, and cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA)

These chemicals are often endocrine disruptors, carcinogenic, and/or have other toxic effects on our bodies and on the environment. Yet they are very commonly found in baby and adult personal care products.

Join Iona Bonamis, certified Eco-Maternity Consultant and Greenproofer, for this workshop and learn to make natural, toxic-free body care products that are safe for the whole family.

Make these products for yourself or as holiday gifts:
o Hand Soap (which can also be used as a gentle Baby Shampoo and Body Wash)
o All-Purpose Cleaner (which can also be used as a Toy Cleaner)
o Healing Body Salve with Calendula (perfect for the winter)
o Hand Sanitizer (safe for babies 3 months and older)
o Immunity Essential Oil Blend (safe for use during pregnancy and nursing, and babies 3 moths and older).

All supplies will be provided, and you’ll take everything that you make home with you.

Plus, Iona will explain the benefits of the different product ingredients that will be used and what are the best practices to follow when using them.

If you want to learn how to make your own natural body care products, you do not want to miss this workshop!


Course fee:
$140+GST Includes participant plus one support person and a Babycare TENS rental.

Upcoming Dates:
Please see our prenatal education section for dates and registration.


Purely Prenatal – one day course

What to Expect and What to Do in the Stages of Labour:
Pre-, Early, Active, Pushing, Birth and Placenta

Natural Comfort and Coping Tips and Techniques

Partner’s Role and Skill-Building

Empowered Decision-Making for Common Medical Procedures:
Induction, Epidural and Caesarian

What to Expect and What to Do in the Hours and Days Immediately After your Baby’s Birth


Course fee:
$80+GST Includes participant plus one support person

Upcoming Dates:
Please see our prenatal education section for dates and registration


Newborn Care Workshop

Practical Skills for the First 6 Weeks

What to Expect: The first Days and Weeks with Your Newborn
Keys to Successfully Feeding Your Newborn & Partner’s Role
Your Baby’s Best Sleep & Tips for Parents’ Best Sleep
Cues, Crying and Comforting

Demo and Practice: Burping, Lifting, Carrying, Holding, Passing, Wrapping, Taking Temp
Demo and Practice: Diapering & Umbilical Cord Care
Demo and Practice: Relief for Gas, Tummy troubles, Colic
Demo and Practice: Bathing

Care of Eyes, Ears, Skin, Folds & Rolls, Hair, Cradle Cap, Nails, Gums, Stuffy Nose, Preventing Rashes and Skin Problems
Recognizing and Responding to: Jaundice, Thrush, Tongue Tie, Fever, Respiratory Infection
Face Time & Tummy Time

Tips for having Visitors
How, When and Where to get Help


Course fee:
$25+GST

Upcoming Dates:
Want to know when the next class will be? Send us a message and we’ll let you know when one opens.


Embrace Postpartum: Restoring Deep Nourishment During This Sacred Time

If you’re pregnant or a new parent, join Dr. Zigar as she shares her insights on how to nourish your body, mind, soul and relationship during your postpartum journey. Fresh from her own maternity leave, Dr. Zigar promises a down to earth conversation filled with practical solutions for healing and restoring balance naturally after childbirth.

Dr. Zigar has been a practicing ND since 2014. Prior to becoming an ND she worked as a Public Health Nurse teaching breastfeeding to new mamas, and providing maternal & newborn home visits. Her love, passion and practice focuses on women’s health, especially prenatal and postpartum care, and pediatrics. She’s also a parent herself with a baby at home.

Taught by Lyndsey Zigar ND, BScN

 


Upcoming Dates:
Want to know when the next class will be? Send us a message and we’ll let you know when one opens.

Sacred Baby

Sacred Baby – Mom and Baby Circle
This time with your baby is sacred. Honor the journey, the good and the bad, with reverence and celebration. Sacred Baby for mama + baby is women coming together, with baby, to honor the sacred journey of motherhood. Sacred Baby is an 8 week class series designed to continue the Sacred Pregnancy path, or to create a new path all on its own. We, along with baby, sit together in sacred circle to honor the rite of passage of bringing a baby earth side, whether it’s the transition from maiden to mother or the transition of adding another child. Empowered by the support of other mothers, we build our village during a time of challenge, beauty, and growth. Through the gifts of community, commemoration, celebration, and ceremony, we shine light on the many vibrant experiences of mothering those moments bursting with unbound love as well as the raw, vulnerable times. Prior attendance of Sacred Pregnancy classes is not a requirement for joining Sacred Baby. This series is open to all moms, new and experienced, and their babies in the first year of life.

Each class begins with a mindfulness element, followed by sharing within the circle about your journey of motherhood. Through the 8 sessions that we meet we will do artwork, crafts, journalling, explore postpartum self-care and complete practical projects such as making a teething necklace, making baby food, looking at some uses of essential oils in the home, DIY eco cleaning products, learning baby yoga, learning baby massage, intro to baby wearing, exploring the relationship of breastfeeding, and learning about walking a path of beauty. This series is a wonderful way to deepen the bond with your baby while opening your heart to the connections and love within your community.

Materials included. Hand-outs will be provided.

Taught by Jen Allan, Sacred Baby Circle Leader


Course fee:
$85+GST per person

Upcoming Dates:
September 23, 2017 – 10:00am – 1:30pm


Prepare To Push™

Prepare yourself for an active birth with the Prepare To Push™method

Join Kim Vopni – The Fitness Doula and get your body ready for birth in this informative workshop for expectant couples

  • Increase your confidence for birth
  • Practice effective birth positions
  • Learn about kegels and if they are right for you
  • Discuss optimal prenatal and postpartum fitness routines
  • Finally understand what ab exercises are safe and which to avoid in pregnancy
  • Learn why squatting should be part of your daily movement practice
  • Explore belly wrapping and postpartum healing strategies for diastasis recti


Upcoming Dates:
Want to know when the next class will be? Send us a message and we’ll let you know when one opens.

restore your core

Recover form and function after pregnancy!

Join Kim Vopni – The Fitness Doula and learn effective posture, alignment and movement practices that will help stop the leaks, flatten your tummy and ease back pain

  • Increase your core confidence
  • Prevent or eliminate the need for pads
  • Understand that leaking when you laugh is not normal and what to do about it
  • Learn about kegels and if they are right for you
  • See how the right posture can flatten your belly and perk up your butt
  • Learn how to properly assess your abdominal wall for diastasis recti
  • Finally understand what ab exercises are safe and which to avoid
  • Learn why squatting should be part of your daily movement practice


Course fee:
$25+GST per person

Upcoming Dates:
Want to know when the next class will be? Send us a message and we’ll let you know when one opens.


Car Seat Safety Basics for Newborns & Beyond

90% of car seats are used incorrectly – a staggering statistic, given the number one cause of death for Canadian children over the age of 1 is motor-vehicle collisions. Presented by Holly Choi, certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, this 2-hour presentation covers everything caregivers need to know about car seat safety for newborns. Discussion includes a wide range of topics from bringing baby home from the hospital, how to select a seat that’s right for your child, vehicle and budget, to how to avoid making common mistakes.