Restorative yoga is a gentle and quiet practice which uses props to fully support your body, helping layers of tension melt away as we practice the art of letting go or undoing through conscious breathing, deep relaxation and guided visualization. Restorative Yoga assists in quieting and calming the nervous system which results in benefits such as lowing blood pressure, improved digestion, fertility and elimination, reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue. Feel more in control and at ease with the emotional roller coaster of stress, anxiety and depression as you quiet negative thoughts and create an internal environment that is more hormonally balanced and receptive to handle stresses of everyday life.
A class specifically designed to support mother and baby throughout the changes of her pregnancy. It is a safe and effective way for women to care for themselves during pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. In this class you will gently stretch and strengthen your body, increasing your energy and vitality through mindful movement and yoga postures. You will also cultivate your capacity to breathe freely, release tension and relax deeply. This class is designed to help women develop trust in themselves and in their ability to give birth. Come and enjoy the support of other pregnant women while you nurture yourself and your relationship with your baby!
Mind/Body Relaxation Techniques for Expectant Couples
Having a child is a major life changing event. It is natural to fret about what you eat, drink, think, feel and do during pregnancy. It is also perfectly normal to worry about whether your baby is healthy, how this new person will change your life and relationships, and whether you are truly up to the task of parenthood. Pregnancy is also a busy time filled with preparations: creating a registry, decorating the nursery, making a birth plan, scheduling and attending childbirth classes, finding a pediatrician, what to do about your career and work-life balance once the baby arrives. Radical physical changes to the body, normal pregnancy mood swings caused by changes and shifts in hormone levels, compounded by these thoughts, choices and preparations can be overwhelming and can leave even the most laid back woman totally stressed out. The key is to take adequate steps to manage and cope with anxiety and stress so it doesn't become all-consuming and affect your day-to-day functioning. This workshop will identify key stressors in your life, the importance of learning how to handle stress constructively during pregnancy, ways to limit your exposure to stress, and techniques to lessen your body's response to stress which is useful for anytime in your life, but expecially during pregnancy and beyond. Techniques will include:
• Basic Yoga Asana (Movement & Postures) designed to relieve tension from the body that can be used as labor coping techniques and pain management during labor.
• Yoga Pranayama (Breathing Exercises) to help calm the mind
• Guided Visualization to connect with one's growing baby inside
• Affirmations & Mantra - working with affirmations and mantra and apply it to your daily life
• Yoga Nidra means "dynamic yogic sleep" and is an inviting ancient practice that leads to inner freedom. It can be practiced by everyone and all that is required is to lie down and listen. It is a systematic method of complete relaxation and peace, not only for the physical body, but also for the deeper emotional and mental systems, to the root of stresses, allowing the release of subconscious tensions and tendencies that inhibit us from living to our full potential. It brings us to a place of calm, quiet and clarity. It is one of the deepest of all meditations, in fact goes beyond meditation, as our awareness is lead through all levels of being including body, mind and spirit, into a state of supreme stillness and insight. This practice is relaxing; however it takes us far beyond relaxation alone. The ultimate intention of Yoga Nidra is to know our True Nature.
Breastfeeding is natural, but not always intuitive. Come to this class and get ready to tap into your intuitive mothering instincts and learn about the innate behaviors of newborns. We will discuss how to breastfeed in the first hour after birth, recognize a good latch, avoid common issues that come up in the first days and weeks, identify feeding cues, how to find positions for nursing that work for you, know if baby is getting enough and much, much more.
Mom & Baby Yoga
This class is designed to nurture your bond between you and your baby, fight off "baby blues," improve your posture, stretch and relax as you let go of all the aches and pains of the postpartum body, strengthen and tone particularly abdominals and pelvic floor muscles, increase your energy, learn relaxation techniques and introduce yourself to a parenting community. In addition, help your baby sleep better, assist with digestion, colic and fussiness, increase neuromuscular and motor development, strengthen muscles, develop social and play skills, assist babies natural development tummy time, crawling, walking, nurture and bond between parent and child.Mothers and babies are welcome to participate as early as 8 weeks, however it is best suited for babies that are 3 months through pre-crawling.
Mom & Baby Barre & Pilates Fitness
Embrace your postpartum body and fight off postpartum "blues" as you combine the grace of dance with the mind body practices of yoga and Pilates to stretch, strengthen, sculpt and savior this precious time you have with your baby. Bond with your baby and other mothers and leave feeling energized, confident and healthy. This class is suitable for mothers (and pre-crawling babies) who have received her postpartum check up and permission from their OB/midwife to return to group exercise.
Birth Circle: A New Mother Support Group
Share your birthing experience, meet other new mothers and babies, share information, and gain new knowledge from guest presenters professionals that service postpartum women and children. Topics vary from week to week such as Baby Wearing, Lactation Support, Essential Oils for Newborn Care and First Aid, Sleep Strategies, Mommy Meditations for Relaxation, Ayurveda for Self Care and more!
Family Wellness & Beyond
Young Living Essential Oils
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North Shore Yoga is thrilled to host Kindermusik®, the most trusted music and movement program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and young children taught by Susan Carter-Krugman. Kindermusik® is about kids, parents, and teachers—coming together and having a great time! It’s about helping you grow closer to your child. Enriching her environment and her development. Giving him a lifelong love of music and a foundation for learning.
We currently offer age appropriate classes for the following groups:
Village for Infants & Toddlers for ages newborn - 18 months and parents or caregivers
Our Time for ages 18 months - 3 years old and parents, younger siblings (at no extra cost) or caregivers
Imagine That for ages 3-5 year preschoolers with 15 minute family sharing time at the end of class
For more information or to register, visit KINDERMUSIK (use this link: http://www.kindermusik.com/kids-music-classes/class-locations/01915/usa/yyyy/1/)