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The practice of Yoga has been a long journey within that has changed me in many powerful ways. When practicing yoga, I become more aware of my internal world and I am present within. Through my therapeutic yoga classes , my hope is to assist you in beginning your own JOURNEY WITHIN and help you heal and change. Yoga provides the perfect pathway to transform, blossom and thrive.
I am honored to serve expecting mommas and their little ones not only as a Pre and Post Natal yoga teacher but also as a Hypnobirthing educator and an Infant Massage instructor. I wear many hats in this world, but all of them are to help birth ourselves into a new state of consciousness. And for that, there are no words.....

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hypnobirthing new course starting in Bozeman

Hello Hypnobirthing families. Wow! There are many of us now in Montana! That fills my heart with joy, especially when I see all those wonderful babies around town.... THANK YOU!! As many of you know my family is moving to Bozeman on October 1st. I will have more news for you in the month of October regarding my WOMEN AND CHILDREN YOGA AND SUPPORT CENTER, but, for now, I'd like to announce the opening of a new Hypnobirthing course starting in Bozeman October 17. It will take place for 5 consecutive Sundays from 4:30 to 6:30pm. I've always believed that word of mouth and recommendation is the best way to advertise. So here is the info. Please feel free to pass it along to any expecting mom and family you think might be interested. I wish you peace, joy, and a happy fall season.

My philosophy is one of empowered and gentle birth, for baby and for mom. I draw on my own knowledge and my own Hypnobirthing experience, as well as the work of Mickey Mongan. I believe women birth most easily in calm, safe environments with no interventions and interruptions. I seek to give you the resources you need to achieve the birth you want. I offer knowledge, reassurance and support in a calm, relaxed environment with plenty of personal attention (something I believe pregnant moms and partners truly deserve).

(5) - 2 -hour classes
UNIT #1 Building A Positive Expectancy- Sunday October 17 (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
Introduction - HypnoBirthing® Storie, HypnoBirthing® Beginnings, Rationale/Muscle Comparison, How the Uterus Work, Articles of Birth Affirmation, Uterus During Surge Illustration, What’s Wrong with Labor?, How Fear Affects Labor, Origin of Pain Concept/Curse of Eves, Hypnosis and Deep Relaxation, Creating Positive Birth Outcome, Psycho-Physical Exercise, Pen Dropping, Sleep Breathing Introduction/Demonstration, Lemon Cutting Script, Light Arm/Heavy Arm, HypnoBirthing® Stories # 1 and #2

UNIT #2 Falling in Love With Your Baby/Preparing Mind & Body- Sunday October 24 (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
HypnoBirthing® Stories -- #3 and #4, Prenatal Bonding Techniques, Bonding Exercise, Father’s Script, Mother’s Conversation with Her Unborn Child, Parent’s Prayer, Relaxation and Breathing, Routine , Positions , Facial Relaxation, Sleep Breathing Reviewed, Slow Breathing, Birth Breathing, Progressive, Instant, and Deepening Techniques, Progressive Relaxation, Disappearing Letters, Birth Companion’s Deepening Script
Relaxation and Visualizations, Rainbow Script, Opening Blossom, Blue Satin Ribbons, Arm-Wrist Test, Releasing Limiting Thoughts Assignment, Preparing the Body for Birthing, Light touch Massage, Stretching the Inner Thigh Muscles, The Leaping Frog/squatting/Semi-squatting
Pelvic Floor Exercises (Kegels), Perineal Massage
Nutritions importance for healthy, happy babies

UNIT #3 Getting Ready to Welcome your Baby- Sunday October 31 (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
Birth Stories Videos #5 and #6 , Daddy’s Promise, Birth Preferences, Hospital Records and Pre-Admission Registration, Breech Presentation, When Baby is Ready , Looking at Your Due Date, Special Circumstances That Require The Attention of A Caregiver, Avoiding Artificial Induction of Labor, Achieving A Natural Start of Labor, Prelude to Labor , Your Body Working for You And with You, Releasing Negative Emotions and Fear

UNIT #4 Overview of Childbirth—Sunday November 7 (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
A Labor of Love Birth Stories Video #7 , Onset of Labor—Thinning and Opening Phase, Arriving at The Hospital, As Labor Moves along, Birth Companion’s Role, Birth Companion’s Birth Guide, If Labor Stalls or Slows, Review of Misconceptions, Natural Measures to Restart Labor, Important Questions for Birth Companions to Protect Natural Birthing Experience, As Birthing advances—Nearing Completion, Birth Rehearsal Imagery

UNIT #5 - Birthing—Breathing Love, Bringing Life- Sunday November 14 (4:30pm to 6:30pm)
Show Birthing Video—Birth Into Being , Hallmarks of Labor Mother Nears Completion—thinning and opening, Birthing Phase—Breathing Baby Down, Positioning and Repositioning, Birth—The Final Act, Forest Fantasy Metaphor , Balloon Trip Release, Pelvic Station, Birth Explained Simply , Visualization for Optimal Birth, Baby care basics and advice. We will have a lactation consultant come to class to talk about breastfeeding and answer all your questions.

What will you receive along with this course?
The Hypnobirthing book- The Mongan Method by Marie Mongan, A handbook, full of useful and up-to-date information, visualizations and positions, 2 relaxation CDs, soothing music and guided birth relaxation, support for birthing your way, a peer and support/ friend group of like-minded others to learn with, a safe, nurturing place to develop a connection with your birth partner, full time phone/e-mail support, pregnancy and post-partum, an extensive birth, parenting, breastfeeding borrowing library (books and DVDs), new and updated all natural birth films in class, a chance to practice relaxation together every week
Guest speakers at the end of each unit: doula, chiropractor, lactation consultant and a former Hypnobirthing mom with her Hypno-baby to share her experience with you, a class reunion with your little ones and the rest of the class

CLASS PRICING- 5 week Hypnobirthing classes: $50 to register and $200 for the course. This includes all materials and instruction for mom and her birth partner, plus anyone else who might attend the birth and would like education. To provide personal attention I allow only 6 couples per group, so REGISTER NOW as classes fill quickly.
I will be happy to answer any questions you might have when you call or email. To register for classes, send your name and address and I will send you a registration form

“In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other, the tranquil sky reflected on the face of the mother nursing her child.” - Anne Morrow Lindberg

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