Childbirth preparation courses are run through Shakti Yoga at 1861 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood, NJ. Private birth preparation is also available for your convenience.
Saturday February 2, 2019: Self-Hypnosis and Relaxation
Saturday March 2, 2019: Labor & Delivery Workshop
Couples & Individuals by request: L&D, Self-Hypnosis, or Refresher Class
Labor & Delivery Workshop
Knowledge is power. If you are planning on giving birth in a hospital, it is recommended that you take an "out of hospital birthing class". The rates of Cesarean births have rapidly increased over the past 40 years (1 in 3 births nationwide.) The reasons are layered and complicated, but many women are discovering it's time to take back their births.
In this Intensive 4-hour Workshop you will:
Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth
Giving birth requires a surrender of our usual mode of busyness. Our brains and hormones play a significant role in our labor and delivery. This class is a practice session which helps you physically relax and allows you to get into a more tranquil state of mind for giving birth.
The technique is based on Yoga Nidra, or "Yogic Sleep" -a practice designed to reduce brain activity and promote an overall sense of well being. Ires will assist you into a very comfortable reclined position and then talk you through a 35 minute script using guided imagery and visualization.
Optional, but also available - a simple writing technique to help uncover and release anxiety and/or fear. This course is included in your doula package.
"I would not have been able to have such a relaxed and empowered natural birth if it wasn't for Ires. My husband was also grateful to learn techniques to help me through labor. Ires is so open-minded, warm, and very informative. I highly recommend this class. My midwives were very impressed with how my labor and delivery went. I told them I couldn't have done it without Ires's classes." -Tiffany