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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.


    Natural Labor: Comfort Express with Kaili Reynolds

    Sundays, 3:00 - 6:00pm

    In this express workshop, parents will experience each phase of labor through movement, breath-awareness, massage, and partner support. You will learn how your baby, your pelvis, your mind, and a support partner can work together in bringing your baby earth-side.

    Our 2-day workshop is designed for:

    • parents who want more exposure to tricks and tools that can support natural childbirth after taking a hospital class, but do not have the time for an additional full series

    as well as

    • parents who are birthing and want a chance to connect with this pregnancy in preparation for growing your family

    Registration for this class includes a free birth rebozo to be used in pregnancy, labor and the 4th trimester. A rebozo is a long, woven fabric used for comfort in pregnancy, progress in labor, and baby wearing.

    Price: $175 per couple (members 20% of)

    September 24 + October 1, 2017 Click Here to Register!

     

    Community Prenatal Series

    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 Omni Doulas 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 Omni Doulas Services
    • $15 per couple
    • $12 for Luma members

    Upcoming Community Prenatal Sessions:

    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.

    October 11th: Breastfeeding: First Latch & Typical Newborn Behaviors Every baby is unique and you'll have your own special nursing relationship that differs from anyone else's experience. We'd like to share with you common patterns you can expect during your first days and weeks of breastfeeding. (Note: this is not to replace a breastfeeding class)

    October 25th: Comfort Tools & Partner Skills for Labor
    Doulas love supporting and empowering your birth partner, too. We’ll be discussing some do’s and don’ts in labor while practicing tools and tips for partners to help mom feel more relaxed.

     

    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!


     

    Toddler & Me: A Special Series at MOD

    Wednesdays, Oct. 25 - Dec. 6

    We are thrilled to partner with our friends over at the Museum of Discovery to bring you a line up of our favorite parent + child yoga and movement classes!

    Toddler + Me: for ages 1-2 years

    10:00 - 11:00 am

    These classes offer tot-centric songs, poses, and activities that enhance a fun-loving relationship. Parents model the use of music with movement which encourages and supports toddlers' mobility and exploration.

    Registration per series: $90

    Click Here to Register

     

    Let's Talk About Sex

    Saturdays, Feb 3 + 10, 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

    Click Here to Register