Saturday 09/23/2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$95.00 Becoming the Best Birth Partner - Sept 2023
Becoming the Best Birth Partner: A hands on, yoga based, couples
workshop to help prepare for labor.
Join prenatal yoga teacher and birth
and postpartum doula Rebecca Henry for a fun partner workshop that will
bring together childbirth education and yoga techniques to help you
learn how to be a rock solid birth partner.
What is this Workshop About?
Many of the postures and breathing techniques practiced in prenatal
yoga classes are not only natural birthing positions, but can also serve
as comfort during pregnancy and labor. This is especially effective
with additional support and pressure from the hands of a loving partner.
Pregnant people often intuitively know what positions serve them best
during labor, but partners are often at a loss of how best they can help
them move between and support them in these positions. Natural labor
progression is always enhanced when a laboring person feels supported
and comforted by the people surrounding them. This workshop will focus
on teaching birth partners how they can take an active, physical role in
the pregnancy, labor and birth process, and therefore be a more
relaxing presence during labor.
What will we Learn?
Working with both
pregnant person and partner, Rebecca will show birth partners how to
guide, and support the laboring person, both at home and in the
hospital, so that they can find their inner strength to bring forth
baby. Together you’ll learn the basics of what to expect during labor,
along with partner-enhanced poses and other relaxation techniques that
you can use throughout the remainder of pregnancy and labor. The goal is
to to ease stress, anxiety and pain, and to promote relaxation and calm
so that you can both work to bring baby into the world surrounded with
love and joy!
No yoga experience necessary, please wear comfortable
clothing you can move in.
Anyone who is supporting a pregnant person
during labor is a birth partner (parents, siblings, friends, romantic
partners) – couples of any kind are welcome.
Price is per couple.
Owner/Director of Hatha Programming
E-RYT 200, RPYT, YACEP
Rebecca’s journey with yoga and meditation began more than twenty years ago when she took precepts with the Zen Buddhist Society of Compassionate Wisdom, finding that a vigorous yoga practice was the only way to keep her chattering mind quiet on her meditation mat. As those practices expanded into helping her with the stresses of school, and, later, work and family life, she has been exploring the benefits of her practice on and off the mat ever since.
Forever a student, Rebecca brings a beginners mind and an awakened heart to her practice and teaching. Compassion, empathy, humor and joy are at the core of all of her classes. Her focus is on uniting mindful movement with breath while helping people understand of how their own unique body affects their individual practice, in both a traditional hatha as well as a more vinyasa style.
As a mother of two teenagers, she is impassioned to support other
people in their journey into parenthood through the mindfulness and
body-centered practices of yoga and meditation. As birth and postpartum
doula, she emphasizes childbirth education and body awareness in her
pre- and postnatal classes, bringing these practical aspects together
with a warm, nurturing teaching style.
Rebecca completed her 200 hour training with Tara Lemerise at Willow Street Yoga in Takoma Park, MD, pre and post natal yoga teacher training with Debra Flashenburg of the Prenatal Yoga Center of New York City and is certified with Leslie Howard in Pelvic Floor Yoga™. She has also completed training with Tara Lemerise, of Tara Lemerise Yoga, in Restorative Yoga, and has completed a 50 hr Yin Yoga certification with Machelle Lee of Roots and River Yoga.
Photo Credit Machelle Lee