Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Yoga For the Childbearing Year

Birthing Hands of DC Presents

“Yoga for the Childbearing Year:
Breastfeeding as Meditation”

Instructor: Nikki Plaskett, CYT, Doula, LLLBC

Saturday, October 25, 2008
10:00 a. m.– 12:00 noon

Emergence Community Arts Collective
733 Euclid Street, NW
(Near Howard Univ. and Benjamin Banneker High School)
Washington, DC 20001

Who Should Attend?
Class will be of special interest to: breastfeeding or pregnant mothers, childbirth educators, doulas, lactation consultants, pediatric and obstetric healthcare professionals and prenatal and postpartum yoga teachers. Nursing children welcome.

What Will Be Covered?
Class will cover yoga and meditation techniques appropriate for the childbearing year and the art of breastfeeding. Special emphasis will be placed on a yoga practice in support of breastfeeding.

Class will teach the fundamentals of developing a yoga practice relative to the journey of Motherhood. Breastfeeding is selfless service, a special time in a woman’s life when she is in the grace of the universe being her authentic self. This class will explore the meditative depths women achieve as Divine Mothers. Many of us face the obstacle of ignorance when seeking breastfeeding support. The arms of information will be shared to defeat these obstacles.

Discussion topics include: breast anatomy, physiology of breastfeeding, benefits of breastfeeding, breastfeeding holds and positions, breastfeeding and siblings. Attendees will have the benefit of witnessing breastfeeding first hand; the instructor will co-teach with her baby boy, Royal.

What to bring
Yoga mat, pillows for nursing support (boppy), baby/doll/teddy bear.

Nikki T. Plaskett aka Siri Swami Kaur is the director of Birthing Bliss Perinatal Services and mother of 2 sons Noble and Royal Marshall. She recently returned to the Virgin Islands from Washington DC, where she is a breastfeeding counselor, childbirth educator and doula. Her dynamic workshops meld trainings as a certified yoga teacher in Vinyasa, Kundalini and Khalsa Way Pregnancy Yoga, Healthy Moms Perinatal Fitness Instructor and Prenatal Thai Massage.

Registration Fee: $40.00; $45.00 at the door
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Click here for printable PDF flyer.

Space is Limited. Early Registration Recommended.
A Certificate of Attendance will be presented for use

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