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Yoga for Labor & Delivery: A Couples Workshop

  • Sprout Wellness 25 Broadway Pleasantville, NY, 10570 United States (map)

Labor requires inward focus, calmness and relaxation to facilitate the body’s innate ability to give birth. This workshop is a unique, holistic approach to birthing that utilizes basic concepts of yoga philosophy to prepare for birth and beyond. You will learn a full range of simple, practical techniques to achieve calmness, reduce discomfort and facilitate the process of labor. Ample opportunity is given to practice proven comfort measures for labor while the supporting partner gains confidence in his/her ability to provide effective support during labor. We will cover how to plan for the birth of your baby and what to expect during the process of labor. This workshop is recommended during third trimester. Dress comfortably and bring a snack and water. NO previous yoga experience needed! Recommended for couples who are 27+ weeks.

$95 per couple
To register: 914.801.7876

I went into Karen’s pregnancy with some preconceived ideas about child birth, most of which conflicted with the type of experience Karen wanted. Being a very holistic, natural and health conscious woman, Karen signed us up for child birth classes at Yoga Haven. My first reaction was, “oh no, I’m going to have to sit through 5 weeks of classes with a bunch of hippies!” I didn’t imagine that I’d get anything useful out of these classes. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Signing us up for the Yoga Haven childbirth classes was one of the best decisions we made for ourselves, and our son! From the first moments of the class, our instructor, teacher, and guide, Kelly, made me feel at ease with what we were going to do during our sessions. With a very calming voice and warm demeanor, Kelly made the stress and fear of having a baby fade away. She instilled confidence in me as a partner and father to be, and helped me feel strong enough to support Karen through the birth, and beyond. Kelly provided us with all the tools to make sure we could have the birth plan we wanted, We felt such a strong connection with Kelly that we hired her to be our doula!
— David