Quick list of classes and Upcoming sessions (read below for detailed class information):
The Mind in Labor: Working with Fear, Pain and Uncertainty in Childbirth: 2.5 day intensive
Sept 6, 7 and 8, 2019
Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting: 9 week class series
Oct 6 / 13 / 20 / 27 Nov 3 / 10 (all-day) / 17 / 24 Dec 1
Mindfulness for Parents
MBCP Alumni Gatherings to Support Practice: For alumni of Mindful Birth and Parenting Philadelphia:
Online weekly practice starting in June! Email us if you are interested!
Monthly Gatherings: First Sunday of the Month at Magu Yoga in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia are on hold for the moment.
The mind in labor: Working with fear, pain & uncertainty in childbirth
dates: september 6, 7 and 8
This class is great for pregnancies due in mid-Sept/Oct/Nov
Location: Philadelphia Midwife Collective, Germantown, in NW Philadelphia
To register for the Mind in Labor class, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tuition is $295.
To read the New York Times article about how taking the Mind in Labor class can help in pregnancy and birth click here.
Penn Medicine interviewed us for their blog about this class. To read the entry, click here.
This is a three-session intensive that draws from the MBCP curriculum. For more information or questions, please contact us at email@example.com or here.
Mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting class series (for expectant parents):
Sundays 4pm - 7pm: Oct 6 / 13 / 20 / 27 Nov 3 / 10 (All-Day) / 17 / 24 Dec 1
Sunday all-day class 10am - 4pm
Location: Lifecycle WomanCare (formerly The Birth Center) in Bryn Mawr, PA
This class is great for pregnancies due early December, 2019 and Jan-Mar 2020
Lifecycle WomanCare is located at 918 County Line Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
All-Day class (Nov 10) will be held in a Mt. Airy, northwest Philadelphia location
Cost also includes a reunion class, date and location to be determined by the class participants!
Cost: $400 (pregnant person and support person); $350 for Lifecycle WomanCare clients
Price includes instruction, Mindful Birthing by Nancy Bardacke, readings, and access to guided meditations
LWC Clients can take this class in lieu of the required childbirth class series for first-time parents
Birth professionals are welcome to take the full class series; cost is $200 per person
More on the content and philosophy of the class can be found on our FAQs page here
If you are interested or want to register, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or here
mindfulness for parents with (pre-crawling) babies
Future classes TBD
Newborns are amazing! And cute! Endearing! Exciting!
But they can also be infuriating, flummoxing, confounding, intimidating. And boring too.
The early days, weeks, and months of parenting are unlike anything else in life. At once full of newness and learning and adventure, and sometimes too - stultifying in its simplicity, and seeming lack of productivity.
Take down your stress levels down at a time when they often get ratcheted up. Learn mindfulness skills to support you during the highs and the lows.
If your baby is crawling / walking, but you are interested in this class, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss. Thanks!
MINDFULNESS FOR PARENTS (for those with children of any age)
Next Series TBD
Contractions aren't just for labor and birth!
Contractions - moments of tightness / challenge / stress / knotted-up-ness - are a fact of life. Often there are many in our lives as parents as we deal with crying babies, screaming toddlers, fighting siblings, anxious kids, sulking teenagers, or even floundering young adults. This makes parenthood sound like so much fun, doesn't it? We all know there is another side to each of those coins, of course. But can we be in the moments that make up our lives? Can we feel them? Can we live into them more fully?
Mindfulness practice invites us to sink into all the moments of our lives, to find ease and presence no matter the weather, and to ride the inevitable waves of our lives as they move up and down with varying speed and intensity.
Take this class series if you'd like to explore mindfulness, jumpstart a regular practice, restart a previously held practice, or if you're interested in developing skills for dealing with the contractions of life as a parent, and a person, with comrades.
This class is for parents with kids of any age, can be taken alone or with a partner, and is only open to adults. This class does require a commitment to the series - it is not a drop-in class. A commitment to practicing mindfulness each day is a great way to reap the benefits of practice, but all you need to bring to class is a willingness to look closely at your own mind and see what you find!
Please be in touch with any questions or to register at firstname.lastname@example.org