In this issue...
- Tropical Summer Spa Specials!
- Motor Vehicle Accident Massage Therapy!
- Ask the Lactation Consultant
- Highlights of New Upcoming Classes and Groups
- Children's Room Article of the Month
- Reading Corner:
|Upcoming Classes and Groups|
Zenana Spa and Wellness Center has an exciting lineup of classes and groups, and more are being added all the time! Read about the latest class additions:
Mamalates Prenatal Pilates
Celebrate your Pregnancy through conscious movement. Enter into your labor feeling fit and strong!
Taught by Wendy Foster of Divine Pilates.
Connected Parenting Class
Wednesday, September 17th
This workshop is focused on the primacy of connection in parenting children of all ages and on parenting without punishments or rewards. Look deeply past difficult behaviors to discover the underlying needs of our children (and ourselves), and begin to use concrete tools to respond effectively to parenting challenges. Incorporates concepts from the work of Alfie Kohn, Lawrence J. Cohen, Dr. Gordon Nuefeld, and Mary Sheedy Kurchinka as well as the professional and personal experience of Lyla and Emily.
Cost: $49 per person, $79 per couple for both days combined - SLIDING SCALE AVAILABLE - for sliding scale, contact Lyla@zenana-spa.com.
Due to physical space limitations, quiet babies in arms may attend, but we ask that you make other arrangements for your crawling and older children.
Registration fee includes the option to participate in an online email group for continued support for connected parenting. Participants also go home with the class syllabus, which includes many valuable articles and resources for continued enrichment (or sharing with partners) at home.
To register: Reserve your space - register now! Call (503) 754-2718 to register or email Lyla@zenana-spa.com with questions.
Cancellation policy: 2 weeks for full refund, otherwise registration fees can be applied to subsequent workshop.
"Connected Parenting with Lyla and Emily is phenomenal. We just did that workshop last weekend and while we came away feeling a little concerned about our current parenting, we also got motivated, energized, supported and became far more positive in our approach with our 3 year old. We immediately saw some results. - L.
“I really loved the fact that both Lyla and Emily are in the trenches so to speak and it felt very community oriented.” – A.
“Lyla and Emily have so much experience and it shows.” – N.
Working Mothers' Support Group
Meets monthly on the 3rd Sunday of each month
first visit is free, after that $5 per visit
Motherhood is a balancing act, particularly when you throw working into the mix. How can we "do it all" and keep our sanity. Come get support for those issues that come with trying to juggle motherhood, work and breastfeeding.
No need to pre-register, just come when you can! Contact Beyond Birth Lactation Services for more info, (503) 232-baby.
Making the Choice – Vaccination Options and Alternatives
Cost: $60/person $100/couple.
The most comprehensive, well-researched, vaccination class offered in Portland. Leading author and naturopathic physician, Dr. Jessica Black offers a vaccine awareness class that covers a brief history of vaccines, immunology overview, why people vaccinate, the pros and cons of each vaccination, the effect of particular ingredients on the body, a modified schedule, and much more.
Come join other concerned and aware parents and become proactive about your child’s future! Each person will leave with a comprehensive, neatly bound, spiral book for future reference. Books are distributed in the beginning of class to allow for note taking during the lecture.
Offered by Jessica Black, N.D.
Dr. Black is a licensed naturopathic physician. She enjoys running a busy, integrated clinic - A Family Healing Center - in McMinnville, with her husband, Dr. Jason Black. She specializes in women’s and children’s healthcare. Drs. Black are adding a second location to A Family Healing Center at Lincoln Health Center in Portland beginning in July, 2008.
Monday August 25
Appointments: Call 503-236-2999 or email Carol. Please make your one-hour appointment in advance. Please do not call Zenana Spa & Wellness Center.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive, yet effective type of hands-on body treatment that is most helpful for infants. A newborn Craniosacral Therapy session can minimize or eliminate the effects of a difficult birth and help ensure good health for well babies. All babies should receive newborn Craniosacral evaluations and treatments as soon as possible after birth. The techniques are very gentle. We use five grams of pressure (the weight of a nickel). Our treatments are effective for colic, reflux, feeding problems and sleep issues.
For More Information: www.CarolGray.com
It's well understood that healthy couple relationships promote better parenting. But the transition to parenthood can heighten stress and conflict between partners. Most classes available for expectant and new parents help them prepare for childbirth and the newborn period - but few offer resources to support couples' relationships once the baby comes home.
This 3-session workshop is geared for expectant and new parents (parents of children up through toddler age). We will address communication skills, conflict management, and relationship enhancement during the transition to parenthood and beyond. The workshop is didactic, skill-based, and fun. Research suggests that parents who receive this type of intervention show lasting changes in the quality of their relationship and in the way they communicate, which in turn may confer benefits for their children's cognitive and emotional development.
Taught by Children's Program Psychologist, Allan D. Cordova, Ph.D.
Allan D. Cordova, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist Allan Cordova is the proud father of two daughters. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Denver and completed his internship at the University of Washington. He also spent two years in the UW School of Nursing as a postdoctoral fellow in prevention science. Since 2002, Allan has been a staff psychologist at the Children’s Program, where he enjoys working with families and children of all ages. Areas of special interest include couples, teenagers, treatment of anxiety and depression, and family transitions.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Education
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Classes taught by Adrienne Fuson, Lactation Specialist, Certified Doula, LMT, BA
Adrienne Fuson has worked with pregnant families for over fourteen years. She is a Lactation Specialist and has worked extensively with breastfeeding issues. She is a labor doula and teaches the labor doula certification course at the Birthingway School of Midwifery. She is also a nursing mother.
MAMAlates!® Post Partum Pilates
Thursdays 10:30 - 12pm
Postpartum Pilates mat class for Portland Mamas and their new babes!
Come enjoy conscious movement with your babe while re-connecting with yourself in this unique, uplifting class. Focusing on mindful movement to help reclaim posture and build stamina, we will use a variety of props including resistance bands and balls for a challenging, efficient workout. Awaken and strengthen muscles you didn't even know you had , learn correct biomechanics for holding& lifting your baby & connect with other Mamas. This class is appropriate after six weeks postpartum and exercises are easily modified to meet individual needs and all fitness levels. Modifications provided for Diastasi recti and Cesarean recovery. Pre- crawling babes welcome!Please check with your healthcare provider before registering for this class.
Please call or visit our classroom page for more information about any of our classes.