Monday, February 4, 2013


Brooklyn Birthing Center (BBC)--"the only private free standing birthing facility in New York City"--is offering classes for expecting and new parents at Namaste Yoga. Starting tomorrow, these three classes will be offered at Namaste Yoga in cooperation with BBC.

Birthing Preparation with Emily Cohen-Moreira
This class will cover healthy practices for the last months and weeks of pregnancy, preparation for labor, extensive natural coping techniques, the role of the partner and birth team, the role of the midwife, possible interventions, and what to expect during your first hours and days with your new baby. Emily's class is intended for expecting parents planning an out-of-hospital (home or birthing center) birth. Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to learn more or to register online.

Newborn Care for Expecting Parents with Shalawn Facey
This class, taught by BBC's Senior Birthing Assistant, will cover a range of topics including how to prepare for the arrival of your new baby, what to expect during the first hours of your new baby's life, what signs and symptoms are normal and what symptoms may require treatment, and techniques for diapering, swaddling, bathing, and soothing your new baby. Shalawn will also discuss adjusting to your new role as a parent. This class is designed for first-time parents and caretakers, including adoptive parents and grandparents. Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Click here to learn more or to register online.

Lactation Support for Expecting Parents with Paula Utilla
This class, taught by BBC's resident Lactation Consultant, will cover the health benefits of breastfeeding, nutrition, positioning and latch-on, pumping and baby wearing techniques, and what to expect as a lactating mom. This course is intended for expecting parents, but parents who are already breastfeeding can schedule consultations with Paula by calling (718) 208-5710.
Tuesday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Click here to learn more or to register online. 

Wilhyn Larsen, General Manager
Namaste Yoga of Kensington
482 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
Entrance on Church Avenue (red stairs/red door)
(347)533-6226 or (347) 533-6227
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