WEEKEND YOGA RETREAT IN JANUARY….PREGNANT AND NEW MOMS WELCOME.SPECIAL DEAL AT DOWNTOWN YOGA FOR MY RETURNING STUDENTS. 2 MONTHS UNLIMITED YOGA FOR $99 OR 10 CLASSES FOR $100.
I am so excited for 2013 and all that it will hold….I know that there will be many adventures for us all. Some will become moms for the first time, some will be going back to work after maternity leave and others will become pregnant for the second or third time, some may even be regaining some “me” time. I really feel that this will be a great year and am so excited and inspired by the community that you all are building. It is such an honour to have just a little influence in connecting mindful mamas with one another. It is easy to forget that we need each other, we need support from other women. In the past, generations of women passed down tips and tricks in how to birth and raise our babies. This was not done by one family, it was done by many! I am so inspired to see women reaching out and helping other new moms and doing so in such a mindful and non-judgmental way. This is truly so important. I can’t wait to see what wonderful children grow out of this community. It is truly a blessing to be a part of it.
Some of you may already know that my Mindful Mamas Prenatal Yoga DVD is for sale. You can download it directly from www.mindfulmamasyoga.com or purchase it for $20 at Bump Maternity, Sweetheart Diapers, Breathe Pilates and Fitness, Eastside Yoga, and Downtown Yoga Studio. Please let me know what you think so I can improve for the release of a second DVD.In addition to this, I have started my private counselling practice
. As a MSW (Master of Social Work) graduate and a registered social worker, I am hoping to offer an integrative experience, using traditional therapeutic methods as well as more traditional yoga and meditation techniques. I really believe the combination of the two will offer most people a very transformative experience in therapy. I can bill extended health care, so call your insurance company and see if you are covered. You can also find out more info here… www.laurelhicks.com
In addition to this, I will be holding a Stress Management for New Parents talk during the weekly Mindful Parenting class beginning in February. We will also cover topics such as vaccinations, baby wearing, infant massage and more. Click on G
http://www.thefamilywellnesscentre.com/parenting-education.html for registration information.And lastly…here is some other cool things coming up:
Yoga and Meditation Retreat – Weekend intensive in Harrow (Oxley) Holy Family Retreat Centre – January 18 – 20, 2013, $395
There will be a Yin Yoga practice, Yoga Nidra and other flows that will allow us to study Ahimsa through postures that promote courage, balance, love of self, and compassion for others.
If you feel or have ever felt: hurried, afraid, powerless, out of balance, harsh toward yourself/others, and/or if you have ever spoken words of unkindness (out loud or in your mind) toward yourself or others…this retreat is for you. Attending this retreat will provide you with an opportunity to develop and/or reinforce inner strength and the character to determine your ability to be a person of peace at home and in the world around you. Experiential exercises, yoga postures and meditation will help to “grow our capacity to be non-violent by learning how to move through the everyday challenges of life and by addressing the things that precipitate our tendencies toward violence.” Deborah Adele
Since we are both trained and licensed clinical social workers, you may be entitled to coverage through your extended health benefits for up to $200
And for the Registered Yoga Teacher’s out there, you will receive 20 hours toward Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.
Yoga Nidra (15 minutes is equal to 1 hr of sleep!) – Friday January 11th 7-8:30pm, Breathe Pilates and Fitness $20 (cash please).
Mindful Parenting 7 week course – next one begins February 2013, Be Well, $100 / couple
Thank you all for your continued support, I would love to hear your feedback…or if you would like to share your birth story in the next newsletter, just send me an email with it!