Touch and Tone Classes
Prenatal Yoga – Online registration for this event.
Details: Yoga helps you relax, stay flexible, relieve stress, and prepare for birth. It stretches and cultivates your muscles so they work efficiently during birth, making birth easier. This Momease class teaches you skills that you can use throughout your life.
Cost: $45 per person for 4 classes. Drop-in fee of $15.00 per class. Minimum of five people required. All classes meet at George Washington University Hospital, in 4th Floor Rehab GYM Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga FLOW – Online registration for this event.
Details: This class is intended for mothers-to-be as well as new mothers. It focuses on safely strengthening and stretching your body through a moderate-paced Vinyasa flow. You can expect to flow through yoga poses that will build stamina and muscle toning, as well as flexibility. Class includes a gentle warm-up followed by Asanas (yoga poses) linked together to elevate your heart rate and a slow cool down with seated stretches. You’ll gain greater overall body awareness and leave class feeling relaxed.
Cost: $45 per person for 4 classes. Drop-in fee of $15.00 per class. Minimum of five people required. All classes meet at George Washington University Hospital, in 4th Floor Rehab GYM Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Meditation Class – Online registration for this event.
Who it’s for: Parents or expectant parents wanting to prepare mentally for childbirth. This class is appropriate to take during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
Details: This class is designed to teach pregnant mom’s mindfulness meditation techniques to help her get into a deep state of relaxation. The techniques will also help mom to realize when she is becoming fearful, anxious or stressed during the labor process and how to work to prevent those emotions from overwhelming her and making labor more difficult.
The four class series will teach a number of techniques mom can use to cope with the various stages of labor. At the classes, moms will learn the science behind mindfulness meditation as well as a number of meditation techniques and have ample opportunity to practice.The series will explore include:
- concentration and breathing
- relaxation body scan
- meditation phrases
- metta meditation (to open the heart)
Barbara Jazzo has been practicing Mindfulness Meditation for over two decades. She currently teaches Mindfulness Meditation to a group of government attorneys. Barbara also incorporates breathing and meditation into her childbirth education classes.