Simple yet profoundly effective, infant massage decreases tension and stress (for everyone involved), boosts immunity, strengthens the digestive system, improves muscle tone and coordination, offers relief from colic, gas and teething pain, and offers a peaceful time for enjoying and communicating. During the four weekly sessions, you will learn massage techniques, and gain an understanding of how the strokes influence growth and development. We will talk about how to choose the right massage oil and how to use essential oils safely for your little one during massage. By the end, you will be comfortable massaging your baby from head to toe, and you will be able to incorporate this enjoyable practice into your normal routine.
Note: While you will learn techniques that can be used for toddlers and even young children, for the purposes of this class, children should be newborn to one year, with the understanding that mobile babies are more challenging but also lots of fun to massage!
Four 60-minute sessions (massage oil provided in class)[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_position=”right” i_type=”entypo” i_icon_entypo=”entypo-icon entypo-icon-droplet” title=”Essential Oil Safety” tab_id=”1453924333409-7ee7b5e3-5c73″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]It is incredibly satisfying to have the knowledge to take care of your family’s health and well-being. Essential Oils have become very popular very quickly and it is wonderful that the healing properties of plants are becoming more mainstream and easy to access. However, it is important to understand how to use essential oils safely, especially when it comes to children, who are much more sensitive to their actions. In this class we will discuss what essential oils are, some of the best oils to use with children and safe applications, and you will get recipes to bring home and keep your family happy and healthy!
One 60-minute session[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_position=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-leaf” title=”Herbs for Your Family 101″ tab_id=”1453925849193-98378b3e-f284″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]The know-how of using herbs for health and well-being is ancient and universal, but we have gotten out of touch and out of practice. Join me to learn how to incorporate herbs into your life. We will discuss the basics of how herbs work, how to know which herbs are best for you, simple preparations, and seasonally appropriate recipes to bring home and enjoy with your family.
One 60-minute session[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_position=”right” i_type=”linecons” i_icon_linecons=”vc_li vc_li-lab” title=”The Non-Toxic Home: Clean Green” tab_id=”1453923889837-9f3a6463-6058″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]None of us want to expose our little ones to toxic chemicals, but many of the popular cleaning supplies do just that! Join me to learn:
- how to read labels on cleaning supplies
- what ‘greenwashing’ is and how not to fall prey to it
- some safe commercial cleaning supplies
- how to make simple non-toxic cleaning supplies yourself
Each participant will receive an e-book on green cleaning and a spray bottle to get started!
One 60-minute session[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_position=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square-o” title=”Healthy Beginnings” tab_id=”1453924328286-8533633e-bd49″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]The benefits of Healthy Beginnings will last lifetimes – for you, your children, your grandchildren and beyond! We will discuss the ways that toxins are present in your day to day life, specific ways to decrease exposure, and how in doing so you will create healthier environments for you and your family, from conception, through pregnancy and beyond. You will receive handouts, recipes and resources to get started right away.
Topics covered include (but are not limited to):
- household toxins
- labor environment
- baby registry
One 2.5 hour workshop[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_column_text]Please note, all classes require a minimum of 6 participants. If the class is cancelled, you will be notified ahead of time and you will be refunded.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]