Classes & Group Meetings
Baby and Me Yoga
“Baby and Me” Yoga is a time for mamas, papas, caregivers and babies up to one year old to stretch and connect to themselves, their baby and others in the community. A “serve your needs” class, I am there to listen, guide and help families in this time have an opportunity for self care and find their bodies through movement and breathe allowing flexibility to stop, rest, breastfeed, bottle feed or talk.
Facilitated by: Roxy Robbins
The classes are sliding scale $8-10.
Offered every Friday 3-4 p.m.
Bio: Roxy Robbins completed her 230 hour Yoga Teacher training in the fall of 2011 at Asheville Yoga Center. Since that time she has continued to deepen her own practice and have the opportunity to teach a variation of classes including kids yoga, flow yoga and volunteering to teach in several different capacities. She found her ground in growing and teaching prenatal/postpartum yoga. As a doula and nanny she feels intensely connected to that space and time in life and loves what yoga can bring to the table. It’s a time to breathe, go slow, nourish and allow flexibility in practice…helping mama’s, papa’s, caregivers and babies listen to themselves and their bodies and allow yoga to provide a little dab of “inner peace” to carry on their days.
This Prenatal Yoga class provides guidance with postures, breathing, and meditation to help mamas move through pregnancy with less discomfort and prepare for labor and motherhood. A nourishing intentional practice in pregnancy can help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. As both a certified doula and yoga instructor Roxy brings a deep understanding of supporting women on this journey to motherhood.
Facilitated by: Roxy Robbins
The classes are sliding scale $8-10
Sunday 1- 2:15 p.m.
Bios: Roxy Robbins completed her 230 hour Yoga Teacher training in the fall of 2011 at Asheville Yoga Center. Since that time she has continued to deepen her own practice and have the opportunity to teach a variation of classes including kids yoga, flow yoga and volunteering to teach in several different capacities. She found her ground in growing and teaching prenatal/postpartum yoga. As a doula and nanny she feels intensely connected to that space and time in life and loves what yoga can bring to the table. It’s a time to breathe, go slow, nourish and allow flexibility in practice…helping mama’s, papa’s, caregivers and babies listen to themselves and their bodies and allow yoga to provide a little dab of “inner peace” to carry on their days.
Badass Working Women
We are inspired to connect with other women who are doing it all in order to have it all, yet needing something more. At this event, facilitated by two local badass female consultants, we will identify what Asheville’s working women need in order to be truly successful. We will also share local resources specific to the needs expressed, and see what’s missing. All you need is a desire to connect with and learn from other badass working women like yourself.
Facilitated by: Adrianne Gordon and Laura Mahr
Monday, October 17; 6 – 7:30 p.m. Seasons of Change: Transitions in Careers, Business, Schedules & Life
Monday, November 14; 6 – 7:30 p.m. Personal Wellness During the Giving Season
Monday, December 12; 6 – 7:30 p.m. Tick Tock: Allocating Time in Alignment with Your Values & Goals
Monday, January 9; 6 – 7:30 p.m. New Year, New Plans: Align Goals with Values & Take Action
Monday, February 13; 6 – 7:30 p.m. Getting the Most from Your Most Important Relationships
Monday, March 13; 6 – 7:30 p.m. Planting Seeds for Growth & Clearing Blocks to Your Success Cancelled
Monday, April 10; 6 – 7:30 p.m. How to Create an Action Plan for Any Goal
Monday, May 8; 6 – 7:30 p.m. Topic TBD
Adrianne Gordon, CD(DONA), MBA – Known as the doula with an MBA, Adrianne Gordon blends support with practical insight and has doula-ed both families and businesses in Asheville for over 15 years. She currently wears the professional hats of Director of Operations and Marketing at JB Media, Blog Manager for DONA International and business consultant.
Laura Mahr, Esq. of Conscious Legal Minds – For 10 years, Laura Mahr defended the rights of working women as an attorney, zealous about ending workplace discrimination. Now, as the founder of Conscious Legal Minds and Conscious Working Minds. she offers mindfulness-based coaching, consulting, and training for all kinds of professionals and businesses. Laura believes that when our purpose, passions, and values inform our actions, there is no stopping us.
Hand-in-Hand Parenting (four week series)
Children are born to feel close and connected to their parents. When children feel connected, they learn readily, love easily, and become caring leaders among their peers. When children have a warm physical and emotional bond, they thrive.
Join this four week class and let Certified Hand in Hand Parenting Instructor, Pat Jones, guide you through your class. These small-group sessions with a Certified Parenting by Connection instructor allow you to learn what drives your child’s off-track behavior and how a deeper connection with you can help them get back on track. You’ll learn practical tools while you get feedback, coaching and support.
You’ll change your parenting–and your life as you learn:
- The six tools needed to raise a happy, well-rounded child
- The common causes of emotional upset and its benefits
- Why your child throws tantrums and how you can respond to them
- How your child’s emotions work
- How to heal your child’s fears
- How to help an angry child become playful and compassionate
This class meets Wednesdays – April 19, April 26, May 3, and May 10; 6 – 9 p.m. at Homegrown Families Health and Education Center
Facilitated by: Pat Jones
Learn more about Hand in Hand Parenting on their website.
Bio: Pat Jones is a mother of four adult children and has been a Certified Nurse Midwife for almost 40 years providing prenatal care and delivery in more than 2000 births. She has been a certified parenting instructor of Hand In Hand Parenting for 2 years, as well as a leader of parent support groups for 15 years. She hosts a weekly radio show – Whole Mother which airs on KPFT Houston and available for download at wholemothershow.com. Jones recently moved to WNC to be closer to her family.