2018 Workshops sponsored by
We can't wait to bring you informative workshops all day long lead by local pregnancy, birth and parenting experts!
How to have an Awesome Birth
Discover how you can tap into the power of your natural hormones in pregnancy, labor and postpartum to experience calm, confidence, and joy in the experience of becoming a mother. Birth is one of the most intense initiations a women can experience, but prepared with knowledge, support, and informed choice it can be AWE-some. Learn about role of oxytocin, the hormone of love and bonding, in pregnancy, labor and postpartum, so you can overcome worry, enhance your experience of birth, and feel good about the choices you make for you, your baby and your growing family. Find out about natural methods of pain relief to support you to have the best birth possible, whether at home, a birth center or hospital. This is your birth! You deserve for it to be filled with love and joy.
Kara Maria Ananda is a Healing Arts Educator, Holistic Business Coach, Speaker, Writer and the founder of Maia University. She is the creator of global online educational programs for visionary women including the Awesome Birth Teacher Training, the Women’s Healing Arts Teacher Training, and the Healing Arts Business Academy. Kara is an advocate for empowered living, women's health, and transformational leadership. She has over 20 years experience in birth and healing arts education, specializing in mothers and families. Kara is a mother to 3 boys, from teen to infant ages, and a native of Nashua, NH. Find out more at: www.KaraMariaAnanda.com
Exercise and Nutrition Through Pregnancy and Beyond
Discover the many benefits of exercise during and after pregnancy and how belly breathing can prevent and heal diastasis recti among many other pregnancy discomforts and complications. Amanda will also be discussing the importance of proper hydration and nutrition for your pregnancy and beyond.
Amanda Fay is a Holistic Health Coach and Certified Personal Trainer with a specialty in Pre and Postnatal Health and Wellness. Her areas of expertise include pre and postnatal corrective exercise, fertility awareness, preconception planning, and holistic nutrition. Along with one on one training, Amanda teaches weekly pre and postnatal fitness classes at The River Guild in Concord and is a Pre and Postnatal Head Coach for Fit For Birth.
Amanda believes that holistic pre and postnatal care can help bring about future generations of vibrant health that will help lead the world.
Amanda lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with her husband, Mike, where they love to lift weights, ski, hike, cook bone broth, and travel often. For more information and a list of classes, visit Amanda at her website www.healthyafay.com.
Creating Healthy Sleep Habits
Join Christine Brown, twin Mom and Certified Child Sleep Consultant at Bella Luna Sleep Consulting. During the presentation, she will share knowledge, tips and tricks on developing healthy sleep habits in your little ones, including creating the right sleep environment, creating a bedtime routine, catching the sleep wave and she will review how much sleep your children should be getting based on their age. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.
Components of Healthy Sleep
Creating the Optimal Sleep Environment
Recognizing Sleepy Cues
Designing Your Soothing Routine
Catching the Sleep Wave
Learn more at: http://bellalunasleep.com
Mindful Mama meditation
In this workshop Lauren will share about her struggle with postpartum depression and anxiety that followed the birth of her second child. She will share how a trip to a local bookstore changed everything for her and sent her on an amazing spiritual journey. Her teaching will include simple tips for self care in your daily routine and making time for yourself in the busy throes of motherhood. At the end, Lauren will lead everyone through a short 4-5 minute guided meditation that you can easily use at home as both a daily practice and for relief during stressful times. If you feel like your life tends to be chaotic and you need to take control back for your own happiness, this workshop is for you.
Lauren is a 35 year old married mama to two little ones. Her spiritual journey began following a difficult struggle with postpartum depression that started around December 2016. She knew that she needed to do something to change her life, for herself and for her family.
Lauren has always had a passion for helping others by sharing her own experiences. She was born with Spina Bifida and has used a wheelchair since she was 20. While most would consider many of these situations hardships, she sees at them as blessings. The Universe and God do not give us things we can not handle, no matter how hard it may seem at the time. Every struggle that she has endured in her life, thus far, has left her stronger, more grateful, and more blessed than ever before.
Spiritual Meditation Mama is about changing lives, specifically the lives of other Moms. Lauren wants to help you live a better, happier, more fulfilling life. She believes that you can do it as long as you want to, will accept the help, and are willing to put in the hard work and dedication. You will not heal overnight, but you will heal with time.
Lauren has a BS in Healthcare Management, is a Spirit Junkie Masterclass student of NY Times "Best Selling Author", Gabby Bernstein's, has studied angel cards, is a Young Living Essential Oils and Lifestyle Brand Enthusiast and most recently (in April) received her Reiki Level 1 Certification.
Evidence Based Birth
Are you looking forward to having a baby, but worried about what it’s like to be a “patient” in the hospital system? This workshop will be a taste of what you will learn in the 1-hour Savvy Birth 101 class that was developed by Evidence Based Birth® to give you the inside scoop on how to form the ultimate birth team, so when the time comes to bring your baby into the world you can find yourself at the center of respectful, evidence-based care.
This 20 minute workshop is taught by Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and homebirth Midwife, Natanya Champney from Littleton, NH. Natanya has been working as a midwife in the North Country of New Hampshire for the past 10 years and is expanding her practice to include Evidence Based Birth® workshops to encourage all women, regardless of location of birth, to have a respectful and empowering birth experience.
Cloth Diapering 101
Come and learn all about cloth diapers and how easy they are to use. We will go over basic styles, care & Use, Trouble shooting and wash routines. Come with questions leave with answers on how easy cloth diapers are to use. Worried about dunking diapers or pins no problem!
Join Amanda Newbury as she discusses the importance of a Postpartum Plan. A Postpartum Doula can help create and implement a plan for your physical recovery, and care. We will discuss hoow to ensure you're getting enough sleep, and rest, Breastfeeding/bottle support, preparing light meals, offering lighthouse cleaning, sibling adjustment, and help with identifying your baby's cues. Postpartum Doulas offer evidence based information on only topics you'd like to discuss.
Join Amanda Newbury, a Postpartum Doula at Postpartum Smiles for a 30 minute Mommy and Me Barre demo. Mommy and Me Barre is a low impact, full body workout, focusing on balance and strengthing muscles that new moms haven’t used in a while. Babies are safely incorporated with each pose. Expecting moms are welcome, too. Bring a baby carrier/wrap + a blanket. Non- mobile babies only.
Mommy & Me Fashion Show with Matilda Jane!
Join Heidi from Matilda Jane for a fun mommy & Me Fashion Show on our Main Stage!
Baby Food and Beyond
Join Jen Evans, stay at home mom to two and toddler food fanatic for a 30 minute discussion of everything from baby’s first foods to toddler meals. Jen is the mom behind @whatmykideats on Instagram where she documents the trials and tribulations of toddler feeding and shares recipes, tips, and favorite products.
Whether you’re a first time parent looking to learn about your baby’s transition to solid foods or a seasoned parent hoping to get some new ideas for healthy toddler snacks and meals, come join in the discussion! Walk away with tips and tricks, recipes, and helpful information to make feeding your little one a little less challenging and a lot more fun.
HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education
Learn about the benefits and usefulness of HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education and how HypnoBirthing can provide an easier, safer and more comfortable birthing experience.
Kieran Doucette is a DONA trained birth doula and certified hypnobirthing practitioner. Along with group classes Kieran also offer private training sessions and doula services to support your birth. Kieran believes that a mother achieving a positive birth experience - no matter what path unfolds - is the most important part. Kieran lives in Canterbury NH with her Husband Derek and 10 month old Louie where they are currently raising baby chicks for eggs and planting a small christmas tree farm.