SWITCH FROM THE UNCERTAINTY OF DOING IT ON YOUR OWN, TO THE CERTAINTY OF THE VILLAGE
In order to put yourself in the center of your birth experience you have to find your center. What does that even mean? You may not recognize it yet but you already have everything you need to access your own knowing. In Modern Parent Village classes, you will practice finding your center so you're ready to handle the ups and downs of birthing & parenthood. Being grounded in yourself allows for more intimacy with your partner and your personal experience.
A whole community supports you here.
Friendships happen here.
The knowledge you gain continues to be useful after your baby arrives, and the support goes on as long as you need it.
We know you're on a rollercoaster of emotions in preparation to give birth. We’ve created a revolutionary series of 75-min classes to help you explore this ride. Learn to listen to your instincts and translate them into action. Work out past trauma to lessen its impact on your birth. Get to the heart of what is happening for you through carefully curated activities designed to be meaningful and impactful.
Our classes are unique. You're not getting this in your medical appointments. As critical as your blood pressure is to your medical provider, readying your heart and mind is critical to us. Even with your closest friends, you are often not delving into these topics the way we do here. This is the space where you can work out what's going on inside of you without fear of judgment. We invite you to let your intuition lead the way so you can be authentic & peaceful in your birth, and your parenting.
Classes are included in each individual doula’s package - and are also open to public drop-ins.
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MODERN PARENT VILLAGE™
Collaborative & Innovative
EMOTIONS DURING PREGNANCY, BIRTH, & PARENTHOOD
This class is for you if you are an expecting parent seeking a more holistic, profound discussion about emotions during the childbearing journey. This is a fun night of connecting with yourself, your partner, and other parents in the community.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This class is all about self inquiry in the support of community. We begin with a short meditation to center ourselves. Then, we use a unique writing exercise to examine our self talk and thought patterns that might be getting in the way of our decision making and true selves. This exercise helps us to be radically honest about all we are feeling about birth, parenting, and life. It helps to see where there are blocks, and how we can remove them so that we can live our greatest gifts, and pass these gifts onto our children. Next, we use a group communication activity to focus our new examination skills and open our hearts to more possibilities in life. We seal our work and play with a beautiful gratitude ceremony where you and your partner create a keepsake gift bundle to take home with you. In addition to communication, our class is infused with more therapeutic modalities, such as meditation, singing bowls, flowers, sacred rituals, healing touch, and more.
NAVIGATING YOUR BEST BIRTH
This class is for you if you are an expecting parent starting to navigate how you want your unique birthing journey to look and feel. We give you practical tools and tips to create a supportive, empowered birth, as well as important tools for responsible decision making. This is a fun night of connecting with yourself, your partner, and other parents in the community.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We begin by centering ourselves and creating connection in your partnership. Then, we dive into a full sensory journey that helps you create your birth kit. You and your partner will be guided through labor positions practice and comfort measures for birth. Additionally, we will talk about birthing options and resources that are available to you, as well as how to choose care that is in alignment with your value system. This class is a beautiful balance of experiential learning, plus honing in on real life decision making skills. It is infused with therapeutic modalities, such as essential oils, meditation, massage, and more.
PLANNING YOUR POSTPARTUM RETREAT
This class is for you if you are an expecting parent who would like to learn how to create healing and recovery in your postpartum period. We give you practical, holistic tools and tips to create a supportive, empowered environment, as well as important instruments for responsible decision making. This is a fun night of connecting with yourself, your partner, and other parents in the community.
WHAT TO EXPECT
We begin by centering ourselves and creating connection in your partnership. Then, you and your partner will learn how to create a postpartum retreat where you can repair emotionally, physically, and spiritually after birth. You will gain tools to take care of one another and keep your relationship strong during this dense transition. Additionally, we will talk about postpartum & parenting options and resources that are available to you, as well as how to create a healing postpartum kit. This class is a beautiful balance of experiential learning, plus honing in on real life decision making skills. It is infused with therapeutic modalities, such as art therapy, meditation, communication, and more.
BIRTHGIVERS CEREMONY & PARTNERS GATHERING
This class is for you if you are an expecting parent seeking expanded security, connection, and growth in your birth and parenting journey.
In one class, we revere partners.
In the other class, we revere the birthgivers.
We separate the birthgivers and the partners into two different classrooms so that each person can reflect more intentionally on their individual experience as a parent. This empowers each person to relate to and foster relationships with those who are walking a similar journey, which can be especially challenging for partners because they tend to be more private about their experience. AND, they don't have a bump! This is a fun, sacred night of connecting with yourself, as well as other parents in the community.
BIRTHGIVERS This night is all about self love. We begin with a gentle yoga flow to center ourselves. Then, we move seamlessly into a guided meditation where you get to reflect more deeply on your experience as a mother and a whole person. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to journal about your experience and do some verbal processing and heart connecting with another woman in the group. We will close our evening with a circle ceremony by setting intentions together and using our voices to raise the vibration and focus the energy. This is a juicy night infused with essential oils, balms, singing bowls, flowers, stones, and more. You will even get to take home a special gift!
PARTNERS This night is all about your confidence. You are invited to see yourself as an important, welcomed person into the birthing environment, as well as being the foundation of your family's wellness. We begin with a short guided meditation to center ourselves. We then watch a unique video that will help answer some of partners’ most interesting questions about birth and parenthood. We close the night with two activities that will help partners gain practical tools and feel informed and empowered in their parenting and partnering. Grab a tea or a beer and come as you are to this fun night of connecting with other partners in a more profound way.