Open Circle: Wellness and Education for Growing Families - Kaeli

Kaeli S
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50%
Response time:
several hours
Provider Type:
Support Group
Yoga Studio
Yoga Instructor
Doula
Lactation Consultant/Educator
Massage Therapist
Childbirth/Parenting Educator
Type:
Company
Description
Open Circle is a holistic wellness center for you during your pregnancy, birth and child’s early years (0-4). Every parent deserves support and community during these major life transitions. At Open Circle we trust that you want what is best for your family. We believe that access to education, different types of care and advocacy will help you make the best choices to support your unique family.

We offer birth and parenting education, pregnancy and parent + baby yoga and dance, lactation support, massage therapy, acupuncture, doula services, photography and advocacy for expecting and new families.

We welcome families from all backgrounds, cultures, traditions and sexual + gender orientations. Our wellness services and class costs are based on your family’s income. This allows you to participate even when insurance won’t cover the fees. We respect each family’s background and financial situation, and know that every family enriches the Open Circle community in a different way. Learn more about our mission, our focus on community building and inclusion on our website. We look forward to supporting your family!
 
Offer consultation services:
Yes
Where consults are offered:
Online, In Person
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Classes
We invite you to attend one of our virtual Tea with the Team events scheduled the first Saturday of every month* from 9-10 am. This is a free opportunity to "meet" us all, ask questions ... moreabout doula support, and explore if we are a good fit for your family.

*Due to the holiday in July, Tea with the Team will be held on Saturday, July 11th.

30, 60, and 90-minute Private Doula Consultations are also available by appointment.
Event Type:
Support Group, Nutrition / Wellness
Where class is offered:
Online
The first three months after the birth of a baby (often referred to as the 4th trimester) are often the most stressful and tender weeks in the life of a family. Learning to feed and ... moresoothe your newborn, recover from pregnancy and birth, and deal with the intensity of shifting relationships and identity can be a huge challenge. Open Circle offers a safe and nurturing space for finding your footing in the new life that welcoming a baby brings. With an emphasis on mindful self-compassion, resource building and practical solutions to support your new life as a parent.

Lisa Gendron guides this peer-to-peer support group with enormous respect for the difficulties facing new parents. She seeks to help parents in developing self-care practices and coping techniques to adjust to the challenges of the 4th trimester.

Offered online weekly on Wednesdays, from 10 am to 12 pm.
Best suited for parents with babies ages 3-14 weeks.

$20 ($5-$15 IBP)
Event Type:
Support Group
Where class is offered:
Online
For parents with babies crawling to 2 years old. Classes focus on self-care and strengthening exercises to help you keep up with your now mobile baby. Yoga postures and breath work ... morefocus on healthy movement patterns and releasing tension in parents, while involving the babies with song and rhyme. Focus continues to be on supporting parent health, while creating opportunities to play and bond with baby.
Event Type:
Fitness / Yoga Class
Where class is offered:
Online
Classes engage toddlers- (and their parents) through story and song-based yoga. As children explore their full range of activity and feelings–from wild things to cuddlers, from ... morelove bunnies to fierce tigers, they experience sensory system balancing movement and rest. –and in turn, parents will discover how to create safe responses to the often unnerving energy level of these little forces of nature, without being overcome by anger, fear, or overwhelm!

We are working on 3 pre-recorded videos for this age group; please email us to be put on the notification list.
Event Type:
Fitness / Yoga Class
Where class is offered:
Online
For parents with babies 4 weeks to crawling. Classes provide moms, dads or caregivers a relaxed space to connect with other parents as they explore the physical and emotional joys ... moreand headaches of caring for an infant. Yoga postures and breathwork focus on supporting postpartum healing and easing physical and emotional stress caused by round-the-clock infant care, as well as understanding the needs of a new or young baby. While classes focus on the mother or partner, infant massage and movement exercises are included to support infant health and parent-infant bonding.
Event Type:
Fitness / Yoga Class
Where class is offered:
Online
Over the course of five weeks, parents or caregivers are taught a full massage sequence to support the health of their baby** and to cultivate connection between parent and baby. Parents/caregivers ... morewill massage their own baby while the instructor demonstrates on a doll. There are many benefits of infant massage for the parents as well as the infants, including a measurable lowering of stress hormones! Topics such as the benefits of infant massage, learning your baby’s cues, and understanding infant behavioral states are explored through group discussions. Special sequences and techniques to support babies with colic or digestive issues and babies with special needs or sensitivities are also covered.

**Babies 4 weeks to 1 year old. For older babies, private sessions are available.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
Most women are given strong messages about the importance of breastfeeding for her baby’s health. Some expect it to be a natural and easy process that just happens. Others have ... moreheard all kinds of horror stories about the difficulties that can occur. Others feel pressured to try, but uncomfortable and uneasy about the idea of it. Not many of us are told that it is a joint effort between us, our body and our baby, and that like any new skill, it can take time and effort to learn and succeed at.

Join us as we explore the wide range of experiences different mothers can have and how and where to reach out for additional help when it’s needed. Class will provide information on: skin-to-skin after birth, the breast-crawl, establishing breastfeeding, understanding the hormones of bonding, milk production and milk release, nursing positions, and breast health. Resources for support with pumping, latch issues, formula feeding and going back to work with be provided.
Event Type:
Birthing / Parenting Class
Where class is offered:
Online
Being in community is vital to our health, and only more so during the childbearing years and during times of great stress. The first half-hour of each class is a time to say hello, ... moreshare questions and resources, and to laugh and cry at the glories and hardships in life. During this time, teachers will facilitate discussions on a variety of pregnancy, birth and parenting topics. While we make it available to join classes after the first 30 min is over, we highly recommend you join us here, in community.

Next, begin a yoga practice of gentle strengthening exercises, stretching, breath and meditation for a time to connect to your changing body and baby and prepare for the powerful experience of childbirth and mothering. Special emphasis is placed on building pelvic floor and core strength to support the body, and on calming meditations.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, stay for an extra 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra, a form of yogic meditation that offers a restful and restorative experience for body, mind. and heart. (Read more below).

Open to all levels; modifications for individual fitness level and trimester are provided and no experience is necessary. Taught by highly trained and experienced practitioners.
Event Type:
Fitness / Yoga Class
Where class is offered:
Online
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