The Open Circle Fathering Group

Monthly on the first Sunday, on the third Sunday
1:30 PM
Kaeli S
Response rate: 
Response time:
several hours
Event Type:
Support Group
The Open Circle Fathering Group* aims to create a shared space for fathers-to-be, new fathers, and fathers with younger children. This group is designed as a safe, brave, and comfortable space to talk about joys, hopes, and frustrations, share the numerous obstacles and challenges we experience, and brainstorm/share practical solutions. Becoming a parent forces us to come face-to-face with intense inner experiences — joy, love, and humor, but also perhaps anger, anxiety, jealousy, shame, grief and more. Often, our identities, priorities, independence, and relationships with our partners change at a disorienting speed during pregnancy and after the baby arrives. This group will offer a space to air it all out so that we can ride the waves of fathering with more skill and find renewed energy and meaning in our ever-changing roles and identities.

Facilitated by Sheldon Malcolm and Avi David.

*Open to anyone identifying as a father or father-figure

NOTE: babies/children (up to age 3) are welcome to attend under their parent's care and supervision.

First and Third Sundays of the month at 1:30-2:30 PM.
Suggested donation $5-10. Drop-ins welcome.
Prenatal, Postpartum, or both?:
Are children allowed?:
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 ... moretransitions. 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!
Provider Type:
Support Group, Fitness Instructor, Yoga Studio, Yoga Instructor, Doula, Lactation Consultant, Massage Therapist, Accupuncturist
Monthly on the first Sunday1:30 PM1 hour
Monthly on the third Sunday1:30 PM1 hour
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Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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