Connect with your body and your baby through Movement.
Dancing for birth
Each class starts with relaxation and inspiration. We begin the movement segment of class with a short inversion to balance uterine ligaments and some warm up stretches. Then we learn the week's dances and spend some time in interpretive dance. Each week we perform the Baby Welcoming Dance together. We then practice some comforting stretches as a cool down. Each class has a short instruction time in which we focus on information about the role of dancing in birth. We close with abdominal and pelvic floor exercises, a centering yoga pose, and strong birth affirmations.
You will learn:
Beginning belly dance and the role of instincts in birth
African dance and the Larson Technique for positioning babies
More belly dance and the importance of sensation and freedom of movement
Latin dance and physiological and psychological reasons to dance in labor
Caribbean dance and the top 5 moves for labor
Partner dance (bring your birth partner and/or doula) and dance moves for specific results.
Group & Private Sessions Available
Jade Park is your Certified DFB Instructor
nutrition & fitness coaching
Jaclyn Smith is your Professional Nutrition & Fitness Coach
intentional movement experience
Amber offers group classes and private sessions, each experience is unique to its environment.
All classes begin with listening and a time of free writing about the class theme. After writing we transition into four guided meditations, one seated, one lying down, and two standing. These meditations incorporate movement directly influenced by imagery to clear the mind, connect to breath, heart beat, and personal rhythm. Once inner calm has been established we explore arising feeling through the use of voice, brief movement phrases and finally free movement.
Group classes include interaction amongst participants that involves discussion, affirmation, and limited contact.
Private sessions are made to fit the needs of the individual with meditations and movement created specifically for that session.
Intentional Movement for expectant mamas will focus on addressing and calming current and past stresses, and establishing an intuitive connection to mama and baby.
Amber Deen is your IME Facilitator