December 2017 Events

Community Acupuncture

December 1, 15, 22, 29 @ 2:30 PM

Nature’s Whisper invites you to relax, unwind and recover from your week during our community acupuncture day, every Friday from 2:30 – 5:30 pm. Acupuncture is a gentle, holistic approach to enhance self-healing. It is extremely effective in treating the complications of pregnancy and postpartum, including nausea, acid reflux, pain, lactation concerns, fatigue or even baby blues. 

Maggie Flood is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in postpartum care and pelvic pain management, in addition to being a postpartum doula. As a practitioner she promotes and emphasizes the importance of self-care in all phases of motherhood, from prenatal to postpartum, and believes that a mother’s journey for her and her baby is strengthened by her level of sustained wellness. By offering acupuncture in a shared healing space, Nature’s Whisper is able to extend the benefits of acupuncture to a busy community at an affordable rate.

This weekly event is, open to everyone, and walk-in (no appointment necessary!) Payment will be taken at the door. Wear comfortable clothing (yoga clothes are great). Bring a yoga mat and any other additional items that will make you comfortable in your own personal healing space. 30 minutes acupuncture time guaranteed.

Cost: 30$

Doulas Birth Story Circle

December 1 @ 7:30 PM

Dear Doulas, you are lovingly invited to a monthly Doula Birth Story Circle generously hosted by the centrally located Nature’s Whisper Yoga Studio.

We will hold and honor our Birth Stories (either as a doula, or our own births) for each other within a sacred container of deep listening and solution-focused questioning. Our aim is to validate each others’ experiences, and support each other in reframing those experiences from a place of wholeness. New and more experienced doulas interested in soulful sisterhood connection (and babes in arms) are welcome. 

Studio supplies (e.g. toilet paper) or small monetary donations are helpful. ALL studio donations need to be eco-friendly/recycled, non toxic and non perfumed. Thank you in advance!

Cost: FREE

Creative Families- Nature Art

December 5 & 12 @ 11:00 AM

Join Joan Green of Green Art Labs in this sensory and process-based art class that will bring out the shared joy of creating with your child as you explore nature-art stations in the garden. 

Possibilities include painting, sewing, sand play, clay, paper art, reusable materials, music/movement, natural elements and more. This class is hands-on and fun for both child and parent.

** Class is designed for Parent & Children ages 2-5

** Classes will be held in the Nature’s Whisper Gardens located at 1816 Howard St San Diego.
Cost:
$75/family for 5 week session
   $20/family for drop-in

Couples Yoga for Birthing

December 9  @ 2:00 PM

A 2 hour experience of connecting and communicating verbally and non-verbally through shared breathing, stretching and relaxing in preparation for birth.  Allowing your birth partner an opportunity to learn how to support and empower you while offering you the space to practice using your voice for your desires and needs during your right of passage of becoming a mother.
Jolie is the founder of Nature’s Whisper School of Yoga, Nature’s Whisper Natural Herb products and Hot Mama Yoga. She believes that world peace begins in the womb and is an advocate for natural birth, attachment parenting and co-sleeping as a tool for empowering our youth. Jolie is also a DOULA (labor and birth support) that believes in natural birth and is currently accepting expecting moms who would like to experience the “natural” right of passage.
Cost:
Pre-registration – $75 per couple
Walk-in day of – $80 per couple

Grounding Grief: Using Yoga to Support Children in the Grieving Process 

December 10 @ 10:00 AM

This workshop is intended for anyone caring for children: yoga teachers, professional clinicians, educators and caregivers alike. An interactive workshop offers an opportunity for attendees to get in touch with their own, personal grief in order to prepare to receive instruction on a sequence to support children’s coping. 

The first part of this session will take place in the beautiful gardens outside the studio where participants will be invited to access their own understanding and awareness of loss. The environment will shift into the studio space for students to be provided with foundational knowledge regarding grief and methods on how to include alternative modalities such as yoga and mindfulness when supporting children. 

This workshop includes teachings from trauma-informed yoga practice, breath work, mindfulness techniques and awareness of children’s growth and developmental needs. 

Please bring a yoga mat, journal and water. A break will be provided for lunch.

Cost: $95 per person

Perinatal Loss Support Group

December 20 @ 4:30 PM

Perinatal Loss Support Group is a community for those who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death and for those who experience pregnancy after loss.
In this group you will meet other bereaved parents, find hope and learn ways to heal your heart and womb through mindfulness and self care.
Cost: FREE

Meet the Doulas

December 29 @ 7:30 PM

Wondering what the big deal is about doulas? Wondering if you should get a doula? Come to our free, monthly doula event.
Meet a bunch of fabulous doulas and get to hear the birth story of some new parents who used a doula at their birth! Ask questions, hear testimony, and enjoy the company of a room full of people who care that you have the best birth experience possible.
Cost: FREE


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