Couples Yoga for Labor Workshop

For: Expectant Couples
Cost: $80 per couple for the group class
When: Date TBD
Where: TBD

We do not currently have a date scheduled for our next Couples Yoga for Labor workshop. Contact us to be placed on the waiting list or to be notified of the next workshop date once it’s set.

Or schedule a private workshop with Anna in your home today! The cost of the private workshop is $240 for the personalized 3-hour class.

“Birth is one of the most profound teaching experiences life offers. It touches us in the depths of our souls, the most private recesses of who we are. It requires that we respond with more creative energy, more conviction, more trust, than almost anything else we do. Birth requires an intensity that is rarely demanded by other experiences…And through it, we can learn more about ourselves, our strengths, our weaknesses, our relationship patterns, and our needs than through almost any other experience we will face in our life.”

~Nancy Wainer Cohen (Via: Peaceful Birth Project)

Join Anna Starikov, a mother of two and a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with specialized training in childbirth education, for this unique class which will introduce new ways for you and your partner to support one another during labor and delivery.

  • Learn breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Explore yoga poses and labor positions to ease pain and help labor progress
  • Practice partner poses to promote closeness during labor
  • Examine the stages of labor and the hormones of labor
  • Understand baby’s positioning and how it impacts delivery – learn how to use yoga poses to encourage optimal position
  • Gain more insight about the birthing process
  • Learn techniques to ease back labor
  • Discover ways for you and your partners to stay connected during labor and delivery
  • Much more!

The class will be tailored to your needs and will introduce new techniques which may not be covered in a traditional birthing class. Whether this will be the only birth preparation class you take, a refresher class if this is not your first delivery, or a compliment to another childbirth education class, you will learn the information and tools you will need to help you stay aware and connected with each other and your baby so you can birth with confidence and peace. Here’s what a student posted on Facebook after attending the February, 2013 workshop:

“Last night, my husband and I took a Couples Yoga for Labor class taught by my prenatal yoga teacher Anna Starikov of Blossoming Yogis. What a WONDERFUL gift! I wish all couples expecting a new baby could take this amazing class. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Anna! I absolutely loved it!”
Prior Yoga experience is not necessary. Please bring yoga mats, water and dress comfortably for movement. Reserve your spot now for the next workshop!

Anna also offers private workshops in your home or location of choice. Contact her for more information.