Saturday, February 2nd
10:00am – 3:00pm
In Black Mountain, NC
Cost including lunch:
$65 for one person, $100 per couple or pair
TO REGISTER: Email Michelle or use the Paypal button below
During the morning of this retreat, we will focus on belly dance as a technique to ease all phases of the birth journey (conception, pregnancy, labor and recovery). Belly dance was originally created by women to help prepare them for pregnancy and birth. We will cover the fundamental movements, which moves to use when, how to dance through labor (including contractions), birthing positions, papa’s role in labor and why this technique is so effective. Mothers are encouraged to bring papas or someone on their birth team who can dance with them during labor.
A nutritious, gluten-free lunch will be served.
In the afternoon, we will prepare for birth and parenthood as a sacred rite of passage. We will address the specific issues and fears arising for the participants (which commonly include fears of the birth itself, fears of parenthood, choosing a birth team, dealing with the extended families, the importance of organizing post-natal support, breastfeeding, body image, co-sleeping, maintaining the relationship between the parents and maintaining internal balance within the parents.) This exploration will include discussion as well as a guided, moving meditation.
(Payments are refundable / transferrable up until 10 days before the class ~ unless there are extenuating circumstances. Transferred credit must be used within 3 months.)