The Bump to Baby Show
The Bump to Baby Show is coming to Toronto’s east end! Join me on Sat Oct 21 at the Riverdale Hub from 10:00-11:00am for Prenatal Yoga. This is a different kind of baby show – with presenters and a marketplace that offer you holistic, natural, earth- and family-friendly options for you and your little one.
Sat Oct 21 from 9:30am-3:30pm
at The Riverdale Hub (Gerrard St E and Greenwood)
$5.00 advance, $10.00 at the door
4 Trimesters Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Conference
Beyond childbirth education classes. A full-day conference to support and educate budding parents, wherever you may be in your journey – from conception, to pregnancy and birth, to caring for your baby. Whether you’re trying to conceive or just thinking about it, expecting or your baby has arrived, be truly prepared and empowered by creating connections with Toronto’s top birth professionals – including doulas, infant sleep educators, naturopaths, nutritionists, therapists, yoga teachers, osteopaths – and other families.
The nine plus months of pregnancy are traditionally broken into three trimesters of three months, each with their own unique characteristics and concerns. Modern families and caregivers are also acknowledging a fourth trimester in the early months of a baby’s life, when they are still intensely vulnerable and require closeness and connection that mimics life in the womb.
The 4 Trimesters conference features an inclusive, holistic approach to pregnancy, birth and childcare, with four separate streams addressing these four trimesters. Presenters include a variety of practitioners and specialities sharing a common goal.
I’m thrilled to be presenting alongside so many professionals that I admire and respect, many of whom are colleagues that I trust enough to refer my clients to, but also use for myself and my family.
I’ll be discussing Expectations, Frustrations & Success: staying sane and happy as a parent. We all long to be parenting rock stars, sailing confidently through challenges while seeing our children thrive. But in reality we’re plagued by a dialogue of guilt, doubt and failure – “I blew it!”, “I’m going to scar my child”, and the classic “I’m just not doing enough” – while battling with our kids. Using the tools of mindfulness, explore a shift in perception that can turn the negative narrative into your parenting success story – for your kids, for yourself. Discover more patience, acceptance, compassion and joy on the path of parenting.
Your conference ticket includes:
- Four hour-long workshops delivered by local perinatal professionals geared specifically to where you are in your reproductive journey
- A keynote speech from internationally-recognized parenting expert Teresa Pitman
- Plenty of opportunity to connect with other local parents who are in the same place on their perinatal path as you
- A healthful plant-based lunch from local & organic caterers Earth + City
- A 4 Trimesters cotton swag bag which includes awesome samples from health-supporting companies like Green Beaver, Manitoba Harvest and Matter Company
- Access to some awesome local vendors including SleepBelt, Starbright Clothing and Green Beaver
- The opportunity to win door prizes from Canadian businesses such as Parentbooks and Attitude
Sat Oct 28, 2017 from 9:30am-5:00pm
at CSI Annex – 720 Bathurst St (at Bloor)
Registration now open – early bird price $84.00, after Sept 28 $104.00.
The Doula Difference
Wed Nov 15 from 6:30-7:30pm
at Proactive Pelvic Health Centre – 235 Danforth Ave, Suite 405 (Broadview & Danforth)
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot.
Deepening Your Meditation Practice: Breath of Compassion Meditation Workshop
In the meditation practice known as Tong Len, or giving and taking, we actively use our breath to take away suffering and create more happiness and healing in our world. Through this process, we generate causes for our own wellbeing and deepen our capacity for compassion. A powerful and useful practice that can be done both on and off the meditation cushion, as we encounter both our own and others’ pain. No experience required – “beginner’s mind” welcomed!
Sat Nov 18 from 7:00-9:00pm
at The Yoga Sanctuary Danforth – 95 Danforth Ave (at Broadview)
$30+hst – pre-register here.