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Everyday Rockford Weekly Preview: January 8 - January 15

6 Week Prenatal Yoga Series at GRWH

Monday January 8
The dates: January 8, 15, 22, 30 and February 5 & 12. All Monday's except for January 30th, which is a Tuesday Time: 5:45 - 6:45 pm Location: Grand Rapids Women's Health, lower level conference room Price: 6 Week Series $85 or drop in for $20 Sign up: Please visit www.renewmamastudio.com to sign up or call us 616.425.9642 Description: Prenatal Yoga is a must have during pregnancy. This class is designed to to challenge you but also bring peace to your mind during this special time in your life! You will enjoy a prenatal yoga sequence designed for an expecting mom! We will practice a variety of poses that prepare you for labor, poses and movements to improve blood flow and oxygen to both mother and baby and so much more! This class also focuses on the breathe and how the breathe can be used as a powerful tool for labor. All trimesters welcome You will also begin to create a community of other mamas to be!

Free Fun Foundations Class! 15-30 Months

Wednesday January 10
No Cost, free event!! Free Class only happens on this date Next 8-week Class Session begins on January 17th! Come see what it's all about!! The 9:30-10:30 class is for kids approximately 15-30 months (10:45-11:45 class is for kids 6-14 months) Reservations required: http://www.high5communicationresources.com/class-registration-freefunfoundations.html Wondering what this class is all about?? The Fun Foundations Class: the crossroads where sensory play + books + songs + dancing + speech, language, behavior and feeding support meet! Taught by a certified speech-language pathologist. The kiddos have a blast and the mamas, papas, nannies and grandparents get supported! Throughout the class, songs and movement reinforce grammatical patterns and emotion, use of hands-on sensory experiences engage children and support language concepts, sign language acts as a visual aid to symbolize vocabulary, and books introduce early literacy skills. These are all vital factors when teaching children language and early literacy skills. The class also offers your child the opportunity to connect and engage with peers and other adults, and you the opportunity to engage with fellow parents. In addition to offering fun and educational learning opportunities for children that can be duplicated at home, caregivers will also learn research-based strategies for supporting their child’s speech, language, feeding, positive discipline or literacy development. Each 60-minute class offers the following activities based around a fun weekly theme that highlights an important language concept or basic noun/adjective (examples: up/down, in/out, beaches, body parts, lizards, etc.), while we: • sing songs • read a book • move our bodies with a gross motor activity • practice language concepts with manipulatives and toys • sensory exploration with a variety of hands-on • introduce babies to sign language (utilizing American Sign Language) with 1-3 signs per week • children engage with peers • parents chat with other parents • learn strategies to support speech, language, feeding, positive discipline or literacy development

Free Fun Foundations Class! 6-14 Months

Wednesday January 10
No Cost, free event!! Free Class only happens on this date Next 8-week Class Session begins on January 17th! Come see what it's all about!! The 10:45-11:45 class is for kids approximately 6-14 months (9:30-10:30 class is for kids 15-30 months) ***Reservations required: http://www.high5communicationresources.com/class-registration-freefunfoundations.html Wondering what this class is all about?? The Fun Foundations Class: the crossroads where sensory play + books + songs + dancing + speech, language, behavior and feeding support meet! Taught by a certified speech-language pathologist. The kiddos have a blast and the mamas, papas, nannies and grandparents get supported! Throughout the class, songs and movement reinforce grammatical patterns and emotion, use of hands-on sensory experiences engage children and support language concepts, sign language acts as a visual aid to symbolize vocabulary, and books introduce early literacy skills. These are all vital factors when teaching children language and early literacy skills. The class also offers your child the opportunity to connect and engage with peers and other adults, and you the opportunity to engage with fellow parents. In addition to offering fun and educational learning opportunities for children that can be duplicated at home, caregivers will also learn research-based strategies for supporting their child’s speech, language, feeding, positive discipline or literacy development. Each 60-minute class offers the following activities based around a fun weekly theme that highlights an important language concept or basic noun/adjective (examples: up/down, in/out, beaches, body parts, lizards, etc.), while we: • sing songs • read a book • move our bodies with a gross motor activity • practice language concepts with manipulatives and toys • sensory exploration with a variety of hands-on • introduce babies to sign language (utilizing American Sign Language) with 1-3 signs per week • children engage with peers • parents chat with other parents • learn strategies to support speech, language, feeding, positive discipline or literacy development

Story Time Yoga Donation Based

Wednesday January 10
Join us for story time yoga every wednesday at 12:00pm. Enjoy a story, yoga and community! Suggested donation $12

Free Fun Foundations Class!

Wednesday January 10
No cost, free event!! Come check out this wonderful workshop held on January 10th! - 9:30-10:30 for kids 15-30 months - 10:45-11:45 for kids 6-14 months The next 8-week Fun Foundations Class Session begins on January 17th - come see what it's all about!! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: http://www.high5communicationresources.com/class-registration-freefunfoundations.html Wondering what this class is all about?? The Fun Foundations Class: the crossroads where sensory play + books + songs + dancing + speech, language, behavior and feeding support meet! Taught by a certified speech-language pathologist. The kiddos have a blast and the mamas, papas, nannies and grandparents get supported! Throughout the class, songs and movement reinforce grammatical patterns and emotion, use of hands-on sensory experiences engage children and support language concepts, sign language acts as a visual aid to symbolize vocabulary, and books introduce early literacy skills. These are all vital factors when teaching children language and early literacy skills. The class also offers your child the opportunity to connect and engage with peers and other adults, and you the opportunity to engage with fellow parents. In addition to offering fun and educational learning opportunities for children that can be duplicated at home, caregivers will also learn research-based strategies for supporting their child’s speech, language, feeding, positive discipline or literacy development. Each 60-minute class offers the following activities based around a fun weekly theme that highlights an important language concept or basic noun/adjective (examples: up/down, in/out, beaches, body parts, lizards, etc.), while we: • sing songs • read a book • move our bodies with a gross motor activity • practice language concepts with manipulatives and toys • sensory exploration with a variety of hands-on • introduce babies to sign language (utilizing American Sign Language) with 1-3 signs per week • children engage with peers • parents chat with other parents • learn strategies to support speech, language, feeding, positive discipline or literacy development

Benjamin Michael Thorpe live at Riverside Lounge

Thursday January 11

Prep, Practice, and Birth 6 Week Childbirth Series

Thursday January 11
In this 6 week series we will focus on strengthening the connection between you and your birth partner through breath, movement, and mindful communication. This series is meant to help deepen your relationship with yourself and your birth partner while strengthening your partners confidence in their ability to comfort and support you through labor and delivery process. You will learn: – What is a birth partner and the role they play? – Your fears and expectations for birth – How to stay supported and comforted during pregnancy – Comfort measures for labor and delivery – Labor props, tools, and tricks of the trade – Mindfulness and meditations for birth Begins on January 11th and goes for 6 weeks on Thursday evenings! $174 till January 1st $194 after

Kyle Brown SOLO Live at Rockford Brewing Co.

Thursday January 11
Kyle Brown Live Solo tour 2018!

Postpartum Prep Night: Make and Take

Friday January 12
Join Renew Mama Studio and Alissa for a fun pregnant mama night out! Are you getting closer to your guess date mama? Join us as we make a stiz bath and soothing pads for after birth! A stiz bath is a blend of soothing herbs used to help heal the tender area around the perineum or the area of incision following vaginal birth or cesarean. It can be used as a bath soak, in a peri bottle to cleanse, or for making frozen pads to reduce swelling. You will leave with pads soaked in the blend for your freezer and a mix of the herbs for the bath. All pregnant mamas welcome $35

Music with Trilogy

Friday January 12

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Saturday January 13
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class Presented by Best Milk Lactation Consulting and hosted by Renew Mama Studio, this interactive Prenatal Breastfeeding Class is a must for all expecting parents! You will learn: . Benefits of breastfeeding · How to get off to the Best start · Find out why some of your friends aren’t meeting their breastfeeding goals · Learn why it’s important to have a support person on your team · How much nipple pain is normal and ways to heal pain · Latch and positioning · And lots more! $45 early bird pricing till January 1st $55 after *A superbill will be provided for you to submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement*

The Hacky Turtles LIVE at RBC

Saturday January 13
The Hacky Turtles (Funk/Rock/Folk) The Hacky Turtles is a band comprised of young musicians in their early 20’s, hailing from Traverse City, Michigan. Friends since elementary school, the group performs with sizzling hot chemistry, captivating audiences with their fresh renditions of your favorite songs and soulful creations of their own. The unique brand of Funk/Rock with strong folk roots has been heard in Traverse City, Chicago, East Lansing, and Grand Rapids.The Hacky Turtles can perform acoustically for coffee houses, patios, and small gatherings, but also love to get the fun going with some grooving funkness, seducing your dancing feet, for events, bars, and parties.

Non-Hormonal Birth Control Workshop

Sunday January 14
How many of you have thought about birth control? Do you think about all the types or just focus on the most talked about? Did you know that 48% of the pregnancies in the US are unplanned? 1 in 4 college females get an STI during their first year at school. Women made up 19% of of the 39,513 new HIV diagnoses in the USA in 2015 (86% in heterosexually relationships). Sex is part of everyone's life; we should be able to talk about it without feeling weird about "oversharing". We should be talking with our partners about how different birth control affects us and which ones we would prefer using to mitigate the risk of pregnancy. Do you want a medical procedure? Do you want a hormonal form? Do you need a non-hormonal option? These are all things to talk through and get to a good agreement on. BUT it is your body and you are ultimately the one who has to deal with the pregnancy/STI's/hormonal birth control, so if you aren't happy with the choices then don't have sex! Do you know when in your cycle you can get pregnant? Do you know how your cycle starts and finishes? Do you know how breastfeeding affects your cycle? Do you know how birth control affects your milk supply or even your mood? Do you know what birth control does to your system? What are other medications you should avoid while on hormonal birth control? How do you detect STIs? What do you do if you suspect STIs? Join Sara Badger Midwife for this class. She will answer all your questions and then some! Class January 14th 4:30 to 7:00 pm at Renew Mama studio Please register in advance to confirm your spot using ticket box above or call Renew Mama 616.425.9642 $75 per person $100 per couple Childcare is available upon request for $5 per hour


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