Workshops & Events: Fall/Winter 2018
New Moon Women's Support Circle with Danielle Waldman
November 18, 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm
The new moon and full moon are a time where we can use the moon’s energy to reflect and go deeper within ourselves. Circles give us the chance to do this while being in community with other women. Circles are sacred and it is powerful when women gather collectively. It is meant to be an intentional time to reflect on what is coming up for us during this current moon cycle. During moon circles, we will discuss our theme, meditate so that we can keep our heart and mind in attunement, discuss practices that align with the theme and set intentions for this moon cycle. Join us for this New Moon Circle as we give ourselves the space to dream and plant intentions that we desire to manifest, all while tapping into the energy of this moon.
These circles are open to all who identify as women. Sliding scale $15-$30.
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Fridays: 4:00pm-5:15pm on Nov. 30, Dec. 7 & Dec. 14 (3-week series)
In this 3-part series, parents and caregivers learn infant massage techniques than can help babies with sleep regulation, self-soothing, colic, fussiness, digestion issues, meeting developmental milestones and more! Infant massage helps parents, too, by learning to read baby's cues, forming closer bonds, and supporting the psychological and emotional transitions associated with early parenthood.
This series covers basic massage strokes and treatment protocols, infant anatomy and physiology, common pediatric conditions and developmental challenges, and how massage can help. Parents and caregivers learn how positive and therapeutic touch enhances parent skills for babyhood, through toddlerhood, childhood, adolescence and beyond. Ayurvedic massage oil, instructional pamphlet, instructional videos and complimentary follow-up sessions included in registration fee. Cost: $125 per couple for the entire three-session series.
About the instructor: Elizabeth Shrader is a nationally-certified licensed massage therapist and certified infant massage instructor with a Masters in Public Health in maternal child health and development. She has taught infant massage to hundreds of new parents in her private practice, at The Well, and at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington, as well as in Spanish-language venues in Mexico, Central America and Peru. She draws on a wealth of professional and personal experience, having massaged her now-adult children throughout infancy and her deep knowledge of infant development, parent bonding, and the power of therapeutic touch. Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of infant massage!
Comprehensive Childbirth Classes with DCBirthDoulas
Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:00am-5:00pm
Upcoming sessions: Jan. 19, Feb. 23
One-day express birth class! A convenient childbirth class for solo parents-to-be or couples who want to learn about birth and how to make the experience as positive, comfortable and memorable as possible. DCBirthDoulas bring years of experience and knowledge to provide you with up-to-date, evidence-based childbirth education with lots of hands-on learning.
- The curriculum covers normal physiological birth, common interventions and hospital procedures, comfort measures, labor positions, breathing/relaxation techniques, and pain medication options.
- The instructors create an interactive learning environment including videos of the stages and phases of labor, time to practice and explore comfort measures, massage and breathing techniques, group work, and games.
- You will learn to make informed decisions when the time comes by reviewing the benefits, risks, alternatives and tips for using or avoiding possible interventions.
We encourage you to consider all your options! This workshop is a judgment-free learning environment for all pregnant people, their partners, family members and friends. You will not feel out of place whether you are considering using pain medication or are planning to birth without pain medication.
For more information, visit the dcbirthdoulas website.
Comfort Measures in Labor with DCBirthDoulas
Sunday, December 9, 2018 9:00am-12:00pm
Upcoming sessions: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10
A 3-hr practical hands-on workshop focusing on positions and techniques to find comfort and help labor progress. Great as a supplementary class to practice labor skills near the end of pregnancy or as a refresher course for repeat parents. The $99 fee includes pregnant person plus a support person. Classes taught by Katie Baxter of DCBirthDoulas.
For more information, visit the dcbirthdoulas website.
Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) for Athletes: Neck and Shoulders with Tamara Breuer
Sunday, December 9th, 2018, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Self-Myofascal Release (SMR) is a technique that allows an athlete to release their own muscular tension using tools such as lacrosse balls and foam rollers. Along with massage therapy, it is a vital part of athletic recovery in order to release muscular knots and rehydrate the muscle and connective tissue.
In this workshop, you will learn different SMR techniques for the neck and shoulder, led by The Well's very own sports massage therapist, Tamara Breuer.
Cost: $10/person for registered attendees. $15 at the door.
About the Instructor: Tamara graduated from the Potomac Massage Training Institute in 2015 and is licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She also holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland. She also spent six months in Thailand learning Thai massage. Upon the completion of her training, Tamara worked in several different massage environments, from a gym setting to a spa. In addition to massage therapy, Tamara is an avid athlete and currently practices weightlifting, CrossFit, and yoga.
Sundays: 2:00pm–5:00pm (four-week series)
The transition to parenthood can challenge even the strongest relationships. Suddenly your relationship dynamics have changed, and you must navigate these new demands and roles with little sleep and often not enough support.
The Bringing Baby Home (BBH) workshop is an evidence-based parenting education series that prepares parents for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. Designed by the relationship and parenting experts at the Gottman Institute and taught by Kim Hawley of Intuitive Parenting, the BBH class series focuses on both strengthening the parents’ relationship and fostering baby’s development.
This interactive series gives you the information and tools to:
- Understand your baby's development
- Create co-parenting strategies with your partner
- Communicate, connect, and compromise with each other
This series is designed for expecting parents, parents with babies at home, and people planning to have children. Babies in arms are welcome to attend. Cost: $395 per couple for the entire four-session series.
CALL TO PREREGISTER FOR WINTER 2019 SESSION
The Well @ Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - SEE YOU IN THE SPRING!
Every Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm (weather permitting)
Make self-care a regular part of your Saturday morning routine. We pitch our Wellness Tent at the north end of the market and offer donation-based chair massage and table massage. Come meet our talented practitioners, learn about our wellness services, de-stress with amazing bodywork, buy a gift certificate or book an appointment for later in the weekend. See you at the
The Well is an inclusive practice where every body is celebrated and welcomed.