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Parent Education
Supportive & Inclusive
Community for Families

Pod

The Pod at The Village

The Pod is a 4-week support group for breastfeeding mothers who are seeking a safe, intimate space in which to connect and share experiences of early parenthood. The first days, weeks, and months with a new baby are filled with many highs and lows. The 4-week format will focus on this delicate transition to parenthood and will include the following topics:

Week 1: Introductions and birth/breastfeeding stories
Week 2: Processing the emotions of parenthood

(the baby blues, highs and lows including expectations and disappointments)
Week 3: Taking Care - Balancing self-care and baby care
Week 4: Managing relationships and role transitions with partner and family

The Pod is facilitated by Sarah Hastings, MSW, IBCLC 
Open to new mothers who have a baby between 0-6 months. 
A new 4-week Pod will begin on the first Tuesday of each month.

There will be no POD July + August - next POD starts September 2024

Newborn Baby

Explore Parent Education Classes at The Village:

Meet Up is a safe place for mothers to get feeding support (pumping/breastfeeding/chestfeeding/supplementing), as well as develop friendship & community. Meet Up is an open discussion of feeding, parenting, sleep and any other new parent topics. Your 1st group is always free. Use code: FIRST-FREE when registering.

We know the process of returning to work as a breastfeeding parent can be overwhelming. Let us help you to create a plan for your return to work based upon your work environment and schedule. Class will also include tips for bottle-feeding, work/life balance, supporting milk supply and any other questions participants may have.

Feel like your baby doesn’t like “tummy time”? Looking for a way to connect with your baby & foster movement and development? Concerned about head turning preference or “flat spots”? Join Angela Selkregg licensed Occupational Therapist for the TummyTime! Method. Caregivers will learn about & practice: tummy time, relaxation techniques, massage, calming techniques & various activities for engagement & connection. The class is open to babies 3weeks-precrawling. Class size limited.

In this class, you will learn and practice head to toe infant massage strokes to help soothe your baby's tummy troubles, relieve muscle tension, and improve sleep patterns. Massage also decreases stress levels in you and your baby and supports your early bonding experience through positive touch. This class is led by Hannah DeSantis, licensed occupational therapist and Certified Educator of Infant Massage. This class is recommended for babies 4 weeks-4 months old.

When should I start solids? What foods should I offer? What do I need to know about food allergies? What are the best utensils, highchairs and cups? How do I figure out a mealtime schedule? Join us for answers to all these questions and more! Tovah Feehan is a Speech-Language Pathologist, Feeding Therapist and Owner of Pediatric Feeding Partners in Haddon Heights, NJ. She is passionate about empowering parents with the knowledge and tools to promote a joyful family mealtime.

This class will focus on teaching CPR techniques for Infants and Children (we will touch briefly upon CPR for Adults). We will also be going over choking/breathing emergencies, as well as addressing drowning emergencies and basic first aid. This class is designed for expecting parents, parents, caregivers and grandparents. THIS IS NOT A CERTIFICATION CLASS. Additional participant can be added at discounted rate of $30/person *Non-mobile infants are welcome to attend with their caregivers.

All group classes are currently located at our Collingswood location. 

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Downward Dog Pose

Yoga + Wellness at The Village 

Our classes are specifically designed for prenatal and postpartum women. We take a holistic approach to pregnancy and motherhood and offer a wide variety of classes from yoga, strength and stability, functional/corrective exercise, massage, bodywork, and meditation. We believe in offering space to connect with mind, body, baby, and heart. This is a time to listen to your individual body wisdom. We’re here to support the changing needs (physically, emotionally, and mentally) and are along for the journey from conception, childbirth, parenting, and beyond.

 

We offer group ‘circle time’ at the beginning of each class. This is a great way to connect with others that are on the journey into motherhood. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, ask postpartum-related questions and/or address anything for the instructor.

Weekly Yoga Class Packages available!

5 Class Package: $95

10 Class Package: $175

Explore Yoga & Wellness Offerings at The Village:

Our weekly Baby & Me Yoga class focuses on gentle yoga for mind-body wellness along w/ baby bonding time. We'll practice poses w/ babies on the mat, in our arms, or option for baby wearing. It's a great way to connect w/ your little one and others on the parenthood journey! Class is for caregivers w/ babies (up to pre-crawling.) No yoga experience necessary. We suggest bringing a baby blanket + yoga mat. Pre-reg required. Sign up for a single class or purchase s discounted weekly class package!

Our weekly Postnatal Yoga class provides a supportive group practice for moms to help heal, recover, + strengthen after childbirth. Each class will focus on releasing tension, building awareness + increasing stability for the core, pelvic floor, + postural muscles. Class is designed for moms w/ the option to bring pre-crawling baby. BYO yoga mat (and baby blanket if your little one is joining you.) Sign up for a single class or purchase a weekly class package!

Retrain your core + pelvic floor to improve function, ease tension and build overall postural support. In this workshop, we'll discuss how the core + pelvic floor work together and learn simple yet effective exercises for everyday movement & fitness prep for postpartum care. This workshop is designed for postpartum at any stage. Non-mobile babies are welcome to attend with parent. Instructor: Carrie Randazzo, LMT, R-EYT, R-PYT, CES: Pelvic Floor & Diastais Recti Corrective Exercise Specialist

All group classes are currently located at our Collingswood location. 

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Postpartum Massage at The Village 

Our postpartum massage and bodywork sessions focus on the new mom’s well-being. Sessions incorporate a range of techniques to help ease the nervous system, alleviate muscle soreness, stabilize weight-bearing joints, restore postural balance and overall relaxation. This can also be a time to assist with scar tissue release from a c section and gentle abdominal massage for core function.

1:1 Postpartum Personal Training

Here at The Village, Carrie offers personalized instruction for moms that are seeking guidance with retraining the core, pelvic function, and postural alignment. As a corrective exercise specialist,  yoga instructor, and postural trainer, Carrie blends her modalities and tailors each session to one's specific needs during the postpartum period.  Options include:

  • Corrective Exercise for Core & Pelvic Floor

  • Postural Training & Functional Movement

  • Pain Management

Pricing Options:

  • Single session: $105

  • 3 Session Package: $300

  • 5 Session Package: $475

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Online Booking for Parent Education

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