Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Brave Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

Surprisingly, about three quarters of postpartum families have breastfeeding/chestfeeding challenges. This three hour course will discuss the basics of breastfeeding/chestfeeding, nursing positions, the early days of breastfeeding/chestfeeding, breast/chest pumps, pumping for your baby, and more. The breastfeeding/chestfeeding relationship between a family and their child is an experience to be treasured. Join us and bring your questions, concerns, and curiosities around breastfeeding/chestfeeding and we will explore how to navigate the sometimes tricky postpartum world of feeding your baby.

Please bring a baby-sized doll/stuffed animal to class, thank you!

$95 for community families OR $85 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $5 off if registered by 12/8

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Flow & Restore
Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Flow & Restore

This class is open to anyone in or outside the Brave Birth community. This includes, but is not limited to, pregnant folks, non-pregnant parents-to-be, the *postpartum student, students who are new to yoga, and the seasoned practitioner.  
*This class is recommended for postpartum students who have first taken postpartum movement.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Dec
18
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Prenatal Yoga
Dec
18
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy Support Circle

Pregnancy Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other pregnant families +
+ Spend time with your Doula & back-up Doula +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Brave Labor Positions

Labor and birth require a lot of physical and mental preparation. As you get ready for your upcoming birth, you will want to have a variety of comfort measures and coping techniques in your labor toolbox so that you and your support team can be as prepared as possible. Learning helpful labor positions and strategies to promote labor progress will allow your body to work with your baby toward a safe and healthy birth.

Prepare yourself and receive guidance on how to prepare your team to support you!

 $45 for Brave Birth clients
 $55 for community members

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

Brave Babe Care

Whether this is your first baby or your fifth, we invite you to brush up on the basics of caring for your new babe(s)! We'll chat about everything from bonding to swaddling, diapering to safe sleep. Gain confidence in your new role, spend time with other parents, and gather with your Brave Birth Doulas! 

$85 for community families OR $75 for Brave Birth Families

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $5 off if registered by 12/15

Click here to register!

Questions? Email kelly@bravebirth.com

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Postpartum Movement
Dec
30
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Jan
6
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Prenatal Yoga
Jan
8
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Postpartum Movement
Jan
13
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
Jan
15
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy Support Circle

Pregnancy Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other pregnant families +
+ Spend time with your Doula & back-up Doula +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Postpartum Self-Care Workshop: Nourishing Your Body in the Fourth Trimester

Join Doula & Yoga Therapist Megan Peterson and Dr. Kelsey Stang for a nourishing lunch, guided meditation, community, conversation, tips and tools for self care in the postpartum time. If you have questions or would like to join email, megan@bravebirth.com.

$40

12:00pm - 2:00pm

We look forward to sharing this nourishing afternoon with you!

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Postpartum Movement
Jan
20
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Jan
27
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
Jan
29
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Feb
3
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

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Prenatal Yoga
Feb
5
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy Support Circle

Pregnancy Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other pregnant families +
+ Spend time with your Doula & back-up Doula +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

View Event →
Postpartum Movement
Feb
10
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
Feb
12
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
Postpartum Movement
Feb
17
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
Feb
18
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

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Prenatal Yoga
Feb
19
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy Support Circle

Pregnancy Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other pregnant families +
+ Spend time with your Doula & back-up Doula +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Postpartum Movement
Feb
24
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Feb
26
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Mar
3
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Mar
5
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Mar
10
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Mar
12
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Mar
16
8:00 AM08:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Postpartum Movement
Mar
17
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Mar
24
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Mar
31
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Apr
7
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Apr
14
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Postpartum Movement
Apr
21
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Apr
28
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
Apr
30
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
Postpartum Movement
May
5
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
May
7
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Postpartum Movement
May
12
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
May
13
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

View Event →
Postpartum Movement
May
19
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
May
21
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
Postpartum Movement
May
26
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
May
28
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

View Event →
MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

View Event →
MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

View Event →
Aug
5
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Nov
18
6:30 PM18:30

Copy of Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

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Nov
25
6:30 PM18:30

Copy of Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

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Dec
9
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

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Prenatal Yoga
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Dec
11
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Dec
11
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Flow & Restore
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Flow & Restore

This class is open to anyone in or outside the Brave Birth community. This includes, but is not limited to, pregnant folks, non-pregnant parents-to-be, the *postpartum student, students who are new to yoga, and the seasoned practitioner.  
*This class is recommended for postpartum students who have first taken postpartum movement.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Postpartum Movement
Dec
9
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest Childbirth Education (2wknd series)

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy Support Circle

Pregnancy Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other pregnant families +
+ Spend time with your Doula & back-up Doula +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Prenatal Yoga
Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Flow & Restore
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Flow & Restore

This class is open to anyone in or outside the Brave Birth community. This includes, but is not limited to, pregnant folks, non-pregnant parents-to-be, the *postpartum student, students who are new to yoga, and the seasoned practitioner.  
*This class is recommended for postpartum students who have first taken postpartum movement.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Prenatal Yoga
Nov
27
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Nov
27
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

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Flow & Restore
Nov
26
12:00 PM12:00

Flow & Restore

This class is open to anyone in or outside the Brave Birth community. This includes, but is not limited to, pregnant folks, non-pregnant parents-to-be, the *postpartum student, students who are new to yoga, and the seasoned practitioner.  
*This class is recommended for postpartum students who have first taken postpartum movement.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Pelvic Floor Health: Holistic Self-Care Workshop

We invite you to join us for support and learning!

This workshop offers a safe, supportive space to meet with other postpartum or pregnant parents interested in learning more about their pelvic floor health.  

Topics we will cover:

  • Basic anatomy and function of the pelvic floor
  • What to expect after pregnancy and birth
  • Accessible exercises and life style modifications to incorporate for improving pelvic floor function  

Common concerns addressed include general pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, pain with sex, low back and hip pain.

The Last Mondays of the Month :

10am-12pm

$20

Hosted by Brave Birth Doulas:

Kelley Burke

Trained Midwife, Bodyworker, Doula & Pelvic Floor Therapist

Megan Peterson

Yoga Therapist, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Doula & Childbirth Educator

To register email: kelley@bravebirth.com or megan@bravebirth.com

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Postpartum Movement
Nov
25
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Pregnancy Support Circle

Pregnancy Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other pregnant families +
+ Spend time with your Doula & back-up Doula +
+ Receive support, information, & community +

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

View Event →
Prenatal Yoga
Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Nov
20
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

View Event →
Postpartum Movement
Nov
18
4:30 PM16:30

Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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MindfulNest (2wknd series): Active Labor, Birth & Postpartum
Nov
18
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest (2wknd series): Active Labor, Birth & Postpartum

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Prenatal Yoga
Nov
13
5:30 PM17:30

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga, pregnancy and birth weave together so beautifully! The Brave Birth prenatal yoga classes allow space to embrace the mental, emotional and physical changes that accompany pregnancy. Classes will include time to connect with other pregnant people, effective core strengthening to support the changing pregnant body, postures that can aid in optimal fetal positioning and will conclude with restorative poses for deep rest.  The skills learned from one's practice can be invaluable during labor and for the journey ahead. This class is for all levels of yoga experience.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Parent Support Circle
Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Support Circle

Come gather with Brave Birth Families and Doulas!

BRAVE BIRTH STUDIO SPACE 5010 NE 9th Ave. Unit B Portland OR, 97211-- Enter the studio on NE 9th.  Behind the building you will see a set of stairs.  Go up the stairs and enter the first door to the left-- through the gate.  Call or text 503-820-8092 if you have any trouble locating us. 

+ Connect with other postpartum families +
+ Gain confidence and adjust to your new normal +
+ Receive support, information, & community +
+Get general breast, chest and bottle feeding support with IBCLCs+

Click here for directions and information on accessing the Brave Birth Studio

View Event →
Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Becoming US after Baby with BB Suarez

The Becoming Us AFTER Baby series has been specifically designed to address the challenges that new parents are already facing as they’ve been thrust into parenthood with less than ideal preparation and support. They’re wanting to do more than just survive parenthood, they want to build a family that thrives.

In these classes you’ll discover… how to manage the unexpected, ways to support your whole family as you move through this huge life transformation, routines that will support you, your partner and your growing baby’s health and well-being, how to better adjust to your new normal, how to baby-proof your relationship, do conflict well, and connect and reconnect through your life-long parenting journey!

You may have taken childbirth and breastfeeding classes to prepare for your baby — but have you prepared your relationship for this transition from couple to family?

Barb Buckner Suárez is one of the first Health Educators in the world to be offering these group classes! She’s been teaching them as a pilot program through Legacy Health System since April 2017, and now she’s also stepping into the community in order to increase the availability and awareness of this most important work.

Click on any of the dates below to register for either the BEFORE or AFTER baby classes. Please note: the BEFORE classes are intended for those parents who are either expecting a baby, or are in the process of becoming parents for the first time. The AFTER classes are intended for those couples already parenting. I have had brand new parents as well as parents of toddlers attending these AFTER classes. Quiet babes in arms are welcome to attend.

I look forward to working with you! (Cost of the class includes a copy of the book, Becoming Us, and all other class materials.) 

FOR REGISTRATION

Cost is $195 for community families and $175 for Brave Birth familiies

View Event →
Flow & Restore
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Flow & Restore

This class is open to anyone in or outside the Brave Birth community. This includes, but is not limited to, pregnant folks, non-pregnant parents-to-be, the *postpartum student, students who are new to yoga, and the seasoned practitioner.  
*This class is recommended for postpartum students who have first taken postpartum movement.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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Cancelled due to a birth: Postpartum Movement
Nov
11
4:30 PM16:30

Cancelled due to a birth: Postpartum Movement

This class will offer space to explore the body’s new normal with curiosity and kindness. The class will include pelvic floor and core awareness and strengthening, movement to support a human who now has a tiny human attached to them, and space for deep rest. There will probably be giggles as well. This class is just for the postpartum parent, it is not a baby and me class.

Pricing:

First class is free for Brave Birth Community members with free class card.

$15 - Drop-in

$60 - 5 Class Pass

$100 - 10 Class Pass

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MindfulNest  (2wknd series): Pregnancy & Early Labor
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

MindfulNest (2wknd series): Pregnancy & Early Labor

MindfulNest is a childbirth education series led by Nicolette and Megan. The techniques learned in this class have the ability to reduce anxiety & stress, contribute to a healthy pregnancy, increase connection in your family, reduce pain during labor, enhance your immunity and improve child outcomes.

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION ONE:

Pregnancy: Build your nest! In preparing for the arrival of your babe, often you hear about nesting in your home, but what about nesting in your body?

  • Lay the groundwork for mindfulness practices

  • Increase your ability to cope with discomfort with practical tools that fit into everyday life

  • Functional movement in pregnancy & preparing the pelvis for birth

  • Navigate new household challenges and joys, while staying connected to yourself & your family

 

Early Labor: Your egg is about to crack! Anchor into the unknowns of early labor. As the arrival of your babe draws closer, what can you do as a household to gain confidence and prepare for the unfamiliar terrain of early labor?  

  • Learn the stages of dilation/effacement and the variations of normal

  • Recognize the emotions & physical sensations common in this stage

  • How to create a birthing environment that’s supportive of your family’s needs

 

MATERIAL COVERED IN SESSION TWO:

Active Labor & Birth: It takes a village to hatch an egg! Find calm and confidence during active labor and the birth of your baby.  The energetic atmosphere of your chosen place of delivery can directly impact your birth experience.  How can you implement the tools you’ve practiced to set the tone for a supportive atmosphere?

  • Address fears & create individualized pathways for Relaxation- Comfort- Confidence

  • Learn about the role and importance of hormones in labor

  • Establish trust in your clinical care team

  • Transition & the birth of your baby

 

The 4th Trimester (Postpartum): Nest into the Fourth Trimester! Create support systems within your family and friend circles in order to promote self-care.  Turns out they were right... taking care of baby IS A FULL TIME JOB.  The identity of parenthood does not overshadow who you are as a person in the world.  Creating space for your continued growth as an individual is paramount to your well-being as a parent.

  • Understand & meet the needs of your family’s new normal

  • Access your internal tool kit to ride the waves of new parenthood

  • Recognize your baby’s transitions from womb to world & how to best support them

This class includes a mix of lecture, discussion, media, movement and relaxation techniques. It is ideal for anyone who is either birthing or supporting the labor of a loved one.

Cost: $200 per couple.

HSA reimbursement via superbill


FOR REGISTRATION or ANY OTHER QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL: mindfulnesteducation@gmail.com

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Doula-ing the Doula: A self-care workshop for birth workers
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Doula-ing the Doula: A self-care workshop for birth workers

This workshop, led by Brave Birth Doula & Yoga Therapist, Megan Peterson, will offer birth workers a space to give back to themselves. Birth work can be joy-filled, shockingly beautiful, awe-inspiring and also challenging, unpredictable and tiring. This workshop will cover the following:

  • Movement & mindfulness practices to reduce strain on the body during a birth

  • Nervous system regulation

  • A full restorative yoga practice to connect and recharge

These simple techniques can be utilized in regular life to support the doula with on-call life and birth timelines. Send any questions to megan@bravebirth.com and to register click here

November 10th

6:30pm- 8:30pm

$35

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