Classes & Workshops
Ritual Postpartum Care offers private in-home classes/discussions in the Portland area as well as public classes. This is an excellent way for expecting parents to prepare for the Postpartum window beforehand while being among other families on the same path. Private gatherings and facilitated group ceremony are available as well for anyone in their pre/postpartum journey. See below for more details!
INNATE POSTPARTUM CARE:
THE ESSENTIALS OF POSTPARTUM HEALING
Time/Date: Monday, January 21, 2019 from 7-9pm
Location: MamaSpace Yoga, 1306 NW Hoyt St. #306
Price: $20 (*Scholarships available, see below for details)
Pre-registration is required! Secure your spot via Eventbrite: https://essentialsofpostpartumhealing.eventbrite.com
~Or via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org~ (select “friends & family” option to avoid fees)
Innate Postpartum Care: The Essentials of Postpartum Healing is an introductory discussion intended for expecting parents. In this 2-hour class and discussion, we will explore what can be done to prepare for a Fourth Trimester of nourishment and rest, utilizing examples from traditions passed down for generations.
In many places all around the world, postpartum people are supported with medicinal foods, loving touch, and therapeutic warming techniques to help bring them back into their body and integrate after the expansive, intense, and magical experience of birth. Innate Postpartum Care is about weaving these healing modalities while rooted in community support, creating a wholesome foundation from which life can truly flourish.
Families-your support people are welcome to join in on this conversation, too! As a human species, we are meant to thrive by caring for each other, being connected to the rhythms of the Earth, and the cycles of our own bodies. Let's encourage each other to trust in our support teams and not be afraid to be specific about what we need, following our intuition every step of the way. After all, this precious time is unlike any other moment in a family's life, and it is our birthright to receive the healing and care we deserve.
Together, we can collectively return to our original ways of being, and it starts by supporting those who are bringing children into this world.
*Priority for scholarships goes to birthing parents and their partners, especially those in communities of color, LGBTQA+, and other minority/underserved populations. For birth workers/practitioners, priority goes to those that fit within any of those populations and/or serve them.
5 Class Series:Postpartum Care For Family Wellness, Rooted in Revitalized Community Support
Time/Dates: Mondays from 7-9pm: 2/11, 2/18,2/25, 3/4 Class 5 TBD
Location: MamaSpace Yoga, 1306 NW Hoyt St. #306
Price: $250 (Cost includes 5 classes total for birthing parent + partner & any additional support people may attend for FREE. *Limited scholarships available upon request, see below for details*)
Pre-registration is required! secure your spot through Eventbrite: https://postpartumcareforfamilywellness.eventbrite.com
~Or via Paypal to email@example.com~ (select “friends & family” option to avoid fees.)
This 5-Class Series is intended for expecting families and their specific support people who are interested in understanding the changes that happen after birth and how to best prepare for a postpartum window of healing.
This is an in-depth exploration divided into four prenatal discussions and one gathering postpartum. (Date of 5th class TBA~ after everyone has passed through the initial 6-week postpartum phase. ) The purpose of this class series is to both educate prenatally as a form of postpartum preventative care, and also to be a part of an intimate community of other expecting families working together to birth ourselves anew. Together we are honoring the postpartum window as a sacred time for healing. By doing this work, we are participating in a cultural shift: a returning to what has been forgotten. The Fourth Trimester needs to be tended to with respect by ourselves and those supporting us. You deserve this. Your family deserves this! Let's be in solidarity to create the postpartum window that can serve us and our families in the most loving and nourishing way possible.
*Note: Priority for scholarships goes to those in communities of color, LGBTQA+, and other minority/underserved populations.*
Breakdown of Class Series:
CLASS 1, Feb. 11th: Innate Postpartum Care~ The 5 Essentials of Postpartum Healing & Introduction to INNATE system of care.
CLASS 2, Feb. 18th. : Postpartum Essential #1: Extended Resting Period, Postpartum Essential #2: Warmth After Birth & Postpartum Essential #3: Warm in Temperature, Warm in Nature, Easy-To-Digest Food after birth.
CLASS 3, Feb. 25th: Postpartum Essential#4: Bodywork After Birth & Postpartum Care Essential #5: Community Support.
CLASS 4, March 4th: Postpartum Planning ~The Birth of a Baby, The Birth of a Mother, The Birth of a Family
CLASS 5, Date TBD: Community Celebration & Witnessing
Private Classes/gatherings/group ceremony:
Do you have a small group of people and want to create an intimate discussion about your postpartum plan in the comfort of your home? Or maybe you already have a community of people longing to learn more about what your body will be going through and how they can best be of service to you on different levels? Do you want to gather together to make several batches of nourishing postpartum food with a group of friends and support people with a trained Postpartum Care provider to guide and consult various menu items? Or perhaps you want your community to come together to witness you in your closing of the bones ceremony and would like help facilitating a beautiful container for this passage.
There are many ways private classes or organized gatherings can look, taste and feel. Reach out to discover how Ritual Postpartum can make your Fourth Trimester extra special.