Prenatal Yoga Training: Protecting MotherBaby
Oct
15
to Oct 18

Prenatal Yoga Training: Protecting MotherBaby

LEVEL 3:
Protecting Mother-Baby 

  1. The Fourth Trimester: What Babies Want

  2. Postpartum

  3. Healing from C-Section or Birth Trauma

  4. Pelvic and Abdominal Strengthening

  5. Tummy Time and Baby-Wearing

  6. Infant Massage

  7. Baby Gym: Infant Developmental Movement

  8. Attend 1 Class with an E-RYT; Teach 1 Class with an E-RYT

  9. Chanting and meditation

  10. Teacher Certification:
    Students who are interested in certification will be teaching in classes this week. There will also be a practical and written exam.

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Infant Massage: Full Body Sequence
Oct
16
1:00 PM13:00

Infant Massage: Full Body Sequence

You will practice several massage techniques along with specific baby movement exercises and playful songs that are fun for you and your baby. Fathers or partners are especially welcome at no extra charge.

You will also learn techniques to:

• Promote sleep

• Soothe and calm baby during teething

• Enhance digestion and elimination and relieve symptoms of colic.

• Prepare for rolling, turning and crawling, avoiding torticollis (baby's head turns mostly to one side) and plagiocephaly (flathead)

• Help with tummy-time

Register here.

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IAM®35
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

IAM®35

IAM®-35 Course
(2-day course)

Meditation helps to reduce stress and anxiety, and results in increased energy, creativity, productivity and more. This 2-Day Course to learn the IAM-Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® is a wonderful opportunity to experience a powerful meditation technique created by an internationally recognized humanitarian and spiritual teacher (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, widely-known as “Amma”).

This is the same course offered at Amma’s retreats for the past 12 years and is for those deeply interested in spiritual practice. (A shorter, 3-hour streamlined IAM®-20 Course is offered at another time.)

The Course includes Amma’s spiritual teachings on meditation and practical guidance for a worry-free life. You will learn a 35-minute practice integrating several modalities focusing on movement, breath, sound and light. 

You must attend BOTH days to complete the 2-Day Course.  
There is no charge for learning the IAM Technique, however a small donation is requested to contribute towards class materials, snacks and facility expenses.

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
1:00–6:00 pm

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019
1:00–5:00 pm

Suggested Donation Amount: $15–20
To register, contact Kumuda:  kumudakali@gmail.com or 206-799-6846

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Parent/Caregiver Tea: Protect your Back!
Oct
22
12:45 PM12:45

Parent/Caregiver Tea: Protect your Back!

Get advice on what matters most to you for optimal health for your family. At each Tea, a guest speaker will share knowledge relevant to new motherhood/parenthood.

Barbara J. Ingram Alexander, GCFP, COMS, LMT, Orthopedic Movement Specialist, joins us to demonstrate and answer your questions on healthy movement for you and your babies. Barbara has been helping mothers-to-be, new moms and other caretakers learn how to manage chronic or acute pain during daily activities, including lifting, bending, rolling, turning, and more.

Well-resourced in the pregnancy wellness community, Barbara is a Feldenkrais-based Therapeutic Movement instructor and Certified Orthopedic Movement Specialist, with a history of infant massage instruction, doula experience, pre & perinatal pregnancy massage instructor, and over 30 years in the personal health care field.

This is a place to relax and connect with other moms, dads, caregivers and babies.
Bring your babies and questions and learn ways to help you and your family thrive.

Pregnant women are welcome!

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Yoga for Postpartum Depression
Oct
25
11:30 AM11:30

Yoga for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) may leave you feeling lost, helpless and lonely during this major transition in your life. You may have periods of sadness, crying, guilt, anxiety, sleeping too much or not at all. You may find it hard to enjoy life, and possibly even difficult to bond with your new baby. PPD can occur weeks after birth, up to 1 year postpartum. 

Yoga can help control the hormonal imbalance that causes postpartum depression. As you move through yoga asana, the glands and organs of the body are stimulated and balanced. In this class we will focus on breath work to help settle the automatic nervous system, while moving into specific postures that promote relaxation of the body and mind. A regular practice will increase flexibility and strength, tone your muscles and body, helping you to feel more confident in your postpartum body. 

Your baby is welcome to attend with you. 

* This class is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Register here

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Infant Massage: Full Body Sequence
Nov
13
1:00 PM13:00

Infant Massage: Full Body Sequence

You will practice several massage techniques along with specific baby movement exercises and playful songs that are fun for you and your baby. Fathers or partners are especially welcome at no extra charge.

You will also learn techniques to:

• Promote sleep

• Soothe and calm baby during teething

• Enhance digestion and elimination and relieve symptoms of colic.

• Prepare for rolling, turning and crawling, avoiding torticollis (baby's head turns mostly to one side) and plagiocephaly (flathead)

• Help with tummy-time

Register here.

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Saturday Baby Gym
Nov
16
12:00 PM12:00

Saturday Baby Gym

For Parents/Caregivers and Babies (3 Months to Crawling)

Baby, let’s rock and roll! Move to the beat of lively music with exercises designed to help your baby’s growing mind and body during this incredibly influential time of brain development. Babies delight in loving skin-to-skin contact with mom and/or dad, being held and carried, and spending tummy time on your body, all which help stimulate your infant’s nervous system and aid physical and cognitive development. Your baby gains more control and coordination while increasing strength, agility and flexibility for a beautiful foundation to grow on—and is likely to sleep more soundly, too!

Rate includes up to two adults and one child.

Register here.

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Family Day with Aikido
Nov
16
1:30 PM13:30

Family Day with Aikido

Fun for the whole family! Come to the dojo with your family and friends for an afternoon of play and learning simple aikido techniques - Aikido is a peaceful, Japanese Martial Art that offers you self-defense, physical fitness and meditation.
All ages welcome and no previous experience necessary.

Ages 3 and up. No experience necessary.

$25 for the first couple, $5 for each additional person.

Location: Tenzan Aikido, 7700 Aurora Ave N; right next to Sri Janani Yoga.

Register here.

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The Labor Workshop
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

The Labor Workshop

For Pregnant Women and Their Partners

New mothers often ask, “What will labor be like?” “How will I cope with the pain?”
Their partners often wonder, “Will I be able to help her the way she needs?”

In this 2-hour workshop you’ll both become more aware of how to connect with each other and feel more confident in your labor and birth with an overview of the primary tools that can help. You’ll also learn about the normal process of labor and how our environment affects it.

Additional topics include…
• Breathing, massage, acupressure and relaxation techniques
• Specific movements that may help your baby move into a more optimal position for birth
• Positions that can help mothers cope with the pain of labor

By the end of class you’ll both feel more prepared and excited about your baby’s birth. You can take this class several times if you want, and at any stage of your pregnancy.

Preregistration required. Register early as class size is limited!
If you prefer a private class, see our Private Childbirth Session further down in this section.
Register here.

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Village Prenatal Gathering
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Village Prenatal Gathering

For pregnant women and supporting women who care about birth options

We come together in this special gathering to help our pregnant sisters feel nurtured, heard, supported and nourished through sharing a nutritious vegetarian lunch, stories, a talking circle, meditation and more. As supporters we are grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aspiring midwives and professional midwives, doulas, nurses, doctors, yoga teachers, psychiatrists, pharmacists, energy and body workers, ministers, and other women who care deeply about simple and sacred birth; we gather out of selfless service to support and encourage the instinctual life of those with us wanting to birth in power against a modern current of fear and unnecessary interventions.

Together our support offers the younger women…
• Nourishment and inspiration for their body, babies and spirit
• The feeling of being bathed in a sense of belonging
• Trust in their intuition
• Strengthened confidence in their body and its knowledge of the best answers for it (whether ‘natural’ or otherwise)
• Belief in themselves and tools to recognize their inner knowing
• Motivation to ‘do it their own way’
• Encouragement to speak their Truth
• A place to find peace in making their own decisions 

For all who wish to come, please email Colette, who is organizing the shared lunch: colette@seattleholisticcenter.com. If you want to bring a beloved elder woman in your life please do! We only ask that she email Colette and arrange to bring a potluck dish to share, along with the other elders and supporters in our gathering.

Held approximately every trimester (three times per year).
12:00-2:00 pm
FREE!

Register here

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Infant Massage: Full Body Sequence
Dec
11
1:00 PM13:00

Infant Massage: Full Body Sequence

You will practice several massage techniques along with specific baby movement exercises and playful songs that are fun for you and your baby. Fathers or partners are especially welcome at no extra charge.

You will also learn techniques to:

• Promote sleep

• Soothe and calm baby during teething

• Enhance digestion and elimination and relieve symptoms of colic.

• Prepare for rolling, turning and crawling, avoiding torticollis (baby's head turns mostly to one side) and plagiocephaly (flathead)

• Help with tummy-time

Register here.

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Saturday Baby Gym
Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

Saturday Baby Gym

For Parents/Caregivers and Babies (3 Months to Crawling)

Baby, let’s rock and roll! Move to the beat of lively music with exercises designed to help your baby’s growing mind and body during this incredibly influential time of brain development. Babies delight in loving skin-to-skin contact with mom and/or dad, being held and carried, and spending tummy time on your body, all which help stimulate your infant’s nervous system and aid physical and cognitive development. Your baby gains more control and coordination while increasing strength, agility and flexibility for a beautiful foundation to grow on—and is likely to sleep more soundly, too!

Rate includes up to two adults and one child.

Register here.

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The Labor Workshop
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

The Labor Workshop

For Pregnant Women and Their Partners

New mothers often ask, “What will labor be like?” “How will I cope with the pain?”
Their partners often wonder, “Will I be able to help her the way she needs?”

In this 2-hour workshop you’ll both become more aware of how to connect with each other and feel more confident in your labor and birth with an overview of the primary tools that can help. You’ll also learn about the normal process of labor and how our environment affects it.

Additional topics include…
• Breathing, massage, acupressure and relaxation techniques
• Specific movements that may help your baby move into a more optimal position for birth
• Positions that can help mothers cope with the pain of labor

By the end of class you’ll both feel more prepared and excited about your baby’s birth. You can take this class several times if you want, and at any stage of your pregnancy.

Preregistration required. Register early as class size is limited!
If you prefer a private class, see our Private Childbirth Session further down in this section.
Register here.

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Prana: Key to Healing Your Core
Dec
15
4:00 PM16:00

Prana: Key to Healing Your Core

Do you experience issues around food sensitivity and digestion problems? 

Do you notice that you feel slow some days and lack of energy to stay with what wants to manifest in your life?  Do you feel tired and want more sustaining energy? 

Our bodies are a storehouse of energy, called Prana.

In this workshop we will practice breathing techniques and poses that access and activate our prana, with focus at our naval center, which is our center of fire and the life force. It is also our center for digesting, not only our food, but also our emotions.    

Aditi shares wisdom about some helpful Ayurveda practices that can make a shift in digestion issues. You will receive a simple practice that you can implement in daily life to keep the energy/prana flowing. 

Please come with an empty stomach. It is best not to eat 2 hours before the class.

Pre-registration required.

Register here.

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Saturday Baby Gym
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Saturday Baby Gym

For Parents/Caregivers and Babies (3 Months to Crawling)

Baby, let’s rock and roll! Move to the beat of lively music with exercises designed to help your baby’s growing mind and body during this incredibly influential time of brain development. Babies delight in loving skin-to-skin contact with mom and/or dad, being held and carried, and spending tummy time on your body, all which help stimulate your infant’s nervous system and aid physical and cognitive development. Your baby gains more control and coordination while increasing strength, agility and flexibility for a beautiful foundation to grow on—and is likely to sleep more soundly, too!

Rate includes up to two adults and one child.

Register here.

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Prenatal Yoga Training: Transition to Motherhood
Oct
9
to Oct 12

Prenatal Yoga Training: Transition to Motherhood

Sri Janani Yoga, based in Seattle, Washington, offers one of the most highly acclaimed, comprehensive Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training programs available and is a recognized Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS®). Our program is infused with the wisdom of holistic childbirth education, combined with both prenatal and postnatal yoga instruction. Our first Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program was created by Sri Janani Yoga founder, Colette Crawford (RN, BSN, E-RYT) more than 20 years ago, breaking ground in 1998 as one of the first of its kind in the country.

You’ll go beyond the technique of yoga postures to deepen your understanding of pregnancy, labor and conscious birthing. Factual information on the current evidence-based data of modern birthing practices is woven into the instruction of each Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training class. This understanding will enable you to help empower women with an understanding of their choices, so they can make conscious decisions for their care, potentially greatly improving their birth outcomes.

Level 2

Transition to Motherhood

Inversions, Healthy Back and Hips, Relaxation and Breathing Techniques for Pregnancy and Labor

Attend 2 Classes with an E-RYT

Teach 2 Classes with an E-RYT

Evidence-based Data on Benefits & Risks of Current Birthing Practices, Drugs and Tests

Techniques for Challenges in Labor

Couples Yoga, and Massage for Labor

Cesarean Section Prevention and VBAC

Energy Styles, Masculine & Feminine Energy, and the Chakras

Chanting & Meditation

Click here to register

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Prenatal Yoga Training: A New Paradigm
Oct
3
to Oct 6

Prenatal Yoga Training: A New Paradigm

Learn from the premier prenatal / postnatal yoga
& childbirth education center in the usa  

Sri Janani Yoga, based in Seattle, Washington, offers one of the most highly acclaimed, comprehensive Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training programs available and is a recognized Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS®). Our program is infused with the wisdom of holistic childbirth education, combined with both prenatal and postnatal yoga instruction. Our first Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program was created by Sri Janani Yoga founder, Colette Crawford (RN, BSN, E-RYT) more than 20 years ago, breaking ground in 1998 as one of the first of its kind in the country.

A New Paradigm

  1. Awakening of Motherhood, State of Health Care and Birth, Appropriate Technology for Birth

  2. Anatomy & Physiology

  3. Structuring a Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga class, Sequencing, General Routine of Poses

  4. Attend 2 Classes with an E-RYT

  5. Effects of Stress on Mother and Baby; Breathing and Relaxation Techniques

  6. Common Discomforts of Pregnancy; Therapeutic Application with Alternative Modalities

  7. Optimal Fetal Position (Working with occiput posterior, breech, and asynclitic presentations)

  8. Normal Labor and Birth

  9. Early Postpartum Period

  10. Chanting & Meditation

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MahaLakshmi Puja
Sep
27
7:00 AM07:00

MahaLakshmi Puja

Lakshmi Puja provides wealth and financial success. Removes obstacles in personal and professional life. Reduces the negative effects of Graha Dosha (planetary defects). Increases communication skills which in turn results in better outcome for business. It provides grace for a harmonious family life. It will be performed based on the Kerala tradition by Pujarini Meera.

Everyone is welcome to attend, but if you want make a sankalpa/special intention you may sign up using the link for tickets. People who are unable to attend can also sign up for the puja.

For personal sankalpa the suggested donation is $190 per puja. Payment can be made using cash, check or credit card. Form issues contact Krishnan at krishnan.narayanan@gmail.com

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Prana: Key to Healing Your Core
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Prana: Key to Healing Your Core

Prana:  Key to Healing Your Core

Do you experience issues around food sensitivity and digestion problems? 

Do you notice that you feel slow some days and lack of energy to stay with what wants to manifest in your life?  Do you feel tired and want more sustaining energy? 

Our bodies are a storehouse of energy, called Prana.

In this workshop we will practice breathing techniques and poses that access and activate our prana, with focus at our naval center, which is our center of fire and the life force. It is also our center for digesting, not only our food, but also our emotions.    

Aditi shares wisdom about some helpful Ayurveda practices that can make a shift in digestion issues. You will receive a simple practice that you can implement in daily life to keep the energy/prana flowing. 

Please come with an empty stomach. It is best not to eat 2 hours before the class.

Pre-registration required.

Register here.

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Intimacy:  Love and Sex -  Pregnancy and After   
Sep
20
7:15 PM19:15

Intimacy:  Love and Sex - Pregnancy and After   

How do you navigate the many changes that happen in relationship during pregnancy and after? 

We have many unconscious patterns for connecting and relating to each other. Shifting and bringing consciousness to those patterns can dramatically deepen the love and communication within our relationship. 

But what does yoga  have to do with it??  Everything!

This is an experiential workshop where we will learn yogic breath, energetic and physical practices that bring awareness and presence to the connection between the two of you.  We’ll talk frankly about the challenges and changes that occur in relationship during pregnancy and after baby arrives that can impact your life together. We’ll share about the changes that happen sexually with many couples and ways to ease those challenges.  You’ll leave with practices you can implement immediately to strengthen your love and connection through this amazing transition into your life as a threesome.

Bring your partner, spouse, boy/girl/they friend—all relationships are welcome. Whether you’re an experienced yogi or it’s your first time, join us.  No prior yoga experience (or body flexibility) necessary.  

Advanced registration required.

Register here.

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The Labor Workshop
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

The Labor Workshop

For Pregnant Women and Their Partners

New mothers often ask, “What will labor be like?” “How will I cope with the pain?”
Their partners often wonder, “Will I be able to help her the way she needs?”

In this 2-hour workshop you’ll both become more aware of how to connect with each other and feel more confident in your labor and birth with an overview of the primary tools that can help. You’ll also learn about the normal process of labor and how our environment affects it.

Additional topics include…
• Breathing, massage, acupressure and relaxation techniques
• Specific movements that may help your baby move into a more optimal position for birth
• Positions that can help mothers cope with the pain of labor

By the end of class you’ll both feel more prepared and excited about your baby’s birth. You can take this class several times if you want, and at any stage of your pregnancy.

Preregistration required. Register early as class size is limited!
If you prefer a private class, see our Private Childbirth Session further down in this section.
Register here.

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IAM 20®
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

IAM 20®

Meditation and yoga have been found to be effective tools in re-establishing inner balance, clarity and peace of mind. The IAM-20 version of the IAM-Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® is streamlined to meet the demands of busy lives.  IAM-20 offers an integration of gentle relaxation exercises with an effective and easy-to-practice meditation technique that can be comfortably performed by anyone in just 20 minutes.  Don't miss this opportunity to experience a powerful meditation technique created by Amma, an internationally recognized humanitarian and spiritual teacher.  Benefits include reducing stress and anxiety, increased energy, creativity, productivity and more.

For venue and to register for the course, please email Jagati.

There is no charge for learning the IAM-20 Technique, however there will be a small donation requested to cover the costs of the facility, snacks and class materials.  Typically, the amount is $10.

IAM-20 REFRESHER COURSE (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

If you have already taken the IAM-20 Course you are welcome to attend the IAM-20 Refresher Course.  Simply come to final hour of the IAM-20 Course or attend the entire 3 hour class.

For venue and to register for the course, please email Jagati.

There is no charge for learning the IAM-20 Technique, however there will be a small donation requested to cover the costs of the facility, snacks and class materials.  Typically, the amount is $10.

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Saturday Baby Gym
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Saturday Baby Gym

For Parents/Caregivers and Babies (3 Months to Crawling)

Baby, let’s rock and roll! Move to the beat of lively music with exercises designed to help your baby’s growing mind and body during this incredibly influential time of brain development. Babies delight in loving skin-to-skin contact with mom and/or dad, being held and carried, and spending tummy time on your body, all which help stimulate your infant’s nervous system and aid physical and cognitive development. Your baby gains more control and coordination while increasing strength, agility and flexibility for a beautiful foundation to grow on—and is likely to sleep more soundly, too!

Rate includes up to two adults and one child.

Register here.

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Date Night: Couples Yoga
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Date Night: Couples Yoga

Looking for a unique and connecting way to be together?  

Relationships require intention to help you turn toward each other with presence and  dedicated time. Yoga provides a beautiful way to  deepen your emotional, energetic and spiritual  connection and communication with each other. 

In this workshop, we’ll explore breath, energetic and physical practices to  activate and enliven the sweetness and juiciness of your connection together.  

Bring your partner, spouse, boy/girl friend or date— someone you’d like to dive deeper with!

No prior yoga experience neccesary. Whether you are an experienced yogi or it’s your first time, you’re in for a treat! All are welcome.

$20 drop-in each person or use 2 classes from your discount class card.

Advanced registration required.

Register here.

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Infant Massage:  Whole Body Sequence
Sep
11
1:00 PM13:00

Infant Massage: Whole Body Sequence

You will practice several massage techniques along with specific baby movement exercises and playful songs that are fun for you and your baby. Fathers or partners are especially welcome at no extra charge.

You will also learn techniques to:

• Promote sleep

• Soothe and calm baby during teething

• Enhance digestion and elimination and relieve symptoms of colic.

• Prepare for rolling, turning and crawling, avoiding torticollis (baby's head turns mostly to one side) and plagiocephaly (flathead)

• Help with tummy-time

Register here.

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Family Yoga Returns!
Sep
10
4:00 PM16:00

Family Yoga Returns!

Jessica returns with Family Yoga on Tuesday afternoon at 4pm. This is a yoga class for you and your child (ages 4 and up) - a fun way to exercise, play and connect with each other.

Creative movement, play and songs are incorporated into the practice, which helps your child develop awareness, flexibility, strength and self-expression. Great for working parents.

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Village Prenatal Gathering
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Village Prenatal Gathering

For pregnant women and supporting women who care about birth options

We come together in this special gathering to help our pregnant sisters feel nurtured, heard, supported and nourished through sharing a nutritious vegetarian lunch, stories, a talking circle, meditation and more. As supporters we are grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aspiring midwives and professional midwives, doulas, nurses, doctors, yoga teachers, psychiatrists, pharmacists, energy and body workers, ministers, and other women who care deeply about simple and sacred birth; we gather out of selfless service to support and encourage the instinctual life of those with us wanting to birth in power against a modern current of fear and unnecessary interventions.

Together our support offers the younger women…
• Nourishment and inspiration for their body, babies and spirit
• The feeling of being bathed in a sense of belonging
• Trust in their intuition
• Strengthened confidence in their body and its knowledge of the best answers for it (whether ‘natural’ or otherwise)
• Belief in themselves and tools to recognize their inner knowing
• Motivation to ‘do it their own way’
• Encouragement to speak their Truth
• A place to find peace in making their own decisions 

For all who wish to come, please email Colette, who is organizing the shared lunch: colette@seattleholisticcenter.com. If you want to bring a beloved elder woman in your life please do! We only ask that she email Colette and arrange to bring a potluck dish to share, along with the other elders and supporters in our gathering.

Held approximately every trimester (three times per year).
12:00-2:00 pm
FREE!

Register here

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Labor Day Weekend
Aug
30
to Sep 2

Labor Day Weekend

We will have one PRENATAL YOGA class available on Saturday at 10:30am.

Our class are canceled for the Labor Day Weekend beginning on Friday Aug 30th through Monday Sept 2nd. Enjoy the holiday weekend with your family. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Peace and love,

Sri Janani staff

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The Labor Workshop
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

The Labor Workshop

For Pregnant Women and Their Partners

New mothers often ask, “What will labor be like?” “How will I cope with the pain?”
Their partners often wonder, “Will I be able to help her the way she needs?”

In this 2-hour workshop you’ll both become more aware of how to connect with each other and feel more confident in your labor and birth with an overview of the primary tools that can help. You’ll also learn about the normal process of labor and how our environment affects it.

Additional topics include…
• Breathing, massage, acupressure and relaxation techniques
• Specific movements that may help your baby move into a more optimal position for birth
• Positions that can help mothers cope with the pain of labor

By the end of class you’ll both feel more prepared and excited about your baby’s birth. You can take this class several times if you want, and at any stage of your pregnancy.

Preregistration required. Register early as class size is limited!
If you prefer a private class, see our Private Childbirth Session further down in this section.
Register here.

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Vitalizing your Relationship: for Couples during Pregnancy
Aug
16
7:15 PM19:15

Vitalizing your Relationship: for Couples during Pregnancy

Pregnancy, birth and after birth is a major transition for couples to navigate together. 

In this workshop, we will discuss the common challenges that couples encounter.   We’ll explore Yoga techniques, including some poses, breath work and meditation as tools to enliven and enrich your relationship.

Aditi and Paul have been practicing yoga together for 3 years, with a most recent 10 month study together in India.  In addition, Aditi has been practicing yoga and worked as a midwife for over 22 yrs, supporting couples on this journey.  Aditi and Paul are excited to offer this unique class. Whatever your relationship is— is welcome!

$75/couple

or substitute 4 classes from class discount card.

Register here.

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Aug
12
to Aug 15

CHildren's Stargate: ‘Listening to the Earth and All HerBeings’

 Our Elders tell us that it is the children and the elders who are closest to Creator.

Your Child is invited to the Center for Sacred Studies at the Lodge at Cedar Springs, Sedro Woolley, WA

During our time together, we will encourage and give opportunities for our childrento listen to the voice of Spirit that is in all things and bring those messages andinstructions back to the community and the elders.

Children’s Stargate begins on Monday August 12, 2019 in the afternoon (pleasecome early and enjoy the property) and completes after lunch on Thursday August 15,2019.

We want to invite our Parents to stay and participate in the“in-between times”,especiallyifyourchildisyounger.Whenyouaren’tscoopingup children from the lodge or helping with bedtimes, you may havesome relaxingtimeenjoying Day Creek, views of the Cascade Foothills,meditating,or   walkingontheland...comeparticipate!

We welcome all our relations to come witness the Children’spresentation totheeldersandcommunityandtheirgraduationlatemorningonThursday.Pleaseletusknowifyouwillbejoiningusincelebrationofour children and if you will be staying forlunch.

Cost for the 4 days and 3 nights:  Children $150; Parents $250

Registration is now open, space is limited. The deadline to register is August 4th

For registration contact:   www.centerforsacredstudies.org

For general information contact:   Irene at ijholroyd@gmail.com

Darlene Hunterhas been on the teaching staff facilitating the Stargate Program since 1996. She has     been working with children for 20 years.  She joins with an amazing team to offer the first Children’s Stargate in Washington!  Brenda, Frank, Irene, Lori, Rachel, and Jessica!

 

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Satsang with Dyamrita Swami
Aug
11
2:30 PM14:30

Satsang with Dyamrita Swami

Join us for a spiritually uplifting Satsang with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya at Sri Janani Yoga Center. Satsang will feature a Talk, Chanting & Bhajans, and Arathi.  A vegetarian meal will be served after the Satsang. 

Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, a senior monastic disciple of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) met Her first more than 30 years ago. He is the Executive Director of M A Centers. Br. Dayamrita has been going  to different cities in the U.S, Canada and South America for the past 22 years giving spiritual talks, counseling the satsang members and answering their questions. He holds an undergraduate degree in Physics and a masters degree in Film Technology. He tours tirelessly in order to inspire the different Amma satsangs to better serve their communities and keep alive the flame of selfless-service that Amma has lighted in their hearts.

Come when you want and leave when you need to. All are welcome.

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Infant Massage:  Whole Body Sequence
Jul
31
1:00 PM13:00

Infant Massage: Whole Body Sequence

You will practice several massage techniques along with specific baby movement exercises and playful songs that are fun for you and your baby. Fathers or partners are especially welcome at no extra charge.

You will also learn techniques to:

• Promote sleep

• Soothe and calm baby during teething

• Enhance digestion and elimination and relieve symptoms of colic.

• Prepare for rolling, turning and crawling, avoiding torticollis (baby's head turns mostly to one side) and plagiocephaly (flathead)

• Help with tummy-time

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Prenatal Yoga Training Level 2: Transition into Motherhood
Jul
31
to Aug 3

Prenatal Yoga Training Level 2: Transition into Motherhood

You’ll go beyond the technique of yoga postures to deepen your understanding of pregnancy, labor and conscious birthing. Factual information on the current evidence-based data of modern birthing practices is woven into the instruction of each Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training class. This understanding will enable you to help empower women with an understanding of their choices, so they can make conscious decisions for their care, potentially greatly improving their birth outcomes.

Inversions, Healthy Back and Hips, Relaxation and Breathing Techniques for Pregnancy and Labor

Attend 2 Classes with an E-RYT

Teach 2 Classes with an E-RYT

Evidence-based Data on Benefits & Risks of Current Birthing Practices, Drugs and Tests

Techniques for Challenges in Labor

Couples Yoga, and Massage for Labor

Cesarean Section Prevention and VBAC

Energy Styles, Masculine & Feminine Energy, and the Chakras

Chanting & Meditation

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Archana
Jul
30
7:15 PM19:15

Archana

Archana is a puja or practice that brings prosperity to the family and peace to the world. We begin with chanting the 108 Names of Mata Amritanandamayi or Amma as she is known, then the Sri Lalita Sahasranama, the 1000 Names of Divine Mother.

With the chanting of Lalita Sahasranama the atmosphere gets purified, and the energy in every nerve of our body will be awakended. You do not need to know the chants to receive the benefits. 

 After the puja we will meditate.

 You are welcome to come and go as you need to.

 Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm

Thursdays 6:30-7:30am

 Donation accepted. If a check please make payable to MA Center, a 501C3 non profit organization.

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Baby and Me Yoga
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Baby and Me Yoga

For Parents and Babies (Newborn to Crawling)

Give yourself an hour of nurturing yoga practice to strengthen and nourish your body and spirit, while your baby enjoys fun, developmentally appropriate movements to help him or her grow. 

RATES:
Drop-In: $20 (or 1 class from class card)

Register here.

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Prenatal Yoga Training Level 1: A New Paradigm
Jul
25
to Jul 28

Prenatal Yoga Training Level 1: A New Paradigm

Learn from the premier prenatal / postnatal yoga
& childbirth education center in the usa  

Sri Janani Yoga, based in Seattle, Washington, offers one of the most highly acclaimed, comprehensive Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training programs available and is a recognized Yoga Alliance® Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS®). Our program is infused with the wisdom of holistic childbirth education, combined with both prenatal and postnatal yoga instruction. Our first Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program was created by Sri Janani Yoga founder, Colette Crawford (RN, BSN, E-RYT) more than 20 years ago, breaking ground in 1998 as one of the first of its kind in the country.

A New Paradigm

  1. Awakening of Motherhood, State of Health Care and Birth, Appropriate Technology for Birth

  2. Anatomy & Physiology

  3. Structuring a Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga class, Sequencing, General Routine of Poses

  4. Attend 2 Classes with an E-RYT

  5. Effects of Stress on Mother and Baby; Breathing and Relaxation Techniques

  6. Common Discomforts of Pregnancy; Therapeutic Application with Alternative Modalities

  7. Optimal Fetal Position (Working with occiput posterior, breech, and asynclitic presentations)

  8. Normal Labor and Birth

  9. Early Postpartum Period

  10. Chanting & Meditation

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Jul
25
6:30 AM06:30

Archana

Archana is a puja or practice that brings prosperity to the family and peace to the world. We begin with chanting the 108 Names of Mata Amritanandamayi or Amma as she is known, then the Sri Lalita Sahasranama, the 1000 Names of Divine Mother.

With the chanting of Lalita Sahasranama the atmosphere gets purified, and the energy in every nerve of our body will be awakended. You do not need to know the chants to receive the benefits. 

 After the puja we will meditate.

 You are welcome to come and go as you need to.

 Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm

Thursdays 6:30-7:30am

 Donation accepted. If a check please make payable to MA Center, a 501C3 non profit organization.

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 How to Play with your Child /CLASS canceled due to family emergency
Jul
24
1:00 PM13:00

How to Play with your Child /CLASS canceled due to family emergency

We are sorry to have to cancel class. Our instructor has a family emergency.

This class will be rescheduled for the Fall.

We have all played. It is the way humans learn best in the early years.  In this workshop we will remember and explore some of the magic of play. We will also look at the typical progression of play during the first five years of life, providing context to help caregivers interpret, enrich, and extend young children’s play.  Experiential learning in the context of a loving, supportive relationship enhances all aspects of a young child’s development.  Let us play!

$20 drop-in or use your class discount card.

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Archana
Jul
23
7:15 PM19:15

Archana

Archana is a puja or practice that brings prosperity to the family and peace to the world. We begin with chanting the 108 Names of Mata Amritanandamayi or Amma as she is known, then the Sri Lalita Sahasranama, the 1000 Names of Divine Mother.

With the chanting of Lalita Sahasranama the atmosphere gets purified, and the energy in every nerve of our body will be awakended. You do not need to know the chants to receive the benefits. 

 After the puja we will meditate.

 You are welcome to come and go as you need to.

 Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm

Thursdays 6:30-7:30am

 Donation accepted. If a check please make payable to MA Center, a 501C3 non profit organization.

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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

The Labor Workshop

For Pregnant Women and Their Partners

New mothers often ask, “What will labor be like?” “How will I cope with the pain?”
Their partners often wonder, “Will I be able to help her the way she needs?”

In this 2-hour workshop you’ll both become more aware of how to connect with each other and feel more confident in your labor and birth with an overview of the primary tools that can help. You’ll also learn about the normal process of labor and how our environment affects it.

Additional topics include…
• Breathing, massage, acupressure and relaxation techniques
• Specific movements that may help your baby move into a more optimal position for birth
• Positions that can help mothers cope with the pain of labor

By the end of class you’ll both feel more prepared and excited about your baby’s birth. You can take this class several times if you want, and at any stage of your pregnancy.

Preregistration required. Register early as class size is limited!
If you prefer a private class, see our Private Childbirth Session further down in this section.
Register here.

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Vitalizing your Relationship: for Couples during Pregnancy
Jul
19
7:15 PM19:15

Vitalizing your Relationship: for Couples during Pregnancy

Pregnancy, birth and after birth is a major transition for couples to navigate together. 

In this workshop, we will discuss the common challenges that couples encounter.   We’ll explore Yoga techniques, including some poses, breath work and meditation as tools to enliven and enrich your relationship.

Aditi and Paul have been practicing yoga together for 3 years, with a most recent 10 month study together in India.  In addition, Aditi has been practicing yoga and worked as a midwife for over 22 yrs, supporting couples on this journey.  Aditi and Paul are excited to offer this unique class. Whatever your relationship is— is welcome!

$75/couple

or substitute 4 classes from class discount card.

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What's a Good Toy? /CLASS Canceled due to family emergency
Jul
17
1:00 PM13:00

What's a Good Toy? /CLASS Canceled due to family emergency

We are sorry about having to cancel the class. Our instructor has a family emergency.

This class will be rescheduled in the Fall.

Support your child during crucial developmental moments with play and explore the right toy for parenting the child you have.  With a deep background in early childhood development, toys, and play, Robin provides caregivers with information to choose wisely as you stock your shelves and toy boxes with toys that support your child’s growth, happiness, and intelligences.  

STEM? STEAM? SEL? We will decode the alphabet soup and support you in understanding your child(ren)’s interests and fascinations.  

This class is focused on developmental issues of children birth to age five.

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