Dancing For Birth™ is experiential childbirth education at its finest!
Learn to trust and move with the sensations of your body.
Practice functional movement that will support your labour and delivery experience.
Have fun, dance, and connect with other mamas!
This class provides more than a gentle workout, it also offers emotional and spiritual support while you go through your pregnancy and new mothering experience. Leave class feeling refreshed and connected to yourself, your baby, and the other women in class.
You don’t need any previous dance experience to love this class. And you can join even if you have two left feet! Dance movements are based on Belly Dance from the Middle East, as well as African, Caribbean, and South America movements. Learn how to move your pelvis to alleviate pregnancy aches, help position your baby for birth, and aid in labour recovery. Class always includes a “free dance” time to get into your body and out of your head – so important to prepare for labour.
“Bronwyn helped me prepare physically for a natural birth through her “Dancing for Birth” class. She offered suggestions for positions and rebozo techniques that would make for a more successful, enjoyable birthing experience, and helped build my confidence in my innate ability to have my child. After my daughter arrived, I couldn’t believe how prepared I felt, and how pleased I was with the way my labour and delivery went. Thanks to the preparation I did with Bronwyn, I was able to have a natural, intervention-free birth that was an intimate experience for myself and my support people.” ― Heather G.
This is a collaborative offering in which you will benefit from the expertise of Birth Doula, Bronwyn Addico and Occupational Therapist, Lara Desrosiers – two Dancing for Birth Instructors with vastly different backgrounds and knowledge to bring variety to your classes!
Bronwyn is a certified Birthing From Within childbirth mentor, doula, and educator. “I learned about Dancing For Birth™ classes after my son was born. I loved the concept so much – combining dance, connection with baby, mama wisdom – that I became an instructor. I wish that this class had been offered when I was pregnant with him!”
Lara is owner of Pelvic Resilience, an Occupational Therapy practice focused on pelvic health and maternal wellness. Experience the full benefits by committing to the whole series, or come when you can!
This class is held at Amma Yoga.