Valentines Day Partner Yoga Class

Partner Yoga

Bring your partner or a member of your birth team

Learn comfort measures for your pregnancy and labor while strengthening your connection during this time of tremendous transformation in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

No experience is necessary!

Tuesday, February 14th at 5:30pm

$20 per pair or two classes from a current package subscription
Space is limited. Registration is required.

**Contact Kara Knott at karadknott@gmail.com with questions and to reserve your space.

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Prenatal Yoga with Kara Knott  – Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Prenatal yoga empowers expectant mothers in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters toward the birth mind space they’re creating for their delivery via conscious, present connection with their baby during the nurturing of their body in yoga class. This nurturing is the combination of breath, posture, and meditation to increase mind/body/baby awareness, and in turn enhance the rewards, and soothe the challenges of pregnancy.

Prenatal yoga has been shown to:

  • Help back and neck pain and tension
  • Sciatica
  • Heartburn
  • Swelling of the limbs

Yoga helps bring a deep awareness and a sense of joy to life when we need it most. As I like to say, “Move a muscle, change a thought!”

Classes will be held at Simpson Family Wellness on Tuesdays at 6pm. The 3rd Tuesday of each month, we encourage students to attend ICAN‘s monthly meeting at 6:30pm.

Drop ins: $12,  5 classes: $55, 10 classes: $100

Kara Knott received her 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Institute of Yoga, in Lenox, MA in 2011. She chose this training because of the lineage’s belief that yoga can be made accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability or experience.

Kara transmits her joy of life by incorporating fun and experimentation to her yoga classes. By endeavoring to live in the present moment and cultivating a sense of playfulness, the student develops a yoga practice that can clear away all that has been layered over the true self, clouding the inherent divinity. From a strong foundation in anatomy and alignment Kara guides students to explore posture adjustments that work best for their bodies in that moment.  Students can be expected to be both challenged and reassured as they practice.

More about Kara Knott | Camillus Yoga

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Chiropractic care during your pregnancy has a multitude of benefits for you and your baby!

What will you do to be most prepared for your pregnancy?Continue reading Dr. Jeanne Ohm, DC‘s article, “Birthing with the Wisdom of the Ages” from Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine:

Find your ICPA doctor here: http://icpa4kids.org/

Congratulations Dr Anna & Simpson Family!!

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Welcome to the world Brynn Evelyn Simpson, born 4:24am this morning in a planned waterbirth at home, 7lbs 10oz. When this little lady decided to make an entrance she came quick! 2.5 hr labor!!! Our amazing midwife made it in the nick of time. Mommy and baby girl are doing great!

Thanks for the love and support!!!

– Dr. Anna

Ergonomics while Nursing

To my fellow nursing mommas, we often unconsciously slouch into crazy positions to feed our little ones day and night. We tend to want to bring our breasts down to our babies, which causes slouching. These slouched postures place considerable stress on our already taxed post-partum bodies, leading to excess strain on our joints, muscles, discs and ligaments. Some of these postural positions we get ourselves into causes us to roll back on our tailbone or SI joints, in addition, causing excess flexion in our thoracics (upper back) and rounding of our shoulders. This posture for prolonged periods can lead to PAIN and of course, long term postural changes.

So what can we do?

Well, supporting our back while sitting on the couch or chair is important. Try placing a small pillow (or rolled towel) on your low back. Avoid crossing your legs and ankles whenever possible. Instead, use a foot stool that will allow you to place your feet flat on the floor. Look to have right angles at both your hips and knees while sitting. When your spine is in a neutral position, your spine will be in a natural “S” curve, with your weight on your “sit bones” versus rolling your pelvis back.

For your upper torso, be cognizant of maintaining contact with the back of your chair and allow your shoulders to drop. Try to lengthen your neck and minimize your chin jutting forward.

And what about your little one? How can they reach your breast?

Place a pillow (i.e. a “Boppy” or “Breast friend”) under them to bring them up to your breast.

For additional support, come see your local chiropractor for some additional post-partum support!!!

Dr. S