Our next meeting is Wednesday, December 18, 2013. We'll be hosting an Open House--we love seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Feel free to stop by any time between 6:30-8:30pm. Enjoy a snack, some warm tea and connect with other mamas. As always, our meetings are free and all women, babies and children are welcome. We'll also be holding our annual Free Cycle. Bring any unwanted items (maternity/baby-related or otherwise)....You are welcome to take anything offered. There is no obligation to bring or take anything--it's just a great way to re-use and reduce clutter. Any leftover items will be donated. During such a hectic time of year, it's refreshing to make a little space and time to slow down and talk with other mamas. Wishing you and your family a healthy and harmonious Holiday Season! Weds. 12/18/13 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings 75 Main Street Suite 13, Manasquan (located across the street from Green Planet Coffee in the South Street Plaza....Second floor above Men's Clothing)
Mayan Abdominal Massage can: **Improve fertility **Support healthy pregnancy, effective labor and delivery **Reduce incontinence It can also help improve digestive disorders such as: **Irritable Bowel **Indigestion **Heartburn **Constipation We'll be learning about this Arvigo Technique from Kim Metcalfe, a Licensed Massage Therapist, Herbalist and Massage Instructor. As always, our meetings are FREE and all women, babies and children. Hope to see you there! Wednesday, Novemnber 20, 2013 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings Natural Beginnings is located at 75 Main Street, Suite 13 in Manasquan. (Across the street from Green Planet Coffee in South Street Plaza)
Our next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. What parent couldn't use an easy effective tool for healing the past, calming during stressful moments, and building a bright outlook for the future??? Samantha Moody, CH, HBCE will be teaching us about Emotional Freedom Technique. Samantha is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator and a trained Postpartum Doula. If you have questions or want to meet other mamas, there will be Open Topic discussion at the beginning of the meeting. (you'll find great support and feedback on any pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, baby care topic!) As always, all babies and children are welcome and our meetings are FREE. Hope to see you there! 6:30-7:15pm Open Topic 7:15-8pm Emotional Freedom Technique with Samantha 8-8:30 Questions/Discussion with Samantha Natural Beginnings is located at 75 Main Street, Suite 13 in Manasquan. (Across the street from Green Planet Coffee in South Street Plaza)
We're so excited to welcome Eryka Andrex, our favorite Belly Dance Instructor, for our meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Belly Dancing has been used for generations during pregnancy and even labor to get the baby in an optimal position for birth. It's also a wonderfully gentle postpartum exercise to help restore your abdominal muscles and core. Bring your belly, your babies and children and try some moves! Eryka is a mother of three and makes it fun and approachable at any fitness level. Eryka teaches Belly Dance, Hooping and Zumba at various locations in Monmouth County. Eryka also offers Henna art (temporary plant-based tattoos). As always, our meetings are FREE and all babies and children are welcome. 6:30-7 Meeting Opens & Chat time (any questions, concerns, experiences to share) 7-8pm Belly Dancing (Eryka will bring hip scarves to borrow) 8-8:30pm Snacks, Chat time Hope to see you there! Natural Beginnings 75 Main Street, Suite 13 (second floor above "Mens' Clothing") Across from Green Planet Coffee Questions, contact Beth Salerno at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908.492-4987
Our next meeting is an Open Topic on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Please bring your questions, concerns, experiences to share. As always, our meetings are free and all babies & children are welcome. Hope to see you then! Weds. 8/21/13 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings 75 Main St. Suite 13 (Above Men's Clothing) Manasquan, NJ
We are so excited to have Nicole Bonny,LPC as our Guest Speaker for July! Nicole will be sharing techniques on: *Relationship Changes after the Birth of child *Coming Together on Parenting Styles *Diffusing Tension Surrounding extended family After Nicole presents her strategies, there'll be time for questions about your specific concerns. As always, our meetings are free. All women, babies and children are welcome. Husbands/partners are also invited to attend this meeting. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:30-8:30pm **Please arrive by 7pm for the presentation Natural Beginnings 75 Main St. Suite 13 (*Above Men's Clothing) Manasquan, NJ Nicole Bonny is a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor and Imago Therapist. Nicole holds a MA degree in Psychology from Rosemont College, and a BA in education from Clemson University. Nicole has worked primarily with children, adolescents, and their families for over 10 years in PA, CA and NJ. Ms. Bonny worked at Princeton House Behavioral Health for approximately 5 years in the Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient programs, and serviced hundreds of families in improving their communication and helping adolescents with significant mental health issues. After working with teens and their parents, Ms. Bonny was compelled to train in couple’s therapy, to gain more expertise in how to help partners communicate effectively with one another and gain an improved emotional connection with one another that transcends to their children, and loved ones and increases the overall functioning within their lives. Nicole is genuine, down to earth and creates a space in therapy where the individual can feel safe, cared for and heard through her compassionate energy. Nicole believes that we are all capable of growth and change. She strongly feels relationships are a door to the better selves we all can be. For more information, please visit: njharmony.com **If you have questions about our meeting or Dar a Luz, please contact Beth Salerno: 908.492-4987
HypnoBirthing is a Childbirth method that focuses on preparing parents for a gentle birth. While the national epidural rate is 71%, for HypnoBirthing mothers, the rate is 23%. In HypnoBirthing classes, families learn proven techniques in a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, visualization and self-hypnosis. Samantha Moody & Sarah Lane of Natural Beginnings are both HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educators. Sarah and Samantha will be introducing HypnoBirthing and answering your questions about the method. Our meeting will open at 6:30. The presentation will begin at 7:15pm. If you have questions or anything else you'd like to discuss, please arrive before 7. As always, our meetings are free and all babies and children are welcome. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:30-8:30pm Samantha and Sarah will begin their presentation at 7:15pm. Natural Beginnings NJ 75 Main St. Suite 13 (2nd Floor above "Men's Clothing") Manasquan, NJ ***************************************************************************
Nurture Parents 6/7 Little Silver: Healthy Families & Parental Choices Nurture Parenting and local advocates present: An open conversation with three women on the forefront of the health revolution, sharing the latest thinking about pregnancy, childbirth, and our children’s health. They will be joined by local advocates and practitioners who will share expertise and local knowledge. Our Little Silver Author Panel: Jennifer Margulis, PhD – The Business of Baby Louise Kuo Habakus – Vaccine Epidemic Jill Wodnick — national doula trainer and Lamaze educator Our Sponsors: Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Group Center for Personal Rights EccoBella Cosmetics HealthFair Natural & Organic Market Holistic Moms Network – Monmouth County East Chapter Jersey Shore Dar a Luz The Nest — A Pregnancy Wellness Center Proodian Healthcare New Jersey BirthNetwork So Delicious Dairy Free Weleda Zen Babies Infant Massage Join the conversation! Refreshments, Goodie Bags, and Book Signings Admission $10 in advance / $15 at the door, space permitting Very limited seating, advance registration through PayPal strongly recommended http://nurtureparenting.com/events/ Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Bring your questions, concerns and experiences to share. Come whenever you can, leave whenever you want--Open Topic Meetings are casual gatherings. Among others, you'll find: Beth Salerno, Postpartum Doula for 10 years, Breastfeeding Counselor and Mother of three. Alice Barlow, Home Schooling mother of two, very knowedgeable in Althernative/Holistic Treatments. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings 75 Main Street, Suite 13, Manasquan As always, our meetings are free and all babies and children are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Bring your questions, concerns and experiences to share. Come whenever you can, leave whenever you want--Open Topic Meetings are casual gatherings. Among others, you'll find: Beth Salerno, Postpartum Doula for 10 years, Breastfeeding Counselor and Mother of three. Alice Barlow, Home Schooling mother of two, very knowedgeable in Althernative/Holistic Treatments. Kim Metcalfe, Certified Massage Therapist, Herbalist, Mother (unassisted birth). Wednesday, April 17, 2013 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings 75 Main Street, Suite 13, Manasquan As always, our meetings are free and all babies and children are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Our next meeting is Wednesday, March 20, 2013. We're having an Open Topic. Bring your questions, concerns, experiences to share. In our friendly supportive atmosphere you'll feel welcome. Weds. March 20, 2013 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings 75 Main Street, Suite 13, Manasquan As always, our meetings are free and all babies and children are welcome.
"Strategies to help “organize” your child for optimal development." Dr. Lane will discuss the basics of nervous system function. She will provide you information on behavior and attention from a neurological perspective. Every person is a series of muscles, nerves and chemicals. Understand behavior, attention and development and empower you to offer opportunities for neurological organization for yourself and your children. You will leave this discussion with tools to work with your family. Partners, grandparents, dads & others are encouraged to join us. As always, our meetings are FREE and all babies and children are welcome. Weds. February 20, 2013 6:30 (meeting opens) 7pm Dr. Lane's Presentation begins 8:30 Meeting ends Natural Beginnings 75 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ Suite 13 Sarah Lane OD, RYT, HBCE is the founder and owner of the FOCUS Center for Vision and Learning in Lakewood, NJ and of Natural Beginnings NJ: a resource center for growing families in Manasquan, NJ. At the FOCUS Center Dr. Lane provides Developmental Optometric consultations and vision therapy. At Natural Beginnings NJ Dr. Lane wears a different hat. She teaches HypnoBirthing® Childbirth education classes, yoga, and a class she created called, Meaningful Moves. The Meaningful Moves class is designed for babies ages 6 weeks to 18 months, and works with introducing families to movement and sensory activities that can help encourage optimal development. Dr. Lane is a co-creator of “Having Healthy Babies”, an initiative aimed at prevention of developmental disorders, sponsored by Developmental Delay Resources. Dr. Lane has 2 sons, Joshua and Aaron, both born at home and lives in Manasquan with her husband David and step daughters, Amelia and Elsie. Sarah Lane, OD, HBCE, RYT email@example.com Developmental Optometry - FOCUS: A Center for Vision and Learning, Lakewood, NJ www.focusvisioncenter.com Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education - Natural Beginnings, Manasquan, NJ www.NaturalBeginningsNJ.com Pre and Postnatal yoga - Natural Beginnings, Manasquan, NJ www.SarahLaneYoga.com