Please stop by for our Annual Open Topic/Free Cycle Meeting. We'd love to see you, share a cup of tea and make just a little time and space for YOU during this often hectic time of year. If you have any items you'd like to pass on (baby/pregnancy or totally random!), feel free to bring it with you. If there's something you can use, take it. This is completely optional--just a fun way to de-clutter this time of year. Any leftovers will be donated to charity. Weds, Dec. 17, 2014 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings 200 Route 71 Spring Lake, NJ (Entrance is on back side of building. Follow signs for Dr. Sarah Lane) As always, our meetings are free and all women, babies and children are welcome. Hope to see you then! (And even if we don't see you, know that we're wishing you a peaceful holiday season. ;)
Cornelia Mazzan will be sharing Doula tips to help you get through labor Cornelia Mazzan is Creative Director of Fearless Parent™, co-host of Fearless Parent Radio, and mom of one. She is trained as a birth doula, a certified yoga instructor, a Reiki / energy work practitioner, and an aspiring midwife. Cornelia is co-leader of NJ BirthNetwork and the past President of Real Mama, Inc. She has a degree in Fine Arts and is a web and print Visual Designer with nearly 20 years of experience.
There are many challenges to parenting, but siblings who don't get along can be one of the toughest! Whether it's toddlers who don't want to share or older kids getting into physical arguments, it can become stressful (and even damaging) for the children and parents. We'll be discussing techniques and strategies that can help you get them off to a good start or diffuse mounting tensions in their relationship now. There will also be time to discuss anything else that's on your mind. As always, our meetings are free and all women, babies and children are welcome. Hope to see you there! Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings NJ 200 Route 71, Suite 4 Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Birth Collages! Your beliefs can deeply impact your experience of birth. If preparing for your first birth, addressing any fears or concerns can smooth the path to an easier labor. If you had a challenging birth, this is a great way to help heal any wounds so you don't bring unnecessary baggage into your next birth. A joyous birth also can be celebrated and remembered. We'll be doing collages--they don't require a high degree of artistic skill and can easily be paused if little ones need attention. We provide all needed materials. As always, our meetings are free and all women, babies and children are welcome. Hope to see you there! Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings 200 Route 71 Spring Lake, NJ (Follow signs for Dr. Sarah Lane's office--enter back door and go upstairs)
Autism Prevention & Treatment with Dr. Lane 2/20 As always, our meetings are free. This topic is relevant for all parents, grandparents and care providers. We welcome and encourage dads, partners, and care givers to come. 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 Spring Lake, NJ. At the FOCUS Center Dr. Lane provides Developmental Optometric consultations and vision therapy. At Natural Beginnings NJ Dr. Lane 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 View a video of the meeting here:
Make a little room to catch your breath...Sit, relax and connect with other mamas. We'll be there with snacks. All women, babies and children are welcome. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings NJ 200 Route 71, Suite 4 Spring Lake (parking lot in back of building. Up the stairs to the right--Dr. Sarah Lane) If you have any trouble, call/text Beth 908.492-4987. Hope to see you!
What if you could reduce or eliminate your need for diapers? Kim Metcalfe raised her daughter Diaper Free and will be sharing the tricks of Elimination Communication. By reading your baby's cues, you can anticipate their need to pee....It may sound unreal, but you can literally use this to at least reduce your dependence on diapers. No matter how you diapered (disposable, cloth, etc.), please come share your experiences. There will also be plenty of time to talk about whatever else is on your mind. (Kim is also a Certified Massage Therapist and Herbalist. Beth will also be there, if you have breastfeeding, postpartum or baby care questions.) As always, our meetings are free and all women, babies and children are welcome. Stop by and check out our new space in Spring Lake! Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:30-8:30pm 200 Route 71 Spring Lake, NJ Suite 4 (Back door, up the stairs--follow signs for Dr. Sarah Lane) If you have any trouble, call Beth 908.492-4987. Hope to see you there!
Please help spread the word-- Jersey Shore Dar a Luz has moved with Natural Beginnings to a new location in Spring Lake!!! The new space is much easier to find! Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:30-8:30 pm 200 Route 71 Spring Lake We'll be holding an OPEN TOPIC meeting--bring your questions, concerns, experiences to share. In this relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere, you can connect with other moms and share whatever is on your mind. As always, our meetings are free and all women, babies and children are welcome. Look forward to meeting you or seeing you again. (If you have any questions or need help locating us, please contact Beth at 908.492-4987 or email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Missing your pre-baby belly? Skin stretches to accommodate your growing baby, blood and fluids. After your baby is born your skin may appear loose even after the extra weight and fluids are gone. Body Wrapping can help tighten your skin and detoxify your system. We'll be doing a very basic belly wrap to firm skin and possibly even lose a couple inches. If you are interested in participating, wear old clothes that allow access to your belly from ribs to hips. (i.e. sports bra + yoga pants) Wraps are applied and left in place for 45 minutes, so be sure to arrive by 7pm. $10 Suggested Donation to Dar a Luz Network to cover cost of materials. As always, all women, babies and children are welcome. (Wrapping Moms might want to come without mobile kids ;) There will be plenty of time to chat, snack and enjoy a warm cup of tea. You are most welcome to come--even if you don't want to try the wraps. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings 75 Main St. Suite 13 Manasquan, NJ (In South Street Plaza, right across from Green Planet Coffee. If you need help finding, call/text Beth 908.492-4987) Hope to see you there!
Learn how to protect yourself from Colds & Flus (even if you're pregnant/breastfeeding) as well as natural symptom relief. *Natural Immune Enhancement *Treat Cold/Flu Symptoms for yourself or your baby/children Virignia Ahearn, CPM will be sharing her Herbal expertise with us at our March meeting. Virginia is a Practitioner of Herbal Medicine, an NJ-licensed home birth midwife (CPM) and a Certified Postpartum Doula. She began studying herbal medicine 20 years ago with David Winston at his School of Botanical Medicine, and in 1998 with 7Song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine. She is dedicated to teaching wellness with herbs through her practice and classes. For more information about Virginia, please see her website: www.virginiaahearn.com As always, our meetings are free and all women, babies and children are welcome. Wednesday March 19, 2014 6:30-8:30pm Natural Beginnings 75 Main St. Suite 13 Manasquan, NJ (South Street Plaza, across from Green Planet Coffee. Second floor, above Mens' Consignment) If you have any trouble finding it, or have any questions, please call/text Beth 908.492-4987.
Denise Hoagland, M.A. will be sharing techniques to help moms with stress and children's issues. Denise Hoagland has a Masters Degree in Holistic Health and is a Certified Hypnotherapist. Denise offers individualized therapy, counseling and homeopathy through Blossoming Soul. In addition to several specializations in hypnotherapy, Denise is also a Certified Labor and Birth Attendant. She's a mother of three. To learn more about her background, please visit: Natural Lifestyle.net As always, our meetings are FREE and all women, babies and children are welcome. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:30-8:30pm (Denise will begin @ 7pm) Natural Beginnings 75 Main Street, Suite 13 (second floor, above Men's Consignment....Across the street from Green Planet Coffee) If you have difficulty finding us, please call Beth: 908.492-4987