ONLINE: Yoga Therapy for the Postpartum Pelvic Floor
Jul
8
to May 29

ONLINE: Yoga Therapy for the Postpartum Pelvic Floor

This four-week series is a crucial piece of holistic postpartum care centered around re-embodiment and re-connection to the pelvic floor through yoga. Participants will cultivate deeper awareness of their bodies, specifically their pelvic floor muscles through understanding their postural and breathing patterns, cultivating connection to their pelvis in movement, and utilizing breath and yoga postures to both strengthen muscles and release tension. Each class includes an educational component, movement, breathwork, and a home practice to do between classes.

Participants are asked to have been cleared for movement by their doctor or midwife prior to attending the series. Participants are invited to bring their babies to this class. 

This class is a 4 week series that is viewable online. Practice at your pace!

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Get to Know Your Pelvic Floor: how movement, breath, and emotions influence your physiology
Sep
27
to Nov 1

Get to Know Your Pelvic Floor: how movement, breath, and emotions influence your physiology

Birthing parents are welcome. Those who have painful sex or menstrual cycles are welcome. Those with low back pain and chronic hip ‘tightness’ are welcome. Those who want to learn more about the pelvic floor are welcome.

This course is for anyone who who has a pelvic floor and wants to learn about the muscles of the pelvic floor, how they respond to stress/anxiety/trauma, how the pelvic floor is affected by pregnancy and birth, and what tools can be utilized to heal or rebuild pelvic mobility and pelvic floor strength/suppleness.

This 6 week course begins September 28th, 2019. The day the course begins you will get an email with all of the essentials for the course. Links to worksheets, videos, and presentations will be sent to you so you can learn and explore at your pace!

Option 1: You can do this practice on your own for $85 ($55 if you register before September)

Option 2: You can use this practice on your own AND have a virtual yoga therapy session with me! For $120 ($100 if you register before September)

Option 2 includes the 6 week course AND a 45 minute virtual session with me! This is a great way to not only learn more about yourself but to also ask me questions as your on this path of exploring your internal landscape! We’ll work together to find the best tools for your healing/learning process and based on your needs/preferences I’ll provide you a plan of care to work on over the coming weeks/months.

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Postpartum Yoga Therapy - at The Well
Sep
30
to Oct 21

Postpartum Yoga Therapy - at The Well

This is not your typical yoga class and no previous yoga experience is necessary. This series is focused on utilizing the tools of yoga therapeutically tailored to each participant in the group. In this crucial piece of holistic postpartum care the birthing parent will be participating in movements, breathing patterns, discussions, and meditations centered around re-embodiment and re-connection. Participants will cultivate deeper awareness of their bodies, specifically their pelvic floor muscles and abdominals through understanding their postural and breathing patterns, cultivating connection to their bodies in movement, and utilizing breath and yoga postures to both strengthen muscles and release tension. Each class includes an educational component, movement, breathwork, and a home practice to do between classes.

The first class will include some time to complete a short intake questionnaire so that the instructor knows a bit more about each participant's health history and can make sure to meet everyone's needs throughout the series. All collected health information is in compliance with HIPAA.

This class is intended for postpartum clients. Participants are asked to have been cleared for movement by their doctor or midwife prior to attending the series. Participants are invited to bring their babies to this class but please note that this class is not a baby and me yoga class - this series is focused on you!

This four week session will meet on Mondays Sept 30 - Oct 21 at The Well in Mount Pleasant from 6:00 - 7:15pm. Cost is $100

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End of Summer Restore to Reset
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

End of Summer Restore to Reset

Let’s gather and reset our bodies and minds for the end of summer and preparation for fall. In this restorative yoga class we’ll focus on resetting your body and mind through gentle yoga postures and breathwork to relax your whole being. Each posture will focus on a different area of the body that may hold tension: neck, shoulders, chest, abdomen, low back, and hips. We’ll end with a guided meditation and a sweet savasana leaving you ready to begin your fall with inner ease restored.


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Labor Day - Breathe for Pelvic Health
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

Labor Day - Breathe for Pelvic Health

This FREE mini workshop will lead participants into breathing practices that cultivate both strength and suppleness to the pelvic floor diaphragm. Whether you’re pregnant, postpartum, or interested in the relationship between breath and pelvic floor health, this mini workshop will leave you breathing a bit more fully, feeling easeful and clear, and standing a bit taller. Come with questions and curiosity. Let’s breathe together!

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Pelvic Floor 101: Demystifying Mula Bandha
May
11
12:45 PM12:45

Pelvic Floor 101: Demystifying Mula Bandha

This 4 hour workshop is a deep exploration of the physiology of the pelvis, the role of the pelvic floor muscles, and demystifying mula bandha. The first 2 hours of this workshop will be a deep dive into pelvic anatomy and physiology, exploring individually and through partner work how our bodies move in space as well as the inner workings of our physical and energetic bodies. Then we'll explore the power of mula bandha: exploring the stability of pelvic floor engagement in movement as well as the importance of releasing these muscles for restoration. Culminating this workshop in an hour-long practice exploring the application of all that we learned. Be prepared for lecture, movement, and working together with fellow participants.

Each participant will be provided with worksheets and other materials; please bring a pen to write with. This workshop is eligible for Yoga Alliance CEUs.

This workshop is led by Jess Gruber, who is currently pursuing her master's degree in clinical yoga therapy.

Price: $60

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A Yoga Therapy Group
Mar
23
to Apr 20

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A Yoga Therapy Group

A weekly woman’s yoga therapy group, where women who have experienced abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss at any point in their lives will find a welcoming space for support on their journeys. This group encourages women who are struggling moment to moment with a recent loss and those reflecting on a more distant one to practice yogic tools such as asana (posture), pranayama (breath work), and meditation within a safe sisterhood of support. This series will provide guidance for non-judgmental observation of emotions, management of anxiety and worry, creation of self-love and self-care practices, as well as cultivating the feeling of embodiment within each woman.

No previous yoga experience is required. Participants are required to complete an intake form and participate in a short phone call with Jess Gruber prior to the start of the series. Once registered, Jess will email you an intake form and possible times to schedule a phone call. Participants will receive a notebook and all necessary materials. Mats are provided but participants are welcome to bring their own.

This series is led by Jess Gruber, who is currently pursuing her master's degree in clinical yoga therapy. Jess specializes in women’s health, working with women to heal and cultivate agency in their lives. She firmly believes that women’s well being is the crux of creating a healthy and peaceful world.

If you have any questions please email Jess at: yogawithjessg@gmail.com

Price: $149 - Early Bird, $169 after March 10

Register here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=135362&stype=-8&sTG=91&sView=day&sLoc=0

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Pregnancy + Infant Loss: A Women's Healing Group
Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Pregnancy + Infant Loss: A Women's Healing Group

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Sunday August 26th from 2:00 - 5:00pm

This group is for women to meet and provide a sisterhood of support in the experience of abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Women who are struggling moment to moment with a recent loss or those reflecting on a more distant one, will all find a welcoming space for support on their journeys. Together we will practice yoga, learn restorative breath-work and meditation practices.

We'll start this 3 hour gathering by introducing ourselves and sharing our stories with our sisterhood. We will then dive into movement and breathwork to bring us back into our bodies. Then we will begin a journaling exercise, on the story of our pelvises, making progress toward appreciation of your body, your pelvis, by sharing and remembering the breadth of your life experiences.

This series is led by Jess Gruber, an experienced yoga teacher and graduate student of yoga therapy, with a specialty in pelvic floor yoga therapy. She is passionate about women’s health and works with clients to heal through various yoga practices.

REGISTER HERE: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pregnancy-infant-loss-a-womens-yoga-group-tickets-45938125169

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Nature Preschool Conference
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Nature Preschool Conference

Jess is leading yoga Saturday morning and is leading a workshops on teaching yoga and mindfulness in the classroom for preschool and nature educators.

Conference Description:

Nature-based preschools are re-focusing the lens on early childhood education. Join us for Irvine’s award-winning conference to address the unique benefits and challenges of nature-based curriculum in early childhood programs.

Network with participants from across the country to share and grow the EECE movement! See where professional development intersects with teacher retreat during an inspiring weekend.

This Nature Preschool Conference has been approved by the Maryland State Department of Education as meeting the requirements of a state conference. Participants are eligible for a total of 9.5 clock hours if attending the full conference. Participants must attend a minimum of 6 hours of training to be eligible for Professional Activity Units.

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Pregnancy + Infant Loss
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Pregnancy + Infant Loss

A weekly woman’s group providing a sisterhood of support for women who have experienced abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss at any point in their lives. Women who are struggling moment to moment with a recent loss or those reflecting on a more distant one, will all find a welcoming space for support on their journeys. Together we will practice yoga, learn restorative breath-work and meditation practices. You'll have the option to participate in group activities and discussions focused on bringing healing and understanding to your experience of loss.

This series is led by Jess Gruber, an experienced yoga teacher and graduate student of yoga therapy, with a specialty in pelvic floor yoga therapy. She is passionate about women’s health and works with clients to heal the pelvis through yoga postures, breath-work, and meditation.

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Release + Blossom
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Release + Blossom

Inspired by the fresh growth of spring releasing what it no longer needs in order to blossom, this workshop will encourage gentle release of the hips in order to blossom from the heart. We’ll dip ourselves into sweet-like-honey restorative yoga postures to gently encourage the release of emotional information stored in our hips. Once we feel the release and softening of our deepest layers, we’ll begin to expand the heart space. Utilizing restorative postures, breath work, and meditation in order to blossom and shine outward from our hearts. You’ll leave this restorative class feeling sweet and light from your head to your toes, as if sunshine is beaming from your pores.

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