Prenatal Health 101

Quality care and education are important for preventing what can be an untold number of complications in pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Effective prenatal care is associated with lower rates of preterm birth and neonatal complications. This workshop educates women on prenatal health and how to optimize health for the expecting mother and her growing baby (or babies).

In this educational workshop, join physician and prenatal yoga instructor Janel Martir to learn and and explore:

  • The physiology of pregnancy and childbirth
  • The stages of fetal development during pregnancy
  • Components of routine prenatal care
  • Common recommendations for a healthy pregnancy
  • Common nutritional recommendations for a healthy mom and baby

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October 20, 2018
Saturday 4:00 – 6:30 PM
AREA YOGA Brooklyn Heights
144 Montague Street

How many of the moments in your life are truly mindful? Mindfulness is the intention to pay attention in every moment. Cultivating the intention to pay attention to the present moment is the basis for personally transformative change. Yet, most of us can count more mindless moments than mindful ones.

This workshop integrates the research of renowned mindfulness experts in medicine, western psychology and neuroscience including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ronald D. Siegel, Sharon Salzberg and many more to give you an optimized session geared toward building mindfulness into your life.

In this workshop:

  • Attend a breath-focused mindful vinyasa yoga class
  • Determine your mindfulness baseline
  • Discuss the role of mindfulness in your life
  • Learn science-based methods for cultivating mindfulness
  • All levels welcome including prenatal and postpartum
  • Dairy-free vegan snacks + refreshments will be included


April 21, 2018
AREA Brooklyn Heights

Yoga for Emotional Resilience

Resilience is the ability to adapt well in the face of adversity, tragedy, trauma or stress. It encompasses the ability to efficiently manage strong feelings and impulses, maintain a positive view of oneself, and develop a realistic yet hopeful perspective. Without the practice of resilience, we suffer from chronic stress, anxiety or depression. The good news is that we can cultivate resilience – emotionally and physically – through the practice of yoga and meditation.

Mindfulness-based practices such as yoga and meditation are increasingly recognized within the medical community as effective self-management tools for emotional wellness. Join medical researcher and yoga instructor Janel Martir to learn how to cultivate emotional and physical resilience!

Expect a guided meditation intended to induce mental and physical resilience, a mindful flow yoga practice designed to calm the mind and energize the body, and a series of gentle breath-work exercises combined with loving-kindness meditation to cultivate self-compassion.