Women's Health Series
Tuesday, October 16th - Acupuncture and Yoga for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle
Tuesday, November 13th - Partners in Pregnancy: Massage and Yoga for Prenatal Couples
December - Grounded Goddess: Pelvic Floor Workshop for Women
January - Women of Wisdom: Acupuncture and Yoga for Menopause and Peri-menopause
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Jade Integrated Health (Brunswick) - 12 Windorf Cir, Brunswick, ME 04011
Jade Integrated Health is excited to host a series of workshops designed around pivotal moments in a woman's lifespan. This four part series will encompass different stages of life, major life events, hormonal changes and much more. Join our providers and instructors on this collaborative journey using yoga, acupuncture, and physical therapy to explore and learn about your body and mind as you travel through this amazing life.
Find the workshop that will support and strengthen your wellness!
Wear clothing appropriate for yoga with access to lower legs and arms for acupuncture
No yoga experience requires
All yoga props and mats are provided
This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners
This is a women only series
Workshops are non-refundable
Navigate the natural hormonal shifts in a 4 week menstrual cycle with Yoga and Acupuncture for a healthy cycle.
This workshop explores how Tradition Chinese Medicine views the phases of a healthy menstrual cycle and integrates yoga poses and essential oils to support its natural rhythms. Our menstrual cycles often display patterns that reflect our wider health and from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective they provide a useful insight. Rectifying underlying patterns can help to adjust your cycle as well as help with other symptoms that may seem unrelated. Even women whose periods are not disrupted, may gain insights into their wider health by looking at their cycles.
**Acupuncture will be provided according to each individual participant’s cycle. Flexible looser clothing is recommended to allow access to points on the abdomen, hands and legs to just above the knee.
Host: Carole Wyche, L.Ac and Diane Murphy, CYT
Want to learn strategies to relieve hip discomfort and low back pain that can occur during pregnancy? Join us for an evening with your partner in a workshop that integrate yoga and massage techniques that are beneficial and appropriate for both partners during pregnancy.
Nancy Charlebois, PT, LMT will demonstrate safe massage strokes as well as demystify commonly held myths about massage in pregnancy and Grace Bedard, DPT, CYT will lead you through a yoga sequence designed for all stages of pregnancy and is suitable for everyone.
Most of the massage portion of the workshop will be hands on and no experience is necessary. Pregnant mama’s will receive massage from their partners but will also have the opportunity to return the favor to their loved one! Yoga will be safe and suitable for all stages of pregnancy with a focus on hips, low back and breath work and will be enjoyable for everyone to practice together.
Come relax, learn massage and enjoy a gentle yoga sequence during pregnancy!
Host: Nancy Charlebois, PT, LMT and Grace Bedard, DPT, CYT
Knowledge and awareness is power. What is the pelvic floor? Why does it matter and how can yoga enhance your pelvic health? Do you have questions about bladder and bowel function and are not sure who to ask? Have you ever been instructed to engage your pelvic floor in yoga or exercise class and not known what that meant? If you have any questions regarding the pelvic floor, this workshop is for you.
In this workshop, Jenn and Kirsten will share their expertise on the anatomy and intricate function of the pelvic floor. They will lead you through a sequence of breath work and yoga postures that will increase your awareness of pelvic floor engagement, coordination and flexibility. This will empower you to achieve optimal health of your pelvic floor with your current yoga practice and learn how these skills can translate into your daily life.
Host: Jennifer Gelfand, Women’s Health DPT, CYT and Kirsten Twaite, Women’s Health DPT, CYT
Stay tuned for more information!