Childbirth Education + Self Care Weekend
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Childbirth Education + Self Care Weekend

This weekend workshop of Childbirth Education + Self Care aims to expand your mind and relax your body. Saturday, we'll gather for a 4-hour childbirth education class led by Anna Cheechov (doula/mentor/mama) that will help you to wrap your minds around the birth experience from beginning to end, and all the possible ways it could go down for you. We will explore all things labor into the immediate postpartum period after baby is born! 

On Sunday, we'll explore comfort measures with Shala Konomi (doula & yogi) that you can practice with a partner while still pregnant to help you get a little more comfy as your baby grows and body expands. These same techniques can also be super helpful in labor. After this 1-hour session, we'll split up for some much deserved body/mind treatments. You and your +1 will both have the option of getting a massage, reiki or acupuncture with some of MINKAs finest practitioners. Sign ups for this will take place after registration.

RSVP HERE!!

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Pelvic Floor Awareness with Alessandra Calderin
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Pelvic Floor Awareness with Alessandra Calderin

Calling ALL mamas! This workshop is for YOU! Whether you are pregnant, newly postpartum, or not-so-newly postpartum, your pelvic floor always could use some TLC. Come learn how to get in touch with your root chakra and all that is involved with your pelvic floor. Getting in touch with "down there" helps with increasing strength, reducing tension and encouraging awareness of your body. It's been proven to be helpful in reducing incontinence and any pelvic pain. Please come learn with us! This info is invaluable!

Sliding Scale: $10-20

RSVP HERE!

 

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Exploring Bodies (and Food) with Sarah Lewin
Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Exploring Bodies (and Food) with Sarah Lewin

We all come to birth and parenthood with a body story. This story is often complicated by a culture that dictates a narrow idea of health and beauty; one that can be dismissive of our inner needs.. In this Womb Circle we will look at how to move towards body positivity throughout our transition into parenthood and explore the obstacles that prevent us from living peacefully in our bodies as they are right now. 

Sliding Scale: $10-20

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Womb Circle OUTSIDE-- Nature Walk with Liz
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Womb Circle OUTSIDE-- Nature Walk with Liz

We're taking our womb circle outside! Join the lovely Liz Neves (http://www.gatheringground.nyc/) for a mama:baby nature walk. She's a wealth of knowledge when it comes to plants and our park and does these walks regularly at MINKA outside of this circle. Praying for good weather by then! We'll meet at MINKA and go from there. Bring your strollers or carriers, whatever you feel best walking around the park in! This will be an informative and relaxing meetup of mamas. Please be on time for this one as we'll leave to walk over no later than 12:10. 

Sliding Scale: $10-20

RSVP HERE!

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Mama:Baby Astrology
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Mama:Baby Astrology

Please join us and Carmen Mayes, @writtennthestars, for a fun afternoon of breaking down birth charts for our babes. It’s a fun way to get informed about the energies swirling around and within your child, and also examine the connections between parents and kiddos. We believe they all pick us for a certain reason— and knowing this cool info can help us better inform how we interact with them, raise them and love them. Please RSVP to this one WITH BABY'S BIRTH TIME/DATE/LOCATION! Carmen has lots of info and we don’t have a lot of time! Hope to see you then!       💫✨🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕🌝🌔🌓🌒🌚✨💫

Sliding Scale: $10-20

RSVP HERE!

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Black & Latched: Lactation Support for Black Parents
Jun
1
10:30 AM10:30

Black & Latched: Lactation Support for Black Parents

Breastfeeding is so much more than feeding a baby. Societal and cultural norms and expectations may make nursing your baby even more of a challenge. The good thing is, you don’t have to do it alone! Black and Latched aims to create a space where black/afro identifying nursing mothers/parents can bring their babies, share stories and exchange wisdom and information all the while being led by Elizabeth Pérez, a Lactation Support Provider and experienced nursing mother. 


This bi weekly meet up aims to raise awareness and increase the rates of initiation and duration among black nursing mothers. Black and Latched is also open to pregnant parents interested in learning more about breastfeeding and hearing firsthand from nursing parents.


*We use the term parents interchangeably with mothers to be inclusive of how one identifies during this time as well as an open space for queer and trans families.

Sliding scale: $15-20

led by Elizabeth Perez

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Childbirth Education + Self Care Weekend
May
19
to May 20

Childbirth Education + Self Care Weekend

This weekend workshop of Childbirth Education + Self Care aims to expand your mind and relax your body. Saturday, we'll gather for a 4-hour childbirth education class led by Anna Cheechov (doula/mentor/mama) that will help you to wrap your minds around the birth experience from beginning to end, and all the possible ways it could go down for you. We will explore all things labor into the immediate postpartum period after baby is born! 

On Sunday, we'll explore comfort measures with Shala Konomi (doula & yogi) that you can practice with a partner while still pregnant to help you get a little more comfy as your baby grows and body expands. These same techniques can also be super helpful in labor. After this 1-hour session, we'll split up for some much deserved body/mind treatments. You and your +1 will both have the option of getting a massage, reiki or acupuncture with some of MINKAs finest practitioners. Sign ups for this will take place after registration.

RSVP HERE!!

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Mothering the Mama: Womb Reiki & Kundalini Meditation Circle
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Mothering the Mama: Womb Reiki & Kundalini Meditation Circle

Join the lovely Sangeet Raj of @royalmothering this coming Friday for an hour of mothering the mama. We mother all day and all night, but who’s mothering us? This is a chance to come do some inner work and receive love, with extra hands to hold babies. Meaning, let’s get down to biz in the most safe and relaxing way to clear out that which doesn’t serve us so we can #motherbetter. Sangeet is a birth Doula, reiki practitioner and kundalini yoga teacher, amongst other healing modalities. Come sit with us, bring babies. Pregnant people welcome too. 

Sliding Scale: $10-20

RSVP HERE!

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Black & Latched: Lactation Support for Black Parents
May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Black & Latched: Lactation Support for Black Parents

Breastfeeding is so much more than feeding a baby. Societal and cultural norms and expectations may make nursing your baby even more of a challenge. The good thing is, you don’t have to do it alone! Black and Latched aims to create a space where black/afro identifying nursing mothers/parents can bring their babies, share stories and exchange wisdom and information all the while being led by Elizabeth Pérez, a Lactation Support Provider and experienced nursing mother. 


This bi weekly meet up aims to raise awareness and increase the rates of initiation and duration among black nursing mothers. Black and Latched is also open to pregnant parents interested in learning more about breastfeeding and hearing firsthand from nursing parents.


*We use the term parents interchangeably with mothers to be inclusive of how one identifies during this time as well as an open space for queer and trans families.

Sliding scale: $15-20

led by Elizabeth Perez

RSVP HERE!

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Cultivating Pelvic Floor Awareness: with Alessandra Calderin
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Cultivating Pelvic Floor Awareness: with Alessandra Calderin

Calling ALL mamas! This workshop is for YOU! Whether you are pregnant, newly postpartum, or not-so-newly postpartum, your pelvic floor always could use some TLC. Come learn how to get in touch with your root chakra and all that is involved with your pelvic floor. Getting in touch with "down there" helps with increasing strength, reducing tension and encouraging awareness of your body. It's been proven to be helpful in reducing incontinence and any pelvic pain. Please come learn with us! This info is invaluable!

Sliding Scale: $10-20

RSVP HERE!

 

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Black & Latched: Lactation Support for Black Parents
May
4
10:30 AM10:30

Black & Latched: Lactation Support for Black Parents

Breastfeeding is so much more than feeding a baby. Societal and cultural norms and expectations may make nursing your baby even more of a challenge. The good thing is, you don’t have to do it alone! Black and Latched aims to create a space where black/afro identifying nursing mothers/parents can bring their babies, share stories and exchange wisdom and information all the while being led by Elizabeth Pérez, a Lactation Support Provider and experienced nursing mother. 


This bi weekly meet up aims to raise awareness and increase the rates of initiation and duration among black nursing mothers. Black and Latched is also open to pregnant parents interested in learning more about breastfeeding and hearing firsthand from nursing parents.


*We use the term parents interchangeably with mothers to be inclusive of how one identifies during this time as well as an open space for queer and trans families.

Sliding scale: $15-20

led by Elizabeth Perez

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Ear Seeds with Aimée
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

Ear Seeds with Aimée

Ear seeds, what?! It's like reflexology for the ear using little seeds or beads. Basically, this womb circle will prep you for a weekend of less stress. Aimée practices Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture amongst a few other healing modalities. She also loves teaching people how to use ear seeds to bring more balance into your life. Come learn and try these out with us! To learn more about her visit: www.alignnewyork.com

Sliding Scale: $10-20

RSVP HERE!

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Black & Latched: Lactation Support for Black Parents
Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

Black & Latched: Lactation Support for Black Parents

Breastfeeding is so much more than feeding a baby. Societal and cultural norms and expectations may make nursing your baby even more of a challenge. The good thing is, you don’t have to do it alone! Black and Latched aims to create a space where black/afro identifying nursing mothers/parents can bring their babies, share stories and exchange wisdom and information all the while being led by Elizabeth Pérez, a Lactation Support Provider and experienced nursing mother. 


This bi weekly meet up aims to raise awareness and increase the rates of initiation and duration among black nursing mothers. Black and Latched is also open to pregnant parents interested in learning more about breastfeeding and hearing firsthand from nursing parents.


*We use the term parents interchangeably with mothers to be inclusive of how one identifies during this time as well as an open space for queer and trans families.

Sliding scale: $15-20

led by Elizabeth Perez

RSVP HERE

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Lactation Circle
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Lactation Circle

Bring your babies (and bellies) for an hour of lactation support and community at MINKA following our Womb Circle. Pregnant people are welcome to come find out more about breastfeeding before jumping in, and those who are navigating this with their babies now can receive in-person support and advice as you go through this wild time of nurturing baby-- STILL WITH YOUR BODY! So cool... and also often challenging!! We're here to help you figure it out! Led by one of our in-house lactation counselors. 

$20/session

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Mama:Baby Astrology
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Mama:Baby Astrology

Please join us and Carmen Mayes, @writtennthestars, for a fun afternoon of breaking down birth charts for our babes. It’s a fun way to get informed about the energies swirling around and within your child, and also examine the connections between parents and kiddos. We believe they all pick us for a certain reason— and knowing this cool info can help us better inform how we interact with them, raise them and love them. Please RSVP to this one WITH BABY'S BIRTH TIME/DATE/LOCATION! Carmen has lots of info and we don’t have a lot of time! Hope to see you then!       💫✨🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕🌝🌔🌓🌒🌚✨💫

$15

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Breastfeeding Support Group
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Breastfeeding Support Group

Where are you tired and leaking mamas at? Come sit with us this Friday for our #breastfeedingsupportcircle, no matter how you feel. We want to hear about all the good stuff and the stuff that makes you want to scream. This is a safe space for you to talk about your breastfeeding journey and get support from other women who get it— and may have some nice tips and tricks for ya. Bring your baby, obv. Led by the lovely @astarbklyn who is a super mama, lactation counselor and postpartum doula. $20/circle or $99 for 6 circles. This always follows our #wombcircles and happens every other Friday. Hope to see you and your babes there! RSVP by sending us a message to save your seat!

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Mama+Baby Palmistry
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Mama+Baby Palmistry

A child’s palm changes abundantly over the first 10 years of life. Your baby’s palm best reflects their developing personality for their first 3 years. There will also be indications of their thoughts and emotional account of birth.
Mom and baby palm reading also explores inherited traits in emotions, mentality and career from mom to baby. Please join Kelsey Anderson aka @amunarhealing for an insightful afternoon of #palmistry for mamas and babies. Please RSVP by sending us a message on our contact page to reserve your spot! This will be fun! $15

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Lactation Circle
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Lactation Circle

Bring your babies (and bellies) for an hour of lactation support and community at MINKA following our Womb Circle. Pregnant people are welcome to come find out more about breastfeeding before jumping in, and those who are navigating this with their babies now can receive in-person support and advice as you go through this wild time of nurturing baby-- STILL WITH YOUR BODY! So cool... and also often challenging!! We're here to help you figure it out! Led by one of our in-house lactation counselors. 

$20/session

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Reflexology Mini-Sessions
Jan
26
12:00 PM12:00

Reflexology Mini-Sessions

 @eileentogher is a touch-goddess and is offering 10 minute reflexology sessions at our next Womb Circle. It’s basically the best intentional foot massage you’ve ever had and will leave you wanting to go visit her in her sweet office in lower Manhattan for more. She’s also a prenatal massage therapist and incorporates singing bowls and reiki in the most appropriate way. I literally had an out of body experience within 30 min of being on her table. Space is limited to 5 mamas. Bring the babies or not. There will be arms to hold them while you relax. Pregnant people welcome to come enjoy as well at any stage in your pregnancy. Contact Us if you’d like to secure your spot!

$15 #wombcircle #reflexology #selfcare#thisonesforthemamas

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Baby Massage
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Baby Massage

Those toes! 💗 Not only are they cute but they are the pathway to ease in our brains and sinuses when massaged. Come learn all about how to touch your baby so they are comfortable in their bodies while they grow.  Yves was my prenatal massage therapist who I often recommend to my clients. She will be gracing us with her knowledge of the body and touch next Friday at @minkabrooklynfor our bi-monthly #wombcircle. $15 #infantmassage #acupressure #babytoes👣#thelivingwomb #myminka #postpartumfun#brooklynbabies #nycbabies

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Lactation Circle
Dec
29
1:00 PM13:00

Lactation Circle

Bring your babies (and bellies) for an hour of lactation support and community at MINKA following our Womb Circle. Pregnant people are welcome to come find out more about breastfeeding before jumping in, and those who are navigating this with their babies now can receive in-person support and advice as you go through this wild time of nurturing baby-- STILL WITH YOUR BODY! So cool... and also often challenging!! We're here to help you figure it out! Led by one of our in-house lactation counselors. 

$20/session

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Baby Astrology
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Baby Astrology

Please join us and Carmen Mayes, @writtennthestars, for a fun afternoon of breaking down birth charts for our babes. It’s a fun way to get informed about the energies swirling around and within your child, and also examine the connections between parents and kiddos. We believe they all pick us for a certain reason— and knowing this cool info can help us better inform how we interact with them, raise them and love them. Please RSVP to this one! Carmen has lots of info and we don’t have a lot of time. Speaking of time, please make sure you have your and your baby’s birth date, time and location handy. Hope to see you then!       💫✨🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕🌝🌔🌓🌒🌚✨💫

$15

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Lactation Circle
Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Lactation Circle

Bring your babies (and bellies) for an hour of lactation support and community at MINKA following our Womb Circle. Pregnant people are welcome to come find out more about breastfeeding before jumping in, and those who are navigating this with their babies now can receive in-person support and advice as you go through this wild time of nurturing baby-- STILL WITH YOUR BODY! So cool... and also often challenging!! We're here to help you figure it out! Led by one of our in-house lactation counselors. 

$20/session

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Mama:baby Breathwork
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Mama:baby Breathwork

Mamas and babies, pregnant people, and birthworkers— this is for you! Breathwork is effective and quick, and allows space for so much relief. Please come release with us Friday 12/1 from 12-1pm. $10. We’ll be approaching a full moon. This will be a good idea. ✨

Led by Samantha Moody.

$15

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Hypnobirthing 5-week Series with Metro Hypnobirth
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

Hypnobirthing 5-week Series with Metro Hypnobirth

5-week Hypnobirthing Class with Metro Hypnobirth

Looking for ways to have a calm, peaceful, gentle natural birth? Join Bilen and Chrysti of Metro HypnoBirth for our Fall class series at MINKA. HypnoBirthing®, the Mongan Method, is a complete childbirth education series taught in a format of five 2.5 hour classes over five weeks. You will develop an understanding the bio-physiology of pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum. You and your birthing partner will learn methods of rapid relaxation, fear release, visualization, affirmation, self-hypnosis and different breathing techniques to increase your comfort and confidence. You learn about many ways to help you stay focused on the birth you want, through physical comfort and emotional coping techniques. We create an intimate experiential learning environment, where everyone feels welcome! The opportunity to dive deep into the materials, daily practices and building community with other expecting people is truly invaluable.

 

Click HERE to sign up!

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Baby Massage
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Baby Massage

Those toes! 💗 Not only are they cute but they are the pathway to ease in our brains and sinuses when massaged. Come learn all about how to touch your baby so they are comfortable in their bodies while they grow. @bodyworkbyyveswas my prenatal massage therapist who I often recommend to my clients. She will be gracing us with her knowledge of the body and touch next Friday at @minkabrooklynfor our bi-monthly #wombcircle. $10 #infantmassage #acupressure #babytoes👣#thelivingwomb #myminka #postpartumfun#brooklynbabies #nycbabies

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Mama/Baby Reiki & Tarot
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Mama/Baby Reiki & Tarot

A few of my favorite things all in one place... #reiki for the mamas *and* babies (pregnant reiki is so yummy, too). #tarot readings because the cards never lie and it’s so nice to get insight from the universe. The lovely @ashnilivingthedream will be bringing her magic and warmth to share with us! We hope to have you with us! RSVP as space and time will be limited for this womb circle.

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