Sway, Exhale, Squeeze- movement classes for Baby and Me
Time & Location
About the Event
Drawing from her experience as a second-time new mother, studies in Somatic Movement Education and Therapy & Infant Developmental Movement, contact improvisational practice and a life-long commitment as a dance artist, Marion Ramírez will lead this class series of classes for parents and their 1-6 month-old babies. These classes aim to support the postpartum body, celebrate the ways we move with our baby, and re-experience seeing and feeling the world again alongside our babies’ developmental process.
This 7-session class series will be grounded in somatic movement and dance, with a focus on:
--Practicing efficient ways to go on and off the floor to play & rest while finding strength and softness after giving birth.
--Sharing ways to interact with the baby using body awareness, movement, dance, sound, and song to support their growth and remember our own.
--Creating a space for learning techniques for giving and receiving basic body work, to support wellbeing at a time when we are sleep deprived and adjusting to hormonal changes.
As part of the series, you will have 5 sessions on Somatic Movement and Dance, one session with a guest teacher on post partum yoga, and one session with a guest teacher on infant massage. (Marion Ramirez- Somatic Movement and Dance, Zhenja la Rosa- Postpartum Yoga, Tiffany Silliman- infant massage)
When: 7 Thursday mornings from April 25th-June 6th at 9:30-10:30am*
(doors open at 9:15am to settle in, breast feed, arrive. Class will start at 9:30am)
Fee: $110- $90 Sliding Scale for all 7 sessions
Where: West Philadelphia, 49th and Cedar Ave (exact address given upon registration)
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The series is an opportunity to make a weekly commitment to yourself for 7 weeks, and share your process with others in an intimate environment. We will have a max. of 7 adults (and their babies) in a beautiful home yoga studio in West Philadelphia.
Tiffany Silliman Cohen is an Advanced Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist (CPMTII) and Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT). Tiffany has owned and operated her own massage business since 2013, working with both adults and children.
About the class: Come learn infant and pediatric massage through song, story, and hands on interactive skills. This intro class will give you skills and ideas on how to have fun and support your babies right away. Bring a blanket and anything you may need to take care of you and your 0-6 month old.
Zhenja La Rosa as a student of yoga for twenty years, she is fascinated by the depth and power of this practice to promote wellbeing, healing and empowerment among students of all ages and backgrounds. In her teaching, Zhenja focuses on the subtlety of bio-mechanical alignment and the richness of yogic philosophy and lore. Known and sought after for her precision, clarity, and delight in detail, Zhenja is a true teachers’ teacher who has mentored and trained dozens of teachers in the art of teaching. Her unique approach to teaching is deeply informed by her studies in Rajanaka philosophy with Douglas Brooks, more than a decade as an Anusara Yoga teacher, and the revelations of her personal experience.
Marion Ramirez is a Puerto Rican dance artist currently based in Philadelphia. She teaches internationally and locally at Temple University’s Dance Department, as well as other organizations and schools. Her practice is grounded in her research on Contact Improvisation, social dances, Somatic Movement Education and Therapy modalities which she had studies throughout the years and is currently finishing a certification with Dr. Martha Eddy. Along with her performance career she is very interested in developing her workshops Strengthening the Bond (dancing families), and her current interdisciplinary project kNots and Nests at Temple University.