Happy World Sleep Day!
Infant Sleep Expert Catherine Wright joined us in the studio to share some of her best tips for getting your little ones to sleep without any fuss in a Facebook Video.
Have any questions for Catherine? Attend one of her workshops or free Q&A for all your baby sleep needs.
Watch the video below:
From hurry-out-the-door mornings, to afternoon snack attacks, everyone can use a quick & healthy recipe to lean on in times of need. These Chocolate Chia Bites are not only packed with healthy whole ingredients, they also satisfy a sweet tooth with decadent dates and a hint of yummy chocolate—these may just be the ‘two-bite brownie’ of the healthy-eating world! The following recipe is quick to make and, because no one likes to wait when they feel the hangry coming on, require no bake time; Just blend, roll, and have yourself a chocolate-chia feast.
For Mama-To-Be: Send your bump all kinds of love with this single-bite delight! The extra calories (and energy boost) are especially important during the third trimester. Take a few to work and enjoy with an afternoon tea. We promise it will feel perfectly indulgent. If you’re feeling generous, bring the entire batch to the office! A healthy snack is sure to be appreciated by all. That said, as an expectant Mama, you are entitled to keep these treats all to yourself—no questions asked.
For The New Mama: Rolled energy bites are THE BEST for new Mamas. Although it’s important to continue to eat well after Baby arrives, it’s common to miss regular meals when you’re busy caring for your newborn. Having a bowl of these treats within arm’s reach will be a lifesaver! If you don’t have time to make them yourself—any “free time” should really be spent putting your Mama feet up—ask friends and family to make them before visiting you & Baby.
For Your Littles: Kids just love to help in the kitchen. Ask your Littles to help measure the ingredients, watch the food processor in action, and then roll the dough into bite-sized spheres. Unlike cookie dough, this mixture can be eaten raw—no need to fret when they take a nibble straight from the bowl. Because this recipe contains nuts, you won’t be packing them into your Little’s lunch bag, however this is a great recipe to have up your sleeve on snow days or over March Break! Check out more Indoor Activities Your Littles Will Love this March break.
Chocolate Chia Energy Bites
Approx. 24 balls
These energy bites are so good, you can be sure the entire family will want to gobble them up! We recommend freezing half the batch for later (call it Mama’s secret stash…shhh). Place the energy bites onto a cookie sheet with space between each one. Let the uncovered tray sit in the freezer for an hour or so. Once each ball is frozen through, you can move them into a freezer-friendly storage container.
Our Chocolate Chia Energy Bites are a hunger-busting sweet treat you can feel good about! AND they are also incredibly versatile. Swap in different nuts and seeds according to what you like and have on hand. If your dough is too crumbly, simply add a little more nut butter or coconut oil. Too sticky? Just add a few more nuts or sprinkle in some extra chia seeds. Totally fuss-free and 100% delicious—Enjoy!
We invite you and your Mama friends to enjoy FREE Mama Group workshops during the month of April.
Mama group is a fun drop-in group for new and seasoned mamas (and for papas too). A casual one hour meet up where moms can gather and connect, ask questions, share stories, have fun, laugh and cry. Enjoy complimentary seasonal fresh fruit, assorted nuts and organic tea. Babies and small children are welcome.
From April 1st-30th 2019, Mama Group is free.
Runs on Tuesdays from 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Tuesday April 2: Infant Massage
Massage can be a lovely way to soothe and connect with your baby. You already know how to nurture your little one with loving touch - this workshop is intended to build your confidence and add a few moves to your repertoire. I’ll go over a few basic guidelines and then take you through a short sequence. Please bring a towel or receiving blanket.
Tuesday April 16: Reflexology For Baby
Guest Speaker: Janet Williams, director of Footsteps School of Reflexology
Are you interested in looking after the health of your new baby in a natural way? Janet will talk to you about the simple art of Reflexology Therapy, a very safe, hands on healing therapy. Receive education and walk away with a few simple techniques you can use on your baby at home.
Babies are extremely sensitive to touch and respond very quickly when there is pressure applied to reflex points in their feet. Most parents do not want to introduce their baby to strong medications, but need to have some tools to help with things like colic, constipation, colds, coughs etc. Reflexology is an effective and harmless treatment you can use to give your baby (and yourself) some relief.
Tuesday April 30: Car Seats - Keeping your Little Ones Safe
Guest Speaker: Celia Ambeault, BuckleRite Car Seat Installation & Education
Did you know that upward of 90% of car seats are not installed properly? Car seats are complicated, technical, lifesaving devices that require knowledge that isn't provided in prenatal classes. This short introduction to car seats will teach you about some of the most common mistakes I see as a car seat technician. You will have time to ask questions throughout in this workshop. Babies and car seats welcome!
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
MAY 24TH - MAY 26TH
Join Founder Jamie Kalynuik, Teaching Lead Jane Danielson, and professionals from theYoga Mamas Wellness Team for an information-rich weekend where you will learn the foundations of prenatal yoga, a 60 minute safe and fun prenatal yoga sequence, and robust education about the prenatal body.
Gain the confidence and knowledge you need to start teaching prenatal yoga right away.
PRENATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PRICING:
Price: $649 +hst
Registration closes May 14th
Your Training Schedule
Friday May 24th 9:00am - 6:00PM
Saturday May 25th 9:00am - 6:00PM
Sunday May 26th 9:00am - 6:00PM
What Past Students Are Saying About This Course:
"I completed the prenatal yoga training with Yoga Mamas and I was very impressed with the organization of the program, the layout of the information and I loved the special guests that came in to speak to us! The studio space is absolutely stunning! The women running it Jamie, Jane and Janet were inspiring and informative I can't wait to do another one! I recommend the training and classes to anyone considering it." ~ Emma Laitila
Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
JUNE 7TH - JUNE 9TH
Participants in this information-rich weekend will learn the foundations of postnatal yoga, a 60 minute safe and fun mom & baby yoga sequence, and robust education about the postnatal body.
Educate yourself, build confidence, and learn a beautiful yoga sequence that you can begin teaching immediately.
POSTNATAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PRICING:
Advanced Pricing: $529 +hst
Register by April 7th
Regular Pricing: $579 +hst
Register on or after April 8th
Your Training Schedule
Friday June 7th 9:00am - 5:30PM
Saturday June 8th 9:00am - 5:30PM
Sunday June 9th 9:00am - 5:30PM
What Past Students Are Saying About This Course:
"I am a graduate from the Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training in June 2017. I thought the course provided me with comprehensive knowledge to know what postures are beneficial for new moms. The training enabled me to become more aware of how the body changes physically through the sessions we had with Dr. Aliya Visram and Lamiya Zaidi. I found their sessions so informative! I appreciated that we were able to practice and deliver a class routine which allowed me to become more comfortable with instructing a class. I really enjoyed the training. It was well- planned, carefully incorporating many aspects from meeting moms who participate in yoga classes at the studio to teaching a collaborative class. I had a wonderful experience and would recommend this training to anyone looking to gain experience in Postnatal Yoga!" ~ Incia Zaffar