Birth Can Move: A Pilates-Inspired Birth Preparation Class w/ Leah Stewart

Birth Can Move: A Pilates-Inspired Birth Preparation Class w/ Leah Stewart

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About 'Birth Can Move'

Leah Stewart founder of LiveLife Pilates will be offering her "Birth Can Move" classes designed for anyone interested in the transitioning body throughout the birth process. The course is a unique, 6-part birth preparation class, designed for expecting mothers and their partners, that emphasizes the positive impact that gentle and effective movement, breath, imagery and various body positions can have on the labor and birth experience. The class includes detailed explanations of the anatomy and physiological processes of labor and birth, a variety of exercises on the mat, ball and chair that can be used to prepare for labor and movements that can be used during labor and relaxation and empowering techniques such as breathing patterns and imagery that can be used during labor. The class will also include discussions about mental preparation for labor and will provide cues and ideas for a woman's birthing partner to use during labor.

Dates/Times & Rates

Total Hours: 8 Hours*
Class Dates: May 8 & May 9, 2018
Last Day to Register: May 7, 2018

EARLY REGISTRATION FEE (Before March 15, 2018)
Price: $120 per participant/per couple

REGISTRATION FEE (After March 16, 2018)
Price: $135 per participant/per couple

Day 1 - Tuesday
May 8, 2018 (3 Hours)
6-9pm

Day 2 - Wednesday
May 9, 2018 (3 Hours)
6-9pm

Additional Online Hours
TBA (2 Hours)


About Leah

Leah Stewart is the founder and owner of LiveLife Pilates. In addition to owning and running LiveLife Pilates, Leah Stewart is Senior Faculty and Lecturer for world renowned BASI Pilates®. Leah has traveled across four continents to teach teacher training courses as well as present workshops and conferences on the behalf of BASI Pilates. She has visited cities in the United States, England, Japan, China, India, Australia, and Italy. 

Leah holds a Masters of Science in Human Movement from A.T. Still University with a specialization in exercise prescription for older adults. Prior to embarking on her current career, Leah graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a Minor in Art History. Leah danced and performed professionally with Orange County based contemporary dance company, Backhaus Dance. She studied Pilates extensively under the BASI Pilates founder, Rael Isacowitz. In addition to her BASI Comprehensive Teacher certification, Leah has studied Pilates and pregnancy with one of the field’s experts, Carolyn Anthony, and is a certified Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates Specialist. Leah is also a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). 

Leah has been featured in various publications. She has been seen on the cover of the Body Mind Spirit Conference catalog and in advertisements featured in Pilates Style Magazine. Leah was honored to be one of the models seen in the second edition of the BASI Pilates Movement Analysis Workbooks. Leah has also enjoyed working with Rael Isacowitz on Pilates education and fitness DVD’s. 

With an ever expanding interest in nutrition and after being introduced to raw and live foods, Leah has studied to be a raw food chef with Alissa Cohen and enjoys the healthy and beneficial integration of raw foods into her diet. Leah resides in Costa Mesa with her husband, Jason, sons, Turner, Bennett and Reed.

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Wainani Wellness Center Policies

Payment is due in full prior to May 8, 2018. No refunds. We allow transfers for this workshop (having another participant or couple fill in for you if you are unable to attend). Workshops expire on the day of the workshop or last day of the series.