CANCELLED Herbal Medicine for Immune Support
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

CANCELLED Herbal Medicine for Immune Support

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Hi folks - my kiddo is sick and I need to do all the immune herbs at home. I will reschedule the class for those who registered. Please contact me if you’d like to be included.

Kids are in school/daycare, temperatures are dropping, and we're all running around trying to do too much, on too little sleep. Herbal medicine offers safe, convenient and inexpensive ways to boost the immune system for kids and parents alike. In this class we'll look at some of the big blows to our immunity, consider strategies to reduce our chances of picking up bugs, and explore ways to incorporate (pregnancy and lactation safe!) herbs to strengthen our immune systems, such as echinacea, elder berries, reishi and chaga mushrooms, ginger, and good old garlic. You'll go home with recipes for soups, teas, steams and more, and we'll brew up an elder berry syrup, so you can see for yourself how fun and easy it is to make your own herbal medicine!

The class is $30 per person, childcare is available and is an additional $5. To sign up, contact krystina@barakabirth.com.

 

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HypnoBirthing: A Five Week Series
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

HypnoBirthing: A Five Week Series

When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.
-Marie F. Mongan

HypnoBirthing® is a comprehensive childbirth course, offering not only information about what to expect in labor, ways to support a healthy pregnancy and postpartum, and options around your choices, but equips parents with relaxation techniques that make childbirth a more smooth and joyful experience. And does hypnosis for childbirth really work? Yes! Check out what Rebecca Dekker has to say about the research at Evidence Based Birth.

Taught by an experiencing HypnoBirthing® educator, midwife and doula, and HypnoBirthing® mama herself, we will explore the cultural origins around our collective fears of childbirth and dismantle them. By breaking the fear-tension-pain cycle, we make space for different expectations and experiences of birth, including those that may surprise you.

Group classes are $285 per birthing parent and partner or companion and are held at Relief: A Parenting Respite & Resource Center in Hampton, NH. The cost includes all materials, including the HypnoBirthing® book. To sign up, please contact krystina@barakabirth.com or register here .

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HypnoBirthing: A Five Week Series
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

HypnoBirthing: A Five Week Series

When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.
-Marie F. Mongan

HypnoBirthing® is a comprehensive childbirth course, offering not only information about what to expect in labor, ways to support a healthy pregnancy and postpartum, and options around your choices, but equips parents with relaxation techniques that make childbirth a more smooth and joyful experience. And does hypnosis for childbirth really work? Yes! Check out what Rebecca Dekker has to say about the research at Evidence Based Birth.

Taught by an experiencing HypnoBirthing® educator, midwife and doula, and HypnoBirthing® mama herself, we will explore the cultural origins around our collective fears of childbirth and dismantle them. By breaking the fear-tension-pain cycle, we make space for different expectations and experiences of birth, including those that may surprise you.

Group classes are $285 per birthing parent and partner or companion and are held at Relief: A Parenting Respite & Resource Center in Hampton, NH. The cost includes all materials, including the HypnoBirthing® book. To sign up, please contact krystina@barakabirth.com or register here .

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HypnoBirthing: A Five Week Series
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

HypnoBirthing: A Five Week Series

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When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.
-Marie F. Mongan

HypnoBirthing® is a comprehensive childbirth course, offering not only information about what to expect in labor, ways to support a healthy pregnancy and postpartum, and options around your choices, but equips parents with relaxation techniques that make childbirth a more smooth and joyful experience. And does hypnosis for childbirth really work? Yes! Check out what Rebecca Dekker has to say about the research at Evidence Based Birth.

Taught by an experiencing HypnoBirthing® educator, midwife and doula, and HypnoBirthing® mama herself, we will explore the cultural origins around our collective fears of childbirth and dismantle them. By breaking the fear-tension-pain cycle, we make space for different expectations and experiences of birth, including those that may surprise you.

Group classes are $285 per birthing parent and partner or companion and are held at Relief: A Parenting Respite & Resource Center in Hampton, NH. The cost includes all materials, including the HypnoBirthing® book. To sign up, please contact krystina@barakabirth.com.

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Sacred Postpartum Summit: Herbalism in the Postpartum
Sep
5
10:30 PM22:30

Sacred Postpartum Summit: Herbalism in the Postpartum

See Layla B's website for specific information on how to sign up and times.

Plant medicines offer incredible resources towards healing, nourishment, rebalancing and emotional integration in the postpartum. In this presentation, midwife and herbalist Krystina Friedlander will describe her approach to the postpartum period, exploring some of the main challenges as well as herbs that she works with to support women in the wild weeks after their baby’s birth.

This presentation will include an overview of the main herbal actions that are relevant to the postpartum, including warming, nourishing, promoting lactation and tissue healing, and supporting the liver. She covers plants that may be new to many, but also explores herbs and spices that most of us already have in our kitchen cabinet or are readily available at the grocery store. Her intention is for pregnant and postpartum mamas to feel empowered to use plant medicine, starting with the herbs and spices that are within reach.

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CANCELLED - Herbal Allies for a Joyful Postpartum
Sep
2
2:30 PM14:30

CANCELLED - Herbal Allies for a Joyful Postpartum

The first three months of the postpartum is a wild ride: our bodies are recovering from pregnancy and birth, we’re feeding our babies, adapting to little sleep and just generally experiencing “the new normal” of having a baby, whether the first or fifth! Join midwife and herbalist Krystina Friedlander as we explore the “fourth trimester” drawing on traditional medicinal ways of understanding postpartum recovery, and herbs and foods that promote healing, rest, and recovery. These will include herbs to address healing tissues, food and herbs to balance hormones and lactation, herbs to comfort and calm, and more.

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CANCELLED - Nourishing Herbs for a Radiant Pregnancy
Sep
2
12:00 PM12:00

CANCELLED - Nourishing Herbs for a Radiant Pregnancy

Herbal medicine offers an incredible array of safe, nutritive, and healing plants that help to nourish a healthy pregnancy and prepare for birth. These include nourishing, iron-rich tonics, herbs to support our digestion and elimination (goodbye constipation!), promote restful sleep, and many more, with a focus on neighborhood plants local to New England.

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CANCELLED: The Womb Garden: Herbalism for Fertility
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

CANCELLED: The Womb Garden: Herbalism for Fertility

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

Whether we are planning a pregnancy or have struggles conceiving, we can turn to plant allies to prepare our bodies and to address obstacles to conception. In this workshop, midwife and herbalist Krystina Friedlander will explore her approaches to fertility and some of the key herbs and foods she uses with her clients. This information goes beyond preparing for conception, but is all about a healthy and well-nourished life, as well as a healthy pregnancy, smooth birth, and a strong recovery.

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The Womb Garden: Herbalism for Fertility
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

The Womb Garden: Herbalism for Fertility

Whether we are planning a pregnancy or have struggles conceiving, we can turn to plant allies to prepare our bodies and to address obstacles to conception. In this workshop, midwife and herbalist Krystina Friedlander will explore her approaches to fertility and some of the key herbs and foods she uses with her clients. This information goes beyond preparing for conception, but is all about a healthy and well-nourished pregnancy, smooth birth, and a strong recovery.

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Midwives' Medicine Basket
Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Midwives' Medicine Basket

This Herbal Intensive will explore the energetics of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum, and look at the companion herbs that support wellness during these periods. In addition to general tonics for the first through "fourth" trimesters, Krystina will look at specific pregnancy complications and variations that arise, such as hypertension, varicosities,  pregnancies that go beyond 41 weeks, breech positioning, and others, and offer herbal allies and nutritional recommendations to help keep things within the range of normal. This class is appropriate for midwives, doctors, doulas, and other birth professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge of traditional and alternative approaches to the childbearing year, as well as pregnant people who want to use herbal medicine in their pregnancies safely and wisely.

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