NEW SERIES: Hypnobirthing
From the desk of OMBE... We are so happy to be offering Hypnobirthing classes with Bec Conant on Sundays from 12:30pm-3:00pm. What is hypnobirthing? you should ask. Read on and we'll tell you all you need to know!
Designed by Marie Mongan, the HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method program is based upon the idea that a natural, comfortable birthing can be realized through deep relaxation and freedom from fear. Expectant couples take HypnoBirthing® classes with certified practitioners and learn how to achieve profound relaxation together. They also learn specific techniques for all aspects of birthing—from riding surges (contractions), to speaking to medical professionals in way that produces the best environment for birthing. HypnoBirthing® is becoming very popular among couples and the caregivers because the results are so great—fearless pregnancy, fearless birthing and really mellow babies.
Bec Conant E-RYT 500, CD (DONA), HBCE
Bec has been teaching Yoga classes since 2001, when she finished the teacher-training course at OM Yoga Center under Cyndi Lee. Since then Bec has gone on to gain certifications in restorative yoga and her specialty, pre-natal and post-natal yoga. Bec focuses on helping women develop strength, flexibility and confidence throughout their pregnancy and post-partum. Bec has studied pre- and post-natal yoga with Betsy Kase, Janice Clarfield, Judith Lasater. Bec has also assisted Janice in training future pre-natal yoga teachers at Kripalu Center for Yoga and wellness. In January of 2007 Bec completed Barbara Benagh's 15-month course: The Art of Teaching Yoga.
Bec began her training as a Birth Doula in August of 2003 during a pre-natal yoga training. Her first birth experience taught her the value of intuition and a calm, steady presence in birth. Since then Bec has attended numerous births first in the New York area, and here in Boston since September 2005. Bec is certified through DONA International, and to date has attended almost 200 births.
NOTE: Bec is currently not taking on New Doula clients. Repeat clients only. Sorry.
Bec has also studied the Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® and is a certified HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator. For more on this method of childbirthing involving deep relaxation and self-hypnosis please visit the section on HypnoBirthing®. Bec teaches both group and individual classes in HypnoBirthing® around the Boston area.
Through her years of teaching and attending birthing women Bec has seen a deep connection between the body, the mind and the heart, a connection she hopes to share with her students and birthing mothers. Bec's classes focus on developing strength and flexibility while learning to respect and listen to the body's wisdom. Her gentle teaching style allows students to deepen their practice while working at their own pace.
Bec teaches yoga classes in and around the Boston area, in a variety of styles including: Pre-natal yoga, Vinyasa yoga, beginners yoga and inspired by her work with pregnant moms, a mommy and me yoga class. She also conducts trainings in teaching prenatal yoga and adapting Vinyasa yoga for pregnant practitioners.