Q: Didn’t Sweet Pea’s Studio close?
A:Yes, I closed the Studio in 2008. At the time, our children were still small, and I wanted to spend as much time with them before they were in school full time. Also, my Mother, Grandmother and Brother-In-Law all passed away within a 2 year period, and I needed to let go of the Studio to make room for family and all that goes along with processing loss. Time, and an incredibly patient family, have allowed me to reach this decision to reopen Sweet Pea’s. Luckily, I am in the same location.
Q: Will you still offer all the classes that used to be at the Studio?
A:Yes, I focus the heart of my work teaching Prenatal, Baby and Me and Hatha Yoga classes, Childbirth Prep classes, Infant Massage and Children’s classes. I have increased the availability of appointment times in my massage therapy practice, and use the Studio primarily for my private practice. The space is available to rent for other classes and workshops.
Q: When should I start taking birth education classes?
A: It’s useful to take these classes after your fifth month or before you begin your third trimester.
Q: For prenatal yoga, how far along do I have to be and do I need a Doctor’s note?
A: Generally it’s best to start the classes after your first trimester. Yoga is considered safe and beneficial during those weeks, but it is best to allow the initial surges of hormones and discomforts to settle before adding a new form of exercise. I do not require a “permission slip”, but I do ask that you share your medical history with me.
Q: How soon can my baby and I join the Baby Yoga class? When is my baby too old for classes?
A: It is best to wait at least 4 weeks before bringing your baby into a group class. After a cesarean birth, you need to wait for your Doctor’s ok to resume exercise. These classes are best enjoyed until your baby is an active crawler.
Q: Do you use a massage table with a hole for my belly?
A: No, I give prenatal massages in supported side lying and semi reclining position. I have researched the prone tables for pregnancy and decided that it wasn’t appropriate for safely supporting the ligaments of the back and uterus.
Q: Can I join classes mid session?
A: Generally, there will be room in classes to join after the session has started. Please feel free to contact me to see if there is space.