happy baby hosts workshops with a variety of different topics geared towards parents of infants and toddlers, including expectant parents (which are detailed here). Examples include infant CPR, prenatal yoga for couples, expanding families, etc. All of our workshops require pre-registration and require a minimum to commence. If a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be refunded OR transferred to the next workshop date. Please familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy.
parenting more than one | date TBD
Fee: $150/family - babies in arms welcome
Parenting Guru and Mommy Gretchen Goddard teaches this fun, insightful and practical workshop. She uses mindfulness and discussion to bring voice to the concerns and questions that arise as you expand your family, learn how to navigate new parenting pathways, and support each sibling relationship as it unfolds.
Some themes for discussion will be:
- How do I support the big feelings of my older child now that the baby is here?
- Strategies and advice for managing more than one child
- Building a healthy foundation for the sibling relationship
- Effective & Respectful Limit Setting
- Coping with BIG feeling and young rivals
- How to encourage good feelings between siblings
- Is my Love enough?
Join Gretchen for an enlightening and empowering workshop!
Gretchen Goddard, CIMI, CCBE, AHPE is certified to teach the Attachment Parenting thru Attachment Parenting International. Gretchen is also a Parent Coach, Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Childbirth Educator, Co-founder of The Sanctuary New Family Foundation and most importantly, the mother of three. Formally, the Director of The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center, Gretchen has been educating parents for the past 9 + years. All of her work with families is an extension of her passion and motivation to make a difference in the realm of infant care and the parent-child relationship.
Space is limited so sign up now to reserve your space. Register HERE. $150/family (babies in arms welcome)
slumber party sleep series | date tbd
Fee: $50/individual || $75/couple (PER workshop session) | adults only preferred
October 7th | Maternity-Newborn Sleep (ideal for maternity -5 months): This workshop will include discussion about what to expect from newborn sleep through the first 5 months. There will be a dialogue about how to set up healthy sleep foundations; tips and information to aid in avoiding the common sleep traps in the months to come. **This workshop will now be combined with the Baby Sleep workshop on November 4th.
November 4th | Baby Sleep (ideal 4 month-12 months): This workshop will include discussion about healthy sleep habits (what are they and how to create them), sleep setbacks, regressions and what to do about them.
We will also be discussing sleep training – is it really necessary and if so when is it appropriate? And, the MANY options!
December 2nd | Toddler Sleep (ideal for 12 months-3 years): This workshop will include discussion about common sleep struggles with toddlers, crib to bed and nap transition, sleep resistance, how development effects sleep and more!
The approach in this workshop is holistic, taking all elements of the infant and caregiver’s experience and needs into account. You will learn what is typical, what would be considered atypical and be presented with sleep education that will support family sleep.
Questions and answers will be taken throughout the workshop as time allows.
Please note that not all sleep issues can be resolved in a workshop setting. In these cases, it is recommended that a private consult be booked, discounts will be offered to those attending the workshop.
Light Refreshments will be served! Make this stop your first for a “Mom’s Night Out” or “Date Night” with your partner!
(This is preferably an adult only workshop.)
About our host
Justine ONeill is a Certified Holistic Infant and Child Sleep Consultant with a practice based in Los Angeles. She works with private clients in the US and Canada and regularly leads sleep education forums throughout her community. She is passionate about approaching sleep holistically, does not believe that one size fits all when it comes to sleep solutions and insists that a sense of humor is your best asset in parenting! Justine is also a mother of two rambunctious boys that are highly skilled in the art of potty humor and spilling juice on freshly mopped floors.
yoga mama support series
postnatal therapeutic yoga series (0 - 14 months)
Wednesdays 2:30pm | fridays 2pm -- 6 week series (**new sessions start jan. 24th | 26th)
Led by Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) Rebecca Hackett, this class series will help establish a re-connection to your body, breath and mind after having baby. This series includes education and check for Diastatis Recti, a breath and alignment centered yoga practice that builds with each class, a focus on posture in all positions & daily movements, different types of meditation and breathing practices, a guest speaker and community support that every mama needs! If you can make it alone, call it a victory, if you can’t, bring baby along.
FEE: $120 for 6 week series (no pro-rating or "make ups") *happy baby members may use their memberships and class packs for the series; however, must still commit to entire series
The Gift of SELF CARE: Nurturing Ourselves so We Can Nurture Others (0 - 3 y.o.)
mondays 4:15pm -- 6 week series (**new session starts jan. 22nd)
During this series you will be guided through asana and yoga ritual via meditation, breath work, journal writing, chakra cleansing, reflective sharing and empathetic listening. As mothers we experience transformation that is unlike no other and the opportunity to share elements of your journey within a safe space where one can reflect and renew is granted within the creation of community and sisterhood. Your postnatal being- mind, body and soul is nurtured by the gift of SELF CARE all while your little ones are present. “You are divine in every sense of the word: an expression of Source energy- light in human form”, the divine nurturing of your own light only expands to them, as you set the example of this true gift.
*please bring your yoga mat, a journal and pen. Babies and toddlers to 3 years are all welcome.
FEE: $100 for 5 week series (no pro-rating or "make ups") *happy baby members may use their memberships and class packs for the series; however, must still commit to entire series
cesarean recovery workshop | future dates tbd
A workshop for any woman who has experienced one or more cesarean births and desire to move through any feelings of grief, fear, lack or pain.
- be a part of a safe space to share your birth story
- experience wholeness
- gain tools for sitting in + moving through healing from birth
- learn scar tissue care methods