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Birth Partner 101


Having a confident and reliable partner is essential in any relationship. Especially during transformation times as pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Through discussion and practice we will cover: 

  • Practical hands-on techniques and pressure points that comfort a pregnant and a birthing woman.

  • Breathing techniques that reduce anxiety and fear. 

  • Excellent sleeping positions to stay well-rested during pregnancy and postpartum.

  • Simple and effective body-mind techniques for self-care as birth partner

  • How/why the physical and emotional changes during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

  • Laboring positions to ease pain.

  • Communication skills with each other 

  • Keys to a healthy "fourth trimester" and beyond!

This workshop is open to pregnant women at ANY stage of pregnancy and their birth partner. No background in yoga or movement is required. This workshop is a great complement to Childbirth Education classes. - we cover all the topics that are not being covered there! This workshop is excellent whether you are having a medicated or unmedicated birth, whether you have a doula or not. Feel free to email me with any questions at

“I have no words to describe Shahar's professionalism and sensitivity. Her classes are conducted in a super intimate atmosphere and according to the requests of the participants and the specific vibe in the studio at any given moment. I was privileged to attend: Birth partner 101, which is a one-time encounter for "preparation for birth" (and actually for life itself). The workshop is suitable for every stage of pregnancy and offers postures and communication methods for coping with pain and difficulties during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Some of the things me and my partner learned in the workshop saved us in difficult moments (even though it was a second birth) and regardless, it was an amazing experience for us. Highly recommend.” Noa

Dates: Sept 22; Oct 19 (1:30 - 3:30); Nov 10th or Dec 15th (Please note this is not a series - but a class offered on four separate dates)
Time: 2 pm - 4:30 pm, please note the time change for Oct 19
Cost: $175



Shahar Lion, LMSW is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in women’s health, a well-respected prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor and a certified Movement Analyst from the Laban Institute. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and postgraduate training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Shahar has worked with pregnant women, their families and birth community in New York City for a decade. Shahar made a valuable contribution in the Birthing community in NYC on the topics of anxiety, perinatal depression, trauma, mood disorders and movement. Shahar is the co-founder of TrueThriver, a private psychotherapy practice in midtown, where she works with individuals and couples. For any questions and to learn more about Shahar Lion’s practice click here.

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