Taught by Amelia Chapman
Fridays at 1pm. Ages 3-6. $9 drop in, $7 pre-registered. First class FREE! This is a drop off class.
For all those who have grown to adore Miss Amelia with their little ones in our popular Friday music class, we now feature Drum Fun for older siblings. This musical foundation class will start your children on a path to understanding meter, rhythm, and beat. It is the perfect head start for any child to transition to more structured music lessons as they grow older. Amelia is also available for private music lessons, and encourages groups like this as a way to introduce kids to the beginning concepts in a fun and informal way before embarking on their musical path.
Songwriter's Camp July 16-25, 2014
Taught by Amelia Chapman
Ages 7-10 from 2-4pm. Drop off class
If your child loves to create stories, sing songs, and let their imagination run wild, this is the camp for them! Join Amelia Chapman, MT-BC for a fun 4-day Songwriter's workshop to learn the basics of song writing including structure, imagining and organizing ideas, basic music theory, and creating arrangements. At the end of the camp, children will help each other to record their original songs to create a keepsake CD.
Class is limited to 10 children. $120/child. 20% discount for siblings.
Taught by Nicole Harris
6-8 year olds on Thursdays at 3:30-4:30. Drop off class. Children must be pre-registered. No drop ins, please.
This class will open your child's world to the energy and health of yoga through games and play. Zearly is thrilled to have Nicole's years of yoga experience as well as her understanding of children, guiding our inaugural class! Summer session starts the second week of June!
Taught by Kristen Gradwohl
3-4 year olds on Tuesdays at 11am , 5-7 year olds at 10am. Older siblings welcome to join the party!!!!
As a special introduction, this class will be FREE for the rest of the Spring and Summer sessions. Space is limited so reserve your slot. Click here to register.
Come join this interactive dance party and wiggle all that extra energy out. Kids will learn to follow directions in a fun and exciting way as they exercise brain and body. You can bet your bunnies we will be stretching and flexing our imaginations with creative games and music. Some goals of the class include strengthening conduct awareness and attention span, cooperation and healthy interpersonal interactions. And most of all, FUN FUN FUN!!! Parents may drop their kids off for the hour, or stay and interact with the group.
Taught by Susanne Stauss
0-12 month olds on Mondays, 12-24 month olds on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. You must pre-register to join the class. No drop ins, please.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. This class is intended to create that village to support and nurture growing families, foster a sense of community, and provide a resource for all the everyday questions that arise in rearing a child. Each session will include a social time for parents and caregivers to connect with one another, swap stories and ideas, and trade encouragement. This will be followed by music and movement designed to strengthen tactile and auditory bonds between parent and child. Next, a discussion will be lead on topics such as organics, sleep habits, wellness, allergies, siblings, and more. Finally, the session will wrap up with a question and answer session in which the entire group is encouraged to share their collective wisdom and experience. Afterwards, the loft is available until 12:45 if you wish to stay and have a picnic with new friends.
$20/class, $150/10 class series to be used within the three month season. Drop ins welcome based on availability. Click here to register.
Teacher Amelia Chapman, MT-BC
12-36 month olds. Session 1 begins at 11am and Session 2 begins at 11:45. Space is limited to the first 12 families.
Join Amelia Chapman, MT-BC, every Friday for an hour of music designed to help your child to grow and learn. Amelia is a Board Certified Music Therapist. She draws on her experience to carefully select songs that target developmental milestones for your child. While the class is targeted to babies aged 12-36 months, it is fun for all ages and older or younger siblings are always welcome to join. To learn more about Amelia, please visit her web site at www.voiceyourheartyogamusic.com. Private music lessons and music therapy are also available.
As a special introduction, this class will be FREE through June. Registration for our Summer session is now available. Our 12 week series is $95 per family. Please specify Session 1 or 2.
Teacher Michele Nizza
This one day workshop will be offered every other Saturday for expectant parents. It will focus on understanding changes in the body during pregnancy, labor, childbirth, and postpartum. Childbirth expert and doula, Michele Nizza, will lead you through a series of readings, discussions, videos, and labor practices to help you choose the birthing method that is right for your own specific needs and desires. Please bring a birth ball and two pillows if possible. To register please visit www.MumsTheWord.biz.
Licensed Clinical Therapist Lisa Ward, Facilitator
Summer Session begins second week of June
Babies are welcome to join new parents in this wonderful support group designed to connect families, form a community of support, address topics of interest and concern, and educate to empower parents as they explore their goals, values, questions, and concerns. Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social worker, a mother, and a nurturing spirit who has years of experience helping families through the birthing and early development experience. Lisa is volunteering her time, so this class is by donation only. Suggested donation is $25/family with a 6 week commitment encouraged. Proceeds will go to support a fund to help with the cost of other family resource classes for those who need financial assistance. Click here to register.
Childbirth Workshops sponsored by Monterey Doula
Teacher Elisa Judy, DONA, Labor Trained Birth Doula and CAPPA Trained Birth Educator
The Spring Series of classes are one night events featuring specific topics to help expecting parents. These include "Dad's Only" for expecting fathers, "Comfort Measures" to learn basic techniques for a more pleasant birthing experience, and "Avoiding Common Hospital Interventions" to help develop a birth plan and discuss fundamental baby care. For specific dates and details on each workshop, see the calendar of events. These classes are FREE but must be pre-registered as space is limited. To register, visit www.montereydoula.com
Natural Childbirth Series
Instructor Cori Gentry, BBCI Certified Natural Childbirth Educator
This class is a ten week series for couples seeking a natural childbirth in a hospital or at home. Learn in a community of other couples about keeping your pregnancy healthy and low risk; what to expect in the final weeks of pregnancy; what labor is like physically and emotionally for both mom and her partner; relaxation exercises and tools to achieve your desired birth; bringing baby home and establishing breastfeeding. Couples receive a 170 page workbook and 2 disk breastfeeding DVD. This class has limited space, so please register at www.CoriGentry.com.