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Weekdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm at The Nurturing Nest starting Jun 13, 2016
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On S. Virginia at Longely Lane Behind Yogurt Beach.

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Breastfeeding and Baby Wisdom

Baby Wearing Wisdom $5 per classPurchase required to enroll

Learn all about wearing your baby in this fun, relaxed, and informative class. There are many benefits of baby wearing! Learn how to carry your baby safely in a variety of carriers, wraps and slings to help you find which style best suits you. This class is designed for both expecting and new families. You will leave with confidence and skills to safely, comfortably and easily wear your baby. Hands-on practice with a variety of carriers will also be available.

Breastfeeding Wisdom $25 per classPurchase required to enroll

In our one hour breastfeeding class, you will learn how to get off to a great start at breastfeeding. You will be able to recognize and avoid common hurdles, and gain the confidence needed to meet your breastfeeding goals. Partners are encouraged and welcome to attend this class.

Breastfeeding Circle Free

If you are looking for support on your breastfeeding journey, join us!

Bring your baby to share and learn in a friendly supportive atmosphere. Discussions are facilitated by an IBCLC or CLE, and broach many topics including postpartum adjustment, feeding, burping, sleeping, gas and colic, normal newborn behavior, soothing fussy babies and breastfeeding. We have a pediatric baby scale to asses the amount of milk your baby is taking in.

Expectant mothers are encouraged to attend prior to giving birth.

Car Seat Safety Wisdom $10 per classPurchase required to enroll

Correct car seat installation can be challenging, and current statistics show 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly. This class will answer your questions about proper use and safety of car seats. We will cover when to move your child to the next seat as well as common mistakes and how to avoid them. The Class is taught by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and safety checks for your car seat are available by appointment. At the end of the class, if you would like to schedule a car seat installation, you will receive a $5.00 off coupon for installation.

Cloth Diapering Wisdom $10 per classPurchase required to enroll

Are you wondering about how to get started with cloth diapers? Are you having trouble with or not sure how to care for your cloth diaper stash? Come take a look at several different brands and styles of cloth diapers and learn the basic care for your ‘fluff’.

Baby Led Feeding and Starting Solids $25 per classPurchase required to enroll

If you are looking for alternatives to commercial baby food, this class is for you! Feeding our babies healthy food can seem like an expensive, complicated and work intensive chore, but it doesn’t have to be! This class covers several different philosophies of introducing foods and allows a family to find the right start for them and their babies.

Newborn Wisdom and the 4th Trimester $50 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Our newborn care class covers everything you need to know about the first 12 weeks with your new baby. We will discuss routine hospital procedures, testing, vaccinations, breastfeeding, postpartum care, bathing, carseat safety, safe infant sleep and more.

Pumping/Hand Expressing/Returning to Work $25 per classPurchase required to enroll

Whether you are pumping to return to work or just to have a supply of frozen milk, knowing about proper pumping and storage techniques is helpful to your peace of mind. This class will cover maximizing your pumping time, hand expression, milk storage guidelines, and how returning to work may affect your breastfeeding relationship. This class is great for expecting mothers and their partners, as well as the mom whose baby is older.

Appointments

Car Seat Safety Check $25 per appointmentNo purchase required to enroll

Have your car seat checked for correct fit and installation by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.

Personal Baby Wearing Consultation $50 per appointmentNo purchase required to enroll

Diaper Pick-Up or Drop-Off No purchase required to enroll

Childcare Free

VBAC Preparation $25 per classPurchase required to enroll

Informational Talk on Preparing for A Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean

Release and Relax for Birth $25 per classPurchase required to enroll

Relaxation and birth breathing practice session combined with a very positive guided imagery birth rehearsal. Dads are encouraged to come!

Supporting parents through grief and loss $15 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Baby Carrier Rental $15 per appointmentNo purchase required to enroll

CLOSED - HOLIDAY No purchase required to enroll

Acupressure Workshop for Birth Workers $175 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Baby MUDDER Free

Baby Mudder: Let the games begin!!!

This is a fun baby friendly obstacle course...for crawlers to toddlers up to 1-year of age.
If you have any questions, please contact Mayra at mayrastevenson@gmail.com

Fitness Classes

Prenatal Yoga $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

The pregnant body is eased into alignment with the awareness of the breath. As the pregnant woman gets to know her body through practicing prenatal yoga she will be confronted with her physical strengths and weaknesses. This will become invaluable training for labor, birth & motherhood. Learning to listen to her body. Following the movements of the baby with her body and breath. When the mother and baby work in harmony the journey of pregnancy, labor & birth becomes more comfortable and safer.

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

This class focuses on your breath as you treat yourself to an hour of mom centered yoga. Strong as you want, gentle as you want: modifications will be taught and encouraged. Internal awareness. Breathing. Moving. Smiling. Feeling delicious in your body and spirit. Perfect for all ages, shapes and levels.

Classes are generally lighthearted, breath-centric and with emphasis on healing and strengthening through proper alignment.

Strong Mom Fitness $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

In this fun and heart pumping class we will work all the muscle groups, with focus on the needs of moms, whether expecting or experienced, this workout will give you the boost you need!

*Childcare NOT available for the Saturday class.

Family Yoga Babies & Kids Welcome $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Enjoy a gentle workout and all the benefits of bonding with your child at the same time!
Pregnant mamas are welcome too!
Childcare is provided - for siblings, or in case your little doesn't want to participate!

Postnatal Yoga $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Whether you are 3 months or 3 years postpartum, this class is designed to help you regain your core strength and pelvic integrity. Release stress and realign all those over-worked muscles that come from lifting, holding and caring for your little one

Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Khalsa Way Yoga honors the mothers' intuitive sensitivity to how her body wants to move in pregnancy and motherhood. Fluid flowing movements coordinate with conscious breathing to stretch and strengthen her body and mind. She closes her eyes and connects with her baby and the light within her. She creates space for her baby in her body as the baby delights stretching with mom within. Her relationships to her baby and herself blossom with careful listening.

Energetic Flow Yoga $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Energetic Flow Yoga is designed for those who want and need to fill themselves back up. This class offers a healthy balance of strength-building and tension-reducing poses. Energetic flow yoga will help you reconnect with your own inner strength and allow you to walk back out into the world with more energy and more confidence. Modifications are always offered so that people of all fitness levels are welcome.


Community Fit Mama Free

Join Erin Hansen for this heart pumping class. In this class you will work all the muscle groups, with focus on the needs of moms, whether expecting or experienced, this workout will give you the boost you need!

After class is over Erin will be available to answer your questions about working out in your postpartum years.

There is no charge for this class however we ask that you bring 1 protein based item (peanut butter, beans, protein bars, etc) as a donation for The Food Bank.

Mellow Flow Yoga $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Mellow Flow Yoga offers a chance to tune in with often forgotten parts of ourselves through awakening inner strength.
Classes are generally lighthearted, breath-centric and with emphasis on healing and strengthening through proper alignment.
Strong as you want, gentle as you want: modifications will be taught and encouraged. Internal awareness.
Breathing. Moving. Feeling confident in your body and spirit. Perfect for all ages, shapes and levels.

Back to Movement Free

In this back to basics movement class we will discuss breathwork, proper alignment, precautions, and personal fitness goals as we learn to move in our postpartum bodies. This class is ideal for women who desire to return to their pre-pregnancy exercise routine or begin a new routine but are not yet ready for a traditional yoga or strength training class. Babies and kids are welcome to attend.

Prenatal Belly Dancing $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Prenatal Belly dance:

Connect with your baby and fellow mom’s with this graceful and empowering dance form.

Benefits of belly dance in pregnancy include:

Strengthening the pelvic floor

Support of healthy posture

Increased body awareness

Increased confidence

Maintain a good sense of balance

Increased relaxation

Each class will include some gentle stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as belly dance movements that help prepare the body for birth and encourage optimal fetal positioning.

Post-Natal Belly Dance $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

Post-natal belly dance:

This energetic class is the perfect addition to your postpartum fitness routine. Belly dance is a safe and fun way to support the body as it recovers from pregnancy and childbirth. Whether the birth of your child occurred recently, or years in the past you will benefit from this movement practice. The isolations and exercises in this dance form strengthen and tone the muscles in the abdomen, pelvic floor, hips, and legs. They also support a healthy posture and can relieve common aches and pains. Most importantly, this dance form nurtures confidence, body positivity, community and it is a great stress reliever.

Mother Lovin' Yoga For All $14 per classFrom $10 per visit with Fitness 10 Class Pass passNo purchase required to enroll

This class offers a chance to tune in with often forgotten parts of ourselves through awakening inner strength and are appropriate for people of all ages and stages in life.
It can help bring peace to the mind and body, breath-centric and with emphasis on healing and strengthening through proper alignment.
Modifications will be taught and encouraged. Internal awareness.
Breathing. Moving. Feeling confident in your body and spirit.

Essential Oils Classes

Family Wellness with Essential Oils - Free Class Free

Discover and experience the 10 Essential Oils that can keep your family healthy, learn the different grades of oils and which are the best to use, how to use them and walk away with natural alternatives to increase your energy, control mood, support your immune system and remedy everyday ailments.

As always, oil classes are baby-friendly!

Essential Oils - For Mamas and Babies - Workshop $15 per classPurchase required to enroll

Explore safe and effective alternatives to pharmaceuticals for the whole family.

Essential Oils - For Aches & Pains - Free class Free

Responding to both inflammation and pain with natural remedies can be highly successful.
Learn the most effective options and take home a comprehensive handout and a sample in this free class.

Essential Oils - For Pregnancy, Birth, and Babies - Free Class Free

Come learn how essential oils can help you with pregnancy, labor, postpartum and beyond and which ones to use to support your body for your best experiences.

Toxin-Free Living with Essential Oils - Free Class Free

Substituting chemical cleaners for an all-natural, toxic-free alternative is much easier and more affordable than you might think. Come learn some tips and tricks and take home some recipes to make your own safe, affordable household cleaners with essential oils.
Join us in our FREE Essential Oils Continuing Education Series.
Call Sheri 775-721-9999 for more information.

Emotional Aromatherapy - Free Class Free

Join our Special Guest Speaker - Jaye Jenkins, MFT in our FREE Essential Oils Continuing Education Series and learn how to manage and balance your emotional health with the use of therapeutic grade essential oils.
(Free class)
Call Sheri 775-721-9999 for more information.

Essential Oils - Summer Solutions Workshop

We will be making our own pure and natural products such as After Sun Spray (healing/cooling sunburn spray), Bug Off (effective and pleasant insect repellant) and Bite Me (bug bite relief).
You may choose to sit in on the free class, or pay the workshop fee and make and take your own!
Join us in our FREE Essential Oils Continuing Education Series!
Call Sheri 775-721-9999 for more information.

Essential Oils - Tips, Tricks and Practical Uses - Free Class Free

Join us in our FREE Essential Oils Continuing Education Series and take home some simple recipes and ideas to create wonderful items with essential oils.
Call Sheri 775-721-9999 for more information.

Owie Wowie! Natural First Aid Kit Class Free

Be prepared for any emergency. Find out how you can protect your family with the best basic first aid kit using traditional supplies as well as natural extras to guard against illness, injuries, coughs, digestive upset, allergies, pain issues and so much more! Don't miss this informative class!

The information is free - the Workshop ('Make and Take') to create your own First Aid Kit will have a nominal charge - details to be announced!

Questions? Call Sheri (775-721-9999)

Wine and Wellness Spa Experience $10 per classPurchase required to enroll

Pamper yourself with wine and spa treatments using essential oil. And try the new DoTERRA spa products that were just released! Discover the many therapeutic benefits while combining relaxation with pure essential oils during.

Try a special foot soak with a exfoliating sugar scrub, hand massage, detoxifying facial mask, skin care experiences and more!

Don't miss out on the fun raffle prizes at the event too!

EOs - Supplements - a Lifestyle for Wellness - Free Class Free

Essential Oils are often safer, more effective and less expensive than conventional medicine and incorporating them into supplements makes an enormous difference and sets doTERRA apart from other supplements on the market.
Join us in our FREE Essential Oils Continuing Education Series and learn why we believe these supplements can change your health and life!
Call Sheri 775-721-9999 for more information.

EOs - Body Balancing with AromaTouch Technique - Free Class Free

The AromaTouch Technique is a whole-body wellness experience!
Join us in our FREE Essential Oils Continuing Education Series and learn how the AromaTouch Technique can improve the health and happiness of you and your family!
Call Sheri 775-721-9999 for more information.

Dr. Mom Make and Take Free

Learn how to take control of your family's health needs with some simple recipes using essential oils.
You will have the choice to come for the wisdom for free, or create some of your own blends to affect many of your family's common ailments. You will only pay for what you make and take.

EOs Rollerball Remedies Make & Take Free

Have fun learning why essential oils work, how to use them and take home some great recipes for easy application. Safe for the whole family.
You will have the choice to come for the wisdom for free, or create some of your own blends to affect many of your family's common ailments. You will only pay for what you make and take.

EOs for Pet Wellness Free

Discover how to keep your fuzzy friends healthy and happy with essential oils. We can all benefit from the using therapeutic essential oils and learning some practical uses and safety information can take some of the mystery out of it.
Learn the most effective options and take home a comprehensive handout and a sample in this free class.

How to Get the Most out of your doTERRA Membership Free

Learn how to navigate your virtual office, how to qualify for free oils and promotions, where to find helpful info and where to go to learn more about the oils - at your own pace - online.
Get all your questions answered here!
For more info - contact Sheri (775-721-9999)

Gifting Ideas with Essential Oils Free

Get creative this holiday season with some ideas for useful gifts with Essential Oils! Get recipes for DIY projects and ready-made ideas too!
Bring a friend and share the fun!
As always, oils classes are baby-friendly!

Questions? Call Sheri (775-721-9999)

doTERRA Leadership Recap - News and New Products Free

Come find out what exciting new products, oils and news comes from doTERRA! See (and smell) the newest additions to the spring product guide and hear about what happened at the Leadership event in Long Beach!

EOs for Healthy, Happy Kids Free

Empower yourself with the healing properties of plants right at your fingertips. Essential oils provide gentle, effective, natural solutions to caring for your little ones' everyday health needs right in your own home. Learn how to use essential oils and which gentle ones to start with, and take home a free sample too!

Other Family Wellnes Classes

Herbal Wellness for Kids $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Nurtured Pregnancy Groups $15Purchase required to enroll

Learn about your body and pregnancy while building community with women in the same stage of pregnancy. This group is led by a Certified Professional Midwife and caters to clients of Obstetricians who desire a deeper understanding of their unique pregnancy.

Pfilates - The Pelvic Floor Pilates Workshop $35 per classPurchase required to enroll

This workshop is useful during or after pregnancy to increase pelvic floor tone and decrease common issues associated with pregnancy and birth!

Vermicomposting $15 per classPurchase required to enroll

Optimizing Gut Health $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Free Healthy Living Workshop Free

Key Elements of our program ..

1... Eating Clean... Focus on keeping the bad stuff out and the good stuff in!
2... Eliminating Toxic and Allergenic Foods. Great way to tell if you are sensitive to certain foods and find particular items that your body doesn't process well.
3... Increase Nutrient Density from Foods and your Diet
4... Support the Detox and Elimination Organs Detoxing cleans the body and allows you to divert needed energy to burning away fat and sustaining physical and mental energy throughout the day.
5... Balance Blood Sugar

Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy Free

QHHT is a type of hypnotherapy which involves inducing an individual to the somnambulistic state of trance through guided visualization. This is a state we all reach under ordinary circumstances at least twice daily; the moment before we become consciously awake and the moment just before we drift off to sleep.

A QHHT session will allow you the experience of better understanding yourself and your pivotal life events and relationships. A QHHT session allows you to answer the questions you have always wondered about. A QHHT session assists you to find the origins of illness, "dis-ease", fears. It gives insights to things you innately love, talents you have and passions that come easily to you.


Breastfeeding Awareness Photo Shoot! $15 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Intro to Infant Massage - Free Class Free

In this free info session:
* receive information about the next 5-class Baby Massage Series
* understand the benefits of baby massage
* learn about baby-safe oils
* meet other parents
* receive a free bottle of massage oil

Infant Massage Series $115Purchase required to enroll

Learn the skills to safely and confidently massage your baby and build a touch-positive household while meeting other new parents.

Pediatric CPR & First Aid $70 per classPurchase required to enroll

Injuries are the number one health problem for children in the US and they range from simple cuts and bruises to life-threatening emergencies. After completing our pediatric first aid certification course you will have the knowledge and confidence to respond to many different types of pediatric emergencies. Whether the child is injured or experiences a sudden illness, you will be able to help him/her until appropriate help arrives or the child is seen by a healthcare provider. Your skills in pediatric first aid may save a child's life.The

The Pediatric CPR process offers easy to follow guidelines for proper pediatric CPR procedures according to the American Heart Association's latest recommendations.

Whether you are a parent, child care provider, a teacher, a camp counselor, foster parent, coach, youth counselor or anyone involved in caring for children, a pediatric cpr or certification course will be valuable. You will gain the knowledge and confidence to take the appropriate action in case of an emergency.

Class is fun and time is spent with hands on training. You will receive your 2 year certification the same day. Don't wait - this will empower you with confidence and knowledge to handle life's emergencies!


Self Defense for Moms $100Purchase required to enroll

The Nurturing Nest and Zack Gregovich are bringing you a safe, fun, and interactive approach to self-defense and family security.

This class goes beyond Women's Self Defense. Knowing how to protect yourself is an important skill, but typical self defense skills are woefully inadequate once children are factored into the equation. As a former police officer, professional bodyguard, and martial artist, I never fully understood this reality until my wife and I became parents. Let me show you not only how to defend yourself, but also how to keep your children safe.

Color Between The Wines & Wellness $25 per classPurchase required to enroll

Come join us at the Nurturing Nest for a night of coloring and relaxation. Lets face it, moms tend to put everyone else first. Take this opportunity to make some time to do something JUST for you (dads welcome too).

Massage for Tummy Trouble $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

In this hour long class we will cover techniques to help your little one with tummy trouble. Learn strokes to relieve constipation and discomfort from gas. All ages are welcome. Participants will receive a handout and small bottle of oil to take home.

Massage for Play and Relaxation $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

In this hour long class we will learn basic massage strokes and discuss how to incorporate them into your everyday routine with your little one. Learn strokes to help your child relax as well as learn more invigorating strokes to help build your child’s body awareness. All ages are welcome. Participants will receive a handout and small bottle of oil to take home.

Face Massage: Teething Pain and Sinus Pressure $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Teething Pain and Sinus Pressure: In this hour long class we will focus on the face and head as we learn strokes to ease the discomfort of teething and learn to relieve sinus pressure caused by the common cold/allergies. All ages welcome. Participants will receive a handout and small bottle of oil to take home.

Emergency Room or Not? $50Purchase required to enroll

EMERGENCY ROOM OR NOT?

How many times as parents have we been up at 2 am with a child in our arms coughing with a fever worried and wondering if we should go to the emergency room? Only to end up there and be told it’s a virus and to go home and make sure your child gets plenty of rest and lots of fluids. Or painful burns and not knowing if it’s a 1st 2nd or 3rd degree burn and if it necessitates a frantic drive to the same place!

We never want to take chances with our children’s health.

This two-day course can give you the information and tools to prevent unnecessary trips to a place where there are very sick people and long waits, at the same time be able to prevent a more serious situation by going in, in a safe and timely manner.

Using evidence based research for treatments that can prevent a situation turning serious and skills to monitor your child; you will feel more prepared for making these decisions.

Day one we will be discussing colds, flu, fever, coughs, rashes, ear and eye infections, strep throat, RSV, bronchitis, pneumonia and meningitis.

Day two topics are rotavirus, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, injuries, bites, burns, bruising, infections and allergic reactions.

Both classes will include handouts, demonstrations and “hands on” scenario’s.

Nursing babies welcome!

Couples Massage Workshop $145 per classPurchase required to enroll

Couples will learn a full body therapeutic massage routine as they practice on each other. Class will discuss basic anatomy, a variety of massage techniques, and tricks to keep your wrists and back safe while massaging your partner. Please bring 2 regular sized pillows with pillowcases to class. All other supplies will be provided in class. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing to class. Inform instructor before class of any skin sensitivities or allergies.

Couples Massage Workshop: Pregnant Partners $145 per classPurchase required to enroll

Couples will learn a full body pregnancy-safe therapeutic massage routine as they practice on each other. Class will discuss basic anatomy, a variety of massage techniques, safe positioning for pregnancy, and tricks to keep your wrists and back safe while massaging your partner. Both partners will receive in this class. Please bring 2 regular sized pillows with pillowcases to class. All other supplies will be provided in class. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing to class. Inform instructor before class of any skin sensitivities or allergies.

Free Meetings

JBF Tagging Party Free

JBF Reno is committed to helping our consignors earn the most they can. Bring a bin of your items, laptop and we will provide the rest! Gathering, entering, and tagging all your items can get a little overwhelming if you have never done it before. We are here to walk you through it! You will learn how to gather, sort, prepare, enter your items, print your tags, and pin them to your stuff a bin at a time!

MILK - Born into this World - Documentary Free

MILK - Born into this World

Through an intimate and artistic lens, Milk brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe. Inspiring, informative, provocative and sensitive, Milk celebrates bringing a new life into this world with a strong call to action and reflection.

Watch the trailer here and see why this is a must-see documentary!

Dads Meet-Up Group Free

Meet other dads -- stay-at-home dads, work-from-home dads, working dads, all involved fathers from in and around the Reno area -- to socialize and interact with other guys who enjoy spending quality time with their kids.

Story Time Free

Story time is for children of all ages and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes.

Reno Mom Small Business Network Free

Do you really want to build professional relationships in town with other local momtrepreneurs? Join us! This is "kid-friendly" small business networking event that will be held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. This meeting is for moms that own small businesses and want to support each other and share what they do!

Join our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1997060997288874/members/

Circles and Support Groups

Circle of Babies- Mom/Caregiver Support Group Free

For parents and caregivers of babies 0-12 months. Join other new parents and discuss the joys of as well as the anxieties of adjusting to new responsibilities and changed routines. Offered every Wednesday at Noon!

Truckee Meadows Birth Network Free

A chapter of a national grass-roots organization that brings awareness to the Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative. We will be offering wonderful events 3 times per year.

Cloth Diaper Meetup Free

Come to meet other moms and families that cloth diaper or to buy/sell/trade your cloth diapers! You are welcome to bring snacks if you would like to share.

Birth Wisdom Circle - Sharing Birth Stories Free

Please join us for an evening of sharing, listening, and honoring as we gather to hear people share their beautiful experiences of their journeys to becoming mothers. Whether you would like to share or simply listen, we welcome you! Pregnant women as well as partners, friends, and babies (in arms only please) are also welcome. We look forward to seeing you and hearing your stories! Sharing your birth story can be an amazing and healing experience. All birth stories are welcome from those that were extremely challenging to those that were uplifting and empowering.

Sharing our birth stories is a beautiful and profound aspect of being a mother and a woman. It has the power to help us integrate, celebrate, and even create healing. Our Birth Wisdom Circle holds the space for this kind of deep sharing to take place and honors you and your story.

Whether your children were born last week or decades ago, we invite to share your story or just sit and listen to others. All backgrounds, experiences and choices are honored at all Birth Wisdom Circle events.

Twins Meet-Up Group! Free

Moms of twins know it's unlike anything else, so let's get together to share stories, challenges, solutions and have some other moms to talk to who are going through the same things!

Primed Pregnancy Circle Free

Primed Pregnancy Circle is a casual approach to sharing information and support during your pregnancy and birth journey.
Each week we will meet as a group to answer questions and explore answers.

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, please join us! Support partners are encouraged to come.

Childbirth Education

PACE Childbirth Education (2 Class series) $175Purchase required to enroll

The PACE Course (Peaceful Arrival Childbirth Education) is an information-packed short course that empowers you and your partner with confidence about your upcoming experience. Remove the fear around birth and gather all of the most important information on how to have your best birth! This course includes a wide variety of subjects covering pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and postpartum. Course consists of 7 hours ~ divided into 2 convenient - 3.5 hour classes and includes a very complete notebook of handouts. Dress comfortably and feel free to bring water and a snack - if you like!

Comfort Measures for Childbirth $85 per classA credit card is required to enroll but isn't charged until the time of service.

Comfort Measures is a great resource for couples needing extra practice or learning how to manage labor and birth more comfortably. First time parents, those needing a ‘refresher’ in labor coping skills, or couples wanting to expand their knowledge of comfort measures for labor and birth are welcome!

This class is interactive and hands-on, so come dressed comfortably and ready to move around.

This one session three-hour class is dedicated to learning and practicing:
  • Relaxation
  • Breathing techniques
  • Positions for effective laboring
  • Use of birth ball, hydrotherapy, rebozo and other tools
  • Massage, counter-pressure, and acupressure
  • Hands-on comfort measures
  • Managing back pain
  • Aromatherapy
  • Visualization, vocalizing, and movement

Birth Affirmations Workshop $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Grab your expecting friends and join us in creating your own Birth Affirmation Focal Point or Banner.
Birth Affirmations can encourage focus and grounding and help create a peaceful birthing space. They are great tools not only for the person in labor but also any support partners.

GentleBirth Childbirth Education $325

GentleBirth knows that a positive birth can look many different ways and that there is never a one-size-fits-all route. This workshop combines brain science, birth science and technology to empower your positive birth through preparation. Our workshop encourages people to be curious about the process by helping to explore common birth paths, our perception of pain, how to mentally and emotionally navigate options, the differences between interventions and solutions, comfort measures, individual preferences and how to let those be known. You will find yourself able to both navigate and handle whatever path your birth takes. GentleBirth will guide you to become more resilient and present for a positive birth experience and give you coping strategies that you will continue to use in daily life and throughout your parenting journey. To sign up for this course go to: https://www.gentlebirth.com/sarahgeowalton

Meet the Midwives, Homebirth Q & A Free

Has the idea of homebirth crossed your mind?

Reno’s hospital-based birth options are changing and more and more people are considering homebirth with a midwife. Come meet with some of Reno’s homebirth midwives for a casual, no-pressure gathering to ask any questions you may have about planning a birth at home. Services, safety, set up, support, insurance, scheduling, testing options, education, training, equipment, VBACs, waterbirth, what ifs, hospital transfers....any and all questions are welcome. You will also have the opportunity to see all the things a midwife brings to a homebirth, including a set up for a waterbirth.

Parenting Classes

Secrets to Successful Parenting $25 per classPurchase required to enroll

Would you like ideas and tools to enhance your relationship with your kids, create cooperation and bring peace into your home?
In a fun and safe session, you will learn how.

Sibling Rivalry $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Are you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and confused when handling sibling challenges?

Would you like ideas and tools that will enhance your children's relationships create cooperation, and bring peace into your home?

This transformational workshop is for you!

Parenting Toolbox $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Frustrated with chores, communication, and clutter? In this transformative workshop you will learn parenting tricks, tips and tools you can use immediately! Each participant will receive a motivation calendar for the month along with tips to stop yelling, ideas to create your family mission statement, how to run a family meeting and much more.
With a toolbox stuffed full of ideas, you'll find parenting more rewarding and easier.

Parenting for a Sucessful School Year $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Whether you have a preschooler or a teenager, there are many things you can do to set your child up for a successful year. This class will be filled with positive discipline ideas to keep you connected to your child, keep your child’s self-esteem high and your household running smoothly. This is a great way to start off your academic year

Understand Misbehavior and Mistaken Goals $25 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Learn to interpret your child’s misbehavior with the Mistaken Goal Chart. Children adopt one of the four mistaken goals of undue attention, power, revenge, or assumed inadequacy in order to get their needs met. We’ll learn to identify your child’s goal and how to appropriately respond to the misbehavior. You’ll leave this class with great knowledge and an amazing reference chart to review when needed.

Toddlers and Preschoolers

Baby Signing Introductory Class $20 per classPurchase required to enroll

Baby Sign Language ~ for helping babies 'talk before they can talk'!
This is the perfect introductory class to give you the beginning communication tools and information to start signing with your baby.
Please enroll 24 hours prior to class start time.

Music For Babies (4mo - 15 mo)

4 week session $45.00

Register at www.stepintomusic.com

Beginning Keyboard

Beginning Keyboard for ages 4 1/2 - 6 years old *Includes Materials*

Register at www.stepintomusic.com

Intermediate Keyboard No purchase required to enroll

Beginners from Fall/Spring 2014

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Family Music $45 per class

4 week session $45.00

Register at www.stepintomusic.com

Work Share Program 3 Hour Session $35 per classNo purchase required to enroll

The Work Share Program is a great way for a work at home or stay at home parent to get uninterrupted time in a workspace. We provide free WIFI and a workstation in our yoga studio and supervised play time for your children in our playroom. The fee is $14.00 per hour per family. Due to limited space please make reservations or call us at 775-825-0800.

Toddler Time! Play Group Free

Perfect for ages 1 to 4, but everyone is welcome! Come meet other families and let your little ones play in our fantastic playroom!

Open Play! Free

A fun play day for families with little ones of all ages. Come in and meet other families and let your little ones play in our playroom!

Intro to Guitar!

Students will learn beginning chords, simple strumming for singing along, and single notation. A 1/2 size classical guitar will be provided for each student during class.

Tuition: $75.00

Register at www.stepintomusic.com

Or e-mail patti@stepintomusic.com

My Smart Hands - Baby Signing Course - Level 1 $130Purchase required to enroll

This is a fun course designed for the baby and toddler expanding their signing skills, dexterity and brain development through a playful, educational and language-rich environment. Caregivers and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through instruction, interactive games and songs.

Only $130 for 8 lessons done in 4 classes! AND the course includes a full color MSH™ curriculum book with pictures of the signs you'll learn along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over! Also included is a digital file of the fun songs you'll learn and the file can be easily downloaded to your phone for quick access (your babies will love them)! This a family price and includes all family members! The more people on board with signing, the more success you're likely to have!

Story Dance Free

Magical things happen when children experience Storydance. Fairytales, music, dance and art are brought to life as children play and connect with our characters, to themes in which they can relate.

These include safety, healthy body image, trusting instincts, self-esteem, compassion with self and others, effective communication, personal strength and awareness.

Storydance offers a wonderfully imaginative, educational and playful approach to children's wellbeing.

Super Summer Games - Age 2 $45

Kiddin' Around instructor, Julie Woods, will lead your child through at least 3 Olympic themed games per 30 minute class. Each week we'll explore new sports and events through active play in our structured yet fun lessons. Toddlers will be encouraged to move from the beginning to end of class and learn that all Olympians move Faster~Higher~Stronger. For more information text 848-8522,email kiddinaround@sbcglobal.net or visit our Facebook page. Class size is limited to 8 children and payment through check or cash will be due at the beginning of class July 11.

Super Summer Games - Age 3-5 $45

KIddin' Around instructor, Julie Woods, will lead your child through at least 3 Olympic themed games per 30 minute class. Each week we'll explore new events and sports through active play in our structured yet fun lessons Preschoolers will be encouraged to move from the beginning to the end of class and learn that all Olympians move Faster~Higher~Stronger. For more information text 848-8522, email kiddinaround@sbcglobal.net or visit our Facebook page.Class size is limited to 10 children and payment through check or cash will be due at the beginning of class July 11.

My Smart Hands - Baby Signing Course - Level 2 $130 per classPurchase required to enroll

My Smart Hands - Level 2 is a fun course designed for the baby and toddler expanding their signing skills beyond level 1, through a playful, educational and language-rich environment. Caregivers and children will build their American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary through instruction, interactive new games and songs. We will do a review of Level 1 and continue to increase the signing vocabulary for you and your wee one.

In this course, you will add more food signs, color signs, people signs, more animal signs, more emotions, more opposites and weather and season signs!
Only $130 for 8 lessons (done in 4 classes) AND the course includes a full color MSH™ curriculum book with a digital file of the songs we teach and pictures of the signs learned along with descriptions for easy reference long after the class is over!
This is a family price - bring spouses and sibling for more success!

Costume Parade Free

Friday Fun-Day is getting a spooky makeover for Halloween!
Come in your favorite costume for a candy-free Trick or Treat and Costume Parade!
Be sure to stop in early for StoryTime at 11:30 and stay after for a festive Family Movie!

We will also have space set up for potluck goodies! Bring a fall favorite to share.

Work Share Program Hourly Session $14 per classNo purchase required to enroll

The Work Share Program is a great way for a work at home or stay at home parent to get uninterrupted time in a workspace. We provide free WIFI and a workstation in our yoga studio and supervised play time for your children in our playroom. The fee is $14.00 per hour per family. Due to limited space please make reservations or call us at 775-825-0800.

Sign and Sing with My Smart Hands $10 per classNo purchase required to enroll

Join us each month for 30 minutes of signing and singing fun with My Smart Hands! Bring the whole family for only a $10 drop in fee and learn some really fun songs and how to sign to them. All ages are welcome - toddlers are encouraged.

Special Events

Baby Fair! Free

Birthday Bash! Open House Free

Help us celebrate The Nurturing Nest's Birthday! See our Facebook page for details..

The Great Cloth Diaper Change Free

"Change Starts Here." Our mission is to create connections in our communities through support and collaboration with local parents and businesses to help raise awareness about cloth diapering and attempt to beat last years diaper change record and of course have fun!

The Great Cloth Diaper Change is a worldwide Guinness Book Of World Records event in which babies are changed into cloth diapers.How cool would it be to tell your child they were part of a World Record!

There will also be some great raffles/swag-bags!

The change will take place at 11:00am, please arrive by 10:00am.


Holiday Photos! $25 per classPurchase required to enroll

Dress your little ones in their holiday best or come in your comfy jammies!

At this fun event you will receive one digital image that will be perfect as a Christmas card or holiday memory to cherish in the years to come!

***To help avoid long lines, there are limited times available for this event! Be sure you arrive on time and expect to spend about 30 minutes here.***

We will also be having a holiday fair at the same time, so you will have the perfect opportunity to check items off your Christmas list!

Pictures with Santa! $25 per classPurchase required to enroll

Dress your little ones in their holiday best or come in your comfy jammies!

At this fun event you will receive one digital image that will be perfect as a Christmas card or holiday memory to cherish in the years to come!

***To help avoid long lines, there are limited times available for this event! Be sure you arrive on time and expect to spend about 30 minutes here.***

We will also be having a holiday fair at the same time, so you will have the perfect opportunity to check items off your Christmas list!

The Green Family Fair Free

Join us for our annual Green Family Fair! We will have a great selection of vendors, fundraisers, HUGE raffle prizes and swag bags this year!

We will have several mom and baby friendly businesses will be here to show off their products and services! Each of these awesome businesses will have awesome raffle prizes too!

Join us for this fun kid friendly annual event!


Talk & Trade Free

Children have a lot of stuff. Clothes, shoes, books, toys, bedding, feeding supplies, decorations, ect. . . They collect this stuff through family and friends buying it, hand me downs, and sometimes what seems like magic. Then they outgrow this stuff and the adults are left to figure out what to do with it while working on getting new age appropriate stuff.

Well, that's where the idea for this event came from. We wanted to pass along the stuff our children outgrew that still had life in it and collect a couple new to us age appropriate items. We were so thankful for all the gifts and hand me downs our children had received that we wanted to continue with the giving spirit.

Photos With The Easter Bunny! Free

Come bring your little one to our weekly Open Play and have a special opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny! Free of charge, feel free to take your own pictures (donations will be happily accepted).

Sign Making Party Free

Join us for a sign making party for the March For Mom's Rally to Improve Birth.

While consumers, health care professionals and diverse stakeholders gather in the nation’s capital for the March for Moms, the annual Rally to Improve Birth will take place simultaneously in states and communities across the country.

One in every three Americans is born through major surgery and we have the highest rates of maternal death and injury, the lowest birth weights, and the widest disparities in the entire developed world.

We believe that birth can be better and that it matters for the lifelong mental health and well-being of the entire family.

We believe that women are the ultimate decisions makers in childbirth, and they have the right to be treated with dignity and compassion.

We believe that the U.S. maternity care system is decades behind what we know is best for mothers and babies and that there is no real motivation for the system to change.

But most importantly, we believe that when consumers and health care professionals have the tools to inspire change, they will take action.

For more information on the birth please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1296020110500941/

4th Trimester Bodies Project No purchase required to enroll

Join Ashlee Dean Wells of 4th Trimester Bodies Project for a Community Gathering and Photoshoot in Reno, NV on Sunday August 19, 2018.

Each session includes general admission to the 4TBP community gathering and photoshoot for 1 adult + their children. All adult humans and children of all ages welcomed.

Our gathering/shoot spaces are fully wheelchair accessible and LGBTQIA+ friendly! Other accommodations, translation and signing services, can be provided upon request.

Photographs will be taken of individual parents (with their children if desired) as well as in groups per photographers discretion. Each participant will receive digital copies of their top 3 photographs chosen by photographer. Additional digitals and prints may be purchased separately.

If you would like your spouse or partner to join you in a photo please select one regular session + on partner add on.

Private sessions, full and partial scholarships are also available.

To register for this event please go to: https://4thtrimesterbodiesproject.bigcartel.com/product/reno

Sound Healing in Reno - Journey through the Chakras $40 per classPurchase required to enroll

A UNIQUE SOUND EVENT @ The Nurturing Nest
Join special guest Nāda Wakes as they attune our emotions through sound and vibration, exploring the body’s energy centers by journeying sonically through the chakra system. This unique sensory experience will guide you through discovery and unlocking of emotion, stagnant energy, wisdom and the untapped power we all hold in our bodies.

From our deep rootedness to the light of divine connection, this restorative practice fosters healing and peace. Nāda Wakes blend vocal harmony and the ancient tradition of mantra with instruments both traditional and new, eastern and western, including crystal bowls, harmonium, Indian flute and sarangi, guitar, didgeridoo, steel drum, and various percussion from around the world.

Participants typically recline on yoga mats, bolsters, and other props to enjoy this journey through sound. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, yoga mat, and anything else you might need to feel relaxed and comfortable.

No yoga experience necessary.
Yoga mats and props are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Space is limited, pre-registration recommended.

Tuition: $35 advance, $40 day of event
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About Nāda Wakes
Nāda Wakes is a music duo from the Pacific Northwest exploring the power of sound, voice and vibration to facilitate experiences of mindfulness, relaxation, emotional release and delight.

Why Not Home Movie Screening & Discussion Free

Join us to see ALL the options for birth in Reno and to watch and discuss the film.

"Why Not Home?"

The documentary that tells the stories of doctors, nurses, and midwives who have attended hundreds of hospital births, yet chose to have their children at home. How did these women with inside knowledge of birth evaluate the evidence and make their decisions? Through the experiences of these women, both at home and in the hospital, we gain unique insights into risk, safety, and the experience of childbirth in America.

Birth Professional Training

Introductory Course for Doulas $145Purchase required to enroll

Mamalates - Birth Recovery Essentials for Professionals No purchase required to enroll

Do you work with perinatal clients? Wouldn’t you like to help guide them in a safe, effective birth recovery method as they enter into motherhood?

The mamalates OB/GYN endorsed, essential prenatal + postpartum restorative exercise method has worked for over 8 years for hundreds of women.
This birth recovery method focuses on alignment, stability, therapeutic exercise and movement within the first 6 weeks postpartum.

Expand your knowledge, increase your income and provide a much needed service. Call Wendy for more information 503-459-8936

Doula Debriefing Free

**DOULAS ONLY**
This is a a time for doulas to discuss all things doula!

CPR for healthcare professionals $50 per classPurchase required to enroll

CPR for Healtcare professionals.

This training offers certification with several certifying agencies, widely known is American Heart Association, ECSI (Emergency Cardiac Safety Institute) which is the leading trainer for EMT Paramedic First Responders, CPR (All Levels.) First Aid, Blood Bourne Pathogens, Evacuation and Safety Plans required by OSHA for all Business Sites.

Sanitary mannequins will be provided for each student. You are allowed to pre-study the book prior to class. Class time is spent with hands on training, No sitting around or falling asleep in my class we will be having too much fun. You will receive your 2 year certification the same day.

Birth Assistant Training


This is an introductory course for those seeking training and knowledge for entry level experience into the Birth Assistant profession. After completion of this course, you should be able to market yourself in your community to begin attending births as an assistant and have the skills and confidence to work along side Licensed Midwives at out of hospital births. This class is appropriate for anyone looking to gain skills needed to attend births as a birth assistant (sometimes called midwife assistant). Please visit our website for additional course information such as prerequisites, cirriculum details and trainer contact info. http://www.nwbirthassistants.com/reno-nv-2016.html

Postpartum Doula Training Purchase required to enroll

Neonatal Resuscitation Program for Birth Assistants $60 per classPurchase required to enroll

This class is a prerequisite for attending the Birth Assistant course.

Labor Progress & Preventing Shoulder Dystocia No purchase required to enroll

Yoga For Birth Workers Free

Yoga for Birth Workers
With Denise Rubinfeld, RN, CNM, Yoga teacher-in-training

Birth work is some of the most rewarding work in the world. It can also be physically demanding, emotionally taxing, and all consuming. Whether you are a doula, childbirth educator, nurse, midwife, or doctor, you are welcome to attend a yoga class designed to benefit professionals who work with birthing families. What do you bring to the births you attend? Can exploring a yoga practice deepen your connection with yourself and the families you serve?