Seasonal Wellness With Herbs 

In this class we will introduce foods and plant remedies to nourish the body through this seasonal shift, ways to build up our reserves throughout the year to ensure a comfortable and cozy winter, and talk about why winter truly is worth celebrating.  

Saturday, November 17th @ 4:30pm

Winter is a time of rest and reflection. Our bodies run at a slower pace, and occasionally our immune systems seem to also. Join us to learn about this important shift from fall to winter, how to support your bodily needs and health to prevent that never ending cold, to treat the ones we cannot avoid, and to give your physical and emotional body a needed rest.

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Herbal Underground is a collective of herbalists and plant lovers who seek to give medicine local roots. Created, managed, and operated by our members, our mission is to responsibly provide the community with access, education, nutritional guidance and genuine care. We work directly with local farmers – growing and harvesting native plants, and operate an apothecary – making our own teas, oils, salves and tinctures. Our CSA provides handcrafted herbal products monthly to it’s members.  We believe education about the body should be available to all, regardless of social or economic status. By drawing people and plants closer together, we hope to encourage mutual respect, dedication, and responsibility.

Free! Open to all members of the Fort Pilates community.

Postpartum Wellness Planning

Join us for a discussion about Postpartum Wellness Planning and how you can plan a supportive, healing, calm and confident postpartum period for yourself and your community. 

Saturday, December 8th @ 4:30pm

The first days and weeks after childbirth can be simultaneously wonderful, frightening, stressful, and exhausting. Compared to the attention we give pregnancy and childbirth, the postpartum period is often overlooked as the last phase of the birthing experience. This can leave new parents feeling surprised and underprepared for the intense emotional, social and physical transitions of the postpartum period. Learn how to plan time to recover physically and emotionally from birth, begin a supported lactation relationship, and bond with your newborn. We will discuss the importance of activating a personal postpartum support system that includes medical and mental health as well as practical issues including my favorite topic - food.    

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Marisa Mendez Marthaller trained at The SImkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University. She is a DONA International trained Postpartum Doula and the owner of Doula Doula NYC. Marisa’s draw to postpartum care came through her interest in learning about diverse cultural postpartum food traditions. She holds a B.A. in Food Studies from CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies. She spent 25 years working in the restaurant service industry and after the birth of her son, decided to make a career change and begin her work as a postpartum doula.

Free! Open to all members of the Fort Pilates community.