Parent Classes with Mindful Birth

“This Group Saved My Life! It is so helpful!” Abby

New Parent Classes with Mindful Birth
  • Join us for a deep dive into the experience of new parenthood
  • Come for companionship with other new mothers and babies
  • Take a breath in the company of others and think about your new life
  • Get support on a range of parenting challenges

We parent in a society with a strong go-it-alone ethos. But our children are wired for connection. They need it like water. They need it like air. And so do we.

These parenting groups are about connection and exploration.

Find yourself. Find your tribe.

"It's been more than I imagined. I didn't know how much of a help this group would be. It's been amazing.”

- Jina

New Moms Talk Groups

New Moms Talk Groups

This “Not-Your-Typical’ Moms Group is a place where new parents build community and share the profound changes of identity, relationships, work, body, and so much more that birth and parenting bring. Come meet other moms and babies for meaningful discussions on a range of parenting joys and challenges. For parents and their babies between the ages of 1 week and 1 year.

  • September 2021  6 Thursdays, 10am-12pm, September 23 to Oct 28th, live online
  • November 2021 6 Thursdays, 10am-12pm, November 4 to Dec 16 (skipping Thanksgiving), live online

CLICK HERE for 2021 New Moms Talk Groups Dates and Times

  • Fall 1  – September 23 to Oct 28th – 6 Thursdays, 10am-12pm, live online – 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 10 am to 12 pm – $196
  • Fall 2 – November 4 to Dec 16 – 6 Thursdays,  10am-12pm, live online – 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 — $196

 

The Whole Egg, Nutritional Wellness for Families

Mindful Birth Parenting Groups - Fall 2021 live online

with Kristin Lawless, Aisha Collins Williams, Laura Wolfe, Jeremy Hopwood, Mary Esther Malloy and others

  • Dads Parenting Group, with Jeremy Hopwood. 6 sessions starting 10/5
  • BIPOC Moms Parenting Groups, with Aisha Collins Williams, Ph.D. 6 sessions starting 10/19
  • Queer Parenting Group, with Laura Wolfe. 6 sessions starting 10/13
  • Parenting Clinics schedule coming soon!
  • email info@mindfulbirthny.com

CLICK HERE for Parent Groups Schedules

Programs will be live online starting in October, with hope that spring 2022 brings healthier, happier, hand-holding and hugging days for humanity. 

Fall 2021 

Option 1: For parents of older babies and toddlers and up

CORE Moms Toddler Parenting Group: Hand-in-Hand Essentials 

  • Experiment with Hand-in-hand parenting tools 
  • Explore mindfulness practices to manage those hardest moments of high-emotion parenting 
  • Build a community of parents doing their best to raise children thoughtfully (and stay sane!) 
  • Set up listening partner calls with other families.

CORE Schedule and Fee

  • Four 2-hour sessions: Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:15 pm – 10/12, 11/2, 11/23, 12/14 
  • Optional Tuesday Lunch Hour check-ins 12:15 to 1:15 pm: 10/19, 11/9
  • Includes open access to twice-monthly Mindful Birth NY Parenting Clinics: Starting Oct.
  • Designed for parents of toddlers, but moms with older babies are welcome. If we have enough interest, we can divide into two groups.
  • Fee: $245

Option 2

On-Going Toddler & Up Moms – NEW SCHEDULE! “The Opposite of Worry”

  • EVENING COURSE: 4 Thursdays, 10/14  11/11  12/9  1/13, 7:15 to 9:15 pm, includes the check-ins and clinics below as works for your schedule
  • Evening Cohort Check in- 1st and 3rd Thursdays 8:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Daytime Cohort Check in- 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 1 to 2 pm 
  • Parenting Clinics –  30-min to 1 hr on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month. 11:00 am ET.

 Dates and Fees: These groups will start in October and run through January. $69 monthly. Or one payment if you prefer: $275.

 Fall Topic: The Opposite of Worry

  • The Opposite of Worry. Very much in line with Patty Wipfler’s work and the tools of Hand-in-Hand, this fall we turn our attention to parenting childhood anxieties and fears… and addressing our own!  We will read The Opposite of Worry, by Lawrence J. Cohen. I am excited for us to undertake this timely work for more connected, playful, and peaceful parenting. Winter Topic TBD.
  • “Ending the misery of anxiety is important, of course, but the ultimate goal is even bigger… my goal is for all children to live fully, engage with the world, take reasonable risks, embrace the unknown, and break free of limitations.The opposite of high anxiety isn’t low anxiety. It’s connection, trust, playfulness, and joy.  Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

So get your hands on a copy of The Opposite of Anxiety and let’s roll up our sleeves! Please get in touch if you have any questions!!! As always, I strive to make the fee as accessible as possible. I am always happy to work something out if you are experiencing financial hardship during these difficult times. With love, Mary Esther 

Register HERE Dates below:

(separate registration links below for Dads Groups) 

We have three new groups this fall, starting in October: 

  • Dads Parenting Group, with Jeremy Hopwood
  • BIPOC Moms Parenting Group, with Aisha Collins Williams 
  • Queer Parenting Group, with Laura Wolfe

Hoping you can join us! May our families truly know the opposite of worry!

Mary Esther

Parenting Groups Registration with Mindful Birth NY 

Register HERE  (see separate registration links below for Dads Parenting Group)

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  • CORE Toddler Program: Hand-in-Hand Essentials – $245

4 Tuesdays, 7:15-9:15 pm: 10/12, 11/2, 11/23, 12/14 

Optional Lunch Hour check-ins 12:15 to 1:15 pm: 10/19, 11/9

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  • On-Going Toddler & Up Mom Parenting Groups: The Opposite of Worry!

Evening Cohort – $69/monthly   – 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings 8:00 to 9:15 pm – October thru Jan

 Daytime Cohort – $69/monthly – 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoons 1 to 2 pm – October thru Jan

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Plus: 

BIPOC Parenting Group — $175

 Tuesdays 10/19, 11/9, 11/30, 12/21, 1/4, 1/18,  7:30  to 9:00 pm

 Queer Parenting Group — $175

 Wednesdays 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 8:30 pm

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Dads Parenting Group — $175

 Tuesdays 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Register HERE for Dads Parenting Group

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For Toddlers-and-Up Moms’ Group

Toddlers-and-Up Moms’ Group

  • Explore Hand-in-Hand parenting tools to strengthen your connection to your children.
  • Learn mindfulness practices to manage those hardest moments of high-emotion parenting.
  • Build a community of parents who are doing their best to raise children thoughtfully, and stay sane!
  • Connect between meetings by phone, pairing up for listening partnerships.

Toddlers-and-Up Parenting Groups meet twice-a-month over a 3-month period. Cost $245.

2021 For Toddlers-and-Up Mom’s Group Dates and Times

In oder to help us build stronger relationships with our children, and stay emotionally healthy ourselves, we explore Hand-in-Hand parenting tools such as Special Time, Setting Limits with warmth, and Play Listening. We also investigate what can get difficult for us in the fray of family life.

We set up phone-based listening partnerships to extend the love and support between meetings. The deep listening we offer each other helps us build reserves for the demanding work of responding, not reacting, to our children’s big emotions.

For parents NEW to our Toddler Programs:

Toddlers-and-Up Core Program: Hand-in-Hand Essentials – $245

  • Four 2-hour sessions: Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:15 pm – 10/12, 11/2, 11/23, 12/14 
  • Optional Tuesday Lunch Hour check-ins 12:15 to 1:15 pm: 10/19, 11/9

On-Going Toddler & Up Mom Parenting Groups — $69/monthly

(ideal for those who have done the CORE course, but if this works best for you, you are warmly welcome!)

Fall Topic: The Opposite of Worry

  • The Opposite of Worry. Very much in line with Patty Wipfler’s work and the tools of Hand-in-Hand, this fall we turn our attention to parenting childhood anxieties and fears… and addressing our own!  We will read The Opposite of Worry, by Lawrence J. Cohen. I am excited for us to undertake this timely work for more connected, playful, and peaceful parenting. Winter Topic TBD.
  • Evening Cohort – 1st and 3rd Thursdays 8:00 to 9:15 pm (most likely will fill soon)
  • Daytime Cohort – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 1 to 2 pm
  • Includes Parenting Clinics –  30-min to 1 hr on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month. 11:00 am ET.

 

 

For Toddlers-and-Up Moms’ Group

Parent Coaching with M.E.

Mary Esther has been counseling and coaching parents since 2003. Contact us for fees.

  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Childbirth
  • Postpartum
  • Breastfeeding
  • Sleep!!!!!!
  • Feeding babies and toddlers
  • Setting limits
  • Relationship change with parenting

2021 Parent Coaching with M.E.

INDRA’S NET

Imagine a beautifully woven net that extends in all directions. At each knotted joint in the net is a jewel. And on each facet of each jewel is the reflection of every other jewel in the net. This is the jeweled net of the Vedic god, Indra. The image speaks to our profound interconnection. No jewel exists by itself, isolated. Separate.

Parenting is a time when isolation does not support wellness. We are deeply social beings and have not evolved to parent in isolation. In these groups, we find in our stories and the mindful listening a deep reflection of each other’s experiences. Research tells us that aside from prior episodes of depression, isolation is the biggest predictor of postpartum depression and anxiety. These groups are about connection at a time when we are primed for connection. Please join us and find your tribe.

A Note from Mary Esther Malloy

Hi Families, I want to share what is up-coming with our Mindful Birth NY Parenting Community. I’m hoping you can join us!

We have New Moms Talk Groups starting every two months. For parents of older babies and toddlers and up, I have two programs to suggest, both of which I run, along with guests. Please also consider our new Dads Parenting Group, our BIPOC Moms group, or our Queer Parenting Group. Please help spread the word!

Programs will be live online starting in October, with hope that spring 2022 brings healthier, happier, hand-holding and hugging days for humanity. 

Fall 2021 

CORE Moms Toddler Parenting Group: Hand-in-Hand Essentials 

  • Experiment with Hand-in-hand parenting tools 
  • Explore mindfulness practices to manage those hardest moments of high-emotion parenting 
  • Build a community of parents doing their best to raise children thoughtfully (and stay sane!) 
  • Set up listening partner calls with other families.

CORE Schedule and Fee

  • Four 2-hour sessions: Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:15 pm – 10/12, 11/2, 11/23, 12/14 
  • Optional Tuesday Lunch Hour check-ins 12:15 to 1:15 pm: 10/19, 11/9
  • Includes open access to twice-monthly Mindful Birth NY Parenting Clinics: Starting Oct.
  • Designed for parents of toddlers, but moms with older babies are welcome. If we have enough interest, we can divide into two groups.
  • Fee: $245

On-Going Toddler & Up Mom Parenting Groups 

(ideal for those who have done the CORE course, but if this works best for you, you are warmly welcome!)

Fall Topic: The Opposite of Worry

  • The Opposite of Worry. Very much in line with Patty Wipfler’s work and the tools of Hand-in-Hand, this fall we turn our attention to parenting childhood anxieties and fears… and addressing our own!  We will read The Opposite of Worry, by Lawrence J. Cohen. I am excited for us to undertake this timely work for more connected, playful, and peaceful parenting. Winter Topic TBD.
  • Evening Cohort – 1st and 3rd Thursdays 8:00 to 9:15 pm (most likely will fill soon)
  • Daytime Cohort – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 1 to 2 pm
  • Includes Parenting Clinics –  30-min to 1 hr on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month. 11:00 am ET.
  • Dates and Fees: These groups will start in October and run through February. $69 monthly. Or one payment if you prefer: $345.

We have three new groups this fall, starting in October: 

  • Dads Parenting Group, with Jeremy Hopwood
  • BIPOC Moms Parenting Group, with Aisha Collins Williams 
  • Queer Parenting Group, with Laura Wolfe

This summer these groups were fantastic and I want to express my boundless gratitude to Aisha, Laura and Jeremy for bringing our unique form of support to these communities of parents!

New Moms Talk Groups, meet live online for six-week sessions. The next group starts September 23rd. 

 Sending love and well-wishes your family’s way. May our families truly know the opposite of worry!

Mary Esther

Parenting Groups Registration 

with Mindful Birth NY 

Fall 2021 

Register HERE  (separate registration links below for Dads and New Moms Talk Groups)

  • CORE Toddler Program: Hand-in-Hand Essentials – $245

4 Tuesdays, 7:15-9:15 pm: 10/12, 11/2, 11/23, 12/14 

Optional Lunch Hour check-ins 12:15 to 1:15 pm: 10/19, 11/9

  •  On-Going Toddler & Up Mom Parenting Groups: The Opposite of Worry!
  • Evening Cohort – $69/monthly – Limited space 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings 8:00 to 9:15 pm – October thru Feb
  •  Daytime Cohort – $69/monthly 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoons 1 to 2 pm – October thru Feb

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Plus: 

BIPOC Parenting Group — $175

 Tuesdays 10/19, 11/9, 11/30, 12/21, 1/4, 1/18,  7:30  to 9:00 pm 

Queer Parenting Group — $175

Wednesdays 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 8:30 pm

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Dads Parenting Group — $175

Tuesdays 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Register HERE for Dads Parenting Group

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New Moms Talk Groups – $195

Fall 1: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 10 am to 12 pm – $196

Fall 2: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16 — $196 

Register HERE for New Moms

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Mindful Birth NY Parenting Clinics

Open with any of the above registrations.

30-min workshops the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month. Skipping major holidays. Time TBD. 

 Parenting Clinic Schedule coming soon! 

 As always, I try to keep fees as reasonable as possible and if you are experiencing financial hardship, please let me know and we can work out an arrangement.

 

 

 

Additional New Parent Workshops

We have three new groups this fall: 

  • Dads Parenting Group, with Jeremy Hopwood
  • BIPOC Moms Parenting Group, with Aisha Collins Williams
  • Queer Parenting Group, with Laura Wolfe
  • email info@mindfulbirthny.com

Register for Classes

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I’m reflecting on my blessings and I find myself thinking of our New Moms group. At that very unusual time in our lives when we all met – that raw, sleep-deprived, nervous, confused, perhaps a little self-doubting and deliriously in love with our new little ones time – I really needed the group. And I got more out of your shared stories, questions, advice and support than I could possibly express in words. As I chase after my swift, opinionated crawler, I remember us all bringing our sweet little (stationary!) newborns to that yoga room, with our fierce determination to get there no matter how difficult it was, for the chance to talk with one another and set our minds at ease. Thank you in particular, Mary Esther, for being a generous, wise & nurturing leader. You are truly a treasure.

- Kristin

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