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Prenatal Yoga Class at River Yoga- Saturdays 8:30 am
$10 Drop In Experience the power of pregnancy with Certified Nurse Midwife and the Director of Ocean Gynecological and Obstetrical Associates, Karen Carola. Karen Carola is a Certified Nurse Midwife with over 30 years of experience. She graduated from Columbia University with a Masters of Science in Midwifery in 1986 and has since helped more than 3,000 women birth their babies. Karen is the Director of Midwifery for Ocean Gynecological and Obstetrical Associaton at Kimball Medical Center, in Lakewood, NJ. With the recent increase in cesarean section rate, Karen sought more positive methods to help her patients. She became certified to teach yoga to give women the support they need to fully embrace the power of pregnancy and birth. Karen holds a 500 hour-certification through Yoga Works, a 200 -hour yoga certification with Laurie Greene at Yoganine, a prenatal certification witih Jacqui Rynolds at Kripalu Center for Health and Healing, and a prenatal immersion with Sue Elkind at Dig Yoga. Karen's classes emphasize the importance of good alignment, building strength, focusing on breathwork and tuning in to your intuition.

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Calling all mamas! This groups is designed to celebrate pregnancy and birth. In our gatherings we will meet up to discuss different pregnancy related topics, such as nutrition in pregnancy, prenatal yoga, breast feeding, and many others. This group is for pregnant women, new mothers, women desiring to be pregnant, mothers, sisters, midwives, nurses, doulas, and anyone looking for connection with the feminine. Our community offers a place for women to bond with each other and to create support around this transformative and empowering experience in life. "Your spirit as a woman has all the knowledge and power you need to give birth and to nurture your baby. It is in your genes. it has been there since you yourself were conceived. You can trust its wisdom." --Gurmukh Khalsa

Karen and Katie are a mother and daughter team dedicated to helping women discover empowerment through pregnancy and birth. Karen Carola has been a Ceritified Nurse Midwife for over 30 years and is currently the Director of Midwifery for Ocean Gynecological and Obstetrical Associates. Karen has delivered more than 3,000 babies. She strongly believes that prenatal yoga gives women the support they need to fully experience and enjoy their pregnancies. After witnessing the powerful effects of prenatal yoga on her patients, she became certified to teach and brings her immense knowledge into all facets of her classes. Katie Carola has been a Certified Yoga Instructor for 12 years and is a Licensed Massage Therapist who specializees in prenatal massage. She has developed her own Fear Release rituals designed to help women move through some of the fear that holds them back from fully embodying their true power.

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