Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Storytelling with Miss Roberta

Be sure to break away from the holiday madness by bringing your little ones to our Holiday Storytelling Hour on Saturday, December 11th at 11 a.m. Miss Roberta Ducharme of Waldorf Honolulu School's parent/child program will lead a delightful segment of songs, stories, rhythm and rhyme. Perfect for children ages 0 to 5 years.

All toys will be on sale 10 to 20% off during the weekend of Dec 11th and 12th.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Doula Curious?

Doula Tea Time
Saturday, December 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy some Earth Mama tea samples while learning all about doulas. Stop by the store and meet some of Honolulu's finest certified doulas and get all your questions answered. Find out how having a doula can be helpful to you and your partner and baby-to-come.

A few questions and topics to ask about:
  • Who should come to my birth?
  • Why hire a doula?
  • What are the benefits of having a doula?
  • Coping with labor, the doula way

Monday, November 22, 2010

Autism and ADHD Talk with Dr. Thauna Abrin

Tuesday, December 14th
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person

Join us for an evening with Dr. Thauna Abrin, a trained naturopathic doctor for a discussion about addressing autism and ADHD through natural, drug-free, non-invasive therapies. Learn about the success of these therapies including dietary changes, vitamins, detoxification, and homeopathic medicines. A perfect class for parents, caregivers, teachers, and anyone else interested. The holidays are a busy time but make room in your calendars because this is an incredible opportunity to learn more about this relevant and compelling topic. We hope you will join us!

Dr. Thauna Abrin, ND and DAN (Defeat Autism Now) professional
A graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon, Dr Abrin has 9 years of experience as a naturopathic doctor and midwife in both Hawaii and California.  In her practice, Dr Abrin utilizes herbs, homeopathy, detoxification and craniosacral therapy to facilitate healing.

Dr Abrin has developed a special interest in treating women and children with conditions caused by environmental toxins.  She utilizes naturopathic medicine and detoxification to prevent and treat ADHD, autism, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, thyroid disorders and gynecological disorders.

Dr Abrin is published in Diabetes Interview magazine and recently is the contributing author of a recent book: The Green Pregnancy Diet, on non-toxic nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy.  She is passionate about educating people about natural treatments for ADHD and autism.

Dr. Abrin relocated from Oahu to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 but returns to Honolulu three times a year to offer an autism spectrum clinic.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Healthy Pregnancy Lecture: All About Doulas

Sunday, November 21st
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Led by: Kathy Julia, LMT, CD

Cost: FREE! 

Our next Healthy Pregnancy Lecture is all about doulas! Doula is a Greek word that refers to a woman who personally serves another woman. The word has evolved to encompass a woman who is experienced in childbirth, and who provides continuous physical, emotional and spiritual support to the mother, before, during, and after childbirth. Even today, Doulas can serve a great role in the labor and delivery experience. They are trained birth professionals who offer guidance, knowledge, and support to a mother as well as an expecting father. Join Kathy Julia, a certified Labor doula and trainer, for a conversation about the role of a doula in providing support to a birthing family. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who is interested in having a doula at their birth or also in becoming one.

Kathy Julia is a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1978, a practitioner of Siddha Yoga since 1982, and a Certified Labor Doula and Labor Doula Trainer with Childbirth & Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA). She is also a mother and grandmother. The combination of knowledge, skills and experience have called her to a strong sense of purpose to fulfill the need for educational, emotional and spiritual support to birthing families. She has helped countless families reduce the stress, fears and anxieties related to childbirth, empowering them to participate fully in their birthing process. 

To reserve a spot at the lecture, please call the store at 988-0010 or e-mail lani@babyawearness.com 

Coming up next: December 12th @ 6:30pm: Post-Partum Care with Tara Mattes, LAc

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yoga for Expecting Moms

Yoga in Pregnancy Workshop
With Brynne Caleda, RYT, CLD, M.Ed.

Sunday December 5, 2010
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $40

Please bring your yoga mat, hand towel, and water to class

yoga workshop

Yoga is an excellent way to prepare the mind, body and spirit for the many transitions of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood. In this two-hour-long workshop you will learn techniques for breath awareness, yoga poses (modifications and what not to do) and visualization and relaxation techniques. All of these techniques can help strengthen and relax your body and sooth your mind during your birth and after.

Style of Yoga ~ Vinyasa/Pregnancy
This workshop is excellent for people trying to get pregnant, who are pregnant, and who have had a child. You can come solo or with a partner. This workshop is appropriate for not only those new to yoga but to seasoned practitioners and to anyone interested in understanding the complex changes that occur in pregnancy.

More Information or to sign up, contact Brynne at brynne@undertheyogatree.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 808.753.8501

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Cheers with Macrobiotic Hawaii

Enjoy the holidays at these new fun, social, and educational events coming up at the store offered by Chef Leslie Ashburn of Macrobiotic Hawaii.

Vegan High Tea, Nov 28th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Come decompress during the holiday season with delicious scones, sandwiches, salad, tea, and great company. We tend to get frazzled by the holiday events and not give enough time to ourselves for fun, health, and relaxation. We are our best selves when we are living in the moment and enjoying life! For a 'green' touch, bring your own tea cup and tell your story behind it. (Note: No lesson involved), $20 per person

1 Food 5 Ways, Cooking Class Dec 5th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Learn how to use one of the world's healthiest foods, winter squash, in five delicious ways. Recipes and food tasting provided. $40 per person

Fermented Foods, Cooking Class Dec 12th from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Fermented foods are paramount to optimal health. Come learn why, as well as how to make your own. Taste samples and take home the recipes. $40 per person

To sign up for any of these events, click here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happiest Baby Workshop on Nov 20th

Saturday November 20th
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

We are thrilled to repeat the Happiest Baby Workshop!
To register, please contact Michelle Richardson at 366-8111 or the store at 988-0010.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sweet Info Class: Sugar 101

Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$10 pre-registration/$15 at the door

Are you craving sweets and want to understand why?

Maybe you're pregnant and sweet cravings have taken control of what was once a healthy diet. Would you like to gain control without deprivation? Sweet Info is for anyone who ever has sugar cravings or is anticipating the abundance of sweets encountered during the holiday season.

Please join Stephanie Jurgenson, Holistic Health Coach, for this informative and timely presentation to learn how you can curb your sugar cravings and get on track with eating healthy and still be satisfied.

Heatlhy Sweet Snacks will be served.

For details, please call Baby Awearness 988-0010 or Stephanie Jurgenson 783-0163.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Born Two Birth Film Event

Join us for an educational documentary of natural childbirth. This presentation provides a view of a complete experience from prenatal preparation through 'live' birth with the mother and father's personal birth stories onto post-partum success.

Born Two Birth utilizes an artistic multimedia collage of a first baby home birth with a midwife, who in this case, delivered her own grandchild! In this unique and candid experience, the viewer is taken on an intimate journey through a process that is raw, natural, and normal.

A discussion and question/answer session to follow with starring mom & dad Kaja Gibbs-Davidson and Matthew Davidson along with midwives Kathe Gibbs (grandmother), Lori Kimata ND, and doula Jaymie Lewis will be present.

This is a great opportunity for couples as well as professionals who are interested in learning more about natural and home childbirth.

We hope you will join us for a great evening. No rsvp necessary.

For more information, please contact borntwobirth@gmail.com or the store at 988-0010.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Frances Moore Lappe in Honolulu!!!!

Frances Moore Lappe, the world-renowned democracy advocate, author, and food and hunger expert, will be featured at the Umematsu and Yasu Watada Lecture Series on November 5-6 at Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Ave., Honolulu). Lappe is perhaps best known for her groundbreaking book Diet for a Small Planet, in which she exposed the root causes of world hunger and addressed how to end it. Lappe is the co-founder of three organizations including the Small Planet Institute and Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy. She has received numerous national and international awards.

On Friday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m., Lappe will speak about "Food Democracy: Ideas and Stories to Liberate Our Food Systems" at Church of the Crossroads. On Saturday, November 6 at 9:00 a.m., Lappe will speak about a "Diet for a Small Island: Visioning Food Democracy in Hawai'i." Four panelists will join LappÈ on Saturday: State Senator Carol Fukunaga, Eric Enos (Ka'ala Farms), Dr. Ted Radovich (University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources), and Hi'ilei Kawelo (Paepae o He'eia).

Lappe also will be featured at the University of Hawai'i Distinguished Lecture Series. On Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m., LappÈ will speak about "Facts and Myths of World Hunger: The Politics of Scarcity" at the UH Manoa Architecture Auditorium. On Friday, November 5 at 12:30 p.m., she will speak about "Challenging Cheap Food/Big Food" at the UH Manoa Kuykendall 101 Auditorium. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Carriers

Two of our bestselling soft structured carrier companies (Beco and Ergo) have recently come out with exciting new products. So, what’s new and how are they different from the originals?