Partner Yoga & Massage for Labor

Partner Yoga & Massage for Labor

Partner Yoga and Massage with Anne Heckheimer and Hess Kim

Sundays 4-6:15 pm, $135 per couple

Upcoming workshops: September 27 | October 25 | November 22 | December 20

Please note all workshops are being offered online at this time.

If you’re looking for a unique and useful way to connect with your partner during pregnancy, then look no further. Our Partner Yoga & Massage workshop, taught by PYC instructor, childbirth educator, and doula Hess Kim, and Anne Heckheimer, BA, LMT, CPT, will guide you through various techniques to ease the aches of pregnancy and labor.

The first half of this workshop helps the pregnant person and partner prepare for birth with yoga sequences, breath awareness, and restorative postures. The second half of the workshop emphasizes partner massage, combining Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu and Thai massage techniques.

Partner work helps to reduce mom’s tension and discomfort, improves sleep, increases circulation, and deepens the connection between you and your baby. Partner work can also be enormously helpful during labor.

Pregnant people and their partners should wear loose, comfortable clothing suitable for moving around. Jeans will not be comfortable.

September 27

$135

October 25

$135

November 22

$135

December 20

$135

About the Instructors

Anne Heckheimer has been a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist since 1998 graduating from the Swedish College of Health Sciences while working as a personal trainer for Equinox Fitness Clubs. She realized while in massage school that her experience working as a personal trainer would greatly enhance her knowledge, ability and passion for working with people throughout their pregnancies. Anne became certified as a prenatal massage therapist through Mothermassage® Niara Healing Arts. Anne founded the Prenatal Massage Center of Manhattan in 2001. She has supported hundreds of women throughout their pregnancy.

Hess Kim began her practice over a decade ago and it has evolved from a physical curiosity to a grounding way of life. She finds yoga is an eternal lesson on mental flexibility, strength and compassion and teaches her classes with that in mind. She completed her 200 hour Teacher Training with Sri Dharma Mittra and is in the process of completing her YU 300 hour Teacher Training with Alison West. Hess received her Prenatal/Postnatal certification with Deb Flashenberg and Nikita Maxwell at the Prenatal Yoga Center and is a DONA trained Birth Doula. When she’s not up to her C7 in anatomy, philosophy and breathing books, you can find her somewhere outdoors hiking, biking and baking.

Listen to our podcast episode with Hess: 

Community Birth Story: Strength, Endurance, and Surrender  

Promotion: Thinking of our Childbirth Education Workshop?

When you register for one of our regular monthly workshops – Partner Yoga and Massage, Breastfeeding, How to Care for Your Newborn, or Infant CPR – you will receive a code for $50 OFF our Childbirth Education 2 Day IntensivePlease note, we cannot offer the promo if you have already purchased a Childbirth Education workshop.  You must register for one of the 4 workshops listed above PRIOR to enrolling in Childbirth Education.  Thank you!

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