The Participating Partner

The Participating Partner

Childbirth Education and Partner Yoga and Massage  | SAVE $50! 

with Terry Richmond, Anne Heckheimer LMT and Hess Kim

Having a supportive birth team can create confidence as you head into labor and birth. Knowing your team has an array of coping skills and an understanding of what birth looks like and ways to support you can lead to a more satisfying birth experience.


In these two workshops, Childbirth Education and Partner Yoga and Massage, partner learn essential tools for reducing stress and discomfort during labor so that you can focus on the all-important task of birthing your baby.

Childbirth Education Intensive|Express

Optional dates: December 5 & 6 | January 23 | February 27 | March 27

By taking a childbirth education class, expectant parents explore the unknown landscape of labor, birth and early postpartum. Students delve into the stages of labor, emotional signposts of labor, labor support, pain management techniques and coping skills, breathing and relaxation, labor and birthing positions, interventions and complications and so much more. 


New parents emerge feeling equipped to handle the uncertainty of birth and be a part of the decision making process which can lead to a more satisfying birth experience, even if the birth unfolds differently than anticipated.

Partner Yoga and Massage/Comforting Touch

Optional dates: November 22 | December 20 | January 24 | March 7

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.

After purchasing your package, we will call you within a business day to enroll you in your date of choice.

The Participating Partner


About the Instructors

Terry Richmond is a certified childbirth educator. She uses her experience as an active labor support doula, yoga instructor, and mother to offer a well-rounded, accessible curriculum. As a doula, she has assisted couples through a very wide range of birth choices and experiences. It is her goal to teach the full spectrum of options a couple has when preparing for their birth, and then to support them unconditionally.  In the case that Terry is attending a birth, another certified childbirth educator will teach the class in her place.

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.

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