Spring 2013 guide for
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GNAG offers great programs for new parents, moms-to-be, mom and baby, and newborns at the Glebe Community Centre in Ottawa. Join us for our prenatal classes, mom and baby yoga, infant massage, baby fitness or new parents social club. Improve the health and well-being of yourself and growing family.
Spring: March 5 at 9 pm online
Parent and Tot quick links:
|Yolates||Salsa Babies||Infant Massage|
|Prenatal Yoga||Mom & Baby Fitness||Baby Sign Language|
|Little Lotus||Starbucks Baby Club||KinderKare|
|Intro to Insturments||Dad & Me Percussion||Music and Movement|
Spend time with your baby (or babies!) before birth with YOGA. Through postures or asanas, the breath, toning (voice) and stillness, pregnant women will increase confidence in the birth process, that is a body/mind process
* empower oneself to trust and follow their own instincts and intuition
* gather with other pregnant women to share knowledge and concerns
* begin to experience an awareness of the power, beauty and grace of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Instructor: Cynthia McBride
Spring 2013: Mondays 7:15 - 8:30 pm Apr 8 - Jun 17 (ex May 20)
Course fee: $125 (10 classes) or $15 (drop-in)
Mums embrace this fun and exciting time by getting back into ‘mind, body and spirit’ together with baby. Get your body back into that pre-pregnancy shape with this total body core strengthening and flexibility class.
A fusion of Pilates, Yoga, Pfilates (pelvic floor based Pilates), Ball and glider principals will target and tone your abs, butt, pelvic floor, legs and arms into fine form, while promoting flexibility, mind-body connection and relaxation.
Instructor: Yolanda Tsang is a Registered Physiotherapist focusing on Women’s Health and also certified to teach STOTT Pilates, PFilates and Yoga Group exercise. For more information, go to www.yolatesrehab.com or call 613-297-4507
Spring 2013:Fridays 12:55 - 1:55 pm Apr 5 - June 7 (ex Apr 19 & 26) $115 (8 classes) or $17 drop-in
Introduce your tot to the joys of yoga while participating together in a program that incorporates the mind, body and spirit. Yoga asana, meditation and pranayama are incorporated into each class through play, movement and song. Your tot will wag their tail in downward facing dog, roar like a lion and grow strong and stable like a warrior. This class is designed for tots aged 1-3 years.
Instructor: Amanda DeGrace
Spring 2013: Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 am Apr 5 - Jun 7 $147 (10 classes)
Can-Fit-Pro certified personal trainer and post-natal specialist Jules is excited to continue researching and offering the most effective way to retrain the body after birth. Experience the newest techniques to properly strengthen the muscles most affected by pregnancy and birth, including body weight exercises, free weights, calisthenics, and stability ball. Learn how to train yourself to be in ‘Better Than Before Baby’ shape, in a motivaitng, safe and fun environment!
Spring 2013: Apr 2 - Jun 27
Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
The Price is Right!!!
20 tickets = $200.00
10 tickets = $120.00
Drop in: $15 / class
Tickets expire June 30, 2013
This care program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings lets you work out, relax or play! Childcare for your little one allows you to attend our Group Fitness classes, participate in one of our programs, go for coffee or get some errands done. Whatever
the reason, Kinderkare is a win win for you and your child! (Ottawa)
Have a season Group Fitness membership? Kindercare is provided for free for your little one. Kinderkare is not transferable.
Spring 2013: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:15 - 11:15 am Mar 25 - Jun 21 (ex Mar 29, Apr 1 & May 20)
$15 per drop-in Spaces are limited (first come - first served)
“Bonding with Baby”: Plan to attend these four one-hour classes and learn the ancient art of infant massage. Parents will be the only one touching their baby, and will learn simple techniques to help with gas, colic, constipation, teething, and soothing those “fussies”. Please bring a towel or blanket and your warm hearts. We’ll provide the oil and handouts. Instructor: Cynthia McBride
Mondays 10:00 - 11:00 am
Spring 2013: Mar 18 - Apr 15 (ex Apr 1) $64 (4 classes)
Apr 22 - May 13 $64 (4 classes)
May 27 - Jun 17 $64 (4 classes)
Dance back into shape with the best little partner of all – your baby! With the wee ones snuggled into baby carriers, new moms learn basic steps to popular Latin dances, while babies shake maracas and bounce along to the Salsa beat. Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize with other parents, and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Not to mention, it’s perfect for people who have always wanted to learn to dance, but could never convince their partner to take lessons! Classes are appropriate for babies approximately 6-8 weeks of age and up, as long as you are comfortable supporting your baby in a carrier for the duration of the class (45 minutes). All levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome. Wear comfy clothes and shoes, and don’t forget a baby carrier. Instructor: Esther America
Spring 2013: Wednesdays 10:45 - 11:30 am Mar 27 - May 1 $89 (6 classes)
Wednesdays 10:45 - 11:30 am May 8 - Jun 12 $89 (6 classes)
Stroll over to the Glebe Community Centre and meet other parents and babies while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, compliments of STARBUCKS. This co-operative baby club gives new parents an opportunity to share common experiences with one another. The program could include discussions on wellness, tips on parenting, nutrition, music and play, sleeping, development and more.
Spring 2013: Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 am Apr 4 - Jun 20 FREE!
NEW! BABY SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES from My Smart Hands™
(birth – 18 months)
My Smart Hands™ baby sign language classes are based on the use of 100% American Sign Language signs. This program will give you the skills and knowledge you need to communicate with your preverbal, hearing baby. Program cost includes your My Smart Hands Level 1 book and CD.
Tuesdays 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Apr 16 - Jun 4 $106 (8 classes)
Instructor: Liz Duncan is a certified My Smart Hands instructor since 2011, Mom since May 2012 and she has a minor in American Sign
Join us for a lively blend of singing, story-telling, bouncing games, rhythm, dancing and hands-on experience with musical instruments. Sing along to some old favourites and learn ones to share with your child at home. Adult participation is required. Instructor: Maya Ethier
walking - 3 yrs Mondays 9:30 - 10:15 am
Spring 2013: Apr 8 - Ju 17 (ex May 20) $85 (10 classes)
2.5 - 5 yrs Mondays 9:30 - 10:15 am
Spring 2013: Apr 8 - Ju 17 (ex May 20) $85 (10 classes)
This course is designed to introduce young kids to the very basics of counting and singing songs, as well as giving them the opportunity to get their hands on some instruments from around the world. Facilitated by Connor McGuire, an Ottawa Folklore Centre retail consultant and young at heart dad! Instruments are provided by the Ottawa Folklore Centre.
Spring 2013: Thursdays 2:00 - 2:45 pm Mar 28 - Jun 13 $145 (12 classes)
Kids, with a little help from dad, will learn some basic hand drum and counting techniques using the African djembe with Ottawa Folklore Centre drum teacher Jason Sonier. Hand drums are provided but
bring your own if you have one! Note that some young kids are a little sensitive to loud noises but we’ve noticed that often they just need to leave for a couple minutes to get their bearings only to return happily for more. (Moms are welcome!)
walking - 2.5 years
Spring 2013: Sundays 10:15 - 11:00 am Apr 7 - Jun 9 $132 (10 classes)
2.5 - 5 years
Spring 2013: Sundays 9:15 - 10:00 am Apr 7 - Jun 9 $132 (10 classes)