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Birth Dance- 6 Week Series

  • 90 US dollars
  • 1259 Metropolitan Ave SE

Class Description

Instructor: Ziah McKinney 9/6-10/11 7-8:30p Birth Dance classes help reduce tension, increase oxytocin, loosen hips, and optimize birth position, these all can liberate the body to ease birth and help it be a quicker and more pleasurable experience. Dance fitness portion is beneficial for both prenatal and postpartum support, class is open to anyone on their journey through fertility, pregnancy or postpartum (no matter how long ago you gave birth). Instructor is a birth doula, childbirth educator and dance movement professional. Each class has 3 sections- 1. Support Circle time where attendees share their feelings and experiences with each other, 2. Dance and movement for birth positioning, and 3. A Childbirth Education topic. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Childbirth Education Information to help inform choices around birth. Movement education for fetal positioning for labor and birth. Comfort measures for labor. Dance education for prenatal and postpartum fitness. Community connection. Shortened labor and postpartum recovery. Short dance combos and choreographies with evidence based movements from Dancing for Birth™. WHAT TO BRING Supportive footwear if you need it, barefoot is fine. Questions and curiosity Water About Ziah McKinney- I found my way into dance to support my (at the time) undiagnosed Ehlers Danlos Syndrome/EDS body and have been a movement professional for 30 years. My difficult journeys through being a dance performer and teacher with a Disabled body, my not so great experiences around fertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum inspired me to become a Patient Advocate, Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Instructor and Certified Birth Doula. In those positions I can support people in finding their voice for their choices around the care for their bodies, no matter their shape, gender or abilities. My Birth Dance classes are a combination of all of those aspects of myself and my favorite place to be. About Us: Drenched 110 years of charm, Metropolitan Studios Arts & Movement Community is an affordable creative space in the heart of Atlanta’s East Atlanta Village. We are an event venue, community gathering space, and Atlanta, Georgia’s Burlesque & Cabaret House, home to the Atlanta School of Burlesque and the award-winning Candybox Revue burlesque entertainment troupe. We’re proud to be queer women-owned and are grateful that you choose to make magic with us!

Upcoming Classes

Cancellation Policy

You must notify Metropolitan Studios at least 3 hours before class starts, or class will be deducted from your account and considered “used” even though you were not present.

Contact Details

  • Metropolitan Studios, Inc., Metropolitan Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, USA


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