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MOST OF OUR CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS ARE HELD ONLINE, BUT WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF SOME IN PERSON CLASSES AT OUR TORONTO AND YORK REGION LOCATIONS.

If a class is NOT online it will be CLEARLY marked as such.

Our online classes are held virtually, but are live-taught (never pre-recorded!) and interactive, making them as close to the in-person experience as possible.  

At West End Mamas in Toronto and Newmarket, we understand that time is precious. Our clients are looking for personalized, high-quality classes on all aspects of motherhood: from prenatal education, to fitness and yoga; from breastfeeding, to any number of mom and baby classes and parenting workshops. Our classes have been carefully curated to respond to the needs of our clients. Class sizes are small, reasonably-priced, and all of our classes and workshops are taught by highly trained instructors.

Jun
29
Wed
Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond – 4-week class
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
2
Sat
Prenatal Yoga
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor at least one hour before the start of class with a zoom link for the class.  Looking forward to seeing you in person again soon!

Jul
4
Mon
York Region In Person Prenatal Yoga
Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This 5-week series will take place at our York Region location 1100 Gorham st., Unit 11C, Markham. *Please note you will need to bring your own yoga mat. This series is available as a drop in for $20+hst per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register. 

Jul
5
Tue
OUTDOOR In-Person Parent/Caregiver & Baby Yoga (TORONTO)
Jul 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please note this session is for 4 weeks at a cost of $81+HST. This is a special OUTDOOR edition of our class!  It’s scheduled to run outdoors at Magwood park for 4 weeks, in a safe, socially-distanced setting where you can meet other new parents!  (Yay! Can you tell we’re excited?!)  If it rains, this class will be moved online to zoom. Please note you will need to bring your own mat. This class is available as a drop in for $22+HST per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register.

Transitions: Confidently Entering Into Motherhood
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

*Please note this series has been extended by 1 week as there will not be a class on May 31st.*

Prenatal Yoga
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
6
Wed
OUTDOOR Prenatal Yoga Class
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

**Please note this series has been extended by one week as there is no class on July 6th.** This is a special OUTDOOR edition of our class!  It’s scheduled to run outdoors at Etienne Brulé park for 5 weeks, in a safe, socially-distanced setting where you can meet other expectant parents!  (Yay! Can you tell we’re excited?!)  If it rains, this class will be moved online to zoom. Please note you will need to bring your own mat. This class is available as a drop in for $22+HST per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register.

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond – 4-week class
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
7
Thu
Baby Steps Level 2
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Please note this session has been extended by 1 week as there is no class on June 30th, 2022

Baby Steps Level 1
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please note this session has been extended by 1 week as there is no class on June 30th, 2022

Jun
29
Wed
Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond – 4-week class
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
2
Sat
Prenatal Yoga
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor at least one hour before the start of class with a zoom link for the class.  Looking forward to seeing you in person again soon!

Jul
4
Mon
York Region In Person Prenatal Yoga
Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This 5-week series will take place at our York Region location 1100 Gorham st., Unit 11C, Markham. *Please note you will need to bring your own yoga mat. This series is available as a drop in for $20+hst per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register. 

Jul
5
Tue
OUTDOOR In-Person Parent/Caregiver & Baby Yoga (TORONTO)
Jul 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please note this session is for 4 weeks at a cost of $81+HST. This is a special OUTDOOR edition of our class!  It’s scheduled to run outdoors at Magwood park for 4 weeks, in a safe, socially-distanced setting where you can meet other new parents!  (Yay! Can you tell we’re excited?!)  If it rains, this class will be moved online to zoom. Please note you will need to bring your own mat. This class is available as a drop in for $22+HST per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register.

Transitions: Confidently Entering Into Motherhood
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

*Please note this series has been extended by 1 week as there will not be a class on May 31st.*

Prenatal Yoga
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
6
Wed
OUTDOOR Prenatal Yoga Class
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

**Please note this series has been extended by one week as there is no class on July 6th.** This is a special OUTDOOR edition of our class!  It’s scheduled to run outdoors at Etienne Brulé park for 5 weeks, in a safe, socially-distanced setting where you can meet other expectant parents!  (Yay! Can you tell we’re excited?!)  If it rains, this class will be moved online to zoom. Please note you will need to bring your own mat. This class is available as a drop in for $22+HST per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register.

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond – 4-week class
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
7
Thu
Baby Steps Level 2
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Please note this session has been extended by 1 week as there is no class on June 30th, 2022

Baby Steps Level 1
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please note this session has been extended by 1 week as there is no class on June 30th, 2022

Jun
29
Wed
Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond – 4-week class
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
2
Sat
Prenatal Yoga
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please. note – during the COVID-19 Crisis, our classes are being held online until it is safe for our clinics to reopen.  After registering for a class, you will receive a message from your instructor at least one hour before the start of class with a zoom link for the class.  Looking forward to seeing you in person again soon!

Jul
4
Mon
York Region In Person Prenatal Yoga
Jul 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This 5-week series will take place at our York Region location 1100 Gorham st., Unit 11C, Markham. *Please note you will need to bring your own yoga mat. This series is available as a drop in for $20+hst per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register. 

Jul
5
Tue
OUTDOOR In-Person Parent/Caregiver & Baby Yoga (TORONTO)
Jul 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please note this session is for 4 weeks at a cost of $81+HST. This is a special OUTDOOR edition of our class!  It’s scheduled to run outdoors at Magwood park for 4 weeks, in a safe, socially-distanced setting where you can meet other new parents!  (Yay! Can you tell we’re excited?!)  If it rains, this class will be moved online to zoom. Please note you will need to bring your own mat. This class is available as a drop in for $22+HST per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register.

Transitions: Confidently Entering Into Motherhood
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

*Please note this series has been extended by 1 week as there will not be a class on May 31st.*

Prenatal Yoga
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
6
Wed
OUTDOOR Prenatal Yoga Class
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

**Please note this series has been extended by one week as there is no class on July 6th.** This is a special OUTDOOR edition of our class!  It’s scheduled to run outdoors at Etienne Brulé park for 5 weeks, in a safe, socially-distanced setting where you can meet other expectant parents!  (Yay! Can you tell we’re excited?!)  If it rains, this class will be moved online to zoom. Please note you will need to bring your own mat. This class is available as a drop in for $22+HST per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register.

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond – 4-week class
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
7
Thu
Baby Steps Level 2
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Please note this session has been extended by 1 week as there is no class on June 30th, 2022

Baby Steps Level 1
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please note this session has been extended by 1 week as there is no class on June 30th, 2022

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Acupressure for Labour and Birth

Thu Jul 7, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free, Prenatal

Join us for this hands-on class for you and your birth partner. Birth partners will learn and practice simple acupressure points that can be used during labour and delivery to help manage pain, calm the mind, and improve efficiency of labour.  You will leave with practical skills as well as printed material for future reference.

One spot is good for two people – it is important to bring your birth partner. We recommend taking this class after week 32 of your pregnancy.

This class runs for between 45-60 minutes.

Baby Sleep Solutions: How to Get the Sleep You All Need

Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Postnatal

Sleep. We all know it’s important. We all do it every day of our lives. Yet somehow it just doesn’t come naturally for so many babies and new parents, alike.

Why can something so vital be so darn hard to come by? And how can we, as parents, help set our babies up for success in sleep so that everyone can get the rest they need and deserve?

In this workshop, Dr. Denise Gassner will outline for you:

  • How sleep is physiologically regulated at different stages of development, and how to ensure your daily rhythms are meeting your child’s sleep needs.
  • How to promote comfort and security in your baby’s sleep space so they can transition from wake to sleep with ease.
  • How to guide your baby to master their own body rather than relying on external sources when falling asleep.
  • How to be clear and consistent in your messaging so your baby knows exactly what to expect.

Our intention in this workshop is to provide a deeper understanding of the hows and whys of baby sleep so that you feel empowered and informed to meet your baby’s sleep needs where they are at.

Moms and babies enjoy playing and bonding during a fun class together

Baby Steps Level 1 (6 weeks-6 months old)

Thu Jun 23, 2022 - Aug 4 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Please note this session has been extended by 1 week as there is no class on June 30th, 2022

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

Make some new mama friends, and learn how to interact with your little one as they are on the move!

$195CAD – May be covered under your benefits plan under “Occupational Therapy”

Moms and babies enjoy playing and bonding during a fun class together

Baby Steps Level 2 (6 months – 1 year old)

Thu Jun 23, 2022 - Aug 4 10:30am - 11:30am

Please note this session has been extended by 1 week as there is no class on June 30th, 2022

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

Join our Pediatric Occupational Therapist as you make some new mama friends, and learn how to interact with your little one as they are on the move!

Birth Essentials: Expedited Childbirth Education Class

Sat Aug 13, 2022 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Childbirth Education, Prenatal

Join us for for a half-day, expedited, childbirth education class PLUS a one-on-one session with a doula to plan the birth that you want.

Mother learning the correct techniques for breastfeeding her baby during postnatal class

Breastfeeding 101

Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Prenatal

Breastfeeding isn’t always as easy as simply putting the baby to the breast and hoping for the best!  Come learn how to get off to the best possible start once your baby is born.

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond – 4-week class

Wed Jun 29, 2022 - Jul 20 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This Wednesday night series is taught by Janalee Ferreira.

Childbirth Education, Prenatal

Childbirth 101: Preparing for Birth and Beyond will teach you about the birthing process, coping techniques, medical supports and the early postpartum period.

FREE Cloth Diapering Workshop

Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free, Postnatal, Prenatal

On average, by the time a baby is potty trained, they will have used almost 4000 diapers!

Wow!Are you considering cloth diapers for your baby because its seem like the right choice but aren’t sure where to start? Is it hard? Is it messy? Is it uncomfortable for baby? What about wipes and diaper covers?

Join us at this free workshop where these questions and more will be addressed by birth doula Mira Kevic as she shares her knowledge and her own experience of using cloth diapers. From costs to health concerns, she will compare disposable diapers to cloth diapers, and discuss buying your own cloth diapers versus using a service that launders and brings you diapers.

Meet Doulas during a free information night

Free Doula Info Night

Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Childbirth Education, Free, Prenatal

Thinking of hiring a doula but still not quite sure it’s for you? Join us for a free information session all about Doulas.

Free HypnoBirthing Info Night

Sun Aug 28, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Childbirth Education, Free

You’ve heard of HypnoBirthing, but you’re not quite sure what it’s all about. Join us for a free information session dedicated to learning all things HypnoBirthing.

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class

Thu Jul 14, 2022 - Aug 11 7:00pm - 9:30pm

*Please Note: Course materials for this class will need to be picked up from West End Mamas Toronto located at 2477 Bloor St W (near Jane subway station), or can be mailed directly to your home at an additional cost. Please contact us at 416-960-5656 to make arrangements.*

Childbirth Education, Prenatal

HypnoBirthing® is a comprehensive childbirth preparation course designed to prepare you fully and completely for the birth of your child.

INFANT CPR & Family Safety

Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Postnatal, Prenatal

If you are planning to attend this class ONLINE with your partner (a partner here is defined as someone who will be sharing your screen for this online class), kindly choose the partner registration, which is $99 for two vs. $65 for one.  

What we cover in the workshop:

CPR
Choking
Asthma
Anaphylaxis
Drowning
Burns
Head Injuries
Seizures
Nosebleeds

 

FREE Infant Developmental Milestones

Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

Learn about developmental milestones in the first two years of your baby’s life in our Infant Developmental Milestones workshop!

 

FREE Natural Approaches To Treating Colds & Flus

Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

Join our naturopathic doctor to learn how to optimize your immune system to get through cold and flu season.

How to Soothe a Colicky Baby

Natural Approaches To Treating Eczema in Kids – FREE!

Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

Join our naturopathic doctor to learn tips and tricks for managing eczema in your child!

Newborn Care 101

Sat Jul 9, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Postnatal, Prenatal

This class covers what you need to know about your baby’s first few weeks and months of life so that you enter parenthood feeling more informed, confident and prepared.

Newborn Sleep Foundations: Navigating the World of Baby Sleep

Thu Jul 14, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Mom and Baby, Postnatal, Prenatal

As new parents, it is commonly treated as a rite of passage that we will be foregoing at least some sleep while we adjust to life with a little. This is a given. But no matter how much you prepare mentally for this stage, it can come as quite a shock when it actually hits.

In this workshopI will be outlining for you:

  • why sleep is so critical for your newborn and how it is internally regulated,
  • how you can set up a sleep-promoting environment for your baby based on what physiological cues your baby’s brain and body are searching for,
  • where to focus your undoubtedly limited energy during these early months
  • how YOU can get your best post-natal sleep

I will help you develop a deep appreciation of your newborn’s internal landscape when it comes to sleep and how you can use this understanding to lay a solid sleep foundation for your entire household.

Parent and baby yoga

OUTDOOR In-Person Parent/Caregiver & Baby Yoga (TORONTO)

Tue Jun 21, 2022 - Jul 12 11:30am - 12:30pm

Please note this session is for 4 weeks at a cost of $81+HST. This is a special OUTDOOR edition of our class!  It’s scheduled to run outdoors at Magwood park for 4 weeks, in a safe, socially-distanced setting where you can meet other new parents!  (Yay! Can you tell we’re excited?!)  If it rains, this class will be moved online to zoom. Please note you will need to bring your own mat. This class is available as a drop in for $22+HST per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register.

Toronto In Person Yoga

Join us for an In-Person, Outdoor yoga series for parents/caregivers and babies.

OUTDOOR In-Person Prenatal Yoga (TORONTO)

Wed Jun 22, 2022 - Jul 27 5:00pm - 6:00pm

**Please note this series has been extended by one week as there is no class on July 6th.** This is a special OUTDOOR edition of our class!  It’s scheduled to run outdoors at Etienne Brulé park for 5 weeks, in a safe, socially-distanced setting where you can meet other expectant parents!  (Yay! Can you tell we’re excited?!)  If it rains, this class will be moved online to zoom. Please note you will need to bring your own mat. This class is available as a drop in for $22+HST per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register.

Toronto In Person Yoga

Join us for an In-Person, Outdoor yoga series for pregnant parents.

Pelvic Floor Basics for Birth

Thu Jul 7, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free, Prenatal

We have all heard about our pelvic floor at some point. But what is it? And what impact does pregnancy and birth have on your pelvic floor? Come and learn the basics of pelvic floor health.

Postpartum Hormones 101

Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am

Free, Mom and Baby, Postnatal

In this info session, we will discuss what happens to your hormones after you’ve had a baby, what symptoms of hormone imbalance you should watch out for, which blood tests you should be getting and how diet, lifestyle and supplements can help support hormone health and keep you feeling your best.

FREE Practical Tips for an Easier Pregnancy and a Better Birth

Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Free, Prenatal

Learn some of the easy, at-home things that you can do to feel your best during pregnancy, and how to encourage your baby into an optimal position for an easier birth.

Starting Solids Workshop – COVERED BY INSURANCE!

Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

Knowing when and how to start solids with your baby can be so daunting. Do you start with purees? Finger foods? When is the right time? There are so many questions.

Join our pediatric Occupational Therapist, Karen Don, in this ONLINE class as she leads you through everything you need to know to start solids with your baby.  This is an interactive workshop and you should expect to discuss, learn and watch your baby interact with solid food. 

This class may be covered by your extended health insurance under Occupational Therapy!

Surviving Sleep Regressions

Fri Aug 5, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mom and Baby, Online, Postnatal

We think it’s safe to say that every parent becomes increasingly wary of those dreaded sleep regressions. Just when you thought you had a handle on this sleep business – your baby has started to string together some longer bouts of sleep, there’s more of a rhythm emerging in your day, there’s less overall resistance, and you are getting just a few more juicy hours of sleep for yourself – BAM! the all night wakings, struggles to initiate sleep, and complete lack of schedule coming stampeding back into your life.

In this workshop, we will be outlining for you:

  • the key developments that almost ALWAYS wreak havoc on your baby’s sleep (also known as the 4-, 8- and 15-month sleep regressions),
  • age-appropriate daily rhythms to set you and baby up for success in sleep,
  • strategies for responding to sleep resistance proactively instead of reactively,
  • how to be clear and consistent in your messaging

These stages are hard, no doubt about it. But our intention in this workshop is to reframe these sleep regressions through a deeper understanding of why they are happening in the first place so that you feel empowered and informed to meet your baby where they are at.

Transitions: Confidently Entering Into Motherhood – Postnatal (Covered by insurance!)

Tue May 10, 2022 - Jul 5 1:00pm - 2:00pm

*Please note this series has been extended by 1 week as there will not be a class on May 31st.*

Mom and Baby, Postnatal

Transitions is not your typical “baby and me” group.  This unique group brings together new parents who want to dive deep into who they are now that they are parents – the good, the great, the bad, and the ugly. And of course, the tired.  Oh, the tired. We don’t want you to do this alone.  Join us.

 

York Region In Person Prenatal Yoga

Mon Jun 27, 2022 - Jul 25 5:30pm - 6:30pm

This 5-week series will take place at our York Region location 1100 Gorham st., Unit 11C, Markham. *Please note you will need to bring your own yoga mat. This series is available as a drop in for $20+hst per class. Please call 416-960-5656 to register. 

York Region In Person Yoga

Our York Region location is thrilled to offer in person prenatal yoga!! Join us for this gentle 5-week prenatal yoga series – stretch, strengthen, and connect to your changing body.