Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Latham featured on Bella Life- Woman to Watch
I was happy to hear from Nitika about doing the feature- Woman to Watch and really love the whimsical nature of her lovely site. Please check out Your Bella Life for more colorful words of inspiration.

The Universe has Your Back Lecture with Gabrielle Bernstein

The Universe has Your Back Lecture
On September 30th, 2010 join speaker and author, Gabrielle Bernstein for her lecture entitled, The Universe has Your Back. In this lecture you’ll learn how your intentions create your reality. Gabrielle will share tools for clarifying desires, focusing positive energy and powerful manifestations. See Macha Einbender, Kate Northrup Moller, and Latham Thomas on the panel.

Details: 9/30/10 @ The Center 208 W. 13th st NYC 3rd fl. 7 – 9PM
Cost: $20 online $25 at the door

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Latham leads Comfort Measures for Pregnancy at Tribeca Pediatrics

At Tribeca Parenting, we are committed to supporting expectant couples in educating themselves on ways to make life better and easier for themselves. Join us for an evening of comfort with Latham Thomas of Tender Shoots Wellness, Katinka Locascio of Earth and Sky Bodywork, Vera Krijn of Fertility by Choice, and Dr. Greg Shure of Madison Square Chiropractic.

Pregnancy can be a time where expectant moms feel phenomenal and “glow.” However, while pregnancy is an amazing experience and your life is vastly different from before the pregnancy, your growing baby is probably making you increasingly uncomfortable. What’s with the back pain? And all the other changes?

Find out about some great techniques for relieving the discomfort associated with expecting a baby and meet other expectant moms at our nurturing Pregnancy Comfort Event! There will be short presentations by each expert participant with time for individual questions. We will have chair massage and reflexology demonstrations, in addition to gift giveaways!

Tuesday 10/21 6:00-8:00 p.m.
at our brand new Upper East Side center:
304 East 62nd St between 1st and 2nd Ave.
$20 per expectant mom. We will serve some drinks and light snacks.

CLICK HERE to register

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to Make Trail Mix for Pregnant Moms

Join Latham at "The Belly Bowl" at Destination Maternity

On Wednesday, September 22nd, from 6-8pm Destination Maternity is holding an NFL ‘Kick-off’ event at the %7th street & Madison store – ‘The Belly Bowl’. Partnering with the NFL, Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be attending as she is the ‘face’ of the NFL maternity tee shirt.

There will be 4 stations that expectant mom’s can enjoy.

Station 1 Elisabeth will hold a ‘session’ on the basics of football and how the sport ‘brings families together’.

Station 2 ‘Eat Right and Stay Healthy’ – DM is lining up a chef who is promoting a new cookbook for this station.

Station 3 ‘Get Fit’ - Latham ‘coaches’ alongside NFL trainer demonstrating ways to get fit for labor and delivery! and will teach a yoga class in the learning studio.

Station 4 Getting Ready for the Big Game’ – We will offer free chair and hand massages.

Wednesday, September 22nd 6-8pm
Destination Maternity- 28 E. 57th street at Madison ave.
Please RSVP- 212.588.0220

Sunday, September 5, 2010

My New York: Doutzen Kroes -

It came as a total surprise when my dear friend Doutzen shared the news about her pregnancy. I am so happy she's been coming to yoga and prenatal has been helpful to her as well. She made a mention of Tender Shoots Wellness in her piece in the Sunday NY Post. Check it out.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tender Shoots Wellness Sponsors Miles for Midwives 2010

New York City's largest celebration of midwifery!

Join the NYC Chapter of American College of Nurse-Midwives and Choices in Childbirth for a day of fun to promote community wellness, increase awareness of midwives and the valuable services they offer, and raise funds to help us improve maternity care in our city.

Tender Shoots Wellness is proud to be a Bronze Level Sponsor. Latham Thomas will be offering an hour long post-race stretch/yoga session and raffle giveaway. You don't want to miss it!


Prospect Park
Bartel-Pritchard Square, 15th Street and Prospect Park West


VIP: $50 (includes post race snacks and VIP Gift Bag!) Adult: $20.00 Ages 6-14: $8.00 Under 6: Run Free!

Registration Closing Date

Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

The 8th Annual Miles for Midwives 5K Walk/Run brings together runners, families and midwifery supporters for a fun day devoted to maternity care improvement and community wellness. Enjoy great silent auction prizes, a kid's corner, and our FREE Wellness Fair activities including yoga, reiki, and acupuncture. Proceeds from this event benefit the work of CIC and ACNM to improve maternity care in our community.

Additional Information

The 5K Run/Walk will start at 10AM, the Pee-Wee race and FREE wellness fair will follow. Same-day registration will be available from 8:30-9:30AM ($25.00) All race participants receive gift bags - VIP registrants receive extra products and coupons in VIP gift bags and post-race snacks!

Register Here

Prenatal Nutrition 101 with Latham at MomPrep

Join Latham at Mom Prep for a journey into prenatal nutrition.
Thursday, September 30th 6:30-8pm
MomPrep- 1316 Madison Avenue
Class- $45.00
Please call to reserve your spot- 212-796-4998
Visit MomPrep online- Click Here

Now that the baby is on the way, its time to get in gear and learn what foods to eat to support your health and wellness and the well-being of your growing baby. Discover which foods are beneficial during pregnancy and how to develop and maintain an authentic relationship with food. This class will address the elements of total nutrition, the criteria for healthful food selection, seasonal eating, organics, and how your diet can help with common complaints in pregnancy such as: nausea, anemia, stretch marks, teeth & bone health, colds, etc. Come explore the keys to experiencing an energized, balanced pregnancy, and maintaining that luminous glow. (Healthy snacks will be provided!)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Relax & Renew: Leg Drain Pose

Leg drain- Viparita Karani Here is the great mother of all restorative yoga postures. It combines the benefits of corpse pose (savasana) with the gifts of a gentle inversion. This posture promotes rest. It will help drain any blood or lymph that has pooled in your legs, ankles, and feet, and gently lengthens the hamstrings. The floor provides a valuable feedback loop allowing the spine to lengthen and stretch with maximum support. The sacrum is flattened to complete a graceful full-spinal extension while the lungs are freed to empty and fill with ease, which is especially important when you are getting further along in pregnancy. Folded blankets may be used beneath the sacrum or under the length of the spine to provide support and enhance a deeper union with the breath.

How to do it: Bring your hips flush with the wall, lie on your left side, send your right leg up the wall and rolling onto your back, slide the left leg up to meet the right. Your hips can be flush with the wall at 90 degrees or slightly away creating a 45 degree angle with the legs. Close your eyes and relax your shoulders, and breathe deeply. Stay here for a minimum of 5 minutes. If you hang out here for 20 minutes, its equivalent to taking a two hour nap! * You are welcome to practice this pose up until 36 weeks, after that point it is advised not to enter this pose because of the pressure that might be placed on the vena cava*