• Prenatal Yoga

    breathe, move, relish
    Prenatal Yoga

    Connect, strengthen, breathe, move, and relish in the unforgettable experience of prenatal yoga during this milestone in your life when the body/mind connection is of the utmost importance. With intentions of birth and motherhood preparation, we will inspire deep awareness of and connection with your pregnant body and mind. Yoga mats provided.

    CLASS POLICIES:
    1) Minimum of 3 registrants to run a session.
    2) There are no refunds for missed classes.
    3) Call GLOW during inclement weather for potential cancellation.
    4) Space is limited (max 8) ~ Pre-registration required – you may register for a whole session or single classes from our online registration. Please contact us at info@glowbodywork.com or 207-641-7353 with any questions or to get on a waiting list should class fill quickly.

    Dates

      Fall Session 2: Sundays 9-10:15am
      10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26

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      Winter Session 1: Sundays 9-10:15am
      1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11

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    For General yoga classes, we recommend YOGA ON YORK, located next door to GLOW.

    • Nickie Bolger</br><div class="credentials">RYT-200, RPYT </div>

      Nickie Bolger

      RYT-200, RPYT

      “Center your heart…Cultivate spirit.”

      Nickie completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga on York in 2012. She then went on to study Prenatal and Mom & Baby Yoga at GLOW. Nickie is grateful to be part of the wonderful GLOW team where she currently teaches prenatal yoga and mom & baby yoga, as well as private and semi-­private yoga classes by appointment.

      Nickie passionately believes in the endless benefits of yoga both during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and it shows in her teaching! With the birth of her daughter, an even greater passion blossomed to support and nurture women through their very personal journey into motherhood.

      When Nickie is not on her yoga mat you’ll find her walking the beaches with her husband Martin, their daughter Aoife, and dog Apple.

      nickie@glowbodywork.com
      direct phone #: 802-922-3003

    • Lisa McAllister</br><div class="credentials">CCCE, RYT-200, RPYT </div>

      Lisa McAllister

      CCCE, RYT-200, RPYT

      “Even after all this time the sun never says to the Earth, ‘You owe Me.’

      Look what happens with a love like that.
      It lights the whole sky.”
      ~Hafiz

      Lisa McAllister has been teaching Childbirth Education with GLOW since its’ beginning in 2010.  Having personally experienced both Cesarean Birth as well as Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) with her three children, Lisa understands firsthand the many varied hopes, joys, concerns, fears, and questions expectant parents have when preparing for their child’s birth.  Her professional path has been paved by a desire to empower mothers and fathers to advocate for themselves and their envisioned births.

      With years of experience as both high school teacher and mother, Lisa naturally brings a genuinely supportive nature to her classes.  An avid yoga student, she practiced prenatal and mom/baby yoga with Amy Hopkins, and later had Amy as her doula at her daughter’s birth.  It goes without saying that Lisa’s being at GLOW has been a special and natural fit.

      When she’s not grading student papers or racing to yoga class, Lisa is longing for long, summer beach days spent with her husband Nat, and their children Flynn, Elouise, and Eamon.

      email: lisa@glowbodywork.com
      direct phone #: 207-752-2124

  • Mom & Baby Yoga

    stretch, strengthen, restore
    Mom & Baby Yoga

    A refreshing class specifically designed for moms and babies (newborn to pre-crawling). Centering, breathing, stretching, and strengthening make this class a vital part of motherhood! This is a great opportunity to get out of the house and connect with yourself and other moms while bonding with your baby in a new supportive setting. You may comfortably feed, change diapers, and tend to baby in our cozy yoga space. This is postpartum yoga with baby by your side or in your arms. Yoga mats provided. *GLOW Breastfeeding Group immediately follows this class*

    CLASS POLICIES:
    1) We need at least 3 registrants to run a session.
    2) There are no refunds for missed classes.
    3) Call GLOW in the case of inclement weather to check if class is cancelled.
    4) Space is limited ~ Pre-registration required – you may register for a whole session or single “drop in” classes from our online registration. Please contact Nickie at nickie@glowbodywork.com or 802-922-3003 with any questions or to get on a waiting list should class fill quickly.

    Dates

      Fall Session 2: Tuesdays 9-10:15am
      10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

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      Winter Session 1: Tuesdays 9-10:15am
      1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13

    Sign Up Now

    For General yoga classes, we recommend YOGA ON YORK, located next door to GLOW.

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    • Nickie Bolger</br><div class="credentials">RYT-200, RPYT </div>

      Nickie Bolger

      RYT-200, RPYT

      “Center your heart…Cultivate spirit.”

      Nickie completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga on York in 2012. She then went on to study Prenatal and Mom & Baby Yoga at GLOW. Nickie is grateful to be part of the wonderful GLOW team where she currently teaches prenatal yoga and mom & baby yoga, as well as private and semi-­private yoga classes by appointment.

      Nickie passionately believes in the endless benefits of yoga both during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and it shows in her teaching! With the birth of her daughter, an even greater passion blossomed to support and nurture women through their very personal journey into motherhood.

      When Nickie is not on her yoga mat you’ll find her walking the beaches with her husband Martin, their daughter Aoife, and dog Apple.

      nickie@glowbodywork.com
      direct phone #: 802-922-3003

    • Lisa McAllister</br><div class="credentials">CCCE, RYT-200, RPYT </div>

      Lisa McAllister

      CCCE, RYT-200, RPYT

      “Even after all this time the sun never says to the Earth, ‘You owe Me.’

      Look what happens with a love like that.
      It lights the whole sky.”
      ~Hafiz

      Lisa McAllister has been teaching Childbirth Education with GLOW since its’ beginning in 2010.  Having personally experienced both Cesarean Birth as well as Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) with her three children, Lisa understands firsthand the many varied hopes, joys, concerns, fears, and questions expectant parents have when preparing for their child’s birth.  Her professional path has been paved by a desire to empower mothers and fathers to advocate for themselves and their envisioned births.

      With years of experience as both high school teacher and mother, Lisa naturally brings a genuinely supportive nature to her classes.  An avid yoga student, she practiced prenatal and mom/baby yoga with Amy Hopkins, and later had Amy as her doula at her daughter’s birth.  It goes without saying that Lisa’s being at GLOW has been a special and natural fit.

      When she’s not grading student papers or racing to yoga class, Lisa is longing for long, summer beach days spent with her husband Nat, and their children Flynn, Elouise, and Eamon.

      email: lisa@glowbodywork.com
      direct phone #: 207-752-2124

  • GLOW Childbirth Classes

    discover, relate, share
    GLOW Childbirth Classes

    This all-in-one class is designed for pregnant women and their partner/birth coach who are seeking a shorter, high-quality childbirth class. Great for those planning a home, birth center, hospital, or VBAC birth. This practical, hands-on, 3-hour workshop is ideal for expectant parents during their 2nd or 3rd trimester. Group classes are offered seasonally and are held in GLOW’s Studio Be. Privates are by appointment.

    GLOW Childbirth Educator, Lisa McAllister teaches a comprehensive workshop focusing on easy-to-understand labor concepts, optimal positioning, hands-on support, and visualization. Lisa’s classes have been described as “all we needed!” and ” the best customized support we have received on this journey!”
     

    Rates

    • Group

      $115 per couple
    • Private

      $135 per couple

    Contact Lisa McAllister to book a private or semi-private childbirth workshop, at 207-752-2124 or email: lisa@glowbodywork.com

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    • Lisa McAllister</br><div class="credentials">CCCE, RYT-200, RPYT </div>

      Lisa McAllister

      CCCE, RYT-200, RPYT

      “Even after all this time the sun never says to the Earth, ‘You owe Me.’

      Look what happens with a love like that.
      It lights the whole sky.”
      ~Hafiz

      Lisa McAllister has been teaching Childbirth Education with GLOW since its’ beginning in 2010.  Having personally experienced both Cesarean Birth as well as Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) with her three children, Lisa understands firsthand the many varied hopes, joys, concerns, fears, and questions expectant parents have when preparing for their child’s birth.  Her professional path has been paved by a desire to empower mothers and fathers to advocate for themselves and their envisioned births.

      With years of experience as both high school teacher and mother, Lisa naturally brings a genuinely supportive nature to her classes.  An avid yoga student, she practiced prenatal and mom/baby yoga with Amy Hopkins, and later had Amy as her doula at her daughter’s birth.  It goes without saying that Lisa’s being at GLOW has been a special and natural fit.

      When she’s not grading student papers or racing to yoga class, Lisa is longing for long, summer beach days spent with her husband Nat, and their children Flynn, Elouise, and Eamon.

      email: lisa@glowbodywork.com
      direct phone #: 207-752-2124

  • Mom & Baby Breastfeeding Group

    connect, learn, share
    Mom & Baby Breastfeeding Group

    Join Robyn Mertens, RNC, IBCLC at GLOW for experienced, professional, and compassionate breastfeeding & lactation support. Get your specific questions answered, concerns addressed, and simply connect with other moms and babies during this extraordinary time in your life! Weigh your baby, feed your baby, change your baby, and relax in our cozy setting while learning about all GLOW has to offer moms and families. Choose to come to one, some, or all 6 classes in our session. For newborn to pre-crawling babies. *Immediately following our GLOW Mom & Baby Class*
    *Pre-Registration required.

    Dates

      Fall Session 2: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28

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    Private/Semi-Private Consults

    • 60-90 minute Private PRENATAL Breastfeeding Class

      $75
    • 60-90 minute Small Group PRENATAL Breastfeeding Class

      $50 per person
    • 60-90 minute Private POSTPARTUM Breastfeeding Consultation

      $75
    • Belly Casting (by appointment)

      $65

    Prenatal Breastfeeding Class – private or small group – by appointment – Preparation, education, and practical support for moms or couples BEFORE baby is born.

    Private Postpartum Breastfeeding Consult – by appointment – private non-judgemental support and education for moms or couples who simply have a million questions OR may be struggling with specific challenges around feeding their newborn.

    Belly Casting – by appointment – A belly cast is a plaster casting of the pregnant belly for moms and families to have as a keepsake of their pregnancy. Paint or decorate it or hang it in the nursery as a lasting memory! Belly casting can also be a fun bonding experience for partners and friends alike and makes a nice shower gift!

    Please contact Robyn Mertens to book your consult, private or group class, or belly casting appointment: robyn@glowbodywork.com or 207-317-6687.

    • Robyn Mertens <br><div class="credentials">RNC, IBCLC</div>

      Robyn Mertens

      RNC, IBCLC

      “There are only two ways to live your life, one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though EVERYTHING IS A MIRACLE.”
      -Albert Einstein

      Robyn received her nursing degree from the University of New England in 1998 and has spent the majority of her nursing career in Maternal/Child Nursing. Ever since she was a little girl Robyn inspired to “take care of moms and babies.” As a Labor and Delivery nurse, Robyn has been privileged to witness over 600 births from Bangor, Maine to Fairbanks, Alaska! As nurse, advocate, sister, friend, or doula, each birth has influenced Robyn in her own personal and professional journey. She considers it an honor to support and empower the birthing family during some of their most intimate, vulnerable, and challenging times of bringing their babies into the world.

      In 2006, Robyn became both a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and also an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She is also a Certified RN (RNC) in Inpatient Obstetrics.
      Invested in the health and emotional well being of mothers and their babies, Robyn is committed to helping parents achieve their personal feeding goals. With her positive, compassionate, and non-judgmental manner, Robyn strives to make each mother and baby couplet feel comfortable and confident as they navigate breastfeeding – realizing that each dyad is unique! She has experience with many of the common challenges of breastfeeding, including and not limited to:

      -low milk supply/over supply
      -poor latch
      -mastitis/ plugged ducts
      -engorgement
      -nipple trauma
      -slow weight gain/supplementation

      Robyn lives in Wells, Maine with her husband Jared and children Megyn and Graeme. She is thrilled to be a part the GLOW MAMA team of practitioners providing professional support to the families in our community!

      email: robyn@glowbodywork.com
      phone: 207-317-6687