• 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

    CLASSES ARE EVERY SUNDAY 9-10:15am and $20 per class or $90 if you’d like top sign up for 6 classes – DROP IN TO ANY CLASS ANY TIME – Text Nickie to let her know you’re coming: 802-922-3003. Also please text Nickie when weather conditions seem questionable for cancellation notices.

      Winter Session 1: Sundays 9-10:15am
      12/16, 12/23, 12/30, 1/6, 1/13, 1/20
      Winter Session 2: Sundays 9-10:15am
      1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3

    Sign Up Now

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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.

    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

    CLASSES ARE EVERY TUESDAY 9-10:15am and $20 per class or $90 if you’d like top sign up for 6 classes – DROP IN TO ANY CLASS ANY TIME – Text Nickie to let her know you’re coming: 802-922-3003.

    Winter Session 1: Tuesdays 9-10:15am
    1/8, 1/15, 1/22
    Winter Session 2: Tuesdays 9-10:15am
    1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5

    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, Nickie Bolger teaches a comprehensive workshop focusing on easy-to-understand labor concepts, optimal positioning, hands-on support, and visualization.
     

    Rates

    • Group

      $115 per couple
    • Private

      $135 per couple

    Contact Nickie Bolger to book a private or semi-private childbirth workshop, at 802-922-3003 or email: nickie@glowbodywork.com

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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

  • Infant Massage Class

    bond, nurture, learn
    Infant Massage Class

    Certified Infant Massage Educator and Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Sue Ford, is excited to bring Infant Massage to GLOW! Focusing on bonding, attachment, communication, and soothing, this three-week series provides parents with a variety of hands on tools to calm and connect with their babies. Learn to provide nurturing touch to enhance development and learning, as well as strategies to help manage this fast paced parenting world!

    As new parents we are always on the lookout for ways to calm, soothe and connect with our children. This Infant Massage series offers parents the opportunity to utilize nurturing touch and massage to deepen attachments, soothe discomforts and enhance development—all in the supportive and comforting environment of GLOW.

    This series is open to parents and/or caregivers and their babies, ages five weeks to crawling. Come join us for this infant massage series and give your baby the best start to life!

    Private class are also available upon request.

    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.

    Dates

    Dates TBA, stay tuned!

    • Sue Ford<br><div class="credentials">Pediatric OT & Certified Infant Massage Educator</div>

      Sue Ford

      Pediatric OT & Certified Infant Massage Educator

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      Sue has been happily immersed in the world of pediatrics for over twenty years, and after working in outdoor education in Breckenridge, CO, found herself pursuing her interest in health and development at Colorado State University, earning her masters in Occupational Therapy in 2004. Sue has been honored to work with hundreds of children and their families, using a holistic approach to her practice with a focus on development, emotional regulation and resiliency. This philosophy in her OT practice lead to her to obtain her certification in 2010 to teach Infant Massage, continuing her passion in helping families to build solid foundations for communication, connection and empowerment. Sue has enjoyed teaching in both private and group settings, most recently at a holistic birthing center in Vista, California. Sue also has a background in myofascial release and is continuing to pursue her training as a Reiki Practitioner under Lordes Gray at the Center for Reiki Healing in Jaffrey, NH. Sue is thrilled to be back in Maine with her family, and is excited to connect with the Glow Mama Community to continue her love of teaching and helping to support families in building balance, connection and calm.

  • Private Breastfeeding Consultations

    connect, learn, share
    Private Breastfeeding Consultations

      Private Consults

    • 60-90 minute Private PRENATAL OR POSTPARTUM Breastfeeding Consultation

      $75
    • Belly Casting (by appointment)

      $65

    Private Prenatal or 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

  • GLOW MAMA Mornings

    gather, connect, share
    GLOW MAMA Mornings

    Stay tuned for this wonderful new offering to be announced soon to start in January 2019

    Upcoming Dates

    Coming Soon this Winter – Stay Tuned!

    • Sue Ford<br><div class="credentials">Pediatric OT & Certified Infant Massage Educator</div>

      Sue Ford

      Pediatric OT & Certified Infant Massage Educator

      .

      Sue has been happily immersed in the world of pediatrics for over twenty years, and after working in outdoor education in Breckenridge, CO, found herself pursuing her interest in health and development at Colorado State University, earning her masters in Occupational Therapy in 2004. Sue has been honored to work with hundreds of children and their families, using a holistic approach to her practice with a focus on development, emotional regulation and resiliency. This philosophy in her OT practice lead to her to obtain her certification in 2010 to teach Infant Massage, continuing her passion in helping families to build solid foundations for communication, connection and empowerment. Sue has enjoyed teaching in both private and group settings, most recently at a holistic birthing center in Vista, California. Sue also has a background in myofascial release and is continuing to pursue her training as a Reiki Practitioner under Lordes Gray at the Center for Reiki Healing in Jaffrey, NH. Sue is thrilled to be back in Maine with her family, and is excited to connect with the Glow Mama Community to continue her love of teaching and helping to support families in building balance, connection and calm.

    • 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