Community

Birth Story Circles in the Hudson Valley

Your story matters.

Birth Story World Womb image

This circle is a supportive space where all birth stories are welcome: the difficult, the triumphant, the still-processing, and the stories which haven’t yet been shared. The space we create is respectful and kind, insightful and compassionate. Sharing is optional.

Come share space with other mothers in community. Immerse yourself in a circle of gentleness and care. Mothers report feeling a positive shift from the experience of simply being in the presence of this circle and hearing the stories of others, as well as the centering and meditative work. The circle is FREE.

Meeting locations: Waddle n Swaddle, 32 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie and 484 Main Street, Beacon.

RSVP required by 12 PM day before event to dragonflyholisticllc@gmail.com or call 877.452.2632.

Minimum attendance 3 participants, maximum of 8 participants in Poughkeepsie. No maximum enrollment for Beacon location.

2016 Dates

Spring:

  • Saturday, April 16 – Waddle n Swaddle POUGHKEEPSIE
  • 32 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • RSVP by 12 PM Friday April 15
  • Saturday, May 7 – Waddle n Swaddle BEACON
  • 484 Main Street, Beacon
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • RSVP by 12 PM Friday May 6

Summer:

  • Saturday, June 18 – Waddle n Swaddle POUGHKEEPSIE
  • 32 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • RSVP by 12 PM Friday June 17

Autumn/Early Winter:

  • Saturday, September 17 – Waddle n Swaddle BEACON
  • 484 Main Street, Beacon
  • 1:00-2:30 PM
  • RSVP by 12 PM Friday September 16
  • Saturday, October 15 – Waddle n Swaddle POUGHKEEPSIE
  • 32 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • RSVP by 12 PM Friday October 14
  • Saturday, December 10 – Waddle n Swaddle BEACON
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • RSVP by 12 PM Friday December 9

About the Birth Story Circle:

Come for community, sacred space, and connection. All birth stories are welcomed, respected, and honored in this safe and supportive space. We will discuss seasonal topics as well as ways to center ourselves and practice self-care. For more information, visit the Waddle n Swaddle website.

Other Community Outreach:

O+ Festival -The O+ Festival is a 501cnonprofit organization that hosts festivals of art and music in cities around the United States. During the annual event, all participating artists and musicians exchange their contributions to the festival programming for free and discounted health and wellness services from a volunteer-staffed “pop-up clinic,” serving as a “band-aid solution to unaffordable health care for the creative community.” 

The O+ mission states that its aim is to foster “complete physical, mental, and social well-being by connecting artists directly with a coalition of health care providers and health resources, in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community.”  Visit the O+ website to learn more about this movement to offer healthcare to all, with the 5D model of exchange of service and the deep valuation of the arts.