Kaeli Sutton

Provider Type
Pre/Postnatal Fitness
Childbirth Educator
Birth Doula
Postpartum Doula
Massage Therapist
Virtual Support
Yes
Kaeli S
Response rate: 
66%
Response time:
several hours
Company Name:
Open Circle
About me
Open Circle provides wholistic care to expecting, birthing and new families. We are committed to increasing access to education and respectful care, both in our direct work with families and through advocacy in our community. Open Circle Founder and Director Kaeli Sutton has worked with over 2700 families over the past 17 years and specializes in childbirth education; doula support; and pregnancy/post-birth yoga, fitness and massage therapy.

Cancellation Policy: 48 hour cancellation policy is required to avoid full session fees.
 
Rates
Title
Description
Price
Type
Birthing: Body, Breath, Heart & Mind Childbirth Education7-Class Series, Online, Live Class Join other couples and discover how the wisdom of our bodies, hearts, and minds can guide us to navigate the uncontrollable in birth, while remaining empowered in our choices. Mindfulness practices and experiential exercises as well as practical information help guide mother and birth support toward a deep trust of the woman’s ability to birth and the birth partner’s capacity to support. Series includes classes in: -Understanding Birth -Movement+ Partner Support for Labor -Pain Management and Coping Tools for Labor -Making Informed Choices + Advocating for our Family -Whole Family Post-Birth Preparation + Planning -Understanding the Newborn -Understanding Breastfeeding
$
330
Per Series
Childbirth Education Individual WorkshopsExpecting families can choose from individual workshops in our 7-week series. These include: -Understanding Birth -Movement+ Partner Support for Labor -Pain Management and Coping Tools for Labor -Making Informed Choices + Advocating for our Family -Whole Family Post-Birth Preparation + Planning -Understanding the Newborn -Understanding Breastfeeding
$
80
Per Class
Pregnancy, Birth or Newborn/Postpartum Doula Consultations$30/half-hour, $60/hour Expecting or new parents can speak or video-chat with an experienced doula, childbirth educator and lactation consultant to discuss questions they may have about pregnancy, birth or newborn care. Consultations can cover a wide variety of topics and provide a written summary and referrals when needed.
$
60
Per Hour
Online Infant Massage Instruction5-week private series Individual Classes focus on massage for particular goals (digestive comfort, sleep support, etc.). During the 5-week series parents are taught a full massage sequence to support infant health and bonding. There are many benefits of infant massage for parents as well as the infants, including a lowering of stress hormones! Topics including the benefits of infant massage, learning your baby’s cues, and understanding behavioral states are explored, and special sequences and techniques to support babies with colic or digestive issues, or those with special needs or sensitivities.
$
250
Per Series
Private Online Prenatal or Postpartum Yoga InstructionPrivate Online Prenatal or Postpartum Yoga Instruction: $75/hour Be guided through a yoga practice of gentle strengthening exercises, stretching, breath and meditation. Receive support for specific aches you may be experiencing, or stress reduction or labor goals. Classes provide time to connect to your changing body and baby and prepare for the powerful experience of childbirth and mothering.
$
75
Per Hour
Private Online Prenatal or Postpartum Fitness ConsultationPrivate Online Prenatal or Postpartum Fitness Consultation: $35/half hour, $50/hour Are you not sure how to safely modify your exercise routine for pregnancy? Wondering how to return to your exercise or sport after having given birth? Individualized consultations provide you an understanding of the structural and functional changes in the childbearing body and help you create a safe and effective exercise plan during and after pregnancy.
$
50
Per Hour
Experiences
Dates:
On Sun, Aug 15 2021 - Tue, Sep 21 2021
Times:
3:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Provider:
Informed Choices, Part 2 (This class can only be taken in combination with Class 4: Informed Choices, Part 1) In the second part of the Informed Choices we will learn about Common ... moreInterventions + Procedures, including induction, augmentation, pharmacological methods of pain relief, monitoring in labor, IV fluids and eating and drinking, assisted deliveries, different methods in working with the pelvic floor/crowning stage, use of Pitocin for placenta delivery and repair post-birth, and cesarean sections. We will spend time in role-plays to practice using the B.R.A.I.N acronym and informed consent and refusal.
Dates:
Weekdays
Times:
9:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 4:30 PM
Provider:
Your 30 minute prenatal consult via Zoom/Phone is to go over any questions you have during your pregnancy and options and for labor and birth. I can also assist you with your birth ... moreplan. We can also address any concerns you may have, as well as provide any evidence-based information you request.
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Open Circle provides wholistic care to expecting, birthing and new families. We are committed to increasing access to education and respectful care, both in our direct work with families and through advocacy in our community. Open Circle Founder and Director Kaeli Sutton has worked with over 2700 families over the past 17 years and specializes in childbirth education; doula support; and pregnancy/post-birth yoga, fitness and massage therapy.
Dates:
Weekly on Wednesday
Times:
5:00 PM
Provider:
Open to both pregnant and postpartum parents (after 8 weeks). Dancing for Birth™ is movement made for mothers. Integrating styles of dance from around the world, this one-hour ... moreclass is designed to build confidence, strength, and pelvic mobility and stability.

Participants learn techniques to facilitate a more comfortable pregnancy, prepare the body for labor, promote a positive birth experience, and heal and strengthen after birth. In addition to a fun and safe form of physical activity, Dancing for Birth™ provides an opportunity to share the journey of pregnancy with other parents.
Dates:
Weekly on Sunday, Thursday
Times:
9:30 AM, 5:45 PM
Provider:
Being in community is vital to every human’s health, and only more so during the childbearing years and during times of great stress. The first half-hour of each class is a time ... moreto say hello, share questions and resources, and to laugh and cry at the glories and hardships in life. During this time, teachers will facilitate discussions on a variety of pregnancy, birth, and parenting topics. While we make it available to join classes after the first 30 min is over, we highly recommend you join us here, in community. Next, begin a yoga practice of gentle strengthening, stretching, breath exercises, and meditation for a time to connect to your changing body, and prepare for the powerful experience of childbirth and mothering. Special emphasis is placed on building pelvic floor and core strength to support the body, and on connecting deeply with baby.

Open to all levels; modifications for individual fitness level and trimester are provided and no experience is necessary. Taught by highly trained and experienced practitioners.
Dates:
On Sun, Aug 22 2021 - Sun, Oct 17 2021
Times:
3:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Provider:
As birth approaches, we tend to know much more about pregnancy and birth, than we do about what happens after our babies are born. Birth is a profound process, but it is also merely ... morea doorway into a new world. What happens to mom’s body in the weeks and months after birth? How do our relationships change? How can we support ourselves and our partners/families through these changes? When and who do we call for help? Spend an afternoon with your birth partner or family to engage in discussion and activities that can help you can make your adjustment into parenthood less stressful and more supportive of the new family. Simple but effective tools can help you know better what to expect, and create an effective support network in the 4-8 weeks after birth. Preparation and support can profoundly impact the mother and baby’s physical healing and adjustment, and the entire family’s emotional well-being during the precious and challenging postpartum time.
Dates:
On Sun, Aug 8 2021 - Sun, Oct 10 2021
Times:
3:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 5:00 PM
Provider:
Families often don’t realize the choices or rights they have in birth, or how much their choices can impact birth and adjustment to parenthood. In birth, we ride the wave that ... morelife hands us—accepting that we cannot control the internal process of our own or our baby’s body, or the social systems we are birthing in. At the same time, there are many ways we can prepare to make choices that impact our births.

In this class we will explore:

the importance of making intentional choices in your practitioner, birth team, and birth location

how to advocate for your family by:

building engaged and positive relationships with your medical team

exploring doula support

learning how to navigate hospital or practice policies that may impact your birth

learning your legal right to consent to or refuse any recommended procedure

using the B.R.A.I.N. acronym to help you understand and decide on recommendations

creating a birth plan that represents what is important to you as a family, and which is more likely to be respected by your practitioner or hospital

Families Taking the 7-week series or individual class will also receive a supplementary video about common medical interventions and procedures. 9-week participants cover this information in class.
Dates:
On Sun, Aug 1 2021 - Sun, Oct 3 2021
Times:
3:00 PM
Provider:
Whether the sensations of birth are called “rushes,” “waves,” “pressure,” or “pain,” few will argue that the sensations are immense ... moreand intense – and they must be to move the baby out of the body. Learning to cope with this level of intensity asks women to find deep power and belief in themselves. Using experiential exercises and group discussions, this workshop explores what it means to work WITH intensity, instead of trying to push it away or change it. Discover how, by bringing your attention to yourself and your breath, you already have the tools needed to work with the powerful sensations of birth. Birth partners will learn how important they are to helping a woman find her endurance and strength through the birth process. This class is recommended to women planning the use of an epidural as well as women planning on birthing naturally. It is medically recommended for most women to labor without pain medication until they are in active labor. These methods will support a woman up until the point she is able to receive pain medications, or, if she so chooses, until she births without them.
Dates:
On Tue, Aug 17 2021 - Sun, Sep 26 2021
Times:
6:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Provider:
Does squatting really open the pelvis wider than lying down? How on earth is a baby going to fit out of there? Don’t I have to lie on my back while I’m pushing the baby ... moreout? How can I use movement if I’ve had an epidural? What if I want to labor on hands and knees? Come together with other expecting mothers and birth partners to discover answers to these questions and more. Together we will practice movements, postures and breath practices that support the labor and birth process. Learn why breath and movement help us cope with the sensations of birth, and how movement helps the body adapt to birth and the baby finds his/her best way out. Discover how the birth partner’s physical support and hands-on techniques can help the mother throughout labor. And discover the powerful connection that is built between birth partners as they learn to breathe and move together.
Dates:
On Tue, Aug 10 2021 - Sun, Sep 19 2021
Times:
6:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Provider:
Traveling to the “land of birth” is like parachuting into an unknown universe. It can be the adventure of a lifetime or can be overwhelming and frightening. Understanding ... morehow it all works is an important starting point in preparing for a positive, empowering experience. Spend an afternoon or evening with other couples and learn how baby travels from inside to out. Discover the important role of the baby, the mother and the support person. Explore how emotions and thoughts shift and change through the process of birth, and how you can work together with, not against, the natural power of birth.
Dates:
On Sun, Sep 12 2021 - Sun, Oct 31 2021
Times:
3:00 PM, 6:00 PM
Provider:
Most women are given strong messages about the importance of breastfeeding for her baby’s health. Some expect it to be a natural and easy process that just happens. Others have ... moreheard all kinds of horror stories about the difficulties that can occur. Others feel pressured to try, but uncomfortable and uneasy about the idea of it. Not many of us are told that it is a joint effort between us, our body and our baby, and that like any new skill, it can take time and effort to learn and succeed at.

Join us as we explore the wide range of experiences different mothers can have. Learn about the ways we can support the breastfeeding relationship and baby’s health beginning immediately after birth and in the first days and weeks. Explore both benefits and challenges to the newborn and the mother and how and where to reach out for additional help when it’s needed. Class will provide information on: skin-to-skin after birth, the breast-crawl, establishing breastfeeding, understanding the hormones of bonding, milk production and milk release, nursing positions, and breast health. Resources for support with pumping, latch issues, formula feeding and going back to work with be provided.