Classes & Events


Upcoming Events


Cocoa & Comfort Measures Birth Class

Saturday, December 8th, 2-5 p.m. at Bella Vie

Are you interested in gaining practical tools and insight to build confidence and prepare yourself and your partner for your upcoming birth? Join the Cocoa & Comfort Measures for Labor Workshop as we learn tools and techniques to keep mom comfortable during labor, as well as a variety of breathing exercises and labor positions and their benefits. Partners will leave this class with an understanding of how touch and physical support can impact a person in labor. They will gain skills and easy-to-use tools to be able to effectively keep their laboring partner as comfortable and relaxed as possible in labor. We will conclude the class with a discussion on the importance of relaxation and a guided imagery exercise.

Cost is $75 and includes a beautiful workbook that you will want to use through pregnancy as you prepare for your birth. Hot cocoa and a roaring fire make this the perfect “date night” before your baby arrives! Register at or contact the instructor, Valerie Brewer, BBCI at or (425) 247-9062. This class is held at Bella Vie Gentle Birth Center and is open to those delivering elsewhere, too.


Holiday Mug Exchange and Potluck

Monday, December 10th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Bella Vie

Please join us at Bella Vie for our annual Holiday Mug Exchange and Potluck on Monday, December 10th from 6:30pm-8:30pm! Feel free to invite some of your mama friends to this festive night out, as well! Babies are welcome, but as space is limited, we ask please no older kids for this one. This is a free event, just bring a mug for the exchange and a potluck dish to share, if you are able to. We understand that this is a busy time of year and things come up, so if you are unable to bring a dish, don’t let that stop you from coming. Bella Vie will be providing hot cocoa, warm spiced cider and some treats. This event is always a great time and we love being able to get together and reconnect!

Mugs: Please bring a wrapped mug with a few small items (soaps, treats, yummy tea bags, lip balm, etc). Please limit the cost to $8 or less, not including the mug.

Potluck: Please post to the event page what you are bringing so we can have a variety, and bring a small note card or Post-it with the ingredients so that those with allergies and food restrictions know what they can enjoy.

We will also be hosting a gently used toy exchange during mug exchange, and participation is completely voluntarily. See separate event post for details.

We can hardly wait to see you all! Please RSVP as soon as possible to help us plan!

Bella Vie Gently Used Toy Exchange

Monday, December 10th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Bella Vie

Bella Vie will also be hosting a gently used toy exchange on December 10th, during our annual mug exchange. If you would like to participate, please drop off one or more gently used toys to Bella Vie.

Drop off times: Friday, Dec 7th between 8:30 am and 6:00pm, Saturday, Dec 8th between 10 am and 2pm or Sunday, Dec. 9th between 2pm and 4pm.

If you are unable to make it out before the event, email to make another arrangement.

You’ll be given a ticket at drop off and we will draw for choosing order at the mug exchange. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

* See event post above for details about our Mug Exchange.

January Weekend Workshop Natural Birth Class

Saturday & Sunday, January 12th-13th, 1-6 p.m. at Bella Vie

If you are planning to have your baby at a birth center or at home, this class will prepare you and your partner for what to expect in labor and beyond. Comfort measures, breathing, relaxation, and visualization are all taught during the Weekend Workshop, along with the stages of labor, recognizing the signs of labor, when to go to your birthplace, labor and pushing positions, postpartum for moms, and the basics of breastfeeding. Time will be given to preparing dads/partners with practical tools to effectively support a laboring mom with confidence. For those planning to deliver at a hospital, this class will still provide you will pertinent information and many tools and techniques to use in your natural birth.

Cost is $195 and includes a full-color workbook. This class is held in Salem at Bella Vie Gentle Birth Center and is open to those delivering elsewhere, too. Register at or contact the instructor, Valerie Brewer, BBCI at or (425) 247-9062.