All classes at Brookhaven Birth Center are open to the general public. You do not have to be planning a birth at our center in order to benefit from our classes. The purpose of our classes is to educate and empower our entire community! So spread the word and join us at one of our upcoming events!

Bradley Method Childbirth Education


Jessica Burgess, a Harrisonburg native, is excited to teach the Bradley Method of natural childbirth classes at Brookhaven. Jessica and her husband Nick have three children all born naturally using the Bradley Method. Jessica will present evidence based techniques that can help couples to achieve the birth that they deserve. Classes are fun and interactive, and will include labor rehearsals, relaxation practices, games and videos.
Fee: $250, includes student workbook
 Upcoming series starting September 10, 2017
Contact Jess for information regarding the next session and to register.
Email or Phone 540-810-0732

Bright Beginnings Childbirth Education with Elizabeth Schwartz

Happy Healthy Families Through Positive Birth Experiences.

Morning Session

Healthy Pregnancy

  • Choices in childbirth
  • Baby’s grown and development
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Coping with common discomforts
  • Relaxation technique

Labor and Delivery

  • Signs and stages of labor
  • What to expect as labor progresses
  • Timing contractions
  • When to leave for the birth place
  • Breathing technique

Afternoon Session

Coping with Labor

  • Positions for labor
  • Comfort measures
  • How partners can help
  • Packing your birth bag

The Big Day and Beyond

  • Labor rehearsal
  • Your newborn
  • The first six weeks
  • Breastfeeding basics

Call Elizabeth Schwartz to register 540-436-3154 or www.shenvalley-childbirthclass. Workshop costs $100.

Future classes: September 16, 2017 and November 18, 2017

Birth Circle *Free*

Brookhaven is proud to offer space to Birth Matters Harrisonburg a non-profit organization.

Birth Matters popular Birth Circle meets at Brookhaven on the second Monday of each month from 7-9 pm.

Birth Circle dates for 2017

  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 14


Do you teach Pilates, Yoga?  Do you know someone that does?

Brookhaven is looking for experienced Yoga, Pilates instructors.  We are open to other classes as well.  Please contact our office if you are interested in teaching in our spacious classroom. We are open to long term, short term, or one time only events.