• Pre-payment in full is required at time of registration.
  • You will receive a full refund for cancellations up to one week prior to the date of the workshop, series or special class.
  • For cancellations less than one week prior you will receive a studio credit.
  • If Fine Spirit Studio cancels a workshop, series or special class you will receive a full refund.

Workshops and Events

Couples Birth Preparation Workshop

Now offered online!

This workshop is an opportunity for the couple (or the pregnant woman with some other member of her birth team) to focus on and prepare for the approaching birth. This practical workshop will address the questions such as: "Okay, the contractions are starting—now what do I do?", "What do I do with my body?", "What do I do with my mind?" Together the couple will practice many different positions that can be used during the contractions, in between the contractions, and for the delivery of the baby. The partners learn many specific tips on what they can do throughout the birth process, helping themselves to be as prepared and empowered as possible.

The cost for the workshop is $80 per couple. We recommend participating the workshop anytime in your third trimester. Please “arrive”/log on 10 minutes early, to allow time to get set up. The next dates offered are:

  • Sat., July 11, 2020, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Sat., September 19, 2020, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

To register for the workshop and to reserve your space, please contact Diane for the online payment options, or, send your $80 fee along with your contact information (phone & email) to:

Diane Fine
c/o Fine Spirit Studio
201 Dey Street, Suite 202
Ithaca, NY 14850


Private-Group Couples Birth Prep Workshop

If the workshop dates listed above do not meet your needs, you may wish to consider participating in a Private Group Workshop. This is when a group of people will organize the workshop to happen according to their due dates, schedules, and needs. The fee is $240 for up to 3 couples, and $80 per couple for 4 or more couples. Interested couples will contact Diane and inform her they are interested in this option. She will connect all interested couples via email, and the group will then decide what date & time they wish the workshop to happen. If Fine Spirit Studio is not available at that date/time, one couple in the group will host the workshop in their home. The amount of space needed to host is about 4'x6' per couple, plus free wall space for one person in each couple (the partner) to simultaneously lean their backs against the wall. Private Group Workshops have happened many times, and it works well; couples are thrilled to be able to participate in this birth preparation according to their scheduling needs.

Instructor: Diane Fine

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The Art of Relaxation: Yoga & Healing Touch

The Art of Relaxation is loaded with massage, adjustments, and juicy yoga poses sure to stretch you into yoga heaven. Join licensed massage therapist and yoga instructor Ilana Berman and guest massage therapists for this incredible opportunity to experience the healing powers of touch. During this two hour workshop we will enjoy deep centering, gentle juicy flow, and restorative yoga accompanied by hands on massage assists throughout. Get assisted into bliss!  

After teaching The Art of Relaxation for over 4 years, to consistently sold out rooms, it became clear that there was a larger need for access to this healing experience. Ilana and her massage team are so excited to start offering The Art of Relaxation at Fine Spirit Studio, with the intention of cultivating greater access to self care and massage to the community. For more info on Ilana's philosophy, experience and yoga and massage work please visit her website: www.ilanahata.com.

  • Dates (1-3pm):
    • Next dates to be determined

  • Cost: $40

  • Register: You can purchase a single or multi workshop pass with cash or check when you arrive, or via credit card at Ilana's website.
    Please make sure to RSVP to the workshop date of your choice using the "Reserve Your Spot" button at Ilana's website: www.ilanahata.com

  • Instructor: Ilana Berman

  • Questions? Contact Ilana at: ilanahata@gmail.com, 516-633-0756

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