Friday, February 13, Doors open 6pm, screening begins 6:30pm followed by live panel discussion & refreshments

@Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness, 302 Bowery #2 (Bleecker/Houston), NYC,

Ticket: $20 (Click to Purchase) Reserve your spot now! Tickets will also be available at the door, first come, first serve.
Sponsor Ticket: $50 (proceeds support Lila Wellness’ women’s health and perinatal programs, Click to Purchase)


Start your Valentines Day weekend in a bold way! Join us for our inaugural Lila Wellness Film Night when we show the exciting, award winning documentary shown across the world: Orgasmic Birth. 

Orgasmic Birth explores the intimate and powerful nature of birth and the role it plays in the lives of women when they surrender to it and experience it fully. Birth can be ecstatic, sensual and even pleasurable when we respect it. 

Whether you are pregnant and in search of resources about inspiring birth or merely interested in the awe-some ways birth can show up in our lives, we invite you to come and relax on a Friday evening as we show the film and hear from its director, Debra Pascali-Bonaro a DONA certified doula trainer, long time Lamaze Childbirth Educator as well as a renowned speaker and advocate for healthy birth around the world.

Debra will be joined by respected, longtime NYC Homebirth midwife, Marcy Tardio, and our own Founder and Director, Dr. Eden Fromberg, holistic ob/gyn.

We will have healthy refreshments, divine chocolate, and a limited number of Yoni soaps by Soapistication ( on hand. Thanks to Kasia Sanvee and Kelly Renn for their essential vision and talents.


Debra Pascali-Bonaro, B.Ed., LCCE, PDT/BDT(DONA) is the Founder & President of Pain to Power Childbirth Experience, Director of the award-winning documentary Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret  and co-writer of “Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying and Pleasurable Birth” all of which explore the intimate and sacred nature of birth. Debra is an inspirational international speaker, chair of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative, Advisor to Human Rights in Childbirth and ICEA.  Debra’s passion comes from her years as a Lamaze International childbirth educator, and birth and postpartum doula trainer with DONA International where she has worked with women, men, midwives, doulas and physicians in over 30 countries bringing comfort, love and pleasure to birth and life!


Dr. Eden Fromberg is an integrative, holistic obstetrician/gynecologist and osteopathic clinical professor who is the Founding Director of Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness. Dr. Fromberg creates unique, customized programs designed to encourage the body’s innate abilities and healing mechanisms to flourish, addressing underlying causes and prevention in addition to symptoms. Merging ancient wisdom with cutting edge research and innovation, nutrition, movement, meaningful information, alternative perspectives, and a range of potential options offer Dr. Fromberg’s patients the care, relief, and support they need while often avoiding the potential side effects and risks of pharmaceutical medications, synthetic hormones, and surgery. Dr. Fromberg teaches and consults internationally, working collaboratively with midwives and birth centers and supporting culturally sensitive, gentle childbirth practices worldwide. She appears in the film The Business of Being Born (2007) and works intimately with midwife Robin Lim, 2011 CNN Hero of the Year and the Bumi Sehat gentle childbirth foundation in Bali, Indonesia. Dr. Fromberg has been on the Medical Review Board and writes for the Huffington Post and has been featured in Time, Yoga Journal, BUST, Natural Health, Parents, Spirituality & Health, and Midwifery Today.


Elan Vital McAllister Founder and Senior Advisor at Choices in Childbirth: In the arts, as a doula, and at CiC, Élan McAllister has always been drawn to profoundly creative acts. Before stepping into her role as Senior Adviser, Élan served as Board President of CiC and most recently, Executive Director. Élan helps dozens of women with the sacred and powerful work of labor and birth. As CiC’s Senior Adviser, Élan reaches thousands of women across the country through her work, and supports them through the epic journey of childbirth. Prior to founding CiC, Élan worked for 12 years as a DONA-trained doula in New York City. The closing of the Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center (ESCbC) in 2003 left a big gap in maternity care in New York City. Élan gathered together a group of NYC doulas, and founded CiC.

A TONY award-winning producer, Élan brings a wealth of communications and media expertise to the birth field. Combining her talent for production with her passion for childbirth, Élan helps to capture mainstream audiences and get them excited about maternity care issues. She has a B.A. in Gender and Sexuality Studies from New York University. Élan has found her calling in helping mothers have healthy birth experiences. When she’s not pioneering maternal rights, you can find Élan lounging on the beach in Hana, Maui or at a Broadway show as a Tony voter.


Marcy Tardio is a certified nurse-midwife in her 25th year as a midwife. Prior to this she worked for 8 years as an RN in areas as diverse as oncology, critical care, hospice and maternal-child health. These experiences within healthcare have informed in Marcy an honor and respect of the varied parts of the life cycle. 
Her professional training took place at the San Francisco General/UCSF Midwifery Program, where she completed her training in 1988. She started her career in the Boston area in a hospital-based midwifery practice. Since 1993 she has been based in her hometown of New York, where she was privileged to work at the ‘grandmother’ of all free-standing birth centers, the Maternity Center Childbearing Center. She followed this as a midwife in the Elizabeth Seton Birth Center, where she ‘caught’ the first baby at its opening. She has provided homebirth services since 1997.
Marcy provides midwifery care for women and their families who live in the five boroughs, parts of NJ, and surrounding areas. Care is provided in women’s homes, with a primary focus on homebirth. Heartfelt care is guided by the essential belief that ‘birth is something women do.’ Marcy believes in the body’s innate wisdom, and offers respect to cultural traditions, and to the love a woman can only feel when surrounded by the people of her choosing. Marcy is the mother of two adult sons, and grandmother to three boys, the last of whom she ‘caught’ as he floated into water in a birth pool in his parents’ living room.


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