For women with babies aged 0-6 months.
Monthly on Wednesdays. 10am-12noon at A Space to Be Yoga Retreat. £25.
Space is limited to five mothers and babies.
- Wednesday 6 October
- Wednesday 3 November extra session added 1-3pm
- Wednesday 1 December extra session added 1-3pm
Wednesday morning workshops are designed to support you and your baby through the first few months after birth (also known as the “fourth trimester” of pregnancy).
The transition into motherhood can be challenging – we are navigating new territory in our bodies, daily rhythms and lifestyle. The emphasis of these workshops is on constructive rest for new mothers, with simple baby massage routines to help you connect and bond with your newborn.
You will be encouraged to work through the stages of your postnatal recovery in your own time and also to include your baby.
Each session includes a presentation and discussion on a specific theme (e.g. nourishment, stability, sleep, pelvic floor).
After the session there is time for refreshments and more general chatting.
Between sessions you can access the Mother Nurture Online Course and a private Facebook group to ask questions or connect with other participants.
“Makes you feel sane and provides a little sanctuary.”KATE
“I love how the class is for both the baby and the mum and how focused and natural it is – compared to all the ‘stuff’ that comes with other baby classes”ZOE
“A lovely session with a brilliant balance between focusing on post-partum mum and ideas for yoga and massage with your baby. A great way to meet like minded mums and the coffee after was lovely.”STEPH
Nourishment (noun): the food necessary for growth, health, and good condition. It is not just our babies that need nourishment. The first weeks and months of mothering can be like a rebirth for ourselves as we grieve for the woman that was and get to know the new mother in her shoes. It is a… Continue reading Postnatal Yoga Part 1 – Nurture
Stability (noun): the state or quality of being stable / firmness in position. This is an image of my favourite baby toy – it perfectly represents the subtle balance of alignment, strength and tone required to keep a body in good shape. If one of the elastic bands (muscles and ligaments) gets too tight or… Continue reading Postnatal Yoga Part 2 – Stability
Vitality arises as the result of adequate nourishment and stability. Even when we are very tired, yoga offers us tools for focusing on the vitality in the body and literally locking it in! Vitality-boosting practices include opening the chest and mobilising the shoulders to welcome inhalation and all that life has in store. Vitality-locking practices… Continue reading Postnatal Yoga Part 3 – Vitality