• MOVing TOWARDS BIRTH

    A unique new 12 week antenatal course designed to help you move towards birth with confidence. Bringing together a blend of simple yoga-based poses, movement and mindfulness with need-to-know info about how birth works.

    • Relieve anxieties
    • Deep relaxation
    • Breathing for birth
    • Understand your birthing body
    • Strength for birth and beyond
    • Make friends & share your experience
    Click below to get on the list for info once booking launches in November.

  • THE COURSE

    This course is about helping you have your best possible experience of birth.

    Launching January 2019 in Bath, Frome and Bruton.

    Body Knowledge

    A simple and unique approach

    Understand the role of hormones, muscles and emotions in the birthing process. The more you learn about your body and the process of birth, the more you'll be able to adapt to situations and take birth in your stride.
     
    Over the course we'll explore your pelvis, pelvic floor, learn about core muscles, positions for birth, learn to work with gravity and make time to relax deeply. There will be movement for your whole body; heat to toe, wrists, ankles, core and pelvic floor. We'll also be looking at the key mind-body connections that can help you stay calm and focussed for birth.

    Relaxation and Mindfulness

    Tune into what you need.

    Taking time out to pause and feel into your body is vital in pregnancy; during this part of your life you're more sensitive emotionally and physically. Being aware of sensations, changes and feelings can help you use them to your benefit. Each class has an element of guided relaxation as well as cues to help you notice sensation throughout the class, plus you'll get an audio file to use at home.

    The approach

    Individual and guided by you.

    Blending pregnancy yoga with antenatal classes to help you stay fit, learn about your birthing body and feel confident about meeting your baby.

    Join us

    Limited early booking rates & special packages available for the first people to sign up.

    • Mondays - 7.30 - 9pm - Widcombe Social Club, Bath
    • Tuesdays - 7.30 - 9pm - Frome (small group class)
    • Thursdays 7.30 - 9pm - Bruton Community Hall

    Standard price: £175 for 12 weeks starting January 2019

     

    BETA TESTERS REQUIRED:

    Beta test this course in January 2019 and get it for half price.

     

    £87.50 for 12 weeks of learning - 6 live classes, 6 weeks of learning at home, 3 months of online support, 2 x calls with Emilie to look at your personal needs, 50% off couples workshops.

     

    Also bookable in 3 monthly payments of £29.17

     

    10% of profits will go to a charity supporting maternity wellbeing, either locally or somewhere in the world.

  • How It Works

    Get booked on for Moving Towards Birth course:

    1

    Purchase

    Click through to buy your course, select your chosen location and the start date.

    2

    Pay Online

    Make and account, enter your details in the pre-course registration form and pay online.

    3

    Confirmation

    You'll get an email confirming your place on the course and answering FAQs within 48 hours. Please check your spam/junk folders if it doesn't appear.

    4

    FAQs

    Answers to most FAQs are online here. What to bring / wear / expect from the course and what happens next...

  • ABOUT EMILIE

    Emilie has been a pregnancy and postnatal specialist since 2008. Passionate about addressing the real needs of pregnancy, she's developed this new course to offer you a holistic approach.

  • What's included?

    How can Moving Towards Birth course help you?

    Mind & Body

    We explore the head to toe of the physical side of pregnancy, and also look at the emotional and social changes that happen during pregnancy.

    Strong and Active

    As well as keeping you moving through pregnancy, the movement and postures will get you ready for birth. We'll look at gravity, and ways to make space for baby to arrive with ease.

    Better flow

    Yoga improves circulation, helping the blood flow freely through the body and providing more oxygen to both mum and child. This may in turn help lower blood pressure and help you stay healthy.

    Feel good

    Through movement and massage, these classes promote the flow of oxytocin. It’s the magic ‘love hormone’ that helps you birth and breastfeed your baby. Getting into this zone every week can be hugely beneficial to prepare for birth.

    Relieve Anxiety

    Knowledge is power! Learning more about the process of birthing will help you feel more able to make the right decisions for you.

    Adapt and prepare

    Having space and time to adapt to pregnancy and new motherhood can be vital for peace of mind. In classes there’s time to chat, share experience and meet other mums.

    Breathing for Birth

    Simple breathing techniques to help you stay calm and focused. Perfect for birth and beyond.

    Learn to Relax

    We'll practice centering and relaxation techniques each week. The more you practice the techniques the easier they become.

    Balance & posture

    Yoga can help you adjust to the changes within the body, literally finding your centre and feeling your way through the changes in your body.

  • COMPLETE PREGNANCY AND BIRTH PACKAGE

    Book Your Best Pregnancy & Moving Towards Birth
    together and get a special discount plus exclusive extras:

    • Save 10% on the courses when you book them together
    • Package includes a 3 hour couples Birth Workshop
    • Free access to online postnatal content to help you through the early days with baby
    £215 worth of courses for just £157.50

  • TESTIMONIALS

    Why mothers love motherslove:

    Classes to help you navigate through a calm pregnancy - motherslove pregnancy yoga with Emilie

    Alice

    "Emilie helped me feel more in control, less apprehensive and to know what to expect, so I could navigate a calmer way through - knowing how to listen and respond to my body.

    The whole experience was really lovely."

    Essential me time - pregnancy yoga classes with motherslove in Somerset

    Suzie

    "Emilie is down to earth and friendly; she creates an inclusive and warm environment for the classes.

     

    I recommend these classes for the all essential 'me' time during pregnancy as they've really helped me to breathe, stretch and properly listen to my body. "

    Comprehensive pregnancy yoga and birth preparation classes with motherslove

    Claire

    “The classes were comprehensive, covering all of the body from head-to-toe. There was good focus on breathing, relaxation and preparing for birth in various positions.

     

    I enjoyed the relaxation at the end and almost fell asleep! I felt very nurtured by Emilie and would be happy to recommend her to other expectant mums.”

    Relaxing pregnancy exercise classes with Emilie Joy Rowell - motherslove

    Elena

    “Thanks for your time and lovely attention. I really enjoyed the whole class, especially because it had a bit of everything, it wasn’t only yoga and exercise.

     

    After the class, I felt very relaxed all evening.”

  • TOPICS

    Each fortnight we'll cover one aspect of the birth process. There will be time to chat and share experiences over a cuppa, plus additional info emailed to help keep you calm and feeling prepared for birth and beyond. Throughout the 3 months of the course there will be regular online support available. We'll talk hormones, coping with pain, breathing for birth and practice positions for labour. There will be time to ask questions and all attendees will get special discounts on workshops for couples.

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    Classes and Workshops

    1. Block Bookings (i.e. a set of classes) are non refundable. This is so we can all commit to coming to classes weekly and ensures that the hall booking is covered.

    2. Private Classes will be refunded or rescheduled if 3 full days notice is given, a 30% refund or alternative booking will be offered if more than 24 hours notice is given.

    3. Concessionary Discounts are available - please discuss with Emilie to get a discount code.

    4. A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a the class.

    5. motherslove reserves the right to refuse admission.     

    6. motherslove has the right to alter the programme or teaching staff if circumstances are beyond their control.

    7. If a class or workshop has to end or is interrupted for reasons beyond our control sessions will not be refunded.

    8. Latecomers may be admitted at the discretion of management and teacher/workshop leader.

    9. Our timetable may be subject to change during the school holidays.

    10. Refunds will be issues or an alternative offered is sessions are cancelled by motherslove.

    Massage
        1. All treatments provided by motherslove will last for the specified duration purchased - consultation is an important part of the treatment and will for part of the time.

        2. Treatments will only be conducted if motherslove deems the treatment safe for the client to receive.

       3. GP/Consultant permission may be required before treatments can be provided.

        4. motherslove reserves the right to terminate a treatment immediately if the client demonstrates inappropriate  behavior.
        
      5. Payment will be collected for the full treatment price, provided more than 10 minutes has been spent massaging the client.

       6.  If the therapist is unable to collect money before leaving, an invoice will be sent to the client’s address.

        7. All invoices must be paid within 7 days of issue date.

        8.  A booking is confirmed once motherslove and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location for a treatment.

       9. If a cancellation is made more than 24 hours before a treatment, the client will not be charged.

       10.  If a cancellation is made within 24 hours of the treatment, they will be expected to pay a cancellation fee for each hour cancelled.

       11.  The cancellation fee must be paid within 7 days of the cancellation.

        12. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment by giving 24 hours notice.

        13. motherslove has the right to cancel a treatment without notice if the room or environment is unsuitable for the treatment to be provided, or if the therapist is taken ill.

        14. motherslove commits to rearranging treatments to a new time and date within two weeks of the cancelled treatment where possible.

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motherslove is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

motherslove may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

    name 
    basic information about your baby (e.g. name / age)
    contact information including email address
    emergency contact including GP/midwife details
    demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
    other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather:

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

    Internal record keeping.

    • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
    • We are obliged to keep records secure and confidentially held for 7 years.
    • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided. 
    • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
    

We will NOT allow this information to be used by third parties

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Privacy matters 

When you signup for a course, workshop or massage with me I take down some personal details in order to understand your needs and to help us communicate well.

Your privacy matters to me, so this information is kept under lock and key if it’s on paper or password protected if digital. It’s a condition of my insurance that I keep records for 7 years. This website is connected to Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Acuity and Facebook. 

I do my best to ensure that services I use (e.g. Acuity) also uphold your privacy. I cannot be responsible for data breaches elsewhere, if you prefer records to be kept on paper please let me know and we can make that happen.

You are entitled to request copies of data held on you by any organisation. Simply ask and they are obliged to let you know.