• hello mama,

    Welcome.

     

    How are you?

     

    You are amazing.
    You grew a whole new person!

    But I get it, you're tired and maybe even it feels like your body's not quite
    your own right now?

     

    If you're in need of some space to reconnect with your body, you're in the right place.

     

  • postnatal classes - twice a week

    Nurturing postnatal classes to help you prepare reconnect with and nurture your body post birth.

     

    These flexible online classes run weekly, you can access the recording for the week after the session so you can easily fit in more movement during your week. Classes are live and interactive so you'll get to share stories and check in with other mums.

    online 10.30am Tuesday & Thursday mornings

     

    The approach blends science-backed body knowledge using modern biomechanics, embodiemnt techniques that can help you take yoga into your everyday life; it’s straight talking mindfulness and movement that’s accessible to all.

     

    Developed and taught by Emilie, a doula, yoga and antenatal teacher with over 12 years of experience with pregnant and postnatal families. She's passionate about postnatal recovery and has trained in supporting diastasis recti issues, healing pelvic floor and helping with continence problems. Emilie's also an NCT breastfeeding supporter.

     

  • postnatal classes

    - how to join...

    Book a trial class

    Tuesday and Thursday mornings

    Monthly access

    flexible

    Flexible monthly plan - join any session.
     

    classes plus 1-2-1's

    get more

    Join the doula membership and get full access to classes, plus an affordable private class each month.

  • How does it work?

    • weekly interactive video classes on Tuesday & Thursday mornings.

    mindful movement for you. babies welcome.

    These 30 minute long weekly classes are

    run through zoom.

    Move more

    access the class recordings.

    Members or those signed up to a block will have access to an online library via the website.

  •  

    Some women find it difficult to connect with themselves after birth, perhaps because of difficult birth experiences or because they feel different. Different to how they were during pregnancy or pre-pregnancy.

     

    Your body has transformed and this, combined with the inevitable massive shift in your lifestyle, hormones and sleep deprivation can take some time to navigate.

     

    Making time to tune into yourself, to be mindful and to move more can help.

  • Find out about becoming a member

    If you'd like to join in person and online classes check out the membership options - it takes class prices down to less than £3 a session and will keep you moving through the week.

  • the benefits of postnatal yoga

    Classes are for new mothers in the first 6 months postnatal, whatever your experience: Mums who may have had caesarean births, pelvic floor issues, abdominal separation or are breastfeeding are all welcome (provided your GP gives you the go-ahead).

    Balance & posture

    Yoga can help you adjust to the changes in your the body. Classes are designed to ease aching shoulders and get you back to moving after the birth of your baby.

    Maintain strength

    Movement to gently strengthen legs, arms and core muscles every week can help ease you through get through the early months of parenting.

    Soothe aches & pain

    Common pain areas like tense shoulders and lower back pain can be gently eased to help you get on with caring for your baby more comfortably.

    Time for you

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

  • As seen on BBC Somerset online

  • Practicalities

    When to join and what to expect...

    When can I join?

    Choose your package

    Join us any time after you've had your postnatal check up and have the go-ahead from your GP.
     

    What to expect?

    a place to BE as much as DO

    There are babies in the room. Sometimes mamas haven't slept well. Some folks will get more chance to move others will be tending to baby more. Try not to place to big an expectation on getting things done in class.
     

    You can rock up in your PJs if it's that kind of a day.
    It's a no judgement zone.

  • ABOUT EMILIE

    Emilie has a warm and welcoming teaching style, fantastic depth of knowledge, a great sense of humour and a unique skillset that you simply won’t find with any other teacher. With over 10 years experience of yoga and dance teaching, she's a qualified doula and antenatal teacher. Her passion for learning about how we move (and are moved emotionally) brought her to train in Embodied Yoga Principles, delve into movement ecology in pregnancy and learn about taking a more trauma sensitive approach to teaching movement.

     

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  • TESTIMONIALS

    Why mothers love motherslove:

    A woman lies on her back, relaxing on a yoga mat.

    Thais

    - Frome

    "I love the Baby & Me yoga classes as it gives me a little time each week to reconnect to my body and breathing.

     

    Emilie has a really calming presence and is great with both mums and babies.

     

    Highly recommended "

    A mother cradles her baby in her arms.

    Suzie

    - Brighton

    "I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterdays session, it was magical and just what me and baby needed.

     

    Thank you so much!"

    A new mum feeds her baby, staring into the newborn's eyes.

    Jenny

    - Mum to Isla (4) and Niamh (4 months)

    "It’s a really lovely class, yoga for the mums with lots of stretches, and she tailors the class to what we need, and the babies are with us and being entertained and engaged.

     

    All the babies are aged between about 2 months and crawling and Niamh loves it, she laughs and giggles her way through the class, I see it as our one on one time, I’d happily recommend it to others. "

    A woman focusses on gentle movements to strengthen and ease her wrists and arms.

    Elena

    - Brighton

    “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.”

  • Emilie - the body doula

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    Classes and Workshops

    1. Block Bookings (i.e. a course of classes) may be cancelled in certain medical circumstances by arrangement. If there is a waiting list for your course we will try and fill your place if a cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of the course start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course start date or after a course has begun.

    2. Private Classes will be refunded or rescheduled if 7 full days notice is given, a 30% refund or alternative booking will be offered if more than 48 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 reserves the right to alter the programme delivery or teaching staff if circumstances are beyond my 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.

    11. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

    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 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 & in case of medical emergency.

    • 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.