If you are expecting, or you know someone WHO is, then our mama-to-be urban retreatS ARE for you.
we know what aN INCREDIBLE journey pregnancy is, SO we have designed a fabulous day for expectant mamas to feel more informed and learn about some key maternity topics.
we host our retreats at lovely venues which will inspire you, and You’ll leave feeling prepared for what’s to come with the tools needed to support you on your amazing journey into motherhood.
THINK nourishment, support, empowerment and time out just for you.
Here’s an overview of what you can expecT ON AN urban retreat:
light breakfast AND WELCOME SESSION
relaxing yoga class
3 X MASTERCLASSes on THE FOLLOWING topics:
- the benefits of hypnobirthing and essential practical tools to help you and your birth partner prepare for labour and birth, including breathing techniques
- The benefits of reflexology and massage for pregnancy and labour
- MANAGING YOUR NUTRITION IN PREGNANCY AND the fourth trimester
A DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY LUNCH
TIME to ask the experts any questions you have
In addition to all OF this, you will also enjoy a 10 minute reflexology treatment by Hannah Johnson and a wonderful maternity photograph by Marianne Koshoni of Wolf & Eagle - a special keepsake of your pregnancy
We will close the day with time to mingle with other mamas-to-be and make friends with SOME AMAZING women, AFTER WHICH YOU’LL LEAVE WITH A FABULOUS GOODY BAG!
All in all a wonderful day leaving you feeling refreshed, informed and positive.
After the day you will be invited to join our closed Facebook group where you can keep in touch with the lovely ladies you met.
OUR AMAZING LINE-UP
Claire dugan (tutum birthing)
Claire is a hypnobirthing and antenatal teacher, and her masterclass will cover:
the philosophy of hypnobirthing and why it exists
your amazing uterus!
how changing our vocabulary to positive and logical can have a beneficial impact
how to use 3 key breaths (the calm breath, the open breath and the birth breath) and how they can benefit you during your labour and birth
a relaxing massage your birth partner can give you through labour which you can practice at home!
HANNAH JOHNSON (HANNAH JOHNSON THERAPIES)
Hannah is our reflexology expert and will be leading a masterclass covering:
what reflexology is and how it works
simple techniques you can use to support your pregnancy and birth
natural induction using reflexology techniques
massage and reflexology tips for the birth itself
You’ll also receive a 10 minute reflexology treatment by Hannah and a copy of her eBook ‘How to naturally induce and support your labour using reflexology techniques’.
MARIANNE KOSHONI (WOLF & EAGLE PHOTOGRAPHY)
Marianne specialises in pregnancy photography, creating striking images that women cherish. On the day included in your ticket is the opportunity to have a professional gorgeous maternity photograph taken of you, by Marianne. What a wonderful keepsake!
You’ll also get an additional 10% off any future sessions. FANTASTIC!
LIBBY STEVENSON (MAMASTE YOGA)
Libby is our expert pregnancy yoga teacher. She will be opening the day for us leading a great yoga session:
we will start with breathing (pranayama), mantras an hand mudras to help yo deal with overwhelming feelings in pregnancy and manage pain in birth
you will learn yoga asanas (poses) to help you with common pregnancy ailments such as lower back pain, shortness of breath and pregnancy waddle
we will do movements that you can take with you into the birthing room to help you with giving birth
we will end with a relaxing and restful yoga nidra
JODIE BRANDMAN (JODIE BRANDMAN FERTILITY NUTRITION)
Jodie (BSc DipION mBANT) is a registered nutritional therapist specialising in female health and fertility. She uses functional medicine to support her clients on their journey towards health. We are super excited that Jodie will be running our Nutrition Masterclass where you will:
discover the best nutrients to support your growing baby
learn how to maintain your own health during pregnancy
learn how food can help you to heal in the postpartum period
CLAIRE WHITEHOUSE (MAMACLUB)
Claire is our host and learning expert on the day. She will be facilitating the welcome session, helping to make you all feel at ease and then hosting the panel Q&A. This is your opportunity to ask any burning questions you have so that you leave feeling fully prepared for what’s to come!
Take a look at the gallery below to see what you can expect from a Mama-to-be urban retreat!
These were taken in January 2019 - we had an amazing day at the Kvadrat Textiles showroom in London.
*All photographs courtesy of the amazing Marianne Koshoni at Wolf & Eagle Photography*