Alice Maclaine is a qualified Montessori teacher and children’s yoga teacher – including children with special needs www.specialyoga.org.uk. She has twelve years of experience in caring for children and babies and is fully trained in first aid.
She is currently studying Tibetan Buddhism and meditation. Alice has an 11-year-old son and lives and works in northwest London.
I booked Mama Heaven because I wanted some time to enjoy my baby girl without the daily chores getting in the way. But I gained so much more than that. The few days we spent at Florence House were blissful, inspiring and surprising…
Within minutes of checking into my luxury accommodaiton I truly relaxed for the first time since my beloved baby landed in my arms, six months previously. Relaxing came easy because we were in a beautiful, calm setting, surrounded by a team of amazing women with innate nurturing skills. And after creating a small being, bringing them into the world safely and nourishing them that’s EXACTLY what all new mothers need: a chance to slow down, be cooked for, listened to and told that we’re doing a great job.
What surprised me about Mama Heaven is that once cocooned in that safe, nurturing environment fears and joys of motherhood, that I was entirely oblivious to, came bubbling up. Expressing those emotions and being acknowledged provided some deep healing, and helped make my new role as a mother a bit less scary and even more joyful. Thank you Mama Heaven.
— Roxy, Seaford - Florence House