Co-founder of Mamaheaven and the first port of call for mothers enquiring about the retreat, Tania Smith lives in Brighton with her two daughters. She is also the creator of the Mamaheaven goodie bag and has a passion for all things organic.
She works for Youtous www.youtous.co.uk – alternative ante-natal classes for expectant parents. She specializes in post-natal advice – care of mother and baby, successful recovery during the babymoon, baby’s health, nappy choices and issues surrounding vaccinations. As well as her regular work with groups she also takes private one-to-one classes as a post-birth educator.
She has also studied psychology, massage, beauty therapy and FET (Family Effectiveness Training) and is currently training to be a breastfeeding counselor.
Such a good weekend, thank you to the entire team. I have to admit I was a little nervous about turning up with my "lively" toddler for a retreat weekend where he was on the upper cusp of the age recommendation, knowing all the other babies would be so much younger and less mobile than him! I thought others may wonder why I was on the retreat having got through the "tiny baby" stage and now being well into toddlerhood - but I honestly think I may have needed it even more now than in the early days!!... Life seems to have got even more exhausting for me at times since returning to work, starting a training course and now being pregnant again with number 2!!... it was really lovely that everyone was so welcoming and supportive and no one made me feel out of place in any way and I definitely got what I needed - rest and relaxation, some lovely relaxing yet also energising yoga sessions, quality time with my son, an opportunity to be listened to, time to talk with and listen to others and hear their inspiring stories/experiences, delicious, nutritious food and time to reflect and enjoy some "space" where I didn't have to do or think about anything else - bliss!! I hope to be back in the near future.
— Elisa, London