Category : Services
3 years, 1 month ago 0

Yoga at Mamaheaven is so much more than your average post-natal exercise class. By taking part in the daily yoga sessions offered over the retreat mamas get a chance to immerse themselves in the multi-layered effects of yoga, getting in touch with their new bodies – the bodies that have been transformed by the experience of childbirth, feeding and parenting. We observe as mothers marvel at feeling their new muscles as much as their forgotten ones, and re-acquaint themselves with [...]

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Massage
3 years, 1 month ago 0

We at Mamaheaven believe that massage is not only heavenly but is also an essential way to restoring your self, calming your mind and getting back in touch with your post-natal body. Women’s bodies go through an infinite number of changes before and after birthing. The constant demands of early parenting also puts your body under new pressures and strain. It’s not just the body that is compromised but also your mind which is so often full of new worries [...]

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Childcare
3 years, 1 month ago 9

One of the most important aspects of Mamaheaven is the childcare and it is one that we are most proud of. We run a gorgeous womblike crèche kitted out with cosy sheepskins, bright mobiles, wooden toys, books, calming music and natural objects. Alice Maclaine is Montessori trained and is affectionately known as the baby-whisperer, such is her affinity with babies and their unspoken needs. It’s an inviting and homely place that the majority of babies, whatever their age enjoy spending [...]

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Nutrition
3 years, 1 month ago 3
Posted in: Nutrition, Services

A fundamental part of our retreats is our commitment to organic food and optimum nutrition for mothers and weaned babies. At Mamaheaven we are deeply fortunate to be under the caring wing of Daphne Lambert, chef and writer of many books including the Organic Baby and Toddler Cookbook. She has over the years clarified, supported and expanded all our ideas around nutrition for mothers and babies. She has taught us new ways with food and always produces fare that is [...]

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Birth Stories
3 years, 1 month ago 5

The vital importance of telling your Birth Story and feeling heard has long been understood by doulas, natural birth workers and traditional midwives. Fortunately it is now being taken more seriously in the mainstream birthing world, although most hospitals still only recommend sessions for mothers who have experienced a very traumatic birth, advising them to attend a debriefing session with a senior midwife or doctor. In recent years it has been accepted that mothers and her birth partners can experience [...]

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Mamacircle
3 years, 1 month ago 1
Posted in: Mamacircle, Services

Taking inspiration from the book What Mothers Do by Naomi Stadlen an intrinsic element of Mamaheaven is the Mamacircle workshop. Mamascircle, is led by Paula Gallardo, to discuss relevant or pertinent issues about motherhood, this hugely powerful practice used the world over by traditional cultures to big businesses. Sharing points of views and feelings in a guided circle contributes to a deep communal respect, greater understanding and even conflict resolution. During a Mamacircle at Mamaheaven, mothers are encouraged to either [...]

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Mother & Baby Yoga
3 years, 1 month ago 0

At Mamaheaven mothers and babies take part together in mother and baby yoga classes. The mamas bring their babies with them and learn how to include their babies in their practice using playful adaptations of the classic yoga poses. These sessions can include babies of all ages allowing mothers to feel that exercise is not out of their economical, physical or geographical reach. Exercising with our babies can have hugely long lasting benefits not just for the mother but for [...]

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Baby Massage
3 years, 1 month ago 1
Posted in: Services

At Mamaheaven we offer baby massage workshops. These lovely sessions are done in a beautiful warm room using fragrant and calming organic baby-massage oils from our goody bag. Our experienced masseurs show mamas gentle and fun techniques to sooth, nurture, exercise and strengthen their babies. The massage strokes not only help to calm babies but also help to connect their right and left-brain and increase mother-baby bonding. Baby massage has been known to help with many childhood issues such as [...]

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Craniosacral
3 years, 1 month ago 0
Posted in: Post-Natal, Services

Craniosacral therapy involves listening to the natural cranial sacral rhythm in the body, a subtle tidal fluid motion of the cerebralspinal fluid which bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord. The practitioner is trained to listen to the rhythmic flow of the living system the central nervous system, bones, fluids and tissues. Areas of contraction caused by physical or emotional impact inhibit this flow and can indicate the root of the problem. The therapist provides an opportunity for the [...]

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Mamatime
3 years, 1 month ago 3
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At Mamaheaven we felt it was necessary to create a one-to-one counseling session, known as Mamatime, which is available to all our mothers during each retreat. Pregnancy, childbirth and relationships bring about a variety of emotional challenges. Other issues could include struggling with guilt when you return to work or, conversely, stay-at-home mums feeling they’ve given up too much. Raising confident children and remaining happy yourself in a culture of conflicting expectations and social pressure is a daunting task and [...]

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McTimony Chiropractic
3 years, 2 months ago 0
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One of the treatments we like to offer at Mamaheaven is McTimoney Chiropractic – a method that we experienced after giving birth and believe should be available to all mothers at this crucial stage. McTimoney Chiropractic is a very gentle form of body realignment – using very soft movements the practitioner can realign the skeletal system. We have found from our own experience as new mums that McTimony is the best way to realign the pelvis after birth. A very [...]

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Goodie Bag
3 years, 2 months ago 2
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One of the nicest treats at Mamaheaven is the luxury goodie bag that every mother receives. A re-usable purple cotton bag emblazoned with our gold logo containing an array of organic products for mother and baby to enjoy during their stay or take home with them. Mothers find organic beauty products from Balance Me lip balms, Dr Organic handcreams to Liz Earle moisturisers and Jo Wood body creams, all smelling divine, and perfect for making mothers feel spoilt and treasured. [...]

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