Category : Yoga
If life was fair, Mamaheaven would be offered on the NHS
6 years ago 0

This was our first review about our inaugural Mamaheaven back in 2005, where Amy Raphael joined us on retreat with her young daughter Bonny. Since then over 300 mothers and babies have ventured to our retreats to enjoy the Mamaheaven experience. If life was fair, Mamaheaven would be offered on the NHS. As it is, this country’s first weekend retreat for mums with babies up to the age of 18 months doesn’t come cheap. But it’s worth it for a [...]

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6 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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Mother & Baby Yoga
6 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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Paula Gallardo, Coordinator
6 years, 3 months ago 1
Posted in: Birth, Practitioners, Yoga

A founding member of Mamaheaven, Paula Gallardo has been a Doula (birth assistant) and a recognised member of Doula UK since 1995. She has three children and currently works as a pregnancy, birth and parenting teacher and advisor in  London helping many women and their partners on their journey to becoming a parent. Paula is also a trained yoga teacher specializing in pregnancy and post-natal yoga. In her work she covers many areas of the birth and parenting spectrum supporting [...]

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Erika Tourell, Yoga Teacher
6 years, 3 months ago 1

Mother of two, Erika Tourell has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and working as a holistic massage therapist for over 20 years. She is presently studying cranio-sacral therapy and chi nei tsang – a deep abdominal massage which is a form of Taoist healing.  She also holds a passion for singing/chanting/voice-healing and has been studying Hindustani vocal training with a senior Indian teacher for the last year. From 1992-95 she lived in Thailand and India studying meditation, Buddhism, [...]

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