Regular Posts Tagged : ‘Parenting’
Happy Birthday Mamaheaven
2 years, 8 months ago 0
Posted in: Blog

It will be hard to narrow down the most important things that I have learnt in the ten glorious years of caring, guiding and listening to new mums at our Mamaheaven Retreats. As founder of Mamaheaven, the most extraordinary element that has stood out and made Mamaheaven such a unique and wonderful experience for both the mothers and ourselves has been the Mamaheaven team. A wonderful group of women that magically came together to create little moments of bliss, care, [...]

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2 years, 8 months ago 0

Having the honour of working with new mums I sometimes think maybe motherhood is getting easier in the modern world…..maybe? Just today I was helping a Mum prepare for her babymoon and I asked if she used an Electronic Book, as I have noticed they have revolutionized breastfeeding. Although they may have stiff competition from the smart phone, tablet and laptop, the more affordable Electronic Book has the power for mums to be able to access a book (often cheaper) [...]

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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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Childcare
6 years, 1 month ago 11

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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Mamacircle
6 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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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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