• hello mama!

    Welcome.

     

    How are you?

     

    Your body is amazing. You grew a whole new person!

    But I get it, you're tired and maybe even it feels like your body's not quite your own right now?

     

    If you're in need of some space to reconnect with your body, you're in the right place.

     

  • pregnancy classes

    - how to join...

    Monthly access

    flexible

    Flexible monthly plan - join any session.

    classes plus 1-2-1's

    get more

    Join the doula membership and get full access to classes, plus

  • POSTNATAL CLASSES

    Daytime postnatal Core Care Course in Frome, Somerset

     

    FROME - Monday mornings • 11.30 - 12.45pm

    small hygge home studio in Keyford area of Frome

    start date: Monday 13th January 2020

     

    If you've recently had a baby chances are that you're feeling it in your back, shoulders and wrists. Perhaps you're having issues with abdominal separation, your pelvic floor or feeling less at home in your body than before. These classes offer a regular nurturing space to reconnect to yourself while acknowledging the changes that come with early motherhood.

     

    Movements are yoga based with a good dose of postural alignment and practical life tips. Covering all the owie bits and looking at changes you can make to your daily habits that can improve make improvements that go beyond the yoga studio.

     

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    Some women find it difficult to connect with themselves after birth, perhaps because of difficult birth experiences or because they feel different. Different to how they were during pregnancy or pre-pregnancy.

     

    Your body has transformed and this, combined with the inevitable massive shift in your lifestyle, hormones and sleep deprivation can take some time to navigate.

  • Practicalities

    When to join and what to expect...

    When can I join?

    Choose your package

    Join us any time after you've had your postnatal check up and have the go-ahead from your GP.
     
    These are small group classes with a maximum of 4 or 5 mums and their babies - so places are limited. Please email to check availability and start dates.

    What to expect?

    a place to BE as much as DO

    There are babies in the room. Sometimes mamas haven't slept well. Some folks will get more chance to move others will be tending to baby more. Try not to place to big an expectation on getting things done in class.

    You'll get back up material to use at home, classes are a space for community and being as much as doing the exercises. There's also space to sleep if you need it, extra eyes and arms to help with baby, people to listen to you, plus biscuits, tea.

     

    You can rock up in your PJs if it's that kind of a day.
    It's a no judgement zone.

  • BENEFITS OF CORE CARE POSTNATAL

    Classes are ideal for the first 6 months postnatal, whatever your experience: you may have had a caesarean birth, pelvic floor issues, abdominal separation or be breastfeeding - all welcome (provided your GP gives you the go-ahead).

    Balance & posture

    Yoga can help you adjust to the changes in your the body. Classes are designed to ease aching shoulders and get you back to moving after the birth of your baby.

    Maintain strength

    Movement to gently strengthen legs, arms and core muscles every week can help ease you through get through the early months of parenting.

    Soothe aches & pain

    Common pain areas such as tense shoulders and lower back pain can be gently stretched to help you get on with caring for your baby more comfortably.

    Time for you


    Having space and time to adapt to new motherhood can be vital for peace of mind. In classes there’s time to chat, share experience and meet other mums.

  • About Emilie

    Photo of Emilie Joy Rowell, postmatal pelvic floor and diastsis recti exercise specialist in Frome, Somerset. Photo - Sarah Gichie

    About Emilie

    Pregnancy and Postnatal specialist since 2008

    Emilie is mum to 2 children and began practicing yoga during her first pregnancy over 14 years ago. As well as being a qualified yoga teacher, Emilie is trained as an antenatal teacher, doula and in pregnancy and postnatal massage. She's completed specific training in Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation which affects up to 60% of women ) and studied movement in and after Pregnancy with internationally renowned movement expert Katy Bowman. She's been teaching online for 2 years and in person for over 12 years.

     

    Combining modern techniques like biomechanics with Embodied Yoga Principles, Emilie's unique and practical classes can help you to step into your role as a new mum with greater physical comfort and confidence. She will guide you through simple exercises, breathing and relaxations to help you find strength in body and mind to prepare you for birth and being a new mum. Emilie is also an NCT breastfeeding peer supporter.

  • TESTIMONIALS

    Why mothers love motherslove:

    A woman lies on her back, relaxing on a yoga mat.

    Thais

    - Frome

    "I love the Baby & Me yoga classes as it gives me a little time each week to reconnect to my body and breathing.

     

    Emilie has a really calming presence and is great with both mums and babies.

     

    Highly recommended "

    A mother cradles her baby in her arms.

    Suzie

    - Brighton

    "I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterdays session, it was magical and just what me and baby needed.

     

    Thank you so much!"

    A new mum feeds her baby, staring into the newborn's eyes.

    Jenny

    - Mum to Isla (4) and Niamh (4 months)

    "It’s a really lovely class, yoga for the mums with lots of stretches, and she tailors the class to what we need, and the babies are with us and being entertained and engaged.

     

    All the babies are aged between about 2 months and crawling and Niamh loves it, she laughs and giggles her way through the class, I see it as our one on one time, I’d happily recommend it to others. "

    A woman focusses on gentle movements to strengthen and ease her wrists and arms.

    Elena

    - Brighton

    “Thanks for your time and lovely attention. I really enjoyed the whole class, especially because it had a bit of everything, it wasn’t only yoga and exercise.

     

    After the class, I felt very relaxed.”

  • info and resources

  • COMMUNITY POSTNATAL YOGA CLASSES

    Join us every month at the Moxon Suite at Frome Community Hospital for Postnatal Yoga. Classes are by donation (recommended £5) and all proceeds go to fund Frome Birth Talk's free counselling service.

    No experience is necessary: Emilie will lead you through a gentle mindfulness-based movement class to help you relax, boost your mood and connect with other new mums in the area while having some much-needed 'you time'.
     

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    Classes and Workshops

    1. Block Bookings (i.e. a course of classes) may be cancelled in certain medical circumstances by arrangement. If there is a waiting list for your course I will try and fill your place if a cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance of the course start date. No refunds will be made for cancellations within 2 weeks of the course start date or after a course has begun.

    2. Private Classes will be refunded or rescheduled if 7 full days notice is given, a 30% refund or alternative booking will be offered if more than 48 hours notice is given.

    3. Concessionary Discounts are available - please discuss with Emilie to get a discount code.

    4. A booking is confirmed once I and the client have both agreed a date, time, duration and location fo the session.

    5. I reserve the right to refuse admission.     

    6. I reserves the right to alter the programme delivery or teaching staff if circumstances are beyond my control.

    7. If a class or workshop has to end or is interrupted for reasons beyond my control sessions will not be refunded.

    8. Latecomers may be admitted at the discretion of management and teacher/workshop leader.

    9. Timetable may be subject to change during the school holidays.

    10. Refunds will be issues or an alternative offered is sessions are cancelled by us.

    11. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process.

PRIVACY POLICY

I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you be asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This policy may change from time to time - please check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

    
Information I collect
I may collect the following information:

    name 
    basic information about your baby (e.g. name / age)
    contact information including email address
    emergency contact including GP/midwife details
    demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
    other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What I do with the information:

I require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

    Internal record keeping & in case of medical emergency.

    • I may use the information to improve products and services.
    • I are obliged to keep records secure and confidentially held for 7 years.
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    • From time to time, I might contact you for market research purposes. I sometimes use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
    

We will NOT allow this information to be used by third parties.

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I have recently moved to a more sure email system and will continue to do my best to keep your information safe.
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Privacy matters 

When you signup for a course, workshop or massage with me I take down some personal details in order to understand your needs and to help us communicate well.

Your privacy matters to me, so this information is kept under lock and key if it’s on paper or password protected if digital. It’s a condition of my insurance that I keep records for 7 years. This website is connected to Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Acuity and Facebook. 

I do my best to ensure that services I use (e.g. Acuity) also uphold your privacy. I cannot be responsible for data breaches elsewhere, if you prefer records to be kept on paper please let me know and we can make that happen.

You are entitled to request copies of data held on you by any organisation. Simply ask and they are obliged to let you know.