One of the many things I love about MamaBabyBliss classes is how much emphasis is placed on the parents’ wellbeing, especially the mother. Many baby classes churn through the children, noting the baby’s name but having no interest in the identity of the parent at all. The mama chat we have at MamaBabyBliss is so important as it creates a safe environment for mothers to talk about what they have on their mind, whether it be feeding, sleeping or just having someone who will listen to how they are feeling physically and emotionally post birth.
After completing our Teacher Training, our teachers are able to run classes that support mothers, fathers and their babies from pregnancy to when their little ones are three years old. This page features all our blog posts filed under the 'MamaBabyBliss Teacher' category.
I used to work in in the corporate world for an insurance broker in London and it was never really something that I’d planned to do, I just happened to ‘fall into’ it straight from school. I always hoped that one day I would nd a career that I really felt passionate about.
Well that day came shortly after my son, Henry was born in 2012 when I went along to a MamaBabyBliss Baby Massage class. Henry had been suffering terribly from reflux and colic and I too was struggling to cope as a new mummy, in fact I didn’t know it at the time but I was later diagnosed with Post Natal Depression. The Baby Massage helped both Henry and me in so many more ways than I could have possibly imagined and were an absolute lifeline for me at the time. So much so that we went on to do Baby Yoga, which again enhanced both Henry’s wellbeing and mine in the most beautiful way.
I’m Karla and I’m the first teacher to successfully complete the new MamaBabyBliss Teacher Training programme. This new programme launched in January 2017 allowing people with no previous experience to qualify in the full set of classes and workshops in less than one year.
I found MamaBabyBliss when I went to baby massage and yoga with my own daughter. The classes really were the highlight of my week and gave me so much confidence as a mother. The support I received from my teacher, Sarah, and the other mums in the class during the dedicated chat time was invaluable and that’s what I feel sets MamaBabyBliss apart from other companies.
On Monday, 20th November, 2017, my colleague Vanessa Taylor, Head of Maternal Health and Wellbeing at MamaBabyBliss, and I were honoured to attend a debate at the House of Commons about improving the conditions of maternal mental health in the UK. The event was organised by Dr Raja Gangopadhay, an eminent consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, who specialises in perinatal mental health.
Justina Perry, perinatal wellbeing expert and founder of MamaBabyBliss, has been privileged over the years to work with some amazing couples and families.
In the sessions I gave Shanna a pregnancy yoga and massage session and then a couples Birth Preparation Workshop.
It was so lovely to be in the presence of love both times.
Blue Monday has been pin pointed as the most depressing day of the year. At MamaBabyBliss, we are not calling it Blue Monday any more. We are coining it “Opportunity Monday”. We feel we should be looking at all the factors that make us feel blue and creating positive behaviours for ourselves to benefit from through the rest of 2017 and beyond!
Below, we prescribe a good dose of the following remedies! Me time, happy jar, foods for healthy moods & planning ahead & changing career…