Pop up classes, talks and creche, supporting women's transition to motherhood
On Saturdays 25th Jan, 1st Feb and 8th Feb in London W12, Pachamama is hosting a child-friendly, three part pop up series focused on the postnatal needs of modern motherhood. We're bringing childcare, health & fitness classes, access to experts, and the opportunity to meet other mothers, together under one roof. Crying babies are absolutely welcome. For timetable info please see our website
09:00-10:00: YOGA WITH LIBBY STEVENSON
The session will include movements and poses that will uncurl the shoulders from breastfeeding, release tension from the shoulders and the lower back, bring an awareness to the posture, have you moving flowingly from one warrior to the next, realign the pelvis and reknit the abdominals. This class is suitable for pre and postnatal Mamas.
10:30-11:30: TENSION RELEASE WITH TARA LEE
Tara Lee will be leading a gentle yoga class focussing on helping mothers release physical tension and stress. Tension is common postnatally from all the feeding and carrying that mothers are doing. Sleep deprivation and the demands of having a new baby also contribute to tension building. Practicing yoga postnatally helps mothers let go of tension, builds strength in a safe and effective way and helps to alleviate and prevent common aches and pains. For postnatal Mamas only.
13:30-14:30: YOGA FOR MAMA & BABY WITH JAYNE MILLER
Come and ease your way back into your yoga and your body. We’ll start with gentle re-aligning and pelvic floor work to help you regain strength and vitality from the inside, before moving though a sequence of postures targeting common discomforts experienced by mums – from tight shoulders and upper back aches, to wrist issues and exhaustion! We’ll include some breath work to aid relaxation and help you stay calm. Suitable for postnatal Mamas and babies welcome.
10:00-10:45: ASK THE MIDWIFE WITH EMILY PULLAN
Pregnancy and childbirth can be a minefield! So many books, forums, blogs, friends, parents, the list goes on…all offering different advice and sometimes sharing stories which you may not necessarily want to hear! Well now is your chance to ask NHS Midwife Emily Pullan anything you want, time to bust those myths. No question is too ridiculous or embarrassing!
11:00-11:45: FEEDING THE FAMILY: BABY & TODDLER NUTRITION WITH DR SOPHIE NEIDERMAIER, MD, PAEDIATRICIAN AND CO-FOUNDER, LITTLE TUMMY
Which nutrients do babies and toddlers need and how do we get them to eat them? In Sophie’s talk, followed by a workshop, parents will learn what a healthy diet for their little ones looks like and how they can help their children establish healthy habits from early on.
12:00-12:30: WEANING WORKSHOP WITH DR SOPHIE NEIDERMAIER, MD, PAEDIATRICIAN AND CO-FOUNDER, LITTLE TUMMY
13:00-13:45: GETTING YOUR NEWBORN TO SOUNDLY SLEEP WITH CHARMAINE WALTERS
Sleep expert and founder of Soundly Sleeping, Charmaine Walters talks us through best sleep practise for your newborn, so that you too can feel confident and well rested.
14:00-14:45: UNDERSTANDING POSTNATAL DEPRESSION WITH POSTNATAL DEPRESSION (PDN) COUNSELLOR AND TRAINER, LIZ WISE
In this talk Liz will cover her personal experience of postnatal depression and how to spot symptoms as well as outline what support is available. Liz is a postnatal depression counsellor, facilitates support groups in London and Surrey for mothers and sit on the board of trustees for the Association for Post-Natal Illness (APNI).
15:00-15:45: LET’S TALK: SEX WITH JENNY CONSTABLE, WOMEN’S HEALTH PHYSIO, SIX PHYSIO
Let’s break away the fear of talking about this taboo subject and let wowen know that they can have sex and make it can feel good again. So many women have pain or reduced sensation post birth but this can change with a little help.