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About the Mama Blossom Team

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Rebecca Louis - Founder of Mama Blossom

Rebecca has a wealth of experience and a really down to earth attitude, a playful and personal approach that makes all feel welcome in her classes and workshops. As a mother of four, experience of juggling high profile jobs and managing family life Rebecca knows all too well the struggles and pressures to try and balance it all. 

Rebecca has a passion for a job as it’s a right to ensure we have a positive pregnancy, confident birth and an informed and supported journey in motherhood. 

Rebecca has been teaching fertility, antenatal, baby and postnatal classes on land and in water for a few years now and has built a whole community supporting parents and baby’s right through pregnancy until little one is 4 years old. Providing a whole continuity of care Rebecca believes in making informed choices, from conception, pregnancy and birth through to parenting, all of Rebecca’s classes help ease the way and ensure those choices are made easier and parents feel supported and reassured whatever choice or journey they take. 

Rebecca has a real passion in supporting mums, dads, carers and babies and therefore wanted to make available classes that would take care of it all. All the classes and workshops on offer ensure that there is something for everyone, from online to face to face classes, from groups to 1-1’s, with a wealth of knowledge and training in all things pregnancy, birth and baby mums and couples can feel fully supported and empowered as they venture on new beginnings. 

And it’s not just first time parents, whether it’s your first, second….. sixth…many come to classes for the education and support they felt was missing first time, to meet others, for a bit of relaxation and bonding time or come back to do it all again as their first experience with Rebecca made such a difference they want to experience it all again. 

Rebecca has trained predominately with Birthlight and a trained HypnoBirthing, breastfeeding and baby wearing peer supporter too.  

2021 see’s so many new and exciting ventures to give more to her customers with baby swim at home, yoga for menopause and making classes & workshops even more accessible remaining online as well as face to face! 

Rebecca is so excited about 2021 and is looking forward to meeting new customers to go on their own Mama Blossom journey! 

So do get in touch, Rebecca would love to hear from you x 

Claire - Hypnobirthing Teacher

"Hi, I'm Claire and I teach the 5 week Antenatal & HypnoBirthing® courses here at Mama Blossom.

 

I first stumbled across HypnoBirthing 10 years ago when pregnant with our first baby. I was looking for something that would help me feel more prepared and when I read that HypnoBirthing could potentially shorten labour and teach me different techniques to help me and my baby birth easily, safely and more comfortably - I wanted in!!

Convincing my other half was a different matter. He didn't know what to expect from the classes and definitely didn't want to (in his words) "sit on the floor huffing and puffing" like we'd seen in films - hahaa.

 

He actually really enjoyed the classes and we both agreed that they made us so confident and excited about our baby's birth. 

 

He had an important role during the birth, supporting me with the techniques we'd learned and practiced together, he was brilliant. 

 

He's been my biggest supporter ever since, encouraging me to train to deliver the very same course and he tells everyone he speaks to that's expecting a baby, to definitely sign up to the course, as without a shadow of a doubt, we wouldn't have had our two incredibly empowered, calm, beautiful home births without it. 

 

I'm now a bit of a self confessed birth geek and  have made it my mission to make sure every birthing person/couple in my care feels heard, empowered, educated on what normal, natural birth looks like and fully prepared to make their own fully informed decisions about their baby's birth.

 

Outside of all things birth, I like nothing more than camping trips with Andy, our two girls and dog Rosie, tap dancing or girly nights on the gin with my besties. 

Claire xx"

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Melissa - Pregnancy Yoga Teacher

"Hi, I’m Melissa and will be teaching pregnancy yoga in Burton-on-Trent with Mama Blossom.

 

I moved to Burton in December 2020 and very soon found I was expecting baby number 2. I’m a qualified yoga and pregnancy yoga teacher and after joining Rebecca’s classes through my own pregnancy, I became part of the Mama Blossom team in 2021 not long after the arrival of baby number 2.

From my very first class, I loved what mama blossom had to offer. The classes were really inclusive for all mums, whether completely new to yoga or very experienced, and from breathing, to relaxation to education I got so much from every single class and so much I wish I had known with my first baby. The small class sizes really helped to build a lovely community which I was incredibly grateful for especially as I was completely new to the area, I am still in touch with other mums from my pregnancy classes today.

So now I want to give to mums the same experience. I am passionate about bringing the village community back, helping women to stay active throughout their pregnancy, tools to connect to their breath and to baby and to find some ‘me time’ through relaxation. I always want to empower women to feel like they can make informed choices that are right for them, learn how to trust their body and how amazing it is throughout pregnancy and birth. 

 

You will find me running Pregnancy Yoga classes in Burton on trent. My classes are relaxed and down to earth and I aim to create a fun, warm and nurturing atmosphere, helping women to have the most positive birthing experience they can. I look forward to welcoming you in to classes soon. 

Interesting fact? I’m a professionally trained dancer and barre concept teacher and my ideal ‘me’ time is a glass of wine, a bag of kettle chips and a good box set! 

 

You will find my classes here; 

 

Wendy Bates School of dance 

Unit 6, Wood Street, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 3AB

Erika - Pregnancy Yoga Teacher

I’m Erika and a soon qualified maternity yoga teacher! I’m so excited to share my quirkiness and wisdom with all ladies! Supporting you all onto a positive journey into motherhood will be like a super power to me! 

I would describe myself as a dog lover with the personality of a cat! I often stay awake to appreciate the calmness of the night as well as the moon, but also thoroughly enjoy the sunshine! 

Can you tell I’m one of the people who Alanis Morissette sings about in the song Ironic?"

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Lucja - Pregnancy Yoga Teacher

Hi,
My name is Lucja and I teach pregnancy yoga in Spondon, Derby.
When I became pregnant in early 2020 I was surprised with the amount of fear and negativity about
pregnancy and birth. I felt that there must be more than that, so when I can across Mama Blossom I
knew I found home!
I have joined the team in 2021 and became passionate about sharing positivity and knowledge about
pregnancy and birth, but also bringing women together. I aim for my classes to be a safe harbour, a
place to find peace and calmness. By gentle yoga practice we learn how to listen to our bodies, keep
active throughout the pregnancy and in preparation for positive birth. At the same time, I love to
share with other women tools and knowledge that help with making informed choices, feeling
strong and empowered.
Outside of pregnancy yoga and my day job in Pharma sector I like to spend time with my almost 2yo
son, picking sticks and stones, blowing bubbles, drinking coffee and reading books.
I am excited to meet you all, hear your story and share my knowledge and experience with you! You
will find me in Studio 84, in Spondon on Sunday nights 

Heather - Post and Pre Natal Pregnancy Massage

"Hi I’m Heather and I’m the Massage Therapist at Mama Blossom. Offering treatments during and after pregnancy.

I’ve been qualified in beauty therapy and massage since 2010. In recent years studying and qualifying in pregnancy massage and joining the Mama Blossom team. I am passionate about holistic treatments about making people feel good.

Since having my own children and having pregnancy massage myself. I found it hugely beneficial during that time. It’s the perfect time to take some well deserved time out to truly relax, unwind and connect with baby. Especially when everyday life can be so busy.

Pregnancy can be such a wonderful experience and is very different for everyone. It is an important time to look after your mind and body. To nurture your well being through life is important. Especially during pregnancy a time full of change and transition. Massage has many health benefits for both yourself and baby.

That’s where I come in providing a lovely, gentle relaxing massage individually tailored to you. To help ease any aches and discomfort you may have. Improve sleep and help with stress, anxiety and improve general well-being. Enjoy a wonderful relaxing treatment/s using soothing and nourishing natural products.

When I’m not helping others I enjoy spending time with my family. Relaxing in the garden or catching up with friends over coffee and good food."

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Lucja - Pregnancy Yoga Teacher

Hi, I'm Kirsty and I'm a soon to be qualified pregnancy yoga teacher. I will be teaching pregnancy yoga classes in Uttoxeter with Mama blossom

I gained so much knowledge from the mama blossom pregnancy yoga classes that i attended when i was pregnant with my baby girl ayla, who is now 7 months old; from relaxation, education about many aspects of pregnancy and birth, breathing techniques and also gentle movements to help with aches and pains and get the baby in the best position possible. Now I want to share this knowledge and experience with other mums. The classes are really inclusive and suitable for people who have never done yoga before, or are experienced in yoga. I first started doing yoga regularly in 2011 when I went to the shivananda ashram in India to help to ease my aching shoulders. Not only did it massively help my shoulders and overall fitness, it also helped to calm my mind and relax me both mentally and physically. I have totally embraced yoga doing it daily since then and I trained to be a yoga teacher in Vietnam in 2018, going on to teach in Vietnam and Panama. Yoga is a brilliant tool to connect the body and mind, it increases body awareness, relieves chronic stress patterns and creates mental clarity and calmness One of my biggest interests and passions in life has always been discovering and learning different ways to help the body and mind to heal naturally. This has led me to train in different forms of massage, reflexology, hopi ear candles, aromatherapy, Reiki and yoga. Over the past 12 years I have done a lot of worldwide travelling and when I am in other countries I like to learn about their natural holistic ways of healing - what different massage techniques and healing herbs they use. Outside of pregnancy yoga I am a fundraiser for the air ambulance and Greenpeace and I teach circus skills like hoola hooping at festivals I look forward to welcoming you to my classes and creating a warm, calm and nurturing environment."

Mama Blossom Team
The Studio at Stenson

The Mama Blossom Studio 

 

A small but perfectly formed studio located near the canal in Stenson, Derby (DE73 7HL). 

The Mama Blossom studio is at the heart of Mama Blossom classes and workshops for all things pregnancy and baby related, with a calm and relaxed atmosphere which feels more like a home than a studio it is the perfect place for small classes and workshops.  

Being the heart of Mama Blossom all the land classes and workshops are available here. Located next to the Bubble Inn Hotel, Pub, café and more it’s a place where you can meet up, go for lunch or a stroll down the canal, many mums and couples make more of a day of it. 

The studio has it’s own toilet and refreshments are available in all classes. Many friendships have been formed in the studio with just 4 couples per antenatal workshop and 5 mums in pregnancy yoga it’s really easy to get to know each other, parents then love to come back to the same safe space once baby arrives for baby classes. 

The Mama Blossom studio is also available for hire. 

Land classes are also available in Hilton (Derby), Marchington (Uttoxeter) & Woodville (Swadlincote), Chester Green (Derby) and your own home. 

Aquanatal classes are just across the road from the studio at “The Sarah Bates School of Swimming”  and at 4 Strokes in Darley Abbey

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