Coming to your baby massage class made me feel supported and included. The massage techniques we learned were in fact only a small part of the experience. I met a network of mums and babies all going through the same chaos and confusion and loved the social aspect to the class. After a class where it felt all we'd done was feed, it was heaven to be able to have a reviving cup or tea and a slice of delicious cake and to share experiences with others in the group. When getting out of the house in itself was often a challenge, the classes provided a little safe haven where no amount of crying screaming, wriggling or feeding issues was too much.Rebecca
You help us through pregnancy and motherhood.
Hi Mandy. I just got your card. Thank you so much. I read the printed side first and it brought a tear to my eye. Such a wonderful reminder of your special classes. Then I read your personal note - that really made me cry. Thank you. You are such a wonderful person and really help so many mommies through pregnancy and motherhood. Thank you so much for creating a special and calm place for frazzled moms. Take care and see you soon. XxxErica
The class has helped me feel more prepared and has given me lots of confidence
The class exceeded my expectations. I was hoping to gain tools to cope with labour and birth - which it did. The class has helped me feel more prepared and has given me lots of confidence.
The breathing exercises are really helpful with the visualisations. I also feel the relaxation at the end is great and anchors what we have learnt and spoken about. I enjoyed the yoga session which I found at a good level and it was useful there were different options for all abilities. It was very uplifting to be in such a positive and empowering environment.
! Would recommend this class to all pregnant women - whilst at work I have been telling all of the women in my caseload about it. It is a great investment to prepare your mind and body for birth and I have really enjoyed it.Rebecca
I valued the yoga and stretching but mostly the breathing exercises
I signed up to the class to get to meet local expectant mums with the side benefit of a nice stretch. I did meet some lovely local mums and found it so helpful to have a space where you could talk about any issues and get advice or support. What really surprised me was how much I valued the yoga and stretching but mostly the breathing exercises. It gave me a toolkit of things to do during pregnancy and also in Labour and has made me feel excited for the birth! Mandy’s affirmations during the rest time have really spoken to me and made me feel empowered as a pregnant woman and as a future mum.
The class was so beneficial to me, to have a space just for me to enjoy my pregnancy and learn about the things I can do in birth to help it be a positive event. Thank you!Emma
Expectations definitely met, in a wonderful class
This is a gentle yoga class where babies are welcome. My expectations definitely met, wonderful class, a lovely hour in which I could practice yoga and Noah was very welcome on my mat
I have learnt yoga practice can work around babies and how to do poses with my little one
10/10 Highly recommended!Rebecca
Mandy’s class met all of my aims!
Mandy's mum and baby class is really enjoyable and friendly, with an emphasis on supporting mums and babies. I would recommend the class to any mum. It has been a highlight of my week.
Initially I wanted to learn some baby massage techniques, have some one to one time with my baby doing something fun and enjoyable for both of us, to meet other mums. Mandy’s class met all 3 aims!
It's been lovely .......
It’s been lovely to share the first few months of Neve’s life with you, and I really enjoyed the classes and valued your support. It’s been a fantastic safe space for us to relax and be with other mums and babies.
Thank you. Lots of love xxx
Your classes (and you!) have been an important part of my maternity leave and Annabelle and I have benefited a lot from attending.
I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for three very enjoyable terms (and the yoga we did first time around too).
Your classes (and you!) have been an important part of my maternity leave and Annabelle and I have benefited a lot from attending. Please keep me on any mailing lists if that's ok. The classes have been brilliant, but just as great has been the social aspect with the all important tea and cake afterwards, as well as your helpful advice on various baby issues. I'll be sure to recommend your classes.Rebecca
I have really enjoyed the yoga classes and got so much more out of them than I anticipated.
I have really enjoyed the yoga classes and got so much more out of them than I anticipated. I initially came for back pain but got so much more! The relaxation, positivity and general source of knowledge has been so enlightening.
I definitely feel calm and ready ahead of birth - whether natural or c section and i'm not sure that would have been the case if I hadn't been to pregnancy yoga and heard from both yours and other mummies experiences and knowledge. Thank you!
Can I just say I’ve really enjoyed attending your classes and meeting the other mamas. I can’t imagine my maternity leave without our Wednesday mornings. You’ve been part of making my year off with my baby so special, thank you. You really are amazing, never doubt yourself, you’re classes rock!Polly
You've been with me on this amazing journey ....
Sadly, this was my last block. I'm so sad that it's all over. You've been with me on this amazing journey from bump to baby and beyond and I am really going to miss yoga, and not just the chat and cake. You helped me get through the birth and now get used to this crazy new body I have. It feels like the end of a chapter. If you ever decide to do an evening class I would be first in line, you have an amazing teaching style and I don't know what I will do without your teachings each week. Thank you so much Mandy.Lizzi
Thanks so much for lovely sessions.
Hope you’re well :-). I’m still pregnant(!) but feeling v v engaged and not really up to any more yoga - probably a good sign that I won’t be pregnant for too much longer! So I won’t be at class tomorrow. Thanks so much for lovely sessions, I know I only joined for a few short weeks but all the breathing and positioning advice has been really helpful. And thanks for being so welcoming. I have been recommending your class to lots of friends! I’ll be sure to get in touch once I’m really for postnatal sessions too :-)
I am so glad I found her classes as Wednesdays are my favourite days of the week! Cannot recommend enough.
I first attended baby massage classes when my son was 3 months old, and then went on to do mum and baby yoga, and I’m on my 4th block of classes now (my son is now 9 months old!) Every class provides a relaxed and friendly environment, great yoga for post pregnancy, focussing on pelvic floor exercises and breathing, and a general feel good hour where you can forget about the outside world. The cake and tea are a bonus at the end of the classes and I have met some really lovely moms through attending. Mandy has a special gift at teaching and she never fails to create a relaxed environment for the babies, who all seem fixated by her presence. I am so glad I found her classes as Wednesdays are my favourite days of the week! Cannot recommend enough.Gee
Very relaxed and Mandy has a great way of talking you through the processes as well as looking after the babies to give us some time to relax.
Fantastic classes. We completed mum and baby yoga and massage and loved it. Very relaxed and Mandy has a great way of talking you through the processes as well as looking after the babies to give us some time to relax. Massage has been really useful especially at bedtime for calming my little one down and yoga has helped me reconnect with my body and have some fun with my baby
I went to Mandy’s pregnancy yoga and now go to her baby and mum yoga classes at Bournville Hub.
I went to Mandy’s pregnancy yoga and now go to her baby and mum yoga classes at Bournville Hub. She is very inclusive and makes the classes fun and relaxed. You get the chance to have a good workout without having to worry about baby being fussy or needing attention. I always look forward to the sessions!
Mandy is a great instructor and a genuinely friendly lady.
Attended baby yoga class with my little one. It’s a wonderful relaxed class where the babies can do their thing without worrying about disturbing others. Mandy is a great instructor and a genuinely friendly lady. Myself and baby really enjoyed the class, especially the relaxing at the end where Mandy reads an inspirational piece, helped me connect with my baby more. I would recommend any new mums give the class a try.Kirsty
Thank you ......
I can only thank you for the fantastic yoga classes in the run up to the birth, it was brilliant preparation and I'm sure I couldn't have managed it without pain relief if it hadn't been for the breathing!Rachel
I listened to Mandy's recording of her breathing techniques ...
Having listened to the recordings of the breathing exercises my wife had been doing during pregnancy yoga I found it was invaluable during labour knowing what to say and how to support each contraction. This made the whole experience better than I could have hoped for. It also means as a dad you end up doing more for and with your wife while she goes through one of the most challenging times in her life! Thanks Mandy for the Yoga and support throughout our pregnancy!Andrew
.. anther beautiful session of pure excape
Thanks for another beautiful session of pure escape tonight. Really is the one time I completely zone out and relax. Thanks again ..... I'm starting to enjoy pregnancy and feel more flexible and have spent time on me and my posture for once rather than everyone else!! I know a lot is down to your sessions and the other mums making me feel so welcome and included. Thanks again, Lucy xxLucy
It's lovely learning how to give my baby a soothing massage and do something very interactive with my baby
It's lovely learning how to give my baby a soothing massage and do something very interactive with my baby. I'd highly recommend this class and Mandy as an instructor. I attended Mandy's prenatal yoga class as well and the breathing techniques were very useful during my labour; Mandy is a fantastic instructor who clearly cares about her mummies (to be) and their babies.Nicky
I learnt a lot about massage techniques for a colicky bab
A great bonding experience and learnt a lot about massage techniques for a colicky baby. Mandy is always warm and welcoming and shares her own experiences which is really valuable.Rachel
Mandy was extremely friendly and made me feel at ease so quickly. Which was fantastic as I was nervous being the youngest mum in the room
Mandy was extremely friendly and made me feel at ease so quickly. Which was fantastic as I was nervous being the youngest mum in the room. It was good to introduce everybody and nice for Mandy to explain she understands babies have their own minds so if we wanted to we could feed or change nappies just simply watch.
And she really meant it.
Having tea and cake at the end of each session made you stay and engage with the mums. I loved how Mandy explained all the benefits of the different massages e.g. winds/sinuses Oh and one final thing I loved the goody bag! Couldn’t rate the class highly enough.
As the weeks have gone on my son has enjoyed it more and more
I started going to baby massage when my son was 8 weeks old and I chose Mandy’s class as I had previously attended her antenatal yoga which I found to be very welcoming and relaxing. I was pleased to find the same was true of the baby massage classes. During the class there is time for both Mum and baby to relax and enjoy the session. As the weeks have gone on my son has enjoyed it more and more. It is a very relaxed class and you don’t need to worry if you need to feed/change/hold your baby.Ella
The classes are enjoyable not only for my little girl but for me too
Mandy is brilliant in keeping the class calm and relaxed even when babies are crying. The classes are enjoyable not only for my little girl but for me too, its a chance to bond and really focus on her. I started this class as my baby was suffering with wind and I was advised to try a baby massage….the class was lovely and gave me lots of tips for baby’s wind and loads more! We do it now every day as part of our bed time routine! Mandy was lovely and the session was friendly and relaxed. Tea and a chat after was also lovely! I highly recommend this course and I am very glad I went alongSarah
A really lovely way to spend time with my baby
I have really enjoyed the classes. I have found it a really lovely way to spend time with my baby but also to have a great chat with other mums with babies of a similar age. Mandy is very friendly and makes the classes a real joy to attend.” (Sara)Sara
As a first time mum it’s always nice to hear suggestions and also see that you are doing ok too!
I have attended baby massage with my baby boy called Theodore, he was just over 2 months old at our first class. I was a little nervous when I arrived but Mandy our teacher instantly made us feel welcome. We have just completed our first block of 5 classes and I can honestly say I would thoroughly recommend it and we are already booked for our next 5 class’s after half term! The class has been brilliant for Theodore and I, I have seen his legs stretch out more after the classes and I have also used the tummy and face massage to help with sore gums and trapped wind! After the class we have tea and biscuits which is lovely to have a chat and share ideas around being a mum, as I am a first time mum it’s always nice to hear suggestions and also see that you are doing ok too!Hannah
I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and have just started my second block!
Mandy instantly made me feel welcome and explained how the course worked. Each of her sessions have been so calm and relaxed and the babies respond to this well. I was nervous that my little one wouldn't settle and would disturb the class. No need to panic. Mandy ensures that mums feel comfortable and reinforces that the course is baby led so no problems with feeding or comforting little ones during the session. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and have just started my second block!Rachael
Mandy provides wonderful bonding tuition for mother and baby
The instructor Mandy delivers the class in a supportive, informative and knowledgeable manner. Mandy provides wonderful bonding tuition for mother and baby. This class is like a warm hug for a new mum!Carolina
Mandy has been wonderful throughout
Mandy has been wonderful throughout. She has supported and advised me through the very difficult early stages of a little one. I recommend baby massage to anyone as it introduces you to more people and gives you real bonding with your baby.Sally
A way to return to gentle exercise after labour and to bond with baby
A way to return to gentle exercise after labour and to bond with baby. A great place to meet other mums and socialise in a calm environment. Loved the poses which used baby as a weight and poses which excited baby (cat crawl)” (Kayleigh)Kayleigh
I really enjoyed these classes, more so as Mandy was fantastic
The relaxing environment and friendly teacher, and relaxed approach with is essential with a baby. I really enjoyed these classes, more so as Mandy was fantastic. She ensures the class is relaxed and baby friendly and is extremely helpful! I love the tea and biscuits at the end.” (Saman)Saman
Baby lead and so changing/feeding at any time was fine.
Very welcoming and relaxed, the most peaceful part of my week! Baby lead and so changing/feeding at any time was fine. I noticed an improvement in flexibility and toning quickly. Lots of advice regarding pelvic floor exercises and taking care of your back. I really enjoyed the poetry and affirmations at the end of class. Tea and biscuits afterwards was a fantastic opportunity to meet other mums and get advice.Becky
Mandy had an amazing way of making you feel relaxed and happy
Mandy had an amazing way of making you feel relaxed and happy. She was very supportive. I enjoyed the baby yoga (Grand Old Duke of York was my favourite). I also enjoyed sitting around after for coffee and biscuits as it is nice to know you aren't the only one whose baby isn't sleeping!Kate
Mandy is an absolutely fantastic teacher and she has really enjoyable classes
Mandy is an absolutely fantastic teacher and she has really enjoyable classes. The classes are calm and Mandy makes everyone feel comfortable, even with babies screaming or crawling over other babies. I've been with Mandy since I was pregnant and already miss attending her classes. I feel like I've made a friend. She is so supportive and positive. The coffee and cake after is also a great touch as it allows us to get to know the other mum's in the classes.Laura
There was no expectation or assumption that I had done any yoga before
How relaxed the atmosphere was, unique to this class. There was no expectation or assumption that I had done any yoga before. Able to follow at my own rate.Lucy
Mandy has been kind, supportive, good humoured and calm
Mandy is a wonderful support both as a yoga teacher and also outside of it - helping in any way she can with everything from childcare advice to post-natal recovery. She has been kind, supportive and good humoured and calm - even in the inevitable moments in class where she is teaching over 7 screaming babies.” (Jess)Jess
The class allows me the opportunity to continue to practice yoga and to exercise appropriately postnatally, well, daughter permitting
Mother and baby yoga has been brilliant. As a new mum and new to the area it has given me the opportunity to meet other mums and to have a natter. Mandy is extremely welcoming and plays a vital role in bringing the group together socially, she is also great with the kids. The class allows me the opportunity to continue to practice yoga and to exercise appropriately postnatally, well, daughter permitting!Annette
Mandy is wonderful and I feel so relaxed and safe
My baby and I love this class - Mandy is wonderful and I feel so relaxed and safe. The class is very laid back – lots of babies chatting, sleeping, feeding - and very supportive. It is also surprisingly effective at helping with both the physical and emotional effects of having a small baby - I leave every week feeling like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders! I cannot recommend it highly enough!Lindsay
Mandy is enthusiastic, approachable and easy to talk to about all things baby related
I would thoroughly recommend this class to new mums (and dad's). The instructor (Mandy) is enthusiastic, approachable and easy to talk to about all things baby related. Our son is our second child so it is really lovely to have some bonding time with just him in a relaxed environment. My husband attended one of the sessions and felt exactly the same. It's also a great venue to meet new mum friends and draw the class out into a long lunch afterwards!Rachael
Mandy is absolutely fantastic and has made me feel ease with every class
It's relaxing and theraputic. Mandy is absolutely fantastic and has made me feel ease with every class. I didn’t know what to expect as I have attended pregnancy yoga before but it has definitely exceeded my expectations and I cannot wait to start baby massage.Shabina
There's a very cosy environment, discussions and postures and relaxed atmosphere...
The very cosy environment, the discussions and postures and relaxed atmosphere. Mandy was great in making everyone feel included and relaxed. She really went out of her way to get information on stressful matters and we enjoyed many funny discussions about intimate matters that often are too embarrassing to ask about... Mandy was brilliant! Her postures helped ladies whose babies were not in the right position for birth to move in the right position. They are currently helping me go through my early labour contractions... The venue was also very convenient as well as inspiring. I had two sets of courses with her and will certainly miss my Monday night routine...Laura
It has helped me feel more confident to be able deliver my baby naturally and without fear
I have really enjoyed my classes. The yoga and breathing have been very helpful thought the pregnancy and is still helping me at 37 weeks. My teacher, Mandy, has been super supportive, helpful and kind. Also, I have learnt more about pregnancy, birth and what I can achieve in this class than I have in any maternity apps. Can't recommend it enough. Recommend this class. It has helped me feel more confident to be able deliver my baby naturally and without fear. I am now looking at a homebirth and I know this class, my teacher and my fellow moms to be have helped me on that journey.Sally
The breathing techniques were very helpful throughout the pregnancy and during labour.
The breathing techniques were very helpful throughout the pregnancy and during labour. I loved attending the classes as this allowed me to have some concentrated time with my body and my baby bump. I particularly liked the fact that the class was really welcoming, inclusive and we were able to chat amongst pregnant ladies. And also the way Mandy creates a community and not just a class. I can absolutely recommend Mandy as a pregnancy yoga teacher. She's so caring, warm and interested in everyone's wellbeing. The classes would not have been the same with anyone else.Carolina
It's a very relaxed atmosphere in which we laugh a lot
An opportunity to meet other local mums to be and find about all the things that no one ever tells you about being pregnant and having a baby. The gentle exercise is also very helpful to keep the aches and pains of later pregnancy at bay. It's a very relaxed atmosphere in which we laugh a lot. You should definitely do it. Mandy is very kind, caring and down to earth and has a great sense of humour. It means that all the mums to be are also very relaxed in the classes. As a first time mum I learn something new every time I go (far more than any of the midwives have told me). It's been a bit of a lifeline to be honest. I would highly recommend it.”Elise
I'm going into my third trimester feeling confident and excited
I have really enjoyed having a class to go to once a week. It has made the weeks flow by, where I've learnt to relax and control my breathing but more importantly made a circle of friends. I love how Mandy encourages us to sit and discuss our week, any worries or just pregnancy in general. I really find comfort in going to these sessions and I'm going into my third trimester feeling confident and excited.Helen
It was better than any antenatal class or book!
I have enjoyed all of the classes with Mandy. The yoga was great as it gave me a bit of time to do a bit of exercise while spending time with other mums and babies. I had never done yoga before but I will be keeping it up. The classes were so relaxed and ended with a cup of tea and cake which gave us the chance to get to know other mums. I learnt so much from the other ladies and Mandy - it was better than any antenatal class or book!Fran
Mandy makes you feel really at ease
Mandy is really friendly, accommodating and makes you feel really at ease. Her sessions are calming, relaxing and she is very Knowledgeable. The Facebook group is really useful as she posts very relevant articles and information on there. I'm thoroughly enjoying the classes and will continue to do them through to the end of my pregnancy.Alys
Such a breath of fresh air
Thank you Mandy for being such a breath of fresh air to me in my time of need, if you know it or not you really have been a blessing to me.Dee
I sometimes think without these classes I'd feel quite clueless regarding pregnancy and childbirth
I really like the chatting and social side. I think if I didn't come to these classes I'd feel quite clueless regarding pregnancy and childbirth, even having done NCT. The chats afterwards range from practical advice from both Mandy and the other mummys-to-be about the actual hospitals, birthing positions, hospital bag, and other maternity issues, to discussing the more messy subject of childbirth itself. I feel it's giving me the mental strength to do this!
I also enjoy the deep relaxation at the end of the session, the only thing that wakes me up at the end is the thought of a jammy dodger!”Kathryn
I found the classes really well structured and pitched at the right level as I have never done yoga before being pregnant
I found the classes really well structured and pitched at the right level as I have never done yoga before being pregnant. I got a lot from the class mentally in particular as I had been very ill and was very detached from my pregnancy and was able to connect with the pregnancy from the classes. The classes also introduced me to other people and classes for post pregnancy which has been great. The instructor Mandy is perfect. She has a great personality, runs the classes perfectly, ensures people interact and share experiences which I found really useful and refers to specific parts of the class where particularly useful for certain individuals. The classes were great preparation for labour and I would highly recommend!!!”Paula
Mandy creates an enjoyable and laid back atmosphere
Mandy is very friendly and creates an enjoyable and laid back atmosphere. I've definitely found that I feel physically much better after sessions and the stretches and postures that Mandy suggests to try between sessions for aching backs and hips are really helpful.Sarah
Looking forward to mother and baby yoga
I have really enjoyed the classes and it has helped me slow down my usual more dynamic yoga practice and feel the benefits for me and my baby. I am going to be using the breathing techniques in labour for sure and I feel the relaxation session will help me stay strong and approach labour in a natural and calm way. Look forward to mother and baby yoga. (Sarah)Sarah
Felt great to stretch out and release some tension and aches
“Felt great to stretch out and release some tension and aches, and was good that the postures were simple and gentle enough to do in between classes when needed.
As a first-time mum, the discussions after the classes were really useful, they offered lots of new things to consider, as well as a lot of tips from second or third time mums...
Mandy is also very knowledgeable and was able to answer questions and give us lots of information.Louise
The class as whole is enjoyable from start to finish
The class as whole is enjoyable from start to finish, the breathing at the start is so calming & relaxing & helps you to focus on you & baby then the yoga postures helps strenghten & strech, then the relaxing part at the end is really nice & Mandy will read out a reading. It’s so relaxing & helps to really visualise on baby inside you, I have thoroughly enjoyed Mandy’s classes & highly recommend them & will continue after the baby. Mandy is a lovely person always friendly & welcoming, helps you with any queries you may have & a very professional yoga teacher.Sara
The sessions are relaxed and she imparts her own experiences of pregnancy to give context for us first time mums!
I’ve just completed 8-weeks with Mandy. She’s really helpful and explains all of the techniques really well. The sessions are relaxed and she imparts her own experiences of pregnancy to give context for us first time mums! The moves are flexible according to your own ability so you get the benefit but don’t have to push yourself unnecessarily. Overall a really enjoyable and informative class; highly recommended!Sally
Mandy very kindly showed me different things to try in order to have myself a better night sleep which worked…
I very much looked forward to my Mondays as no matter how stressful my weekend and previous week has been I could go into yoga and release all my stresses. My baby is particularly active on evenings (just as I try to doze off) and Mandy very kindly showed me different things to try in order to have myself a better night sleep which worked… Most of the time anyway. It’s been great having her as a teacher as well as a mentor as she has shared her pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences with the class.Maria
I have just completed my eight-week yoga course. It has probably been the highlight of my pregnancy experience!