Thank you Mandy you help me keep my sanity!
I first attended Mandy’s pregnancy yoga classes when I was pregnant with my first baby, the yoga helped hugely with my pregnancy aches and pains but most of all the support and encouragement from both Mandy and the rest of the group was amazing. Mandy really encourages everyone to engage with each other which wasn’t something that I had experienced in other groups I attended, it meant that I felt safe in asking that daft question or verbalising my fears! I then went on to attend baby massage and postnatal yoga with my first baby and again the support and ability to engage with other new moms was fantastic! I have recently had my second baby and attended pregnancy yoga, whilst I had less concerns and worries about pregnancy and birth the classes gave me a dedicated hour to have just for me...which was so important and you don’t get much time to yourself when you are running around after a toddler! I am now attending postnatal yoga and although this is having to be done via zoom Mandy has continued to provide a safe environment and an opportunity to engage with other Moms! Thank you Mandy you help me keep my sanity!Ann-Marie
You're truly genuine and listened to me
I just wish to say THANK YOU, for your emails. I actually look forward to them each week and quite often resonate.
I only ever did one course with you but pleased we met. You’re truly genuine and listened when I was finding it difficult to leave Kai at nursery. You even sent a follow up message, which was beautiful and touching. Thank you xCorinne
One of the unforeseen bonuses of Mandy's classes was that my baby always slept for three hours afterwards!
I did want to say thank you. Your classes are fantastic - you explain everything so clearly and know which achy bits to work on. It has made me think that I should find a ‘normal’ (ie not postnatal) yoga class post-lockdown, but finding the time will be a big challenge! I also think that what you do for mums is great and I hope that you will be able to start your classes in person again soon. If I come across any mums to be or new mums I will certainly recommend you, although Arlo was a late (and very happy) addition to our family and most of the mums I know have kids at school now. That’s been another positive for me actually - being able to connect with people going through the baby/pregnancy stage as otherwise it would have been very easy to neglect that side of my life with the demands of having other young children. One of the unforeseen bonuses of Mandy's classes was that my baby always slept for three hours afterwards!Beth
It helps me to imagine what it would be like in 'real life'.
I thought I would let you know how much I appreciate how you structure your yoga classes virtually. It simply sucks that we are all in this situation now - none of us could have anticipated maternity leave like this. Now that I am feeling more confident and settled as a mother I am slowly starting to feel more down about the lack of social contact I have. I had worked remotely from home for many years and one of the things I was so looking forward to was being able to attend different groups with our daughter and get to know more people. Sadly, we are all just having to be as positive as we can and hope that things improve. Getting ready for your class makes me feel like I at least have an idea of how it would be to get ready for a class in 'real life' and I feel proud when I've managed to get myself ready to start! A small victory but an important one I think! I appreciate how positive you are and the sessions make me feel really relaxed, even if I haven't managed to do much yoga myself. It is a positive space and I feel like I have a lovely time with my baby.Lianne
Improved my strength so much
Thank you for everything. The classes have been amazing and my strength has improved so much! I’ll definitely be in touch again if we have baby no 2!
I feel I get so much from them.
I feel I get so much from them, not only during the hour but it also sets me up so nicely for the week ahead. I feel you are genuinely invested in ensuring us new mothers are supported to allow us the look after ourselves and our families.
Thanks you xTara
Helped me to move again after my c-section.
The class really helped me to get moving again after my c-section. It also helped with all the stiffness that comes with breastfeeding and carrying your baby.Anna
I really valued the build up of exercises over the sessions.
I really valued the build up of exercises over the sessions. I also really value your focus on the mothers and the tea and chat after is also lovely. I value the me time. I think the way you invest in the mothers is very restorative. I am also grateful for the opportunity to regain my core.Saferia
A great support network.
The class has given me a great support network and I have made some lovely friends. It has helped with my new mother anxiety.
I really wanted to thank you with all my heart. now.
I think my yoga time has come to an end and I really wanted to thank you with all my heart. You have been a steadier for me and really helped me be ok with where I am as a mama and just as me right now. With love and gratitude.Christalla
I honestly consider Wednesday mornings to be the best part of my week, and I'll really miss the classes!
I honestly consider Wednesday mornings to be the best part of my week, and I'll really miss the classes! I feel so relaxed afterwards and refreshed and rejuvenated which I think is a combination of the yoga practice and spending time with other new mums over a cup of tea and cake. They're the perfect balance of yoga, breathing and pelvic floor exercises, and mummy advice/relaxation time. And of course its been a pleasure getting to know you more - you're always so kind and considerate to us and it's so lovely to have your support.Ezgi
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
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
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
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
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