The elbowroom escape can provide you and your baby with a beautiful and peaceful setting to enjoy nature, make memories and experience complete body and mind rejuvenation.
Being a new Mother can be overwhelming at times. How amazing would it be to pack up the car and take a road trip to Co Wicklow? This Rejuvenating weekend has everything that a Mum and baby can dream of, and more.
The weekend is led by our dynamic duo of Baby (and Mum) whisperers Melissa and Emily. They are offering a full schedule of activities; Mum and Baby Yoga, Weaning Workshop, Baby Massage and a Sling Disco.
Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like…FUN.
This is about bonding, with your baby, and with other mothers. Take in the fresh air, eat some wholesome food and just let the batteries recharge. Leave with new skills and a network of new Mum friends.
Enjoy a deep tissue massage during your stay (€60 to be booked in advance) whilst Emily or Melissa entertains your precious baby bundle.
The food is wholesome, organic local cooking prepared onsite. Super comfy beds and cots to sleep in and natural surroundings.
This escape is for mothers of babies up to crawling stage.
- Start Date: Friday 5th May 2017
- End Date: Sunday 7th May 2017
- Duration: 3 days
Friday 5th May
4pm – Early arrival to settle baby and mum into their new home for the weekend.
5.45pm – Parenting Circle time – A chance to get to know all mums and babies
6.15pm – Delicious Dinner
7.15pm – Sling Session – hang time for Mums and the babies, Friday night style drinks and chats with just a short hop to beds and cots.
Saturday 6th May
8 am-9.30am: Breakfast – assistance offered by Emily and Melissa
9.30am – Free time to relax and maybe take a morning stroll through the woods or have a massage (to be booked in advance €60 per person).
11.30am – Mum and Baby Yoga Class
12.30 – Lovely Lunch
1.45-3.00pm –Weaning for Back to Work workshop – Introduction to Baby Led Weaning and discussion and advice on returning to work and mothering in tandem.
3.30-4.30pm: –Baby Massage Class part 1
4.30pm – Free time to relax and take in fresh air or grab a cuppa.
5.00pm – Parenting Circle/Mindfulness exercises
6.15pm – Dinner for all
7.15pm- Sling disco – let the music take you and dance the night away with new friends, have fun and let go.
Sunday 7th May
8am – Breakfast
9am – Free time to relax, walk in the fresh air, take a nap or even start the pack-up
10.30 – 11.30am – Baby massage part 2
1145am-12.45pm: Mum+Baby Yoga with a focus on postnatal tummy care
12.45-1.00pm: Parenting circle and farewells
1.00pm: Light lunch and time for goodbyes.
Warm drink and light snacks on arrival for mum and baby
2 evening meals
NB – all meals are vegetarian
Mum and baby workshops
Mum and baby yoga classes
Baby Massage Workshop
Evidence shows that infant massage has positive effects for caregivers as well as infants and has an important impact on their development. It is through our senses that all human beings interact with their environment.
Emotionally massage will provide your baby with a sense of well-being and security and can communicate the love you feel for your child. Once you start to massage your baby you will begin to understand how important the sense of touch is to both you and your baby.
Massage can form a lovely part of baby’s bedtime routine and provide you with real ways to help relieve common discomforts like wind.
Weaning for back to work Workshop
Shared Room – Weekend cost for mum and baby in a twin shared room – €410
Early Bird Discount €370 if booked before 10th April 2017
Melissa Curtis is a mum of 3 that has been working with pregnant women for over 14 years and has taught at The elbowroom for 13 of those years. Melissa teaches pregnancy yoga, pregnancy Pilates, baby massage, mum and baby yoga, active birth workshops, hypnobirthing and is a Cuidiu trained breastfeeding counselor.
Melissa created and is lead teacher at The elbowroom - Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training, Mum & Baby Yoga Teacher Training and co teacher on the Children's Yoga Teacher Training.
Melissa has trained as a Doula and Post-Natal Doula with DONA International.
If Melissa is not running around after her 3 children or teaching pregnant women or new mums, she is on her mat also teaching yoga and Pilates.
Emily McElarney is a mum of 3. She has been teaching hynobirthing for the past 4 years and also teaches prenatal and Mum & Baby yoga through her business naturalbirth.ie. She teaches antenatal courses and prenatal workshops at The elbowroom.
Emily is PRO of AIMS Ireland and facilitator of Positive Birth Movement Dublin.
A former journalist, Emily writes on the subject of birth and post natal life here at the elbowroom and for various blogs and media outlets.
Emily also teaches yoga to children in play-schools, creches and national schools around Dublin.