Birth & Baby Practitioners
For doulas, midwives, obstetricians, health visitors, antenatal teachers, hypnobirthing practitioners, baby massage/yoga teachers, children's centre staff, family workers etc.
At beautiful Tofte Manor, Sharnbrook
A day to unwind, relax and recharge in the stunning setting of Tofte Manor, north Bedfordshire, in the amazing company of other doulas, midwives, obstetricians, yoga teachers, antenatal teachers, and hypnobirthing practioners. You teach self-care, so walk the talk, and take some time for you.
Be on the receiving end of beautiful guided relaxations and visualisations. Connect to yourself, to the earth, to your breath, to nature. Take the time to be mindful. Eat well; laugh long.
The highlight of the day will be walking the beautiful labyrinth. The saying goes, in a maze you lose yourself but in a labyrinth you find yourself. It is the perfect exercise in mindfulness and opportunity for meditation as there are no decisions to be made, no way to tell where you are going, you simply put one foot in front of the other and trust the journey.
Labyrinths are a great metaphor for birth and parenthood, but also for life. Labyrinths have been used for prayer and meditation for centuries. The one at Tofte Manor is based on the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France. If you are into crystals, there is a rose quartz buried at the centre.
There will be a fire ceremony in the fire pit to release what no longer serves us, and send a wish to the universe for the future.
Hopefully we will also be able to take a dip in the beautiful spring water filled, heated, outdoor pool, optional obviously, but pack your cossie just in case.
I deliver pregnancy and postnatal retreats at Tofte Manor and find it such a magical place that also leaves me feeling refreshed and strengthened. So I wanted to share it with you too. I'm an antenatal teacher, doula and have been a birth activist for almost 20 years.
It is open to anyone who works with women and families antenatal, birth, and postnatal.
Price includes vegetarian lunch, delicious snacks and drinks throughout the day. Dietary needs catered for.
Refunds: 3months before full refund. 2-3 months 75%. <1month 50%. 1-2 weeks 25%. Places are transferable to future events, or another person.