3 of the Best Yoga Retreats for New Mums & Babies
Like postnatal classes with added lycra?
Retreating as a new Mum doesn’t have to be this way. We’ve discovered 3 of the best yoga babymoons, with great food, plenty of pampering and of course babysitting. Because you’ve earned it!
by STACY MORRIS
Holy Mama Retreat – Ibiza
Find your Zen at this Ibiza yoga retreat for new mums with babies and toddlers.
Holy Mama offers a stylish sanctuary in the Ibizan hills, complete with a week’s worth of yoga, tailored therapies, cold pressed juices and workshops.
Children have one-on-one childcare, by experienced Montessori-led minders, while mums practice yoga, have treatments or laze about during brunch before mother-baby bonding time kicks in from 12.30-6.30pm.
If you’ve just had a baby and can’t imagine leaving your front door, nevermind the country, take a deep breath and book. You have earned it!
holy-mama.com provides six-day Ibiza yoga retreats for an adult and child, including morning yoga classes, all meals and snacks, three hours’ childcare a day, a pedicure or facial and spa pass.
Mama Heaven – Sussex, UK
Take time out to give body – and soul – some serious TLC with this Sussex Yoga holiday for Mother’s and babies under 18 months old.
Mamaheaven have created a unique slice of heaven to enhance the precious first year-and-a-half with a new baby and empower mothers for the parenting path that lies ahead. As well as yoga, the ten or so mothers on a weekend retreat can have a massage or chiropractic session, learn baby massage and listen to inspirational talks about nutrition and natural living, while their babies are lovingly cared for in the crèche run by a qualified Montessori teacher.
Yoga at Mamaheaven is so much more than your average post-natal exercise class. Their daily yoga sessions immerse new Mums in the multi-layered effects of yoga, getting in touch with their new bodies – the bodies that have been transformed by the experience of childbirth, feeding and parenting.
Mamaheaven has a relaxed timetable of holistic activities and events that open the heart, expand the mind, recharge the body and uplift the spirit.
mamaheaven.org – The next retreat is on 11-13th April 2017 at Florence House, Sussex
Mum & Baby Experience – Tuscany, Italy
A farmhouse in Tuscany with rest and homemade food at the top of the agenda (plus a bit of yoga thrown in) is the perfect setting for a mother and baby getaway.
The Mum and Baby Experience offers a week-long much-needed reboot for new mothers who despair of ever having a holiday again. The combination of ruggedly healthy Tuscan countryside, Italian home cooking, yoga, childcare and the camaraderie of other women in the same position, is a winning one.
Teamed with cooking classes you get a chance to experience real Tuscan life, meeting the locals and enjoying authentic Tuscan food. The recipes that you will learn have been passed down from generations. A mix of delicious, healthy food with wine, massage, fitness, entertained kids and great company makes for a happy holiday for both Mum and child.
www.mum-and-baby-experience.co.uk – Breaks take place May, June, August & September.