The Nourished Mama: A Day Retreat
7 October 2018 at St Claire Country House, Trentham, VIC
(an hour North of Melbourne)
Are you a pregnant mum wanting to ensure you’re prepared for what’s about to come?
Do you want to access to holistic support for pregnancy, birth and beyond that takes into account the needs of you, your baby and your family?
Do you crave meaningful, non-judgemental connection with like minded mamas?
Do you want to feel empowered to trust your instincts and make decisions that align with your values, lifestyle and health goals?
THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU!
The Nourished Mama is the premier prenatal event for mums seeking a non-jugemental, empowered, holistic approach to pregnancy, birth and postpartum care.
Imagine feeling supported as you navigate the transition to motherhood and your baby’s entry into the world. The Nourished Mama will give you access to leading experts on perinatal and postnatal health as well as empowered birth so that you have all the knowledge and tools you need to look after yourself and your baby.
How would it feel to be empowered to make decisions about your birth and beyond based on an intimate, authentic knowledge of yourself, your family and your values? The Nourished Mama will cut through the overwhelm and connect you with the number one expert on your body and baby – yourself.
Picture feeling connected not only to your own body, her wisdom, and your baby – but to a tribe of like-minded local mamas who share your vision for a healthy, inspired transition into motherhood. How would it feel to speak deeply and intimately with women who share your fears, can celebrate your milestones and be there for you leading up to the birth and beyond?
Imagine knowing, without a doubt, that you are prepared – possessing a whole range of tools and tonics to keep you holistically healthy long after the birth of the baby and knowing exactly where to get the right support based on your unique needs. How would it feel to know that you have the confidence, support and knowledge to navigate whatever is coming your way? This event offers support that is complimentary to that provided by GPs and hospitals – so that you have a team of supporters ready and able to assist.
The Nourished Mama is a magical space offering non-judgement, deep connection, delicious treats, feminine movement and deep wisdom for mums to be.
At this event you’ll explore:
- your personal and family values – setting an intention for your transition to motherhood to help you cut the overwhelm and focus on what matters most
- essential oils for pregnancy, birth and babies
- Ayurvedic nutritional support for pregnancy, birth and beyond
- hypnobirthing and empowered birth
- how to cultivate a loving tribe to support you and your family
- healthy movement for labour and birth
- postpartum pelvic care
- mindfulness and relaxation tips for busy mums
You’ll leave the day feeling connected, empowered, supported and confident in caring for yourself AND your baby.
St Claire country house is a French colonial inspired farm in Central Victoria’s spa country. The stunning buildings comprising a cosy lounge and salon complete with fire place are complemented by the lush and extensive gardens – the perfect getaway from the city to immerse yourself and have dedicated time to reflecting on you, you family and your baby’s needs. Trentham East is just over an hour from Melbourne, and just 20 minutes from Daylesford’s plentiful spas and accommodation. The town of Trentham has its own boutique stores and nature attractions including the spectacular Trentham falls.
A picnic lunch will be provided with grazing offered throughout the day to keep any blood sugar issues at bay! The focus will be on fresh, healthy, pregnant-friendly foods including nuts, salads, sandwhiches, fruits and hard cheeses (with some tasty sweet treats too). Herbal teas and coffee will be available all day long.
Why is this event different?
When we buy all the stuff our culture tells us that we need to have a happy, healthy baby or be a good mum we feel instant relief. The nesting instinct to accumulate things is strong. Of course! it’s exciting – buying cute onesies and baby gadgets lure us into thinking we will be better mums. We expect these things to make us feel prepared, make us feel better, make our babies like us more and it’s toxic.
We want to feel prepared and to quell the growing sense of anxiety about what is to come. But when we meet our fear with stuff, the initial satisfaction can fade. The 2k cot doesn’t actually make our babies sleep better at night. We realise our baby doesn’t “need” a fancy pram. They don’t give a shit. They hate the pram.
We focus so much on what we “need” for a baby that we forget what we actually need – for ourselves and for our family long term. The emotional, physical and spiritual costs of becoming a mother can be huge – and the gifts that await us when we support ourselves through this transition are great. We are responsible for our own connection, for our own wellness. When we invest in ourselves in this way, not only do provide a healthy outlet for our fears and anxieties, we place ourselves in the best possible position to meet our new baby and navigate the challenges that await.
We need skills to cope with unrelenting crying night after night. We need actual practical advice from those mamas who have been there before. We need to know we’re doing a good job and we need to know where to turn when the books don’t have the answers. We need people we can reach out to who won’t judge or dictate – particularly if our own family or origin has left us with “stuff”. We need to plan for what self-care with a baby looks like before burning out. We need to know how to navigate our changing relationships. And most of all, we need a solid set of tools to get to know ourselves and our deepest values – to avoid the overwhelm that can come about when we’re at home all alone with a needy infant.
The Nourished Mama has been created to help foster a greater sense of empowerment, confidence and support among mums – because we know first hand the difference the right tools, tribe and tonics can make in this monumental transition because we’ve been through it and come out the other side!
$80 per person
Includes all meals, workshops and a goody bag.
Dr Erin Bowe: Erin is a clinical & perinatal psychologist, hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, and wellness mentor based in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria. She is a Mum to two happy little hypnobubs and in between being chronically sleep deprived, she shuffles her work time between counselling, birth trauma debriefing, and teaching Hypnobirthing Australia classes.
Meg Berryman: Meg is a women’s empowerment coach, fertility, pre and postnatal yoga teacher and public health professional based in Castlemaine, Victoria. She is a mum to a 2.5 year old pixie named Millie (with one on the way) and many, many rescue animals. She runs circles, workshops and retreats for women focused on awakening the feminine, overcoming burnout and navigating transitions.
Tracey Pattison: Tracey is an essential oils educator, food intuitive, kitchen witch and recipe creatress who has written 24 cookbooks and lived in Asia, Australia and the Middle East. She is a healer, connector and teacher who’s intimate knowledge of and connection to nature informs all of her work.
Sample schedule (subject to change)
9:00am – welcome circle nd intention setting
10:00am – oils for pregnancy, birth and babies
11:00am – morning tea
11:30am – nutritional support for pregnancy, birth and beyond
12:30pm –lunch workshop – gathering your tribe
1:15pm – introduction to hypnobirthing
2:15pm – birth positioning and prenatal yoga
3:15pm – Afternoon tea
3:30pm – postnatal pelvic care
4:15pm – closing circle, ritual and reflections
5:30pm – Finish
TICKETS WILL SELL OUT – LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE! BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
What people say about working with me:
“Meg has been the confidant I never knew I needed. She just ‘got’ me and the way my mind worked – and she revealed things I didn’t even know about myself, but that now seem to explain the patterns my life has taken. I trust Meg with all of my vulnerabilities and all of my strengths. She has helped me become the independent, strong, self-nurturing woman I am today and I am eternally grateful” – Emma, QLD
“Meg facilitated a massive awakening for me through her gentle inquiry-excellent questions & sincere understanding. Her empathy & deep knowledge offered me great confidence and clarity. Cannot recommend Meg enough. Thank you!” – Alex, VIC