LushTums founder, Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT), doula and mother of two, has taught over 5000 women since becoming a yoga teacher back in 2003. She teaches tried and tested essential birthing techniques inspired by yoga and various mindfulness courses, including NLP and life coaching. Clare is also the SYT on all our teacher training courses.
Clare Maddalena (Yoga Haven, The Grand Studio, Bird Studio)
Clair is a former dancer and practiced yoga alongside her training and beyond. She is interested in the positive effect exercise and relaxation can have on our mental well-being and how important this is during pregnancy for mother and baby. Clair also teaches postnatal yoga classes too!
Unit 4 & Bird Studio
At the age of 4 Mae watched her brother being born at home. This life-changing event sparked her passion for the wonderful process of childbirth. Having had 3 children of her own with 3 very different labours, Mae understands the uniqueness of every labour and is keen to use her knowledge and experience to empower other mothers-to-be and help them on their journey to becoming a mum.
Kim is a doula, mother of two, and teaches pregnancy and postnatal yoga. Her own experiences of pregnancy and birth fuelled her need to support women during pregnancy, birth and beyond. She is continually amazed by women’s strength and beauty as they go through the transition of becoming a mother.
Hello and welcome to LushTums, Brighton & Hove
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Lushtums classes & courses on offer in brighton and hove:
Pregnancy Yoga - classes happening all across the city every week.
Prepare for Birth Courses - a refreshing and cheaper alternative to NCT! Next dates are: Sunday 10th June, Sunday 22nd July, Sunday 9th September, Sunday 14th October, Sunday 25th November. Just find the date on our Timetable and book in now.
£130 per expectant mama (and her birth partner goes free!). Or book a month in advance for the early bird rate of £95, save yourself £35! Or email for a 1-2-1 (£225) which runs as a 3-4 hour session booked in at your convenience.
Prepare for breastfeeding - handy tips to learn BEFORE the baby arrives. Next dates are: Sunday 27th May, Sunday 24th June - July dates onwards to be announced, but email us to register your interest. Just find the date on our Timetable and book in now. SPECIAL OFFER - SIGN UP FOR PREPARE FOR BIRTH (USUALLY £130) AND PREPARE FOR BREASTFEEDING (USUALLY £75) AND PAY JUST £175! SAVE £30 NOW!
Postnatal Yoga - put yourself back together again.
Women's Yoga - time out for you.
WiggleBums - fun and exciting yoga, story and sensory for toddlers & pre-schoolers.
Be part of the LushTums Community and find out about regular events happening each month to help you make friends and connect with other parents and parents-to-be! Next event is a picnic meet up on May 24th 12-3pm at St Ann's Well park. Watch out for July, we are meeting for Sunday brunch/lunch at 1.30pm at SIX on Western Rd.
Birth 'n' Baby Course
Sign up for our Birth 'n' Baby Course run in partnership with BABIES-Parentskool helping you to prepare for the birth (wth us) and for the practicalities of having and caring for a baby (with BABIES) aged 0-6months. £275 per couple / £235 for a single person. BOOK NOW - find out more now here.
Finding an additional layer of support for birth and beyond - Clare and Kim are our local Doula team, contact them directly for details.
Birth Debriefing 121 Sessions
So when things don't go well, it is good to have a skilled professional to talk to. These sessions are confidential and help you go through the big experience that giving birth is. We use tried and tested yoga and mindfulness practices to help you process it all. Book a 121 session with founder, Clare Maddalena. Sessions are charged on a sliding scale to make them accessible and affordable to everyone (from £35-£125) with 30% of all profits going directly to local charities, such as the Rocking Horse, SANDS, Chestnut Tree House and Rise UK - all who do amazing work supporting women, parents and babies. If this is something of interest to you, please book your sessions now, by emailing Clare directly.
"I'm back again for my third pregnancy! It really makes such a difference. If I don't come to class I really feel it." Helen, Brighton
"I have to say your Birth Preparation Course was better than NCT and so much cheaper - thanks so much, we both loved it." Laura, Brighton
"I really enjoyed the postnatal classes I did with my babies and once they were big enough, the Women's Yoga classes were pure sanctuary. I'm always telling everyone about LushTums!" Anna, Brighton
"I highly recommend LushTums classes. They gave me a bit of me time each week and I put our fantastic home birth down to the breathing and movement techniques I learned. A real highlight of my week." Sarah, Hove
"My husband and I found the LushTums Preparing for Birth course exceptional. We had already decided to also partake in the standard NCT class and now we have experienced both I can't stress how much better I found Clare's course in terms of actual techniques and coping strategies. It was far more real and less text book. Alongside the course I have been attending the LushTums pregnancy yoga classes and these have altered my perception of labour and birth in such a positive way. I would recommend any mums-to-be to invest in some 'you and baby' time. It's been so invaluable to me (and our baby) and I would highly recommend the LushTums programme in all capacities". Carrie, Brighton