The UK's leading experts in Pregnancy Yoga, Birth Preparation Education, Postnatal Yoga for mums & babies and Women's only Mother's yoga
LushTums was created by Clare Maddalena in Brighton back in 2007, after the birth of her son, her first child. Realising the incredible benefits her own yoga practice had on her pregnancy, birth and mothering journey, she decided to share this with others and set up just a couple of local pregnancy yoga classes in the heart of Brighton's North Laines. In 2010, these were so popular that she opened a studio offering a huge range of classes to support the whole family, Yoga Mamas, which ran for three successful years.
Having been a yoga teacher since 2003 she'd spent her time in the early days juggling her passion for yoga with a full time in the male dominated computer games industry, where she developed skills in digital media and communications - even going on to develop an entrepreneurship programme for the University of the Creative Arts (UCA). But after having her baby in 2007 her priorities (like many women find) changed and she decided to bravely focus her career on her passions. Dedicating her time to becoming an expert specialist in the field of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
At this time she became an antenatal educator and birth doula and since then, she has personally taught and worked with well over 10,000 women; teaching them pregnancy yoga, birth preparation, postnatal yoga and women’s (or mother's) yoga. Something she continues to find hugely rewarding and wonderful - you'll still find Clare teaching most weeks in several studios across Brighton today.
Driven and inspired to help spread the LushTums love to more women all over the country and encouraged by the positive feedback she was receiving from mums and midwives who had experienced her approach, Clare began to realise how important and well-received her work and ethos was and the inkling of an idea began to be conceived...
Eventually after being a specialist in this field for over 10 years and becoming a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and a registered Antenatal Educator and Birth Doula with FEDANT (the UK's leading body for antenatal education and midwifery), she decided she was ready to share her experience and knowledge with others - and LushTums was finally born!
All the LushTums Teacher Training Course content has been fully accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals and/or FEDANT - giving it the two best marks of excellence in the industry. In just a few years, we now have over 30 expert teachers in 18 locations around the UK, a teacher in Holland and a teacher in Canada.
Today, the LushTums 'tribe' is a fantastic growing community of teachers all working together to support, empower and help even more women than ever, on their journeys to motherhood. We couldn't be more delighted!
In 2017 we launched our sister brand, WiggleBums which offers fantastic yoga, sensory, story and play for parents and their little ones (aged 1-4yrs and 5-16yrs). We now have teachers in Sussex and Monmouthshire and not only teach classes in indepdant local venues but have also been invited into nurseries and schools. Our passion for making the world a better place through yoga, mindfulness and ultimately connection with ourselves and with others is really happening! Come and join the team - find out more about WiggleBums now!
This year we are launching more in-depth training courses in Baby Massage, Preparing For Baby and our own upgraded version of Hypno-Birthing - so there will be future opportunities to add more strings to your bow.
IS LUSHTUMS AND/OR WIGGLEBUMS FOR YOU?
We have opportunities for new teachers to launch in areas across the UK and around the world! So if you are passionate about PREGNANCY, BIRTH, BABIES, MAMAS, PARENTHOOD AND CHILDREN and teaching them techniques and practices to help us all in a fast paced world AND you are looking for a super rewarding and flexible career, teaching classes, courses or running retreats, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Come join our tribe. We love what we do helping women on this important transforative time of their lives and in turn helping the next generation too! And we would love you to love what you do to! Find out more about joining LushTums and becoming a teacher today!
Meet our founder, Clare Maddalena and hear her inspirational story. Find out about the unique LushTums approach and why we and so many others are so passionate about all things bump, birth, baby & beyond!
Clare is the creator of LushTums, the UK's leading expert offering pregnancy yoga, birth preparation, postnatal yoga for mum & baby and women's yoga classes.
We have grown organically over the last few years to 30 teachers in 18 locations across the UK and beyond. We have a teacher in Holland and one in Canada - and hope you might join the team to help more expectant mums enjoy pregnancy, birth and life as a new mother!