The UK's leading experts in Pregnancy Yoga, Birth Preparation Education, Postnatal Yoga for mums & babies and Women's only Mother's yoga

Meet our founder, Clare Maddalena. Hear her inspirational story, find out about the unique LushTums approach and why we 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 25 teachers now 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!

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Lushtums Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training, Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training

Our Story

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 5000 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 - and all teachers who pass with excellence are given the opportunity to join the LushTums 'family' - our Teachers Business Community. In just three years, we now have over 25 expert teachers in 18 locations around the UK, a teacher in Holland and a teacher in Canada.

Today, the LushTums 'family' is a fantastic growing community of teachers all working together to support and empower even more women than ever, on their journeys to motherhood. We couldn't be more delighted!

What next? 

We are launching more in-depth training courses in Baby Massage, Preparing For Baby, WiggleBums (1-4yrs) activity and parenting classes and our own upgraded version of Hypno-Birthing this year - so you can add more strings to your bow.

We have opportunities for new teachers to launch in new areas across the UK and around the world - so if you are passionate about our specialism and looking for a rewarding and flexible career, teaching classes or courses or running retreats, we would love to hear from you. Come join our tribe. We love what we do and we want you to love what you do to! Find out more about becoming a LushTums teacher today!