Becoming a mother is a transformative experience that should be celebrated and nurtured, but that can sometimes lead to unexpected loneliness and overwhelm. I created Mother Circles to provide a place where women lift each other up and every mum feels seen and valued.
My mission now is to share my knowledge to empower other women to become circle guides to keep the joyful motherhood movement going.
I run Mother Circles in Birmingham where you’ll find a safe space to navigate pregnancy, birth, and mothering with confidence.
A place where you can relax and be yourself, let go of expectations and take time to connect and build meaningful friendships with other new mums.
Being a mum can be hard work and we all need community and support. In these groups, I guide and nurture you so that the woman you are exists alongside the mum you’ve become.
I had previously been to a few different yoga classes and found them a bit intense and not what I was looking for. I heard about Mandy's prenatal yoga classes through a friend and it sounded just what I was looking for. From the first session I was SO glad I'd found Mandy and her classes. They are way more than a yoga class - meditation, breathing exercises, relaxation and a chance to chat to other expectant mums and soak in Mandy's wisdom. The jammie dodgers are a welcome bonus to the class too! Since lockdown the classes were via zoom and this worked really well and I still had the same sense of connection and relaxation I got from the in person class. Between classes I also did Mandy's yoga sessions on her website which really helped me stay relaxed and helped my aches and pains. I also made sure I regularly listened to her audio relaxations which helped me stay calm and grounded in those final weeks. Above all of this, Mandy has been a wonderful support and checked in with me after the birth of my daughter and during our hospital stay - Mandy really does go above and beyond and puts out some brilliant online content. I can't thank her enough!
I first attended Mandy’s pregnancy yoga classes when I was pregnant with my first baby, the yoga helped hugely with my pregnancy aches and pains but most of all the support and encouragement from both Mandy and the rest of the group was amazing. Mandy really encourages everyone to engage with each other which wasn’t something that I had experienced in other groups I attended, it meant that I felt safe in asking that daft question or verbalising my fears! I then went onto attend Baby Massage and postnatal yoga with my first baby and again the support and ability to engage with other new Moms was fantastic! I have recently had my second baby and attended pregnancy yoga, whilst I had less concerns and worries about pregnancy and birth the classes gave me a dedicated hour to have just for me...which was so important and you don’t get much time to yourself when you are running around after a toddler! I am now attending postnatal yoga and although this is having to be done via zoom Mandy has continued to provide a safe environment and an opportunity to engage with other Moms! Thank you Mandy you help me keep my sanity!
A lovely class for mind, body and soul, Mandy genuinely cares about the health and emotional well-being of new mums and mums-to-be.