“She was an anchor in the storm, breathing with me through each contraction and helping me achieve a beautiful trance-like state during the breaks, all while helping my partner by sharing the tremendous emotional load of supporting a labouring woman.”Christel
Christel – I had always envisioned a non-medicated vaginal birth but when medical issues caused us to deviate from the birth centre delivery my partner and I had hoped for and we needed to make quick but important decisions, Emily was there for us, holding space and giving us the confidence to ask questions and ultimately make the choices that were right for us. In what can already be such a vulnerable time for a couple, medical staff can seem intimidating and pushy so having Emily there advocating for us and giving us the courage we needed was invaluable and, without her support, I don’t believe we would have managed to keep medical intervention to such a minimum and ultimately achieve the birth that we wanted.
I consider my labour to be incredibly challenging but simultaneously very calm. Both myself and my partner relied heavily on Emily during that time and looked to her for guidance, which she always provided so gently. She was an anchor in the storm, breathing with me through each contraction and helping me achieve a beautiful trance-like state during the breaks, all while helping my partner by sharing the tremendous emotional load of supporting a labouring woman.
Emily empowered me to birth the way I wanted, she is an exceptional doula. We can not recommend her highly enough.
Eleni – This is my second birth experience and Emily knows the first one didn’t really go as I imagined. I always admired her positive energy, no question I asked her help this time. Preferably I wanted a waterbirth, and the most important I wanted to stay in control and focused and have the most natural birth possible with no intervention.
I went to her yoga classes during pregnancy which I loved and kept me calm and stress free. I absolutely loved the affirmation cards and I had them with me in hospital too.
We booked the biomechanics of birth class with my partner and that was a great idea, gave knowledge to my partner who this time stayed calm during birth. There was no panic, and I gave birth to our second daughter without any pain killers, no tears/stitches, no episiotomy, and no epidural this time.
During labour I heard Emily’s lessons in my partner’s words. It was a fantastic experience, Im still in euphoria since and I think I will be forever. I feel so strong, I gained confidence and I cannot thank Emily enough for this.
Claire – Emily is a gifted, intuitive, experienced and professional Doula.
As a woman she embodies all the beautiful traits one needs to feel safe, heard, honoured and respected.
She is a talented mother with first hand experience of what is required to support others embarking on the early and sometimes daunting period of parenthood.
She possesses empathy, understanding, patience and the ability to adapt to different and dynamic environments.
I feel blessed to have met her professionally and whole heartedly recommend her services. With her beautiful energy and talent regarding helping and reading people, she is an incredible asset to anyone embarking on the journey of parenthood who need a postnatal Doula.
Alice – I approached Emily towards the end of my second pregnancy as I started feeling anxious that I wouldn’t be able to have the birth I wanted. she was incredibly welcoming and eager to help.
I had two birth prep sessions with Emily where we chatted and went through different breathing techniques and biomechanics for birth. What I learnt from her really helped to ease my anxiety and make informed decisions and I ended up having an amazing birth.
Emily is very good at what she does and I highly recommend her!
Jo – Emily has helped our family so much! She works with her clients holistically, caring for everyone in whatever way needed. Whether it’s preparing wholesome food, minding our baby so I can shower/exercise, doing laundry, running me a bath, tidying up, going to the shop for essentials, going out for a walk with baby and dog, counselling me through the transition to motherhood.. nothing is too much trouble. I highly recommend hiring a doula postnatally, it makes the experience of being a new parent all that bit more magical when you’re given space to practice self care and have a lovely nurturing energy around you. Thank you Emily!
Jo – Emily has really helped me with my Menopause recently. Before starting yoga about 2 months ago. I felt quite depressed with my body, mind and soul. Now she has made me realise that our bodies are stronger than they actually are. I don’t ache anymore or creek 🤣 The emotional side of menopause has improved and I feel like I can do anything. She has made me love my body again as I’m improving every week with all the yoga stretches. I even did a shoulder stand recently something I’ve not done for about 37 years. I am so happy and look forward to my yoga therapy every Monday ♥️
Lucy – Emily is an extraordinary women. With a passion for life. The life of herself and the world around her. Emily has a beautiful radiant spirit, she has the ability to bring light and joy too everyone around her. She is full of energy and love for the world, connecting with those around her with deep meaningful love. Emily has the ability too “hold space”, listen with honor and empathy.She is beautiful inside and out beyond description. A fearless woman warrior of mother earth.
Risa – I had her ceremony. It was 5 times and all day made a happy to me. She’s very friendly, kindly and energetic. When I had the ceremony my newborn baby’s with me. But I didn’t need to worry about any situation especially crying. I could be relaxing as she’s by may baby side. If you want get her ceremony I recommend you get 5 times. Because if I had only one I think I didn’t feel anything. I had a really nice opportunity with her!!
Faye – Emily is an outstanding Women, Mother, Yoga instructor,Baby massage instructor and of course doula. I have been inspired in many ways since meeting Emily, as a mother and as a women. I attended a baby massage class with Emily and still remember some of the moves over a year later and pregnant with another bundle of joy. Emily made me feel so happy and safe and relaxed before we did a Blessing way ceremony. Emily offered to run me a bath with beautiful relaxing oils and flowers before the ceremony as she knew I am a mother of 3 already and my life is quite busy so it was honestly the most heartwarming and thoughtful thing she could do. It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony between friends and it felt super relaxing and it was a beautiful time to connect to my unborn child. Thank you Emily for being you. I look forward to receiving more beautiful support and care from you as a friend and doula and attending baby massage again when Indra is here
Helena – I work at an international school and we employed Emily to come in and teach group yoga classes for our students. She was very professional and sensitive to the needs of our international students. She provided variations for the yoga poses to ensure all of the group could take part in the class. She also took the time to teach them breathing and relaxation techniques which was fantastic especially considering the students were dealing with a lot during the pandemic and being away from their family and homes.
I have also started attending Emily’s yoga classes. I am new to yoga and am in my late 50’s, Emily makes me feel welcome and included in the group, providing variations. I love doing yoga to music. Emily creates a lovely energy for the group.
Thank you Emily. I highly recommend her services.
Claire – Emily has transformed my previous fears about pregnancy and birth into positivity and excitement. I feel so empowered and confident as I begin my journey towards motherhood. I’ve learnt so much from Emily, I found I could open up to her easily and therefore gain the most from her knowledge and experience. I am so grateful for her support and I could recommend her enough!
Thank you Emily, I can’t wait for you to meet my son.
Emma – Emily is the most wonderful friend, human and mother! She is genuinely passionate about mothers and their babies and nurturing their journey with all her wisdom, support and love. Chloe and I couldn’t have been more blessed to have had Emily come into our lives when she did. She reinforced my confidence as a new mum, made me feel like I was doing an amazing job, brought an exceptional level of calm to our home and you could see that Chloe picked up on it and loved Emily immediately. As an Registered Nurse I thought I would be prepared for a newborn more than most, however Emily brought a whole new layer to how I viewed motherhood and helped me to enjoy it so much more. She was also a huge physical help around the house, was an extra loving/safe place for baby Chloe when I took a nap/bath and brought me special treats and surprises to keep me going. I feel so lucky to have had Emily join Chloe and my bonding journey and I only hope every new mothers gets to experience a relationship like we have with Emily!
Laura – Emily provided great support to me and my new family. The hipping ceremonies she carried out on me were relaxing, healing and energising – just what I needed post birth! I really appreciated her guidance, positive energy and the lessons in baby massage were super useful.
I highly recommend hiring Emily for her post natal services to help with the transition into motherhood.
Emily is a wonderful yoga teacher too!
Lauren – Emily is a wonderful yoga teacher, every time I go to her class in the morning I have a completely calm day afterwards. She always offers options for different levels, is encouraging whilst making you feel very comfortable to increase your level of practice at your own pace. She is fun and kind and the lesson always goes by so fast as it is enourmoulsy enjoyable, you hardly even feel like you are working out but you definitley feel the burn afterwards if you have decided to push yourself. I would highly reccomend taking a class with Emily!
Sarah – I know Emily through her yoga classes, of which I have attended a couple so far, and I’ve been impressed with the gentle way in which she guides us to push our bodies to new levels of flexibility as well as connecting us back to ourselves. Emily is a lovely open and generous person, thoroughly recommend popping along to her classes.
Lily – Emily is such a special soul, a calming and gentle energy that’s truly comforting in any stage of birth and beyond. I attended a birth ceremony she held, it was powerful and full of joy. It prepared the parents for birth and made them feel excited for the journey. I also attend Emily’s yoga classes every week, they are transforming me! Doula’s are so important for feeling supported and excited for your birth experience and beyond and I couldn’t recommend Emily more!
Nicole – I had the pleasure of Emily looking after my children whilst she studied to be a Doula, she is the most amazing intuitive person. she cares deeply about her profession, educating others and most importantly the mothers in her care.
Dorin – Yin classes with Emily restore me to sanity, every single time! Emily is an intuitive and attentive instructor. Her classes are always beautifully infused with incense creating a safe and sacred space for practise. Her instruction precise and gently guided, so no need to me to keep opening my eyes and checking! Beautiful energy, I feel grateful to have found her classes, bringing some much needed balance to my week.
Rebecca – Em has been an incredible support for me by taking wonderful care of my little bub and giving me some very precious downtime. She is just wonderful with him and he absolutely adores her and her beautifully gentle personality (and so do I!). She is highly attentive and intuitive with both our needs. Strongly recommend.
Eva – Em is wonderful doula and mum, she is full of deep inner wisdom, well travelled, and with her extensive training, has so much to bring to her work as a doula
Carly – My little one and I have just completed a five week baby massage course with Emily. At the beginning my baby was unsure of what I was trying to do to him, sometimes he didn’t want to be massaged, or didn’t want to lay down – Emily was very reflexive and showed us ways to modify positions and strokes so we could still take part with him sitting on my lap etc, and when he didn’t want to join in at all she showed us how to practice on our own bodies or a soft toy.
Now at the end of the course my baby thoroughly enjoys his massage time and is currently still sound asleep an hour and a half after our final session!
I especially love how Emily takes time to focus on us as parents as well as our babies, checking in and creating mindful moments amongst the chaos of parenthood 😊. When life was too hectic to make it to a session she also videoed it and sent it on so we could take part in our own time.
A big thank you from me and from baby Jonah
Maria – Emily’s soul and heart are two precious tools with which she does a fabulous job. I had the pleasure of having her do my Blessing Way and it was just beautiful! She puts her attention and her heart into every detail and we could see she was truly there for us.She is very qualified, sensitive, dedicated, supportive and passionate about her work. I would definitely recommend Emily be on your side. Supporting you in this beautiful chapter of your life!
Catherine – I have recently completed a baby massage course with Emily. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the course and have been using the techniques we learnt at home. Emily clearly models all of the techniques and clarifies any points that you’re unsure of. My daughter was so relaxed in the classes that she would often fall asleep by the end! I’ve used the techniques at home and had the same result. Baby massage is a lovely way for you to bond with your baby and spend quality time with them. I would very much recommend the baby massage course.
Amy – I have just finished a baby massage course with Emily in the course we covered a full body massage for our baby with Emily explaining all the benefits for baby and if any babies were unwell she would focus on massage strokes to help them feel better, when we feel helpless. Always checking in with babies ensuring that they are happy and giving advise sending us a PDF of all of the massage strokes for future reference. I found it to be so beneficial and it’s lovely to have that time with your baby, thank you
Ellie – I recently attended a 4 week course of baby massage with Emily, which was online due to current social distancing. Emily was so wonderful at teaching; she was patient and explained everything clearly. She gave lots of adaptations which were great for my little one who dislikes laying down for very long. We covered all areas of the body and recapped them to make them memorable. I’ve been using bits of it throughout the day, it’s a lovely way to bond with baby and to help improve muscle tone. I highly recommend these classes! Thank you so much for your amazing teaching Emily!
Louise – (Baby Massage) Emily was so friendly, patient and extremely knowledgeable. She taught us so many different strokes and we covered all areas of the body in just 4 lessons. It’s such a lovely way to bond with your baby and I would definitely recommend baby massage with Emily to any new mums!
Alice – (Baby Massage Virtual Class) Just completed the baby massage class and it’s been great! Great way to learn about your babies body and how massages benefit them and yourself! The zoom call is fantastic because it’s almost like a one to one session, all participants are muted so others are not disturbed or you don’t feel on edge if your baby cry’s but at the same time you can un mute if you have any questions. Emily is a great teacher, very easy to follow and very knowledgeable! Highly recommended!!
Mimi – (Baby Massage Virtual Class) I took part in the online baby massage course and it was worth much more than it costs – highly recommend it! The explanations were very good and easy to follow, each time she took the effort to show everything precisely and was very attentive and helping us in any way possible! You can tell that she really loves her job and wants us mommys and our babies to have the best experience possible ♥️
Lorna – (Baby Massage Virtual Class) Ems was very accommodating to us as new mums with small babies. She was gentle and calm and created the perfect ambience for the session. She went at a good speed and whilst there was no way my baby would be able to be massaged the whole hour I have so many massages I can have in my tool box to calm, bond & help my baby. I would definitely recommend!
Thea – (Blessing Way Guest) Emily is an amazing doula who allowed for us to share a very special emotionally filled moment in preparation for a friend’s birth. Though the event could not be held in person due to corona, it remained just as magical through a screen. Thankyou so much!
Nichelle – Fantastic teacher, kind, welcoming and warm-hearted. Definitely recommend Emily & all the services she provides from being an amazing doula and a wonderful yoga teacher who very involved in our wonderful community in St Leonard’s, East Sussex. Thank you for everything you do