11 Breastfeeding Tips for New Mums →

11 Breastfeeding Tips for New Mums

At the elbowroom we are passionate about promoting breastfeeding while supporting and empowering mums-to-be and new mums. Whether it’s through our prenatal yoga classes, our post natal mum and baby classes, our free breastfeeding workshops or our new mums group, we are always working to normalise breastfeeding while encouraging and supporting mums. Here are my top tips for newly breastfeeding mums:

1.Believe you can breastfeed your baby
The mind is very powerful.… Read more

Posted on July 29, 2016

Alternative Remedies to Beat Colds & Flu’s →

Alternative Remedies to Beat Colds & Flu’s

Is it just us or has every other person got a heavy cold / man flu? The A&E departments are over flowing with flu stricken patients. So what can you do to prevent yourself from coming down with a bad dose?

1 Appropriate clothing – The weather is very changeable at the moment so it’s easy to get caught off guard. Layers are good and always have a hat and umbrella with you.… Read more

Posted on January 6, 2017

250 hour foundation yoga open session →

250 hour foundation yoga open session

Are interested in starting yoga teacher training with us? Do you want to spend a year deepening your practice?

Why not come along to this open session with the our world class instructors.

This session will be a great opportunity to meet the teachers, experience their teaching style and talk to past graduates.

We will hold an open Q&A in which we’ll answer any questions you might have in relation to yoga and the 250 hour training we provide.… Read more

Posted on January 6, 2017

Is your health suffering this January? →

Is your health suffering this January?

January can be a month of fierce weather where storms, snow, floods and flu’s are thrown at us. January is seen as a depressing month as the glow of Christmas is gone and we’re left with bills, worries and empty pockets. It can take quite a toll on our health.

So how can The elbowroom Clinic be of help to you this January?

1 Gym Injuries – We start the year off with the best of intentions.… Read more

Posted on January 5, 2017

4 reasons to have a Yin start to your New Year →

4 reasons to have a Yin start to your New Year

Contrary to Western beliefs, Eastern practices such as yoga, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine view exercise in a seasonal fashion. Winter is a time for slowing our practice, conserving our energy for the spring. We should be keeping warm, walking doing Tai Chi or a slow meditative yoga practice such as Yin Yoga.

So while your friends and colleagues are starting their couch to 5k, or enthusiastically sweating it out at the gym why not treat yourself to something entirely different?… Read more

Posted on December 25, 2016

Family Food: Vegetarian Chilli without the Chilli →

Family Food: Vegetarian Chilli without the Chilli

My kids LOVE this dinner when I accompany it with taco shells, sour cream, iceberg lettuce, mashed avocado with lemon and some grated cheese and just let them build their own tacos! Without the dairy accompaniments this is a vegan dish.

The recipe works with whatever beans and vegetables you have in, so feel free to experiment!  Its a great way of getting veggies into the kids and for cutting down on meat, which might be perfect after Christmas indulgence!… Read more

Posted on December 15, 2016

5 things you won’t get from a hospital antenatal class →

5 things you won’t get from a hospital antenatal class

Is the hospital antenatal class worth doing?  Do I need to do something else as well? Where can I go if the hospital antenatal class doesn’t suit me?

Here at the elbowroom, we believe that its important to do an independent antenatal course, one not affiliated to any hospital.  Why?  Well, because the hospital will give you the hospital line…when to go in, what pain relief to take, what interventions are necessary from the hospitals point of view.… Read more

Posted on December 15, 2016