Archive for 2015

Sugar, honey, honey

Did you know that the Irish are second largest consumers of chocolate in the world? We consume approximately 9.9kg per person which equates to 198 bars a year or 3.8 bars per week. Which, when you consider how many hidden sugars exist in our food, means that we consume a shocking amount of sugar each day. Scientists […]

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Energy locks in Yoga: Bandhas for beginners

Have you ever wondered what to do when a teacher asks to engage your mula bandha? Come along to our core and restore class and learn locks. Alternatively this post should help you find them in preparation for your next class. I remember the feeling of disbelief as a beginner when my teachers told me […]

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How Playing with Lego Builds Language Learning and Social Success

Most parents of children five and over know at least two things about Lego. Kids love it, and bare feet don’t. Lots of us take the chance we will one day endure the pain of stepping mistakenly on a stray lego brick to support our children’s love of building cool stuff, but how often do […]

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Benefits of Infant Massage

One of the most rewarding things you can do with your little one, infant massage classes are open to all caregivers, parents and grandparents. The first months of life are a time of extraordinary development  and change for both you and your baby. Every day brings experiences that are new, demanding, exciting and very rarely […]

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Tips to navigate the hospital system – part II

Here is Part II of our post for navigating the hospital system. For the real deal and to best improve your chances, remember independent advice is often the best preparation. If you are interested in learning more about teaching Couples Birthing Workshops, our new Advanced Pregnancy Module for these workshops with Lisa Wilkinson, Melissa Curtis […]

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Eliminating sugar from your diet

The evidence is stacking up continuously that sugar is the addictive poison responsible for a wide range of health issues today. Not only is it highly addictive, but it plays havoc with energy levels, weight management, mood and memory. Join us in a two week sugar elimination program. Learn: Understand the serious effects sugar has […]

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Six tips to navigate the hospital system part I

As a woman being informed and prepared is the best way to make a decision on what kind of birthing experience you would like to get with your pregnancy. To help you reach a decision we have complied some tips to guide you. We have quite a few so rather than make this an epic […]

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How to deal with a childhood emergency.

When your kid is screaming, blood is flowing and emotions are bubbling over, it can be hard to tell if a situation is a true childhood emergency, something that can be treated in your doctor’s office, or an issue you can handle at home once things calm down. How can you tell the difference? Let your doctor […]

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Knowing your Nidra: Restore your health

When I was younger I was an dynamic yoga addict. Tying my body in knots. Splits at parties and the like. Now my favourite type of yoga is restorative. I get to lie down and let gravity unwind my body. The best bit is the led relaxation at the end when all those amazing changes […]

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How to be a useful birth partner

Send this post to your birth partner and help them prepare for the big event. If you need even more help, booking into an independent birthing workshop will empower both of you. If you cannot make the birthing workshop with your parter at The elbowroom,  these are some tips to help whilst at home. Getting […]

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