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Article Tag - "Emily McElarney"

Career Change? It Worked For Me!

Career Change? It Worked For Me!

I work in a job that challenges me every day. A job where I need to use my body and mind in equal measure. A job that benefits me hugely not just financially but in other ways too. It’s a job that allows me to bring my kids to school and collect them and be there for them, for homework, hearing about their day and to cook the dinner.

My job is one which puts me in touch with wonderful, inspirational people every day of the week.… Read more

Posted on February 6, 2018

Pregnancy Yoga – Empowering Women

Pregnancy Yoga – Empowering Women

Here at The elbowroom we passionately believe in empowering women. We believe this empowerment is crucial to a positive birthing experience. This is the aim of our prenatal yoga classes and workshops. But enough from us. We’ll let our mums do the talking…

From Lauren

“I’m just writing to tell you that I had a beautiful baby boy last Sunday night. I want to thank you for your wonderful classes throughout my pregnancy!… Read more

Posted on October 27, 2017

Why I chose baby led weaning over spoon-feeding

Why I chose baby led weaning over spoon-feeding

Elbowroom yoga teacher and busy mum of three Emily McElarney shares her experience of baby led weaning.

I knew I had a problem when my toddler would clap his hand over his mouth and look terrified any time anyone gave him something particularly yummy to eat.

The problem was not what you’re thinking.  What he was doing, was actually preventing mummy from rummaging in his mouth and grabbing the food off him.… Read more

Posted on September 6, 2016

Three Tips to Help Your Daughter Feel Comfortable in Her Skin

Three Tips to Help Your Daughter Feel Comfortable in Her Skin

How much a young girl will value, like and feel good about them selves is unfortunately, for many today, very heavily influenced by social media, reality television and the pressure of living in a beauty obsessed and materialistic society.

For a lot of young girls this pressure can manifest into low self-esteem, low mood, disordered eating, isolation, self-criticism and negative body image. To help your daughters strengthen their relationship with themselves, as part of the upcoming Girls United course, I have created a series of workshops that will help her navigate her way through the murky waters that is self-esteem, body image and self-acceptance.… Read more

Posted on May 13, 2016

Where’s the best place to give birth in Dublin?

Where’s the best place to give birth in Dublin?

Well this might be one of the many questions buzzing around your head if you’ve just found out your pregnant.  Firstly, congratulations!  Now, breathe!

The answer is…wherever you think you will feel most comfortable, safe, secure and happy so that your lovely birthing hormones will be present in spades (that how the best births are fueled!).

Should I have a Home birth?

That’s a question only you can answer. When a women gives birth in the comfort of her own home she tends to be more relaxed and at ease with what is happening.… Read more

Posted on February 25, 2016

Introducing your toddler to yoga

Introducing your toddler to yoga

Isn’t it the worst feeling when you’re at Mum & Baby Yoga and the teacher gives you ‘that look’. The look which means your little darling is disrupting the class, and the look that means maybe those tiny little babies don’t really like having a toddler finger in their eye or rammed into their mouth.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

You can now bring your little investigator to Parent & Toddler Yoga, here at the elbowroom, where we celebrate poking, exploring, climbing, toddling and manage to sing a few songs and play a bit while we’re at it!… Read more

Posted on February 2, 2016