Welcome to Mindfully making it
“The most precious inheritance that parents can give their children is their own happiness.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfully making it offers mindfulness & craft classes for adults & children. I offer weekly baby & toddler classes with a difference. Teaching simple craft & mindfulness skills to parents and their little ones. We also create lots of cute artwork with our messy and sensory play/crafts. I also offer weekend family specials, Mama mindfulness evening sessions and Papa mindfulness specials. As well as my mama mindfulness day retreats.
Babies aged 0-12 months or non walkers
Our original class perfect for new parents/carers and their babies. These classes offer a calm place to connect with other parents and your babies. You will create adorable keep sakes and start to explore the world of sensory development with homemade sensory crafts/toys. Each class starts with a mindfulness exercise and an opportunity to share how your week has been or get any advice you may need. The classes are very relaxed, open and welcoming. Not creative? Do not worry, I am always on hand to help you and have become a hand/foot print pro.
Babies/toddlers aged 1+ or walkers
The follow on class from babies is mindful minis. Similar to babies but adapted to suit those busy little beings that want to move and explore. These sessions will focus more on creating messy play/artwork and mark making. We still start each session with the mindfulness, it may just be adapted on the spot to suit the needs of the toddlers. Though I am not a music/movement group I may add some in if it's required to keep the littles engaged. These sessions are fantastic for fostering a love of creativity in your growing human. Plus it's perfect if you don't want to get messy at home.
Suitable for all ages
These sessions are a real mixture of babies & minis. Made to create a space were groups of friends with different aged babies can come along or were you can bring the whole family. I adapt the session to suit the ages of the littles who are booked in. When I have older littles I can pitch the mindfulness at them as well as the adults which is always really lovely. These sessions are often in the afternoon which ideal for those who like something to do later in the day. I also run these sessions at weekends for those families who may be unavailable during the week.
I loved mindfully making it. The sessions are calm, and feel like a safe space regardless of how you feel. There is space to talk, reflect or just be silent, and being guided through crafts with a baby is so lovely. In a world of overwhelming baby classes full of singing, signing, patronising 'tips' and a pressure to do so much, I wish every new mum could experience mindfully making it.