Sharing My Mindful Journey
About Rachel Hawkes
Before I became a parent, I couldn't wait to embrace every moment. Believing that I would become some sort of 'earth mother'. My reality (having twins!) was some what different!
Becoming a Mother was the most amazing thing - but I also struggled. Logistics (juggling feeding 2 at night being a memorable one), lack of sleep, learning all about babies, all while trying to become this new role. It was all pretty overwhelming.
For me, I realised that I needed to be able to 'enjoy' the moments. So I began my journey into being more 'mindful' with my babies. This carried on and suddenly they are toddlers, then starting school - now they are in Secondary School.
My Mindfulness Tips began to be part of my teaching too - as I run Baby Massage and Yoga Classes. New mums needed a few minutes at the end of a class to feel a connection, to themselves and their babies.
Out of the amazing comments that kept coming out of these sessions I knew that this tool of Mindfulness, would help parents everywhere, with babies, young children and older kids too.
With more and more people asking me for exercises to use, I decided to build this platform. Making it a one stop shop for Parents, Care Givers and Teachers. A Resource that will enable all those involved with children to pick and mix the techniques that suit their needs.
It will continue to grow, and will soon include online courses for both parents and teachers. So, Welcome and please do sign up for the Newsletter, which will always include lots of easy to introduce tips to help us all on this Mindful Journey.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions people most frequently ask:
What Qualifications do you hold?
I have studied Child Developmental Psychology at Degree level, holding a BA in English & Psychology.
I qualified over 5 years ago in Baby & Childrens Yoga and Mindfulness with both Rainbow Kids Yoga and Yoga Kids Worldwide
Also a multi-disciplined Massage Therapist, covering many adult massage techniques and Story Time Massage (for children).
Where had your experience come from?
15 years ago I started a baby massage & yoga business, Buddha Buddies. This is still going strong, every Tuesday I run my classes, working with mums and their little ones, where sessions end with Mindfulness. I love being able to connect to mums with babies, starting them on their Mindful Journey.
As a mother, the day to day journey of Mindful Parenting is something that I am always working on. With twin tweens - it is taking new skills!
I love animals, currently home to a dog (expect to see lots of him in action on social media), Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Gerbil and Gecko. Just need the Donkey and I have my very own petting zoo!