A support through what is likely the craziest year of your life! The journey into motherhood!
Everything changes and many places prep you for the birth then you're on your own until you feel strong enough to face the world or reach out for help... but The Mother Ship community will be a constant through this.
A small group (max 10) who will hold this transition and know you so you can zoom in from the hospital if you need to go in, come in in your pyjamas with no judgement!! They will hold you through the highs and lows, the joys and struggles and be a coven to laugh with and a shoulder to cry on. It is...
A place to find your voice and sing out.
A safe harbour when things are feeling rocky.
A family of friends. A place to ask questions and voice both your hopes and fears without need for editing.
WHO IS IT FOR? ...
Women of any age, from pregnancy to early motherhood - around 6 months but if you want to stay for less, or for longer your place is yours until you are ready to move on to a main Singing Mamas group!
There's one just down the road in Hanham Community Centre on Monday mornings, 10-11:30am! Zoie also runs the St Werburghs group on Fridays 10:30-12pm.
WHAT TO EXPECT...
Lots of singing, stretching, check-ins, breath work and support. Throw in tips on using sound, song and hypnobirthing for birth and post-natal healing... all alongside tea, cake, laughter and friendship in a group of women going through the same thing.
HOW TO BOOK A PLACE...
You can book in here if you know you'd like to try it out, or just get in touch with Zoie for a chat to see if it is right for you and to see if there are places available. There will be a max of 10 people per group and then a rolling waiting list as people leave to join the main Singing Mamas group.
Can I come for a taster? Yes! If there is a space available you can book in for one or two taster sessions to see if it's a good fit for you.
Does it matter if I miss a session? No! Your membership will cover access to both the main Hanham Singing Mamas group AND Zoie's online choir on Wednesday nights, so if you ever need to miss a session you can always make it up at one of these. We will also have a closed WhatsApp mothership group so you can still chat and get support from the group, or if you are unable to come because of going into labour, or hospital, or because you've just had your baby you can chose to zoom into the session so we can wish you well and sing to you. (Screen on or off!).
Does it matter if I can't sing? No! Singing is a birthright we have lost in western society, labelling people as singers and not singers. It's crazy. We all have a voice. If you think you don't, you are absolutely in the right place to gently discover yours. You will need it in motherhood!