"Mamaheaven is the best thing that will ever happen to you"
At carefully selected venues, we have created a unique slice of heaven to enhance the precious first year-and-a-half with a new baby and empower mothers for the parenting path that lies ahead.
We emphasize a mother’s bliss giving mamas a chance to re-awaken their body through yoga, massage and good food; calm their fears with counselling, advice, sharing experiences and support; bond with their baby with mother and baby yoga and baby massage and a special time shared; and finally an opportunity to fully relax and rejuvenate away from the pressures and duties of day-to-day life.
Supported by our wonderful team Mamaheaven is a heaven-sent time to de-stress and restore yourself after the momentous experiences surrounding childbirth. As well as being deeply rewarding the post natal period is also an incredibly challenging time. Mamaheaven gives mothers the wonderful opportunity to meet their own, oft-neglected, needs and get a well-deserved rest.
Babies have a wonderful time too, being entertained in the loving and relaxed creche, tucking into amazing morsels, doing yoga with their mums or receiving massages themselves.
Both mother & baby benefit from just retreating from normal life to focus on each other and themselves. The timetable is carefully planned so mothers and babies are not separated for too long and are always in close proximity to each other, allowing mothers to relax in the knowledge that their babies are close and well cared for.
There’s also a fantastic goodie bag of organic beauty, baby, household & food products.
With an emphasis on natural parenting, relaxation and empowerment the activities at Mamaheaven are intended to boost your confidence as a parent. The benefits of a Mamaheaven holiday last long after the retreat is over. They include new friendships and relationships, new interests, a fresh outlook or even a whole new way forward. The sense of renewed confidence and excitement about life on your mothering journey is palpable.
We look forward to welcoming you and your baby soon.
From the moment we arrived at Florence House, my little girl and I were met with warmth, friendliness and support. We enjoyed three days in the company of a group of fabulous women (both mamas and the Mamaheaven team); were nurtured by amazing therapists (the best massage I've ever had!), delicious food, empowering conversation and gentle and restorative yoga practise in a beautiful environment. Morning yoga outside in the Autumn sunshine was a high point, as was a walk down to the ocean to watch the waves crashing against white cliffs. I left feeling rested, reassured and cared for. It felt like a true holiday in every sense.
CAROLINE & JESSICA, OCT 2018
Mamaheaven is a little bit of heaven on earth.
It was by far one of the best things me and my baby could ever have done. To share such a magical experience with such wonderful women, I feel truly blessed.
My memories that were made there will never ever be forgotten.
TANYA & ARTHUR, OCTOBER 2018
I just returned from my Mamaheaven retreat this week and I cannot rave about it enough. Having never been on a retreat before I thought there was no better time to treat myself than after giving birth and those first 3 challenging months with a new born. The time I spent at Florence House was so special to me and I’ve left feeling nourished, rested and completely inspired. I’d had very little one on one time with my second daughter since she arrived. We both flourished during the two days we spent at Mamaheaven. It was the perfect space and I immediately felt at home after being greeted by the team of wonderful women. They created an intimate and safe environment for us to share parenting/birthing stories amongst other women. I was so relieved to see how amazing they were with all our children allowing us to relax into the scheduled classes should we choose to participate. You have freedom to mother as you choose with full support and no judgement.
I came away feeling empowered and full of gratitude for this nourishing experience. I would recommend any mother go for it whether it’s your first or fourth child. It’s a unique and exceptionally special couple of days. I am sure I will be visiting again if not next year perhaps when I hit menopause!
LORRAINE & RITA, OCT 2018
“I was just pontificating about the wonderful time I had at Mamaheaven. I came in June 2015 and I remember the food and the lovely warm people. It felt like a holiday and it was so safe and warm and just delightful.
I didn’t spend much in the way of gadgets when the baby was born as I think it’s all superfluous stuff, but Mamaheaven was the best money I ever spent on myself and my son. Truly magical.
I recommend you often, but I meet price resistance. I actually think it’s an accessible price and good value so keep doing what you are doing!
I just recommended Menoheaven to my mother-in-law!”
— RUTH & MAX, 2017
“I booked Mamaheaven because I wanted some time to enjoy my baby girl without the daily chores getting in the way. But I gained so much more than that. The few days we spent at Florence House were blissful, inspiring and surprising… Within minutes of checking into my luxury accommodation I truly relaxed for the first time since my beloved baby landed in my arms, six months previously. Relaxing came easy because we were in a beautiful, calm setting, surrounded by a team of amazing women with innate nurturing skills. And after creating a small being, bringing them into the world safely and nourishing them that’s EXACTLY what all new mothers need: a chance to slow down, be cooked for, listened to and told that we’re doing a great job. What surprised me about Mama Heaven is that once cocooned in that safe, nurturing environment fears and joys of motherhood, that I was entirely oblivious to, came bubbling up. Expressing those emotions and being acknowledged provided some deep healing, and helped make my new role as a mother a bit less scary and even more joyful. Thank you Mamaheaven.”
“The retreat was the break I needed whilst being close to my baby. The highlight for me was the supportive company of females and mothers. It helped me lose fear of leaving my baby in a creche and appreciate the joy of being with my baby when I am refreshed rather than strained. The yoga classes were tailored with an understanding of what mothers need. The food was delicious (I am not vegetarian but loved it). Totally worth the money.”
"I had the most incredible experience at Mama Heaven. I felt so cared for, respected and understood. Every aspect of the retreat is so well considered from time to chill and be papered a little, time to meet other mums and to most importantly to reflect upon our new roles as mothers, from talking in ‘Mama Circle’ about our births to the life changes parenthood brings in a positive, constructive and meaningful way. I also had an amazing time with my little girl, beautiful memories to treasure in the future, dancing together, walking by the sea and doing baby massage, just magical. I came away feeling like me again, so much more relaxed, calm and centred. I feel like I can be a better mum now I have has time and support to reflect. Its had a real impact on our lives as a family, can’t recommend the retreat enough."
Quite simply a beautiful experience and full of wonderful memories. I was unsure if I would be able to actually “switch off and relax” but due to the magical staff and perfect planning (babies being loved and cared for so well and amazing food among other things) I had a wonderful time with my baby son and enjoyed meeting other Mums in similar positions to me. I would recommend it to everyone – in fact can you start a DadaHeaven please?
R.L, Kent March 2015
“I have often thought I should write a testimonial about my time at Mamaheaven. For the purpose here, I will keep it brief because to detail the ripples sent out into my life after that long weekend would mean I’d need to write an essay. I arrived at Mamaheaven with my fourth baby in my arms. I was good at this Mothering thing by then having been in the throes of it for almost a decade! From the outside I think I gave off a good impression of knowing what I was doing and how I wanted to do it. However, underneath all of that front, I was struggling."
- Z.M Heredfordshire 2016
"Occasionally, time magically stretches. A few days appear so much longer, richer and more intense. This is exactly what happened at the Mamaheaven retreat. From our arrival to the good-byes, every minute was made precious and important for both babies and me. We felt cared for, looked after, listened to and taken seriously. We got spoilt with lovely food and drink, walks at the coast, massages, cranios and yoga and time to talk. Thank you to everybody from Mamaheaven to create this wonderful, refreshing and empowering break for us!"
-S & A & P London 2016