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SEPTEMBER 19 - 24 2019

We know you want to take the time to focus and connect with each other, your baby and your birth - you know this is potentially the last chance before baby arrives... and we want to teach you how to create a mindset that will provide a Calm and Confident Birth.

Nestled in the hillside, between sky and earth, in the middle of rice paddies, Blue Karma Resort offers a safe and peaceful haven in the heart of Ubud, Bali.

Nestled in the hillside, between sky and earth, in the middle of rice paddies, Blue Karma Resort offers a safe and peaceful haven in the heart of Ubud, Bali.

CAN YOU IMAGINE yoga, meditation, nourishing food, massage,
flower filled baths, amidst a tropical rain forest
+ experts on tap to teach you everything you need to know so you can navigate a calm and confident birth. The Opti-mum Birth Skills workshop is integrated into your retreat. Plenty of time to choose what you each need.

We know you may be anxious or fearful and you will be guided by an expert:

midwife, NLP Master Practitioner and therapist, yoga and meditation
teachers who know how you can be empowered in your labour and birth! 

Where will you sleep + rest… leave the rest up to us. Your stay includes:  5 nights accommodation - four days of indulgence, information + education  Exclusive access of the entire property and ground, pool, spa + restaurant.    * Arrive Thursday 19th and check out Tuesday 24th September 2019

Where will you sleep + rest… leave the rest up to us. Your stay includes:

5 nights accommodation - four days of indulgence, information + education

Exclusive access of the entire property and ground, pool, spa + restaurant.

* Arrive Thursday 19th and check out Tuesday 24th September 2019

Your Bali Babymoon Retreat includes:  Breakfast + lunch + afternoon tea.  Guidance on local restaurants so you don’t have to do the groundwork  All delicious pregnancy friendly, plant-based foods to nourish your mind and body.  DID WE SAY WE’VE INCLUDED MASSAGE + COUPLES ORGANISED DATE NIGHT?!  YOU CAN ALSO LEARN HOW TO MAKE JAMU, A LOCAL BALINESE HEALTH TONIC  OPTIONAL:  Evening Trip to the Pyramids of Chi  Group Shared Dinner at a divine local restaurant

Your Bali Babymoon Retreat includes:

Breakfast + lunch + afternoon tea.

Guidance on local restaurants so you don’t have to do the groundwork

All delicious pregnancy friendly, plant-based foods to nourish your mind and body.

DID WE SAY WE’VE INCLUDED MASSAGE + COUPLES ORGANISED DATE NIGHT?!

YOU CAN ALSO LEARN HOW TO MAKE JAMU, A LOCAL BALINESE HEALTH TONIC

OPTIONAL:

Evening Trip to the Pyramids of Chi

Group Shared Dinner at a divine local restaurant

This Babymoon is designed for your and your birthing partner to take precious time invested into your birthing experience so you both know how to navigate this journey well.  Birth Skills Workshop integrated into your retreat includes a morning daily session covering:  Understanding how your hormonal system can help or hinder labour and birth  What to expect at each stage of labour  How to create the optimal birthing environment  Making mindful decisions so you're in control  Preparing partners and birth companions for their important role in the labour and birthing room.  Providing you with tools that will help you to optimise the ‘rest and digest’ hormones during labour and birth.  Introducing you to a range of skills that will help to keep you focused during labour and birth.  Defining 'birthing in awareness' and the importance of this concept in becoming parents  Navigating obstacles  Reducing anxiety/stress, increasing calm and confidence  Focused and non-focused awareness exercises to invite and embrace labour sensations  + Exclusive Audio Files for your take home and practice your Opti-mum Birth.

This Babymoon is designed for your and your birthing partner to take precious time invested into your birthing experience so you both know how to navigate this journey well.

Birth Skills Workshop integrated into your retreat includes a morning daily session covering:

Understanding how your hormonal system can help or hinder labour and birth

What to expect at each stage of labour

How to create the optimal birthing environment

Making mindful decisions so you're in control

Preparing partners and birth companions for their important role in the labour and birthing room.

Providing you with tools that will help you to optimise the ‘rest and digest’ hormones during labour and birth.

Introducing you to a range of skills that will help to keep you focused during labour and birth.

Defining 'birthing in awareness' and the importance of this concept in becoming parents

Navigating obstacles

Reducing anxiety/stress, increasing calm and confidence

Focused and non-focused awareness exercises to invite and embrace labour sensations

+ Exclusive Audio Files for your take home and practice your Opti-mum Birth.

Let us reset your nervous system with slow, gentle movement:  Optional Morning Pregnancy + Partners Yoga class  * no previous experience required  Birth Skills Workshop integrated throughout your stay  After lunch meditation + mindfulness session for Restoration + Relaxation  (includes hypnotherapy and alleviation of fear/anxiety related to Birth)

Let us reset your nervous system with slow, gentle movement:

Optional Morning Pregnancy + Partners Yoga class

* no previous experience required

Birth Skills Workshop integrated throughout your stay

After lunch meditation + mindfulness session for Restoration + Relaxation

(includes hypnotherapy and alleviation of fear/anxiety related to Birth)

Our clients say that this precious time is necessary for them to really focus on themselves, as a couple, setting the stage for their relationship, connecting as parents, getting on the same page. It’s time to immerse themselves in an environment where they can learn from experts and integrate knowledge and tools specific to birth. Tools unique to the Opti-mum package and tools they won’t find elsewhere.

Our clients say that this precious time is necessary for them to really focus on themselves, as a couple, setting the stage for their relationship, connecting as parents, getting on the same page. It’s time to immerse themselves in an environment where they can learn from experts and integrate knowledge and tools specific to birth. Tools unique to the Opti-mum package and tools they won’t find elsewhere.

KeiShana is a women’s’ health professional who has lived in the world of childbirth since her own pregnancy, near seventeen years ago. Until recently she practiced as a midwife in the community, focusing on homebirth and primary unit birth, until crossing the bridge into Christchurch Women’s Hospital, catching babies on the Birthing Suite and in theatre.  Having co-created Opti-mum Antenatal Education, specialised in PTSD, trauma release (alongside generalised motivational sessions), as an NLP Master Practitioner + coach, the demand for her private work drew her out of the public health sector - where she continues to pour her passion into mind and body-based therapies. She is a yoga + mindfulness meditation teacher and hypnotherapist, educator and all round ‘Brain Witch’.  Click here to find more about KeiShana http://www.opti-mum.co.nz/team  Emmalee has worked as an educator in the hair and beauty industry for most of her lifetime and now immerses herself in self development, yoga, mindful movement, plant based food and is a constant source of vibrant energy that inspires others to be their best selves.  This “Brain Witch’ + ‘Self Love Wizard’ combo is your perfect magical retreat facilitation team.

KeiShana is a women’s’ health professional who has lived in the world of childbirth since her own pregnancy, near seventeen years ago. Until recently she practiced as a midwife in the community, focusing on homebirth and primary unit birth, until crossing the bridge into Christchurch Women’s Hospital, catching babies on the Birthing Suite and in theatre.

Having co-created Opti-mum Antenatal Education, specialised in PTSD, trauma release (alongside generalised motivational sessions), as an NLP Master Practitioner + coach, the demand for her private work drew her out of the public health sector - where she continues to pour her passion into mind and body-based therapies. She is a yoga + mindfulness meditation teacher and hypnotherapist, educator and all round ‘Brain Witch’.

Click here to find more about KeiShana http://www.opti-mum.co.nz/team

Emmalee has worked as an educator in the hair and beauty industry for most of her lifetime and now immerses herself in self development, yoga, mindful movement, plant based food and is a constant source of vibrant energy that inspires others to be their best selves.

This “Brain Witch’ + ‘Self Love Wizard’ combo is your perfect magical retreat facilitation team.


“Green, calm, strong”

Was the 3 word mantra Jason repeated over and over again for almost 24 hours of labour and 5 hours of active labour. I had an incredible birthing experience because of these 3 words I carefully selected after attending the birth skills workshop. They changed everything for me.

I had a completely drug free birth. My midwife ‘strongly recommended’ that I have a shot of morphine and I declined every time. What got me through was my breathing and my mantra. I truly and honestly don’t know how I did it but it was like a surge just came over me and even through the tears and the pain all I could do was breathe. I still remember the sounds I made as I stood in the shower with Jason. He said that I wailed and did my breathing the whole time and barely spoke a word to anyone. I politely asked everyone to have their phones off while in the room after learning about the hormones that can have negative and positive effects on your birth depending on what you allow. It was a game changer!

In the days after I gave birth to my son, other mums and my close friends would ask me “how was it?” with a worried tone and a screwed up face. They were always either shocked or jealous when I replied “amazing” - many thought I was lying. When they asked what advice I would give them I would just reply “Opti-mum”. For me, it was really all about putting the work in and studying up on my notes I took so I remembered it all when things got hard!

After my son was born, we had to transfer to Christchurch Women’s NICU unit as he had an infection in his lungs. I was gutted after having such an amazing birth - but I felt prepared because I understood what it was to be present in the good/bad and breathing my way even through this very real experience for my baby to feel my strength!

Up until this very day, I use all of the skills that I learnt at Opti-mum. It’s so worth the investment because of this very reason. The tools aren’t just things that you can use during your labour but in every day life. I truly credit the incredible labour I had and the ability to turn his NICU experience into a good one to Opti-mum. Thank you so much for all that you do for women - you open up a whole new world of understanding for us! We are so thankful.

Love always,
Vicky, Jason & Quincy Afesulu.
Xx

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