Join the Tree Babies Revolution!
Do you have an emotional connection to nature?
Are you empathetic and feel connected to living things?
Do you have a love of life and a desire to protect those you love and created a loving nurturing environment for them?
Do you often gasp in awe of nature or the sunset and notice the little things around you?
Do you enjoy practising mindfulness and would love to share this with parents and babies to creation connection?
If you said YES, you are in the right place and have discovered a beautiful way to express this through Tree Babies
What is a Tree Babies Guide?
Tree babies is a unique teaching and coaching concept to Blossom & Berry based on the importance of love, connection, and nature. It combines several key elements that I believe deepen the connection to ourselves and our babies.
- Movement practices
- Forest bathing
- Nature art creation with mandalas
- Community connection
- Gratitude ceremony
Its beauty lies in its simplicity. Its rawness and most importantly cultivation of a daily practice of presence and gratitude which I believe can be life-changing for everyone.
How it started-The seeds of Tree Babies…
Tree Babies was born from my experiences of connecting with nature and being outdoors during the first lockdown of 2020. I developed a daily mindfulness practise of simply “being” in nature and would walk for an hour a day just connecting with myself, my feelings, and the beauty around me. The intention to “just be” and receive the gifts nature provides to gain insight and peace of mind.
It took me back to the simplicity of life when I had my three children, Emily, Xavier and Caspar, all born within 4 years of each other and the joy and release of adventuring into nature with an open mind and an open heart.
The lessons I gained at that time were of the joy of being, of simplicity, of peace, of beauty, of gratitude and of the co-creation of experiencing this together.
I experienced everything through my heart, connected with my emotions rather than the judgment that I should be doing this or that as a parent. Nature, play and connection gave me a grounded presence which I believe is the key to mental wellbeing and freedom from the mind.
How Tree Babies Evolved
I wanted to embed these principles, combined with my many years of study and teaching in the field of parent and baby wellness in an easy to study and teach course that could be shared with others to spread a message of connection to ourselves, others and nature. Tree Babies was born!
At the core of Tree Babies is the concept of experience without expectation. Unlike many other parent and baby classes where you might have an expectation to “do” things, to entertain, to perform, Tree babies is about co-creation. Just as nature is ever-changing, so is Tree Babies.
Nature presents us with ever-changing landscapes, environments, and beautiful gifts. This is the same as our emotions in parenting where we can experience joy, fear, love and anxiety in just one day. At Tree Babies there is no expectation on babies to “be good”. Babies express themselves as they wish each week. We don’t need to entertain babies. That’s not our job; our presence is always enough, and nature provides the beauty. Parents come as they are ready to meet nature. Tree babies runs all year round so provides us with new treasures every time.
Tree babies is about fluidity and the power of holding space for yourself and others. Tree babies is about less and not more, heart not head and presence not achievement.
Tree Babies is about connection at its core- Love creates love
Right now, more than ever, connection is everything. In fact, there is nothing other than connection. We cannot ever be separate. Connection exists to ourselves, to our loved ones, to our environment, to the universe. Separation is an illusion that creates fear, isolation, lack, hate and greed. I created Tree Babies to help you remember who you are through nature and share this with others. It’s time to connect back to our inner knowledge of what we understand to be love and living in harmony with kindness and compassion to all things. It’s a call to embody connection and not just teach it. Thank you for being part of this movement to help us see that we are all one, together. We are all one love.
To find out more about becoming a Tree Babies Guide click here.
Tree Babies-Our essential resources list for teaching parents and babies in nature
I thought I would share some of my favourite resources from our Tree Babies Guide course to inspire you.
Our Tree Babies course covers everything you need to know but I always suggest cultivating a daily practice of learning.
You can order some of these books for deeper reading from Red Lion Books to support an amazing family run independent bookshop. Send an email copying this list or any of the titles and Jo at Red Lion will send them out to you, [email protected]
Continuum Concept-Jean Liedoff
Vital Touch-Sharon Heller
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in
Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe
Four Agreements-Don Miguel Ruiz
Untethered Soul-Michael Alan Singer
The New Earth-Eckart Tolle
Forest bathing and nature practice
The Healing Nature Trail: Forest Bathing for Recovery and Awakening Book by Tamarack Song
Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature Book by M. Amos Clifford
Forest Therapy: Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You Book by Sarah Iven
Other useful resources for Tree Babies classes
Calm app-This is a great way to tie up what you do in sessions with home practice for parents
Headspace app-This app offers a grounded way to add mindfulness to your day
Insight Timer-A huge range of mediations, mindfulness exercises and much more
To join us as a Tree Babies Guide and join the Tree Babies Revolution, click here
About Blossom & Berry
Blossom & Berry offers expert training, support & resources on baby massage, yoga and parent and baby wellness for professionals & parents across the world.
Blossom & Berry training is designed to give you everything you need to succeed. It gives you a complete teaching practice and mentorship program in a box.
Our training is the most comprehensive teacher training and business package on the market with no restrictions on what you can do and no ongoing licence fees ever.
“I would love to invite you to join my network of over 1000 teachers across the world sharing the benefits of nurturing touch and connection with parents and babies.” Gayle Berry – Master trainer and international expert on baby massage and yoga, founder of Blossom & Berry.
Your success is our success and having a transformational and nurturing experience is key.