I created Blossom & Berry in 2001 after the birth of my daughter, Emily. Emily completely changed my life. I loved being a mum more than anything in the world and I wanted to create a business that enabled me to spend my time with her (and my two boys born within 3 years) and to support other parents.
Blossom & Berry promotes and teaches the importance of positive touch, communication and love through massage and yoga for the healthy development of babies and children based on scientific evidence and cultural practices from around the world. We now offer a wide range of high quality and high value courses designed to teach students to teach massage and yoga and set up a successful practice with low risk, low cost and full support.
My mission is to be the number one baby massage and yoga teacher training provider in the world with the best teachers and the best courses. I want to expand our network of teachers to help support new parents and babies and change the world through teaching nurturing touch, massage & yoga. I would love you to join me.
1.Unicef estimates there are 353,000 babies are born each day around the world. That’s alot of babies needing nurturing touch and love and alot of parents and babies to teach. 128,845,000 a year!
2. A recent study by the National Childbirth Trust suggests half of new mothers suffer mental health problems during pregnancy or within the first year of their child’s birth. Education through Blossom & Berry courses during pregnancy on self care, the importance of bonding and practising skin to skin has the potential to support new mothers.
3. The number of children having therapy for anxiety has risen by 60 per cent in two years figures in 2017 from the NSPCC show. Babies and children need loving support to thrive and how they interact with their primary caregivers in the first 3 years of life can, simply put, wire their brains for love or stress. Problems with emotional regulation in early childhood can cause stress and anxiety later in life. Infant massage and yoga teaches responsive care and love from the beginning.
4. Blossom & Berry are regularly contacted for teacher recommendations by parents from all over the world. We need more teachers to help support parents and babies.
5. There are waiting lists for baby massage and yoga in many areas and parents and babies are missing out on this vital education due to the lack of availablity of classes.
Our training is fully comprehensive and covers everything you need.
We take a three stage approach to our training to ensure your success;
We teach you everything you need to know about your subject matter and provide you with in depth reading lists, video resources, case studies and support to answer all your questions.
We teach you how to teach and present effectively and how to engage with your clients and work with group dynamics. You will feel confident facilitating groups, one to one sessions and workshops.
We help you succeed in setting up your business and getting clients. This is an important part of the course as we want you to share your excellent teaching skills with as many people as possible.
We also always add a very large sprinkling of love into all our courses and can create resources to meet your needs.
Expert and award winning training.
Lifetime access to course materials
Free online course for parents with our baby massage course
Confidence to become an inspiring teacher.
Teaching plans for classes, workshops and one to ones
Advice and support setting up your own practice.
Fully interactive learning resources.
Encouragement to be the best teacher and to make a positive difference to your clients.
The opportunity to create a successful practice nurturing parents and children that you will love.
Support from a team of lecturers, peer support and annual study day.
24 hour online access to our materials and resources and lifetime access to our materials
Access to our online video channels.
An invitation to join our interactive Facebook group the Nurture Collective for all our courses.
Additional learning materials about the importance of child development, emotional intelligence & attachment theory.
Advice and support on setting up your business.
Freedom to create your own business brand with no fees or licence.
Opportunity to volunteer teaching infant massage in orphanages in Malawi.
A large number of resources: teaching plans, handouts for classes, booking forms and much more.
100% job satisfaction helping to support parents and babies through positive touch and communication.
Learn the importance of nurturing the emotional development and wellbeing of children.
Flexibility and freedom to work when you want to.
Independent training so you can teach where and when you want with no ongoing fees to pay.
Create your own family friendly business that I love.
We also teach NHS staff, health professionals and Children’s Centre Staff to teach infant massage and yoga. We have worked with a wide range of students from private practice to charities. You can find out more here
Blossom & Berry will train and support you if you would like to become a baby massage or baby yoga instructor. You should be someone who enjoys working with parents and children and has natural enthusiasm for teaching. You should be a warm and friendly person who can offer support to others. You must be aware of the benefits of running your own business and be motivated to achieve your full potential. It ideally suits someone looking for a part time opportunity wanting flexibility and control over their working hours.
You must have an interest in working with young families and have a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology (such as GCSE biology or an equivalent). We believe in investing in a positive future through nurturing our children with loving touch & communication, encouraging happy secure relationships and by demonstrating kindness and generosity to others. We look for individuals who share this goal.We believe in investing in people for the future, creating opportunities for happiness and in nurturing yourself and others. Classes & training are not just about certificates, rather about experiences, memories & relationships.
Fantastic teaching. We covered so much in a short time. You make learning such fun. Thank you, Thank you
The course is well designed and full of information. I feel so inspired to teach others the knowledge I have gained from the course. I have loved studying and found all the course materials to be useful. I have been able to study for a new career without the problems of childcare. Can’t wait to get my new business up and running
The best courses that I have ever done! I loved them. Thank you Gayle for being such an inspiration and for training me so well. I cant imagine there being better baby massage and yoga training out there. Gayle enriches the training with her amazing knowledge and expertise in baby massage and yoga and makes the training thoroughly of interest to the student and maintains a really comfortable and stimulating learning environment. The training materials are so well thought out and helpful and Gayle is so very supportive throughout your journey