Tree Babies classes- The new way to create connection and community for parents and babies
Have you ever been to a parent and baby class and left feeling more alone than when you arrived?
I have. I remember leaving a class with my three small children under 4 feeling like a total failure because they would not sit still, be quiet, “behave”, do the things they were “expected” to do.
I felt all eyes on me. Embarrassed, ashamed and feeling like I did not belong. Not what you want to feel when you are caring for others and are trying your best. I left crying, sitting in my car feeling completely alone.
It’s time for something totally different
Children (and adults!) don’t like being contained. We are born wide-eyed and ready for experience through all our senses. We are designed to create, play, dance, express and connect. Many parent and baby classes feel too structured with too many expectations. Babies grow on love and connection, first and foremost. Without a sense of trust and safety, babies cannot reach their full potential. Babies just need us; present and connected. We all need to feel this in our relationships!
Tree Babies is a totally different experience-The magic is in the “Being” and not the “Doing”. Classes are by nature unpredictable as they take place outside all year around. The gifts of each session reveal themselves as they happen.
As a Tree Babies Guide, your role is to hold space, create the flow and bring the community together through experience, strength, and hope. Tree Babies classes are about feeling and being present with yourself, your baby, with others and nature. Connection flows through every level.
Making teaching simple and flow
We give you a simple and easy teaching plan to inspire you which creates the flow of your class and will give you the confidence to hold space. You can trust the simplicity of its structure. No more complicated teaching plans, kit lists and resources. The most important thing is to be authentically you as a guide.
As with all Blossom & Berry courses and training, love, freedom and creativity are our highest values. Our training allows you to integrate Tree Babies into your own brand, express yourself and create something unique to you. There are never any ongoing license fees. We support you the whole way to help you start, expand and grow your business authentically as you.
I want you to teach your way, not mine so if some of the guidance in the course is not aligned, you can honour your own way. Tree Babies classes are designed to create safe, nurturing and sacred spaces. They act like a ceremony offering to nature. We don’t need music, equipment or anything complex. Nature provides it all in abundance. It’s the simplicity and presence that is the power.
Gratitude is a huge part of the classes. Gratitude for our daily lives, our families and friends and for nature. Gratitude is incredibly powerful and grounding and keeps you connected to your heart. All feelings, emotions and experiences are welcome at Tree babies. When we feel welcomed, accepted and able to share, magic truly happens and we know that we can simply be. As a new parent, this is an empowering experience as it enables you to parent authentically which deepens the connection to others.
At Tree Babies classes;
Babies lead us
This is a safe space to connect, explore and share
There is no expectation of any outcome from the classes, experience or each other
This is a class for BEING rather than DOING
There is nothing to do
There is nothing to change
There is nothing to achieve
There is nothing to fix
There is everything in the moment.
The moment is now.
Tree Babies classes are a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and introduce babies to nature. Bringing baby into nature is a wonderful first communion of all the abundant gifts nature has to offer. It is the start of a lifelong journey of your baby with nature. As a parent, we are our baby’s guide and we can offer nature to baby and baby to nature.
This connection with nature is part of many traditions around the world. We have lost our connection to nature in many parts of the busy world. Tree babies gives the opportunity to create connected experiences with nature from the earliest of days. We are all one, connected and together.
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.