This bespoke workshop has been designed with the midwife in mind.
If you are a midwife reading this, we don’t need to tell you that you are a pretty incredible human, taking on a physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically demanding job, where bringing life into the world is just one part of what you do.
Words that come to mind when we think of midwives are; trusting, supporting, encouraging, focussed, knowledgeable safe and calm but to name a few. So this workshop has been created to allow us to do this for you, all within your own aerial hammock.
What to expect...
We will take you on a two-hour holistic journey led by Aerial Master Trainer and Cloud9 Co-Director Jessica Ashby in your very own aerial hammock.
The workshop will start off with your feet firmly on the ground and we'll work with our body and breath to get a sense of grounding and appreciation of our body, mind and senses, focussing on trust and letting go before taking to the hammocks.
Then we will move onto having some good old-fashioned fun, testing our limits and exercising through play, releasing those all important happy hormones to enhance your overall wellness. Think childhood playground but without the politics.
We will wind things down using meditation, mindfulness and yoga to release and relax your body and mind, letting your Cocoon take your body weight so you don't have to, giving you a feeling like no other being held by the fabric.
Finally allow yourself to drift away as you surrender your body and mind to the moment as you rock off into a relaxed, hanging state of bliss.
If that's not enough we have put together a goody bag for each midwife with luxury treats for you to consume and pamper yourself with. You should leave feeling invigorated, inspired, relaxed, informed, supported and happy.
No experience is necessary, just a want for some focussed time to yourself with like-minded people in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment. This workshop is not suitable for anyone that may be pregnant.
What shall I wear?
Please wear clothes that are comfortable and that cover your skin - soft joggers, leggings, yoga pants a light top and an extra warm layer or two. Please make sure that your clothes have no zips, buckles, studs or anything that could catch on the fabric. Please make sure that all jewellery is removed before starting the workshop. Failure to wear the correct clothing or to remove jewellery may result in you not being able to participate in the workshop. The workshop will be carried out in socks or bare feet, you may want to bring extra socks and extra warm layers clothes for the second part of the workshop.
What should I bring?
Please bring a bottle of water, an open mind and some snuggly clothes to put on in case you get cold during the meditation part of the workshop, think cosy slumber party!
Tickets are not transferable and non-refundable, however you may gift/sell your ticket(s) to someone else as long as they are fit to take part.
Perhaps you’d like to buy a ticket for your midwife, or a midwife you know, a lovely gift idea!
Not a midwife? No problem, we have a Cocoon Aerial Yoga Workshop for non-midwives too.
To discuss anything further please do not hesitate to contact us.
In conjunction with The World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring 2020, "The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife" we are donating 10% of ticket sales to the Royal College of Midwives Benevolent Fund.
The Benevolent Fund of the RCM Trust is a charity whose main aim is to support midwives and maternity support workers in times of financial need, helping to get lives and careers back on track.
To find out more about the RCM Fund or to make a donation please click here.
To find out more about The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 click here.
Many thanks to our very own midwife Kate Doyle for collaborating with us on this workshop.