Do you need a place to just chill, relax, remember the joy of motherhood? Would you love to do yoga with a few other mamas, or even with your little ones? Could you use some breastfeeding support?
Well, there’s a new space in town, and it’s tailor-made for mamas and mamas-to be. Featuring three yoga studios, a play space for kiddos, practitioner rooms for massage and lactation consultations, as well as a beautiful retail section, The Mama’hood in Boulder is ready to welcome us all into their serene “village”.
CEO and co-founder Linda Appel Lipsius sees the Mama’hood as a holistic resource center for expectant moms and families. As a mom-preneur, she recognizes the importance of community while juggling parenthood.
“The Mama’hood Vision: We are a sanctuary where every woman can find warmth, wisdom and inspiration. The mama‘hood promotes: Physical and mental health during motherhood. Empowerment through education about Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum and early family choices. Connection through classes, support groups and resources. A ’hood quite literally has you covered.”
True to the mission, The Mama’hood is comprised of a talented team of supportive women including several lactation specialists. Katie Wise, of Yo Mama Yoga, will serve as the new Director of Yoga, Trainings and Childbirth Education.
I visited the space with my little guy a couple of weeks ago. The carpenters were busy tightening the last screws, yet I felt an immediate sense of calm. The Mama’hood team has completely transformed the former Grandrabbits Play! spot into an oasis of tranquility. I got a first-hand look at the gorgeous maternity/post-natal/breast-feeding clothing, and fell in love with the cute stash of toddler eating supplies.
Personally, I can’t wait for the family-friendly music classes to start. And, I can offer my own kudos for Katie Wise’s prenatal yoga classes. If you get a chance, stop by this new spot and tell them MOD Moms sent you.
If you’re in the neighborhood, check out Mama’hood’s Grand Opening Party: July 17, 2015, 4pm-8pm. There will be family-friendly food, drink, & entertainment (including a petting zoo!). There will be prizes raffled with proceeds to benefit Mother House – www.mother-house.org
The Mama’hood (2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, 80302)