And we want to give families great resources to have fun, connect and develop, both as individuals and together.
Starting from pregnancy, both Kathryn of the Daisy Foundation Edinburgh and Gem of Positive Birth Scotland organise birth preparation classes and workshops to support mums and dads to be, and also after birth.
Daisy Birthing is a wonderful combination of gentle movements, active birth and antenatal education, breathing techniques and relaxation, and once baby has arrived Kathryn also offers Daisy Baby Tinies.
If you’re looking for a post pregnancy exercise class, Sabrina from Physical Health Personal Training runs prenatal pilates for mums and babies to do together.
Tessa of Yes Yoga offers Yoga classes for all, birth support and Pregnancy Yoga in Edinburgh.
Sabrina runs postnatal pilates classes, and also mother and baby classes which can be handy if you want something that doesn’t involve finding childcare.
Sarah of Birth and Beyond offers new mothers space to talk at our Mother Kind sessions, where mothers can bring their babies and talk about their experiences of motherhood, warts and all. Groups are run on demand and you can book by contacting Sarah here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in Baby Massage, Kathryn also offers Daisy Foundation massage classes for new parents and their babies. Research shows that this is a wonderful way to bond with your child.
ACTIVITIES WITH BABIES, YOUNGER AND OLDER KIDS :
Holly, of Portobello Music School, runs music classes for the wee ones (aged up to 3). A great way to enjoy spending time with your baby.
Agnes of Pure Yoga offers Yoga for preschool children, primary age children (Mondays) and Pre/Teen Yoga (Sundays).
Kirsty brings Glow Meditation to Tribe Porty on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, for under 2s and up to Primary School Children.
Our exciting and ever expanding Tribe Porty Youth Theatre run classes and workshops for younger and older kids led by Shauna and Larah – increasing their confidence and developing their abilities. Do check their website for class details!
Portobello Art School, run by Juliana, gives older children and adults a space to develop their artistic abilities
Please check out our events calendar for updates on classes and one-off workshops. Here’s a quick guide to what’s on…
Here are some blogs and resources that we at Tribe Family find inspiring and useful. If you know of any other good ones, we’d love to hear about them!
Connected Baby – this site is a wonderful resource for looking at the ways in which the connections we develop at birth affect us for the rest of our lives.
The Wild Network – if you want to feel inspired to get outside, just read this!
Birth and Beyond – some thoughts and reflections on parenthood by our very own Sarah Wheatley
Edinburgh Birth and Baby Community – good for new and expectant parents. Tribe hosts regular information evenings run by this group.
The Positive Birth Movement is a global grass roots movement spreading positivity about childbirth
Which? have a site about maternity choices
Inform My Choice is a great collection of evidence based resources taking you through pregnancy and in to parenthood provided by The Daisy Foundation in collaboration with NHS Choices, NICE, Which? Birth Choices, Birthrights and more.