Who we are
MotherTime is the brain child of Claire Whitman, originally conceived as a workshop for new mothers six weeks to six months postpartum. Focused yoga practices, community support and quiet rest without the distraction of new babies were all part of the programme.
And then in 2020 the pandemic irrevocably changed post-natal support and Claire's regular pregnancy and post natal yoga classes moved online. Through connecting with mothers virtually and hearing that the classes were a lifeline for them, Claire realised that providing the ability to stay connected and not feel isolated at home without leaving the house was vital.
Sally met Claire in 2019, in Claire's pregnancy yoga class and returned to her online Mother & Baby classes during lockdown. Claire's classes provided Sally with a space to talk about her experiences and provided a feeling of connection to Claire and the other mums in the classes which she hadn't experienced before.
When Claire talked to Sally about her idea for MotherTime, Sally saw the opportunity to expand the scope to create an online space for mums to connect, working with Claire to provide classes, workshops, talks and local and virtual coffee mornings in support of mums.