Fermentation Workshop with Bonnie De Gros of the Rusty Skillet

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Love Mamas is proud to present a exciting workshop offering with Bonnie of The Rusty Skillet. During this workshop you will learn the basics of fermentation and why this ancient food practice is so important for overall health. We take a fascinating look at the essential tiny microbes that live in our gut along with the vital nutrients that are locked up in our food and find out how to make sure we're getting the most out of both of them.

This workshop is aimed at beginners and will include a number of great recipes for staple fermented foods and drinks, including water and milk kefir, kombucha, coconut yogurt, and sauerkraut & kimchi. The workshop will also include two demonstrations, one of which includes the making of multi-purpose sourdough that can be used for many different styles of bread including flatbreads, pizza, loaves n scrolls; plus a Fermentation handout and recipe booklet. There will also be several delicious food and drink samples to try on the day.

Bonnie de Gros is a mother-of-three, midwife, fermentation expert and keen foodie, and the voice behind The Rusty Skillet website.

“As a child I was fortunate to grow up in an epicurean environment. I spent many hours every week in kitchens and restaurants and later worked as a cold food and pastry chef in a French-style bistro, which is definitely where I discovered my passion for cooking. With a keen interest in nutrition and gut health I value the importance in eating a varied diet based on wholefoods and traditional food preparation practices.” - Bonnie

Love Mamas is thrilled to present this workshop as a part of a series with The Rusty Skillet that focuses on nutritional practices that are suited to the whole family. Love Mamas provides workshops, helps facilitate community events as well as working to support new families through in home care, massage and helpful blog content.

 Join us at Te Kainganui ECE on the 4th November at 2pm

You can find tickets to this event Here.

Infant Massage Classes with Amy Dawson

Love Mamas is proud to present our latest offering of Infant Massage classes at the Ngaio Natural Health Centre this October, with resident Massage Therapist Amy Dawson.

Amy Dawson is Mum of Emily and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She has 6 years’ experience working as a Massage Therapist, with a wide range of clients including pre- and post-natal mothers. She is intrigued by the ways that deep emotional attachment can develop through gentle, conscious physical contact and is an advocate for the ways in which positive touch can benefit entire families and help to develop the growing infant brain.

Massage can help relieve symptoms of colic, gas, constipation, tension and teething discomfort, and stimulates baby’s circulatory, digestive and nervous systems. But most importantly it gives us with one-on-one time, to connect and bond with our baby.

Our infant massage classes have a flexible structure of gently taking parents and babies through different massage techniques, we provide a morning tea, and there will be several discussion points throughout the session around theory. Classes are set in a warm and cosy room at the Ngaio Natural Health Centre in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

Babies may or may not choose to participate on the day depending on their mood or sleep times, and this is completely fine with us!

Each intake is comprised of 4-6 babies (and their caregiver/s) and will consist of 5 Sunday morning sessions. Our first begins on the 29th October. 

Babies must be 6 months or under to benefit the most out of the classes - pre crawling basically.

Secure your place HERE.



Every Month

Birth Wise Coffee Morning & Support Circle

Love Mamas proudly co-host the Birth Wise Coffee Morning with Domino Midwives , Birth Wise, & The Wellington Homebirth Association every first Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the relaxed baby-friendly space at the Southern Cross Garden Bar on Abel Smith Street in central Wellington (note the new venue) from 10.30am to 12 noon. Entry is free. Come and check it out with your belly bump or baby and meet some other Mamas. We often have interesting guest speakers, as well as snacks and toys for toddlers.

Where: Southern Cross Garden Bar, 39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Cost: Free entry

When: the next coffee morning is Monday 2 October 2017


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