Meet Clare, Founder of Wildflower Training
I've worked with families in one capacity or another for over 20 years and undertaken a vast amount of professionally recognised training , including:
-BA (hons) Integrated Working with Children & Families
-Early Years Teacher Training
-PGCert Coaching & Teaching
-Perinatal Doula Training
-200 hr RYT Yoga Teacher (currently completing 500 hour training)
-Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
-Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
- Fertility Yoga Teacher Training
-Ayurvedic Nutritionist Certification
-Baby Massage & Yoga Teacher Training
-Hypnobirthing Teacher Training
-Antenatal Teacher Training
But it wasn't until i began planning for my own family that i really discovered my soul purpose.
The journey into Motherhood for me wasn't straight forward - i had undiagnosed infertility which turned out to be related to PCOS and Endometriosis. It took 6 years for me to become a mummy and i suffered the trauma of losing three precious, much longed for babies along the way.
The support i received after my miscarriages was incredibly poor and this is something that i feel passionately about changing- no woman should be placed on a maternity ward full of new mums and babies when they have just been told they have lost theirs.
My first birth experience was nothing short of traumatic. I was unprepared (i'm not sure i could allow myself to believe my pregnancy would get that far) and i had no idea what my options were. I have never felt so vulnerable and out of control in my life. This experience left me struggling with Postnatal Anxiety - i wanted everything to be perfect, i wouldn't allow myself to rest or accept help and i became convinced something would happen to my baby. The one time i reached out for support my health visitor told me that it would mean 'a lot of paperwork', so i left it there - how sad is that?
I went onto have a second miracle baby 18 months later , she suffered with horrific colic and reflux and literally woke on the hour every hour - my mental health took a dip again, there was zero support.
When i returned to work full time i knew that i was running myself into the ground - i was depleted on all levels and felt i was never truly giving 100% to anything . I was miserable. I needed to step off this treadmill.
So i did!
I had no plan, no savings and a full time wage to replace - was this scary? YES! But i trusted that i would find a way to make things work - I had to.
This is when Wildflower was born!
A range of classes and workshops for my local community of mums
A business that allowed me to work the hours that suited me and family
A business that lit up my soul because it was making such a difference to other women
A business that quickly earned me more money than my full time job!
There are now over 400 Wildflower Trained Practitioners all over the globe- the ripple effect this is having is huge. Wildflower is also an approved Training Provider for a number of NHS Trusts & Nursery Franchises
This is available for YOU too , let me guide you through and walk with you every step of the journey - Find out more about our three professionally recognised Training Schools below...
Little Wildflower Early Years Training
Children don't need flashy plastic toys that do the 'play' for them, babies don't need to be propped into sitting and standing activity centres in order to reach the next 'milestone', little wildlings don't need to be 'school ready', they need the time, space, freedom and respect to be allowed to develop in their own way, at their own pace. This is how we raise unique little people who will change the world!
Find out more about our Early Years Courses, Baby & Toddler Class Provider Training & Accreditations by clicking the rainbow!
Yogaroos Yoga Teacher Training
All of our Yoga Teacher Training has been designed to enable women at every stage of life to access the incredible holistic benefits of this ancient practice - no matter what size, shape or age they are!
After years of trying to find a class that felt authentic and being met with competition and cliques i decided to create my own programmes - moving away from the insta perfect hype and taking Yoga back to its roots as a personal wellbeing toolkit - your Yoga mat should feel like a sanctuary not a punishment!
Find out about our Yoga Teacher Training by clicking the logo
Wild Mothering Doula Training
At The Wild Mothering School we are changing the way that Doula's offer support. We believe that Women need the guidance, wisdom and comfort of other women at every stage of the Womanhood Journey, not just during birth and the early days with their baby.
Many cultures from all over the world continue to embrace the value of a circle of support that in Western society has become so lost.
Our mission is to bring back the Village to not just Motherhood , but Womanhood as a whole.
Find our more about our Doula Training & Wild Motherhood Membership by clicking the logo
Connection and Community is at the very heart of everything we teach, from the Fertility journey through to Menopause and everything in between
We support parents to understand how connection, attachment and gentle, responsive parenting is the foundation for healthy development through babywearing, yoga and baby massage. We create safe, nurturing spaces for parents to connect and build a support network, we provide opportunities through yoga and meditation for mums to connect to themselves and think about their own needs. Postnatal Recovery is something the western world has forgotten - we are on a mission to make it accessible to all!
Our approach to birth is unique and authentically holistic- women need to feel informed, respected, safe and cared for. Our teachers utilise the intrinsic connection between the mind and body - birth isn't just a physical process!
Our gentle parenting classes help families to connect to to one another in a respectful, meaningful way and our play programme supports little ones to feel connected to the world around them and to their community.
We connect like minded , progressive practitioners together in our community, where they share ideas, work opportunities and support one another wholeheartedly within our 'collaboration over competition' collective mindset.
We provide a circle of support for women at every stage of life - bringing back the village ethos that is so missed in modern motherhood.
Lastly, we are so much more than a training provider! Every member of our community receives totally free business mentorship, with lifetime access to course material and membership of our closed facebook group, full of Doulas, Midwives, Health visitors, Baby massage teachers, Yoga teachers, Forest school leaders, Maternity nurses and Early Years professionals.
Want to know more?
Get in touch to book your FREE 30 minute discovery call with Clare!
Email: [email protected]
As approved education partners with Westminster Indemnity we can offer you professionally insurable training wherever you are in the world!
NHS Approved Training Provider
Wildflower Training is proud to provide approved training to a number of NHS Trusts - from Baby Massage to Hypnobirthing and beyond!
We are Baby Carrier Industry Alliance accredited educators
Bgi have added us to their list of approved education providers and offer exclusive insurance packages to our Yogaroos Teachers
We have undertaken the Queer Birth club competency training and are committed to providing authentically inclusive training.