I'm not just a Bodhi Mama, I'm a Singing Mama too!
BRAND NEW for Spring/Summer 2021... Singing Mamas Choir 'Support Spaces'
Singing Mamas Choir is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in singing to improve Womens’ mental health and general well-being.
What is a Singing Mamas Support Space?
It's a space for YOU - Mothers, Non-Mothers, Pregnant Women, Grandmas, Aunties, Elders, Young’uns - ALL Women who want to feel uplifted, and connected through singing together, and enjoying tea and cake together!
It is a safe, nurturing and welcoming space - We begin with a gentle check in and relaxation exercise, we have a sing and then I make you a cuppa and a sweet treat so you can focus on having a natter with your new community of lovely women. It breaks down as roughly 60 mins of check in, relaxation and singing, and 30 mins tea and chat.
Our Support Spaces are covid-secure, closed groups with strict policy guidance and measures in place in order to be compliant with current regulations and evidence based, safer singing practices. Support Spaces are referred to as Support Groups by the government (we prefer our name though...lol!)
What will we sing?
We will sing simple and beautiful songs, creating harmony with our voices - Some of the songs will contain positive mantras that as we sing them over and over become part of us, and help us to release any negativity we might be holding onto. Singing will also help to improve our posture and lung health.
We sing in our natural voice, without backing tracks and in a circle; I don't teach you how to sing, I teach you lovely songs that we can sing together.
Our lives have been turned upside down by the Covid-19 pandemic and unsurprisingly, a lot of us will have experienced feelings of isolation, loneliness, stress and fear, and although we’re hopefully turning a corner to ‘getting back to normal’, some of our experiences will have left a mark and continue to affect our lives.
Singing Mamas Choir know that this type of targeted support works wonders for improving health and well being, particularly women in the postnatal period, and or with low mood and depression.
Where and When?
Tuesday mornings at Dilston Physics Garden* (10.00am - 11.30am) *Session time updated 20.04.21
Thursday mornings at Hexham* (10.00am - 11.30am) *Venue tbc and session time updated 21.04.21
Sessions begin w/c 14th June – w/e 18th July (5 weeks)
Please note there are only 15 adult places per Support Space – Children under 5 are welcome free of charge.
Cost per session is £8 per adult, if you bring a child under 5 they are free (Please let me know when you book). This includes a hot drink or soft drink, and a sweet treat. If cost is an issue though, please do speak to me.
Please know that I have made every effort to make the Support Spaces affordable - The largest proportion of your £8 per session goes on overheads including: venue hire, my professional membership of Singing Mamas Choir CIC, the purchase of songs and resources (I always pay the songwriter), my preparation time, advertising and marketing, the tea and cake...and then I pay myself whatever is left over as this is my job. Thank you so much for your support - It means I can keep offering this really important work to you, and the women who need it.