In addition to our wonderful staff, The Secret Garden collaborates with a team of experts whose knowledge and experience in their fields has been an important influence. We are fortunate to be able to call upon their expertise.
Dr Raja Gangopadhyay
We are delighted to welcome Dr Raja to the Secret Garden on Monday 12 November to discuss the importance of Self care during early pregnancy and motherhood. Dr Raja who is one of the UK’s leading consultants in obstetrics and gynaecology.
He has a particular interest in perinatal wellbeing and is a pioneer and champion for better support for maternal mental health. He is also the founder of the International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy (IFWIP) a global organisation that promotes better support and healthcare for pregnancy and new mothers across the world.
Justina is the founder of MamaBabyBliss and a leading pregnancy, mother and baby expert in the UK. Her passion and mission is to support the wellbeing of mothers, babies and mums-to-be and her expertise lies in promoting the benefits of pregnancy, postnatal, baby and toddler massage and yoga.Justina also contributes and is featured regularly in the national media and has worked as a perinatal and baby expert with companies such as Pampers, Mothercare, Mamas & Papas, The Baby Show and the BBC.
Ria is the founder The Simple Birth Company. In 2016, Ria trained as a hypnobirthing instructor with The Wise Hippo Ltd. and after completing several additional birth related training courses, combined with her own additional research, passions and interests within the childbirth industry, Ria then founded and launched her own hypnobirthing programme – The Mind, Body & Soul Hypnobirthing Programme.
She has shared the journey of pregnancy and birth with many couples and is passionate about educating expectant couples to empower them to take control of their births and have their own positive birth experiences.
Rachel is our resident MamaBabyBliss teacher and therapist. A mother of two, Rachel has been with Mamababybliss for over six years and offers the whole curriculum including pregnancy and post natal massage therapy.
She is also a fully qualified Montessori teacher and a Reiki Practitioner.