Mum and Baby Bliss

Calling all new mums. Want to get away with your bundles of joy during the week for a break and take some well-deserved me-time? Second baby and need to spend some quality time with your new baba?

Following our sold-out May and June baby Bliss, we are delighted to bring you another opportunity to enjoy and pamper yourself in luxury and nature.

Join Lydia Sasse with special Guests The elbowroom founder Lisa Wilkinson, and The hopsack’s Finn Murray, at the elbowroom escape for our third amazing baby Bliss event. This is a blissful Mini-break for you and your baby in the stunning Glen of Imaal to our mountain lodge retreat.

Great sessions will help rejuvenate you with our dedicated facilitators bringing  you: a parents circle session, an infant sensory integration class, mum and baby yoga with a focus on postnatal rehabilitation, Yin and Restorative Yoga, Healthy eating advice for restoring your energy, Baby minders so you get an actual break, goody bags and loads more! Optional Massages are available for those who really need it! Check out the full schedule for details.

Being a mother can be overwhelming and is often exhausting.

Imagine packing up a small case and taking a road trip into the mountains where we pretty much do everything for you leaving you time to just enjoy being a parent.

This Rejuvenating three-day break has everything that mothers dream of and more, and you don’t have to bring the kitchen sink. We have baby facilities including high chairs, toys, books, and miles and miles of forest and mountains on the doorstep.

We will cook delicious nurturing food for you, and clear away. Organic baby food will be available for you in our cabin to suit your child’s schedule.

This is a great way to create new friendships with other parents with plenty of time for forest walks,  mum only sessions, and our popular Craft Irish gin bar in the evenings.

Our childminders are scheduled for a morning session and during your evening yoga class. If you wish to book additional childcare for more me-time or a massage, we can organise that for you prior to the event.

Bring a friend or join us and make new friends

Sharing motherhood and creating friendships is so important. Make new friends with your roomie, swap stories and help each other as we are all in this together. All rooms are available on a sharing basis. Bring a friend or make a new friend.

If you want to come with a friend and their baby to share your room, we will be happy to give you both a discount, just let us know their names and we will assign you the rooms together.

Suitable for babies up to crawling, your bundle of joy will have lots of fun exploring with their newly energised parent.


Event Details

  • Start Date: Tuesday 8th October 2019
  • End Date: Thursday 10th October 2019
  • Time: 11:00
  • Duration: 3 days | 2 nights


We will do our best to stick to the schedule below, but as we are working around babies and naps, some times may change to suit the group


11am – Arrival

12.00 – Mid Morning – Parent and Baby Yoga – A lovely session for bonding with your baby and recharging your tired bodies.

13.00 – Lunch

14.00 – Mid Afternoon – Infant Sensory integration where we look at the normal development patterns for infants with neurodevelopment expert Lisa Wilkinson. Then join in development focussed sensory play to encourage healthy development.

Free time

16.00 – Sling/buggy walk

 17.30 – Early evening – Dinner

Baby bedtime

19.00 – 21.00 – Evening – Parent circle with childminders (until 9pm) – Mandelas, support, mindful meditation and honouring your parenthood journey. Finish with some lovely self-care pamper bags.

Later – Gin Bar get a drink up in the cabin (bring your baby monitors)


8.00 – Early am Breakfast

9am – 11am – Morning minding – babies get minded. Mummies get some me time

11.30 – 12.20 – Mid Morning – Mum and baby yoga with a focus on postnatal rehabilitation of tummies and pelvic floors.

12.30 – lunch

14.00 – Mid Afternoon – free time – Optional woodland walk with babies in slings/ Book a relaxing massage (extra charge applies)

17.30  -Early evening – dinner

Baby bedtime

19.00 – Evening Session 1 – Nutritional Magic: How to pull the rabbit out of a hat for your health when you’re a time-starved new mum with Finn Murray and Lydia Sasse – Hopsack goodie bags for all!

20.30 – Evening Session 2: Parent relaxing Yin and Restorative yoga class with mindful meditations – With baby minders (until 10pm)

Later – Adults enjoy a soak in the hot tub under the Wicklow start, Gin Bar and chats – Bring your monitors


8am – Breakfast

10.30- Relaxing Forest walk

Midday – Hugs goodbye and head Home

What's Included

2 night stay in luxurious shared accommodation

All classes and sessions

Delicious wholesome organic meals served with love

Escape team on hand to child mind during adult yoga class and morning

Book a relaxing massage (to be booked in advance €65 per person)




All rooms are shared with another adult and baby (up to 1 year old) – €420 per person (early bird only €395 until 16th September 2019)

Friends Deal – Book in with a friend and your babies for only €760 (early bird rate)

Please let us know the name of the friend you are sharing with

  • Extra child (up to 1.5 years old) €60

If booking extra parents, children or booking the ‘Friends Deal’ – please contact us directly on or call +353 83 1838013



Lydia Sasse

Lydia is a women and children’s wellness coach, yoga therapist and mum to a wild and wonderful 5-year-old boy.

Lydia has been working with children in a variety of ways more or less all her life: she grew up helping her mum work with kids in orphanages in Nepal, volunteered as a special needs assistant through her schooling and then even went on to work as a Mary Poppins style super nanny!

She has trained in perinatal and mum&baby yoga, children’s yoga and yoga for children with additional needs and developmental delays. She has written and taught a kids yoga teacher training course and now also works in schools giving primary teachers the tools to bring yoga and wellness techniques into the classroom to make it a more happy and inclusive environment for all.

Since becoming a mum, Lydia has made it a mission to try to help and support women through the ups and downs of their motherhood journeys. She has talked at the hugely popular Mum Talks events about the challenges she faced as a new mum and how she learnt to call on her yoga techniques to help her navigate her way to feeling more comfortable in her new role.

Having completed training in womb yoga therapy Lydia now also works with women through all stages of womb life from menarche to menopause and everything in between. She coaches women to honour and understand their moon cycles so that they know how to better nourish, nurture and honour their own needs.

You can follow Lydia on Instagram @yogawithlydia

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa is queenbee of The elbowroom in Dublin and The elbowroom escape in Wicklow. She is the proverbial Duracell Bunny, teacher, gardener, baker, health enthusiast and passionate foodie. But first and foremost, proud mother to two fabulous children.

The elbowroom escape is also Lisa's home and she can be often spotted knee-deep in some kind of muck, hosting retreats, writing or brewing a variety of concoctions in her cabin.

She specialising in pregnancy and new motherhood coaching, is a doula, paediatric craniosacral therapist, Infant Neurodevelopment therapist, Yoga teacher and Yoga teacher trainer, and has been supporting 1000's of mums and babies for the past 18 years.


Finn Murray

Finn Murray is the owner of The Hopsack, a second-generation health food store in Rathmines, Dublin, that has carved a path for the last 40 years bringing sound health advice to its local community. Finn is a knowledgable and passionate natural health advocate and enjoys sharing his insight on many health conditions gleaned over years of experience in helping the public manage and support their health and that of their families.

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