Nurturing and Empowering Yoga, Movement & Wellness for All Women and Children

Our Team

Tara Thompson - Yoga Instructor & Doula, Belfast

Specialising in ...

  • YogaBellies for Pregnancy
  • YogaBellies for Mum & Baby
  • YogaBellies Baby Massage
  • YogaBellies for Fertility
  • YogaBellies for Women
  • Birth Doula
  • HypnoBirthing Educator
  • 3 Step Rewind
  • Somatics Exercise Coach
  • RMTi
  • Reflexology

Tara Thompson – Yoga – Doula – HypnoBirthing – Reflexology

Hi I’m Tara, the owner of The Little Yoga House.

I first stepped onto a yoga mat in 2002 after some friends coaxed me into joining them at the gym. To my surprise it sparked an interest. I continued and developed a strong vinyassa practice over the next 10 years.

During my 1st pregnancy in 2012, yoga became the highlight of my week and soon an unmissable part of my life, encouraging me to take the leap into teaching after the birth of my 2nd son 7 years ago.

I trained in 2014 with YogaBellies specialising in Yoga for Women and Children. I have such a thirst for knowledge regarding the pre and postnatal periods as I am constantly inspired by the Women and children attending my classes.

Since the birth of my 3rd child I have really enjoyed exploring other aspects of yoga and their benefits. I have a passion for anatomy and in recent years I have studied with Donna Farhi, Amy Matthews and in 2018 I became a Somatic Exercise coach training in Dalkey with Lisa Peterson.

I have been offering YogaBellies classes in the Belfast area for 7 years now and am always so grateful and humbled by the lovely Community that has flourished in Belfast during this time.

I am also a Doula, HypnoBirthing Educator & Reflexologist and love offering Emotional & Practical Support when TTC, throughout Pregnancy, Birth and Motherhood.

Specialising in ...

  • YogaBellies for Pregnancy
  • YogaBellies for Mum & Baby

Jill Johnston – Yoga

I have always been involved in sport and fitness through my studies,  recreationally and employment.

When I was pregnant with both my children I took part in pregnancy and mum and baby yoga. I really enjoyed the concept of both classes and realise the benefits it has which lead me to take a great interest in it. I qualified as a YogaBellies teacher in 2018 and now work alongside Tara in The Little Yoga House teaching classes on Tuesdays.

Specialising in ...

  • YogaBellies for Pregnancy
  • YogaBellies for Mum & Baby

Danielle McParland – Yoga

I started her YogaBellies journey while attending Tara’s YogaBellies classes with my 2nd child Niamh. I am now the proud mum of 3 gorgeous kids and have a real interest in Pregnancy, Birth and Babies. I qualified as a YogaBellies teacher in 2017 and now work alongside Tara teaching in the studio on Thursdays.

Specialising in ...

  • Baby Feeding Problems
  • Reflux / Unsettled Behaviour in Babies
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Carol Smyth – Breastfeeding Support – CBT

Hi I’m Carol Smyth,

I am an IBCLC (lactation consultant) and CBT practitioner.  My journey into this work began after I had my first child.  Like so many of us, before I had my first baby I was completely naïve to the difficulties that new families can experience when feeding and caring for their babies.  The support that I received inspired me to want to help others, and to completely change career.

I have over 10 years experience in supporting new families with feeding issues.  My aim in working with parents and babies is to meet you where you are, to understand what is happening for you and your baby and to help you to reach goals that work for you.  I understand the stress and anxiety that can come from difficulties with feeding, or with parenting a very unsettled baby and all baby consultations also include an element of mental health support.

I also offer CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy) sessions separately.  These may be used during the perinatal period (for either parent), but also at any other stage of your life.  CBT is the NICE recommended therapy for depression and many anxiety disorders.

In both parts of my work – CBT, or feeding / unsettled baby difficulties I offer a non judgemental, compassionate approach, guided by what you want and need at that time.

For more info or to book contact me through my website or mobile 07517 406683

Specialising in ...

  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Sports Massage
  • Indian Head
  • Pregnancy Massage

Samantha Hoi Kei Lo – Massage

I am the owner of A Luxurious Experience Belfast and have always had a passion for massage from a very young age, after finishing school I went to gain my qualification in Beauty Therapy, Reflexology, Crystal Massage, Sports Massage, Indian Head and Pregnancy Massage, and intend to add more qualifications to my list.

My goal is to tailor the client’s experience based on initial interview information, as well as feedback during the treatments, to ensure the client’s comfort and satisfaction. I am mindful of the overall experience – using only the finest oils and lotions. Lighting, music and decor are used in the room to complete the comfortable environment and enhance the client’s overall massage experience.

With over 13 yrs experience, I have massaged different types of people from children to sports athletes, so what ever treatment you receive you will be in great hands.

Contact Samantha directly through her website or mobile 07445994304 for all enquiries and bookings.

Thank you for all the support in your Mum & Baby classes, you are so passionate about empowering women and you have helped me more than you know through both lockdowns. I will miss our Wednesday mornings so much but look forward to starting ladies classes when the studio re-opens.

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