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 Welcome to Wellmother

These are pages for UK – if you want information for your country please click on relevant language button in the drop down menu on the right hand side of the top bar (currently showing English).

Next UK course: Pregnancy Massage, London 31st October to 3rd November

UK Pregnancy Immersion Course: Residential Pregnancy Massage and Shiatsu at EarthSpirit, near Glastonbury, 1st to 5th May 2025

Next retreat courses in France: • Extraordinary Vessels Retreat: Gers end June, early July 2025

Here you will find support and information for anyone interested in how the maternity period influences us all at any stage of our life and how, male or female, we can learn to mother ourselves and mother our Earth. You may or may not be a parent to be, already a parent, a practicing health professional. The Wellmother approach  has grown out of  how bodywork, especially massage and shiatsu, can support the well being of parents and babies. However, this special and magical time influences the rest of our lives, and so our approach is valuable for anyone of any age wanting to connect with their potential. At the heart of this approach, are the powerful Extraordinary Vessels of Traditional Chinese medicine. (TCM). Suzanne Yates, founder of Wellmother is writing a book about about how we can support ourselves at different stages of our life. She has created a Substack Blog “Rewriting your Story” with content which will be included in the book and welcomes feedback. We also have a YouTube channel.

The English pages are for all the courses taught in English, wherever in the world! For more information on which courses are for you please visit the relevant Discover page.


We are now in the year of the Green Dragon. Here is my blog.

I (Suzanne Yates) continue to offer individual on line consultations for clients and students because I continue to be impressed by their power and effectiveness.  The session can include connecting with you and offering specific breathing, meditation and visualisations , talking you through self shiatsu and massage or simply holding space for you. Please email me directly if you are interested in this. I am seeing people in person too. If you want more information on my individual work, please visit my practice page.

We look forward to meeting you in person as well as on line, at some point in the future!

Wellmother public

Our work is about supporting you during all your cycles of life. All practitioners use their skills to work with people at any time. We also have an online course on Extraordinary Women’s cycles for you.

If you are a parent or parent to be, we have a register of practitioners who have trained in our approach as well as a book and an online course in birth preparation  to give you Wellmother based tips to help prepare for your birth and beyond. There is also a blog with many relevant posts.

We also have a YouTube channel where there are many talks, visualisations, movement practices and demonstrations of shiatsu and massage.

Wellmother professionals

If you are a professional, midwife, massage or shiatsu therapist, doula or other bodyworker, we can train you to support women and their families in the best possible way at this special time. Our approach will also open your work up to a whole new way of working with any client. We do this through both online courses and in person courses and have written books to further support you in your work.

We also have a YouTube channel where there are many talks, visualisations, movement practices and demonstrations of shiatsu and massage.

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