Welcome to my site! I'm Crystal, the founder of Connected Babies. I'm so pleased you've found us!
I am an International Trainer delivering instructor training and teaching families on behalf on the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM)
From our beautiful environmental training site on the borders of North London and Hertfordshire, our instructor training offers a rewarding and fulfilling career supporting families and respecting babies. As a certified instructor with our global association, your certificate enables you to teach all around the world and to work around your life, rather than fit life in around your work. Nurturing touch is a true gift promoting connection, communication and understanding between parents, caregivers and their babies.
My background is in all things birth and baby! I am a Nutritional Therapist (specialising in pregnancy and fertility) a Doula, Hypnobirthing Teacher, a Breastfeeding Specialist, a 3-Step Rewind Practitioner (healing birth trauma), Certified Infant Massage and Yoga teacher and most importantly a Mum of two. I love to study and currently studying further Child Psychology, Call it a passion!
"Doing the course with Crystal opened our eyes to our options and choices regarding birth, which we were simply not told by the midwives. Crystal delivers her course in such a calm, empowering and encouraging way." Joanna
"Such a great course, the best baby group to date! Baby Conor and I have gained so much from baby massage. I can now confidently incorporate this into my daily routine. Crystal really takes the time to get to know you and your babies. She provides a warm, calm, happy environment. I am actually sad the course is finished ! One to definitely do!!" Sarah
"We had an amazing session with crystal...such a lovely, helpful person! No questions were too big or small, and she was incredibly approachable. She explained hypnobirthing really well and went through different exercises with us. Crystal goes the extra mile for her clients, providing delicious treats, offering support via phone or email, and even lending us her personal CDs. I would highly recommend booking with her...in fact I just gave her details to a friend interested in hypnobirthing!" Rupal
"My son and I loved this course. Crystal is a wonderful teacher, so patient and kind. There is plenty of time to practise the techniques and ask questions and learn useful tips. The course is carefully structured and fun, my little one loves being sung too now he has a massage!! As a first time Mum I really appreciated the relaxed, informal atmosphere too and the wonderful cakes baked by Crystal. I absolutely recommend this course." Bhavini
"Thank you Crystal, I came to you last year fearing childbirth and left feeling confident and positive instead. The breathing and relaxation techniques kept me calm and gave me something to focus on in labour, so that surges (contractions) felt intense but not painful. We also had the knowledge to make decisions that we felt comfortable with, rather than feeling we were being told what to do; and this ultimately led to a natural birth rather than one with interventions. We are both very happy that we explored Hypnobirthing and I would highly recommend you!" Abigail
"This is the 2nd time I've done Crystal's class and once again it didn't disappoint! Crystal provides a really relaxed and calm atmosphere where you can really enjoy learning about baby massage. Crystal really gives you value for your money as the class lasts for well over an hour (a lot of other classes I've done only last about 30-45 mins) and you have a chance to talk to the other mums which makes it a lovely social experience too. Crystal is also on hand to give lots of valuable advice. The icing on the cake (literally!) is her yummy sweet treats which she bakes herself. I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone!" Nishma
"We did our Hypnobirthing course with Crystal. As a complete cynic when I arrived (my wife had heard of Hypnobirthing and convinced me that we should attend), I left as a huge advocate. The science, logic, practical breathing and deep relaxations all made sense. Crystal's sound guidance, gentle yet educated, well informed teaching gave us the confidence and support that we needed. She is amazing, her knowledge but also practical experience of a non-Hypnobirthing and a Hypnobirthing experience and the difference, was invaluable and she provided support to us as we needed it" Mohsin