UNPLUG AND PLAY
WITH JACINTA TYNAN AND LEONIE PERCY
Wednesday 8th June, 10am - $49
There's something we need to talk about...
The perfect, modern-day mother doesn't exist. It's a myth. Fact is, we're all different, and we're all human.
For our next Mum Society event, Sky News presenter, author and columnist, Jacinta Tynan, and yoga and mindfulness teacher, Leonie Percy, talk about the expectations on modern-day mums, keeping your head in the NOW, knowing who you are and embracing it, and making the moments count.
Mum Society is a vocal supporter of mothers who are fighting to maintain valuable connections in their lives (personal and career), and these two incredible women have invaluable ideas and experience of how to stay open to opportunity, create calm in your life, and how to make the best of what's right in front of you.
As our speakers shower you with inspiration bombs, you'll be treated to a fully-catered brunch in the gorgeous Centennial Parklands Dining venue, while the little ones are taken care of by our complimentary, professional child-minding service.
Put the phone down, take a comfortable seat, smile at the person next to you – maybe even strike up an adult conversation – and let yourself be completely in the moment. At least for a moment! We can't wait to see you there...
Whether you're new to motherhood or a seasoned campaigner; whether you’re ticking boxes or hitting hurdles; whether you’re at the beginning, middle or (very, very) end of your tether, the soul-warming benefits of good company is undeniable.
Wednesday 8 June, 10am - $49
Centennial Parklands Dining
1 Grand Drive, Centennial Park
* As always, your little ones are welcome with limited on-site childcare with Dummies & Playdates.
Brunch at Centennial Parklands Dining
You may know Jacinta Tynan as a Sky News Presenter, author and columnist with Sunday Life.
But it was one column in particular that put her onto the radar of many mothers. After her first son was born, she wrote an article about how much she was loving motherhood. She was publically shouted down, and it unwittingly sparked a fiery debate - many arguing motherhood is an arduous and thankless task, while others were 'brave' enough to admit they too found it fulfilling and even fun.
Now, as a mother of two young boys, Jacinta has just published her third book, Mother Zen, (and manages a website of the same name) looking at why some women find motherhood such a struggle while others don't, and has lots of amazing suggestions of how mothers can make the most of this precious time.
She's also the proud patron of SISTER2Sister, a mentor program for teenage girls, and is on the board of Monkey Baa kids theatre, bringing quality theatre to young people across the country.
Leonie is a loving mother, a passionate yoga and mindfulness teacher, and an author.
She's also the founder of Yoga Mamata, an institution that teaches mums how to keep their families connected, mother in the moment, and how to find joy creating a business they love.
Motherhood hasn't always been smooth sailing for Leonie – but she has used her own experiences as a single mother, her degree in psychology, and her wholehearted passion to keep families connected, to create her business Yoga Mamata.
Leonie has been practising yoga for over 15 years and has also studied yoga, psychology, meditation and mindfulness.
She is also the author of the award-winning book, Mother Om - Connect with yourself and your children in one mindful moment a day.