Understanding that pregnancy and motherhood can be an intense and stressful time, Kylie Hanna decided to create Just Be Zen Baby, a safe space for teaching skills and techniques to new and expectant parents to make life that little bit more zen. Kylie has used her own journey through motherhood to create a supportive, open environment for those looking to invite peace, oneness and enlightenment into their lives through hypnobirthing, baby massage and reiki. Here she talks to The Natural Parent Magazine about what inspired her to start her business, the challenges she has overcome along the way, and her hopes and dreams for the future.
The passion: What inspired you to set up your business?
Being a present parent is something that was extremely important to me, and I didn’t want to go back to the corporate world after maternity leave. After my own incredible hypnobirth, I wanted to help empower more women to have positive birth experiences and that’s when I also birthed Just Be Zen Baby. Being a new parent can be quite a stressful time, so I wanted to create a safe space for teaching skills and techniques to new and expectant parents to make life just that little bit more “zen”.
The launch: How did you start out in the beginning?
I was fortunate to have friends who were pregnant around the time I did my hypnobirth educator training, so they were my first clients. I am also part of a very loving, supportive mothers’ group, so they were excited for me to me teach them baby massage techniques regularly, which helped build my confidence.
The innovation: What was the biggest breakthrough for you with your business?
For me honestly, the biggest breakthrough was creating a brand-new business from scratch after just giving birth. I’m very proud to have stepped into the unknown and followed my passions.
Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?
I won’t lie, it’s a bit of a juggle! We are originally from Scotland and don’t have the extended family support here in Australia, therefore I run my classes around my partner’s work schedule, so I teach on his days off or when he’s home from work in the evenings. We work as a team; he’s been my number 1 supporter since creating my business. It also gives Xander & Gordy father-son time, which is important too.