MOMMY & ME YOGA
A unique and fun postnatal yoga class designed for mum and baby. Suitable from 6 weeks after the baby’s birth (8 weeks after a c-section) right up until your little one starts to crawl. The class is a fun way to bond with your baby and offers quality physical stimulation that has become essential in an urban sedentary lifestyle.
Benefits of baby yoga include:
Extending contact with parents and babies: our baby yoga sessions work with babies a minimum of 8 weeks all the way up to 2 years. Unlike massage where the same routine is suitable for all ages, yoga is more age specific. Some of our poses are suitable for babies 8-20 weeks (our beginner moves), others are suitable for babies 20+ weeks onwards (our advanced moves)
Using the moro reflex: part of our yoga training teaches how we can work with our babies moro or startle reflex (in a very controlled way) to teach our babies about trust building, dealing with change and emotional self-reliance. All important factors in the development of our babies emotional bedrock capabilities
Instinctive self protection: some babies are born with a instinctive response to put their hands out in front of them if they feel themselves falling, a very important skill particular when learning how to toddle/walk. Other, for all sorts of reasons (dyspraxia, eye-sight problems and behavioural issues for example) very often do not have this instinctive capability. Part of our yoga training focuses on how we can teach our babies that if they feel their centre of gravity changing or falling that we should try to control the fall and put our hands out to protect ourselves
Building core strength: our core focused moves (particularly our advanced baby yoga moves) work to build our babies core strength and improve head control. Without core strength and upper body strength our babies may experience delay in reaching many of the development milestones used to monitor our children's development curve. By encouraging our babies to use core muscles and improve their head control we can begin to redress the balance of reduced tummy time (babies now spend very little time lying on their tummies) and the implications that this can have on babies development
Diagonal co-ordination: our yoga moves teach our babies the important fundamental of diagonal co-ordination - how to move arms and legs in opposing directions. This skill can be very challenging for some babies to master particularly if they have any behavioural or development issues, but without this skill the basics of crawling and walking will be difficult to achieve
Teaching our mums and dads to breath: part of the yoga training focuses on helping our mums and dads to remain in control by using simple but very effective breathing techniques. Very often simply by focusing on our breathing and breath control we can maintain greater emotional balance and deal with the day to day challenges of parenthood in a calmer and more in control way. As part of the yoga training we also look at quick and simple techniques for dealing with stress at home and for remaining calm even in those difficult periods when stress and lack of sleep can impact on our parenting skills
This class consists of five weekly sessions of approximately 30-40 minutes each over two to five weeks, pending how many classes you would like to do during the week. If you would like to continue beyond 5th week there is option to get individual classes. I offer flexible arrangements to suits parents needs, three sessions also available, please contact me prior making a booking.
Please note you will only schedule your first session when making payment, other will be arranged by contacting me directly.