Exploring movement with… Parent and Baby Yoga
Our *Parent and Baby yoga class is a perfect chance to get in a bit of me-time with yoga for you combined with massage and baby yoga for your little one.
The first half of the class focuses on the parent with a chance to relax and stretch out the body, easing those aches and pains that are common among new parents. Carefully selected yoga postures, suitable for post-natal mums, will be used to rebuild strength in the body appropriate to each individual’s stage of recovery. No prior experience of yoga is necessary and modifications to all postures are possible if required. This is a gentle class with an emphasis on relaxation and a slow rebuilding of core strength.
The second half of the class focuses on the babies using infant massage and baby yoga sequences which can soothe common ailments such as digestive complaints, wind and colic. Baby yoga is fantastic for helping little ones explore movement, promoting co-ordination and building muscle tone in a way that is suitable for their own age and stage of development. We will cover some great alternative ways of giving our babies ‘tummy time’, much loved ‘magic poses’ for those fractious moments and, of course, classic baby yoga aeroplanes!
Parent and Baby Yoga will run as a 5 week block, starting in September and is suitable for parents with little ones from around 6 weeks – crawling.
*While this class is advertised as ‘Parent and Baby’ with an emphasis on post-natal yoga, over the years of teaching this class, I have had the pleasure of welcoming dads, grandparents, aunties and family friends along to the class. The adult portion of the class is suitable for anyone and the smiles and giggles from the babies makes it a lovely experience for all.