Baby yoga is a loving and playful practice that encourages bonding between mum and baby, creating positive feelings and interaction. The practice is baby led and with roots in yoga; it is a mindful practice of awareness with respect. Though I use the term ‘mum’ here, fathers, grandparents or carers can join this Class with baby.
The Class focuses on baby and also includes gentle yoga for mums with breathing practices, stretches, postnatal strengthening and relaxation techniques.
We use dry massage techniques and yoga postures for baby which are often practiced whilst singing – this delights everyone, especially babies! Baby Yoga helps to build trust and understanding, enhancing communication and building confidence, as both mum and baby continue to get to know one another. This promotes a feeling of security, as baby becomes accustomed to mum’s touch, voice and smell. Baby yoga helps to release tension, is relaxing, calming and fun!
Baby yoga supports your baby’s individual development. Benefits for baby include:
• Improved digestion and relief for colic
• Strengthening the physical body
• Stimulating all the senses
• Balance and harmony of the body systems
• Helping to settle baby and improve sleep patterns
• Helping baby to move from reflex to voluntary movements
• Increases baby’s ability to cope with future challenges
Tactile stimulation during Baby Yoga contributes to the development of your baby’s brain and nervous system. It enhances communication between mum and baby and is a celebration of each baby and their individuality.
Yoga postures can help to ease any stiffness, aches and pains that you may have. In Class we share supportive ways to lift, lower and hold your baby. Yoga sequences also aid digestion and can help calm the mind, enabling you to have a more restful sleep.
Mums are welcome to feed, change and tend to their baby’s needs during class. In a group setting, mums can meet other mums, share experiences and build friendships. This can help parents feel supported and that they are not alone in their experiences.
‘I found Baby Yoga incredibly healing and relaxing. It helped my son to settle to sleep incredibly quickly in the evening when it normally takes him a while. It also helped with my postnatal recovery. I would thoroughly recommend Yogalime compared to other styles of yoga, as it is very much in tune with mother and baby. If you can’t do a particular move or feel uncomfortable, Sky always shows an alternative that is equally as effective.’ Sabrina, August 2016
You will also receive an invitation to join our Mums and Bumps Club !
Please bring to class any items you require for your own comfort (e.g. water) and the comfort of your baby (e.g. food, nappies, toys, pacifier) including a thick blanket or cushion to rest your baby on. Yoga mats are provided.
Join Baby Yoga Classes
This Class is suitable for babies from 3 months – pre-mobile (before your baby starts to crawl or walk). Prior to joining Classes, please check with your GP that yoga is suitable for you and your baby.
Baby Yoga is taught in rolling blocks of 5 Classes (5 Class Pass with 5 weeks expiry). Spaces are limited and can fill quickly, to avoid disappointment it is recommended to book early.
Bookings are taken online. To book Classes please complete the form below. An online payment request will be sent to you on the same day (if you don’t receive this please check your junk/spam inbox or Contact Us). Upon receipt of payment you will receive an email to confirm your booking. Please note: New students must arrive 15 minutes early to their first Class to Register. All booking must be completed and payment received at least 48 hours before the date you wish to start Classes.
Private Baby Yoga classes are also available. These can be tailored to meet your individual needs at a time and place that suits you.
Birthlight encompasses 30 years of teaching experience
‘We use breathing awareness, spinal alignment, adapted yoga poses and flow-movement, touch, sound and relaxation in innovative programmes supported by an extensive underpinning knowledge of anatomy, physiology and scientific research evidence. Our programme is the result of a long process of adaptation, testing and teaching experience.’