WHAT WILL CLASSES ENTAIL?
The classes will begin with an opening circle, to introduce ourselves, share our experiences that week (good, bad and inbetween!) There will then follow songs to relax baby, exercises for your baby to help with common problems like colic, breathing techniques to help relax mum and baby, gentle yoga exercise for mum concentrating on pelvic floor and core strength. By no means is this a ‘lose your baby weight’ type of class. This is an antidote to that kind of pressure and will provide loving care and nurturing. No guilt allowed!
WHEN CAN I JOIN?
Please wait until your 6 week check before attending classes with me (8 weeks if you had your baby by Ceasarean). Classes are suitable for babies 6 weeks-6 months (or before crawling).
Suzanne attended classes with Bronwen from April 2014 and enjoyed the classes very much!
“I began baby yoga with Helen when my daughter was just eight weeks old. I was alerted to the class via the Balance yoga website, after enjoying a few pregnancy yoga classes in the run up to my baby’s birth. The baby yoga classes were just lovely. Helen is a kind, caring and considerate teacher, imparting bits of real mummy advice from her own experiences interspersed with excellent teaching. There is lots to do and learn to support your baby in their development and practical physical exercises to support you as a new mum both with lifting/carrying/standing sitting, pelvic floor, breathing, unwinding etc. The relaxation meditations were excellent especially the feeding meditation designed to support you in the early days of feeding your child and beyond. It is a lovely chance for some real one to one concentrated quality time with your baby, and a chance to start to build back your own physical strength. Helen clearly loves working with mums and babies and shows genuine interest in all the babies attending. Another lovely thing about the class is her kindness, taking the baby for a cuddle at an opportune moment to allow mums to partake in full relaxation/meditation . Highly recommend this unique class, for both mummies and babies alike, a true pleasure!”
I ran a trial of classes towards the end of 2013 and had this response from Trina (and the lovely Bea!)
“As a new mum, it’s wonderful to be able to attend an exercise class that also actively involves my baby. We both slept better after attending a class and I woke up feeling energised for the first time in a long while! Yoga also helped to ease my post-natal back problems”
MY EXPERIENCE…PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL
When Mae was born three and a half years ago, I attended weekly mum and baby yoga classes from her sixth week. The classes were an invaluable time …a chance for me to bond with Mae, share the experience with other mums, and have the sympathetic ear of an experienced teacher. It was a chance to get out of the house and have an ‘appointment’ with myself! The relaxation aspect was fabulous to help foster a good feeding relationship with my daughter, and the breathing exercises would relax both myself and Mae. Some weeks I didn’t do much in the way of exercise for myself as Mae would be demanding feeds and attention. I was able to use this time to sing/breathe and join in when I could. There would always be an opportunity within the hour to relax and stretch. To this day I use the breathing techniques with Mae which are a great way to calm down a potential tantrum and she still remembers the songs with great glee! I have recently completed my pregnancy yoga training (which included postnatal) with whYoga http://www.whyoga.com/. I completed my 200 hour teacher training for yoga in July and have 21 years of personal experience.
I AM INTERESTED!
If you would like to register your interest for classes please contact me on the following link.