Fridays 11-12.15 and 1-2.15pm, Amersham Rd Community Centre, Caversham, Reading
Includes a cup of tea and homemade biscuit.
This class is here to support you and your baby in your postnatal period. From six weeks postnatal (if you feel ready!) to crawling. See Toddler Yoga for mobile ones!
If you have had a caesarean birth or other intervention during the birth it is important that you go at the right pace for you, healing from the inside out and I can facilitate that. Sometimes what is needed most is to relax with others who understand the demands of motherhood.
I went to mother and baby yoga classes with my daughters and enjoyed finding space to exercise safely following the birth, integrating my baby into the yoga practice, and sharing experiences with other mums.
With a new baby you can feel that you never have enough time. Mother and Baby Yoga is a chance to focus on your developing relationship and enjoy this time that, in retrospect, passes so quickly. The yoga practice for mum shows you how to effectively and correctly strengthen your pelvic and abdominal muscles, release tight shoulders and neck from holding and feeding your baby, and to relax (useful when you're sleep deprived!). The yoga practice for baby includes massage, playful stretches and singing to stimulate your baby's development on every level.
Mother and Baby Yoga is about going with the flow. So if your baby cries during the class or starts crawling over other mums it's OK! You can feed the baby during the class, change their nappy or let them nap.
Please bring a blanket for your baby to lie on, and anything you need to change or feed your baby.