Postnatal mama& Baby Yoga
Classes are now being held face to face in Farnham, at The Maltings.
Monday mornings 10am – 11am: FULLY BOOKED
Due to popular demand a new class will be starting Tuesday 4th May … email firstname.lastname@example.org for waiting list enquiries or book below…
Classes capped to 15 and Covid-19 secure.
Following the birth of your baby you will feel a range of emotions, it can be a very exhausting period, often filled with great overwhelm and not much spare time for you.
Allow yourself to reconnect with your body following pregnancy and birth, with our wonderful postnatal course, designed for you and your baby together.
Our 5 week course focuses on providing you with time to unwind and relax, using breathing techniques, stretches and exercises to gently rebuild your core strength. As well as ease any aches and pains from feeding, picking up your baby, carrying car seats and prams around…its non stop right?!
We also focus on pelvic floor training, ensuring all exercises are carried out safely follwing your labour experiences.
When to join a Mama & Baby Yoga class:
We recommend joining our yoga course whenever it feels right for you. You may think you want to get straight back to it, however tiredness and feeling like you have no time may impact this. Don’t put pressure on yourself and come when you feel ready. We advise to wait until your 6-8 week check with your GP just to ensure you are ‘safe’ to begin exercising agian.
The great thing about mama & baby yoga class is it caters for all levels, if you want to use it a chance to relax and have a more mindful practice then that is great, equally if you want to get back to a more dynamic practice then there is plenty of opportunits and modifications you can work on.
Your baby will enjoy being close to you watching you move and will also get to enjoy practicing baby yoga throughout the class (see below).
You will both leave the class feeling the benefits!
We run a baby massage course too which is a lovely class, often the first course you will do as a mother. Find more information on our website.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and would like to speak to an expert midwife, maybe consider joining our membership for weekly chats with a midwife and much more for your mental health and well-being.
Baby yoga is also taught by Laura, who many of you will have met during pregnancy yoga. Not only is Laura a pediatric nurse, but she also teaches baby massage too so has heaps of experience when it comes to baby classes.
Baby Yoga for your babies health:
Yoga for your baby positively promotes your baby’s health and wellbeing using a variety of fun poses, stretches, and positions. These will improve your baby’s flexibility and muscle tone and develop their coordination. The classes are full of songs and fun techniques that can easily be integrated into your day to day life, as well as give you practical tips and guidance to help those early months with your growing baby.
During your postnatal yoga class you will have opportunities to practice baby yoga too. You will gain a better awareness of our baby’s body by moving them in a controlled way, enable their own body exploration to begin! Yoga will help to develop your baby’s coordination and rhythm, as well as head and neck strengthening with tummy time activities, as well as core building sequences to prepare for sitting. Like baby massage, yoga also improves your baby’s sleeping patterns, as well as relieve colic/constipation/wind symptoms.
When to join a baby yoga class:
We recommend joining baby yoga when your baby is 2-3 months of age onwards and follows on from the Baby massage course very nicely. Once your baby is on the move, yoga does become a little bit trickier as your baby will be hard to catch!!! But yoga can usually be enjoyed for many months!
Frequently Asked Questions
I have never done yoga before?
Who cares! You don’t need any experience, postnatal yoga is a relaxing but fun interactive class for you and your baby, come and give it a try!
We recommend starting yoga following on from baby massage. Having said that, baby massage is not essential. You can join postnatal yoga from 8 weeks onwards, but around 3 months is a great engaging age for your baby, as well as a safe time for you to exercise again.
DO NOT WORRY!!!! All babies cry at some point in the day, some more than others. A Baby yoga class is no exception! It doesn’t matter if your baby cries, you can feed or soothe, or stand up and rock your baby, whatever is best for you both. You will learn various holds, tips and tricks to help calm your baby. However, you will find that the fun engaging class doesn’t leave much time for tears!
Just you, your baby and your usual baby bag, nappies/milk etc. Maybe a favourite toy and a drink for you. You don’t need any fancy props, just some energy and your best singing voice… to help drown mine out, Ha!
Yes of course!!!! You only need to purchase one course, you can bring your babies, practicing different movements of each of their bodies. Or you could take turns, one baby one week, and then swap the following week, we are sure if one of your babies was just watching that they would still enjoy the stimulation from the class. Im always on hand to help out too.