postnatal yoga (with babies 6 weeks - crawling)
For any mothers with babies from 6 weeks - crawling, Mum & Baby Yoga are very special postnatal classes which provide a place where you can stretch, breathe, massage and move your body whilst spending time with your baby in a relaxed, unhurried space. (Babies can sleep, feed or be held during the class, whatever is needed). What's included and the benefits?:
Postnatal Yoga and relaxation for mums - reconnect with your "new" body
Cup of herbal or fruit tea and a snack - much needed refreshment
Return to exercise gradually and safely; the yoga takes the postnatal body into account
Regain some strength, flexibility and tone
Ease aches and pains
Pelvic floor and core work and information (including diastasis recti)
Learn movements and holds for younger and then older babies as they grow
Practise relaxation techniques to help with the emotional ups and downs of motherhood
Unlike many other mum & baby classes, this is about relaxing, not stimulating
Meet other mums and have a chat over tea, with the added bonus of an experienced Doula taking the class.
Baby Massage and Movement/Baby Yoga - included in the longer classes
The classes also provide a great opportunity to talk over all things baby and motherhood! Time to ask any questions you may have, meet other mums, make friends and share information in a supportive environment. Many women report that this is one of the most important parts of the class and they have gained some good friends during their time there, whilst feeling supported and encouraged during those postnatal weeks and months.
Click here for more information on Baby Massage, and see below for classes with older babies
mum & movers yoga (crawling - 2 yrs)
For any mothers with babies from crawling up to the age of 2, Mum & Movers Baby Yoga are again, very special classes, but work slightly differently for the younger babies class. (There is no baby massage element - they are just too wriggly at this stage!)
Just an hour in duration, this class gives your busy baby or young toddler the opportunity to relax, play, snack or join in as they wish, whilst you get a specially tailored yoga class that fits around this stage of motherhood.
Relax, stretch, gently tone and move
Ease muscular aches and pains
Time to slow down be be mindful (not always easy with an older baby!)
Share support and information with others over a cup of herbal tea
Mindfulness and calm
Practise keeping connected with distractions around you!
Baby can join in, or just "be" in this relaxed environment
(It's a good idea to being snacks and toys to keep your baby occupied if necessary)
Classes Fridays at Little Breathing Space, Brogborough. Dates TBC
(see kids yoga for classes with older children above 2 years)
MUM & BABY MINI-RETREATS also offer a countryside walk, homemade veggie soup and mini massage.....next one is 23 March as a MOTHERS DAY celebration!
Class attendees say....
I have loved coming to mum & baby yoga, for the past 4 months it has been a place to relax, breathe, and talk in a safe space to other like minded moms. I have felt at ease and always come away from the class calm and ready to face the day/week ahead with a positive mind. Now Isabelle is 7 months I'm sad to be finishing but look forward to mums only yoga. I will definitely recommend this to other mums to be. Thank you, Pippa!
I’m so glad I tried this class [mum and movers yoga] as it’s one of my favourite parts of the week! As a very busy mum I really appreciate the hour dedicated to slowing down and spending time on the floor with my baby. As soon as we step into the cabin we both relax and unwind and have a lovely hour bonding with each other. Pippa seems to know exactly what stretch my body needs and gives such simple clear instructions. I will be sad when Phoebe grows too big for this class xx
"I cannot recommend Pippa and her classes enough. I attended pregnancy yoga and now attend baby massage and yoga with my little girl. The classes are such a safe and calming place to just be and take time for yourself and your baby.
The pregnancy yoga helped me through a traumatic birth and the baby massage and yoga give me really quality special time, and it's so great having Pippa and the other mums to chat to, too!
"I didn't realise how stiff and tense I was until I came along to the Mum and Baby yoga class! It allowed me the time to stretch, breathe and relax that I so needed, while my baby slept peacefully next to me after his fun and calming massage. This class was so much more relaxing and informative than the local free one I tried"