This unique mother and baby class incorporates three disciplines – post-natal yoga, baby yoga and baby massage.
"Steps to postnatal recovery" for the mother can be started at any time after birth. Each step ‘closes’ the body and re-knits abdominal muscles using yoga breathing, with the additional effect of inducing deeper sleep and reducing post-natal fatigue. Babies are included in post-natal yoga classes: interactive mother and baby yoga moves promote ‘active bonding’ in age appropriate ways through the first weeks and months.
This class is also suitable for mothers who have given birth by caesarean section. Rather than aiming to resume a gym or dynamic yoga routine as early as possible, we invite mothers to create a new foundation for better fitness while being energised from within and enjoying their babies fully. More dynamic yoga poses and moves are also offered to make a safe transition to general yoga or other forms of exercise with long term benefits for women’s health.
Most new mothers have not had the experience of caring for a newborn until they have their own. This class equips new mothers with skills to respond to their new babies in positive and enjoyable ways. You will learn:
Physical benefits for baby:
Physiological / developmental benefits:
All our yoga classes are held at our beautiful studio in West Norwood, on the borders of West Dulwich in South London.
These mother and baby classes guide new mothers towards safe and effective post-natal recovery and equip them with new skills to respond to their baby.
For mothers with babies from 6+ weeks to crawling.