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For babies from 4 weeks to crawling

The classes are a unique fusion fun Yoga practices for mums and babies. They help mums to feel calmer, and more revitalised and are an antidote to the stresses and strains of modern motherhood. They provide a holistic, uplifting and relaxing Yoga practice. What's more, mums need only take part in as much of the class as they or baby would like.
A mother who participated in the course commented on how it was like 'an oasis of calm' within an increasingly busy world.

A class lasts for one and a half hours, allowing time to create a nurturing, supportive ambience for both mother and baby to relax and deepen their bond. It is a baby-friendly environment, where babies can be fed, changed, rocked or sleep. This is the yoga of touch and love - yoga of the heart! Informal and lively, and beginners to Yoga are always welcome.

Baby Yoga helps babies to stretch out and become more aware of their bodies. They practise age-related, stimulating Yoga sequences accompanied with songs and rhymes and also take part in their mother's Yoga postures.

'Doing yoga with a baby means playing, stretching and then relaxing together, each participant focusing on the other.'?
Francoise Freedman, 'Baby Yoga'

Postnatal Yoga is gentle, progressive and carefully adapted to meet each mother's needs. It helps to release tension in the shoulders from feeding and lifting and to ease out tired sore backs. It is accompanied by Yogic breathing (pranayama), deep relaxation and visualisation so that mums and babies can learn how to relax together. Babies are often asleep by the end of the class.

There is always time at the end of Postnatal and Baby Yoga for mums to enjoy snacks and drinks together . This is always a relaxing time for mums to support , each other, share experiences and friendships are often formed for life.
Postnatal and Baby Yoga Benefits

Helps you to -
  • Improve your wellbeing whilst gently toning your body
  • Revitalise , if you are getting less sleep
  • Strengthen and tone your pelvic floor and belly muscles
  • Ease out your back and shoulders & improve your posture
  • Feel more confident about mothering your baby
  • Communicate through use of - touch, movement, and songs

Helps your baby to
  • Ease colic, wind constipation and sleeplessness
  • Enjoy multi-sensory stimulation with touch and movement and songs
  • Stimulate their brain systems that are forming with playful sequences
  • Playfully interact with other babies

The class is suitable from 4 weeks after delivery, but please consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before attending.

Gill has pioneered Pregnancy Yoga in Northern Ireland since introducing it in 2003. Many women have returned to her classes with fourth and fifth pregnancies ranging in age from 17 years old to 47 and from all walks of life. She is a very experienced Perinatal Yoga teacher having trained at Birthlight with Dr Francoise Freedman and Uma Dinsmore Tuli, in 2003; in Postnatal and Baby Yoga and Smart Toddler Yoga since 2005, as well as an IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) Instructor since 2009. She is also a Childbirth Preparation educator and Hypno Yoga for Birth Teacher.
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