fun Yoga for Mums & babies

For babies from 4 weeks to crawling

Class Length: 1hr 30mins
2018-08-07 19:39:00

The classes have been running since 2004 and 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. 

each class

each class

Classes last 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

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. 

Postnatal 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. 

Support

There is always time at the end of Postnatal and Baby Yoga for mums to enjoy snacks and drinks together . During this supportive time friendships are often formed for life.

Benefits

Benefits

Benefits for Mum

  • 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 and improve your posture;
  • Feel more confident about mothering your baby;
  • Communicate through use of touch, movement and songs.

Benefits for Baby

  • 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 pioneered Pregnancy Yoga in Northern Ireland since introducing it in 2003. Many women return to her classes with fourth and fifth pregnancies. She trained at Birthlight with Dr Francoise Freedman & Uma Dinsmore Tuli, in Perinatal Yoga in 2003 and in Postnatal and Baby Yoga (& Smart Toddler Yoga). from 2005, An IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) Instructor since 2009. Gill is also a Childbirth Preparation educator and Hypno Yoga for Birth Teacher (Creative Calm, 2017). .

Testimonials

Rebecca

'I really enjoyed the Baby Yoga classes with Gill and my baby loved mixing with other babies. It was great to get back into some gentle exercises shortly after giving birth and help tone up my figure. The relaxation also helped me to deal with sleepless nights whenever my baby was crying. I would recommend it to every new mum.'

Alyson , Ben and Alexander

'We have enjoyed your Baby Yoga classes so much. All the great songs and moves are used on a daily basis in our house! Thank you so much for everything. We will really miss our daily workout'. Love to you .

Julia and Naomi

'I just want to take time to tell you how much Naomi and I have got from your Baby Yoga class. It has been our favourite group. She has loved all the postures and songs and we now practice regularly. Lots of love'

Available Postnatal and Baby Yoga Classes

Wednesday

Morton Community Centre Belfast

Class Time: 10:45 - 12:15

Thursday

Santosha Yoga Studio Lisburn

Class Time: 11:00 - 12:30