Connect with Baby
Mums and babies from 6 weeks to pre-crawling
“The experience of movement combined with touch as practiced in Birthlight Mother and Baby Yoga is possibly the richest stimulation we can offer babies from birth. This practice can bring about a state of deep relaxation and contentment for both mums and babies”
In this busy world our babies need all the help we can give them in order to create a foundation of well being that will serve them for life. The combination of touching, stroking, handling, singing to, and movement brings about powerful multi – sensory stimulation for your baby. Touching alone has been shown to improve function of all the body’s systems. (nervous, endocrine, respiratory, circulatory and digestive).
The brain and the nervous systems, not yet complete at birth, have been shown to develop better in response to tactile stimulation such as practiced in baby yoga classes. In one session of baby yoga, your baby will receive as much activity and stimulation as he or she will receive in one day, meaning they are likely to sleep better too. Babies simultaneously benefit from activities that strengthen and balance their physical body, improve digestion and offer relief from colic.
Mothers are encouraged to reclaim their physical self by practicing hatha yoga poses with, and beside, their babies. This practice can help to gently strengthen and tone pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, increase energy and avert post natal depression while increasing connection with baby
Practicing baby yoga is a great opportunity to enhance the intimate connection required for healthy development while providing a nurturing space to enhance your personal energy and find your own physical yoga practice.
Nadine has a passion for bringing the benefits of yoga to families. She believes, in line with the beliefs of Rudolf Steiner, the first seven years of a child’s life are when the building blocks are laid to create the ability to find contentment and a sense of wellbeing as an adult. She combines her training under Birthlight with Steiner inspired songs and philosophy to nurture this special time in a mother and baby’s life.
I attended Baby Yoga classes with my own girls religiously and found that not only did it strengthen the bond I have with my daughters but also created long lasting friendships with other mothers. I believe the classes encouraged the wonderful relationships my daughters have with their bodies today. Both girls still love to get on the mat with their mama whenever they can!
$110 for a 5 week course or $25 drop in (space permitting)
Tuesdays 11am – 12pm during term time. Go to Yoga & Health Collective to book.