Babies and Tots Yoga

DAY TIMES DATES LOCATION PRICE
TUESDAYS
BABIES & TOTS
 11-noon  5th Sept – 17th Oct (7 weeks) Glebe Pavilion, Glebe Recreation Ground, Colchester Road, West Mersea CO5 8RS £6 drop-in, £35 for 7 weeks
THURSDAYS
MUM AND BABY
11-noon 7th Sept – 19th Oct (7 weeks) Camulos Academy, Whitmore Drive off Via Urbis Romanae, CO4 6AL* £6 drop-in, £35 for 7 weeks
FRIDAYS
POSTNATAL RECOVERY COURSE
10-11.15 15th Sept – 6th Oct (4 weeks) TBC £35 for 4 weeks

POSTNATAL RECOVERY YOGA – 4 week course
Come along to Nurture yourself, Revitalise, Recover, Bond and Socialise. This 4 week course is suitable for babies from 6 – 18 weeks (from after your 6/8 week check).

You go through massive change when you have a baby – physically, mentally and emotionally. This gentle course will help to strengthen you appropriately from the inside out whilst laying the foundations for postnatal recovery. You will learn simple techniques to keep you sane during testing times, re-energise if exhausted, and strengthen pelvic floor and abdominal muscles safely. Whilst you spend calm time with your baby (a calm mum is a calm baby), you will meet other mums also experiencing early motherhood. We will combine gentle stretches with appropriate posture work with sounds (nada) and singing, Yoga stretches & massage for baby and Yoga breath-work. At the end there is a well deserved RELAXATION session (yes!!). There will be something for you, something for your baby and practices for you both to to together.

MUM & BABY YOGA Come along to Nurture yourself, Revitalise, Recover, Bond and Socialise. This drop-in class is suitable for babies from 6 weeks to mobile (from after your 6/8 week check

A drop-in class building on foundations of the 4 week course (it isn’t necessary to have done it though). You go through massive change when you have a baby – physically, mentally and emotionally. This gentle drop-in Yoga class will help to strengthen you from the inside out whilst laying the foundations for postnatal recovery. You will learn simple techniques to keep you sane during testing times, re-energise if exhausted, and strengthen pelvic floor and abdominal muscles safely. Whilst you spend calm time with your baby (a calm mum is a calm baby), you will meet other mums also experiencing early motherhood. We will combine gentle stretches with appropriate posture work with sounds (nada) and singing, Yoga stretches & massage for baby and Yoga breath-work. At the end there is a well deserved RELAXATION session (yes!!). There will be something for you, something for your baby and practices for you both to to together.

BABIES & TOTS YOGA This slightly bonkers class is similar to the Mums and Baby class but with even more songs and movement for the older and more wriggly, walking talking baby (up to about 2.5 years). The class is child-led hence the bonkers bit, as we never know quite what will happen. It is guaranteed to include Yoga stalwart practices – breathing, stretching, sound and relaxation – so that you can still enjoy Yoga with your baby, tot (or both!).

What to bring – bring a blanket for your baby to lie on (all mats and blocks provided)
What to wear – something comfortable (ie leggings not jeans!)

BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR YOUR AND YOUR CHILD

  • Endless benefits for you for maintaining mental, physical and emotional health
  • Helps to build and improve a positive relationship between mum and baby
  • Can increase your baby’s body awareness and confidence as he/she grows
  • Promotes and maintains flexibility and suppleness of their muscles and joints
  • Can strengthen your infant’s spine
  • Gives your child a feel for exercise and physical stimulation
  • The movement supports and promotes development of their vestibular system
  • The specially designed exercises help the baby to develop co-ordination of the brain and body
  • Supports and helps to regulate your infant’s sustaining systems, including breathing, circulation, digestion, and elimination
  • The classes provide an opportunity for you to exercise with your baby
  • Teaches both you and your baby how to relax by providing shared relaxation time at the end of each

NEW BRAISWICK COMMUNITY CENTRE
Turn off Bergholt Road onto Tufnel Way until you reach the mini roundabout. Its on that roundabout, the corner of Axial/Apprentice Drive. You can actually see the sign from the roundabout to your left. Drive over the roundabout and park on the roadside (unless one of the 3 Visitors spaces are available) Easy.

CAMULOS ACADEMY

A big white/green building. Drive towards David Lloyd gyms/A12 from Colchester on new Via Urbis Romanae. Drive past the old Severals Hospital site/new housing construction on left. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Whitmore Drive. From the a12 junction 28 drive towards Colcheser on Via Urbis Romanae, pass David Llloyd gyms on right. Take right at traffic lights/big blue ‘Bloor homes’ sign.

 

BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE YOUR SPACE, drop-ins also ok. CASH/CARDS cards can be taken on the day or pay online to HSBC 401851, 01414739. Check with me for availability: 07801350469, email or check out the Facebook page.

 

From the Mother’s mouth – ‘just wanted to drop you a note to say Thank You for a lovely yoga session this afternoon. Cora was fast asleep by the time we got home! She was so chilled out afterwards! See you next week! xxx PS would say to anyone considering bringing their more mobile baby (Cora is sitting, crawling and climbing on everything!)it was fine she was actually really chilled out and seemed to really enjoy the relaxing atmosphere! x’ This school is a large white building on the old Severals site – on the left as you drive away from Colchester towards A12.

SMALL GROUPS/121s Do you have a small group of friends with babies? I can teach you Yoga tailored especially to your group and can include baby massage too. Call me for more information 🙂