Baby Yoga is adapted from classic yoga poses to give you and your baby the opportunity to stretch, move and relax together. Baby Yoga practice is individual to each baby and involves watching your baby and helping them to do things which will aid their own development, allowing them to stretch and move in ways that they can’t always manage alone and which they love. It isn’t about getting babies to hold poses or get into unnatural positions!The benefits for babies include increased strength, improved digestion, stimulation of the senses, development of the brain and nervous system, greater settling and improved sleep patterns. Baby Yoga can also help with common baby problems such as sleeplessness, colic and digestive problems.
One Baby Yoga session can give your baby as much stimulation as a whole day of being carried and handled. Classes also include postnatal yoga, which can help you to start exercising after the birth of your baby, to close your body after birth, tone your muscles, relieve stiffness, bond with your baby and relax. Classes involve lots of singing and dancing, a relaxation with your baby and the chance to have a drink and a chat at the end of each class.
You may find that your baby is sleeping when you arrive in class or needs a feed some time during the class. Don’t worry – every class will have plenty for you to do, ideas to take home and try out with your baby and you will be able to join in the relaxation and refreshments!
Baby Yoga classes are running on Wednesday mornings at the Old Dispensary, 13 St Mary’s Street, Ely, CB7 4ER and are booked in blocks. The cost is £40 per block of six classes or £7 per session. You can start yoga classes at any time & you can use your six classes over an eight week period. There are currently three Baby Yoga classes running: 10.00 – 11.00am for moving babies (approx 6 months+), 11.00am – 12.15pm for non moving babies (approx 3 to 6 months) and 12.45pm to 1.45pm (for birth to 3 months old). Please get in touch if you’re not sure which class would be most suitable for you and your little one.
To pay for your classes, use the button above or send a cheque made payable to Bumps to Babies to 5 Stirling Way, Sutton, Cambs CB6 2QY.