Postnatal mum and baby yoga and relaxation classes in Alresford, near Winchester, Hampshire.
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Safely regain movement, flexibility, strength and wellbeing and naturally aid your postnatal recovery with yoga and relaxation. Meet other mums and babies, and have the opportunity to discuss practical and emotional matters by sharing and gaining support from a friendly group. Gently move, realign, restrengthen and nurture your body after pregnancy and birth. Enjoy stretching, toning and practicing relaxation, whilst including, bonding and having fun with your baby through touch, movement and songs.
Yoga can help soothe aches, pains and tension that may come with caring for your baby, and help you and your baby feel calm, positive and revitalised. Parents can support babies physical and emotional development by doing yoga with them, and find their own feeling of peace, in a relaxed, friendly environment.
In the group you will be invited to practice around 30- 40 minutes of gentle yoga and relaxation (or however long you are able to join in with – please do feed, comfort and rest with your baby whenever needed), with the remainder of the session time to have tea, coffee and chat.
Classes are suitable for parents with babies from approximately 6 weeks to 10 months ( or until your baby is fully on the move).
Book yoga classes online by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes usually run in 6 week blocks.
Benefits of postnatal mum and baby yoga
- An effective and safe way to get back into gentle exercise after pregnancy and birth
- Naturally aids your postnatal recovery
- Supports mothers with emotional and physical challenges that may occur with a young baby
- Nurtures and helps gently realign your body after having a baby
- Helps soothe common aches and pains eg back, shoulder, neck, hip pains
- Helps rebuild a weakened pelvic floor and gently improves core strength
- Safely strengthens and tones muscles in the whole body
- Encourages good breathing practice to aid recovery and relaxation
- Reduces stress and anxiety levels
- Increases positivity in the mind
- May help ease symptoms of postnatal depression and anxiety
- Increased bonding between mum and baby
- Supports baby with physical and emotional development
- Fun for mum and baby
- Calms mum and baby
- Improved sleep for mum and baby
- An opportunity to practice relaxation
- Can ease colic and constipation in babies
- A safe and friendly space to meet other mums and babies and an opportunity build a support network
About postnatal mum and baby yoga
My class is a friendly, welcoming environment open to everyone with babies aged 3 months to crawling. Previous yoga experience is not necessary. The classes are made up of gentle yoga movements, techniques and relaxation exercises for both you and your baby to do in a relaxed, sociable and calming environment. All moves are optional and you can chose which moves you and your baby would like to join in with. The class is usually made up of about 70% adults postnatal yoga and 30% baby yoga. We always try and interact with and include babies whenever possible during the postnatal adults yoga, so that the babies feel secure, content, included and have fun during the session.
Why do postnatal mum and baby yoga?
The postnatal adult yoga that we do in the class can help you to gently move, stretch, increase flexibility and safely recover and realign your body after pregnancy and birth, whilst encouraging emotional wellbeing for you and your baby.
In the class we enjoy stretching in the body in a restorative way to relieve physical and emotional tension and stress that may come with caring for a young baby. We also focus on safely regaining strength in the pelvic floor and core areas that are weakened during pregnancy and birth. During the classes we focus on techniques that help realign and nurture the body after having a baby.
Postnatal yoga can help you feel calm as well as revitalised, and relieve discomforts that come with looking after your new baby and recovering from pregnancy and birth. In the class we practice breathing exercises that help with postnatal recovery and relaxation. We aim to calm our minds and improve emotional wellbeing, whilst bonding and having fun with our babies through touch, movement and singing.
The relaxation exercises we do in the class can help you and your baby to be a calm and content with enhanced wellbeing. Mum and baby postnatal yoga can also be helpful for parents with fatigue, stress, postnatal depression and anxiety.
The class is a lovely, reassuring place to be within a community of other mums and babies, and gain a support network and friendships if you wish.
The baby yoga sections of the class help babies to have a sense of security and wellbeing and prepare them for future physical and emotional milestones such as laughing, rolling, crawling, walking and talking. This is done through loving interaction, songs and playful moves. Baby yoga is also a great way to increase bonding, encourage calmness in your baby and promote natural sleep.
A baby yoga class is also a place for babies to build on their important social development, beginning to gain social awareness by seeing, hearing and connecting with other babies and adults.
You are welcome to feed, change and comfort your baby at any point during the class. If your baby cries in the class that is completely ok! You’re invited to take the class at your own pace and rest when you or your baby needs to. You might not be able to join in with some parts of the class when you are caring for your baby, but you will still gain a lot of value from simply getting to the session and being in the room with others. Please miss out anything that feels uncomfortable for you, or your baby.
What to wear and bring to a postnatal mum and baby class
Parents and babies should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Bring your usual feeding and changing things for your baby. You might want to bring some water or a drink for yourself. Please also bring:
- Yoga mat
- Blanket for baby
- Blanket for you
Dates and costs
The courses usually run in 6 week blocks. You may join mid-course. Many parents and babies find it beneficial to join yoga classes for 2-3 consecutive blocks, during the early postnatal period (0-12 months).
Book yoga classes online by emailing: email@example.com
Dad and baby yoga classes
Yoga Babes classes are not just for mums! Dads with babies are more than welcome to join the baby yoga classes.
If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07881 987 330.
One-to-one mum and baby and pregnancy yoga classes are also available on request.