6 week course Mondays 11th Nov – 16th Dec
Book for this course: email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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These courses are really popular , I believe because they offer something unique amongst all the activities available for babies these days! A combination of the Birthlight approach to gentle parenting, my massage background, and my training as a British Wheel of Yoga teacher, means that I am uniquely able to guide the sessions to meet both Mums’ and babies needs.
My philosophy: You already have everything that your baby needs for optimum development: for sensory stimulation, we are beautifully designed to both stimulate our babies with our rhythmic voice, breath and movement; and to notice when they are overstimulated and provide the appropriate response! Connected and responsive parenting is at the heart of this approach. No external stimulus can possibly replace or better this! It is so joyful to see your baby’s response when you sing to them, do an action rhyme together, use yoga breathing and sounding, or move over them or with them! There are so many ways to do these things within the classes, and you will develop a toolkit of things to try at home to brighten your days together!
I have taught Mum and baby yoga for 9 years, Baby Nurture for 5 years, and I am a trainee course tutor for Birthlight (delivering the training for new teachers).
When i receive your booking I will send out an info sheet with directions, what to bring etc .
For any other enquiries contact me email@example.com
This one is for you if you have, or think you may have an abdominal separation ( diastasis recti)/ pelvic floor issues/ a feeling that something just isn’t fitting back together post giving birth!
Space v limited so let me know soon if you are interested.
Yoga: The Sunday sessions is my weekly open class. Suitable for anyone (over the age of 16) who wants to get peaceful, feel great in their body , and start their week on a high 🙂 Includes slower, restorative practices for quieting the mind and awakening deeper wisdom, as well as stronger, flowing yoga which will raise your heart rate and strengthen you from within. Balances and inversions are worked towards in a way that starts where you are at but challenges you to explore what your body can do! Anyone can benefit from these postures with the right guidance and props!
Drop in rate £9. Prebooked block rate £7.50.
Classes for the smallest students ( Mum and baby yoga, toddler yoga) are now on a two week break for Easter. We restart on Tues 10th April ’18 and there are a small number of places left on both classes ( Toddler yoga 10-10.45am, Mum and baby 11-12.30)
The next postnatal recovery and baby massage course ( for babies aged around 2 -12 weeks) – starts on the 10th May. This is a 5 week course.
Pregnancy yoga continues ( except Easter Sunday 1st April), Sundays 5-6.45pm. Prebook a taster session/ block of 7 classes. ( shorter blocks are possible if you are near the end of your pregnancy!)
Family Yoga: sorry but this monthly class is taking a break until i finish my studies in December ’18. I will also be taking it to a couple of festivals in the Summer holidays!
Mums’ mini yoga retreats: next date for a Saturday Spring mini retreat TBC soon. These cost £25 (3 hour session with tea and cake!)
I am very happy to have finalised my timetable for January, offering yoga for every stage in life!
Toddler yoga 10-10.45am
Mum and baby yoga 11.15-12.30pm
Private sessions at Mama Bears Nursery, Queens Drive, Paignton.
Postnatal recovery and baby massage 11am-12.15pm
Private baby yoga session at Humpty Dumpty’s nursery, Newton Abbot
Mini yoga retreat Sat 20th Jan 1.30-4.30pm
Pregnancy Yoga 5-6.45pm
Yoga- The Sunday sessions- 7.15-8.45pm ( Open yoga class)
FOR MORE DETAILS SEE THE TABS ON EACH CLASS . Namaste 🙏🏻💜❤️💚💛🕉
The first three months after birth are often referred to as the ‘ fourth trimester’, as babies need to remain close to their Mothers and require a nurturing, safe, low stimulation environment to ease the transition from womb to world! For Mamas, this is a time of enourmous change, physical and emotional demands, and the need for nurture and rest is huge.
Postnatal recovery is yoga specially adapted to the first 3 months of Motherhood: deeply nourishing, relaxing and focused on realigning , and arriving in this new, post- natal body!
Baby Massage is about loving touch, enhancing development, and creating special time for bonding between parent and baby from very early on in life.
A 5 week course gives you the opportunity to learn to massage your baby, and look after yourself too. When we feel grounded, safe and rested, we can enjoy our babies! Happy Mama: happy baby (:
£45 for a 5 week course. Contact me to book.
Jess 07707297316/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Suitable for babies aged from around 3 to 10 weeks at the start of the course. ( Babies can be massaged from birth, but the class environment may be over stimulating for a newborn. )
Birthlight Baby Massage offers more than other baby massage classes as it includes elements of baby yoga such as gentle hip sequence movements which helps to ease digestion, and holds that can soothe and settle babies. For Mums there are gentle stretches, energising and relaxing breathing practices and yoga – informed practices of lifting, carrying and soothing babies without strain. Class ends with a quiet relaxation which will recharge you for the rest of the day, and of course there is a chance to meet other Mums of very young babies in a small and nurturing group.
An info sheet including directions, parking info, etc will be sent to you when you book.
I also offer 1:1 or 1:2 tuition ( gift vouchers available) and bespoke sessions for groups, on request .
I am running what will be the third Mums yoga workshop at King St studios, 2-4.30pm on Sun 9th Oct. Cost is £20 including tea and homemade vegan cake!
You can expect a specially tailored yoga practice which will deepen your understanding of your postnatal body and enable you to try some more challenging new poses safely.
Some pair work will allow you to feel supported into a really good stretch, and some sound and flowing mudra work will nourish your feminine energy.
Enjoy a deeply relaxing end to the class with plenty of comfy props, followed my tea and cake.
Suitable for women who are between 6 months and 5 years postnatal ( approx: contact me to discuss.)
I will be running the following workshops over the Next few weeks: Weekday classes have now stopped until Sept ( see the post below for dates and times for Sept)
Pregnancy yoga is running on Sundays throughout, but NOT on 28th Aug.
Sat 13th Aug: 2-4.30pm: Mini Yoga Retreat for Mums. Suitable for Mums from 3 months to 5 years post natal, this will be a chance to come along without your little one/s and enjoy an energising, grounding yoga practice including some fun pair stretches and massage, followed by an extra long, blissful relaxation with plenty of comfy props! Time for chat over tea and homemade vegan cake at the end. £20 . Advance booking via email@example.com ( Jess) x
Sun 9th Oct: Birth preparation workshop for couples, in partnership with Donna Sparkes.
Donna is an experienced Midwife who worked in New Zealand before raising her family back in the UK. I am really happy to be working with her to bring Mums and Dads -to -be , a yoga and antenatal birth preparation workshop which will help you feel more confident, calmer and give you a toolkit for an active , empowered labour and birth. Suitable for all birth choices. Times and price tbc. Register your interest via firstname.lastname@example.org / 07707297316 ( Jess)