Baby Yoga leads on perfectly from Baby Massage, and as with Baby Massage, Baby Yoga promotes a life-long bond between parent/carer and baby, and creates a foundation for a happy, healthy life.

In one short session of Baby Yoga a baby experiences as much physical activity as they would receive if they were handled and carried all day which should help them sleep for longer. Baby Yoga complements Baby Massage beautifully and is a fantastic follow on.

Yoga is beneficial for both physical and emotional strength, helping tone muscles and improve flexibility. The gentle poses of the Baby Yoga classes provide mum and baby with an opportunity to bond and enjoy an experience together. Many of the poses mimic positions you have probably seen your baby do naturally throughout their day to day movements especially if they are walking or crawling.

Baby Yoga can help ease common childhood ailments including:

  • Colic and crying
  • Teething
  • Constipation and digestive problems
  • Slow weight gain
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Sleeping patterns

Some of the poses can even help calm a fussy baby. Baby Yoga can help you feel more in touch and confident with your baby.

Baby Yoga will give you the opportunity to:

  • Use positive touch
  • Do exercises with your baby
  • Have special hugs and holds
  • Spend special time together
  • Learn about your baby
  • Relax with your baby
  • Play and bond with your baby

You'll follow a series of simple stretches and relaxation techniques to begin with before giving your baby lots of skin-to-skin contact and very gentle physical and muscle stimulation without any force and we always start off with a gentle massage for baby to warm their muscles up. We use songs and nursery rhymes to engage your baby in playtime that you will both enjoy.

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Benefits of Baby Yoga

The main benefits of regular Baby Yoga include:

  • Strengthening and improving muscle tone
  • Maintaining flexibility in the spine and joints
  • Improving the general functioning of the immune system
  • Regulating and strengthening the digestive system which may reduce the discomfort of colic, wind and constipation
  • Stimulating and balancing the nervous system
  • Stimulating the senses
  • Improving blood flow
  • Helping with detoxification and circulation around the lymph system
  • Stimulating the production of oxytocin (the hormone responsible for love and bonding, and associated with the ability to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships and healthy psychological boundaries with other people)

Baby Yoga can also:

  • Be relaxing and calming, which can reduce the heart rate and lead to a better sleep pattern
  • Help with general growth and development
  • Support the development of the vestibular system
  • Help the development of postural reflexes
  • Enhance body awareness​

Baby Yoga can help you as a parent:

  • Have confidence and competence in handling your infant
  • To understand your infant’s non-verbal cues
  • Develop a feeling of closeness with your infant
  • Heal after a difficult or traumatic birth
  • When suffering from post-natal depression
  • To relax with your infant
  • Learn breathing techniques
  • Learn deeper relaxation techniques
  • To improve your physical well-being as the session includes simple relaxation, breathing exercise and stretching exercises