Postnatal yoga mini retreat in May

This one is for you if you have, or think you may have an abdominal separation ( diastasis recti)/ pelvic floor issues/ a feling that something just isn't fitting back together post giving birth! Space v limited so let me know soon if you are interested.

New half term starting , classes for tiny people through to adults!

I have new courses in Newton Abbot of : 💛 Postnatal recovery and baby massage 💛 Mum and baby yoga 💛 Toddler yoga starting this April, and ongoing Sunday classes: 💛 Pregnancy Yoga 💛 Open Yoga I will be scheduling a Mums' mini retreat soon, and a postnatal recovery yoga extended class focusing on healing … Continue reading New half term starting , classes for tiny people through to adults!

Yoga for everyone in the heart of Newton Abbot!

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 … Continue reading Yoga for everyone in the heart of Newton Abbot!

Lots of Yoga on offer for the New Year in Newton Abbot! 

I am very happy to have finalised my timetable for January, offering yoga for every stage in life!  TUESDAYS:  Toddler yoga 10-10.45am Mum and baby yoga 11.15-12.30pm WEDNESDAYS:  Private sessions at Mama Bears Nursery, Queens Drive, Paignton.  THURSDAYS: Postnatal recovery and baby massage 11am-12.15pm Private baby yoga session at Humpty Dumpty's nursery, Newton Abbot SATURDAYS: … Continue reading Lots of Yoga on offer for the New Year in Newton Abbot! 

Toddler and preschooler yoga

Toddlers love yoga! In fact they already know how to 'do' yoga! They are wonderful at exploring their physicality, And have a sense of fun and adventure built-in! Yoga harnesses their natural playfulness and flexibility, their ability to copy, and their desire to do things " all by myself!"; using their love of rhythm and … Continue reading Toddler and preschooler yoga

Mum and baby yoga

Yoga is the perfect companion on the journey of Mothering! Befriending your breath means you will have the best tool for calming yourself and your baby , and delighting them too! any time you need it! Feeling nourished, more open, and stronger from within, will help you enjoy what can be a tiring and challenging … Continue reading Mum and baby yoga

Postnatal recovery and baby massage

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 … Continue reading Postnatal recovery and baby massage

Yoga: The Sunday sessions! Price and time alterations.

My Sunday evening class now runs from 7.15-8.45pm. Drop in price is £9 and prebooked rate,  for a block of 6 is £45, meaning you get one class free per block for prebooking.  This class is suitable for anyone . I can adapt for children over the age of 11yrs (11-16 yrs price £5, 16-21yrs … Continue reading Yoga: The Sunday sessions! Price and time alterations.

New In Newton Abbot! Yoga: the Sunday Sessions 🕉🌞

After searching for the right training programme for a good few years, I am pleased as punch to say that I will , as of 24th June 2017, be a student of Tara Fraser, under the British Wheel of yoga, studying for a 300 hour yoga teaching Certificate. This means i can practice teaching generic … Continue reading New In Newton Abbot! Yoga: the Sunday Sessions 🕉🌞

Notice anything different about me??!

I am finally getting the chance to update my website, changing it's look and most importantly, name! In January I changed my business name from Treetots Yoga to Jess Yoga and Wellness, to reflect the increasing amount of my work which is not just about babies. However! babies still feature very heavily so do not … Continue reading Notice anything different about me??!

Mums Mini Yoga Retreat! Sun 9th Oct

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 … Continue reading Mums Mini Yoga Retreat! Sun 9th Oct

Toddlers, tiddlers, babies and bumps!

I am very happy to be offering something for all of these from September! See timetable page for class times and dates. All classes at King St Studios, Newton Abbot. Book soon as they will fill up xx

Upcoming Workshops

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 … Continue reading Upcoming Workshops

Treeteen Yoga

I completed my Teenyoga ( http://www.teenyoga.co.uk) training course in Totnes in November 2015, with Helen Clare ( http://www.helenclareyoga.com) I am now excited to be offering yoga in secondary schools in the Newton Abbot area. I have a background in working with young people , and gained a postgraduate diploma in youth and community work ( … Continue reading Treeteen Yoga

Indian Head Massage

I have just tutored my first group of massage therapists in Indian Head Massage at the School of Bodywork in Exeter ( http://www.schoolofbodywork.com) 12 qualified massage therapists were on the Diploma course, and the majority gained a Distinction in their practical exam, which i was very proud to witness! I loved passing on my passion … Continue reading Indian Head Massage

New baby massage courses

There are spaces on both new courses coming uo in Newton Abbot ( starts Thurs 21st May, 12-1pm), and Totnes, ( starts Tues 9th June, 11.45am-12.45pm). Both are £35 for 5 weeks, suitable for age approx 3 weeks to 3 months. Mum and baby yoga is more suitable if your baby is 10 weeks or … Continue reading New baby massage courses

Classes come to Newton Abbot!

I am really looking forward to teaching at Samasthiti Yoga, Newton Abbot's first dedicated yoga studio. Treetots Mum and Baby yoga (3-10 mths old) starts there Thurs 16th April at 10.30-11.45am, and Treecalm baby massage (3 -12 wks old) 12-1pm. See the menu above for further details. Advance booking essential.

New baby massage class on Wednesdays!

There are currently 2 baby massage classes running, Weds 12.15-1.15pm, and Thurs 11.30am- 12.30pm. Next Thursday course starts 12th Feb, 11.30am- 12.30pm. These classes are for babies aged approx 4-12 weeks. Treetots Mum and Baby yoga is now at 10.30-11.45am Weds. There is no toddler yoga class running at the moment. Looking forward to another … Continue reading New baby massage class on Wednesdays!

Advent special offers!

Over on the Treecalm and Treetots Facebook pages you will find an offer every day until Christmas Day! From discounts on massage for you to special rates for classes, there's bound to be something to appeal! Pop along and like the page/s to stay up to date! http://www.facebook.com/Treetotsyoga http://www.facebook.com/Treecalmtherapies

Baby Massage Courses

The next baby massage course starts Dec 11th in Totnes ( there will be 2 sessions before the Christmas break then restarting Jan 7th). These sessions are for babies aged approx 4-12 weeks. They include some yoga-based holds, lifts and movements for babies, and stretches and relaxation for Mums. Birthlight baby massage includes simple, easy … Continue reading Baby Massage Courses

Massage clinic in Paignton

I have now started a Friday morning clinic at Riviera Wellbeing in Paignton, situated in the town centre. Treatments on offer are Indian Head Massage ( express treatment from £28), pregnancy and post natal massage, and baby massage tuition ( includes some baby yoga). Appointments btw 9am & 12.30. 01803 467444 to book, or for … Continue reading Massage clinic in Paignton

Baby massage in Totnes and Paignton

I am excited about starting my Friday clinic at Riviera Wellbeing, Paignton, ( http://www.rivierawellbeing.co.uk) where i will be able to offer 1:1 and small group baby massage tuition ( including some baby yoga), as well as pregnancy and post natal massage and Indian Head Massage. There is a great team at Riviera Wellbeing, headed up … Continue reading Baby massage in Totnes and Paignton

Why Baby yoga is brilliant! 10 reasons:

Jess Yoga and Wellness

Tummy time across the legs!

One of the Hale mums asked me this morning “what are the benefits of baby yoga?”- a very good question that left me floundering in a sea of information and enthusiasm!! So, here goes:
Why baby yoga is brilliant: Reason 1!
For newborn- 3 mths, baby yoga helps establish good head control by giving you positions to hold them in to encourage the neck and back muscles to strengthen. This helps them later to learn to roll, sit , crawl,, and beyond!

Why Baby yoga is brilliant: Reason 2!:
For newborn plus, it eases digestive discomfort, eg. moves to release wind , strategies for soothing colic.

Why Baby yoga is brilliant: Reason 3!
The baby yoga approach (particularly the Birthlight approach) is to encourage babies to explore in 3d- offering enough physical support but allowing them to move themselves- eg the sways that we do…

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Yoga while babywearing! Some top tips!

Jess Yoga and Wellness

Any Mum with a young child will know it is a challenge to find time for yourself. Practicing yoga with your little one is a great way to enhance your wellbeing as well as having fun with them. Another way is to do some yoga with your baby in a sling/ wrap/ carrier! (Also known as babywearing).

Here are some top tips for Yoga while babywearing:

1. Follow the TICKS rules for safe babywearing. (Google it)

2. Use a quality sling that is adjusted perfectly for you. Get advice , eg from The Sling School Manchester (www.theslingschool.com). My personal preference is stretchy wraps and woven wraps; basically a long bit of (specialist) material which you wrap around your body and the baby. Fits perfectly, spreads baby’s weight evenly over your back and torso, and no sticky out bits to get in the way!  Pictured above is the ‘Je porte mon…

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New: Treecalm Baby Massage

My latest arrival is Treecalm baby massage! Combining the Birthlight approach to baby massage with gentle stretches and relaxation for both parents and babies as well as tips and techniques for lifting, carrying and settling babies that will give you a precious toolkit for life with your new baby! Massaging babies regularly can help parents … Continue reading New: Treecalm Baby Massage

Spring Cleaning without actual cleaning!!

Spring is such a wonderful time! But does anyone else feel a sense of dread at the words " spring cleaning"? As a busy Mum, i barely find time to do eseential cleaning ( ie slightly more than using baby wipes to swipe the worst bits...) , and i dont imagine my Tots would agree … Continue reading Spring Cleaning without actual cleaning!!

Ways to relax with your baby!

Before i had a baby i couldnt help wonder if all those people telling me " just you wait" / " you will never sleep again"/ " you wont be able to do that any more" etc.. were right and i would have to give up my love for yoga, relaxation and meditation When i … Continue reading Ways to relax with your baby!

Pregnancy and postnatal massage

I specialise in pregnancy and postnatal massage; i visit you at home, bringing everything you need to feel totally calm and comfortable. Then you only have to put on your dressing gown and chill afterwards! (; i am happy to work around baby's feeds etc: i understand things are unpredictable with a baby. For pregnant … Continue reading Pregnancy and postnatal massage

Pregnancy and postnatal massage

I specialise in pregnancy and postnatal massage; i visit you at home, bringing everything you need to feel totally calm and comfortable. Then you only have to put on your dressing gown and chill afterwards! (; i am happy to work around baby's feeds etc: i understand things are unpredictable with a baby. For pregnant … Continue reading Pregnancy and postnatal massage

Hello South Devon!

Treetots has relocated to Sunny South Devon! The Tots and I have been here for 2 weeks now ( I actually grew up here but have been in the North West for 20 yrs!) I am currently researching the area, aiming to have classes for both babies and toddlers up and running in September. These … Continue reading Hello South Devon!

Treetots is Uprooting!!

Big changes are afoot! Treetots Yoga will be uprooting and moving to South Devon at the end of June. Classes are still running as normal for now, and I am still taking massage bookings for this month. Final class dates as follows: Knutsford Toddlers and Babies: Weds 12th June. (Baby class moves to Tues 10am … Continue reading Treetots is Uprooting!!

What makes Treetots Yoga mum and baby / toddler classes unique?

There are an ever growing array of classes and activities out there to take our little people to. So what makes my classes unique? A Treetots Yoga class includes yoga for you, yoga for your baby, but most importantly, yoga you do together! Birthlight yoga is all about enhancing opportunities for joyful bonding between mums … Continue reading What makes Treetots Yoga mum and baby / toddler classes unique?

Quick Guide to postnatal neck and upper back pains: avoid and ease them!

I put a series of 3 factsheets together alongside Sally Scott, Chiropractor, as we felt Mum were not always given good advice about common aches and pains. Its well worth reading all 3- most of us will have tension in all these areas at some point postnatally! New mother’s neck and upper back pain: Neck … Continue reading Quick Guide to postnatal neck and upper back pains: avoid and ease them!

Connecting with Autumn, openness to change.

I think everyone's feeling the shifting of early Autumn to mid- Autumn now. The leaves have suddenly fallen from the trees I have been admiring on my drive to nursery/ work - the glorious golden Limes on Mauldeth Rd, the magnificent orangey Horse Chestnuts in Hale Barns, and the sprinkling of stunning red trees and … Continue reading Connecting with Autumn, openness to change.

Massage

Did you know i offer massage home visits? I specialise in pregnancy massage and postnatal massage, plus i also treat partners, grandparents etc if you want to double up and have childcare during your treatment! ( discount avail for +1 treatment per visit) I have some availability next week beginning 15/10. See tab above for … Continue reading Massage

My baby boy’s birth story: 28/12/11

I'm reposting this after almost 9 months, both to celebrate my baby boy having been outside the womb for as long as he was in, and because someone asked me to repost! Enjoy (: My baby boy was born on Wednesday 28/12/11 at 10.10am , weighing 7lb 2oz. He is my second baby , my … Continue reading My baby boy’s birth story: 28/12/11

Why Baby yoga is brilliant! 10 reasons:

One of the Hale mums asked me this morning "what are the benefits of baby yoga?"- a very good question that left me floundering in a sea of information and enthusiasm!! So, here goes: Why baby yoga is brilliant: Reason 1! For newborn- 3 mths, baby yoga helps establish good head control by giving you … Continue reading Why Baby yoga is brilliant! 10 reasons:

Yoga while babywearing! Some top tips!

Any Mum with a young child will know it is a challenge to find time for yourself. Practicing yoga with your little one is a great way to enhance your wellbeing as well as having fun with them. Another way is to do some yoga with your baby in a sling/ wrap/ carrier! (Also known … Continue reading Yoga while babywearing! Some top tips!

8 Days of living yoga: Days 7, 8 and beyond!

So, my home- based yoga retreat has ended! I didnt get to blog on the last 2 days, due to being , well exhausted, busy and pretty tied up with the baby and Tot! BUT! I was reflecting on the last 3 limbs of the 8 limbs of yoga: Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi … Continue reading 8 Days of living yoga: Days 7, 8 and beyond!

8 Days of Living yoga: Day 6: Pratyahara to Dharana

Pratyahara: 'withdrawal of the senses'-  I really wasnt sure how i was going to tackle this one today, Easter Sunday, chocolate all around; right now my senses are involved in sucking a Thorntons chocolate with honeycomb pieces, and i am not really ready to withdraw from it!! Luckily, with my OH being home, we went … Continue reading 8 Days of Living yoga: Day 6: Pratyahara to Dharana

8 Days of living yoga: Day 5: Pranayama to Pratyahara

I have learned so much about Pranayama from Uma Dinsmore- Tuli's brilliant book 'Mother's Breath'; in here she talks about her own journey as a parent and how she came to realise that parenting was actually part of her yoga practice. She also talks about the lack of attention given in previous yoga texts, to … Continue reading 8 Days of living yoga: Day 5: Pranayama to Pratyahara

8 days of living yoga: Day 4: Asana to pranayama

Well hello from my home-based yoga retreat! I decided to reflect on each of the 8 limbs of yoga over 8 days of the Easter week, and see if it was possible to have a yoga retreat type experience while going about my normal life with my 3 month old and just turned 2 yr … Continue reading 8 days of living yoga: Day 4: Asana to pranayama

8 Days of Living Yoga: Day 3 : Niyama to Asana.

Today has been a pretty peaceful day! So, the aspect of Niyama that has resonated most with my experiences today has been: Isvara Pranidhanam: a life of dedication, of offering everything to God/ to humanity. Dedicating my life to humanity is not something i can really say ive mastered in one day! But in my … Continue reading 8 Days of Living Yoga: Day 3 : Niyama to Asana.