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 (:
Thursdays 12.15-13 pm at King St Studios, Newton Abbot. Year- round. 5 week courses. NEXT COURSE STARTS THURS 12th Oct 2017
£45 for a 5 week course.
Jess 07707297316/ email@example.com
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 tips for 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 .
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 more.
Contact me ASAP to book. See the menu above for more info.
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.
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 term of lovely babies! (:
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 to learn strokes that are gentle and effective. Massage is ‘ Loving Touch’, a special time for Mum and baby to communicate and bond. The movements can help with digestive complaints and unexplained crying. Massage also benefits babies’ brain development, skin and muscle tone. A joint relaxation at the end leaves sleepy, happy babies and refreshed Mummies! I teach in a small group, in a lovely venue in the heart of Totnes. Previous attendees have said ” i really loved your teaching style, the group felt warm and nurturing” , and ” a really lovely and worthwhile activity to do with your baby”.
firstname.lastname@example.org 07707297316 to book.
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 by Phoebe Bavin, a chiropractor who specialises in babies as well as pregnancy and post natal care!
Totnes baby massage classes start Thurs 11th Sept at Chapel House Studios, 11.30-12.30, £35 for 5 weeks. This will be a small group, for babies aged 4 weeks to 12/14 weeks. The class includes many extras like baby yoga moves, stretches and relaxation for Mums, and holding and lifting techniques. You will get much more than you would at any other baby massage class! (; contact email@example.com to book / 07707297316
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 bond with and enjoy their baby; ease colic, wind, constipation and crying in babies; and help babies sleep more deeply.
Baby massage home tuition ( birth to approx 5 months) available throughout South Devon.
Baby massage summer workshops:
Dads and babies workshop, Sat 26th July 10.30am, Totnes ( approx 4 weeks to 5 months)
Baby massage classes from Sept 2014 in Totnes and Ashburton.( day and time tbc) ( for babies age 0-4 months)