Mother and Baby Yoga Classes
New motherhood is a special time but it can also be physically and emotionally demanding. Mother and baby yoga is a great way to bond with your baby while getting back in shape. A typical mother and baby yoga class focuses on re-building core strength. Many of the yoga poses involve the core area which helps to tone these muscles and restore strength after pregnancy. We also focus a lot on relieving tension in areas such as the neck, shoulders and back as many new moms find feeding and lifting baby can lead to tiredness in these areas.
In the class we also practice breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. This helps to replenish lost energy.
It is suitable to start Mother and baby yoga after your postpartum check-up until your baby is actively crawling. Bring a toy and a blanket for baby.
Babies are involved in some of the yoga postures and beside mom on a blanket for others. They usually respond very well to the simple baby moves.
It also fine if baby wants to sleep through the entire class. Feeding and changing during the class is common as is crying! However many babies pick up on the relaxed energy in the class and become quite calm.
It’s a relaxed environment and all babies are welcome just as they are. It’s also a great way to meet other new moms in a sociable environment.
Practising yoga with your baby encourages a loving mother baby interaction.
- Rebuilding strength and toning muscles postpartum
- Bonding with baby in relaxed environment
- Relax and relieve tension
- Meet other new mothers
Mother and Baby Yoga Class information
- Please bring a yoga mat to the class.
- It’s best to wear comfortable clothing when practising yoga.
- Avoid eating a large meal before the class.
- Bring a blanket and toy for baby.
Mother and Baby yoga is suitable from 6 weeks post partum (10 weeks if you had a caesarean section).
Classes are mixed ability and are suitable whether or not you have experience of yoga.
For hygiene reasons we ask everyone to bring their own mat with you. If you forget your mat you can borrow one.
Drop in places may be available. Please contact Neasa before arriving for a drop-in class.
Neasa is also available to teach private classes.