Postnatal mum and baby yoga classes are in Hook, near Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Learn effective, safe and gentle yoga techniques to support you and your baby in a relaxed, sociable and fun environment.
Postnatal mum and baby yoga classes are on Monday afternoons at Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, near Basingstoke, RG27 9NN at 1.30-2.30pm. The classes run in 5 or 6 week blocks. Please find dates and costs below.
Benefits of postnatal mum and baby yoga
- An effective and safe way to get back into exercise after pregnancy and birth
- Helps ease common aches and pains eg back, shoulder, neck, hip pains
- Gently improves core strength
- Safely strengthens and tones muscles
- Helps rebuild a weakened pelvic floor
- Reduces stress levels
- May help ease symptoms of postnatal depression and anxiety
- Increased bonding between mum and baby
- Helps baby with physical and emotional development
- Fun for mum and baby
- Calms mum and baby
- Improved sleep for mum and baby
- Relaxation practice
- Can ease colic and constipation in babies
- A safe and friendly space to meet other mums and babies
About postnatal mum and baby yoga
My class is a friendly, welcoming environment open to everyone with babies aged 3 months to crawling (before they are on the move!). Previous yoga experience is not necessary. The classes are made up of gentle yoga moves and techniques for both you and your baby to do in a relaxed, sociable and fun environment. All moves are optional and you can chose which moves you and your baby would like to join in with.
Why do postnatal mum and baby yoga?
The postnatal adult yoga that we do in the class can help to gently strengthen, stretch, increase flexibility and safely recover your body after pregnancy and birth. We also aim to calm our minds and improve emotional wellbeing, whilst bonding and having fun with our babies through touch, movement and singing. The relaxation we do in the class may be passed on to your baby for a more calm and content infant with enhanced wellbeing. Mum and baby postnatal yoga can also be helpful for parents with fatigue, stress, postnatal depression and anxiety.
The baby yoga sections of the class help babies to have a sense of security and wellbeing and prepare them for future physical and emotional milestones such as laughing, rolling, crawling, walking and talking. This is done through loving interaction, songs and playful moves. Baby yoga is also a great way to increase bonding, encourage calmness in your baby and promote natural sleep.
You are welcome to feed, change and comfort your baby at any point during the class. If your baby cries in the class that is completely ok! You’re invited to take the class at your own pace and rest when you or your baby needs to. Please miss out anything that feels uncomfortable for you or baby.
What to wear and bring to a postnatal mum and baby class
Parents and babies should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Bring your usual feeding and changing things for your baby. Please also bring:
- Yoga mat
- A blanket for baby
- A blanket for you
Don’t worry if there any of these items you’re unable to bring, I’m happy to provide them if you let me know before the class. Also I will always have a couple of spares should anyone forget anything on any week.
Dates and costs
The courses run in 5 or 6 week blocks on Mondays 1.30-2.30pm. You may join mid-course. Many parents and babies find it beneficial to join yoga classes for 2-3 consecutive blocks, during the early postnatal period (0-9 months). The course dates and costs for 2019 are:
1st April – 20th May (no class 15th April, 22nd April, 6th May due to bank holidays and Easter): 5 week course £46
3rd June – 8th July: 6 week course £55
12th August – 16th September (no class bank holiday 26th August): 5 week course £46
23rd September – 21st October: 5 week course £55
4th November – 9th December: 6 week course £55
5 week course: £46
6 weeks course: £55
You may join mid-course and the cost will be worked out accordingly.
Dad and baby yoga classes
Yoga Babes classes are not just for mums! Dads with babies are more than welcome to join the baby yoga classes.
Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook near Basingstoke, RG27 9NN. There is a lovely baby-friendly cafe at the venue for you to enjoy tea, coffee, drinks and snacks after the class.
If you’d like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07881 987 330.
One-to-one mum and baby and pregnancy yoga classes are also available on request.