Catherine's Mother and Baby Yoga Classes - Surrey and Hampshire
My Mother and Baby Yoga classes are especially designed for you and your Baby to do together. They provide you with a way to ease yourself back into exercise after the birth of your baby. We use yoga based exercises and poses to help increase fitness, to strengthen and tone abdominal, back and pelvic floor muscles, to regain good posture and to increase energy levels, as well as passing on some vital relaxation techniques. Everyone comes to the classes with a different level of fitness, so I offer a variety of options for poses allowing you to progress to more demanding ones as you build up your strength. I am trained to be aware of the special needs of mothers in the postnatal period.
For your baby, there is an element of massage and some yoga-based exercises and games to play. We have a few activities dedicated to just baby, but much of the time they are alongside you and involved in poses and movements with you. Baby can gain new skills, stimulating their senses and encouraging physical and emotional development getting to know their own body better. Often mothers find that their baby relaxes and sleeps better after sessions. Babies love music and singing and this features throughout the classes (even if you doubt that anyone appreciates your singing voice, babies can be wonderfully uncritical fans!).
As these classes are for you and baby to do together, it should make the logistics of attending a postnatal exercise class easier for you, and also allow you and baby to carry on building on your relationship together, helping provide a solid foundation for your baby’s development.
Just as important for me is to bring mothers together and giving you a chance to make friends and exchange support and experiences with people who understand what might be going on in your life right now. There is a chance to say hello and introduce yourself and baby at the beginning of each class, and, although we cannot chat much at class at the moment in person, I will help you link up through a WhatsApp group if you wish. You can also join my Tuesday NCT new parent Zoom meet ups. We share information and support on a private Facebook group for my yoga mums which I will invite you to join once you book up for the classes.
You can join me and other new parents for a longer catch up at the online coffee morning I run for my local NCT branches every Tuesday from 2pm. Check out https://www.facebook.com/nctguildford/ for more details.
I am keen to continue offering these classes at this time when it is so easy to feel isolated as a new parent. I understand that many people may be feeling under pressure financially so I have tried to keep prices as reasonable as possible. If your income stream is particularly low at the moment, please contact me to discuss and we can decide the best pricing option for you.
If you have any queries, please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.