YogaBabes 

Tuesdays  11am

Yoga Hub

Post-natal exercises and yoga for Mummy & groovy moves to nursery rhymes for baby.

Lots of different moves to stimulate and relax your baby; using your body as playground for the babies, not only develops your own core strength but enhances baby’s spatial awareness, confidence and muscle tone. Playtime without the toys, tummy time without noise and a strong body for you to see you through these growing years! Tara teaches this fun, stretching and nurturing class for mother& child.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes before class, this class is suitable for mothers with babies from 5 weeks upwards.

Focus on restoring pelvic balance, improving posture, feel stronger ; cardio, toning, & stretch challenges circuit stations for mothers . There will be a variety of exercises of varying degree of difficulty so each mother can work at their own pace according to their post natal recovery, age of baby, fitness and energy level etc. There are circuit stations for everyone and ones that you can do with your baby if they are feeling restless, or need a feed. There are baby stations so you can weave your exercises and yoga to your child’s needs and keep them stimulated ( rested) too.

The classes are around 50 minute, with time before and after to feed your baby and relax.
  1st class £5 if pre-booked. £40 for 6 classes ( valid for 2 months) To register please make your booking online using this link https://bookwhen.com/yogababes6

Yoga Hub, Maidenhead Community Centre, 42 York Road, SL6 1SH
Parking: there are a few spaces in the front at the rear of the building too but I do mean a few. if you don’t mind a 15 minute there is free parking is at Homebase for 3 hours. Just walk down the Green Way towards town alongside the canal and you will see the Community Centre on your left.
I have all the mats, but of course feel free to bring your own. Wear comfortable stretchy clothes and bring something to drink. There is a small cafe open. Change babies in the main hall as the toilets are not set up for baby changes and take soiled nappies home with you. Thank you
We generally start with babies on the mats ( feeding when you need to) and focus on mothers postural and pelvis awareness. Include some shoulder work and spinal awareness. We play and sing some yoga baby games and then focus back on the mothers.
We hop back and forth from mother to child, and finish off with some standing moves with babies under the parachute and then a few pages of the Kingdom of Self esteem poems. Time to socialise and connect with other mums and ask questions.
Once your babies have gone through toddlerhood you can bring them to a monthly class with Tara from 2.5 to 7 years to continue your yoga journey together. It is precious time together without distractions or toys/gadgets. There is always a theme and for more details see the Family AcroYoga page.
Vanessa Hodge is a midwife, yoga teacher and hypno birther. She teaches Yoga to pregnant woman every Monday at 7.15pm at the Yoga Hub. To book or ask questions please use this link https://www.birthconfidentlywithvanessa.co.uk
Louise Prince is a reflexogist and baby massage teacher and does pregnancy massage too. To contact her through her website
You must of  been checked out for exercises with your doctor or physio and then you are good to go. You must be over cautious to begin with and take the beginners option to start with. Also take more of the rests that will be available too and time for your baby. If something does not feel good, it most likely is not good for you yet!
Most of the time you can pay online but you can also pay for your classes via bank transfer.
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Mummys Essential Exercises

1. Click on file above for reminders of some of the ME exercises. It is valuable if you can practice them before you come to class. You can start right after birth taking extra care if you have had a difficult labour or any surgery. Please check with your health professional first. Listen to your body and do the ones that feel helpful. Everyone can start the breathing exercises and pelvic floor awareness. Increasing your awareness is the first step in restoring pelvic balance.

2. To start with little & often is best, try the ones you know from class, do them slowly with your breath; inhale on the effort and exhale relaxing into the movement or letting it go.
​Pay attention to the position of your feet, and gently press through them to activate your tummy and pelvic floor when sitting and standing especially when picking up the ‘wee ones’. Focus on your breath with awareness on your pelvic floor & inner thighs and tummy.