Post-Natal Exercises and Yoga for Mummy & Groovy Moves to Nursery Rhymes for Baby.
YogaBabes classes with Tara focus on the mothers postnatal health and posture and entertaining babies with fun developmental moves often to nursery rhymes. Using your body as a playground enhances your baby’s spatial awareness, confidence and muscle tone and redevelops your own strength and agility. Encouraging playtime without the toys and plenty of tummy time for you both, the bond and sense of playfulness of parenthood grows. Tara teaches this fun, stretching and nurturing class for mother & child from 6 weeks of age or whenever you feel ready. For mothers this is an importnat time to restore pelivs and spinal tonicity and refocus on your own posture. Feeding and tending to a baby can be worse for posture than sitting at a computer! Your body needs to become aware of its head to feet positioning to avoid tummy muscles not knitting together and acute shoulder and neck tension.
Lots of videos to help you with recovery from birth, and you can start them as soon after birth if you have not had a c-section or other complications.
- Register online
- What to Expect
- Family Acro Yoga
- Pregnancy Yoga
- Baby Massage
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The classes are around 50 minutes, 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.
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.
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.
Every Monday at 7.15pm from the Yoga Hub, I will teach the pregnancy yoga for 45 minutes and then Joanna Williams the midwife & hypnonbirthing teacher and Louise Price a Doula and massage expert will continue with ; hypnobirthing, meditation, breathing, birth places, sleeping positions, the 4th Trimester, and much more.
Louise Prince is a maternity reflexologist, pregnancy massage therapist and developmental baby massage instructor . https://www.mindbodyandbump.co.uk/treatments/baby-massage/courses/ from 6 weeks to 9 months
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.