Classes – Baby Massage & Baby Yoga

Kate is a qualified Baby Massage and Baby Yoga Instructor. She teaches two classes, Baby Massage and Baby Yoga for younger babies (birth – 20 weeks approx) and Baby Yoga for older babies (16/20weeks – 18months).

Baby Massage

The baby massage course is designed to teach parents a wonderful experience to share with their baby through massage.  The course will help to provide a special time to communicate with your baby so they feel loved, valued and respected.

You will learn to incorporate both Indian and Swedish massage traditions, as well as principles from both yoga and reflexology into your baby massage routine.

Massaging your baby provides a wonderful opportunitya to express your love whilst meeting the need for touch and affection that is so essential for the healthy development of babies.

Benefits of Baby Massage include:

For Baby

  • Helping your baby to feel securely attached
  • Helping your baby to feel more loved, valued and respected
  • Reduce crying and emotional stress
  • Increase levels of relaxation and longer sleep
  • Development of body awareness and coordination
  • Relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort

For You

  • Feeling closer to your baby
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour, crying and body language
  • Providing a wonderful opportunity to spend one to one time with your baby
  • Feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
  • Increased confidence in your ability to nurture and care for your baby
  • Learning a life-long parenting skill

Infant stomach massage

How is the Baby Massage Course run?

  • The course is suitable for most babies from newborn
  • The course runs over 4 or 8 consecutive weeks for 60  minutes per session
  • The sessions are baby-led. Do not worry if baby cries, needs feeding, falls asleep or needs changing
  • You can use the spare demo doll to practice if your baby is asleep or not in the mood
  • Each week we will review the previous weeks moves and learn a new part of the body to massage
  • The massage is sequence based and includes legs, feet, stomach, chest, arms, hands, face and back
  • You will also learn a colic and teething routine
  • It is a great opportunity to meet other parents and discuss topics and worries alike

For prices or to book a session please call 07834 269217 or click the PRICE LIST button

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Baby Yoga

Baby Yoga is an interactive routine which is performed with a baby and it’s primary care givers. The parent or carer will help the baby into carefully developed movements that are adapted to the baby’s tender body. These movements include gentle stretching of limbs, and help develop correct breathing by encouraging baby to mimic their parent or care giver’s breathing. The style of baby yoga taught is based on Hatha yoga which means ‘the union of balance of body and mind’. Baby yoga classes aim to be both a fun and rewarding experience for both baby and carer.

Baby yoga is a centuries old tradition that provides both baby and parent with significant and undisputed benefits that are widely endorsed by medical practitioners across the world. Tension within the body can block the flow of energy and cause the body to tighten and become painful. Yoga helps release the blockages of tension in the body.

Benefits of Baby Yoga include:

  • Improved relaxation, encouraging longer sleep duration and better quality of sleep
  • Strengthens their bodies and helps develop reflexes
  • Helps balance, co-ordination and motor skills
  • Helps relieve effects of colic, wind and constipation
  • Stimulates all of baby’s major systems: co-ordination, respiration, digestion, learning ability and language development
  • Relaxes parent and child
  • Helps strengthen bond between parent and child
  • Promotes confidence in handling baby
  • Offers great opportunity for Dads to get involved
  • Aids bonding, trust and social interaction whilst improving learning and social development
  • Great social environment for parent and baby

Mother in yoga boat pose balancing baby on her knees

What is provided by KK Holistic Therapy?

  • Class handouts with the movements for you to keep and practise from at home
  • A bottle of organic Sunflower Oil for you to keep (massage only)
  • Comfortable baby yoga mats for you to use during class
  • Refreshments at the end

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Your baby
  • A small towel to go over the baby yoga mat (massage only)
  • A baby blanket to keep baby warm
  • Usual baby items, changing bag, milk, nappies etc
  • Please wear clothes that you will be comfortable in and consider removing jewellery

Classes are currently held on Tuesdays at 10am (older babies 20wks-18mths) and 11:30am (younger babies birth-20weeks) at Heaton Moor United Church, Stanley Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HL. There is ample parking available and storage for prams and car seats.

*Please note that massage is suitable from birth for most  babies but yoga shouldn’t be started until after 8 week check up with the GP/Health visitor. If in any doubt please don’t hesitate to contact Kate first.

For prices or to book a session please call 07834 269217 or click the PRICE LIST button

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