Cheltenham’s well loved mother and baby yoga classes run by Nurturing Beginnings are baby centered, gentle and fun social experiences for you and your baby. Each session uses specifically designed baby yoga techniques to enhance your baby’s physical and mental development. Yoga is a lovely bonding experience for you and your baby and you will learn moves and strokes you can practice at home. Classes are small and supportive, all about creating time for you.
Baby yoga empowers you with the skills to deliver over clothes massage, breathing techniques, stretching and movements for your baby; alongside a selection of songs, rhymes, actions and sensory play. Many of the movements have been around for centuries, having their roots in traditional Indian culture and longstanding methods of infant massage.
Benefits of mum and baby yoga
- A whole body development course for baby
- Aids ailments and tummy troubles.
- Enhances bonding and a feeling of being loved respected and secure.
- Increases strength, muscle tone and flexibility, and increases physical and emotional strength.
- Can relax and calm a fractious baby and aid sleep.
- Aids co-ordination and body awareness.
- Increase self-confidence.
- Get to know other local new parents and babies.
- Experience a wide range of sensory play activities.
- Singing with your baby gets them off to a flying start.
- Most importantly, parents during yoga devote time and attention to their babies in this usually very busy world.
- Enjoy hot drinks & homemade cake.
Our six week courses cover a wide range of stretches and moves, massage, songs, and sensory play for a varied yet gentle and relaxing baby centered experience. This course is a lovely follow on from baby massage or fantastic on it’s own, ending with all important hot drinks and homemade cake. The wide range of sensory experiences used during the session keep older babies engaged. Our small friendly groups are a great way to make friends for mum and baby, with the option to be added onto a whats app group for the course. Group sizes are kept small so allow for social distancing and your full enjoyment so spaces are limited.
Suitable for babies from 8 weeks – crawling.
No previous yoga experience is required.
All equipment is provided.
They are run from Badgeworth Village Hall, Badgeworth Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 4UW situated between Cheltenham and Gloucester which has a free car park (opposite), pushchair parking and great facilities. We strictly follow up to date government guidance for the safety of everyone and ask you read our Terms and Conditions of Booking.
Six week course £54 including hot drink & homemade cake. Pre-booking is essential.
Wednesdays – 1:40-2:35pm
9th June, 16th June, 23rd June, 30th June, 7th July, 14th July
Badgeworth Village Hall, Badgeworth Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 4UW
What some recent mums said about our baby yoga course…
Harrison and I thoroughly enjoyed yoga, it was relaxing, bonding experience and we learnt some brilliant things to do at home. Sarah is a wonderful, friendly and calm teacher who has a wealth of knowledge! Julia and Harrison
We have just finished our baby yoga course and it’s been so great! It’s a wonderful mix of yoga, massage, sensory and singing (with yummy healthy treats!). Sarah is brilliant at what she does. She’s so baby focused that you aren’t left feeling embarrassed when your baby inevitably only wants to be cuddled or starts eating the mat (just my baby?!). Thank you Sarah, we will miss our special yoga time with you! Hannah and Makai
Sarah runs such lovely classes to make memories with your baby, we have really enjoyed it. Vicky and Axel
Cassie and I loved baby yoga, it was been wonderful doing something together. It has given us ideas of things we can do at home. The date balls at the end are amazing. Thank you Sarah! Julia and Cassie
Creative, innovative and imaginative activities throughout each session. Thoroughly enjoyed by baby and parent. Thank you. Anonymous