Mum and Baby Yoga

Introducing Cheltenham’s well loved mum and baby yoga classes run by Nurturing Beginnings. Our classes are baby centered, gentle and fun social experiences for you and your baby, created with your baby’s physical and cognitive development in mind. 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 all about creating time for you.

Baby yoga is uses gentle stretches and movements for you to do at home with your baby. It incorporates empowering 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.

Tell me more about Yoga…
Yoga means ‘unite’ to join together or to attach. Where better to unite and attach than within the unique parent and baby relationship. Babies are natural little yoga people. Many of the adult poses emulate what a baby naturally does! Parent and baby yoga is enhancing baby’s natural abilities; building and strengthening them. It is also said to help bring the adult back to their inner child and back to the flexibility of the baby!

Benefits of mum and baby yoga

  • Parent and baby yoga can help that transition from womb to world.
  • 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.
  • May help to calm a fractious baby and aid sleep.
  • Yoga improves breathing. 
  • Offers tools for relaxation
  • 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 date balls and fruit juice.

Six Week Course

Over a six week period we 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, enjoy date balls (healthy cake!) and fruit juice. 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.

Suitable for babies from 6 weeks – crawling.

No previous yoga experience is required.

All equipment is provided, just bring a drink for yourself and your baby.

Sessions are 1 hour run from The Pavillion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN.

Six week course £42, booking is essential.

Summer Term 1: 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May, 5th June (Please note this skips the week of 29th May as it is half term)

Summer Term 2: 12th June, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July

All sessions: 1:30-2:30pm

Private Groups

Please contact me if you would like to book a private group with your antenatal group or friends so we can arrange a time and day to suit you. This can be run with a minimum of 5 babies.

What some recent mums said about it…

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