Baby Yoga Classes
Baby Yoga is relaxing and fun, combining baby’s very own yoga-based routine along with songs and movements which all benefit your little one’s mental and physical developments.
I am certified by To Baby and Beyond, who are in turn accredited by the prestigious Royal College of Midwives. Yoga encourages your baby’s physical and mental development, and is a very social class where your baby can experience fun movements in a stimulating sensory environment. Yoga can help your baby to relax for improved naps and sleep, ease digestive issues and experience new sensations.
Baby Yoga classes are suitable for babies from 12 weeks – 12 months and are held in Walton-on-Thames, and Chertsey.
The next courses start in September but please check the workshops and special events page for summer classes. September classes are listed below.
When and Where?
Class timetable from September. Please check our Workshops and Special Events page for summer classes
5 week course starting 12th September 2019 (no class 3rd October). Thursday’s 11.15am – 12pm
5 week course starting 16th September 2019. Monday’s 11.45am – 12.30pm
6 week course starting 6th September (no class 4th October) Friday’s 10am – 10.45am
Our Walton Baby Yoga classes are held on Monday’s in the beautiful Riverhouse Barn. There is plenty of free onsite parking and a cafe locating inside the building that sell tea, coffee cakes and really tasty lunches. Our Walton Thursday classes are held in Walton Methodist Church which benefits from a great central location.
Our Chertsey Baby Yoga classes are held on Friday’s in the lovely Beacon Church. Located above the Revive coffee shop which serve great coffee, cakes and lunches. The coffee shop also has plenty of space for pushchairs.
What happens in a Baby Yoga Class?
Take a look at our video of a Baby Yoga Class to find out more.
Don’t worry if you have a sleeping baby in your arms, the sound is on mute.
Benefits of Baby Yoga
Baby yoga has many benefits for both parent and baby. Baby Yoga helps to deepen the connection between parent and baby through positive touch, building trust, communication and relaxation.
It has many physical benefits for baby. Movements, stretches and balances help to promote flexibility, coordination, strength, balance, the proprioceptive system and the vestibular system.
Baby Yoga is also a social class and promotes social and emotional development.
Frequently Asked Questions
Baby Yoga classes are suitable from 12 weeks until 12 months. If your baby is younger than 12 weeks then you may like to join a Baby Massage Course
Your baby will have needed to have had their 8 week health check before attending Baby Yoga. If you are unsure if your baby can attend baby yoga please ask your health care provider or email me. Mum’s will need to have had their 6-8 week check and be signed off for exercise.
Our Baby Yoga classes are 45 minutes long. We find that this is the perfect length of time before babies become tired.
Babies cry! Its their way of communicating with us. I have two children myself and am very used to crying. If your baby cries then take a break and settle or feed them and join in again when you feel ready.
Our classes are baby led and there is no pressure to join in with the classes. Yoga is a two way thing and if your baby doesn’t want to join in today you can just sit and watch with baby or join in with one of our demo dolls if your baby is sleeping.
You just need to bring you, baby and a muslin or blanket for your baby to lie on.
We sit on the floor during class and although yoga mats are provided you are welcome to bring a cushion to sit on.
If your baby is feeling unwell then they probably wont enjoy coming to class. Please don’t bring your baby to class if they are contagious, have a fever or have had immunisations in the past 24 hours.
If your baby has a minor sniffle and is otherwise feeling well then its ok to bring them to class.