mums & bubs yoga

mums & bubs yoga

Yoga is never the same with a baby, and this can be a wonderful thing! As a mother myself, I enjoy the new challenges and growth that comes from doing yoga with my baby Arlo. Mums & bubs yoga helps you carefully rebuild core strength, stretch and support your body after birthing and into motherhood, but most importantly yoga provides precious time to connect with your baby in a deep and meaningful way.

When & Where

Our mums & bubs 6 week yoga term starts July 30th, Monday mornings 10.45-12.00 at the lovely Blackheath Fitness Centre yoga studio.

How much

About

You can start mums & bubs yoga when your bub is 8 weeks old and your body feels ready to start gentle yoga.

Mums & bubs yoga helps…

  • Build strength – postnatal yoga specific for gently building core strength
  • Enhance pelvic floor control – get reacquainted with your pelvic floor!
  • Restore your energy – nurturing time out for yourself
  • Be with bub – a lovely time to connect with your bub and other new mothers

What do I bring?

Yoga mats are provided, just bring;

  • Your baby! Preferably in a sling or capsule
  • A light blanket to put your baby on
  • A little toy or rattle
  • Regular baby items such as nappies
  • Bottle of water & snacks if required

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Questions? Your answer might be here?

Can you really do yoga with a baby?

Yes! Although it requires a whole new level of  ‘flexible’. Classes are not quiet and highly structured, but move along with the needs of your baby as they arise. Your baby is integrated into yoga poses, and they will let you know what works. Yoga helps us tap into that part of ourselves that is always still and centered, teaching us to to move and work with our babies.

When can I start?

You can start mums & bubs yoga when your bub is 8 weeks old and most importantly you feel ready to start gentle yoga.

I’m not my usual fit & flexible self, is it really okay to yoga?

Postnatal yoga (actually all yoga) is about listening to your body and matching yoga to your needs. We go as gentle and as slow as you need. As your strength build, the class will adapt to support and challenge you.

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Do I need to see a doctor first?

In most instances it is fine to do yoga 8 weeks after giving birth. I require you bring a letter from your doctor or midwife, advising it’s appropriate for you to commence yoga if you delivered your baby with a cesarean birth or if you are experiencing any delays in healing or have any concerns about your postpartum health.

I had a cesarean birth and feel fine, why do I need to see my doctor or midwife?

Whilst babies arrive perfectly into the world in many ways, women can take a little longer to heal after giving birth by cesarean. I just need to know your body is healing nicely and is ready for gentle yoga. This may mean starting with breath awareness and gentle movements, building slowly as your body continues to heal. Poses can be modified to ensure your are always comfortable.

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What happens if my baby cries?

There is no unrealistic pressure to create a peaceful quiet yoga session, mums & bubs yoga is about finding internal peace amidst the chaos! We work with whatever you baby needs, if they need to be held we will do poses where they are cuddled. Your baby will teach you more about being flexible than any yoga teacher!

What if I need to feed my baby?

Feed your baby any time they need to be fed! We can set you up in a comfortable position to take time out and nurse, feed, change your bub, rest, whatever you both need.

Any other questions? I’d love to hear them.

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