Postnatal Classes

Postnatal Classes with Baby

This is a nurturing and supportive group which is beneficial to mums / postpartum parents and their young babies from approximately six weeks up to crawling age. These classes encourage meaningful interaction and bonding with your baby and are a great way to meet other new parents.

Each class includes:

Baby massage

Simple massage strokes to help soothe and comfort your baby and support their growing body.

Gentle yoga based postnatal movement

To restore strength and tone to your body and help relieve aches and tension. These can be done either with your baby or with baby close to you.

Relaxation and breathing

For well being and to aid postnatal recovery

Breastfeeding / feeding and parenting support

There is also time to chat about common issues that might come up such as sleeping; weaning; postnatal depression; transition into motherhood; family dynamics and where the day goes!

This is a relaxed and informal class and it’s normal if your baby needs to feed or sleep during the yoga / baby massage. Take time out with your baby when you need to and join back in when you‘re ready. Please bring a cushion or pillow, a blanket and a yoga mat (let me know if you need to borrow one) and wear loose comfortable clothes. It is also preferable to have short nails for the baby massage.

As an age guide, these sessions are suitable for babies aged 6 weeks (8 weeks for caesarean born babies) to crawling. Please ask if you’re not sure.

When:

Tuesdays 11 to 12.15 in Southbourne 

Next 5 week set starts 2nd November, dates are 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November (FULL)

Following set starts 4th January, dates are 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th January and 1st February

Wednesdays 10 to 11.15am in Ringwood 

Next 5 week set starts 3rd November, dates are 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November and 1st December (FULL)

Following set starts 5th January, dates are 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th January and 2nd February

Wednesdays 11.45am to 1pm in Ringwood 

Next 5 week set starts 3rd November, dates are 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November and 1st December (FULL)

Cost: £50 for a 5 week set. It might be possible to start part way through the block if baby is too young at the start (if there’s still space). In this case the amount is reduced and you only pay from when you start. Drop in when available is £12 a class.

Please note if you miss a class you can attend another class within the same block period at the other time / location if there’s space. Unfortunately missed classes can’t be carried over to a different half term.

Please contact me to book your place.

 

I have covid safe measures in place and social distancing with reduced participant capacity will continue while covid cases remain high.

I can offer one concession space in each class for people on a low income – please ask if you need this.

 

Postnatal yoga & relaxation, Monday evenings 8 to 9.10pm (zoom class)

These sessions are just for you. There’s gentle postnatal yoga and movement to restore and strengthen your body, pelvic floor work, breathing and a deep relaxation to finish. If baby is awake and wants to be with you though that’s no problem.
As a guide this class is suitable from 5/6 weeks postpartum or 7/8 weeks if baby was born by caesarean to any stage postpartum.
£8 per class, pay as you go

If you’re experiencing financial difficulties due to the current uncertainties around covid-19 I can offer a discount on zoom classes – please get in touch.

Please contact me to book your place.

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“Today was our last Baby Yoga session with Rosa. We have loved every session that we have had. I have learnt how to use baby massage to help calm my baby as well as help her to develop physically. Every session has given me an opportunity to breath and stretch and give myself some me time! I have also met some lovely mums along the way. Before baby yoga I also attended the pregnancy yoga sessions which I also thoroughly enjoyed. I also attended the pain coping work shop before giving birth. I used many of the techniques from this session during the early stages of labour. Thank you Rosa for helping Millie and I along in our journey x”