Newborn Baby & Postnatal Yoga (0 - 4 mos) in South Croydon
A gentle, therapeutic class for all ages and abilities
Our Mother & Baby Nurture Yoga classes offer the opportunity to calm the mother’s nervous system and sooth baby's transition into the outside world, with therapeutic yoga techniques for both. Mothers learn key skills for getting to know their baby’s needs with top tips and baby activities specific for newborn developmental stages. Classes are suitable for mothers who are completely new to yoga, as well those with some yoga experience, and for babies from birth. Mothers can attend before the 8-week postnatal check-up.
The Benefits of Newborn Baby & Postnatal Yoga
- Discover relaxed baby holds, good feeding alignment and happy baby yoga feeding practices
- Yoga poses and exercises specifically to help mother and baby; sooth crying babies, colic, constipation, reflux, and promoting digestion, confidence, development of co-ordination and relaxation.....the secret to babies sleeping better!
- Pelvic floor and abdominal core muscle toning for mums....lose weight safely and get strong as you carry your baby around. Baby workout!
- Cranio-sacral re alignment through mother and baby yoga
- Postnatal Yoga postures to ease tight 'feeding shoulders', sore backs and stress incontinence. Feel fit, vital and energised as you get stronger, doing baby yoga moves that are nurturing baby, and nurturing you too.
This is an ideal class for your first venture outside of the home, providing an environment where mothers can stop to feed and tend to babies at any point. Our supportive classes offer mothers the opportunity to have a few moments of ‘me-time’, some time to bond with baby, to be heard and discuss any mother or baby-related issues, as well as meet other local mums and babies.
Meet Your Teacher: Charmaine Murray
Charmaine teaches Pregnancy & Birth Preparation classes on Tuesdays & Sundays
Charmaine first joined InJoy Yoga pregnant with her 2nd child who she gave birth to at home. Rosanna Kalliabetsos, the Founder of InJoy Yoga was her teacher through pregnancy and baby yoga. Rosanna is also a Birthlight Tutor so trains teachers on behalf of Birthlight and she personally mentored Charmaine for a whole year before Charmaine took over her classes. Both Rosanna (known as Rozy) and Charmaine are Doulas so have first hand experience of seeing how the practices taught in our Birthlight pregnancy classes are used to facilitate natural birth and minimise medical interventions. These practices literally shorten the length of labour! Charmaine is also a womb yoga specialist, aromatherapist and general amazing woman. Her first son was planned at home but ended up having to transfer to hospital so Charmaine is well equipped to guide women through the various options available for birthing. She also work closely with the maternity services so understand the policy standards and how to work with them.
Have a read below of some of our sparkling customer testimonials for this class
I recommend it to anyone who is pregnant, no matter what stage you are at, and also to those who have recently given birth!
The benefits are amazing; it helped greatly throughout my pregnancy and now continues to do so with my little one.
Injoy Yoga is brilliant; I recommend it to anyone who is pregnant, no matter what stage you are at, and also to those who have recently given birth! The benefits are amazing; it helped greatly throughout my pregnancy and now continues to do so with my little one. All you have to do is pop along to one of the classes. Everyone is so welcoming, the teachers are great and their knowledge stretches further than just yoga and has really helped me in everyday life... I love the friends I have made and how much my little Jack enjoys it too.
Lorna & Oscar
Just wanted to say thanks for a great nurture class yesterday, it was exactly what Oscar and I needed after a tough morning! I can't believe I almost didn't come as I was worried about him being upset as he hadn't napped! He seemed to really enjoy it, and he slept for 2.5 hours solid after the class! Thanks again and see you next week.
After a very long and physically exhausting labour (losing a litre and half of blood) I was presented with this wonderful little package - my son. After a couple of sleepless nights in hospital we brought him home, but it wasn't long before the task of having someone so dependent upon me finally hit home.
I found myself bursting into tears spontaneously, feeling anxious and not being able to sleep. I thought I was losing the plot and that I would never be able to love and look after my son the way I really wanted to. After four weeks I made myself go to mother and baby nuture classes.
It was like a breath of fresh air. First to find that other mums were also experiencing similar feelings, but also to understand my emotions and why I was so upset. After some work with Rosanna I was able to relax more and started to feel more like myself. I also started to create a wonderful bond with my baby and realised that I was more than capable of looking after him. I would highly recommend anyone who is feeling even a bit down (and even those who are not) to try baby yoga - the positive effects will last a lifetime.
I started baby yoga when Nahbila was 6 weeks young! Rozy made us feel very welcome and much cared for. I really admire her love and patience for all the mums and babies present. My Nahbila and I learned to communicate and be with each other in most heartlove and delightful ways.
Rozy also offered answers to questions; I did not even have to ask but somehow she seems to feel them and just in between doing yoga - feeding baby - calming baby - massage baby - dry my own tears... she mentioned something and I feel so well understood and provided with great solutions! Most lovely. I feel very blessed to have found Rozy and I believe from the bottom of my heart that she is doing a most wonderful, loving and very important job!
The first time out the house with Molly, my new 'bundle of joy', was to Rozy's Mummy and Baby Nurture class. Again my mind was put at rest due to all the helpful advice. Rozy does some great work with all of us and is one of life's truly nice people! Thanks.