MUM AND BABY YOGA
A friendly and relaxing mum and baby yoga class in Ferring
WHAT TO EXPECT
This postnatal mum and baby yoga class is a great way to gently rebuild strength at your own pace whilst learning relaxation techniques, bonding with your baby and meeting other mums.
This class is taught by me, Emily! I'm a mum myself (to Stevie, born summer 2020), and I'm excited to be able to bring you this class and build a community for mums in the area.
Classes are held at Glebelands Community Centre in Ferring, a lovely big private space with free parking available on site and a big green out back for optional post-class hang outs.
You're welcome to come along as soon as you have been cleared to exercise, which is usually 6 to 8 weeks postpartum, and keep coming as long as baby can stay mostly on the mat for the duration of the class (this is typically pre-crawling, but you know your baby best!).
BENEFITS FOR MUM
Gentle introduction to fitness after pregnancy
Rebuild core strength and pelvic floor health
Reduce neck and back pain
Learn relaxation techniques
Bond and have fun with your little one
Meet other mums in the area
Feel a sense of community and support
Optional Whatsapp group (block bookings only)
Free gift at first class (block bookings only)
Onsite cafe for post-class refreshments
BENEFITS FOR BABY
Fun and relaxation
Stimulation and development of senses
Integration into mum's yoga practice
Social time with other babies
Book a block of 5 weeks for £40
Glebelands Community Centre, Greystoke Rd, Ferring BN12 5JL
What safety measures are in place for Covid?
Class sizes are limited to allow space between mats. Hand sanitiser is available at the studio entrance. Mats are provided and sanitised between classes, but you are welcome to bring your own. I would typically provide toys but ask that you bring your own (if needed) for the time being. Please be aware of social distancing and wear a face covering when making your way in and out of the studio.
What happens if I book a 5 week block and can't make them all?
Typically all classes should be taken consecutively as this helps you to see progress, and helps me to plan and maximise class availability for other block students. That said, if there is a date you can't make at the time of booking, or you have an emergency, please let me know and I will try my best to accommodate an extra week.
Do classes run during school holidays?
Yes they do. If you have older children and can't attend classes during school holidays, but want to book a 5 week block, then I will absolutely accommodate you skipping the holiday weeks and rejoining when there is next availability. Please let me know at the time of booking.
How soon after birth can I join the class?
You need to have been cleared by your doctor to resume exercise. This is usually 6 weeks postpartum, or around 8 weeks if you had a caesarean. I send all students a health questionnaire before their first class with me to pick up anything specific I might need to know about.
How young does my baby need to be?
You're welcome to keep bringing your baby as long as they can stay (mostly) on the mat for the duration of the class. Typically this is prior to crawling. That said, if you are one of the rare few who have a crawler or walker under 1 who meets that guideline, then come along!
What should I bring?
Water and comfortable clothes as a minimum. You're welcome to bring your own mat but one will be provided for you (sanitised between classes). Feel free to bring anything you need to keep baby happy and comfortable.
What if my baby cries, gets hungry or needs changing?
Simply stop and comfort/feed/change them. Don't worry about disruptions - everyone in the room can relate. Do whatever you need to do and join back in if/when you can.
Do I need yoga experience?
Not at all. This is a gentle class designed to suit all women post-birth. No previous previous yoga experience necessary.
Do I need to be a woman?
Yes. If you identify as female, this class is for you.
Do I need to bring my baby?
No. If you're unable to bring your baby or simply want an hour of 'you time' then come along anyway.
What if I'm running late?
Please aim to arrive 10-15 minutes before class starts to allow plenty of time to get settled before the class begins. Doors will be closed 5 minutes before the class start time to minimise disruption.
Is there parking?
Yes there is free parking available on site.
What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable that you can move in easily. Ideally layers so that you can adjust to suit your temperature during/after class.
Is there somewhere for me to change?
Yes there are toilets available.
Should I eat before class?
This is up to you, but I'd suggest eating something light an hour or so before class to keep your energy levels balanced. Although this is a gentle class, it is best to avoid arriving with a full stomach.