MUM AND BABY YOGA

A friendly and relaxing mum and baby yoga class in Worthing

Practicing Yoga with Babies

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.

We're currently on Zoom every Wednesday at 10:30am for a discounted rate of £4 a session. Book here.

We will be returning to the beautiful Tribe Hub studio in Goring, from April should the government plan to reopen parent and baby groups stay the same.

From May we'll again be able to use the on-site cafe for a post-class refreshments too!

SUITABLE FOR

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

Exercising with Baby

PRICING

Zoom:

£4 per class

Studio:

Book a single class for £10

or

Book a block of 5 weeks for £40

SCHEDULE

Zoom:
Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am

 

Studio:

Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am

and

Wednesdays 11:45am-12:45pm

LOCATION

The Tribe Hub, Horton Buildings, Goring St, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 5AD

BOOK

Book a block of 5 classes and receive access to an (optional) class Whatsapp group and a free gift at your first class! Block bookings can be made in advance, single class bookings open 1 week before each class.

FAQs

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 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 parking available on site, and free on street parking if that is full.

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 is a changing room.

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. 

©2019 by Emily Manning Yoga.

Worthing, West Sussex, UK