baby massage 5 class course
€ 200 for 5 week course
October 23-Novembr 20
In the baby massage course (5 weeks) you will learn the foundations of baby massage as a natural, ancient practice that can help you tune in with your baby, their cues; to connect, relax and bond.
Learn the basics of baby massage through this course which introduces key strokes and principles and gain understanding of how baby massage works as a therapy. The course will help you develop your own practice and style – from a full body Indian-inspired baby massage routine with basic reflexology tips to a "tool kit" of strokes that can help with colicky issues, sleep or discomfort from teething or colds. You will also be inspired by relaxation exercises and other serenity rituals you can incorporate into your daily life to help you as a (serene) parent.
Jessica's teaching is all about empowering you with the gift of nurturing touch, connection and communication with your baby. She loves how something that is so critical to the baby's physiological and social development is something so natural: "the vital touch". She also invites you to use these sessions as time for yourself, to enter a "serenity cocoon" environment: To disconnect from the world and any stresses around you and to enjoy time with your baby.
drop in € 25 (or 5 class package € 100)
December 4, 11, 18
Baby yoga offers you a fun way to engage and play with your baby (and with all the family!) while benefitting your baby's health and development.
Yoga for your baby draws inspiration from hatha yoga for adults, so it's is based on relaxation, gentle stretches and "mini asanas" (poses) that can help your baby discover their body, strengthen and gently stretch their body to enable them to thrive and develop in a healthy way. It's a great practice for engaging with our baby, relaxing and playing together while offering supportive movements which are particularly helpful when our baby has spent some time in a buggy, crib and/or car seat. These sessions are also a time for yourself to enter a "serenity cocoon" environment: To disconnect from the world and any stresses and enjoy time with your little one. A great practice for the "modern mama"!
Each class includes yoga-inspired, restorative stretches (designed for post-natal restoration), relaxation and mindfulness rituals for mama (or papa) as well as yoga poses and movements for your baby. You will also learn some dry baby massage routines and strokes that can help support your baby’s development. We will sing a lot, play a lot, move a lot (gently), and enjoy being "in the moment" together so that we can come out of class feeling refreshed, loved, peaceful and connected with our baby!
baby yoga and baby massage teacher
I fell in love with baby massage and baby yoga when I was expecting my second baby daughter. Thinking ahead to how life might be as a mother of two, I stumbled across these ancient practices that seemed to offer me the potential of precious "cocooning" moments together with my new baby alongside running around with the rest of the family. As soon as I learnt more about baby massage & baby yoga I was hooked. I was unaware until then, of all the benefits of baby massage (health and developmental, relaxation and bonding), and baby yoga (inspired by hatha yoga, offering relaxation, stretching, strengthening movements for our baby and lots of active play that can help with their development and offer ways to stretch out their bodies when often otherwise spending time in buggy, crib and car seat). I have since not been able to stop learning about, practicing and wanting to introduce others to baby massage and baby yoga!
I aim to inspire others to learn and practice massage and yoga with their baby as a special gift that you can share with your baby from their early days and for years to come.