Keep Me Close
Hanging on to our mums is how we have evolved! As a new mum you have probably discovered the power of carrying your baby sling in calming, settling and soothing your new baby (You haven’t? Try it... it’s magic!)
In this class you will learn how to bond with your baby through the power of breath.
We will practice gentle, safe and connected yoga that will incorporate your baby both actively and passively throughout the class.
You will be able to strengthen your core and improve your natural posture which will in turn help with your mothering needs throughout the day and night.
With the postures we will hold during the practice you will be able to align your body safely with your sling/baby carrier and thus reduce aches in the upper back and shoulders that are common during long periods of baby wearing.
We will concentrate on the spine and pelvic floor, enabling you to find space and length in your movement, which in turn will help with building core stability.
Apart from these physical benefits, your baby will learn how to regulate their emotions through your breath and centred emotional seat.
The main aim is to have fun and incorporate all the above elements of the practice without any expectations. Most often its expectations that kills results.
Bring your own sling or you are welcome to rent a Marsupi sling from our teacher for £1. If you have never tried a sling before, all our teachers can help and support you into using one for the class (All our teachers are qualified babywearing peer supporters). Alternatively, you could visit your sling library for a personalised consultation and may wish to hire one for a short time before committing to buy one that you will love.
The class is scheduled for one hour, of which the first 15 minutes we will get together chat and get ready with the slings. You can either wear your baby to class or come to class and then put the sling on in these first few minutes. We will then aim for a practice session of 40 minutes and relax and get out of our slings in the last 5. However, if you need to feed, change or simply settle baby during the 40 minutes of practice please feel free to do what you need. Tending to your baby’s needs is far more paramount than any posture you will hold. This is a judgement free zone with only supportive mums all around.
So come and enjoy the company of like-minded mummies, get fitter and have a giggle...