- Baby Yoga includes movement and rhythm to stimulate your baby.
- Baby Yoga aims to involve all your baby’s senses (Baby Sensory) and develop a mutual understanding between baby and parents.
- There appear to be many incidental benefits of Baby Yoga, for example improved digestion as some of the movements massage the abdomen. The cross-patterning exercises you are taught aim to help Brain Development. Sleep Pattern may improve and you are shown moves to help calm a fractious baby.
- Baby Yoga may increase your confidence when handling your baby and in more advanced lessons you may choose to be more daring, though initially you are advised to watch the teacher carefully as they demonstrate on a weighted doll.
- Above all remember that Baby Yoga is done with your Baby not too them.
- Yoga stimulates your baby’s movement and he/she may want to kick, so let them.
- Pay attention to your baby’s responses. Keep checking and use your own judgement. Your baby’s response will encourage you to go on, or just rest and be still with your baby.
- Never force your baby to do anything in the class. Just watch your baby move and sing along or talk to them since it is not necessary to keep up with the class all the time.
Your Teacher will not demonstrate or touch your baby during the class.
Baby Yoga is available on a one to one basis in Paradise Clinic from 3 weeks old. Baby Yoga moves aim to calm a fractious baby and help promote deep sleep. Baby Yoga may be useful for issues to do with digestion such as colic, constipation, diarrhoea, acid reflux, projectile vomiting etc.
If you cannot attend one of the scheduled classes but can get 3 or more Mums and Baby's together then you can have a class timed to suit your schedule in Paradise Clinic in Kemnay.
Melanie can also run a Baby Yoga class, or a private one to one session in your home in Aberdeen on a Wednesday morning.
Melanie run two Baby Yoga classes a week. One in Aberdeen on a Wednesday Morning and One in Kemnay on a Tuesday Morning
You may attend Baby Yoga classes from about six - eight weeks after your baby has been born and has had their immunisations. If you are not planning to have the immunisations then you should contact Melanie to discuss if you can come earlier for a one to one or to the classes to meet other Mums.
We meet at the Kemnay Church Centre on a Tuesday at 10:30am in the Milenium Room.
The Class lasts for 90 minutes as it is now a combined class with Post Natal Yoga included. The cost is £14 drop in or £80 for a block of 8 classes saving you £32.
Mum and Baby Yoga (Yoga for You, Yoga for Baby) ~ New Style class (Post Natal & Baby Yoga)
You can attend Post Natal classes from about six weeks after your baby has been born (10 weeks if you have had a C-section). By attending each week, you will feel recharged and your core strength will be restored. Through our specialised yoga practice and breath awareness, you can learn how to release the normal tension that comes with feeding, carrying and comforting your baby. The class aims to help you replenish your energy and begin to restore your core strength. You can also learn good postural habits and easy stretches and relaxing movements so you can continue to extend the benefits of the class at home. Part of the class now includes up to 45 minutes of Baby Yoga which has specific moves for your baby which aim to help with sleeping, better digestion and brain development. The class incorporates Baby Sensory, Baby Signing and Baby Reflexology where appropriate
Afterwards you are welcome to join the Bumps and Bairns Lunch Club in the Loaves and Fishes for a drink or some lovely homemade soup and pancakes!
Mum and Baby Yoga (Yoga for You, Yoga for Baby) also runs on a Wednesday morning in Aberdeen. If you aim to arrive at 11:15am you can settle your baby and register for a prompt start at 11:30am.
NEW YogaBirth Pregnancy Yoga Class at 5:30pm at new Yoga Studio in Aberdeen within Academy of Expressive Arts. Starting December 5th 2018. Mum and Baby Yoga will now run at 11:30am in this building. The Academy of Expressive Arts, 8A Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen, AB10 1JF 01224 467707 ---- www.academyofexpressivearts.com Please mention you found out about this class from Paradise Clinic!
Baby Yoga at 2pm in Queen's Cross Church ~ class now suspended. Many Mums seem to come to the Pregnancy Yoga class and then move into the Baby Yoga Class 6 weeks after birth.
New Mum and Baby Yoga Class starts in Aberdeen at 11:30am at The Academy of Expressive Arts, 8A Gaelic Lane, Aberdeen, AB10 1JF 01224 467707 ---- www.academyofexpressivearts.com Please mention you found out about this class from Paradise Clinic! Mum and Baby Yoga (Yoga for You, Yoga for Baby)
Contact Melanie if you want to come to the Mum and Baby Yoga Class in Kemnay on Tuesday Morning at Kemnay Church Centre from 10:30am followed by The Bumps and Bairns Lunch Club is at 12:15 in the Loaves and Fishes.
If you have enjoyed the Yoga and want to continue Yoga for yourself you can join the DRU YOGA class which is on a Monday at 8pm in Kemnay Church Centre. Perfect timing for once the baby is asleep! Come along and get some relaxation time and gentle exercise for yourself before drifting off to bed!
Melanie was trained in Baby Yoga moves by Judy Cameron as part of the Post Natal Yoga Course. Melanie subsequently took over Judy's Wednesday Baby Yoga Class at Queens Cross Aberdeen in 2017. Melanie has further trained in Baby Yoga with To Baby and Beyond. This Baby Yoga course is accredited and certified by 6 national training bodies including The Royal College of Midwives.
Melanie was trained by Judy Cameron who put together a special course for the British Wheel of Yoga. This special Post Natal course trains us to show you, how to do safe and effective postnatal yoga, which is specifically for new mothers so it can be the first exercise you do in the immediate months after birth. Call Melanie on 07896 047 660, to discuss your own individual requirements.
Credentials: Melanie qualified as a YogaBirth Teacher after an 18 month Continuing Professional Development Programme involving intensive study on how to teach Pregnancy Yoga and associated Childbirth Education. Melanie has been teaching Pregnancy Yoga in Kemnay since July 2015. Melanie took over Judy Cameron’s class (Judy is a Midwife and was one of Melanie’s Mentors and she has taught in Aberdeen for over 15 years).
Melanie formerly taught Pregnancy Yoga at:
- 7pm on a Thursday evening at Hoodles in Oldmeldrum January 2016-2017.
- 4pm in Aberdeen at Queens Cross Church.
Melanie also formally taught Judy Cameron’s Baby Yoga class at 2pm Queen’s Cross Church until 2019.
Call Melanie for a free 10-minute telephone consultation and Melanie will recommend you the best treatment to start with, or help you choose a program which can be specially personalised and tailored to your needs at your first appointment.
Melanie is based at the established natural health Paradise Clinic in Corner of Paradise Road, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5NB.
A wide range of clients come to Kemnay from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and beyond.
Kemnay is very close to Inverurie and the A96. Kemnay is a 20-minute drive from Aberdeen on the dual carriageway.
Dr Melanie Jones PhD (non-medical research)
- Mobile: 07896 047 660
- Home: 01467 642 114
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