Part 1 (weeks 1-5): Learn a comprehensive baby massage routine on a weekly basis which is designed to soothe and relax you and your baby. The routine uses both Indian and Swedish massage techniques and the course also covers colic prevention and alleviation as well as settling techniques. Enjoy spending quality time bonding with your baby and have the confidence and knowledge to apply what you have learned in the comfort of your own home – perhaps incorporating it into your daily routine – and reaping the benefits both immediately and for your baby’s future. Each class is 1.5 hours long, allowing time for you to go at a relaxed pace and meet your babies needs as you go. Babies needs always come first in our classes, and if your little one needs a feed/sleep/nappy change/cuddle at any point during a class that is absolutely fine. We also allow time for you to enjoy a hot cuppa and some well deserved yummy treats at the end of each class.
Part 2 (weeks 6-10): By now you and your baby will be absolutely loving your weekly massage time together. Continue with our relaxing and beneficial baby massage classes on a weekly basis and reinforce the full body baby massage routine learned over weeks 1-5. During weeks 6-10 you will also learn the art of baby reflexology, with a new routine introduced each week to ease and relieve normal baby discomforts. Baby Massage classes are suitable for babies from birth to active crawling. Classes take place at the Nesting Place on Wednesdays during term time.
Course costs: Nurture Me Part 1 (weeks 1-5) £50; Nurture Me Part 2 (weeks 6-10) £60;
Nurture Me Complete (weeks 1-10) £110.
Included in the price of your course, you will be provided with a Basking Babies cotton bag, a bottle of organic baby massage oil, professional handouts and weekly refreshments.‘
Sessions are 1.15 hr long so you and your baby won’t feel rushed.
Baby Yoga (suitable from 3m to crawling)
Baby Yoga encourages playful interaction and communication between parent and baby and promotes healthy development. Baby Yoga perfectly compliments Baby Massage and expands the benefits of touch with those of movement and relaxation. Our classes help to attune you to your baby’s needs, and to calm or stimulate baby as appropriate with a sense of security and well-being. It is beneficial for all babies and you don’t need to practice yoga or even know anything about yoga to get started with your baby. Baby Yoga offers quality physical stimulation, now essential in an urban sedentary lifestyle where babies are often strapped in car seats or equivalent in the home. Baby Yoga can be practised instantly anywhere at anytime and always produces pleasure and happiness for both adult and baby.
The benefits of Baby Yoga include:
-Strengthening of the physical body
-Improved digestion and relief for colicky babies
-Balance and harmony of the body systems
-Helps babies to move from reflex to voluntary movements
-Stimulation of all the senses
-Helps to settle babies and improve sleep patterns
-Enhances bonding, communication between parent and baby
-Tactile stimulation contributes to the development of the brain and nervous system
-A celebration of the individuality of each baby
Our Baby Yoga (pre-crawling) courses are fun, informative and relaxing, using music and rhymes throughout. We teach you a whole range of different moves, sequences and songs to enjoy during the class with your baby, but also so you can feel confident practising at home together. These classes are not just about baby; ease your way back into exercise after the birth of your baby and discover how yoga can help you to stretch, strengthen and tone your body and restore your sense of well being. We also encourage time and space for relaxation at the end of each class, which is always welcomed by both adult and baby after the physical activity of the session.
Course costs: Move with me 5 week course (45 min sessions): £42.50