Bring balance to your new life as a parent, reduce stress and anxiety, and give yourself the gift of restorative yoga by practicing with your baby. Find a safe space for baby, roll out your mat on a firm surface, and place a comfy blanket, maybe some toys, nearby for your little one. You will be guided through poses for you and alternately for baby. This class is designed to deepen a connection to yourself as well as nourish and cultivate your bond with your child. Practice at any time you wish with unlimited access to 4-6 pre-recorded 30-minute classes, taught by Andrea. We will create a relaxed and playful atmosphere and incorporate some singing and chanting , with the ability to customize according to your body and needs. Be sure to get permission from your doctor to begin or resume physical exercise postpartum. Yoga props are recommended to help support you. Students will meet and talk with Andrea via phone or Zoom prior to starting the series and are encouraged to stay in touch.
HOW OLD SHOULD MY BABY BE FOR THIS CLASS?
As long as you are cleared by your doctor, you can begin a class with a very young infant. At a young age, your baby may be very complacent lying on the floor near you while you get a lot of practice in for yourself. During singing or chanting, your baby will hear your voice and make a connection. The older your child becomes, the more they want to move around. As they begin to crawl or toddle, you may notice your baby engage less in class. However, as long as you are getting something out of class, and your child is safe, then continue to practice! If you make it a routine, your child will begin to pick up on your cues of breathing, singing and chanting and they will enjoy the time with you, no matter what you are actually doing!
WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER DONE YOGA?
No problem, this class moves slowly, I describe and show every pose, and encourage you to modify according to what feels best in your body.
WHERE SHOULD I SET UP MY YOGA MAT?
I recommend anywhere that is safe for your baby and distraction-free for you, with a firm, even surface, such as tile or wood. Try to avoid carpet because it won't give you enough support under your feet and hands.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
I am always available to talk to by phone or Zoom. When you sign up, I schedule a call to discuss previous injuries or issues that you may need to work around. I love to get feedback from my students about what is working and what could be improved.