About Mums + Bubs Yoga - Express Your Interest
Welcoming a new addition to the family is undoubtedly a joyous occasion, but it also brings about a host of new challenges and adjustments. As a new mum, finding time for self-care can be a struggle, especially when balancing the demands of motherhood.
Mums + Bubs Yoga is a great way to venture away from your home, into a safe and nurturing environment to focus on your own wellbeing and recovery, as well as providing a welcoming space to have your little close by; knowing you can tend to your baby when needed and enjoy some me time.
Think of this as a sanctuary where you can reconnect with your body, bond with your baby, and find a supportive community of fellow mums.
If we don't currently have a course schedule, please express your interest in our short form - Express Your Interest in Mums + Bubs Yoga.
What are Mums + Bubs Yoga Classes?
Mums + Bubs Yoga classes are specially designed to cater to the unique needs of new mothers and their babies. These classes provide a safe and nurturing environment where mums can bring their infants along for a yoga session that benefits both parent and child.
The classes typically involve gentle yoga poses that focus on postpartum healing, core strengthening, and overall relaxation, all while incorporating baby-friendly elements. A series at Kanuka Yoga will have a focus on:
Restrengthening and balancing the pelvic floor and core
Stretching out tight shoulders and chest
Postures and breathing techniques to manage stress
Rejuvenative postures for when you haven't slept
Connect with other mums and make new friends
Share insights and wisdom to help navigate new mamahood with more ease
Who Are Classes Best Suited To?
Classes are best suited for little ones who are not yet crawling and mothers who are 6 weeks postpartum (natural birth) or 9 weeks (cesarean).
Babies are generally not included in the yoga sequence as this is such a great time and space for Mums to focus on their own wellbeing, however there will be times where infants are included in the posture, or sequence; special bonding time!
Our teacher (Megan) will help calm babies during Savasana with the gentle sounds of our rainstick, singing bowls and chimes, giving you all the rest and relaxation you need.
Benefits for New Mums:
Physical Healing: Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on a woman's body, therefore creating time to move in a gentle way is amazing for postpartum recover, building on the strength you already have, and alleviating common discomforts.
Stress Relief: Caring for a newborn can be overwhelming. A big part of a Yoga practice is mindfulness and breathing excercie. For example, slowing down enough to notice when your mind becomes agitated or stressed, and noticing what your natural responses are. Learning how to respond to stresses in a calm well, which can improve your overall well being.
Community: These classes will connect you with other mothers who are experiencing a similar journey and challenges. This shared journey creates a strong sense of camaraderie and support.
Me Time: Taking time for yourself can feel like a luxury with a baby in tow. Attending these classes provides a dedicated space where you can focus on your own well-being.
Benefits for Babies:
Bonding: Through joint movements and gentle touch, Mums + Bubs Yoga nurtures the bond between mother and baby, fostering trust and emotional connection.
Sensory Stimulation: Yoga routines often include movements and poses that engage a baby's senses, promoting their sensory development.
Better Sleep: The combination of gentle movements and relaxation techniques can contribute to improved sleep patterns for both mums and babies.
Social Interaction: Babies have the opportunity to be around other infants, promoting social interaction and sensory exposure.
Best Tips for a Successful Mums + Bubs Yoga Experience:
Check Class Details: Ensure that these class is suitable for your baby's age and developmental stage.
Come Prepared: Pack essentials like diapers, feeding supplies, and a cosy blanket or cushion from home to keep your baby comfortable (we have props available in the studio as well).
Follow Your Baby's Lead: Babies can be unpredictable. It's okay if you need to pause your practice to tend to your little one's needs.
Enjoy the Moment: These classes offer a unique opportunity to create lasting memories with your baby. Embrace the joy of practicing yoga together.
These classes provide a holistic approach to postpartum well-being, ensuring that both mom and baby thrive during this beautiful and transformative phase of life.
We look forward to sharing space with you soon.
Kanuka Yoga Space