Bendy Tots Yoga and Baby Massage

Beverley and East Riding

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Everything You Need To Know

 

Baby Massage

Baby Massage is a calm, relaxing and hugely beneficial class for you and your baby.


The course runs over 4 weeks and is taught at King's Church in Beverley.  


Each week we focus on an area of your baby's body and, as the course progresses, we add new areas to massage.


By week 4 you will have learnt a basic massage routine that you can safely and effectively practice at home.


Some of the benefits are:

  • improving circulation;

  • helping to alleviate colic and digestive problems;

  • help with sleeping;

  • alleviating congestion in the face and chest; and

  • help with constipation.


Baby Massage encourages further bonding with your baby and enables you to further understand their needs.


This course is great for both mums and dads.

Baby Yoga


Baby Yoga is an inclusive set of practices to enhance playful interaction and communication between you and your baby and helps to promote healthy development. 


This 6 week course is held at King's Church in Beverley

Join us on a journey as we incorporate story, music and sensory play into yoga moves and stretches. 


This class is a perfect accompaniment to our baby massage classes which expands the benefits of touch with those of movement and relaxation.


From birth, babies respond positively to the stimulation of both movement and touch. 


In each session we use yoga moves which have been especially adapted for babies, all wrapped up with playful moves and rhymes.


Baby Yoga builds on your baby's physical and mental development milestones and aids brain development and sense of coordination, balance, sensory and motor skills. 


Baby Yoga also helps you to attune to your baby's needs and to calm or stimulate them as appropriate with a sense of security and well-being. 


The benefits are:

  • relaxation for you and your baby;

  • an aid to milestone development such as head control, sitting, crawling, standing, early steps, first jumps and balancing; 

  • help to settle babies and improve sleep patterns; 

  • movements which can aid digestion and holds which soothe colic. 

Toddler Yoga

Toddler Yoga classes are exciting, creative and at the same time calming and creating focus. Combining fitness, fun and relaxation in each unique class. 


We combine yoga and mindfulness to encourage toddlers to grow in confidence to the best of their abilities. 


We will stretch your toddler's imagination by taking them on an imaginary adventure, which they will act out using yoga postures. 


The release of physical tension from the body by stretching and practicing calming breathing exercises before lying down for a relaxing story. 


Toddlers will love having the chance to use their imaginations in this way.


Class journeys include: 

  • going on safari;

  • flying to the moon;

  • becoming superhero’s;

  • flying on magic carpets; and

  • other fun adventures.


The magic lies in the fact that whilst the toddlers are having great fun, they are also improving their health and minds. 

Tummy Time Workshops

Tummy Time workshop is a fun and supportive 4-week course which is currently run at Kings Church in Beverley, expands your baby's comfort with spending time on their belly.


Tummy Time maximizes the physical development of head control and head turning in preparation for crawling. This course also helps babies increase their time on their tummies in a calm and relaxed state. 


You will learn how to help your baby move in and out of tummy time at a comfortable and successful pace. 


During Tummy Time you will learn about an infant's range of comfort or discomfort while on their tummy, along with how to better understand and soothe your baby by connecting with them. 


A variety of positions, holds and play ideas are taught and practiced including some Baby Yoga and Massage.

Practicing Tummy Time routinely will: 

  • help prevent and improve head flattening due to back sleeping; 

  • help breastfeeding/ latching issues;

  • improve neck weakness or turning problems (torticollis);

  • improve digestion problems; and

  • will encourage babies who do not seem to like Tummy Time.

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A Bit About Bendy Tots Yoga and Baby Massage

Hi I'm Emma,

I am qualified as a Baby Massage instructor, Baby Yoga instructor, Tummy Time Practitioner and currently doing my training to be a toddler and preschool yoga instructor. 

I am also a qualified Paediatric nurse specialising in Neonatal Intensive Care and mummy to two crazy, amazing children aged 6 years and 18months.

With both of my children I attended different baby classes but my favourite was always Baby yoga and Baby Massage. As a Neonatal Nurse I know how important positive touch and bonding is with your baby and children, which is what I experienced in these classes. I came away with new skills, felt an incredible bond with my children and met some new friends along the way.

I have created Bendy Tots Yoga so I can do something I love and hopefully give parents and children the same amazing experience my children and I had. 

 
 

Parents reviews

What They Have to Say

Lovely yoga class in a relaxed friendly manner. Lots of bonding with my 8 month old giggling like mad at me and the yoga moves.
Thank you emma we will definitely be carrying on the classes and highly recommended.

Pippa

 
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