Congratulations on welcoming your little one into the world! You did it! Now it is time to nurture yourself and create time for you and your baby. This course is a great opportunity to ease your way back into movement and connection to your body after the birth of your baby.
*NEW* course starts in March 2022
Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30, from 10 – 31 March
Investment 995 SEK for the 4 week course
About the course: The classes are designed to help you connect to Baby, reconnect to yourself, and slowly find your way into stretching and strengthening your body. As a note – the class is focused on healing on all levels – emotional, mental, and physical – but will not be about losing weight or straining the body.
The classes include gentle yoga and massage for your baby so you can practice together, and also time just for you to practice and move with Baby close to you. The class focuses on stretching and strengthening postures, breathing and mediation techniques designed for postpartum women. Special attention in class is given to realigning your body – especially the shoulders, neck and back – resulting from carrying and nursing your baby. No yoga experience necessary, often women begin a yoga practice during pregnancy or postpartum. Classes are open for women 6-12 weeks after delivery, and you can attend up until Baby is crawling.
Benefits of Postnatal Yoga:
- Nurturing yourself
- Connecting and bonding to Baby
- Promotes rest and relaxation
- Relieves stiffness in the shoulders, neck and back from carrying and breastfeeding Baby
- Expands breathing
- Community of other postpartum women
- Provides emotional support and healing
- Helps restore hormonal balance
- Strengthening a focus on the pelvic floor
- Rediscover your abdominal muscles and core strength
- Whole body movements for stamina and strength
- Maintains flexibility in the spine and joints
When to join: Many women are ready to begin a gentle practice 6-12 week after delivery. In general, it is recommended 6-8 weeks after vaginal birth, and 12 weeks after caesarean, but ultimately every woman is different, and it is up to you and your doctor when it is ok to begin.
Classes are designed with mom in focus, so classes are open for babies from 6-12 weeks up until crawling age – normally between 8-10 months of age. At this time, you may start to notice you are chasing your baby around, rather than participating. Then it is time to join another class!
What to bring to class:
- Wear comfortable clothes, with nursing bra or sports top to make breastfeeding convenient
- Water bottle if needed, we have tea and water at the studio
- Blanket for baby to lay on during class
- Favourite toy(s) and soothers
- Stroller lock & rain cover – all strollers are parked outside the studio so please plan for this! No strollers inside please!
Your baby during class: Your baby does not have to participate during the entire class. The class will start with gentle baby yoga and massage. After, you have the choice to involve baby in your yoga practice or let baby rest arm’s length away at the front of your mat.
Babies will make noises, cry and wiggle around – this is ok! The class is flexible to how the babies will be feeling each class. Sometimes baby will want to be fed or held for part of the class, other times babies are happy laying on their blanket. Feel free to do whatever you need to do during class – breastfeed, walk around the room, change a diaper. The important part is that you and Baby show up to class, open to whatever happens! Even a couple of minutes of movement is beneficial, you gain the most by being there, breathing and connecting with your baby.
Course Info: Thursdays from 10.30 – 11.30, starting 10 March
Investment: 995 SEK for 4 sessions
Please note that you can makeup one class in case of sickness. Please email / text Bethany 24 hours before class to cancel. Makeup session will be offered during subsequent course, or as a credit to join a regularly scheduled class if preferred!
The course is led by Bethany Kokaia, a registered prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher, EYRT 200 registered teacher, founder of Yoga Roots and mamma to toddler, Elias. Since 2018, Bethany has worked with hundreds of women leading her popular pregnancy and mamma baby yoga programs in Malmö.
Do you have a question? Reach out to Bethany with the contact form below: