“Enriching your practice and enhancing your teaching skills”
6 Week Course | Investment:
Price per adult and baby.
New Client Special – £45
About Baby Bumpkin:
The classes combine storytelling, music and simple baby yoga movements demonstrated with the fun Baby Bumpkin doll. The emphasis is on giving babies the opportunity to explore movement and their senses. The stimulating environment gives all the babies, from 6 weeks through to crawling, a great physical foundation to development. The unique story structure provides parents/carers with lots of ideas of how to communicate and play with your baby at home.
Parents/carers are guided through the movements and there’s also time for tea and chat amongst the group in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Each week explores a new adventure with Baby Bumpkin to stimulate your baby’s senses, this will
- Encourage early sensory processing skills
- Nurture their communication and social skills
- Provide a unique and special bonding experience for both of you
The classes include gentle stretches for mum and baby, as well as providing creative techniques and ideas to play with your child at home. We use music, multi-sensory props, rhymes and fun to bring the stories to life!
What to expect:
Baby Bumpkin is a very relaxed, informal way to have fun with your baby, whilst at the same time really helping with their physical and emotional development.
- Tummy time
- Side lying
- Appropriate sitting and standing postures
- Aids the baby’s digestion, and other physical issues
Early Fine Motor Skills:
Whatever stage your baby has reached, the movements and props help to encourage hand and finger movements which are the basis for more complex skills
- Throughout the class the babies are encouraged to respond to each each other
- Massage and relaxation help to calm and promote a healthy sleep / waking cycle for your baby
Emerging language skills are nurtured through movement, exploration of sensory props and gestures
For mum/ carer:
Time for tea and coffee, and a supportive group chat at the end of each session.
Who is it for?
The classes are designed for parents and carers to guide their babies through the movements, and then enjoy time for a tea and chat with the group after the session. It’s a very relaxed, safe environment in our cosy dedicated yoga studio. The class is suitable for babies from 6 weeks old through to crawling.
How is Baby Bumpkin different to Mum&Baby classes?
Baby Bumpkin classes are focused on the unique relationship between the parent/carer and the baby. Although there is some yoga inspired movement (stretching, laughing, moving and relaxing), this is done in conjunction with the special stimuli Julie uses during the session. This is based around a different story each week, which is woven together with music and play to stimulate the baby.
All the techniques Julie teaches are specifically designed to promote relaxation, aid digestion and develop bonds with the baby in a cosy supportive environment.
Our Mum & Baby classes will return later in the Spring. These classes are specially designed to give Mums some much needed time to enjoy a gentle, post-natal yoga sequence, in the company of their baby. This helps to strengthen and tone the body after birth, including some work on pelvic floor exercises, releasing tense shoulder and back muscles, and stabilising the pelvis. While Mums are enjoying some me-time there is music and movement to keep the babies happy and content.
The studio is a safe, confidential space allowing for a very relaxed and fluid class, with space and time to feed and change babies whenever needed.
Julie is Mum to two girls, now 10 and 12yrs old, and growing up too fast! When her own daughters had started school she was looking for something to combine her two passions for yoga and children. In 2015 she found her solution and started teaching yoga with Tatty and Baby Bumpkin. Previously, Julie spent 10 years in the costume departments for TV and films, and still loves to sew and craft. She’s also a Brownie Leader and a volunteer at a local children’s mental health charity.
Her personal journey with yoga began more than 20 years ago. Having been a shy and anxious child, she realised how yoga both calmed and instilled her with confidence. She practices everyday, and is passionate about passing on her love of yoga, and its benefits to children from birth onwards.
We do expect this course to fill up quickly and places are limited, places are allocated on a first come first served basis Full payment is required to secure your place. Baby classes are booked in 6 consecutive week block booking.
Price per adult and baby.
Please bring your baby in a footless garment to class.