Mum & Baby Strengthen & Stretch
Pilates exercises and Yoga-based stretches for Mums: regain core strength and release tight muscles.
Baby Yoga and Baby Massage (through clothes) for babies
Thursdays 10.30 - 12pm or 1.30 - 3pm
First class free then £47.50 for 6 classes, 8 weeks to use them.
South Ruislip Methodist Church
Parking is freely available in the
on site car park and on the road
How soon can I start this class?
This class is suitable from 8 weeks post birth and ideal for babies from 12 weeks. They are welcome at 8 weeks but may sleep or feed through the class. This is fine by me but can sometimes be a bit frustrating for Mum.
My baby is very unsettled, should I come?
I am very used to unsettled babies and am very happy to have them in the class; it can be stressful for Mum though. I have a sanctuary area just beside the main hall where Mum can have a break from the class if she needs it. I try to keep the class very flexible so that there are options to move around, sing a song, do some Baby Massage or Baby Yoga if I feel that will help a baby to enjoy the class. You're welcome to try for free before committing.
What happens in the class?
We begin with a very short chat about an aspect of motherhood and then do some simple relaxation for Mums to relax tight shoulders from all that feeding and cuddling! We then move into a warm up before our main Pilates core strengthening exercises and Yoga-based stretches. I weave in some Baby Massage and Baby Yoga. We finish by using the parachute and songs to distract the babies while we stretch out in a closing phase. Then there's the all important tea, chat and biscuit!
What facilities do you have on site?
Fully equipped kitchen, nappy changing, toilets, car park