Mama Baba Postnatal Yoga

At this time your life is turning around, the demands on your body are great and there is so much that is new. 

Small Blessings Mama Baba Yoga classes offer you a warm, supportive space to gently strengthen your body, calm your mind, soothe your emotions and uplift your spirit. In the tradition of Kundalini Yoga, we practice a tailored postnatal form of yoga, your baby coming along with you.

Classes are for women with babies from 7 weeks to 1 year (or toddling). 

What happens in class?

We start gently with movements that massage tight and tired muscles and open up space for a deeper and more conscious breath. Your baby is at times underneath you as you go on hands and knees, held in your soft gaze. Or maybe you are feeding your baby. 

As you massage tension out of your back muscles with movement and breath, he may be on your lap, by your side or, especially for the very little ones, in your arms. The older ones may be on the move, free to explore with the other babies. I also have a pair of arms and a lap that love to hold a baby. 

As well as the focus on relieving muscles, especially shoulders, back and neck and nourishing your nervous system, we bring special focus to the pelvic floor and abdominals. From a yogic perspective, which understands the intimate mind-body connection, the pelvic floor is seen as the psychological foundation of a woman. The approach in these classes is to (re)build integrity and containment in a common sense, organic and systematic way to give a sustained resilience. This includes the insight that letting go is just as important as contracting, otherwise we may end up with a chronically overtaxed, tight but ultimately weak pelvic floor and a difficulty letting go, mentally and emotionally as also physically. We aim for a balanced, responsive, fluid strength. 


Deep relaxation is part of each class, as are short themed meditations to uplift your mood, clear your mind and balance your emotions. 


Also included in the flow of things in class may be song and mantra for the babies, as well as elements of baby massage and baby yoga. However, the focus is primarily on you and your well being, as in you is the cup from which nourishment flows. 

Another aspect of class is a brief sharing of the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and other wisdom sources on womanhood, motherhood, babies, partnership and parenting. This is to offer potentially enriching perspectives and an opportunity to explore and share on questions and topics of relevance to you at this time. Sharing your own thoughts and experiences and listening to other women share theirs in this safe and mutually supportive space is for many women an important and valuable part of class. It is a kind of enrichment for the mind and spirit. At this time of a woman's life, also, it is not uncommon to experience a new openness and a deep capacity for new learning. 

An important word on babies in class: babies are not expected to be quiet in class! This would create a terrible and unrealistic pressure. In fact, this class is a place to practice a relaxed focus and a compassionate, humourful way of being in which you are more able to respond than react to your baby's cries and needs.. and your own. Support is given to you in this, which is for many women a challenge in becoming a mother. 

So come just as you and your baby are. You are very welcome. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me. 


"There is a saying.... "Whatever goodness a person has it is learned in the lap of the mother." That is how important the institution of a woman as a mother is in our society.
" Yogi Bhajan


 

TESTIMONIALS 


"Thank you for the fantastic term of Mums and Bubs Yoga. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and have learned so much more. I am very grateful to have you lead me through this part of my life again." Julia  


"Thankyou Jai Ram. Your beautiful classes have helped guide me through the early months of motherhood and gifted me with the tools for patience, resilience and love." Aimee

"Thanks so much Jai Ram. It's been a pleasure to come along each week. The teachings have been really helpful. I've enjoyed meeting and being with the other women in the class in such a relaxed and accepting environment." Emma

"This has been a lovely experience for me and Sadie. You create a beautiful place of truth and acceptance for us all. Thankyou. Sat Nam." Christiane

"A massive thank you to all that you and the beautiful yoga that you teach has given me. I am a stronger woman and a better mum because of it. You truly are a brilliant teacher and just a beautiful person."Kati

"(This time) really is the highlight of our week! .... The class really helped ground me through a pretty dark place and was reassuring to always come in each week and feel safe, relaxed and welcome." Rebecca

"Thank you again for such wonderful classes! The feeling experienced during yoga is amazing! You are teaching us to relax and to focus at the same time. It really helped me in many aspects of my life." Alexandra

"Everything else we do is focussed on Rory. This is the one thing I do that is really for me, and Rory enjoys it too." Ailsa

"This has been such a positive experience for Lachlan and me. I will always look back on this time and remember our Monday mornings with great fondness. Thankyou." Christine

"I have really enjoyed coming along to the classes. It has helped me learn to start letting go a bit and realise that I can't be in complete control all the time. Thank you so much." Jane

"Wonderful term again! Without this class there would be a lot less calm and peace in my (and my family's) life. Thankyou." Sandy