Mama Baba Yoga

Small Blessings Postnatal CLASSES

In the studio (maximum 8 women) and online. Check current cycles and dates HERE.


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

The first postnatal year so much happens and changes, obviously for your baby but for you too!

Small Blessings Mama Baba Yoga classes are postnatal yoga in the tradition of Kundalini Yoga, where your baby comes along with you. 

In general, classes are for women with babies from 7 weeks to 1 year (or toddling). 

The class involves yoga exercises especially suited to this time. We start gently with movements that massage tight and tired muscles and open up space for a deeper breath. Your baby may at times be underneath you as you go on hands and knees, held in your soft gaze. 

As you massage tension out of your back muscles with movement and breath, he may be on your lap, by your side or at times, especially for the very little ones, in your arms. He may be on the move, free to explore with the other babies. 

As the class and cycle progresses,  exercises are brought in for you to gradually regain tone in your pelvic floor and abdominals. This is practiced in in a common sense and sensitive way, so as to cultivate a sustainable and resilient strength, which along with strengthening and holding includes the equally important capacity to let go. You rediscover a sense of awareness and balance in this body that very likely feels new and different to you. 


Also included in the flow of things 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. When you are feeling well, everyone in your family naturally benefits. 

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


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. 

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

If I may remove one possible concern, your baby does not need to be quiet in yoga! That would not be realistic. Equally there's no need to be concerned about the others, as everybody's baby will sometimes cry! This is not "normal" yoga. It is by nature and necessity a class with focus but also fluidity, humour and compassion. Come just as you and your baby are. 



"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


 

"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