Frequently asked questions

What's in a class?


Each class combines yoga for mums and yoga with babies. Postures are demonstrated with and without baby – you decide how much you’d like to include and interact with your baby. There’s a central cushioned area with toys for older babies, or use your own blanket/capsule. We finish with a cuppa and a catch up.




What are the classes like?


Very informal, and there is absolutely no pressure or expectation for your baby to behave in a certain way. Classes can often be unpredictable with a wonderful combination of sleepers, feeders and criers! The babies come first and it is a fully inclusive environment.




What if my baby needs to sleep or is grizzly?


Babies can sleep in their capsule or on their blanket, while you practice. If your baby is hungry, then feed as normal and join in when you’re ready. Grizzly babies are often easier to manage as there are lots of distractions in the class - you are in a fully supportive environment where nobody minds how loud your baby is crying!




Baby yoga - what's that?


Baby yoga introduces yoga to your baby in the form of playful movements. We also use rhymes and actions in order to include the babies in our practice. Babies love the short bursts of baby yoga - these parts of the class are often interrupted with peels of laughter!




Is my baby too young?


It’s a good idea to wait until your baby is at least 6 weeks old. This gives your body time to heal naturally and allows time for you to adjust and bond with your baby. If you have had a caesarian then it is best to wait for 8 weeks after the birth. Older babies are welcome to start at any time before they are fully mobile (walking or a fast crawl). This allows time for baby to become familiar with the environment before they are on the move. Check with Vicki if you’re not sure.




What do I need to bring?


Due to hygiene reasons it’s best to bring your own mat, however a mat will be provided if needed. Alcohol based sprays with cleansing essential oils are provided to clean the mats. Bring a blanket or capsule if your baby needs a nap. Buggies can be used just outside the room. Bring your baby’s favourite toy.




Do I need yoga experience?


Mixed ability classes are run, so all levels of experience are welcome. Due to the nature of the class (and sometimes the noise of the babies!), every effort is made to give as much individual attention as possible.

It’s important to convey any problems you or your baby have experienced since pregnancy. Your practice can then be adapted where necessary.





Mum & Baby Yoga @ Mama Maternity

13 Coyle St, Sandringham, Auckland NZ

info@babyyoga.co.nz

027 432 6051

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