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Mommy and Baby Yoga with Shaun English

Mommy and Baby Yoga

NEXT 6-Week Series Begins in June, 2017!
Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00 PM
June 13th - July 25th (no 7/4)
$99 for 6-week session
9th Square Location

Class Description

* Class goal: to support mindful parenting
* A time for bonding with your baby
* Abdominal strengthening and shoulder stretches for moms
* Opportunity for mom to connect with other moms
* Opportunity for babies to interact with other babies and moms

Find a new way to deal with the stress of being a new mom. Now that baby has arrived, take time to connect with other mothers to revitalize and renew your mind, body and spirit. Classes will enhance your physical and mental well-being while you bond with your baby.

In Mommy and Baby Yoga, moms sit down on the floor with their babies, and sing IBY rhymes while they move their baby’s limbs in repetition for functional purposes such as fun and gentle touch, relaxing the Moro reflex and digestive gas relief. The babies are on their backs and tummies, or in loving arms during the class. Most of the yoga in Itsy Bitsy Yoga is for the baby, but Shaun also incorporates movement for the moms.

Benefits of Mommy and Baby Yoga include helping mom learn their baby’s cues, maybe the baby will sleep better, tools for relief of fussiness and colic and empowering parents to enhance the baby’s motor development.

Dads, grandparents and nannies have all participated in this class.

Please bring a blanket for your baby and all other items your child may need to be comfortable.

Babies should be 5 weeks to 9 months (pre-crawling).

Registration

Pre-registration required. There is a class size limit.

Pay online now with a credit card at the Fresh Yoga MINDBODY Store
(Click on "series classes.")

For more information call 203.776.9642, or e-mail info@freshyoga.com.

About the Instructor

Shaun English has been teaching moms and babies at Fresh Yoga for the past 6 years. She is certified through Itsy Bitsy Yoga International and is also a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance.

Shaun is the owner of Mindful Movement in Old Lyme where she integrates yoga with her training in psychotherapy. Her private yoga therapy is for people who seek ongoing support to accompany their healthy lifestyle as well as addressing relief from trauma and addictions.

Shaun currently teaches Itsy Bitsy Yoga in two different programs at Recovery Yoga, a non-profit organization for women recovering from substance abuse and trauma. Shaun works closely with the women to help create a healthy bond between mother and baby.

Apart from her yoga training, Shaun holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy and an undergraduate degree in Contemplative Psychology.

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