Mom & Baby

Are You the Parent of a Young Child?
Try "Mom & Baby" Yoga - and Bring Your Child!
Fathers Welcome!

Join our community of parents interested in maintaining health and balance. These classes will give you an opportunity to bond with your child while nourishing yourself. Learn postures and movements to help your body as you adapt to the physical and emotional stresses of caring for a young child.

"Mom & Baby" is appropriate for new parents and infants to crawling. All levels are welcome. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Cost:
$17 drop in, $80 for 5-class pass, $150 for 10-class pass, $250 for 20-class pass

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I come to "Mom and Baby" yoga? When you and your body say it's time to move again or just get out of the house. If there are no extenuating circumstances, your caregiver will probably give you the okay to exercise 3 - 8 weeks after you give birth. As with any yoga class, you need to listen to what your body is telling you and handle with gentleness and care.

What does my baby do? Babies do not do yoga but delight in watching you, just as you delight in watching them. In class, your baby rests on a yoga blanket, usually covered with a blanket from home in case of spit-up or other spills. The blanket is placed at the top or by the side of your yoga mat. In a perfect world, the your baby is content to just sleep in the carrier or rest on the blanket. This rarely happens, as babies cry, giggle, fuss, laugh, nurse and need changing as all babies do. Be assured that this is totally okay and you need to do whatever is best for your baby. When possible the teacher will also hold your baby so you can do some yoga!

Will my baby like yoga? This depends a lot on the personality of your baby. Some delight in the new sights and are perfectly content to look around and take it all in. Others are freaked out by the very same things and may cry at first, but eventually get used to it, so don't give up if the first class doesn't go well.

What's in it for me? Hopefully a little bit of movement and a chance to connect with your old body. You will also get out of the house to a no-stress environment where you will meet other new moms and share thoughts and concerns.

For additional information, contact Tracy at Whole Life Yoga: phone 206-784-2882, e-mail: tracy@wholelifeyoga.com.