Baby Massage Baby Yoga offers baby massage classes and baby yoga classes led by Dr. Rita O'Flynn and held at her home in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. We also offer postnatal pilates and specific postnatal exercise programmes for new mothers.
Baby Massage and Baby Yoga
Baby Massage and Baby Yoga


Baby Massage and Baby Yoga Class Costs
Baby massage and baby yoga class times
Venue for baby massage and baby yoga classes
When to start baby massage and baby yoga classes
 

Class Details

All baby massage and baby yoga classes can be done in a group or on a one-to-one basis and can be held in your own home if required. In the past, Rita has held classes in Walton, Weybridge, Hersham, Esher, Cobham, Addlestone and West Byfleet. Otherwise, all classes will be held at: 8 Ivor Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2ET. Classes are very relaxed and informal with plenty of time for you to meet and chat with other mums and dads.

What to Wear

I recommend that you wear loose clothing, similar to gym wear, to allow easy movement. 

What to Bring

Oil is required for baby massage classes.  This can be purchased during the class at a cost of £5 a bottle, which is sufficient for this and any babies you may have in the future.  If you wish to buy your own oil, I recommend grape seed oil, which can be purchased from any local supermarket. 

Baby Massage

Baby Massage Classes  

On arrival the babies are settled and we briefly discuss any issues of concern such as breast feeding or sleep patterns.  The session will then commence with full attention focused on the babies, with calming classical music in the background.  This restful atmosphere is very important especially for very small babies whose attention span is not only short, but who can easily be distracted. During the Baby Massage classes the sequence of massage is always the same so that memorising the sequence becomes very easy. The massage always starts with the feet, where we touch on a little reflexology specific to baby ailments, and progresses to the legs, up to the stomach region and torso, across to the arms and then to the head. The babies are then placed on their front to continue massage on the back. Towards the end of the four sessions, we will introduce some baby yoga at the beginning of the class. At all sessions, gentle exercises are integrated within the classes targeting your stomach muscle and those in the arms. Each class ends with a quiet period to allow you to relax, dress and feed your baby if required.

Baby Yoga Classes

In Baby Yoga the format of the classes is more varied. Each week new movements are introduced as the babies develop in strength.  Many of the movements are done through song or nursery rhymes.  These classes are lively and more interactive. Each session ends with a relaxing massage and time to feed your baby. Gentle exercises are integrated within the classes targeting your stomach muscle and those in the arms.  The stomach muscles must return to pre-pregnancy state before any serious exercise is undertaken to prevent injury to the back.  The arms are of particular interest because your tiny babies are growing rapidly requiring your arms to lift and carry an ever increasing weight.  This is really noticeable once your baby reaches 4 to 5 months and therefore a good idea to target first.

Postnatal Exercise Classes

If getting back in to your pre-pregnancy form interests you there are postnatal exercise classes available.  If you wish to strengthen and shape up I offer a mat-based class integrating Yoga and Pilates.  If you wish to do a more cardio based class, I offer circuit training.  During these sessions I incorporate exercises on a Swiss Ball, mini-trampoline, cross trainer, step, spinning bike and rowing machine. Please contact me for further details.

Baby Yoga Room

Venue

All baby massage and baby yoga classes can be done in a group or on a one-to-one basis and can be held in your own home if required. Otherwise, all classes will be held at: 8 Ivor Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2ET. There is plenty of room for you to spread out and relax. After each class you are welcome to stay on and feed your baby if you need to and, when the weather is fine, we often go out into the garden for a chat and maybe even a coffee.

If you would like to host a class in your own home, Rita is happy to travel to a reasonable distance from Guildford and has previously held classes in Merrow, Burpham, Clandon, Worplesdon, Shalford, Farnham, Godlaming, Woking, Farnboroughh, Cranleigh, Dorking, Walton, Weybridge, Hersham, Esher, Cobham, Addlestone and West Byfleet.

Cost


One on one One-on-one classes held in your own home.
Perfect if you have had a caesarean but want to get started straight away.
£35 per morning session
Individuals Join in with a class held at my house in Guildford. It's an ideal way to meet other new parents. £35 per baby for four weeks
Groups If you have a bunch of friends who would all like to do a course together, I can run a group session just for you - either in your home if you have room, or you can come to my house in Guildford. £35 per baby for four weeks
Other Groups Nurseries, playgroups Contact me directly

Class Times


Monday to Friday 10.00 - 11.00
  11.15 - 12.15
  1.30 - 2.30
  2.30 - 3.30

 

Contact us on 01483 800326 to book your baby massage or baby yoga class today.