Baby yoga is the perfect follow up to baby massage (ideally babies will have attended a Snuggle Buddies baby massage course before moving onto our baby yoga classes but this is not essential) - and provides a new, stimulating experience for babies and parents / carers. It builds on the gentle stretches babies are introduced to through massage, with asanas (postures / exercises) that support baby to explore their body and understand how it works. Through touch and interaction, baby yoga also provides continued support of the bonding and attachment which is so important for early development.
Baby yoga has been practised in India for hundreds of years and the moves and postures have been adapted for babies to encourage them to stretch their limbs and improve their breathing techniques. Snuggle Buddies baby yoga is based on Hatha Yoga, introduced to India in the 15th century. The word 'hatha' is said to derive from the Sanskrit terms 'ha' meaning 'sun' and 'tha' meaning 'moon'. Hatha yoga is therefore known as the branch of yoga that unites opposites and encourages the union of balance of body & mind. Snuggle Buddies baby yoga classes will teach you to help baby into carefully developed movements that will support your baby's growth and development.
"I really enjoyed baby massage and found it really helped with constipation."
"Me & Phoebe have really enjoyed baby yoga it's very fun and interactive. Sarah is very friendly. Me & Phoebe love coming to every class!"
"Toby and I loved baby massage. Toby is a very active baby and Sarah found ways of us still doing the massage despite him not laying for long. We enjoyed the group each week and found everyone really friendly!"
"The classes have a friendly atmosphere and Thomas enjoyed the massage."
"We have really enjoyed baby yoga, when Alyssia lies on the yoga mat she gets excited and anticipates the moves!"
"Annie & I attended Sarah's classes from 3 weeks old. At first I was apprehensive as she was so young, but Sarah was really friendly and Annie has enjoyed the sessions more and more each week. If baby needs to sleep or feed that's fine - you still learn skills to use at home."
"Me and Archie have really enjoyed baby yoga. As an active baby, the moves have really entertained Archie (he especially loves the swings!). It's also really good fun to practice at home. Looking forward to continuing on the Snuggle Social!"
"Baby Massage has been a brilliant class. Finn and I both enjoyed it and we learnt some really helpful techniques to support Finn. Thanks!"
"Lovely to have an hours bonding time with my daughter, learning techniques to help & soothe her."
"Really lovely class, Sarah is really friendly and helpful. Toby enjoyed being around other babies. Thank you!"
"Myself and Phoebe really enjoyed baby massage. Sarah is lovely and very friendly. It's nice to meet other babies and Mums. Baby massage I found really relaxed Phoebe and was great for bonding."
"Love these classes....relaxing, friendly and informative. Arthur lights up when we walk in the room! Even though he is desperate to crawl, he expresses delight when he is sung to and loves his back massage!"
"A wonderful class in which to meet like-minded Mums. Great opportunity to spend quality one to one time with baby. The tea & cake is fabulous too ;-)"
"We've really enjoyed learning the (yoga) moves!! Thank you!"
"A really lovely experience. Great for bonding and very informative! The atmosphere was friendly and warm and everyone was fab!"
"We both loved yoga! Noah enjoyed trying different moves and they have helped him progress and become more confident on his tummy. Also he loves the lifts and we practice at home."
"Baby yoga has been a great follow on from baby massage!"
"Sarah runs a friendly, relaxing class which Archie really enjoyed and we enjoyed practising at home with him too! We will miss Monday mornings!"
"Baby massage has become part of our bedtime routine - it helps Noah relax and get ready for sleep. The classes are interactive and very informative with great handouts to take home so you can start practising from day one. We really enjoyed ourselves!"
"Harry really enjoyed the sessions and was always more relaxed and slept well after doing the massage. I enjoyed meeting the other Mums...and the cuppa and cake too!"
"Baby yoga has been very enjoyable, lots of great stuff to try at home and have fun together."
"We have loved baby massage. I do massage as part of Rowan's bedtime routine, he smiles at the cue and has a great sleep after! Also a lovely social time for both of us! Thank you."
"Olive and I really enjoyed the class. The group was small so allowed Mums and babies to interact. The class was personal to babies and Sarah is lovely and informative. I would and definitely will recommend!"
"We have loved yoga just as much as baby massage. Great class for many different reasons, bonding, social, fun. Thank you :-)"
"A really lovely, approachable class. It's been great to meet other Mums and I have loved having an activity to do with Sophie at home."
"Enjoyed the 'Mummy time' and the cake! :-)"
"Thank you for our new skills! Massage helps to relax him in the evening after his bath."
"We have really enjoyed baby massage. A lovely friendly class and some lovely techniques learned that we have used at home. We are looking forward to baby yoga."
"We have loved baby massage and are going on to baby yoga next. The increased bonding time with baby is lovely and the massage is helpful for teething & colic. Thanks for a lovely experience."
"Really friendly and calming. Thoroughly enjoyable!"
"We've really enjoyed baby yoga and have learnt some useful moves!"
"We've loved our bonding time at baby yoga!"
"I really enjoyed Snuggle Buddies and learning how to massage Eli. I believe it has helped with our bonding and also that the massage has helped to improve his colic."
"Loved the classes and watching Archie improve week by week. Great to meet new people and have a chat after class."
"Noah had just started sitting when we started the class and was crawling by the end. Although this hindered massage at times, we took some very good tips away with us!"
"We have really enjoyed the classes. We have made friends and learned lots about massage and relaxation techniques."
"I loved feeling close to my baby during our massage time both in class and at home."
"It was great to meet other parents. I loved spending time with Grayson and it made our time special. The massage was something I could carry out at home which has helped us bond."
"Informative and relaxing - Edie and I have thoroughly enjoyed our sessions."
"We've really enjoyed the yoga - Toby loves the groups!"
"Me & Archie have both enjoyed the classes. Nice amount of people / babies so have been able to get to know others! Sarah has been really friendly and approachable so can ask if any questions - really recommend, nice sessions with nice company!"
"A relaxed, calm & professional class which provided knowledge & skills to help me relax and bond with my baby in lovely one to one time. Thanks!"
"Daisy loved baby massage and is looking forward to baby yoga!"
"We have really enjoyed our Snuggle Buddies experience, a lovely bonding time and a great opportunity to socialise with other Mums!"
"Fab, friendly class. Alfie and I thoroughly enjoyed the course."
"We love the classes, Archie is always really chilled after and it's good to catch up with the other Mums!"
"We have both really enjoyed the massage classes and having a go at techniques at home. Edie recognises the songs and seems familiar with the routine."
"Me & Harry have really enjoyed the baby yoga - it was fun and friendly and has increased Harry's flexibility & movement. It is nice to have a cuppa and cake afterwards too!"
"Loved every minute, Sarah is wonderful!!!"