Wishpath Parent & Baby Yoga
The Parent and Baby Yoga classes offer exercises for both parent and baby, but will focus mainly on giving mom or dad a welcome opportunity to stretch, strengthen, relax and renew energy levels. For obvious reasons, it won't be the quietest yoga class you'll ever attend, but my hope is that it will offer you an opportunity to get out of the house, meet other parents and share something very special with your baby.
Moms, you will want to wait for about 4-6 weeks after the delivery of your baby or until your bleeding has stopped before attending class. If you had a caesarian delivery, this time should be extended to about 8-10 weeks, or until you receive the go-ahead from your doctor.
Dads, you are also welcome to join in if you are the one staying home and caring for baby.
There are no expectations for your baby to perform perfectly. You may need to stop and nurse or give a reassuring cuddle now and then. It sometimes takes a few classes for a baby to start to enjoy a new experience. You are welcome to bring any baby chairs, blankets, head-pillows or cushions on which you can lay your baby on or beside your yoga mat. The Yoga Collective has community blankets and mats as well.
Once your baby begins to actively crawl and move about (usually by 8 months), it may become much more difficult for you to fully participate in the class. If your baby is already at this stage, I do welcome you to come out and try the class to see if it will be something that you enjoy.
Pre-registration is required.