Mother and baby yoga

Postnatal parent and baby yoga classes from newborn to toddler create a warm and friendly atmosphere, promoting enjoyment and confidence in the handling of babies and in ways of relating to our children. Babies have open hearts and minds and are ready to embrace new experiences. The shared experience for both parent and baby encourages early bonding and creates a secure and happy foundation of well-being. We see the development of mutual respect and understanding and the expression of pleasure and delight.

Baby yoga provides the stimulation of touch, movement and rhythm, as well as the benefits of deep relaxation. The series of sequences encourage flexibility and bring balance and harmony to the body systems. Each movement supports the baby’s individual development, strengthening the physical body and maintaining flexibility. Tactile stimulation contributes to the development of the brain and the nervous system.

Baby yoga can help to settle babies and to improve sleep patterns. The movements and massage will aid digestion and give relief to colicky babies. Yoga will promote normal healthy growth preventing many problems from occurring.

Baby yoga benefits for baby


  • Strengthens and aids development
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Aids digestion
  • Enhanced interaction
  • A balance of activity and relaxation

Benefits for mum


  • Helps to regain strength and maintain posture
  • Tones the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor
  • Nurturing oneself whilst enjoying activities with your baby
  • Deep relaxation

What the baby yoga classes cover


Our baby yoga course in Cambridge is run in 6 week sessions for newborn to mobile babies. Classes include baby yoga and massage for overall strengthening and development. There is a balance of stretching and relaxing sequences. Songs and rhymes are co coordinated with some of the movements. Postnatal yoga is included for Mums and each class finishes with a joint relaxation for parent and baby.

Dads are very welcome too and will benefit equally from the yoga and the interaction with their baby. There is time for discussion and to make new friendships. Many parents and babies meet afterwards in the cafe for coffee or lunch. A wonderful opportunity to find the support you may need through the first months and to have some fun with your baby too!

Birthlight Toddler Yoga is designed for toddlers and pre-school children with their parents. It allows you to continue practising yoga alongside your growing child and to continue the physical contact with your child which they have enjoyed but which may start to diminish as they grow and become more independent. This continues the Baby Yoga approach of offering classes for toddlers with their parents, allowing them to practise yoga together and make it part of their everyday lives.

Babies younger than 5 months are welcome at our Nurturing Baby Massage classes.

Class Booking Info
Class Booking Info
“I’ve absolutely LOVED our Monday baby yoga classes with you and I’m truly sad they’ve come to an end. They’ve been a joy, you’re a wonderful, knowledgeable, caring, calm teacher and I’ve really enjoyed how you’ve taught each class. Your yoga classes have been such a welcome moment of calm in an always hectic week – so thank you so much. “Baby yoga mum
Thank you so much for the wonderful 18 months of classes with Stephen. We’ve had an amazingly uplifting time, which has been very much thanks to your kind, warm and sincere style of leading the classes. It’s been the highlight of my week since Stephen arrived, and probably his too!

Irenka and Stephen, 2016
“The baby yoga classes were the highlight of my week, I felt relaxed and nurtured. I made new friends and we still all meet up a year later. I am sure my baby Matthew benefited form the yoga, I look back on that special time together and treasure the memories.”Jeanette
“We have really enjoyed our time in baby massage and yoga. Meeting other parents and getting to know each other and our babies in your classes has been one of the best parts of the first months as a mother. You create a wonderful calm and supportive atmosphere in each class and always feel better when I leave. Thank you for the bottom of my heart. “Rachel and Jacob
“I wanted to thank you for the tremendous support you have been for our family. At antenatal yoga you gave me the confidence I needed to be sure I could manage a home birth. The baby yoga classes have been great for me and Lucy you made me much more confident about how to physically handle her as I am a natural worrier! You also gave me a repertoire of songs which really cheer her up and “twinkle twinkle little star” she does associate with sleep and chilling out. You also provide an environment where you can meet and make friends and I am sure that there are some people I will stay in touch with for a long time. I wanted to take the opportunity to say I think you do a fabulous job and myself, Richard and Lucy will always be grateful to you.”Anna

Baby yoga enrolment form:

Please complete this and bring it to your first class. Download form>


Baby Yoga for babies 3 mths to mobile

‘Mother & Baby Wrigglers’

Mondays

11.30am – 12.30pm

 

Teacher:

  bryony@joyfulbabies.co.uk
    07988 758 544

 

Course Cost:

£72 (6 week course)
These classes are taught in a series of sessions.
(One missed class per block can be credited towards the next block)

 

Course Block Dates:

New term starting 24 April. Booking open soon, please contact Satyam Yoga Centre for more details.

 

Venue:

Satyam Yoga Centre, 2-4 Hawthorn Way, Cambridge, CB4 1AX


Baby Yoga for babies 3 mths to mobile

Thursdays

11.00am – 12.30pm

 

Teacher:

  bryony@joyfulbabies.co.uk
    07988 758 544

 

Course Cost:

£72 (6 week course)
These classes are taught in a series of sessions.
(One missed class per block can be credited towards the next block)

 

Course Block Dates:

New term starting 20 April. Booking open soon, please contact Satyam Yoga Centre for more details.

 

Venue:

Satyam Yoga Centre, 2-4 Hawthorn Way, Cambridge, CB4 1AX


Baby Yoga for Babies 3 months to mobile

Fridays

10.45am – 12.15pm

 

Class full – please contact Bryony to go on waiting list

Teacher:

  bryony@joyfulbabies.co.uk
    07988 758 544

 

Course Cost:

£50 (5 week course)
These classes are taught in a series of sessions.
(One missed class per block can be credited towards the next block)

 

Course Block Dates:

April 21, 28   May 5, 12, 26 (no class May 19)

 

Venue:

Mill Road Baptist Church, 178 Mill Rd, Cambridge CB1 3LP
Opposite the Black Cat Café. Entrance to the room is on Stockwell Street.


Baby Yoga for Babies 3 months to mobile

Saturdays

10.00am – 11.30am

 

Please contact to book course

Teacher:

  jeffi@joyfulbabies.co.uk
    07931 790 591

 

Course Cost:

£60 (6 week course)    Concessions still available.
These classes are taught in a series of sessions.
(One missed class per block can be credited towards the next block)

 

Course Block Dates:

tbc

 

Venue:

The Fulbourn Centre, 31 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BZ


Baby Yoga for Babies 3 months to mobile

Sundays

10.00am – 11.30am

 

Teacher:

  jeffi@joyfulbabies.co.uk
    07931 790 591

 

Course Cost:

£50 (5 week course)
These classes are taught in a series of sessions.
(One missed class per block can be credited towards the next block)

 

Course Block Dates:

tbc

 

Venue:

Abington Village Institute, 66 High Street, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AE


Babies younger than 5 months are welcome at our Nurturing Baby Massage classes.

Toddlers and pre-schoolers are welcome at our Toddler Yoga classes.