About the course
Massage is an age-old tradition that has been passed down since the age of time. We do it daily without realising though winding, tickling, cuddling, feeding, skin on skin time etc. It is an amazing skill for childcare professionals to learn as it is a wonderful, nurturing experience to share, whilst having lots of health benefits for the baby.
Baby yoga perfectly complements baby massage by expanding the benefits of touch with movement and relaxation.
You will understand the benefits of Baby massage and how it is helpful in relieving wind, gas, colic, teething, sleeplessness, crying and fractiousness. It helps babies develop motor skills, muscular control and stimulates their minds through a gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby’s body with your hands.
The soothing strokes of your hands stimulate the production of oxytocin, the feel-good hormone.
You will learn how to soothe a baby by using rhythm and breathing techniques. The course will also include gentle stretches for areas of the body that may have become tight during pregnancy or during feeding a baby. During this Baby Massage course, you will learn a full massage routine, along with baby yoga sequences in a relaxed, friendly environment. You will cover the following topics;
- Introduction and Leg & Feet Routine & Opening the hips
- Abdominal and Colic/Gas Massage Routine
- Chest and Arm routine – Open the front of the body Yoga routine
- Head, Face and Back Massage Routine, Teething relief sequence & strengthening spine & back muscles.
The course is designed to meet the needs of childcare professionals who work with babies and would like to increase their skills.
It may also be interesting for parents and grandparents who would like to understand the benefits of baby massage for their baby.
This is a taught course, held in a classroom.
Course Trainer – Natalie Yunnie
Natalie Yunnie began her yoga journey 11 years ago due to personal circumstances; a demanding career contracting in Training & Development and being diagnosed with a strain of Chron’s Disease. Through practicing yoga Natalie’s health improved exponentially, keeping her in remission for longer periods of time, which naturally led her to deepen her practice and gain knowledge to share & demonstrate with others. Natalie has since switched her training from a corporate world to a holistic one. Natalie qualified as a 200 hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher with Yoga London in 2012 and has been teaching ever since. She has also had the privilege of, whilst pregnant, Teacher Training in Pre & Post-natal baby yoga and baby massage with Katy Appleton of Appleyoga. Followed by Children’s Yoga teacher (2-12 years) with YogaBeez in 2017. Natalie is a Mum herself and brings her passion for yoga and the transformational power of motherhood into her classes. It is her mission to bring yoga to as many people as possible (including pregnant mothers), to share the amazing & plentiful benefits of yoga while provide a safe, nurturing, empowering space for all new parents and carers alike.