I went along to KalmaBaby, a baby yoga class in Durham to do a photoshoot recently. Babies doing yoga? I was really intrigued as to what actually happens…
Baby yoga claims to help babies gain the overall benefits of yoga – relaxation, better co-ordination, better sleep, improved digestion etc…. see link below for more details of the wonderful benefits for babies and toddlers.
KalmaBaby Durham’s teacher is Vicki. She’s a rather excellent teacher who has very recently opened and settled in her new studio in Dragonsville in Durham.
The session is an hour long and involves different exercises to music and nursery rhymes. After babies were put through their paces, held upside down, balanced on their mums knees, massaged and sung to they had a couple of cool down sessions.
The final one involved bubbles. Lots of bubbles. Along with some relaxing music. When the bubbles and the music stopped there was total silence. For a good few minutes. In a room with 10 babies there was complete silence. It was quite wonderful!
For the benefits of baby yoga see here: www.kalmababy.co.uk/yoga-classes-benefits
For KalmaBaby Durham see here: www.kalmababy.co.uk/durham