This class is a blend of yoga-inspired movement, songs, baby play, and massage especially for newborn to pre-crawling babies as well as gentle yoga for parents. Babies do yoga activities on the floor on their backs or bellies or in caregiver's arms. For parents, we'll explore strength- and flexibility-building postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques to address common physical complaints and mental/emotional stressors during the postpartum/new-parent period. Most appropriate from 6-weeks until baby is mobile. Dads, grandparents or other caregivers welcome. No previous yoga experience necessary; be prepared/dressed for for movement.
• Baby Yoga & Play classes do use yoga mats, but most venues have enough to lend if you’d rather not carry one. • Please bring a small blanket to cover our mats/blankets and a small toy to use during class. • Please wear comfortable, stretchy clothes that are not too loose. While this is a movement class, it is not what most would describe as a workout, so full yoga/exercise attire is not necessary. Wear clothing that will allow you to sit on the floor and move around easily (jeans are typically not ideal). • Expect your baby to be a baby and know that their voice is welcome. Crying, eating, diaper changes, and sleeping is all perfectly fine during class. • Please bring only water or milk/formula in closed top containers into the yoga classroom. Breastfeeding is always welcome.
St. Marks Church
301 A St SE
Washington, DC 20003
• Strollers can be left in the lobby downstairs or brought up and stored outside of the studio door. Please remove shoes before entering the dance studio.
• Tuesday early childhood classes are held in the 3rd floor dance studio. From the A street parking lot, enter by the courtyard door and take the stairs or elevator to the right.