The International Association of Infant Massage has been providing professionals and parents with information and expertise on infant massage since 1992. This 5 week programmedraws from both the Indian and Swedish massage traditions as well as incorporating principles from Yoga and Reflexology.
Infant massage classes are a fun way to learn how to soothe your baby, relieve tummy upsets, learn to understand your baby’s non-verbal language and much, much more. Massaging provides a wonderful opportunity to express your love whilst meeting your baby’s need for touch and affection that is so essential for their healthy development.Our classes are informal, relaxed, and small enough to ensure you get the personal attention you need. Classes offer a supportive group environment where parents can share experiences and learn from each other whilst having fun.
Parents attending the baby massage classes will learn different massage techniques and will receive a handout at the end of each class to enable them to practice the massage strokes at home. Each week we will revisit the strokes taught in previous classes to layer in the learning experience. Parents will also learn very specific massage techniques to help relieve baby of uncomfortable colic/wind.
YogaOne’s Baby Massage programme is intended to teach lifelong massage skills that parents can easily adapt as their baby grows. Our classes are baby led, and therefore respects the needs of the baby. It is normal (even expected) that babies will need to feed, sleep and cry during class. If your baby is asleep, we provide dolls to support you to continue practicing and gaining the most from your class.
Natalie Wells is a certified Infant Massage Instructor with the ‘International Association of Infant Massage’ (IAIM). She is deeply passionate about educating and supporting mothers throughout pregnancy, birth and into early motherhood.
Natalie works as a Doula and Childbirth Educator in Abu Dhabi and founded “The Birth Circle” in 2016. “The Birth Circle” is a weekly group for mothers-to-be to come together for continuous learning, discovering and sharing throughout pregnancy. Her passion for supporting mothers is also shared through her work as a Birth Art Mentor. Natalie is trained to help women prepare for birth and to help women process a difficult or traumatic birth experience using art as a form of expression to enable clarity, insight and healing. As a Reiki Master, Natalie works with women throughout all stages of pregnancy and beyond.
What should I bring?
Massage oil is provided, parents should bring along a changing mat or blanket and a towel to each class.
Commences: Monday 20th April 2020 at 10.30am
Duration: 5 weeks
Cost: 650AED (plus 5%vat)
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 months
** Bookings required