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Baby Yoga

with Linzy Thirlaway


The sessions provide parents with a relaxing, nurturing environment in which they can spend quality time with their baby.

You can expect a combination of exercises, songs and play for babies. We bounce on beach balls, have fun with scarves, feathers and puppets and play with bubbles.

We also include simple relaxation, stretching and breathing exercises for parents. Handouts and refreshments are provided at the end of each session.

Baby Yoga is led by Linzy Thirlaway, a certified baby yoga instructor.

More details…

The origins of yoga are found in ancient history and yoga has been practised throughout the world for centuries. Baby yoga is a fairly new practise based on the age old tradition. It combines simplified hatha yoga with rhythmical movement and relaxation.

Baby yoga holds both physical and emotional benefits for your baby.

Physical benefits:

  • Strengthens and improves muscle tone
  • Maintains flexibility in the joints and spine
  • Improves the immune system
  • Regulates the digestive system
  • Balances the nervous system
  • Stimulates the senses
  • Improves blood flow
  • Stimulates oxytocin production
  • Is relaxing and calming
  • Supports the development of balance and co-ordination
  • Helps the development of postural reflexes
  • Enhances body awareness

Emotional benefits:

  • Enhances bonding
  • Builds trust
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Promotes positive interaction and play with parents and others
  • Baby yoga can also help parents to be more confident when handling and interacting with their baby.

Need more info?

Classes must be booked in advance.

Classes at Trinity Church, Gosforth

  • Monday 2.15pm or 3.15pm
  • Wednesday 1.00pm

Classes at St Aidens, Brunton Park, Gosforth

  • Tuesday 10.00am, or 12.30pm



Please email Linzy or phone her on 07795 438135 with any queries or to book on a course.

For general information you can contact NPBC by email or 07812 950868.