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Baby Massage

Bendy Beans baby massage classes are friendly and informal. They are an ideal way for your baby to be gently introduced to the new experience at a pace that is led by them.

The non-judgemental environment allows you the time and space to develop your bond with your baby, whilst learning new skills and meeting new people.

Baby massage is an ideal way of expressing love, care and respect and a wonderful opportunity for you to be in the moment with your baby, away from the busy distractions of life.

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The benefits of baby massage are for both baby and parent. You will learn massage strokes that can help to alleviate trapped wind and constipation and soothe colic.

 

Baby massage can aid sleep and improve the quality of sleep. It strengthens and tones muscles, aiding and supporting your baby’s stage of development and developing their body awareness.

Baby massage promotes relaxation for both parent and baby. It can help to enhance the bond you have with your baby, helping you to connect with them and develop your confidence when handling your baby.

 

It also enables you to understand and better communicate with your baby.

Touch is a baby’s first sense to develop and this nurturing massage is a special way to help baby feel cherished and soothed.

 

Baby Yoga

Bendy Beans baby yoga classes are fun and friendly! Our classes are suitable from 8 weeks to pre walking. They are a mixture of movement, singing, massage, stretching and relaxation based around traditional yoga moves. There's also time made for some sensory play too.

 

Parents help their baby to perform different poses and stretches, supported with songs and rhymes. There are also stretches for parents and time for relaxation and breathing exercises.

The benefits of baby yoga are many for both baby and parent. It promotes positive baby handling and is an excellent way of connecting with your baby. It can also help improve your baby’s sleeping pattern too.

It can alleviate trapped wind and constipation and can help to regulate and strengthen baby’s digestive system.

Baby yoga can help to develop body and mind awareness and co-ordination, helping babies to gain control over their bodies. Language development is also promoted through the songs and rhymes.

Our classes offer a great opportunity for socialisation for both baby and parent. There are also many benefits for parents too. The closeness and positive touch with baby can help to alleviate symptoms of post natal depression and helps parents to communicate with their baby.

It promotes relaxation, encourages mindfulness and introduces parents to yoga and movement.

Our classes are designed to help promote that special one to one bonding, nurturing baby’s physical and emotional wellbeing. All of this in a relaxed class with other like minded parents.

 

Under 5's Yoga

Bendy Beans under 5's yoga classes are fun and interactive! Our classes are suitable from 2 years to preschool age, although 2 1/2 years plus is ideal. Younger children may need a lot more adult support.The classes are based on yoga inspired moves which allows each child to develop their skills in a supportive environment.

The children can participate at a pace and level that is suitable to them as individuals.

 

Parental involvement is actively encouraged in these classes, they are a great way to have fun and embrace your inner child!

 

Our classes involve movement inspired by yoga and are supported by stories, songs and rhymes. Sensory play, breathing techniques and relaxation are also included in the classes.

   

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The benefits of toddler and preschool yoga classes are many for both parent and child. It helps to develop body and mind awareness, strengthens and tones muscles, as well as developing spatial awareness, balance, coordination and motor skills.  

Our classes support children’s physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and can increase confidence and self-esteem. Children’s language, literacy and numeracy skills are supported too, through stories, songs and rhymes.

The introduction of breathing techniques provides parents with strategies to help their children cope when they are feeling anxious or overwhelmed.

 

Our classes allow parents to have a positive and fun interaction with their child, enhancing the parent and child bond. Relaxation and mindfulness are also promoted as an activity to do together with your child.

Children are naturally curious, active and playful, this is encouraged at a Bendy Beans class! We aim to allow children the time to engage with other children in a fun and supportive way.

 

About Bendy Beans

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My name is Nicole and I run Bendy Beans. I am a qualified Baby massage, Baby yoga and under 5's yoga instructor. I am also an Early Years Teacher and have been working with babies, children and their families for over 25 years.

 

I live in Capel St Mary and am married with two children. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and keeping myself fit and active!  

I have a vast knowledge of child development and how children learn. I believe that children need nurturing in a holistic way. By supporting childrens emotional development they form self belief. This helps to create confidence, raised self esteme and resilience, all qualities that help children to thrive in life.

Working with preschool aged children during lockdown and noticing them struggle to cope with those big overwhelming emotions led me to research and explore the value of yoga with children. Alongside this I explored breathing techniques and strategies which began to help many of the children start to learn to how self regulate. 

 

Seeing first hand the value of a fun physical activity, which supports all areas of development, inspired me. By combining my love of yoga, with my knowledge of the Early Years, Bendy Beans was started!

Learning and exploring baby massage too, has enabled me to offer classes where parents can connect with their baby through positive touch in a nurturing and loving way. 

I hope to see you at one of our classes soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Baby Massage FAQs

What do I need to bring?

You just need to bring a towel for your baby to lie on and anything else you would usually take with you when you go out ie changing bag.

How old does my baby need to be?

We recommend that your baby is six week old before the start but you are able to bring them from birth. If your baby is under six weeks it isn’t recommended that you use oil on them.

How long does each class last?

Each class will be approximately 1 hour. The massage will be built up over the weeks. Each course is either 4 or 5 weeks.

Can my baby attend if they have medical needs?

Much of the massage can be adapted if needed with alternatives being given. Please contact Bendy Beans to discuss any medical needs. A medical information form must be completed by every one attending.

Can I attend the class with twins?

Yes. You will be shown how to massage them at the same time. If you would like another adult to attend then you will need to make two bookings.

Baby Yoga FAQS

What do I need to bring?

Bring whatever you would usually take with you when you go out ie changing bag.

How old does my baby need to be?

We recommend that your baby is 8/10 weeks old and has had their 6 week check. Classes are suitable to pre walking. 

IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DO BABY YOGA IN THE FIRST 14 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

 

How long does each class last?

Each class will be approximately 1 hour. That will include approximately 40-50 minutes of movement, stretching, sensory play, relaxation and breathing techniques. All classes are baby led so timings may vary. Each week the sessions build up to include new poses.

What do I need to wear?

You will need to wear something comfortable that allows you to move and stretch and is appropriate for laying down on a mat

Do I need experience of yoga to join the class?

The classes are not yoga classes so no experience of yoga is required. The classes are based on yoga inspired moves. They are done in a playful way, supported by songs and rhymes. For the parent there is some gentle stretching and relaxation

Can my baby attend if they have medical needs?

There are adaptations to many moves to suit the stage of development. Please contact Bendy Beans to discuss any medical needs. A medical information form must be completed by everyone attending.

Under 5's Yoga FAQS

What do I need to bring?

Just whatever you take with you and your little one when you go out!

How old does my child need to be?

Under 5’s yoga is suitable for children from 2years until their 5th birthday. The younger the child the more input they will need from an adult. To get the most from a session being two and a half upwards works well.

 

How long does each class last?

Each class will be approximately 45 minutes. That will include around 35 minutes of movement, sensory play, relaxation and breathing techniques. We explore a story and use it to practice our yoga poses

What do we need to wear?

You will need to wear something comfortable that allows you to move and stretch and is appropriate for laying down on a mat.

Can I bring a sibling?

Yes, there is no charge for siblings under the age of 2. For siblings over 2 there is a reduced cost.

Can my child attend if they have medical needs?

Please contact Bendy Beans to discuss any medical needs. A medical information form must be completed by everyone attending.

 

Do I join in?

Yes absolutely! It’s a wonderful opportunity to have fun and release your inner child. Your involvement will mean your child will get more out of it.

General FAQS

Do I need to book before attending?

Yes all courses need to be booked and paid for in advance.

Can my partner attend?

Yes, it’s fine for your partner to attend at no additional cost

What if my baby cries or needs to be fed?

The classes are completely led by the babies. It’s not a problem if your baby cries and needs picking up or feeding. You can watch and are still learning, ready to practice later.

Is the instructor DBS checked?

Yes, I have an enhanced DBS check.

Is the instructor a first aider?

Yes, I have a paediatric first aid qualification.

Terms and conditions:

  • Payment must be made within 5 days of receipt of the invoice to secure your place on the course. If you book on a course under 5 days before it starts, payment must be made immediately bfore you can attend.

  • The course cost is non refundable even if you are not able to attend the course.

  • If a session is cancelled by Bendy Beans another session will be offered.

  • If a full course is cancelled by Bendy Beans a new date or refund will be offered.

Covid-19:
Face to face classes are running. We will adhere to Government guidlines at all times