LITTLE STRETCH is a 5 week course designed especially for new parents in the early months of their parenting journey. Over the course of the program, you will be taken through yoga-based postures and practices targeting the areas that commonly bear the brunt of parenting life.
LITTLE STRETCH is a wonderfully gentle way to establish a regular yoga practice with your babe in arms, while offering you the awareness and confidence in your body to attend a general yoga class.
In each class we focus on:
- building strength and tone in the abdomen and lower back
- postures to relieve tension in the upper body
- modifications to common yoga poses
- breathwork and relaxation techniques to calm the nervous system and relieve stress
- connecting with the pelvic floor
Yes! Sometimes your baby will cry during class, and that's ok! You are encouraged to feed, change, cuddle and comfort baby when needed, but we also understand that sometimes babies (and parents too) are just having a shitty day, and need to have a cry. Go for it babies. You and your carers are in a safe and supportive environment.
Places are strictly limited to 8 babies, ensuring that you get the most out of your practice. We do welcome couples and/additional support people at a reduced cost, please get in touch for more information.
We endeavour to make the class welcoming and inclusive for all. This is a LGBTQI+ safe space.
No yoga experience is necessary. Classes are suitable for babies up to pre-crawling. Birth parents are advised to wait until their baby is at least 8 weeks old before attending.
Cost: $120 for 5 week course.
Bookings are essential. See illuminateyogastudio.com.au for the next course dates and booking information.
'Lucy's teaching style is so nurturing and kind. I am forever grateful to her for providing such a safe and supportive environment to take conscious breaths, share laughter, and enjoy precious bonding time with my baby – all in an hour of blissful yoga. The moments spent in her classes are some of those that I will cherish forever.
— Megan and baby Oliver
'I just loved your mum and baby class! It allowed me some precious one on one time with my baby while my older child had time with dad, and also to reconnect with my body after childbirth, correct my posture and take a mental time out. I couldn't recommend this class enough!'
— Leanne and baby Aiden
'I remember Lucy welcomed 8 week old Tommy and I into her mum and bub yoga class and we felt instantly at home. She has a relaxed, soothing (and sometimes downright hilarious) way about her teaching that puts you right at ease. Knowing that it's no problem if your baby cries, or if you spend 90% of the class feeding them, and you're applauded simply for making it in the door to class with your baby, was a lovely feeling. I'd recommend Lucy to anyone!'
— Lulu and baby Tommy
'I loved our yoga classes last year and look back at that time as very precious and peaceful. The classes were perfect for me, allowed me to slow down, catch my breath and begin to work on strengthening my body and mind.'
— Belinda and baby Abbie