Monthly Archives: September 2015

Baby Massage course and taster


Baby Massage Taster Class Oct 15

Thursday October 15, 12.30–1.30pm
Please book in advance spaces limited £8, booking form is here

This taster will help you understand what to expect on the course below.

6-week baby massage course

with Jocasta Crofts

yogawest_babymassage_51Baby massage is a lovely way to bond with your baby. It is a time of intimacy, loving touch and relaxation by which you can grow the range of ways of being and communicating together. Babies and children learn first through touch. This is why massage is so connecting. Through massage they learn to recognise, share and enjoy healthy loving touch.

yogawest_babymassage_hjBaby massage can help to relieve upset tummies and helps babies to sleep. Babies who receive regular massages are often happier, healthier, grow faster and can be more socially well adjusted.

As a parent /caregiver you will learn a whole body routine to offer your baby, from this you can also pick and mix strokes to make up your own routine as your baby likes it. This is a mixture of Indian massage, Swedish massage, baby yoga and Reflexology. All babies are welcome, premature to age 1.  A massage booklet is included in the price.

Bring a pillow for your baby on the day.


£54 for one adult + baby
(2nd adult cost £27)


Thursdays 12.30 to 1.30pm


Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10 

Booking form here.
Minimum 6 booked places to confirm the course – please book early!

Jocasta Crofts

Yogawest_jocasta_croft_lrJocasta Crofts is a trained Infant Massage Educator, Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME), Somatic Movement Educator, Professional dance artist, qualified Yoga teacher and a qualified & practising massage therapist.

Jocasta has been teaching Baby massage for 7 years, as well as practising regularly on her own son as he grows up. She teaches Developmental Movement through play in small groups, or one to one and has supported many babies and parents through the journey from the floor, to crawling, to walking. It is a beautiful experience to be a part of as a guide and witness.

Jocasta’s own son was born 3 months premature. She has some powerful, profound and personal experiences of how it can be possible for babies and parents to heal, recover and thrive after a difficult start to life.


Quiet Classes

SONY DSCBecause we offer a drop-in system for most of our classes at Yogawest, we never quite know how many will be in a class. Usually it’s the evening and weekend classes that are busier (but not always!).

Some classes are always quieter than others and if you want a bit more of the teacher’s time and attention, here are some quieter classes to try:

Gentle 2 – 3pm (runs as a course)
General 6.45 – 8.15pm

Beginners  7.15 – 8.30pm

Beginners 9.15 – 10.30am
Intermediate 6.15 – 7.45pm

General 9.15 – 10.45am
Beginners 11 – 12.15pm

Restorative 6 – 7.30pm

Beginners 9.30 – 11.00am

General 6 – 7.30pm



New Friday afternoon class for Senior/Junior work

Edgar offers extra experienced class

An Experienced Level class for those who wish to work in depth on the Intermediate Junior and Senior Syllabus.

Taught by Edgar Stringer, there are a few dates during September and October 2015.


September 11, September 18, more dates tbc


£15 or a stamp on your Yogacard-8 (£12).


Contact Edgar directly to book your place and be on the list for future dates.