Baby massage course at Yogawest
with Jocasta Crofts
Baby 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.
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 course.
Bring a pillow for your baby on the day.
Day Tuesdays 2–3pm
Dates Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12
Cost £58 (5 weeks)
(Cost is for one adult and baby; extra adult + £10 per session)
Book early to reserve your place and to confirm it will run: please let your friends know about it too!
Latecomers may be able to book the remainder of a course at £12/week payable in advance.
Drop-ins are not possible.
What to Wear/Bring Yogawest is a fully equipped yoga centre, so all you need to bring is a pillow for your baby. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in; Yogawest is a barefoot building (if you need to wear socks for a medical reason, please wear socks with good grip).
How to Find us Yogawest is at the very end of Denmark Place BS7 8NW, just off the Gloucester Road in Bishopston: walk down beside Bishopston Hardware. NOTE There is no parking and you can’t drive along Denmark Place, so if you are driving, park nearby (free parking in nearby streets). We have bicycle parking on site.
Jocasta 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.