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“MOVEMENT NEVER LIES.
IT IS A BAROMETER TELLING THE STATE OF THE
SOUL’S WEATHER TO ALL WHO CAN READ IT.”

Martha Graham

GoGo Babies !

DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT, YOGA, & TUMMY TIME CLASSES
“My Favorite Movement Class for Babies” in a Child Grows In Brooklyn 2011. see article in the side bar of the main page!

An interactive joyful class for baby and parent/caregiver utilizing song, dance, yoga, play, massage, and breath work with a variety of stimulating props, instruments, and activities. GoGo Babies classes are designed with the development of babies and their particular needs in mind. Activities are created to nurture and foster their growth while honoring their process and individuality. GoGo Babies classes give caregivers confidence, knowledge, and support to support self esteem and self awareness while encouraging deepening bonding and attachment.

  • nurture babies developmental path from birth to standing vertical and walking
  • stimulate sensorimotor systems
  • enhance visual and auditory development
  • develop social and emotional skills
  • support healthy digestion and sleep

Increase comfort and duration of Tummy Time

LEVEL 1: 6 Weeks to Rolling/Pushing backwards

In these classes we work with  the vestibular system exploring weight and balance in an intimate connection with the caregiver attending class with the baby.  Tummy time, massage, auditory, and visual stimulation are presented in a gentle and supportive way through song, music, exercises, and  play.  The emphasis is on gently welcoming the baby into the physical world of  the body and its growing spine, which will set up the structure for all other developmental patterns, standing  upright, as well as speech.  The activities support healthy growth, digestion, and sleep. Encouraging heart coherence is an emphasis throughout class for all participants. Each session includes a special baby massage and bodywork class.

LEVEL 2: Pushing Back on the Belly, Creeping, Crawling, Sitting, Pulling up to Stand

These classes build upon the work of the classes prior adding in more challenging props to further develop a sense of balance as well as emphasizing the breath.  Locomotion, rhythm, beat, and socialization are introduced in activates that use a variety of props to support the process.  Vestibular work is presented in tandem exercises with the caregiver as well as with activities utilizing big balls.  Yoga poses such as forward bends, backbends, side bends,  and twists are introduced as well. Creepers are welcome to attend this class to help them move toward balancing on all fours and ready themselves for crawling.

LEVEL 3: Standing, Walking – 18 months

Continuing to build upon the developmental movement patterns we work with more articulated physical exercises and include more work with balance, falling, standing, and increased boy and spatial awareness.  Language is encouraged through activities that emphasize basic vocal sounds, song, and rhythmic games.  Children socialize more with one another and gain independence from the caregivers in playful activities that encourage cognitive thinking, sequencing, timing, and more.  Movement qualities are explored with weight, time, space, and flow. Yoga work begins to include more supported balancing poses as well as negative space and imitation.

 

 

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