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 for self-esteem and self-awareness while encouraging deepening bonding and attachment.
In these classes we work with the vestibular system exploring weight and balance in an intimate connection with the caregiver. Tummy time, massage, auditory, and visual stimulation are presented in a gentle and supportive way through song, music, exercises,movement, 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 cognitive skills. The activities support healthy growth, digestion, and sleep. Encouraging heart coherence is an emphasis throughout class for all participants.
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. Learning to sit with a strong, aligned spine is key for in this class.
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 body 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.
Please download the registration form. (There is a $20 first-time registration fee for materials.) Alternatively, you can call Ellynne at 718-643- 6064 or contact her here: http://www.gogobabies.net/contact/.
This class is taught by Ellynne Skove, MA, LCAT, BC-DMT, NCC, E-RYT, a specialist in pre and perinatal psychology and health. Ellynne is the founder of Bright Start Babies, LLC, parenting support programs and developed the highly popular GoGo Babies® baby yoga, tummy time, and developmental movement classes. Ellynne is licensed New York therapist with a private practice that incorporates energy medicine and somatic healing practices. She is a Brooklyn resident of 30+ years and the mother of two. www.gogobabies.net