Nest Space 518 Court St. Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
Yoga for Babies /Developmental Movement: Foundations and Primary Yoga Practice November 4-6 Brooklyn, New York
This training will benefit professionals working in the fields of yoga, infant health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dance/movement therapy, somatic therapy, craniosacral therapy, somatic psychology, birth psychology, early intervention, pediatrics, post partum doula, & baby nursing to name a few.
The training focuses on work with babies from birth to creeping with an emphasis on tummy time and infant anatomical development. Then we examine mobile babies from creeping, to finding their feet on the ground, through crawling sitting, pushing up, to stand, & walking. We will consider fetal and birth imprints in our training and how to accommodate these.
- Gain experiential knowledge of infant developmental movement patterns
- Correlate developmental movement with yoga poses
- Learn considerations of infant anatomical structures
- Develop ways to support essential bonding & attachment relationships between caregivers & babies
- Learn basic principles of pre and perinatal psychology and health
- Learn observation skills
- Learn how the senses are key to movement and learning
- Learn & create developmentally appropriate activities for incorporating this work into your own professional practice.
We will have daily practice of developmental movement using ideokinesis, games, & observation. There will be daily theoretical presentations and discussions, & guest babies for a sample class and observations. All participants will receive a teaching manual and dvd
Participants are encouraged to hold an advanced degree in a relevant profession or work directly with infants or children, however this work can easily be applied to those working with special needs, toddlers. children, teens, and adults as it is foundational.
* Pregnant participants are welcome but will need to modify the experiential activities. Babies attend demo classes.
What Graduates are Saying:
Over the years I have been lucky enough to participate in quite a few trainings on the subject of movement and infant development. When I heard about the GoGo Babies Training, I immediately knew I had to take it. The information I learned during Ellynne’s course has made me not only a better baby yoga teacher, but it now also allows me to be a more informed resource of support for the mothers I work with each and every day. The course strikes a perfect balance of providing crucial information regarding infant developmental movement, hands on experience in actual classes, as well as time to collaborate with other trainees to put the information into practice. I will always be grateful to Ellynne for her guidance and support, not only during the training weekend, but also in the months and years thereafter.~Jen Schiffer, Sr. Trainer and Instructor, Karma Kids yoga
GoGo Babies ™ Infant Movement and Yoga Training was everything I had hoped it would be and more. I truly loved not only Ellynne as a teacher, but also learning from all of the ‘students’ and their many varied experiences working with infants and young children. It was a collaborative learning experience. As a pediatric occupational therapist I learned about infant and child development, in both typical and atypical patterns, but this course really turned my brain on in ways I had never even thought of (i.e. how we are all born with a birth imprint and how this can affect our overall development physically, emotionally, and cognitively). It was an eye opening experience and one I thoroughly enjoyed….the weekend went by so fast because it was such a great learning environment and fun…I almost didn’t want it to end! I recommend this course to anyone working with infants and young children. A great adjunct to early intervention practitioners! Kaili, OTR,L
As a physician and new mother I cannot speak more highly about the GoGoBabies™ classes and the skill and expertise of Ellynne Skove. Her classes bring together fundamental understandings of neurobiology and development as well as integrating principles from yoga, dance, song, and bodywork. The result is an enjoyable and engaging class experience that fosters connection and support. Ellynne Skove is a masterful group facilitator who weaves her years of experience as a mother and movement and developmental expert into everything she does. She is attuned to the needs of her participants and intuitive in her unique approach to the maternal experiences in the ‘4th trimester’. I feel so fortunate to have shared these classes with my son and taken the time to cultivate his individuality, together. Debra H, MD, Canada
This training was exquisite. It was very inspiring and immensely rich.As a body worker and SE practitioner I gained many important insights into the topic of pre and prenatal development which hugely influenced my practice not only with babies but also with adults. I very much appreciate Ellynne´s practical approach giving everyone easy to apply tools and skills which might have seem simple but are very on the spot to bring the appropriate support for babies and adults alike. And most important, Ellynne can bring together work with precise intention and fun – which is so important for well-being of us all. Filip Z – SE practitioner, Craniosacral therapist, Czech Republic
$500 fee ($250 deposit to PayPal email@example.com) includes course manual, booklet, dvd, sample classes, & articles. Friday – Sunday 9-6. Call 718-643-6064 to register or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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