This training will benefit professionals working in the fields of infant health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dance/movement therapy, yoga, somatic therapy, craniosacral therapy, somatic psychology, birth psychology, early intervention, pediatrics, post partum doula, & baby nursing to name a few. 24 hours ce’s or credits to the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Collaborative Yoga Alliance approved course.
The training focuses on foundational movement and working with babies from pre conception through the fetal period, and birth on up to the development of the spine, feet, nervous system, and brain. We correlate yoga poses to the developmental movement components of tummy time, side lying, rolling, creeping, crawling, sitting in vertical pushing to stand, & walking. There is a strong emphasis on infant anatomical development. We will consider fetal and birth imprints in our training and how to accommodate these along with how fetal or birth trauma can impact development in body and mind.
- 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 an extensive training manual, the bookelt, Tummy Time for a Healthy Body & Mind, and a DVD or USB of pre-mobile and mobile babies GoGo Babies® classes.
* Pregnant participants are welcome but will need to modify the experiential activities.
****This Training is now part of the CHILDREN’S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COLLABORATIVE AND CAN BE USED TOWARD ACCRUING CERTIFICATION!****
To REGISTER Please email me your background and interest. a 50% non-refundable deposit will hold your spot. firstname.lastname@example.org
$500 early bird before September 15th, $575 after September 15th. Paypal to email@example.com or call for Venmo payment. Checks to Bright Start Babies LLC 61 Tompkins Place Brooklyn, NY 11231.
What Graduates are Saying:
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
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
Ellynne’s GoGo Babies® training was inspiring, educational and fun! Most trainings are lectures but not this one! It was hands on, student guided and experiential. It was exactly what I was looking for. I can’t wait to take another training from Ellynne! Don’t walk, run and take this training!
– Maria H Early Childhood Dance Educator
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
The GoGo Babies® training was informative, inspirational and very special. Ellynne is a brilliant teacher who integrates many forms of knowledge in order to develop effective techniques to assist and support babies and caregivers. Participating in this training provided me with an essential foundation for teaching yoga to babies. I am very grateful to Ellynne for sharing her depth of knowledge and experience.
– Shaina H. Children’s Yoga Instructor