Bitsy Yoga® introduces your baby, tot or tyke and
you to the many benefits of yoga in the first years of life. Helen
Developmental Movement Educator and Registered Yoga Teacher, created
this program which includes more than 125 yoga poses and techniques
babies from birth to 4 years old that are developmentally
nutritious and deepen the parent/child bond.
to The Heart of Yoga, by TKV Desikachar, meanings include
'to unite' 'to come
'acting in such a way that all of our attention is directed toward the activity
in which we are currently engaged.'
Itsy Bitsy Yoga Facilitators help bring the various meanings of yoga to life
for babies, toddlers and parents. When mom or dad comes to class, they
by the outside world. Parents relax themselves completely and witness their
baby's growing personality and emerging body
as long as I can remember, I have been blessed with the gift of looking at a
baby and clearly knowing what he/she needs, or is trying to express in that moment," says
Helen Garabedian." To teach parents how to do the same through yoga brings
so much joy and understanding. Parents who meditate (or practice yoga) are
better able to understand their babies
level. This is a valuable parenting skill that will continue to grow
the baby enters
Itsy Bitsy Yoga® Facilitators
are highly trained in seeing the Yoga in each child. You and your baby will
delight in practicing Yoga, discovering
movement, and singing IBY rhymes together. Babies, tots and tykes participate
according to their
ability, learning style, and personality. They will learn yoga through repetition,
play, and bonding.
you wondering if yoga is safe for babies? According to pediatricians and nurses,
the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Itsy Bitsy Yoga is safe, gentle
and very effective when done with instruction at home or in a class setting.
parent is responsible for carrying out all of the baby's yoga movements until
the baby is walking. In the more active program for tots, parents are there
to support and assist their toddler into yoga poses whenever necessary. Parents
also enjoy the time to practice yoga poses, while letting their child imitate
and explore yoga on their own two feet.
For spirited babies, Itsy Bitsy Yoga includes a number of "Magic Poses" that
can literally calm crying in seconds when practiced with the right intensity.
will move into different poses with IBY's Sing & Do technique. One of Helen's
longtime students, Lily, a joyful 22 month old redhead, moves gracefully through
such as mountain, tree, downward dog, cobra, upward facing bow pose, and extended
child. It is beautiful to watch.
Itsy Bitsy Yoga® program
has been featured in Parents Magazine, Yoga Journal,
USA Today, ABC, CBS, and NBC News, MSNBC, CNN, People Magazine and
many other media outlets! Baby,
Tot, Tyke and Little Family IBY classes are now being offered in numerous
town and cities by Certified Itsy Bitsy Yoga Facilitators.
Bitsy Yoga: Poses to Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better,
and Grow Stronger was released in April of 2004 with
Fireside/Simon & Schuster
and can be ordered now at Amazon.com.
now at Amazon.com
Bitsy Yoga® classes you will learn poses
and techniques that:
• Promote parent and baby relaxation and bonding
• Help your baby sleep longer and better
Improve your baby’s digestion
• Calm a fussy or crying baby almost immediately utilizing the Itsy Bitsy
Yoga Magic Poses™
• Create a supportive, holistic parenting community
Give you a better understand of your child’s developmental
movements through the exploration of yoga and Baby Pace™
• Encourage your child to develop a healthy body, happy confident awareness,
and creative spirit
Teach you an exclusive collection of Itsy Bitsy Yoga™ Rhymes
Foster nurturing and memorable moments in and outside of class with
Sing & Do™ technique.
No yoga experience Necessary!