This class is for newborns up to babies 1 year old and their parent/friend/guardian. In this class, there are yoga exercises just for babies based upon their individual levels of development, yoga postures for the adult companions which incorporate the babes, songs, gentle movement, infant massage and quiet time. Come and meet your community of babies and friends through this fun and playful approach to yoga with your little one!
About Christie Abeling
My passion for yoga was born out of my love for movement and the expression of the human form. As a dancer of many years I found great satisfaction in the emotional depth and the transformational and healing capacity of working with the body. These stepping stones from my early foundation as a dancer lead me down many paths that I continue to integrate into my life work. My love and reverence for this beautiful planet and living with awareness of her rhythms and influences is central in my teaching. I am also a firm believer of weaving together strong and flexible networks of support in our local communities. Our inner work and our work in our communities and in caring for the earth are powerful reflections of each other. Our capacity to care comes from our direct connection to something; beginning with our self and spirit.
Through my experiences as a doula and through pre and post-partum care and family support I am continually inspired to create safe and authentic containers for people to explore and connect. Central to this exploration is mindfulness. Mindfulness of breath, of body and of the mental and emotional constructs that when uncovered, often hold the key to our continued growth and fulfillment. In my private practice I integrate manual therapy, herbalism, yoga, breath work and movement; collaborating with people to develop tools that support optimal health and balance in their lives. I am a mother of two biological sons and a step daughter. They are my greatest teachers in love and life.