Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents

Baby being massaged by parent - Infant Massage

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Massage is a great way to connect to your baby. Studies have shown infant massage can help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax. Parents who massage their babies often experience increased closeness to and understanding of their infants, reduced stress and post-natal depression, and simply enjoy a wonderful experience with their child.

Learn to Massage Your Baby

Classes at Breathing Space run in multi-week series to teach parents techniques to massage their own babies.

Enjoying Infant Massage

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The curriculum is progressive, so drop-ins are not allowed. We offer classes on various days and times to accommodate different family schedules.

The ideal time to start this class is when your baby is 2-6 months old, but younger and older babies are welcome. The emphasis in class is on following baby’s cues and learning the techniques to incorporate into your home routine.

Bring your baby and your partner, if available. This is a great class for fathers! Pack a towel or baby blanket you do not mind getting oil on, and a change of diapers and clothes.

Massage after baby bathtime - - Infant Massage

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Please note: Fussing and crying is expected; Your baby’s voice is welcome. Please join us.

Infant Massage Public Classes

Our classes are offered in 3-week series, following the Infant Massage USA curriculum. The multi-class format allows parents to practice strokes multiple times, ask questions that come up during their home massage times, and enjoy the camaraderie of other parents

3-week series for $84 per parent/baby pair. 50% discount for additional babies (twins) with same parent. Please register at least a week in advance of class. Classes with fewer than 4 families enrolled 7 days in advance may be cancelled.

Infant Massage Private Instruction

But a public class won’t suit all families, either for scheduling or other reasons. Private instruction is typically a more concentrated format of only 1 or 2 sessions. Pricing and policies are the same as our private yoga instruction. Private instruction can be at our location or yours, with your family only or shared between multiple families. Complete the form to get started.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
24
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2:30 pm Kids Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Yoga helps children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. A kids yoga class encourages children to move creatively in a non-competitive environment while… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents
Sep
25
Mon
10:30 am Postnatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Postnatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Postnatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This class is designed for postpartum moms to gently and safely regain strength, tone, and endurance after pregnancy and birth with an emphasis on core strength and posture. Pre-crawling babies (and their voices) are welcome,… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents
Sep
26
Tue
9:45 am Babywearing Dance & Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Babywearing Dance & Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Sep 26 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Babywearing Dance & Yoga @ Realignment Studio
This class is a blend of zumba-esque dancing to contemporary pop music, yoga conditioning, and relaxation. You will get a workout and have fun with your baby. Most appropriate from about 6 weeks (or when… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents
11:00 am Toddler Family Yoga Dance @ Realignment Studio
Toddler Family Yoga Dance @ Realignment Studio
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Toddler Family Yoga Dance @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This is a yoga and dance fitness class for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Class will be a blend of creative movement, dance routines, yoga postures and relaxation.Appropriate from steady walking through 4 years. Parents… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents
7:30 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Prenatal Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Prenatal Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
In this all-level prenatal yoga class, expecting moms will cultivate the flexibility, concentration, and strength needed during the transformative time of pregnancy and childbirth. Enjoy the community of other expecting mothers while we practice modified… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents
Sep
27
Wed
10:00 am Preschooler Family Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Preschooler Family Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschooler Family Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This class is for families 21-month to 4-year old preschoolers, with younger siblings welcome. Class incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. No yoga… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents
11:00 am Tot Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Tot Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Tot Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class for crawling babies to 24 month old toddlers and their parent/caregiver. This class is all about your new mover. Crawlers and walkers learn poses, songs, and… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents
12:00 pm Baby Yoga & Play @ Shenanigans Art Space
Baby Yoga & Play @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Baby Yoga & Play @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Breathing Space Baby Yoga & Play features fun yoga-inspired postures and movements as well as calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s sleep. Babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents
6:00 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio @ Realignment Studio
Prenatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio @ Realignment Studio
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Prenatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
In this all-level prenatal yoga class, expecting moms will cultivate the flexibility, concentration, and strength needed during the transformative time of pregnancy and childbirth. Enjoy the community of other expecting mothers while we practice modified… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents
6:00 pm Teen Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space
Teen Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teen Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This class provides older children (12-16 yrs) with a safe space to explore more complex yoga poses and sequences than in classes for younger children as well breathing exercises, movement games, and much-needed relaxation techniques.… Continue Reading Infant Massage – Loving Touch for Babies and Parents

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