When:
March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2019-03-06T12:00:00-05:00
2019-03-06T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Shenanigans Art Space
316 F St NE
Washington, DC 20002
USA
Cost:
$60 for 3-class series, per baby/caregiver pair (includes supplies)
Contact:
Breathing Space
2025990434

Massage is a great way to connect to your baby and has been shown to help babies sleep better, gain weight, reduce fussiness, improve health and relax.

Our classes teach parents massage techniques in a progressive sequence over three weeks – focusing on different parts of the body each week, which provides opportunity to practice strokes at home, with the help of provided handouts, and review material in subsequent classes. Class sizes are kept small to ensure lots of personal attention.

baby being massagedThe 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.

Pack a towel or baby blanket you do not mind getting oil on, and a change of diapers and clothes.

Public venue classes are limited to eight (8) pairs. Please register early. Classes with insufficient enrollment a week in advance of course start may be cancelled.

About the Series – Mar 2019

  • Register Button3 classes, noon Wednesdays, Mar 6-20  @ Shenanigans Art Space
  • No drop-ins, full series registration required.
    • If students must miss a class, they are welcome to attend that same class in a subsequent series.
    • While, any of baby’s favorite grownups are welcome in this class – mom, dad, grandparent, nanny . . .  the same adult should attend all classes.
    • Still not sure if Infant Massage is right for you? That’s why we have a no-risk registration policy. If you attend your first class and decide it’s not a good fit, we make it easy to drop a class series.  Read all of our class policies and FAQs.

Tips for Class

  • Infant Massage classes involve a full-body massage with oil for baby. We provide sunflower or safflower oil and a bottle for you to use at home. Please contact us if you have allergy concerns and need an alternative oil.
  • Please bring a baby blanket or towel to cover our mats/blankets and a small toy to use during class.
  • Expect your baby to be a baby and know that their voice is welcome. Crying, eating, diaper changes, and sleeping is all perfectly fine during class.
  • Please bring only water or milk/formula in closed top containers into the yoga classroom. Feeding your baby – breast or bottle – is always welcome.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to sit on the floor and move around easily (jeans are typically not ideal).

When:
March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2019-03-06T12:00:00-05:00
2019-03-06T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Shenanigans Art Space
316 F St NE
Washington, DC 20002
USA
Cost:
$60 for 3-class series, per baby/caregiver pair (includes supplies)
Contact:
Breathing Space
2025990434

Shenanigans Art Space (lower level)inside of studio at 316 F Street NE, lower level, hosts early childhood and family classes as well as workshops. The studio is convenient to Union Station and bus routes along Massachusetts Avenue or H Street.

The studio is down an external flight of stairs (on the right side of the building) and there is no lobby space to store strollers. 

There is a bicycle rack outside for looking up bikes or strollers and we have a long cable lock students are welcome to use. Contact us about the combination. Small strollers that can be folded are welcome to be tucked out of the way downstairs.

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When:
March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2019-03-06T12:00:00-05:00
2019-03-06T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Shenanigans Art Space
316 F St NE
Washington, DC 20002
USA
Cost:
$60 for 3-class series, per baby/caregiver pair (includes supplies)
Contact:
Breathing Space
2025990434

jessica headshotJessica LaGarde has been teaching creative movement in the metro area since 2005 and is passionate about helping children discover and explore their bodies and the world around them. She was trained by Joye Newman, MA to teach preschool creative movement for Kids’ Moving Company, a Bethesda-based creative movement studio. In 2017, she completed her Baby & Toddler Yoga Teacher Training through Childlight Yoga.

In addition to working with preschoolers, Jessica is a registered massage practitioner and is trained in infant massage instruction. She has practiced massage for over eleven years and taught massage as part of Potomac Massage Training Institute’s professional training program. Outside of the movement space and massage room, she enjoys cooking, knitting, sewing, gardening and exploring the outdoors with her daughter.

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