Hello and welcome to my page.
I am a fully qualified baby massage and baby yoga instructor with a wealth of experience running private and group sessions. I moved to Bournemouth in May 2016 from North Lincolnshire where I was running both my own 4 week courses and one off sessions for a range of local children’s centres.
I became fascinated with baby massage after attending a course with my son Milo and noticed how much it helped him sleep and really sooth his colic. After the first session I massaged him every night before bed with amazing results. The course taught me a range of helpful strokes to ease him through numerous stomach aches and blocked noses.
It was with my second child Effie that I attended my first baby yoga class and found it a great way to start gentle exercise after birth. The gentle stretches were very beneficial for my aches and pains and I learned breathing techniques which I found great to use when winding down at the end of a busy day. Effie seemed to love the yoga moves which made her more body aware and confident and really helped her digestion and sleep. The closeness and interaction through both classes really helps you bond and build trust.
After adopting baby massage and baby yoga as part of my daily routine in my childrens early stages, I became fascinated with the history and benefits of both baby massage and baby yoga. After reading a range of books I decided to change my career and train to be a baby massage and baby yoga instructor.
I have not looked back since and love what I do, I could not imagine doing anything else. Many of the people that attend my baby massage course would then attend my baby yoga class and as such I continue to make great friends and a lovely network of mums and a carers.
Karen Mallen – Baby Massage and Baby Yoga Instructor