Baby yoga at Little Ladybirds

Baby yoga is child’s play at Little Ladybirds

Oct 22, 2012 | News stories

They may not be able to walk or talk yet, but babies at a Stockton day nursery are proving yoga is child’s play.

New baby yoga classes are being offered at Little Ladybirds Day Nursery, which is situated on the Preston Farm Industrial Estate.

The ‘wrigglers’ classes, which are held every Thursday afternoon and open to everyone, are run by Baby Beginnings North East, a company that offers a range of pregnancy and baby services in the region.

Aimed at babies who are aged from 4-5 months plus, the yoga classes are designed to help with flexibility, coordination, social skills and interaction and bonding.

Tracy Addison, who runs the classes at Little Ladybirds, said: “Doing baby yoga has many excellent benefits, including helping with muscle development and flexibility and generally just promoting relaxation.

“What makes this class different is it is inspired by traditional baby yoga routines and movements but with the addition of an array of unique sensory based exercises and activities.”

Jayne Neal, mother of five-month-old Violet, said: “I did yoga when I was pregnant with Violet and now we do it together I find it to be nice and calming for us both.”

Melanie Hirst, Director of Little Ladybirds, said: “The yoga classes have been very successful and we have had to introduce two sessions as they were becoming over-subscribed.

“The classes are open to parents of children at Little Ladybirds, as well as those from outside, and we are delighted it has proved so popular.”

Due to demand, the baby yoga classes, which cost £25 for six sessions, at Little Ladybirds have to be booked in advance by contacting Tracy on 07584 082630 or emailing

More information on Baby Beginnings North East can be found at