I recently taught "Mama&Baby Yoga" at the library. I originally designed this class when Nolan was just a few months old. Although it works best when Baby is old enough to hold their head up but young enough not to crawl away (approx 3-8 months), there are lots of alternatives for older babies. Now that Nolan is almost 17 months, it was quite interesting! The main focus of the class is for Mama and Baby to bond and have fun. Mama uses Baby as her yoga partner and "weight" by holding and lifting baby. We use a variety of yoga stretches, Pilates-base core moves and full-body exercises, which helps Mama postpartum. Baby loves the attention from Mama and moving around. We stretch and massage Baby, and use strengthening exercises to encourage head holding, crawling and eventually walking. As we sing songs and say Baby's name, this stimulates their auditory as well as visual and physical skills. As for the social aspect, babies love to look at other children and moms get to meet other mothers.