Helen Coleman is a massage therapist and mum of two fabulous boys. She teaches baby yoga and baby massage as part of ‘The Rocci Tree’. Helen has her own mobile massage therapy business called ‘Bodysoul Massage which as well as teaching the mum and baby classes, offers massage treatments including deep tissue, remedial and pregnancy massage.
Helen has always been fascinated with human anatomy and physiology and is passionate about the importance of an active, healthy life. She loves learning and keeps her knowledge updated with regular courses and new qualifications, this stretches into all areas of her life and she always has several projects on the go.
Helen qualified as a baby yoga instructor with ‘Hands on Babies’ in September 2016. She is also qualified in Baby massage, completing this course in 2013. She has been teaching private groups and regular classes with Rocci yoga since completing her qualifications
Get to know your teacher – Helen Q&A
Why do you teach Yoga/What does Yoga mean to you?
I started teaching mum and baby classes as my own journey into motherhood had a difficult beginning and I experienced first-hand how beneficial they were. As a massage therapist, it felt natural to learn to share the benefits of massage with other mums and babies. I love seeing the growth in confidence from both parents and babies over the weeks they are with me, the relationships build between mums in my class and the support they can give one another. I feel passionate that in a society which is becoming more and more sedate, we need to encourage movement at every age, yoga is a perfect way to do that as it can be adapted to suit anyone.
Tell us about your classes (pace/style/specialism)?
Baby yoga is a fun, interactive class. I encourage a friendly atmosphere where mums can bond with each other as well as their babies and become a support group for one another. I like to explain the benefits of poses as we go so parents can use the moves at home as well as doing some ‘mum moves’ that as a massage therapist I know many new parents will benefit from.
What is your favourite Yoga Pose?
I love the more active poses, the lifts and swings, it’s so great to hear babies squealing with laughter and for mums it’s nice to leave the worrying, feeding, nappy changing to one side and just concentrate on really having fun with baby.