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Developmental Movement/Tummy Time Classes
Brooklyn, United States
Level 1: (6 weeks- pre-rolling) - 10:15-11:15 and 1:30-2:30PM
In these classes we work with the vestibular system exploring weight and balance in an intimate connection with the caregiver attending class with the baby. Tummy time, massage, auditory, and visual stimulation are presented in a gentle and supportive way through song, music, exercises, and play. The emphasis is on gently welcoming the baby into the physical world of the body and its growing spine, which will set up the structure for all other developmental patterns, standing upright, as well as speech. The activities support healthy growth, digestion, and sleep. Encouraging heart coherence is an emphasis throughout class for all participants. Each session includes a special baby massage and bodywork class.
Level 2: (Creeping and Crawling) - 12:30-1:30PM
These classes build upon the work of the classes prior adding in more challenging props to further develop a sense of balance as well as emphasizing the breath. Locomotion, rhythm, beat, and socialization are introduced in activates that use a variety of props to support the process. Vestibular work is presented in tandem exercises with the caregiver as well as with activities utilizing big balls. Yoga poses such as forward bends, backbends, side bends, and twists are introduced as well. Creepers are welcome to attend this class to help them move toward balancing on all fours and ready themselves for crawling.
Level 3: (Standing and Cruising) - 11:30-12:30PM
For standing and cruising babies, this class continues to build upon their developmental patterns, with more articulated physical exercises including balance, falling, standing, and increased body and spatial awareness. Language is encouraged through activities that emphasize basic vocal sounds, song, and rhythmic games. Children begin to socialize more with one another and gain independence from the caregivers in playful activities that encourage cognitive thinking and spatial awareness. Yoga work begins to include supported balancing poses.
Thursdays starting at 10:15 AM
$25 for drop in class and $100 for 5 class card. You can purchase in person at the store or online
New Students: Get One Free Level 1 Class in Month of May
Please note that tickets are not returnable or transferable the day of the selected class or anytime thereafter.
About the Instructor
Instructor Ellynne Skove, is a New York state licensed Movement therapist, yoga teacher, Orff music educator, nationally certified counselor, and Polarity therapist. She has worked for over 25 years with pregnant women, babies, chidren, and adults. Ellynne studied developmental movement/Dynamic Anatomy with the late Nancy Topf for 15 years, Body/Mind Centering, Brain Gym and Yoga for the Special Child with Sonia Sumar. Ellynne has presented programs in developmental movement, yoga, and polarity therapy for The American Dance Therapy Association, The American Polarity Therapy Association, Area Yoga, Vira Yoga, Pentacle, The Open Center Polarity Program, and The Lotus Project’s production of Eve Ensler’s, The Vagina Monologues. Additionally, over the past two decades, she has served as a consultant and faculty member for numerous New York City schools specializing in early intervention. Ellynne is a strong proponent of prenatal communication, and conscious parenting. She is available for pregnancy and fertility counseling, as well as prenatal yoga and bodywork.
272 Driggs Ave
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