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Baby Massage Upcoming Dates

Class dates
  • Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 26
    Apr 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Apr 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join us for a beer and chat on rotating themes of parenthood. This is a time for fathers and non-birthing partners to hang, chat, and learn.
  • Multiple Dates
    Mon, Apr 29
    Apr 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Apr 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    A casual drop-in where mamas and mamas to be, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea). If you're looking to meet mamas and get out of the house, this is the place to be!
  • Sat, May 04
    May 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    May 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community as you embark on your journey toward parenthood. Taught by four English speaking experts, this course is inspired by what many couples wish they had known upon welcoming their newborn babies.
  • Mon, May 06
    May 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    May 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Just as parents-to-be prepare themselves for a new life with a baby, an animal companion living in the home should also be prepared for the baby’s arrival.
  • Wed, May 08
    May 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    May 08, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community as you embark on your journey toward parenthood. Taught by four English speaking experts, this course is inspired by what many couples wish they had known upon welcoming their newborn babies.
  • Fri, May 10
    May 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    May 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    A four week group, facilitated by Dr. Naomi (English speaking Clinical Psychologist), Group Therapy offers mothers a chance to talk about birth, changes in life, and the emotional challenges of having a baby. Sessions emphasise ways to foster self compassion and build skills to manage emotions.
  • Multiple Dates
    Prepped to Parent
    Sat, May 11
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community as you embark on your journey toward parenthood. Taught by four English speaking experts, this course is inspired by what many couples wish they had known upon welcoming their newborn babies.
  • Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 21
    May 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    May 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Thinking of introducing solids to your baby? This workshop covers when to start, which foods to offer (and avoid), gagging vs. choking, allergies, and picky eating. Led by a child nutrition coach, you'll leave with the confidence to nourish your little one.
  • Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 22
    May 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    May 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    In this live online workshop you will gain the knowledge and confidence to support a baby & toddler when they injure themselves or are unwell. Topics include, choking hazards, burns, fevers and more.
  • Membership Offer
    Thu, May 23
    May 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    May 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Let's head out into the spring sunshine for a picnic. Feel free to bring your belly, your baby a blanket and snacks to share.
  • Membership Offer
    Fri, May 24
    May 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    May 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Need to get sh*t done? Join us for the day at Equals. Network with like-minded individuals, exchange tips, and embrace the balancing act of professional and parental responsibilities. Our cozy atmosphere ensures a harmonious blend of work and parenting. So, grab your laptop, and join us!
  • Membership Offer
    Fri, May 24
    May 24, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    May 24, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    A monthly meet-up for entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses alongside their babies.
  • Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 24
    May 24, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    May 24, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    For our hosts, teachers and collaborators! Join us on the first Friday afternoon of every month for a little hang.
  • Multiple Dates
    Mon, May 27
    May 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    May 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    If you're looking to meet mamas (and mamas to be) and get out of the house, this is the place to be! Join us fo casual drop-in, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea).
  • Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 30
    May 30, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    May 30, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    For expectant parents and those with babies up to 3 months old, who want to set up great sleep habits from the start! During this session, Sleep coach Joanne Lozman provide you with the tools you need to establish good sleep habits from the start of life.
  • Sat, Jun 01
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community as you embark on your journey toward parenthood. Taught by four English speaking experts, this course is inspired by what many couples wish they had known upon welcoming their newborn babies.
  • Wed, Jun 05
    Jun 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Jun 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    A series of four classes designed to boost your confidence and grow your community as you embark on your journey toward parenthood. Taught by four English speaking experts, this course is inspired by what many couples wish they had known upon welcoming their newborn babies.
  • Mon, Jun 17
    Jun 17, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Jun 17, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Planning to breastfeed? This workshops will provide you with all the hands on information you need to start your breastfeeding journey. Topics include how to know when the baby has had enough, avoiding pain &positioning the baby!

Spend your morning learning and practicing baby massage

During this three week group, you will learn to calm your babies nervous system, create a sense of safety through touch, reduce cramps and get them used to their bodies all while building a connection between parent and child. 

 Bonding with your baby

Get together in a safe space with other parents

Learn techniques and extras to do it at home

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Image by Jenna Norman

Baby massage has been shown to improve sleep patterns, ensuring both you and your baby wake up refreshed

Image by Kelly Sikkema

Frequently asked questions:

Who is this class for?

For babies 8 weeks too before crawling

How many sessions is included? 

Three 75 minute sessions 

What should you bring with you? 

A blanket to cover the yoga mat and to keep your little one warm. Please wear comfortable clothes to sit on a mat.

 

When NOT to massage? 

When your baby has a fever, in between 48 hours after they got vaccinated.  

What language will this class be taught in? 

All of our classes are taught in English. Good to know that this class is taught by a Dutch speaker, so translation is easily available. 

What to expect? 

  • An activity that gives you an (even) deeper connection with your baby, a space to check in with other parents and learn from each other & it’s always so much fin with a lot of babies and mamas together in the same space, chaotic and lovely. 

  • The basic of Shantala baby massage, extras like techniques for cramps, predisposition, overstretching, tips & tricks from other parents and recognize similar situations. 

  • The techniques & tips to do this at home, a baby who is probably tired and (hopefully) sleeps very well that day, a feeling of being more connected to your little one on a deeper level (if you also practice at home), a feeling of a fun morning where they also learned a lot.

 

Meet your Teacher

Hello, I'm Ike!

 

First and foremost I am a mother of 3, when I became pregnant I slowly changed into an (even)  better version of myself. I love to take care of these three little ones, who are learning me a lot. It is chaotic most of the time, also with running my own business next to it, however I would not want to miss it for the world. 

The House of Balance is my own business, where everything is focused on pregnancy, birth and the time after. I am a yoga teacher since 2013 and since I got pregnant I knew I would like to support other pregnant mamas as well. My job gives me a lot of energy. 


I love being surrounded by people and to take care of them. It makes me feel genuinely happy to work with expecting mamas and with babies. 

At The Labour Dept. there a joining so many people with different backgrounds. It is such a safe space to feel at ease and to be together. 

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