Several years ago I began taking yoga classes from Jackie Long, an extraordinary young woman. Her Sunday morning classes were always packed. I suspect it was because of the deep feelings of spirituality she created that almost felt like a religious experience. I always left her class with a sense of serenity and hopefulness.
I’ve attended two retreats with her and she continually inspires me with her wisdom, compassion and desire to make the world better for families. A year ago she invited me to participate in making a DVD called Yoga With Your Baby. My daughter, two granddaughters, and I joined several other families for a weekend last fall to make the video.
The DVD is now available and it’s beautiful. Jackie is dedicated to empowering parents with tools to help them move through parenthood more consciously.
In the video, she shows parents and grandparents fun ways to connect using simple mindfulness-based practices while exploring baby yoga poses. It’s great for babies and toddlers, ages 3 months to 4 years old. She created all the original music. There’s also a deep relaxation, breathing practice and meditation for parents and grandparents.
You can get a taste of the video by clicking on this link and viewing the trailer:
Yoga with Your Baby . If you look carefully, you’ll see Juliet lying on the floor, as Jackie shows her a yoga pose, and me doing yoga with Amelia. This video would make a wonderful gift for a new mother and father who want to connect with their baby more consciously.