Neonatal Baby Yoga with Kalma Baby

We are delighted to have developed with our corporate partners, Kalma Baby, ‘Neonatal Yoga’.

Adapted specifically for babies who have been born sick or premature, these classes are held by the fully-trained award-winning Kalma Baby.

Neonatal yoga is a great way to help the development of babies who have spent time on the neonatal unit. Helping with everything from muscle tone, to tummy time and head control.

It’s a brilliant way for parents / carers, and grandparents to strengthen that all important bond.

Thanks to National Lottery funding & funding from The Jack Brunton Trust we are now able to offer fully funded neonatal yoga sessions with Emma Overton.

Emma, who runs the Norton, Billingham and Middlesbrough franchise is an ex-neonatal parent and spearheaded this initiative with us.

Here’s what some of our parents had to say about Emma’s classes…

“We attend Emma’s neonatal baby yoga session and absolutely love it! it’s a safe space for us to go with other babies in similar situations with our daughter being a bit behind where other babies are for her age.
She is progressing and developing amazingly since attending and it always tires her out afterwards. Will be booking our second term soon!” Bethany McConaghie

“We have just completed the first term of the neonatal baby class with Emma and it’s been brilliant! Emma is such a lovely teacher and her classes are so well thought out and planned. We do something different each week and it’s so interactive for the babies. After such a tough start it’s so nice to go to a class where both the teacher and other mums understand how you’re feeling. My little girl has really enjoyed it and there has been such a change in her since the first class which has also helped us at home too. Would definitely recommend Emma’s classes” Abby Hodgson

“My two children both go to yoga with Emma. The eldest does junior yoga she loves it and is always excited to go. My baby is a 26 weeker with ongoing additional needs but the neonatal class is perfect. He is normally a fussy baby and a bit of a grumpy but he really enjoys the sessions and is so much calmer and more settled afterwards. Its also good for me getting over the shock of NICU and helping my wellbeing. The groups are so welcoming and Emma is so friendly, encouraging and accommodating.” Kim

If you’d like to attend Emma’s dedicated neonatal classes head to

Facts & Figures

79% of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

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