Karen James, is a certified Infant Massage Instructor and a qualified Baby and toddler  Yoga Instructor. Qualifications: International Association of Infant Massage; Birthlight; and NNEB qualified. Her career of working with parents and children in various early years settings, spans over 25 years. She began her baby massage courses for the NHS whilst teaching families in Hackney   (2004 Year) . Previous experiences has also included her working in Health Visiting teams as a Community Nursery Nurse; and a Childminding network  Coordinator where she gained both unforgettable and invaluable experiences.

Her classes are predominantly baby focused, they aim to help infants to make the transition from babyhood to independent movement Parents are given the know how to support the developmental transitions occurring in this time so that Babies and toddlers are always positively encouraged, (but never forced) to participate, learn and grow.  Fun rhymes, songs and games are incorporated into each class and are designed so that you can practice at home, build your confidence and enhances bonding. No yoga experience needed for the yoga classes and this is all done in a warm, welcoming, fun loving, informative, safe, and pleasantly structured environment.”

I really enjoy working with all families, it’s always exciting welcoming new families to my classes; it’s great to be able to hold a space for babies/children to explore freely ,discover safely and offer a place where mums, dads, carers, can feel relaxed and supported whilst making new friends. As an instructor I find the classes relaxing, enjoyable and enriching. I’m very passionate about my work, my approach is friendly and supportive, I love the interaction with the parents and witnessing them build the relationship with their baby. It’s a job where is feel honoured to be making an imprint on these little lives

Doing this work has taken me on an incredible journey and has completely changed my life for the better. Long may this journey last.