Katie is a respected authority on pre-natal yoga, infant massage and baby yoga. She has appeared on several TV and radio programmes including Yoga TV (Ch 10), The Today Show (Ch9), Kerri-Anne Kennerly (Ch 9), ABC (Illawarra) and radio 2UE. She is also the pregnancy yoga and baby massage expert for Huggies Baby Club.
She’s also been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines including Woman’s Day, New Idea, That’s Life!, Wellbeing, Cosmo Pregnancy, Practical Parenting, Australian Parents, My Child, Wondertime, Who magazine, Body + Soul and Pregnancy & Birth.
Baby, now that’s YOGA!
Babies are natural Yogis and mum-of-three, Katie Brown is celebrating this with the launch of her new DVD – Yoga for mums ‘n’ bubs.
Katie, who runs Yoga Babes, is the NSW State rep for Infant Massage Australia and a pre and post-natal yoga specialist. She has spent the past eight years developing baby yoga techniques which are part of her new DVD.
She says: ‘Babies love interaction with their mothers and family. They also love to have fun, to move and to learn. Baby yoga is a natural progression from infant massage and is basically about having some special time with your baby.’
The routines involve guiding your baby in a series of moves which help them learn about movement, spatial awareness and coordination. The exercises also aid your baby’s digestion, circulation and muscle tone as well as promoting restful sleep.
But baby yoga is just as important for mum as it is for bub.
Katie says: ‘With regular practice, mums learn how to read their baby’s cues and needs. Simply by touching and interacting with their baby they are helping to promote a deep bond and a strong flow of feel-good hormones, boosting their emotional health.’
The DVD includes a baby chakra relaxation, Mum’s Magic Massage – which is a self-massage routine to ease neck and shoulder tension and an essential routine for new mums – to help regain tone and boost energy levels.
Katie has also released a best-selling DVD – Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth, two relaxation CDs – Relaxations for mums-to-be and Relaxations for New Mums and written a book – Mother Me – a mum’s guide to balance, wellbeing and harmony.