Baby yoga business narrowly survives lockdown - and bounces back to help children across North East
A group which specialises in yoga sessions for young children is looking to support the development of children across the region as it bounces after lockdown nearly closed the business for good.
Kalma Baby, founded by Jessica Jolly, 33, runs yoga sessions in parks, schools and nurseries to aid the development of babies, toddlers and juniors – but was almost forced out of business when it had to stop sessions during the national lockdown.
Now, Jessica is hoping her unique business bounces back stronger than before as it heads back to parks to deliver safe and socially distanced sessions for little ones.
The baby yoga sessions promote development, improved digestion, delivering oxygenated blood to the brain, deeper sleep patterns and myelinisation – aiding development of the nervous system for babies as they grow.
Jessica said: “The benefits aren't just for the baby, parents have really struggled during lockdown and our sessions offer confidence in handling babies, bonding time, gentle exercise and socialisation with other adults.”
Kalma Baby currently deliver sessions across Sunderland, Washington, Seaham and Stockton and are also regular visitors to local schools and nurseries.
During lockdown, Jessica herself had to cope with the difficulty of trying to juggle work and being a parent, something which she has since found many parents relate to.
Kalma Baby also holds intergenerational yoga in care homes for young and old, however this has to be put on hold during the coronavirus crisis.
After surviving lockdown, Jessica is now hoping the business can continue to more than ever before.