My name is Anna Jonathan. This is my dog Mala. I live in Chandlers Ford and am married with 2 children. I have always wanted to work with babies, unfortunately my path did not take that route. I worked in the corporate world and got married and then had my family. My children are now well on their way to living independent lives of their own and now it is time for me to follow my dreams. I am passionate about supporting parents in their journey and that is why I chose Infant Massage as a new career. When I had my babies I vividly remember the feeling of adoration, love , excitement and fear! I also had feelings of isolation, guilt , extreme exhaustion and sometimes failure. I now know all these feelings are absolutely normal and during our classes we spend time having a chat about all of these things including sleep, teething, weaning, colic, and feelings. Best of all you are not alone and we offer you the space to just be you! Because Infant Massage is primarily about listening to your baby and finding ways to connect and bond, our classes give you the chance to just chill and relax. This is why I chose Infant massage rather than baby yoga or sensory classes. I want to offer you a kind nurturing environment to spend with your baby and teach you how to listen to your baby, understand your baby better and give you the tools to help your baby navigate this new world. I just love what I do. My classes are not all about ZEN! they are realistic. We laugh and sometimes shed a little tear, the babies sometimes cry but that's ok, they feed or are just held, some sleep the whole way through all of this is fine! its not just a baby class its an IAIM infant massage class. So come and spend some time with me and learn the ancient art of infant massage, meet some new mums or dads or bring your gang! best of all there is ALWAYS CAKE!!
About My Classes
Group Classes Online at present 4 participants per course. £35.00 for 5 weeks. A detailed handout will be provided and guidance on setting up at home. The IAIM have adapted our course content to suit the online enviroment which will ensure you get the most out of the course.
Face to Face Group Classes
Valley Park Community Centre Chandlers Ford £60.00 for a 5 week course. Please see the classes page for more info.
Hosted courses PAUSED FOR NOW are run from the comfort of your own home either in small groups minimum of 4 Designed with you in mind sessions are at a time that suits you. I live in Chandlers Ford and will travel up to 10 miles if you live further away you can still host a course although an additional mileage cost may be added split between the group. These courses are lovely if you have already met a group of friends or have twins and it is more difficult to come to a group setting. NCT mums are welcome.
Private 121 courses.
if you would prefer a private 121 course this will be delivered online on a day and time that suits you. Course costs is £70.00
Face to Face in your own home £150.00 for the 5 week course. These courses are subject to updates from the government regarding social distancing changes and will be subject to change.
IAIM Infant massage courses allow you to learn the ancient art of infant massage. You will learn strokes on the legs tummy chest arms face and back alongside gentle movements ( yoga based movements) My classes are open to all parents. Babies from birth to 12 months. Classes are baby led and it is fine for babies to cry, sleep feed, be changed during the class.