"My mission is to reach as many parents as possible to give them love, support and techniques to soothe and settle their babies using positive loving touch during a time when many feel overwhelmed, isolated and powerless. I want to create fun and engaging classes for babies, toddlers and children to enable them to connect, bond with their caregiver, learn mindfulness and breathing techniques to support their well being, mental health and development."
My name is Nikkita McCutcheon, Dip. Infant Massage and I am a qualified Baby / Infant Massage and Yoga Instructor, Toddler and Children's Yoga Instructor and Tree Babies Guide with over 10 years teaching experience based in Midsomer Norton, Somerset. I have three beautiful children, Kane (10) and Joscelin (14), Phoebe (21 months) and a very supportive husband, Damien. I have shared Baby Massage/ Yoga and Toddler Yoga with all of my children and my youngest Phoebe attends my Dinder classes regularly on a Monday. At 21 months, she knows many of the actions to our songs in Massage, Music and Movement and can regularly be seen sat on her own by the side of me joining in and massaging herself! All three of my childrend suffered with terrible colic in the early weeks and as we developed our baby massage routine and incorporated daily tummy massage, I was able to relieve their pain and discomfort. It really was a life saver. I run lots of "SPECIAL events" throughout the year, including a very popular Christmas, Mothers Day and Festival Special and have a wonderful local photographer - Somerset Photographer join us and she captures some wonderful photos for you to treasure for ever. I also regularly have another local lady join us who creates wonderful keepsake pottery... all of my events are VERY popular so booking early is always advised. My next special will be Halloween 2023 - email me for more info. My older two children are always regulars at my specials and always get stuck in with setting up/singing etc. Its a real family affair! Family is VERY important to me, so I love being able to take them along when I can.
ORCHARD / SMALL WOODLAND NEEDED - CAN YOU HELP?
During lockdown 3, I decided to train to become a TREE BABIES GUIDE. This enables me to run classes for parents and babies of babywearing age to join me in a safe woodland space to support mental health. These classes are all about just BEING rather than DOING, a chance to connect with your baby through babywearing and nature and experience the many benefits. Classes are a mix of grounding, breathing and mindfulness techniques, forest bathing, journaling, nature creation (nature mandalas which we will create as a group to create a sense of community) herbal tea in the woods and a gratitude circle at the end.
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HOWEVER, I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND A SUITABLE OUTSIDE SPACE SO FAR, SO IF ANYONE CAN HELP I WOULD BE SUPER GRATEFUL TO HEAR FROM YOU.