Our ‘combo’ classes are a great choice! The classes embrace a combination of swim, gym, and sometimes art giving children the opportunity to express themselves in many ways. Classes are longer and are discounted offering great value to parents.
Parent & Child: Children and adults must wear socks during gym class.
Bringing Forth Your Best Parenting with toddlers through teens.
The YMCA of Montclair is pleased to offer a NEW parenting resources program open to all of its members. These opportunities are designed to connect you with other parents in the community and provide the resources and inspiration you need to bring forth your best parenting. Whether you have a specific question, challenge or concern, or are open minded about learning other ways of parenting, the Parent Project is here to support you. The following workshops, classes and parent consultations are facilitated by Mary W. Funari, PCI Certified Parent Coach®. With her nonjudgmental and engaging style, Mary is passionate about empowering parents with positive, practical tools.
Many new mothers are enjoying the benefits of yoga for fitness and mental health. Postpartum yoga with infants provides new moms with the opportunity for gentle fitness as well as additional time to bond with their new baby. Yoga practice provides benefits for both mind and body. It relieves stress, clears the mind, and also aids in relieving conditions like anxiety, insomnia, and fatigue. For new moms, yoga helps build the strength and flexibility necessary for nursing, cradling, and carrying your newborn, according to the authors of Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby: The Yoga Workout for New Moms. Yoga helps improve posture and enhances stamina. Practicing yoga postpartum also helps build confidence and a strong healthy body. For infants, yoga helps them relax, to sleep better, and to be less fussy. Another added benefit is that the poses help infants with digestion. It is also yet another way to spend quality time and bond with your infant.