Studio "Mommy & Me" is a welcoming, supportive, relaxing and luxurious environment where expectant mothers,
new moms and their babies can meet, interact and learn new skills.
The studio, located in the tranquil and green village of Maccabim, offers professional services
and specialized programs that help mothers and babies develop and bond.
Join our intimate "Mommy & Me" community and find new friends, learn new skills
and be a part of our mom to mom support group.
"Mommy & Me" is owned and run by Iris Bar-Ner, a Registered Nurse in both the
US and Israel, with extensive experience specializing in well baby care.
Iris is a certified baby massage, baby yoga and pelvic floor rehabilitation instructor
and a certified breast feeding counselor.
Treat you and your baby to a loving touch that will leave you both feeling peaceful, happy, and completely re-energized. Infant Massage is one of the most enjoyable and effective physical treatment you can share with your baby. It improves circulation, strengthens immunity, enhances neurological development, and stimulates digestion, providing relief of gas and colic. It brings your baby to a state of quiet alertness.
The class consists of 4 sessions and is based on the principles of the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) and during our classes you will learn 40 different massage strokes from the world of Indian and Swedish Massage which have been specifically adapted for babies. In each session we will focus on a different part of the baby's body and we will discuss various relevant topics – for example: coping with Colic and crying, sleep and babies, massage for the growing baby etc.
Age: 4 weeks until crawling
"Touch, Movement and Music
This course is perfect for Moms who may not have the time to do the separate Baby Massage and Baby Yoga courses but who want to experience the benefits. This 6 session course will engage your baby and yourself in the wonderful world of yoga, Feldenkrais and baby massage. The baby yoga routine is an easy to follow routine, it is something that you can practice anytime and anywhere, babies love it and they benefit from it during this crucial stage of development. What you can expect from the class:
- Yoga routines that have been specially adapted for babies, including twists and stretches.
- Mommy and baby relaxation techniques
- Routines, songs and dancing that encourage babies to stay on their tummies, "cross the mid line" and improve their sense of balance.
- Mom-baby joint routines ("tinokima") – very enjoyable exercises for both mommy and baby that strengthen mom's pelvic floor and give the baby a new point of view on the world around him/her
- massaging your baby according to the IAIM techninque (Indian base with Swedish touches).
Guzalim group for Ages:
4 weeks until 5 months
Efruchim group for Ages :5 -12 months
Rony's Mom: "I arrived at the studio with a lot of hesitation due to Rony's reflux, she was not ready to lie down on her stomach, was annoyed when touched and really did not want me to do anything with her other than hold her in my arms. Today, she is able to complete a whole massage, she especially loves to be massaged on her back while she is lying on her stomach – which to me, is truly amazing. In addition to the significant contribution to her development, the course was also "me time" where I could enjoy myself and go back home with renewed energy."
Shoham's Mom: "We went through a number of courses before this one – Baby Massage, Movement and Baby Singing – and thus, debated whether to go to this additional course or not. I have to say that this course was different from any other Baby course that I have done and that I learned a lot, especially in regards to movement. There was an emphasize on movement which I really enjoyed. Every week I waited for Thursdays and to the special time with Shoham and the other moms."
Noa's Mom: "The meeting in the studio were our weekly rays of light which helped me get through the week sane. In the beginning I was very hesitant to go, I was afraid that Noa would not let me do anything and that she would cry all of the time. The time here gave us a lot regarding how we conduct ourselves at home. In the beginning I was unsure of what I should be doing with her – should I be holding the rattle in front implementing every day."
Ayelet's Mom: "I really enjoyed myself and had a lot of fun. The studio is very pleasant and cozy – it felt like a spa and every week I waited for the Monday meetings. Iris's ability to listen and to be there for me and for the other moms was very important to me. I felt like she was coming from a very professional place and the course was enchanting. I use the exercises we learned almost every day, and the reason for this is that they are very accessible. There is something very simple in Yoga. Ayelet simply lies down on her back and we start to work. This is very helpful and it is a great feeling to know that you are helping to develop your child."
Peleg's Mom: "Despite the fact that this is my fourth child and that I have already done a number of courses, we learned many new things and enjoyed ourselves very much. I felt a lot of professionalism and structure – what to do and when – and felt a lot of empathy and understanding. In addition, the studio is very cozy and pleasant and every week we look forward to coming to the studio."