About Suzy Wolanski, Sydney Infant Dance
Movement Specialist and Baby Massage
‘When a mother/father and baby move in sync, the world makes sense – it becomes predictable, organised and safe.’ – B Meekums
I’m Suzy Wolanski and I’m passionate about babies!
In particular, I’m passionate about helping parents create the optimum conditions for healthy baby attachment and fostering a deep connection with their infant.
In my work with babies and infants, I help parents learn how to promote the development of a positive sense of self for their baby and a growing sense of confidence for the parents.
How I developed my passion for baby health
I’ve had many years experience as a dancer, teacher, yoga practitioner and mother. I currently run yoga, massage and movement courses for mothers and babies as well as working for ‘Mum-to-Mum’, a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation offering weekly emotional support for mothers in-need for the first twelve months.
I have a warm, gentle and creative approach to engaging mothers, fathers and babies.
My baby massage and dance and movement work with infants
From Pre-Natal Yoga to Infant Massage (newborn to 5mths) and on to Dance/Movement Therapy (5mths to walking), the common thread throughout how I work is the potential for meaningful and effective mothering: a means by which to offer your child, at the most influential time in his life, a secure and loving environment where he will be able to develop a positive self image and an important first relationship offering tender, loving care and respect. This means that he in turn will know how to care for and respect others – achieved through the quality of connection. The future of our society depends on it!
My work with pre-natal mothers
As a Pre-Natal Yoga instructor, I encourage you, the expectant mother to take your focus inward and deepen your relationship with your baby, engaging him through visualisation and breath work, vocal toning and meditation – encouraging you to practise your own internal resources together with gentle postures in preparation for birth and the most transformational experience of your life.
My infant and baby massage work
As an Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) through IAIM (International Association of Infant Massage) I educate new mothers and fathers on the importance of a nurturing touch. I teach you how to understand your baby’s daily cycle and what your newborn is communicating to you by learning to recognise his behavioural cues.
You will also discover how to soothe your baby’s nervous system and stimulate the digestive, hormonal, respiratory systems and more, using simple massage strokes encorporating Indian and Swedish techniques, reflexology and gentle ‘baby yoga’ stretches.
My dance movement work with infants
As a Certified Dance/Movement Therapist I create a magical space where you and your child engage each other through movement, music, voice, rhythm and dance often accompanied by a vast range of props promoting sensory and physical integration.
The Dance Movement framework I use provides the perfect vehicle for the shared enjoyment of discovery and play where you can introduce your baby to new experiences and new textures that make up our incredible world, in a gradual, unthreatening yet exciting way.
Being a movement specialist and mother of four beautiful children, I understand the profound importance for the strengthening of connection and the pathway to achieving it.
The intention of all my classes is to provide a space where you and your and child can experience wonder, enhance the intuitive relationship and find delight in each other's eyes.
Do you want to have a healthy baby through baby massage or infant dance movement classes?
If you answered yes, here’s what you need to do:
- Enter your details in the contact form below to register your interest in my next class
- Contact me on 0413 444 914 to make an inquiry or to arrange a private lesson.