Babywearing Dance Training for Joimove Babies Instructors
On June 3 and 4, 2017, Joimove held its first multilingual European summit in Istanbul. Joimove Babies Trainees and Instructors gathered together from all over the world to meet for two days of intensive babywearing dance training, learning, sharing together, and of course, dancing!
Bringing People Together
Joimove loves bringing people together to share their passion, knowledge, experience, and joy, and this training was no exception! This year Ruta, our representative from Lithuania, Ally, from Scotland, Basak from Izmir, Cigdem from Germany and Nazli from Antalya flew with their babies in slings to Istanbul, Turkey to join in the training at 37 Arts, Acarkent.
Our Training Programme
The highlight of the Joimove training summit was when Joimove’s Founder, Selen Yilmaz and Joimove’s health and babywearing consultants, spoke about health and safety when babywearing, post-natal health and wellness, infant anatomy, and creating powerful, joyful communication in Joimove Babies classes and in the wider community.
Dance and Joimove Babies
Joimove Babies is also about dance! As a dance professional and former ballerina, Selen explained about the importance of choosing the right music and safe movements for Joimove Babies babywearing dance classes.
Over the course of their training, Joimove Babies Instructors learn why certain dance moves are safe and what to consider when creating routines rather than set routines, so that our Instructors have the freedom to design routines that suit their own style and the individual needs of their students. In Istanbul, Joimove Babies trainees and Instructors worked through specially prepared case studies on babywearing dance and practised routines in many different styles, from belly to salsa to ballet!
Babywearing Dance Safety
Babywearing dancing is a special field within dance that requires careful work with young babies, new moms, and loving parents. As a world leader in the field, Joimove is proud to have babywearing and health professionals in our team and explore every aspect of babywearing dance safety in detail with our trainees and Instructors during our Joimove Babies training sessions.
Joimove Babies Instructors: Experts in The Field
Our Instructors are the heart of Joimove and are making an impact in each and every one of their communities! Our international team of Instructors are proud to be some the first ones in their countries to set up sling libraries, sling meets, and bring wonderful babywearers in their regions together for the first time. We encourage our Joimove Babies Instructors to upgrade their Babywearing Peer Supporter knowledge to the Babywearing Consultant level where available and to study first aid so that they are prepared and ready to help.
Upcoming Joimove Live Trainings
Today, Joimove International operates in England, Germany, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Scotland, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and USA. At Joimove, we hold refreshment training for our Joimove Babies Instructors several times each year to keep our Instructors motivated, safe, and connected to one another. Upcoming trainings include Istanbul, Turkey in September and Taipei, Taiwan in November, and we will be holding live training in Lithuania in April 2018.
We are always looking to bring the joy and knowledge of the Joimove Babies Instructor training programme to new regions and communities. If you would like us to come to your region, or you would like to find out about our ground-breaking online training programme that brings our experience and knowledge to you wherever you are and fits around your schedule, email our Education and E-Learning Consultant, Dr Paula Dumas, today at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.