COMM: Lena Fokina runs seminars teaching her
extreme brand of baby yoga, on the beaches
of Dahab, Egypt.
COMM: Dr. Igor Charkovsky is widely accredited
as being the creator of
Baby Yoga. He also promotes a number of other
holistic techniques including water re-birthing
which sees young children repeatedly submerged
COMM: When footage of Lena's baby yoga was
first posted online is caused outcry across
the world. So extreme were the moves she was
using on very young children, some websites
banned the videos, while other's declared
it a hoax.
COMM: Despite criticism that baby yoga can
cause potentially fatal injuries to young
children, Lena insists her techniques are
safe. In future she hopes her teachings will
become widely adopted by parents around the
Controversial Baby Dynamics Yoga
Millions of people around the world were left stunned when a video of Lena Fokina doing 'baby yoga' broke on the internet. The 51-year-old Russian was filmed spinning and flipping babies above her head and behind her back in such an outlandish fashion that several websites banned the footage for glorifying what to many would be considered child abuse. In fact, the moves were so shocking that most conceded they were being performed on a doll as no sane person would consider them acceptable. However, we tracked Lena down to a seminar called "Parenting the Deliberate Way" in Dahab, Egypt, where parents from across Europe were paying her to perform the same moves on their infants, some just a few months old. But Lena, who is a qualified PE teacher in her native Russia, insists the practice is totally safe and actually beneficial to children.
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