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Hybrid Kangatraining FAQ

To help you get the most out of your hybrid Kangatraining experience, please read the following information before attending your first class. Please expect and be patient with any technological issues, while we manage the hybrid format. Thank you! If you have any queries, please contact Kato via the button below. Changes in COVID-19 restrictions override these terms.

What is Kangatraining?

Kangatraining is the ultimate postnatal workout with your baby. Kangatraining is a complete low intensity, low impact workout during which both cardiovascular endurance/fitness and muscular capacity/strength are enhanced. Unlike traditional exercise classes, new mums need not worry about finding a babysitter or minding an unsettled baby during class because the babies are worn on them and get to be part of the action! 


The pelvic floor and abdominal muscles as well as correct posture are given special attention. I am also trained in babywearing best practices and can help mums ensure the safest and most comfortable carrying positions for their babies. As well as the physical benefits, the opportunity to meet other local mums in a fun, relaxed environment boosts emotional wellbeing.

What is involved?

The class structure involves a warmup, floor work, four choreographies, arm and leg work, pelvic floor exercises and stretching. The class is an hour in duration but can take a little longer if there are lots of carriers to be fitted and new participants in the group, so we'll see how we go and I may modify the class slightly to fit to the timeframe.

When can I start?

You can begin Kangatraining once you have been given the “all clear” from your health professional to resume exercising postpartum. This can be anywhere from 6 weeks for a vaginal birth or from 12 weeks following a caesarean section. To ensure your health and safety, I will request the following so that I may modify the exercises in the workout for you:

  • Ask you to complete a health questionnaire to highlight any concerns and demonstrate GP clearance (you will be unable to participate in Kangatraining without these)

  • All new participants will be offered the opportunity to have their abdominal separation assessed. If you do not wish for this to occur, please let me know. With virtual attendees, we are able to support you to assess your own abdominal muscles.

Kangatraining is unfortunately not suitable while you are pregnant; please advise your instructor should you become pregnant during term. You and your new joey will be welcomed back to Kangatraining classes with open arms when you return after the birth!

What do I bring?

  • You must have completed and returned the health questionnaire and waiver to attend class

  • A suitable baby carrier, if you have one (see below for more information)

  • A yoga mat. Due to hygiene considerations, these will no longer be available to borrow

  • A thin, light scarf of sufficient length to wrap around your tummy and hold onto the ends

  • A towel for yourself and a blanket for smaller bubs to lie on during floor exercises

  • Your baby bag, including a spare nappy and wipes

  • Water bottle

  • Comfortable workout clothes. Shoes are optional but sneakers are great!

  • Dress baby in light clothing appropriate for weather and exercising in a carrier

  • Snacks, toys and other useful items if you are bringing an older child


To attend a virtual Kangatraining class, you will need:

  • A smart phone, laptop or computer with video camera. Your Kangatraining instructor will need to be able to see you and what you are doing – and vice versa.

  • Decent internet connection

  • Access to the Zoom videoconferencing program – please note we have taken all measures to ensure the security of our connection and Zoom room

  • Your usual Kanga supplies - Kanga suitable baby carrier, yoga mat, water


Please ensure that you remove anything that may impede your safety and comfort during the session:

  • Ensure you have adequate space to kanga, including for floor work and choreography

  • Restrain any pets that may run about your feet

  • Move any mats, toys, chairs, cushions or other object that may become an obstruction

  • Allocate any toddler Joeys a safe zone to play away from your feet

  • If you are not wearing your baby, please ensure they are safely within reach of you

  • Ensure enough airflow or temperature control as you need

  • Set up your environment so that you can easily see your screen and hear the session

  • You may choose to do this outdoors if you can meet safety requirements


A copy of a safety inspection form to assist you in this process can be provided on request.

Which carrier is suitable?

Several different types of carriers are suitable for Kangatraining, including soft structured carriers (e.g., Manduca, Ergo, Boba, Tula, Kinderpack, etc.), Mei Dais, and Woven Wraps (provided that these are used in carries that distribute weight evenly across the body).


All carriers must meet T.I.C.K.S. and S.A.F.E. guidelines for safe babywearing and must support baby from knee to knee. Babies can be worn on your back or front, so long as their head is not high enough to bump your chin.

You may bring your own baby carrier, but it must be approved by your Kangatrainer before it can be used in class. Instructors reserve the right to refuse participation for any carrier deemed unsuitable for the session.


Please note: Ring slings, stretchy wraps, narrow based carriers, and outward facing carriers are not suitable for Kangatraining.

What is my carrier isn't suitable? Or I don't have a carrier?

We have a limited number of baby carriers available to borrow in class - please pre-book carriers to avoid disappointment. Each hire carrier will be washed and inspected by your instructor prior to your use. Your instructor will assist you to fit the hire baby carrier and demonstrate its features. At this stage the carriers are free to borrow.

Unfortunately, hire carriers are not available to virtual participants. There may be exceptions made for existing participants to borrow carriers for virtual classes, this will be discussed with those eligible.

You do not need to wear your baby at all to enjoy the benefits of Kanga, please don’t wear your baby if you do not feel comfortable doing so. They will still love the music and watching you dance!

We can also assist you to purchase a carrier from a range of optimal options at a reduced price if you wish, including fitting and ongoing support during class.

What time should I arrive?

Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your first scheduled in-person class to allow time to settle in and setup. Your Kangatraining Instructor will be in touch to meet with you via Zoom prior to your first virtual class. This will involve a 15-minute discussion to review your health questionnaire, answer any of your questions and facilitate a carrier fitting. This is to provide optimal support for you and your child’s safety during virtual classes.

If you are breastfeeding, it's a good idea to feed your baby beforehand for your own comfort. This also helps your baby to be calm and relaxed for the duration of the class. Don’t worry if your baby is due for a nap around the same time as your scheduled class; I can almost guarantee that the music, movement, and proximity will result in your baby being asleep by the end of the class!

Where can my child go when not in the carrier?

All Kangas are responsible for keeping their baby within reach at all times; your baby must remain either on your yoga mat or in your own area once the floorwork is completed. Babies should not be on the floor unattended at any time. If, during the session, your baby becomes unsettled or needs to be changed, or if you feel that you need to take time out for whatever reason, please do so in the designated 'safe’ area that you have set up at your setting for this purpose.

Who can come to kanga?

Older children are more than welcome at Kangatraining classes however please ensure they do not become a tripping hazard for you or others. Please note that this may change depending on COVID-19 restrictions that may arise. All virtual participants will be muted during the class, so any noise at your end will not be a distraction for others.

Please take what care you need for the supervision and wellbeing of your children. We recommend that you bring some books and/or toys to occupy them during class; however, you may find that they are more interested in joining in with the Kanga fun!

Kangatraining is safe and beneficial for anyone, and for this reason we also welcome dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends, non-birth parents… Anyone who can safely wear a baby! And even then, wearing a baby is not essential. Please join in regardless of whether you will be wearing a baby. All that is required is a completed health questionnaire and waiver for all participants.

What are the fees?

For further information see our Fee Schedule here, for terms and conditions here.

What if I have to cancel?

For further information see our Fee Schedule here, for terms and conditions here.

Where do I join you?

Kangatraining studio classes are held at Kununurra Neighbourhood House, 7 Chestnut Avenue, Kununurra WA 6743.

If you are dialing in via zoom, you can join from anywhere safe - Your home! Your garden! Your balcony! Your verandah! A zoom link will be sent to you with your class confirmation.

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