About Peter Walker
Peter specializes in supporting parent and child relationships and the well-being and fitness of mothers and babies especially those babies and children with developmental delay. His certificated Teacher Training Courses in Developmental Baby Massage for health visitors, nursery nurses, midwives, massage and other therapists working with mothers and babies are given throughout the UK and Japan. These courses attract other professionals from all around the world.
A pioneer of Developmental Baby Massage and YogaGym for babies and children from the 1980s onwards, Peter currently has over ten thousand teachers in some twenty two different countries now teaching Developmental Baby Massage. All certificated 'Developmental Baby Massage' teachers are personally taught and certified by Peter Walker who comes with over 35 years teaching experience in this field.
Peter has studied Yoga and experiential anatomy from the 1980s. During this time he worked for some ten years under the supervision of psychiatrist and author R.D. Laing, and introduced yoga and massage into a number of Dr. Laing’s therapeutic communities. From the mid eighties onwards he has taught massage and movement to mothers and babies and some unique techniques to parents with babies with additional needs and developmental delay.
Peter has made numerous television appearances and has featured in documentaries and breakfast shows on all the UK’s major channels. He has also given talks on BBC Radio One, Woman’s Radio, Radio Wales and other radio stations and has been featured in articles in Woman, Cosmopolitan, Harpers & Queen, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, Japan Times and Australia’s Natural Parenting magazine and many other national publications including most UK ‘mother and baby’ periodicals.
His numerous books, sold in eighteen different languages, include:
- Baby Gymnastics(Unwin)
- Baby Relax(Unwin)
- Going for Gold[with DaleyThompson] (Unwin)
- Natural Parenting(Gaia)
- The Book of Massage(Gaia)
- Baby Massage(Piatkus)
- Hop, Skip and Jump[Gymnastics for Children] (Carroll and Brown)
- Developmental Baby Massage(Carroll and Brown, 3rd reprint, October 2010, special edition)
Peter has also made the following films:
- Baby Massage Step 1 2 and 3(Little Venice Films)
- Massage and Movement: Birth to Three Years
- Sharing Pregnancy [A Unique Film for Fathers] DVD
- Developmental Baby Massage, DVD
- Soft Baby Yoga, DVD
- YogaGymn, DVD
- Stretching Together, DVD