Pregnant or recently given birth? Congratulations!
Join the pregnancy classes
You can start from week 13 of your pregnancy. It is best to start before week 20. In the classes we work in a no-nonsense way on strength, flexibility and relaxation. In case of physical complaints, we look for postures that bring relief. The use of props such as blankets, blocks, straps, ropes and bolsters ensures that you can get maximum effect from the various postures and at the same time prevents you from straining your body too much or using it incorrectly.
Of course not all pregnancy complaints can be cured, but Iyengar Yoga often has a preventive or relieving effect. With back pain, pelvic floor issues, bloating and psychological or mental complaints a targeted practice can help. Furthermore you learn breathing techniques and do supportive postures to bring your energy level up and keep it up.
Why iyengar yoga during your pregnancy?
- Strengthen your legs, pelvis, lower back and shoulders
- Create space in your pelvis in preparation for your delivery
- Learn to relax when needed
- Targeted work to relieve pregnancy symptoms
- Improve your physical and mental stamina
- Optimise your fitness so you can enjoy your pregnancy
- Increase the chance of a quick recovery after your delivery
- Meet others who are in the same stage of life
Registration and procedure
- We work in small groups, and have plenty of resources to support you.
- We do recommend that you come every week. This helps to prevent discomfort and ensures that you are in good shape and confident going into labour.
- Class is on Wednesdays from 4:45 – 6:15pm, both live and online! If you register at the latest on Wednesday morning via this link to the schedule, you will receive the link to the online class
- Because the teacher is very experienced and the groups are small, she can see and help you with the postures. Useful things to have at home: firm pillows or bolsters, a few blankets or bath towels, yoga blocks, a yoga strap, and a chair or couch nearby.
- If there is sufficient interest, there is a partner class every quarter. This is organized in coordination with the participants. You will learn postures to prepare for delivery, and your partner will learn how he or she can help you during labour.
- After the delivery you can resume the classes as postnatal sessions. You can start 6 weeks after a delivery without complications, or from 10-12 weeks after a caesarean section or other complications. Recovering from the birth and getting used to motherhood is different for every woman, but after 3-9 months you can start with the regular classes again. Always tell the teacher that you have recently given birth.
What does it cost?
A trial class or a single class.
Classes are valid for one year. You can also use them for postpartum classes.