Pregnancy yoga

Pregnant or recently given birth? Congratulations!

Iyengar yoga for pregnant women

Welcome to pregnancy yoga at iYoga Utrecht, where we use the principles of Iyengar yoga to support expectant mothers in this special phase of their lives.

Iyengar yoga is known for its focus on precision, alignment and the use of props to find optimal postures. This approach is especially valuable during pregnancy. Because it can help you strengthen and relax your body where possible in a safe and effective way.

In the pregnancy classes we work on strength, flexibility and relaxation in a no-nonsense way. In case of physical complaints, we look for postures that bring relief. The use of props such as blankets, blocks, belts, ropes and bolsters ensures that you get maximum effect from the different postures. While at the same time preventing you from putting too much strain on your body.

We work in small groups, so there is enough time to help everyone individually. We have two spacious yoga rooms on the Amsterdamsestraatweg, with ropes on the walls for more support and all the necessary props. And if you can’t come to Utrecht: you can also follow the pregnancy classes online!

Why Iyengar yoga during pregnancy?

  • You strengthen your legs, pelvis, lower back and shoulders
  • You create space in your pelvis in preparation for the birthing process
  • You learn to relax when you need to
  • You can work specifically on pregnancy-related complaints
  • You improve your physical and mental endurance
  • If you are in good shape, you can enjoy your pregnancy more
  • You increase the chance of a quick recovery after giving birth
  • You meet others who are in the same stage of life

Frequently asked questions about pregnancy yoga

When can I start with pregnancy yoga?

You can start from week 13 of your pregnancy. It is best to start before week 20.

How often should I come?

We don’t teach a course, but we offer ongoing classes. This is more flexible. But we still advise to come to yoga every week. This helps to prevent discomfort and ensures that you are in good shape and confident going into labour.

Can I participate in pregnancy yoga if I have physical complaints?

Of course! And there is a good chance that yoga will help against common complaints during pregnancy. 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.

Can my partner come to pregnancy yoga?

We can imagine that you would like to bring your partner along. That is why, if there is sufficient interest, there is a partner lesson every quarter. This is organized in coordination with the participants. In the partner class you will do postures in preparation for childbirth and work on breathing techniques. Your partner also learns how he or she can help you during childbirth.

Online pregnancy yoga – how does it work?

Classes are taught in a hybrid format. So you can also participate if you don’t live in Utrecht (or if you don’t want to cycle in the rain). Because the teacher has a lot of experience and the groups are small, she can see you well and help you with individual instructions in the postures.

It helps if you are a little prepared. So make sure you have a quiet place, preferably near a wall that you can use for stability. Also useful to have nearby:

  • a yoga mat
  • firm pillows or bolsters
  • a few blankets or bath towels
  • yoga blocks
  • a yoga strap
  • a chair or couch nearby.
Pregnancy yoga in utrecht

If you register for the online class, you will receive an automatic reservation confirmation with the link to log in via Zoom. You can also reach the Zoom link via the schedule from 30 minutes before the lesson. If you register less than 30 minutes before the class starts, you will not receive an email, but you can find the Zoom link directly via the schedule. Then make sure you are logged in to Momoyoga on the device on which you want to take the class, go to the schedule and click on the class you have reserved: you can find the link there.

Sign up for pregnancy yoga

Are you looking for pregnancy yoga according to the Iyengar method in Utrecht? Then you’ve come to the right place. If you have any questions, please contact us to learn more about our classes and how they can help you during this special time in your life.


The pregnancy class is on Wednesdays from 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM, both live and online!
and the most frequently asked question…

What does it cost?

1 class
pregnancy yoga

€ 20,-

A trial class or a single class.

10 classes
pregnancy yoga

€ 175,-

Classes are valid for one year. You can also use them for postpartum classes.