Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

Our Birthlight prenatal yoga classes are suitable for all pregnant women from 14 weeks pregnancy on. No need for any experience or flexibility :-). We offer several classes accessible to English speakers, which you can attend whenever it suits you as they are not part of a course.

Being pregnant is an intense and beautiful process in which your body changes in many ways as a result of the hormonal changes; both mentally and fysically. You are creating the space to make a baby! During this process, it is of utmost importance to take good care of yourself, but this is a challenge in itself as we modern women face many challenges: work, family and social life etc.

To be in a good condition, both mentally and physically, is the best preparation for birth and the first time after. By practicing pre-natal yoga (pregnancy yoga) you stay fit and flexible, prevent complaints in  the pelvic area, learn to cope with the changes in your body and you practically prepare for birth. What is more, it enables you to be in contact with your growing baby and have moments of consciously being pregnant.

Our Prenatal Yoga Classes:

  • Stimulate your physical fitness, posture and mobility during pregnancy.
  • Improve your body awareness and helps you to feel what your needs are at this moment.
  • Improve, physical and mental power and resillience, trust and intuition.
  • Relax body and mind and helps you to make space for you and your baby in your busy, daily life.
  • Support the connection between you and your baby.
  • Allow you to practice poses, movements and transitions which play an important role during birth, and keep you (and your pelvic area) save during pregnancy.
  • Offer a space for questions and exchange with other mums-to-be.

We offer you:

  • Discounted first trial class! (only €10,00)
  • After your trial class: Pay per single class or buy a 5, 10 or 25 -session card. Yoga Prices

 What do we do in class?

At studio Vandaan we offer the Birthlight method of prenatal yoga, developed byFrancoise Freedman. These are soft yoga classes pay attention to both mom and baby and aim at caring for moms-to-be from the start of pregnancy. During our  classes, which last for 75 min, we practice yogaposes that keep your body flexible and strong and the pelvic area safe. Moreover, we practice breathing techniques for relaxation and make you familiar with positions for labour & birth so chances are greater you will be using them at the time of labour.

Our Birthlight pre-natal yoga classes are suitable for all pregnant women from 14 weeks pregnancy on. No need for any experience or flexibility :-).  Join us when and where it suits you; be it weekly in the same class or changing classes as you wish. We recommend starting from 14-18 weeks on so you will be well prepared when the time arrives to have your baby.

The classes take 75 min and we combine breathing exercises, yoga postures, movements and meditations together with deep relaxation at the end. There is time for practical questions and sharing experiences as well.

You can sign up for a discounted trial class and reserve one of our classes.

For a Well-Prepared Birth

We offer two private options in English to be well-prepared for birth. As the Birth Prep group classes are taught in Dutch, we offer private options for you in English! We advise you to plan one of these options around your 35th week of pregnancy.

  1. For you and your (birth) partner: Private Prenatal Partner Class. In 2 hours we teach you everything about giving birth together as a team. We discuss the role of your partner during birth and repeat the most important breathing techniques, positions for labour & birth and poses from Birthlight prenatal yoga. Book me!
  2. For yourself or together with your partner: Private Birth Prep Speed Course -In this elaborate birth prep class of 3hrs we guide you through the natural process of birth in stages and show you when to use which techniques from prenatal yoga. It’s a practical and informative class where you learn different breathing, movement and massage techniques for each stage of your labour, you will see how your (birth)partner can assist you and how you both can encourage the natural process of birth. Book me!
  3. For yourself or together with your partner: Private Birth Prep Course of 2 evening classes of 2 hrs in which we elaborately discuss ánd practice the breathing techniques, positions for labour & birth and poses from Birthlight prenatal yoga. We spend time to discuss the role of your partner or the person who is going to support you during birth. All practice is specifically focused towards giving birth in the most relaxed way possible no matter which circumstances you may find yourself in. Book me!
  4. For yourself or together with your partner: Private Birth & Postpartum Prep Course of 2 evening classes of 2 hrs aims to give you all necessary insights, knowledge and practices to be well prepared for both birth as well as the weeks directly after birth. It’s a practical and informative course where you learn different breathing, movement and massage techniques for each stage of your labour. In addition, you will see how your (birth)partner can assist you so you feel confident and can trust your own intuition in different stages of birth and beyond. Book me!

Interested in a private prenatal yoga class?

Do you experience specific pelvic pain or pelvic (floor) issues, are you worried about birth or had a bad previous experience? In all kinds of situations can a private class help you to be and stay safe during pregnancy and beyond. We offer classes in English with our wonderful teacher Anita, or with any of our other lovely Dutch yoga teachers. We will adapt and specify the class to your specific situation and personal wishes.

Price: € 65,00 for 1 hr. Day and time are flexible.

For bookings: please contact us at info@studiovandaan.nl