PERINATAL YOGA - FOR PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND POSTPARTUM

Providing support through Yoga for a healthy and joyful transition to Parenthood

The Birthlight Approach to Prenatal Yoga, as developed by Françoise Freedman, medical anthropologist and founder of the Birthlight Trust UK, is adapted to directly benefit pregnant persons and babies during the 10 lunar months of pregnancy, in the birthing process itself, as well as the tender months of Postnatal adjustment.

 

The Birthlight method takes into account the person as a whole. The techniques and practices encourage a release in the body, as well as on psychological and emotional levels, so that anything that needs to surface can do so in a caring and supportive environment. Through the practice, we aim to counter-balance the daily stress factors in our busy lives by slowing down, promoting connection with the baby, and finding graceful movement and ease of breath. This is what makes the Birthlight approach unique, and what keeps students coming back, many for the second, third or more times.

 

I have been teaching Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga for 15 years, and have witnessed the positive effects of the gentle and anatomically sound practices for parents on their journey through pregnancy and transition to parenthood. 

In my classes:

  • Each participant is welcome in our community circle

  • I strive to create a non-competitive, uplifting and joyful class atmosphere

  • I maintain a non-judgmental and respectful attitude, without imposing our personal preferences or prejudices

  • I teach safe, organic practices that promote health instead of aggravating or triggering symptoms

  • I teach simple and effective techniques that can be used through pregnancy, in the labor process, and in postpartum

  • A spirit of camaraderie snuffs out the need to achieve the perfect pose or the perfect birth or the need to be the perfect parent 

  • We dedicate time and attention to the babies, promoting bonding with baby both inside the belly and outside

 

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Schedule
Weekly Group Lessons

**all classes offered both in-person and online**

Pilates Zürich, Friedaustrasse 17, 8003 Zürich, www.pilates-zuerich.ch

Monday 10.30 - 11.30h Postnatal Yoga with Baby 

Monday 12 - 13h Prenatal Yoga

Wednesday 17.15 - 18.15h Prenatal Yoga with Birth Preparation

Wednesday 20 - 21h Postnatal Yoga without Baby

Thursday 12 - 13h Prenatal Yoga

Thursday 13.30 - 14.30h Postnatal Yoga with Baby

:: All classes in English and German as needed ::

As of January 6, 2021

Tuesdays 17.30 - 18.30h Yoga für Schwangere ONLINE only

For details and registration please visit www.buggyfit.ch

Yogadoula Birth Preparation Workshop with Partner at Pilates Zürich

Sunday 13.30 -16.30h (1x per Month)

Dates in 2020:

29.11 / 20.12

Dates in 2021:

17.1 / 14.2 / 14.3

:: Workshops in English or German on request ::

 

To register for the Birth Preparation Workshop or to schedule a Private Workshop

please click below to get in touch.

 

I look forward to hearing from you! 

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Schedule
Weekly Group Lessons

**all classes offered both in-person and online**

Pilates Zürich, Friedaustrasse 17, 8003 Zürich, www.pilates-zuerich.ch

Monday 10.30 - 11.30h Postnatal Yoga with Baby 

Monday 12 - 13h Prenatal Yoga

Wednesday 17.15 - 18.15h Prenatal Yoga with Birth Preparation

Wednesday 20 - 21h Postnatal Yoga without Baby

Thursday 12 - 13h Prenatal Yoga

Thursday 13.30 - 14.30h Postnatal Yoga with Baby

:: All classes in English and German as needed ::

As of January 6, 2021

Tuesdays 17.30 - 18.30h Yoga für Schwangere ONLINE only

For details and registration please visit www.buggyfit.ch

Yogadoula Birth Preparation Workshop with Partner at Pilates Zürich

Sunday 13.30 -16.30h (1x per Month)

Dates in 2020:

29.11 / 20.12

Dates in 2021:

17.1 / 14.2 / 14.3

:: Workshops in English or German on request ::

 

To register for the Birth Preparation Workshop or to schedule a Private Workshop

please click below to get in touch.

 

I look forward to hearing from you! 

 

Private Instruction in Perinatal Yoga

Pilates Zürich, Friedaustrasse 17, 8003 Zürich, www.pilates-zuerich.ch

In our Prenatal Yoga sessions, I will custom design a prenatal yoga and breathing practice to suit your and your baby's needs as they change from week to week. Our yoga practice will strengthen you physically, as well as mentally and emotionally as you adapt to your pregnancy and upcoming transition of birth. You will be equipped with a toolbox of practical, effective techniques to calm and comfort you, to promote connection to yourself and your baby, and to listen to and trust your intuition. These skills will serve you well not only during your pregnancy, but also in childbirth and beyond.

In our Postnatal Yoga sessions we will practice breathing techniques and pelvic mobilization to begin the process of re-knitting the abdominal, pelvic floor and back muscles and related structures. I provide gentle sequences that can be done starting just a few weeks after birth to aid in improving circulation, repositioning of the organs and balancing postpartum hormones. This attention to the birthing person in the weeks after birth contributes greatly to their physical and emotional healing and recovery process, boosting their vitality and overall sense of well-being.

The Yogadoula Private Yoga Package includes:​

·        Private Yoga class (75 Mins): 4 sessions for Sfr. 520 :: 6 sessions for Sfr. 780 :: Single session for Sfr. 150

·        Copies of Handouts and other reference material

·        Resource links and recommendations

 

Well Woman Yoga

Well Woman Yoga was developed by women for women, integrating knowledge from Ayurveda and classical yoga traditions with modern yoga therapy and somatic awareness practices. Well Woman Yoga addresses women's changing physical, mental and spiritual needs throughout the different stages of their life cycle, from pre-conception to childbirth and on to the menopause. We attend to women's reproductive health issues in Well Woman Yoga, restoring hormonal balance and vitality through gentle micro-movements and restorative yoga poses, enhanced breathing and deep relaxation. Well Woman Yoga practices support fertility and conception, regulation of the menstrual cycle, pelvic tone and repair, transition to menopause, and general reproductive health and well-being.

Well Woman Yoga encompasses:

  • Yoga for Fertility and Conception for you (and your partner)

  • Yoga to address irregularities in the menstrual cycle and promote neuroendocrine regulation

  • Yoga to complement medical treatment for reproductive health issues

  • Yoga to support hormonal treatments (IVF / HRT)

  • Yoga for stabilizing pelvic tone

  • Yoga for addressing menopausal symptoms​

I offer private instruction in Well Woman Yoga. Please contact me to schedule a consultation.

I look forward to working with you!

 
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Hatha Yoga

 

Weekly classes at Pilates Zürich www.pilates-zuerich.ch

** in-person and online **

Monday 9 - 10.15h Hatha Yoga

Wednesday 18.30 - 19.15h Hatha Flow

10.30 - 11.45h YAES! Yoga for Every Size, Shape and Season

Weekly classes at AIRYOGA Zürich www.airyoga.ch

** in-person only ""

Tuesday 10 - 11h Hatha Yoga 

Wednesday 12 - 13h Lunch Flow

Private Instruction :: Sfr. 140 (60 Mins) /

Sfr. 180 (90 Mins)

You will find further details about my general yoga classes at

www.yogaprema.ch

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