PREGNANCY, BIRTH- AND POSTPARTUM- SUPPORT AT THRIVE
Thrive offers ongoing pregnancy yoga classes weekly in all three studios, which you can follow during your whole pregnancy. Besides, you can also join a short birth preparation course that consists of 4 workshops of 2 hours (optional partly together with your partner). After the birth of your baby we offer postnatal yoga classes, which you can join together with your baby. All classes and workshops are English spoken. Look in our class schedules to find the prenatal class timings; Yogastudio IJburg (IJburglaan), Yogastudio Zeeburg (Sumatrakade) and Yogastudio Oost (Tweede Atjehstraat). With this concept thrive is offering a unique program before and after birth of your baby!
You can join the lessons any time during your pregnancy, weather or not you already have experience with yoga. We recommend an early start, from 12 weeks on already, and you can continue till short before your birth. The regular practice of specific, gentle but powerful yoga postures will provide you fitness and well-being, strength and flexibility at the same time. Buy a € 10 trial pass through the button below and simply book your first class.
Our prenatal yoga teachers: Julia Szalai and Iryna Odessa
(click on teacher to read their profile).
We offer two types of different prenatal Yoga classes on our schedule:
Pre-natal Yoga Flow
Prenatal Yoga Flow allows you to combine flow of prenatal yoga posture with deep breathing preparing you for giving birth. We will start with an opening opening to connect with your baby and settle down your mind. Then we will enjoy a continuous flow of gentle prenatal stretches and postures focusing on opening your hips, releasing lower back tension and creating more space in your shoulders and chest. This prenatal yoga flow will integrate deep breathing into every flow and posture and allow you to move from and with your breath, in connection with your baby. We will finish with a final prenatal relaxation and meditation - taking you on a journey of rest and recovery with your baby.
Pre-natal Yoga (Birthlight)
Besides offering physical exercise, Birthlight yoga is also about encouraging pregnant people to trust their own body and baby and to find their own comfort and preferences throughout pregnancy and then labour and birth.Exercises I teach during the classes aim to restore and maintain balance, paying attention to pelvic awareness, to the importance of breathing, to the bond between mother and baby and how all these through movement create an easy to follow and enjoyable practice. This class is recommended later on in pregnancy or when you feel you need a slow practice to balance a busy mind.
BIRTH PREPARATION COURSE
This course of four workshops is designed specifically to prepare you and your partner for the birth of your baby. You will learn about the physiology of childbirth, different techniques, positions, movements, breathing and visualization exercises, acupressure points and other natural pain relief methods that will help you surrender to the waves of the process. Your partner will also get practical tools to find their role standing by your side and support you on this journey. The course will help you to surrender to the natural process and have an empowering birth experience. The course consists of 4 two-hoursâ€™ workshops. It starts regularly, every second month. Main topics of the 4 sessions the following:
1. Roles of hormones through the stages of labour and birth
2. Informed decision making, pain management, interventions
3. Birthing position, comfort measures, breathing techniques
4. The baby is here- breastfeeding, caring for the newborn
The course is led by Julia. The course can be followed separately, or parallel to the ongoing yoga classes.
go to the ' courses overview' to see all uypcoming courses
POSTNATAL YOGA (mother baby)
Being born and giving birth are two of the most impactful events in life. After birth, both mother and baby need time to heal, settle down and get used to the new situation; the first weeks as a mother of a little baby and the first weeks of life outside the womb.
This 4-week Postnatal Mother and Baby Yoga course offers the opportunity to gently move with your baby and other mothers, to relax the body, build new strength and share personal experiences. We do postnatal yoga exercises with and without the baby, that aim to strengthen the pelvic floor, abdomen, hips and back, and relaxing the neck and shoulders.
We also spend time focusing on topics that are relevant to most new mothers, such as processing the birth experience, and we will practice mini-meditations to find mindfulness in your new parenting role. The babies can follow their own rhythms in class. They can nurse, sleep or play while you are near. For mothers and babies from 6 weeks of age until crawling age.
Courses in Zeeburg / Oost studio with Ann, now each two months
Courses in our IJburg studio with Burcin, starts each two months
go to the ' courses overview' to see all uypcoming courses
PREGNANCY YOGA OUR VISION
Pregnancy and childbirth is a natural process of incredible transformation of body, soul and psyche. Our lessons are designed to support your process of adjusting to these changes on all levels. Your growing trust and confidence in the natural powers of your own body will give you support to let the process of birth unfold in whichever circumstances you choose for.
Depending on how many weeks you would like follow the prenatal yoga classes, you can choose from a 6, 12, 18 or 24 weeks card. The costs vary depending of your card between €13 and €16 per class. The cards are valid for all 3 studios and all prenatal classes. A trial class costs €10. A single class costs €20
The birth preparation course of 4 workshops costs €160 for you and your partner together (if you also join the prenatal classes). Click here for an overview of the costs.
Post natal course of 4 weeks costs 72 euro, a single post natal class with baby is 22 euro.