15 03, 2021

2Doulas shared care birth support

2021-03-15T11:41:31+01:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

New concept of shared care birth support in Amsterdam I am so happy to call you my friend, colleague and partner in birth, Denise van Eeden. We have been working together in the last 6 months to create something special, and today is our official launching date as 2Doulas, offering shared cared birth support in Amsterdam. Our new website is also ready, check it out! I am super happy about how the photos turned out, really hope that our vibe comes across when you click through the pages. What does the 2Doulas concept mean for us? having a colleague

11 02, 2021

Prenatal pelvic floor workshop online

2021-03-10T18:16:18+01:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Learn more about this hidden muscle group During this 2 hour online workshop you learn about the functions of the pelvic floor muscles, look at how to connect to them, and learn how to build up a routine to be conscious about their ability to tense up and relax. Learning about how to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor muscles might be an important addition to birth preparation and can be very helpful during birth. Regardless of how the baby decides to be born, this knowledge can help you maintain the health of these muscles during pregnancy and also

24 12, 2020

Online yoga gift card

2020-12-24T10:33:06+01:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you looking for a last minute present for an expecting mother or someone, who has recently given birth? My weekly online yoga classes are for the body and the soul, helping to reduce anxiety and stress through strengthening and releasing exercises. Prices: 3 sessions for €28 5 sessions for €45 Day and time: Prenatal yoga: Wednesdays at 10:00 CET Postnatal yoga - Yoga for mothers: Sundays at 10:00 CET

17 08, 2020

Pregnancy yoga

2022-07-14T09:02:24+02:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In Birthlight pregnancy yoga I have found the connection between what I know and practice as a doula and what yoga can offer during pregnancy and then labour and birth. It gives the power and control back to you over your own body, on the level of your own comfort; with how you move and also with how much yogic you wish to be. 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

19 05, 2020

Yoga for mothers – online weekly classes

2020-10-31T15:57:35+01:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Yoga for mothers - restorative, gentle exercises for women after giving birth These Yoga for mothers classes are for people who have given birth recently - from a couple of months up to even years ago. The main focus of the classes is restorative exercises for the core muscles, for the muscles of the pelvic floor and in addition mental, emotional and physical well being. I find it important to also offer stress release techniqes that are simple and easy enough to do daily, incorporating it into the busy life of a parent with a small baby or toddler.

6 04, 2020

Doula support in the time of coronavirus

2020-08-17T12:38:05+02:00Tags: , , , , |

How are my work and doula services I offer different now that everything has moved online? I was at a birth in an Amsterdam hospital when a text came from my husband that schools are closing down for at least 3 weeks. These 3 weeks have already passed and it seems there are a couple more still coming where in person services and in general, social connections are limited. Doula support in the time of coronavirus My work is about connection. The initial preparation sessions are leading up to the birth, where my role is to be present in

23 03, 2020

Online pregnancy yoga Thursday evenings

2020-03-23T16:21:43+01:00Tags: , , , , |

To be able to still serve our community at Thrive yoga Amsterdam, after closing the studios for the upcoming weeks a new system has been set up. The whole studio moved online and there are now 7-8 classes daily in varying styles. I am teaching pregnancy yoga Thursday evenings from 19:00 CET. If you are already a member of the studio you can use your prenatal cards for the classes, if not, you can purchase an online membership. Online classes at Thrive yoga Amsterdam If you want to watch the classes on your phone you need to download the app

12 11, 2019

Monday evening pregnancy yoga in Amsterdam Noord

2020-08-17T12:38:05+02:00Tags: , , |

As a substitute teacher I am teaching pregnancy yoga Monday evenings in Amsterdam Noord for a couple of months. Come and join me for a relaxing practice with breathing exercises and movements to ease discomfort or tension in your changing body. Location: Yoga Sol -Zonneplein 8, 1033 EK Amsterdam Time: Mondays at 19:00 If you want to read more about my Birthlight pregnancy yoga classes, click here.

20 01, 2018

Postnatal yoga course IJburg

2020-08-17T12:38:05+02:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Postnatal - mother&baby yoga in IJburg Being born and 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(nother) little baby and the first weeks of life outside the womb. Gentleness, patience and compassion for yourself, your body and your baby are very much required. With the passing of weeks and months you will slowly find back to your ‘old’ self and your ‘new’ self as a mother will gradually

15 06, 2017

Birthlight yoga – pregnancy yoga for all trimesters in Amsterdam

2020-08-17T12:38:05+02:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When I became pregnant with my first daughter 8 years ago I had very minimal yoga experience but for some reason pregnancy yoga felt like the thing I wanted to do. Previously I had been to - now looking back and having more experience - some very strange non pregnant yoga classes; one, for example was held next to a very noisy gym so relaxation or quiet concentration was hardly possible. Yoga in general didn't really speak to me, I felt intimidated by not knowing the correct usage of props, (especially bricks freaked me out, they looked just too

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