12-week course

Pregnancy Yoga in Rotterdam

Learning to relax in a period when a lot is changing for you. Having faith in the wisdom of your body. And surrender to what pregnancy and childbirth ask of you. That is what our pregnancy yoga in Rotterdam is aimed at.

Saturdays from 11.00 – 12.15 hrs

Bodhi Yoga
Relaxation – key to awareness

Why pregnancy yoga? 

With the growth of your baby in your womb, many things in your life change,  physically, emotinally, mentally and even spiritually. Pregnancy Yoga helps you to consciously experience your pregnancy and to prepare for childbirth. You’ll learn how to experience your pregnancy in relaxed surrender and to trust the wisdom of your body, also during labour.

Pregnancy Yoga…

  • …teaches you various ways to relax. Through the body and the breath the mind becomes calm. When the mind is calm and the body relaxed, you’ll naturally feel what is required in the moment. Even in difficult or adverse moments you’ll have the tools to surrender and move along with what nature brings. 
  • …brings awareness in the unparalleled qualities of the breath when it comes to relax, find space within, reducing pain and giving strength from within. When coping with the dilation contractions, but also when you feel restless, tired, nauseous or when you are in pain. 
  • …helps you bring the awareness wherever she is needed. In a very compassionate way this helps you deal with pain and discomfort, such as labor pain, back pain, physical or mental agitation and high/low blood pressure.
  • properly distribute your energy so that you can do the things you have to do without getting exhausted.
    Naar een gezond gewicht
    The 12-week course

    What does pregnancy yoga entail?

    The yoga classes consist of physical excercises, breathing exercises, inner awarenes and theory, all helping you to connect with and become aware of your body and your baby. The breath has a central position in the course. In every exercise the movement and breath are related and practiced as a unity. The breath carries the movement, brings space, lightness and strength from within. As a result, you’ll move in a relaxed way, even in more challenging exercises. 

    The exercises are tailored to the pregnant body and can be done safely until the end of pregnancy. Even if you’ve never done yoga before. The seemingly simple exercises have a profound effect. Listening to your body and relying on your own possibilities, adapting excercises to suit you better, of even getting out of the pose, is always paramount and encouraged throughout the classes. 

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    Partner classes

    Always make sure someone who loves you is there to support you when you give birth. Having a partner present who supports and guards you, massages and reassures you, creates the atmosphere for you to surrender. To turn inwards and go with the flow of labour.

    Every last class of the month is a partner class. The lessons are very hands-on in nature, with useful tips and a touch of humour. You will learn different relaxation and breathing exercises that you can do together, postures to cope with contractions, possible birth positions and simple massage techniques to relieve pain, tension or discomfort. The partner classes are highly appreciated for spending quality time together during pregnancy and much appreciated through their effective simplicity. 

    If your partner cannot come along or if you do not have a life partner, you can always bring someone else to these classes (mother, sister, a good friend). Someone you feel comfortable with.

    Rather take private partner lessons? You can now also book a package of 3 private partner lessons at Bodhi!



    practical information

    Good to know:
    • The course comprises 12 classes tending to 3 major themes  
    • Class schedule:
      Tuesday evenings, 18.00 – 19.15h (Dutch class)
      Tuesday evenings, 19.45 – 21.00h (Dutch class)
      Saturday mornings, 9.15 – 10.30h (Dutch class)
      Saturday morning, 11.00 – 12.15h (English class)
    • Every last lesson of the month is a  partner class. Classes are mentioned in the schedule on this website (see under ‘Yoga’)
    • You can start the course between your 14th and 25th week of pregnancy.
    • To enjoy all 3 monthly themes and classes, it is highly recommended to follow all 12 classes consecutively, where possible. 
    • After the initial 12-week period it is advised to continue the course with additional classes. This will help deepen your practice and intuition. You can add a 4-lesson card or single class tickets until your due date. 
    • The ideal moment to start or take a trial lesson would be the first Tuesday or Saturday of each month. Unfortunately it is not possible to take your first or trial lesson when there’s a partner class scheduled.
    • The excercises can be safely practiced at any stage of pregnancy. No prior yoga experience required. If you have any physical issues, please contact your midwife or physiotherapist.
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    The pregnancy yoga course in Rotterdam costs €199 for 12 weeks* (4 lessons p/m). This includes the monthly partner lessons.

    Past 25 weeks of pregnancy and still want to start? Please contact us for the possibilities.

    You can participate until you give birth! If you would like to continue taking lessons after your 12-week course, you can continue per block of 4 lessons for € 70.00 or with individual lessons for € 19.00.

    Private partner lessons are also possible! We then tailor the lessons to your needs and questions. A package of 3 lessons of 75 minutes each costs €275.

    We are affiliated with the Dutch Association of Yoga Teachers (VYN) and have an AGB code*.


    * Pregnancy yoga is often (partially) reimbursed by health insurers. Ask your insurer how this applies to you.

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