We welcome you to our yoga studio in a safe and responsible manner, please follow our Studio Hygiene Protocol when you visit the studio. All our studio classes are livestreamed as well, so you can also follow the classes live online, for those who cannot make it to the studio or live outside Amsterdam.
Postnatal Yoga classes are recuperative yoga classes for the postnatal period in which we work on core strength, relaxation, and nurture for new mothers following birth. We focus on a safe and sound re-toning of the whole body over the first year, and offer great exercises to tone the pelvic floor and the abdominal muscles, avoiding long term problems of joint instability and hypermobility.
The classes are for women from 6 weeks after delivery onwards (10 weeks in case of c-section), covering the postpartum period and the first postnatal year, and can even be beneficial for women who gave birth up to 2 years ago and still have physical complaints.
The Postnatal Yoga classes are therapeutic. We work on all kinds of postnatal complaints you might experience, such as pelvic pain, weak pelvic floor, split abdominals (rectus abdominis) / diastasis recti, weak abdominals, lumbar pain, upper back pain (from breastfeeding, holding, and lifting the baby), incontinence problems / urine loss, SPD (Symphisis Pubis Dysfunction, or pubic bone pain), collapsed arches, uterine prolapse, dealing with ‘after pains’ and feeding discomforts, lactation problems etc..
The Postnatal Yoga classes will give you a good foundation to strengthen muscles from the inside out and will be a great preparation for your regular yoga classes or other fitness regimes, which is important because if you start postnatally too soon with too heavy physical practice you may risk for instance diastasis recti (large split of abdominal muscles) or pelvic instability.
Alltogether these classes are a must-do for every postnatal woman to recover from pregnancy and birth and to become strong again, especially regarding core/abdominal-, back-, and pelvic floor muscles.
The classes are bi-lingual (English/Dutch).
Next to the Postnatal Yoga classes for mums we also offer Postnatal Mum & Baby Workshops, check out our Workshops page!
Furthermore, if you have serious postnatal complaints that require extra personal attention, you can also book Corine for a Postnatal Private Session, in the studio or at home. A customized therapeutic postnatal program of exercises will be compiled for you that help you with your complaints, and you can then also do the exercises at home to work on your continuous recovery.
Dates & Timings
The Postnatal Yoga Classes take place on Thursdays from 20-21.15h. See our Class Schedule. Doors open 5 minutes before class. For your first class we ask you to sign up at least 1 day before your class for your online registration and (medical) intake.
In the yoga studio we have yoga mats and props (blocks, belts, bolsters, blankets) available. Feel free though to bring your own mat. For extra comfort you can additionally bring a warm shawl or personal blanket to class yourself. Dress in comfortably sitting sports or yoga clothes, with some warm options too like a sweater and warm socks. A water bottle and a towel may be useful too. Lastly, just as with normal yoga class, do not practice yoga on a full stomach, and please follow our Studio Hygiene Protocol when you visit the studio.
Subscription & Payment
- For the Postnatal Yoga classes you can either pay for a single class which is € 21 or buy a 10 class card: € 175 (€ 17,50 per class) which is 3 months valid (so taking into account you might miss a class here and there). Payment for the single classes and class cards goes via bank transfer, preferably no cash transactions in the studio. You can book your card online by filling in the booking form under Classes-Prices.
- Please note that if you currently have a normal or prenatal class card that is still valid you can use it for the Postnatal Yoga classes (if you currently have a cheaper class card, we ask you to pay the difference extra per class).
- After that for all classes we ask you to pre-register and reserve your spot. For the evening classes before 16h, for the morning classes the evening before until 21h. If you need to cancel your class subscription you can do that free of charge before 16h/21h, after that we will charge you for your class. When you subscribe for a class let us know whether you would like to join in the studio or online.