Pre aND POSTNATAL YOGA


PRENATAL yoga FOR WOMeN 14-42 WEEKS PREGNANT


yogaloft. merl // wednesdays // 14:15 - 15:30
with Manuela schrade

yogaloft. merl // Sundays // 13:30-14:45
with Laura Eyer

Prenatal yoga facilitates a healthy mental, physical and emotional transition from woman to mother, aids in the bonding process with the baby and prepares the body and the spirit for the upcoming birth. The class explores fitness with movements that are safe for the pregnant body and also designed specifically to strengthen muscles needed for childbirth. To help stimulate emotional well-being in both mother and child we also do breathing exercises and a guided relaxation as part of each class. Along the way we share tips and tricks to help you throughout the pregnancy and also as a new mother after the birth.

Read more on our YL university page - why pregnancy yoga? written by lorien roback.

max 10 participants (classes can be booked through the mindbody booking system)

drop-in class             € 25

5 class package         € 100


postnatal yoga for mothers with babies
from 6 weeks to crawling

yogaloft. merl // mondays // 14:15 - 15:30
with Manuela schrade

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Postnatal Yoga is specifically adapted to women's bodies after birth. It helps "new" mothers recovering after birth and finding their new balance.

In a postnatal yoga class we start by using simple techniques to close the body and regain core strength - always working with the pelvic floor to recover and rebuild it.

We then move into more dynamic poses and movements which help build up endurance and improve general health. Relaxation and breathing exercises are a very important part of the class to release tension and helps to calm the nervous system and relieve stress.

It is recommended to take the Postnatal 5 class card to benefit from the progression of exercises in the classes over five sessions.

Bringing your baby with you to the class means that the bonding process is going on. The babies will be included in some exercises in order to learn how to integrate yoga in your everyday life. On the other hand babies enjoy observing their mothers and often relax during the class because of the soothing and cozy atmosphere.

It is also a wonderful place to share tips and information between the mothers:)

Please bring your own blanket for your baby.

max 5 mother/baby pairs (classes can be booked through the mindbody booking system)

drop-in class             € 25

5 class package         € 100


baby massage course for babies from 8 weeks to crawling

yogaloft. merl // wednesdays // 10:30-11:30
with jessica sicre

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In the baby massage course (5 weeks) you will learn the foundations of baby massage as a natural, ancient practice that can help you tune in with your baby, their cues; to connect, relax and bond.

Learn the basics of baby massage through this course which introduces key strokes and principles and gain understanding of how baby massage works as a therapy. The course will help you develop your own practice and style – from a full body Indian-inspired baby massage routine with basic reflexology tips to a "tool kit" of strokes that can help with colicky issues, sleep or discomfort from teething or colds. You will also be inspired by relaxation exercises and other serenity rituals you can incorporate into your daily life to help you as a (serene) parent.

Jessica's teaching is all about empowering you with the gift of nurturing touch, connection and communication with your baby. She loves how something that is so critical to the baby's physiological and social development is something so natural: "the vital touch". She also invites you to use these sessions as time for yourself, to enter a "serenity cocoon" environment: To disconnect from the world and any stresses around you and to enjoy time with your baby.

classes can be booked through the mindbody booking system

5 class course        € 200


workshops and events

prenatal Yoga & Music at the philharmonie

We are proud to announce our partnership with Philharmonie Luxembourg
Join us for 'Yoga at the Phil' with live classical music played by cathy krier, combined with various styles of yoga.

Upcoming Dates:


TBC

For more information and to register: https://www.philharmonie.lu/en/programm


PRE and postNATAL TEACHER

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Manuela Schrade

In 2017/2018 manuela specialized in Perinatal Yoga with a training from Birthlight Trust (founded by Francoise Barbira Freedman) which is offering a comprehensive and holistic overall approach for pregnant women.

During manuela's own pregnancy she experienced how helpful Yoga can be throughout this changing time. Yoga accompanied her and her daughter not only during their nine month journey, but connected them together and prepared them for birth and the time after.

baby massage teacher

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jessica sicre

I fell in love with the practice of baby massage when I was expecting my second baby daughter. Thinking ahead to how life might be as a mother of two, I stumbled across baby massage as an ancient practice that seemed to offer me the potential of precious "cocooning" moments together with my new baby alongside running around with the rest of the family. As soon as I learnt more about this practice, I was hooked. I was unaware until then, of all the benefits of baby massage (health and developmental, relaxation and bonding), and have since not been able to stop learning about, practising and wanting to teach others baby massage.

And so I trained to become a certified baby massage instructor to help me enable others to discover and learn baby massage.