BCT Member Courses

These courses are provided by BCT members for BCT members. They are aimed at helping you discover and develop new skills and interests.

The teachers of the courses are certified instructors in their professional field. All BCT Member Courses start with one free class to give participants the possibility to test the course. While the trial sessions are open to non-BCT members, the BCT Member Courses are exclusively for BCT members.

To become a member and benefit from all our activities and services JOIN US here.

For further information about upcoming BCT Member Courses, check the events page in Small Talk magazine or see below.

These workshops are held at Imagine in Wezembeek-Oppem.

If you are a BCT member and would like to offer a course to other members, please read and fill in the BCT Member Course Guidelines and Form. (It is an editable PDF you can simply fill in and send to the address stated in the guidelines. You will need to be a member and be logged in to the website to open the PDF.)

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BCT Member Courses

PILATES

Imagine

Fridays, 1 – 2 pm

Pay-per-session autumn course, running till end December with a FREE trial session for first-timers

Run by Pilates Instructor Marie Mackay, this is a popular, effective, fun and baby-friendly course (immobile babies are welcome) for all those that want to get back into – and maintain - shape quickly after having a baby. The benefits of Pilates classes are many. Designed specifically to target those problem areas that mothers face after pregnancy, these classes are conceived to firm-up + strengthen the body's core muscles in order to create a trimmer and sleeker silhouette. By creating a "girdle" around the middle you will have greater strength in the back + stomach muscles and will even increase arm strength to help cope with all the bending and lifting required with a new baby. Pilates will also help to improve posture, it can do wonders for overall conditioning as well as de-stressing and helping for relaxation.

Cost per session: EUR 15

Places limited so bookings essential. Please contact directly Marie.mackay.pilates@gmail.com, GSM: 0473 311911

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Postnatal ‘MUMMY-AND-ME’ YOGA — New day!

Elzenhof Community Centre, Kroonlaan/Avenue de la Couronne 12, 1050 Ixelles

11.30 - 12.30 pm on Wednesdays (first session = free trial)  (last class this term: 6 December)

A simple way to connect both emotionally and physically with your baby and get back into exercise.

When can I start?

Recommended from 6+ weeks post partum (8+ weeks after a caesarean). Mums may bring their babies along until they can crawl.

What can I expect?

Postnatal yoga will give you an opportunity to nourish and care for your body through focused stretches and mindful breathing exercises, which is especially important after carrying a baby for nine months and then giving birth!

It stretches and strengthens your muscles. The gentle movements and mindful breathing that are integral to yoga boost abdominal strength and activate the pelvic floor muscles, which aids recovery from giving birth. Classic poses will help open up the shoulders and chest you rely on for all of the rocking and cradling you do in the first few months with your baby. It helps you and your new baby bond. Yoga is a healthy, playful activity you can enjoy together.

And for the babies?

  •   · Yoga helps develop motor and sensory skills. The simple stretches and poses can help your baby gain self and environmental awareness. Experts believe that early activity can help your little one develop voluntary movements, which can build a strong foundation for sports, dance and exercise later on in adulthood.
  •   · Yoga further aids in digestion. Apanasana, or knees-to-chest pose, has been shown to alleviate constipation, gas pains and colic (which is often caused by gas).
  •   · Finally it promotes better sleep.

This course is run by internationally certified yoga teacher, Johanna Roodt, who has been a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher for adults and children since 2013 and a pre- and postnatal yoga teacher since May 2017.

Cost: 55 euros for 5 sessions or 12 euros per session

Booking is essential.  Please email Johanna directly yogafamilybelgium@gmail.com

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!! NEW CLASS !! Postnatal yoga WITHOUT babies

Elzenhof Community Centre, Kroonlaan/Avenue de la Couronne 12, 1050 Ixelles

2.15 pm - 3.15 pm on Saturdays, starting 4 November (first session = free trial)

Another chance for mums to do postnatal yoga but WITHOUT babies - to do something just for themselves!

Recommended from 6+ weeks post partum (8+ weeks after a caesarean).

This course is run by internationally certified yoga teacher, Johanna Roodt, who has been a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher for adults and children since 2013 and a pre- and postnatal yoga teacher since May 2017.

Cost: 55 euros for 5 sessions or 12 euros per session

Booking is essential.  Please email Johanna directly yogafamilybelgium@gmail.com

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Prenatal ‘MUMMY-TO-BE’ YOGA — New venue!

Elzenhof Community Centre, Kroonlaan/Avenue de la Couronne 12, 1050 Ixelles

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm on Saturdays, starting 4 November (first session = free trial)

When can I start?

Recommended from 14+ weeks of pregnancy until 40+ weeks.

What can I expect?

  •   · Relaxation, breathing techniques, stretching, connecting with the baby and birth preparation for mums-to-be.
  •   · Prenatal yoga further helps with the little pains of pregnancy (e.g. pelvic floor, rips, hips, lower back, sciatic nerve, cramps…).
  •   · It also connects mums-to-be with other mums-to-be all in a safe, friendly, homely environment.

This course is run by internationally certified yoga teacher, Johanna Roodt, who has been a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher for adults and children since 2013 and a pre- and postnatal yoga teacher since May 2017.

Cost per session: 55 euros for 5 sessions (the course will continue after the initial 5 sessions)

Booking is essential. Please email Johanna directly yogafamilybelgium@gmail.com.

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Postnatal Yoga with Babies