Art course at the BCT Clubhouse

Member Courses


BCT member courses are specialised offers on subjects of interest for BCT members. Some are related to sports and well-being, others to babies, parenting or even a creative subject. Some courses consist of several sessions while others are ongoing offers. Teachers of our courses (and workshops) are certified instructors in their professional field. Almost all courses start with one free class to give new participants the possibility to test the course. While the trial sessions are open to non-BCT members, the Member Courses are exclusively for BCT members. Join us and take advantage of the many benefits that a membership can bring to your family life here in Belgium.

Member Courses are either held online or at our Clubhouse at 620 Chaussee de Waterloo, 1050 Ixelles.

Call to BCT Members: If you are a BCT member and would like to offer a course to other members, please contact us at

All BCT member courses:
  • can be attended without any specific fitness level or previous experience,
  • offer a free trial session to BCT members (unless otherwise specified),
  • require booking as places are limited.
Art Course - Painting @ Clubhouse

Mondays, 19h - 21h.  13, 20, 27 November

This course is to offer hard-working parents the opportunity to explore their creative side while learning basic painting techniques (oil, acrylic, knife), creating different paintings in a relaxing, creative atmosphere. Participants will also create a small painting at each session to bring home.

BCT member, Chérine Nasri, divided her studies between Special Needs Education and Arts, to finally graduate university with a Visual Arts teaching degree. She has taught art in different community environments and loves teaching art to all ages. She also exhibits her own work in art shows in Europe.
Equipment required: The instructor will provide the table easels, painting canvas, paints (acrylics or oils), paint brushes and all painting tools, table cloths
to protect the tables and rags/paper towels. Participants need to bring a painting smock or wear clothes they do not mind getting dirty.
Cost: 35 euros for a two-hour session. Members may observe a class as a free trial (as there is a cost for providing materials to use).
Places are limited so booking is essential. Minimum number of participants per class: 4. To register, please contact or GSM: 0489 79 16 62.
Baby massage @ Clubhouse

Wednesdays, 10 - 11 h.  Next course starts:  6 September

For: caregivers and infants - newborn to pre-crawling

Massage can help bonding, break down barriers, soothe the mind and body.

This course of 5 classes of 60 minutes is fun and relaxed and open to all caregivers. We will progress to learn to massage the whole baby. It is a baby led course - we respect the wish of the baby. If your baby does not wish to be massaged, then you can participate and learn the strokes to then use later.

The course is facilitated by Joanne Fraser, who is a trained instructor of Infant Massage and has practised in the UK, Switzerland and Belgium over the last 14 years.

Cost: 100€ for a course of 5 sessions.
Places are limited so booking is essential. Minimum number of participants per class: 4. To register, please contact Joanne at

Nordic Walking @ Tervuren Park

(at a mutually agreed time)

For whom? Everybody, especially parents with their babies and mums-(and dads)-to-be. It burns twice as many calories as ordinary walking and is ideal and gentle during and after pregnancy (take your baby with you in a carrier or sling). It is low impact and gentle on joints, great for strengthening & toning the abdominals and the whole body and fantastic for improving and maintaining your cardiovascular fitness. 4 x 60 minute sessions are recommended to learn the safe and effective Nordic Walking technique, with each session starting with a warm-up and ending with gentle stretching. Learning the correct technique with a qualified instructor makes all the difference and enables you to get the most out of this total body workout. 

Note: As with any new exercise regime, please get approval from your doctor or midwife before starting Nordic Walking


Benefits & equipment?

What are the benefits for the mums-to-be? 
Nordic Walking assists with the changing centre of balance during pregnancy and is ideal for easing lower back pain during pregnancy. 
What are the benefits for new mums? 
It’s great for getting back into exercise after having a baby. There is no need to book a babysitter either – you can take your baby with you in a carrier or baby sling! You will enjoy plenty of fresh air and, while you get a good workout, your baby will love the rhythm of walking and sleep soundly throughout! What will participants do? 
What equipment is needed? 
A pair of trainers or flexible-soled walking shoes and comfortable seasonal clothing are all you need. Poles will be provided, if you do not have your own. You don’t need any specialist baby equipment – just a normal baby carrier or a sling. It is advisable to practice carrying your baby in a sling or carrier prior to beginning Nordic Walking. When your baby is still small you will carry the baby in front. As soon as your baby can safely hold up his/her own head, you can carry the baby on your back, if preferred. This way you both have a better view; your baby can see a lot more of his/her surroundings and you will have unrestricted sight of the ground in front of your feet. Your baby will be able to enjoy sharing your body warmth. But as he/she is still a little too young to join in fully, his/her extremities will cool down rapidly, so wrapping up warm is of utmost importance, especially when it is cold outside. 

Cost: Single session - 14€  / with own poles - 12€ ; 5-session course - 50€

To register, please contact Sirka at or + 49 176 34 51 61 25.

Pilates & more @ Wezembeek/online

Online via Zoom and in-person @ Wezembeek-Oppem

Mondays, 10.15-11.15 am: Pilates + Low-Pressure Fitness (LPF)
Thursdays, 8-9 pm: Pilates + Legs, Bums & Tums + LPF (intermediate level)
Fridays, 10-11 am: Pilates + Legs, Bums & Tums

Open to everyone - dads & postnatal mums are welcome.

Fun, tailor-made classes with individual correction.

Do you wish to:

  • Reduce stiffness on your joints?
  • Enhance body awareness (flexion, extension & rotation);
  • Improve your posture, balance & coordination;
  • Avoid back-aches (upper, middle or lower back pain due to prolonged sitting or carrying your children);
  • Work several muscle chains simultaneously;
  • Feel relaxed & stretch after your workout;

Guided by Sandra, a qualified and experienced Stott Pilates instructor, you will learn how to

  • strengthen your perineum & pelvic floor,
  • reduce your waistline, tone your muscles,
  • improve your breathing and sleep,
  • avoid hernias & decrease urinary incontinence & prolapse,
  • detect and massage your trigger points to release tension
  • gain 1 extra hour of energy.

Sandra Gomez Wilches is qualified Stott Pilates instructor, expert in matwork and reformer, with 5 years of experience teaching all age groups from rehabilitation to professional sports people. As Sandra strongly believes that the mind, the emotions and body are linked, she insists on the importance of breathing to create body awareness and positive thinking to achieve one's goals. Sandra has also followed training on trigger points (how to find tender areas on your body and releasing tension) as well as Low Pressure Fitness (a repertoire of postural & breathing exercises which decreases intra-abdominal pressure using apneas. Its benefits are: improves capacity of breathing, creating recuperative sleep, strengthening & restoration of pelvic floor & perineum muscles as well as reducing your waist perimeter).

Cost: 185€ for 10 classes or 20.50 € for 1 class - The first session is a free trial for BCT members. Personal training & duos are also available on request.

Places are limited so booking is essential. Please contact Sandra at or 0485 94 15 89.

NEW !! Postnatal Pilates @ Clubhouse

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00, autumn term: 12 September – 17 October

Mums are welcome to bring their pre-crawling babies to this class and to stay after the class to socialise.

These Mat Pilates classes are designed to re-establish core stability, reduce diastasis recti, if present, improve posture and balance, strengthen the pelvic floor, mobilize all joints in the body, build stamina for general health and provide breathing exercises for a moment of calm.

Classes are given by Brittany, a qualified pre & postnatal Matwork Pilates instructor, trained with Body Control Pilates UK.

Cost: €108 per block of 6 classes (€18 per class), €20 per drop-in class. Members may observe the class as a free trial.

Attendees must have medical clearance to participate. Booking preference will be given to members attending the full course.

To register, please email Brittany at

Postnatal Exercise (early stage & open level) @ online (Clubhouse option)
Online (in-person option at the Clubhouse at a mutually agreed time)

Next course: 31 August to 19 October

Following course: 26 October to 21 December (no class on 02.11.2023)

EARLY STAGE: Thursdays, 18:35 - 19:35

Safe and soft postnatal gym classes

For: Women who have just had a baby, if they have their gynaecologist’s consent to perform soft gym. In group classes, exercises will be adapted to each participant’s needs. We will do pelvic floor and light lower belly exercises - low impact and low-pressure fitness which, combined with breathing, do not put extra stress on your abdomen. We will also do muscle toning, light aerobic and strength exercises, working stability, flexibility & stretching, also for the hips, the pelvis, shoulders, back and legs. We will end with relaxation to complete the 60 minute-session for your health and recovery, body, mind and soul.

Cost: : 149€ for 8 sessions. Participants receive a recording of any classes missed.

OPEN-LEVEL: Thursdays, 17:30-18:30

For: those who have completed postnatal early stage and want to continue.

This course is basically open to all, whether the birth was 6 months or 5 years ago. We train our whole body to be strong and fit, paying attention to our pelvic floor, posture, core stability, pelvic floor-friendly behaviour in everyday life and the changes that pregnancy, birth and life with children bring.

60 minutes full body, strength and endurance with stretching and relaxation as a cool down.

Cost: 72€ for 4 sessions. Participants receive a recording of any classes missed.

To register, please contact Sirka at or + 49 176 34 51 61 25.

By Sirka Ginsel, a qualified and experienced sports scientist, trained to teach prenatal & postnatal exercises.  If you are interested, please contact Sirka without obligation to find out whether you can participate. She will then discuss details and the timing with you.


Prenatal Exercise @ online (Clubhouse option)

Safe and soft prenatal gym classes

Online (in-person option at the Clubhouse at a mutually agreed time)

Next course: 31 August to 19 October, Thursdays 19:40 - 20:40  

Following course: 26 October to 21 December (no class on 02.11.2023)

Mornings - if you are interested, please contact Sirka directly.

Safe and soft prenatal gym / physical birth preparation class

For pregnant women who want to be healthy and fit during pregnancy and prepared for the birth. We regularly take an hour for ourselves to train some stamina, strength, flexibility and stretching. In addition, we support our pelvic floor and learn to consciously relax during the birth.  We finish with relaxation (especially in contact with our belly baby and the upcoming birth).

By Sirka Ginsel, a qualified and experienced sports scientist, trained to teach prenatal & postnatal exercises.  If you are interested, please contact Sirka without obligation to find out whether you can participate. She will then discuss details and the timing with you.

Cost: 20€ per session. 18€ per session when signing up for a card of 4 sessions.

To register: Please contact Sirka at or + 49 176 34 51 61 25. Places are limited so that we can really work together effectively and safely.


Relaxing Bedtime Yoga @ online

Online via Zoom

Wednesdays, 21:20 - 22 h

A session to de-stress, relax and sleep well. Put your kids to bed and then put on comfortable clothes or even your pyjamas (cameras can be on or off) and find a quiet space for 30 minutes of relaxing stretching, breathing and soft yoga poses, followed by 10 minutes of guided relaxation, leaving you relaxed and ready for a good night's sleep.

Johanna is a yoga teacher specialised in yoga for relaxation, anxiety and stress management.

Cost: 10€ per session. Participants always sign up for 4 weeks (40€).

To register please contact Johanna at

Family Language Planning - Online Consultation

Raising bilingual childrenFamily Language Planning consultations are designed for families whose children live with two or more languages. They aim to support each family in ensuring the successful bi-/multilingual development of their children by creating a language environment that is conducive to success and comfortable for everyone.

The product of each in-depth Family Language Planning consultation is a Family Language Plan. The process of creating it helps parents consider their options, formulate their priorities, and determine which steps to take to reach their objectives.  Creating a Family Language Plan includes goal setting, mapping out where the input in each language will come from (in terms of people and time), how fluency and literacy will be approached in each language and, last but not least, how challenges will be dealt with.

Maria Potvin and Daphne Vlachojannis are fully trained Family Language Consultants at On Raising Bilingual Children. They were both faced with the same challenges as the multilingual families they are now offering their support to.

Cost for a 30-minute Targeted Consultation: 50 euros

Cost for a 3-part Family Language Planning package (consisting of two in-depth consultation sessions of 90 and 60 minutes plus a written Family Language Plan): 350 euros

For more information, please visit To request a consultation, please use the contact form at

Good Family Sleep - Online Consultation

Online via Zoom

An individual sleep consultation for BCT families with children between 0 and 4 years of age.

Johanna, postpartum doula specialised in infant and toddler sleep training, will explore your children's characters and the effect it has on their sleep.

Cost: 69€ per family.

To register or to ask questions, please contact Johanna at

Parenting with Positive Discipline - Online Workshop

Next course: January 2024  via Zoom

Parenting with Positive Discipline helps children develop self-discipline and problem-solving skills, become more responsible and cooperative, and have greater respect for themselves and others. The teachings of Positive Discipline are filled with non-punitive and non-permissive methods that will build relationships and keep the lines of communication open.

This course is designed for families with children up to the age of 10. It allows parents and caregivers to go through the process of changing how they look at misbehaviour and their role as parents. Parents learn many of the Positive Discipline tools through experiential learning experiences.
The course will be run by Aiste Grubliauskiene, a Psychologist, who graduated from Vilnius University, Lithuania and has a Doctor’s degree from Leuven University, Belgium.  Aiste consults children and their families in Tervuren.

Cost for 8 one and a half hour classes: 240 euros (340 euros for a couple).

For more information or to register (indicating the age of your child/ren), please contact Aiste at or +32 4 74 06 50 06.