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 (and workshops) 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

BABY MASSAGE

10 am, Mondays, November 4 (free trial for members), 11, 18, 25 & December 9 (no class on December 2)

@ Yoga Everest Studio, Rue Ernest Gossart 31, 1180 Uccle

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 teaches you how to massage your baby. The classes are fun and relaxed and are 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. No massage the day of any vaccinations or if baby has a fever. If your baby is asleep then you can use a doll provided or watch. If your baby does not wish to be massaged, then you can participate and learn the strokes to then use at home.

Practical info: Bring a towel and small bowl to put oil in (oil provided by teacher unless you prefer your own).

Maximum/minimum number of participants per class: 8/4.

Joanne Fraser is trained as an instructor of Infant Massage (International Association of Infant Massage 2004). Through her voluntary work at O.N.E. in Waterloo and private classes, she has seen the value of still hands and gentle touch with respect in the process of grief and healing. Joanne has practised in the UK, Switzerland and Belgium over the last 14 years and has a Facebook site babyinbelgium to promote respectful touch and infant massage.

Cost: 100 euros for a course of 5 classes (the first session is a free trial for BCT members).

Places are limited so booking is essential. To register for the course, please contact Joanne at joannefraser_home@hotmail.com

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Circle of Security® Parenting™(COS Abbreviated)     C A N C E L L E D

4 sessions of 2h30 each, Tuesdays, 6.30-9.00 pm: November 5 (free trial for members), 12, 19, 26

@ Imagine

This evidence-based program relies on decades of research into how to strengthen secure child-parent relationships.

We all want what’s best for our children. We hope that, as they grow, they will enjoy:

  • - High self-esteem
  • - Mental health
  • - Social skills
  • - Meaningful relationships

It includes a mixture of stimulating video excerpts and engaging group reflection that will provide you with:

  • - a map for reading your child's emotional cues

  • - a guide to managing and responding to your own emotional reactions/your child's intense emotions

  • - 'no-nonsense kindness' approach to parenting, where parents are in charge and children's emotional cues are read and to responded to in a way that supports their social and emotional development. 

Note: this course does not provide information about 'behaviour management', but instead focusses on understanding children's emotions and behaviours - an understanding which can ultimately prevent behavioural difficulties.

Watch a video preview at: https://www.circleofsecurityinternational.com/animations

Maximum/minimum number of participants per class: 10/6

COST:  180 euros per person / 250 euros per couple.  (The first session is a free trial for BCT members).

A part of the sum can be reimbursed. If you bring a friend you will benefit from a 20 euro discount.

Places are limited so booking is essential. To register for the course, please contact Ana-Maria at 0488 65 62 29 or am.lupulescu@yahoo.com.

Ana-Maria Lupulescu, is a psychologist, trained as a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist and has worked as a parent educator since 2005. She lives in Brussels with her husband and young daughter. She has worked with groups of adults and children in enhancing emotional intelligence, reducing stress, growing resilience and other life skills for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.

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PILATES

FRIDAYS @ Imagine: 11.45 - 12.45 pm (NO class on 11 November)

MONDAYS @ Sandra's house, Wezembeek Oppem: 10.20 - 11.20 am   (NO class on 28 October)

Open level, including postnatal, dads welcome

Pilates offers one of the best ways 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. Pilates can do wonders for overall conditioning as well as de-stressing and helping for relaxation.

Sandra Gomez Wilches is a trilingual FR/EN & SP qualified Stott Pilates instructor expert in matwork and reformer, with 4 years of experience teaching all age groups from rehabilitation to professional sports people. As Sandra is passionate about movement and 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 the 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: 18 euros for 5 classes & the 6th class at 13 euros.  (the first session is a free trial for BCT members)

Places are limited so bookings essential. Please contact directly Sandra at gomezwilchessandra@gmail.com or 0485 94 15 89.

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YOGA

All our YOGA classes:

  • are held at Yoga Everest Studio, Rue Ernest Gossart 31, 1180 Uccle (NEW VENUE!!!)
  • require no specific fitness level or previous Yoga experience
  • For BCT members the first session is a free trial.
  • Places are limited so booking is essential.

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TODDLER YOGA

10 am, two Saturdays per month: October 12 & 26, November 9 & 23, December 7 

For: Toddlers (from walking until 4 years) and parents

Calming, soothing, playful and fun methods to share yoga and mindfulness with toddlers. For toddlers yoga can help tame tantrums, encourage better sleep, improve digestion, develop self-esteem, increase listening skills, cultivate self-expression, promote gross and fine motor development, provide relaxation techniques, and develop a healthy and physically fit lifestyle. Parents who practice yoga with their child notice deeper parent-child bond, happier days, more restful nights, and greater confidence in their parenting skills, which leads to less stress and anxiety. We will have lots of fun learning about yoga, our bodies and relaxation and doing exciting exercises together with the kids! If you have a younger or older child that you want to bring along, no problem! No yoga experience is necessary.

Cost of classes: Participants can buy the 5-class card for 60 Eur and it will be valid for 3 months.

If you want to buy a single ticket onsite : 14 Euros per class if only one parent comes along with the child. 16 Euros if both parents accompany the child. If you are bringing more than one child, you pay 2 Euros extra per child.

Join in at any point, but email Emese in advance: brussels@babykidyoga.com

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PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA

Tuesdays, 9 am Prenatal / 10 am Postnatal (NO CLASS on 22 and 29  October)

PRENATAL YOGA

This yoga class offers postures specific for pregnancy in a mindful setting.  Classes are designed to keep you moving gently, increase flexibility, reduce stress and find new ways of breathing all in preparation for a more peaceful and mindful child birthing process.

POSTNATAL YOGA

This class will complement post-natal physiotherapy. We work first on reconnecting with the pelvic floor by regaining tone and flexibility. We also work on stretching and strengthening the shoulders and back, clearing the mind, and resting the body. It is an opportunity to take care of yourself and meet other new mothers, without having to separate from your baby - babies are most welcome in this class.

Cost of classes: 60 euros per 5 classes

To register, please contact Catherine Drouet at bctyoga@hotmail.com, 0471 86 52 12.

The class will only go ahead with a minimum of 3 participants.

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