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

 

Next course:  starts Monday, 3 February 2020, 10 am

@ 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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PILATES

FRIDAYS @ Imagine: 11.45 - 12.45 pm

MONDAYS @ Sandra's house, Wezembeek Oppem: 10.20 - 11.20 am

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 (till end 2019, after which no reduced fee for 6th class).  (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 BCT yoga classes
  • 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

From January 2020:  new location: LEUVEN (address & start date to follow)

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 Euro and it will be valid for 3 months.

If you want to buy a single ticket on site : 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  (starts again 14 January)

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

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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