Frequentely Asked Questions
When can I join the Prenatal class?
You can participate during all stages of your pregnancy. The poses will be adapted to your physical limitations. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
When can I join the Mama Baby class?
Even if you feel fit enough, please wait until your first medical check-up. It is recommended to wait for about 6 weeks after vaginal birth and at least 8 weeks after a C section.
What about the dads?
The Postnatal and Family classes are open for all caregivers. Dads, grandparents, uncles, and aunts can all take baby to class so mommy has some time to herself. If for some reason your little one cannot come to class, you may also participate without a baby.
What is the difference between Mama Baby 1 and Mama Baby 2?
Mama Baby 1 is designed for babies before they can crawl, while Mama Baby 2 is designed for crawling babies. No matter what your availability is, we will accomodate you.
Where do I have to register?
All classes at Freiraum are open drop-in classes. No registration is required
What happens when I arrive at the venue?
First you will purchase a coin at the machine if you don't have one yet.
We usually start the session by chanting Om and a breathing exercise, followed by asanas standing, seated, and on the mat. Shavasana might vary with how active the babies are :-)
If you are able to, it would be great if you could help clean the mats afterwards. You are welcome to chat, nurse, drink tea etc. in the reception area after class.
What type of yoga do you teach?
The yoga poses and the structure of the class are rooted in the Hatha and Vinyasa traditions. However, we adapt the ancient exercises to modern medical knowledge, and of course to your special circumstances.
While most Mama Baby Yoga classes in other studios merely tolerate the babies so mommy can get her workout, we actively engage the babies as inspired by "Itsy Bitsy Yoga" (Helen Garabedian) and "Om Babies" (Laura Staton & Sarah Perron).
What if my baby gets fussy during class?
You can feed, carry or change your baby at any point during the class. The instructor can also pick up your little one for a bit so you can focus on a particular exercise.
What should I wear? What should I bring?
Wear casual yet not too loose clothes. Any pair of leggins and a cotton top will do. Note that some poses are easier without socks - nobody will check when you had your last pedicure. There is no dress code for the babies :-)
You can use the mats and other props at the studio free of charge. It is recommended to bring a water bottle, for Mama Baby yoga also a blanket and anything else you and baby might need.
Are the classes in English?
Classes are bilingual (German & English) upon demand. If you would like English instructions, please just see me before class.