Yoga & female health
A centerpiece of our Feelgood Studios is the topic of women’s health. We accompany women around the topic of femininity, pregnancy and motherhood: From the desire to have children, pregnancy and birth preparation for couples (prenatal), to regression after birth (postnatal).
We support you in feeling comfortable with all these changes in your body and being a woman. It is important to us to create a space where you can exchange ideas with other mothers and simply be yourself. We also want to offer a space for topics around partnership, sexuality and women’s health — before and after birth. Therefore, we have developed an all-round offer for women and expectant mothers together with Dr. Med. Julia Rakus from Feelgoodmedicine. You can find some of the offers here:
Yoga for pregnant women
Yoga during pregnancy improves your own body awareness, communication between mom and baby and brings holistic well-being of body, mind and spirit. Specific exercises strengthen and relax the back, teach to regulate the breath and prepare for the changes of the body, as well as for the birth.
We are always asked: Can I practice yoga during pregnancy and if so, when? The answer is a clear: Yes! Every mom can start practicing from the first day of pregnancy, the exercises are adapted to the progress of pregnancy, regular practice is relaxing and recommended until the birth. Of course, all our pregnancy teachers are mothers themselves and can therefore also answer far-reaching questions from your own experience. You are also welcome to attend “normal” yoga classes, as long as you feel comfortable and there is nothing medically wrong. However, please let our teachers know before the class so they can adjust the exercises for you.
If you prefer to practice with us online, we recommend Julie’s Feelgoodmama online course.
Birth preparation for mothers & partners
We have been offering birth preparation courses for couples for many years, because we know from our own experience that the “togetherness” during a birth can make a significant contribution to experiencing this major event better/more intensively. In the course we cover the following topics:
Preparation for birth for mothers & partners
Phases of birth
Relaxation and breathing exercises
Massage techniques & hand movements during and after pregnancy
Dealing with pain
emotional issues of the mom or the couple
Sexuality after birth
exchange & questions
and much more!
This course is meant to prepare you well for your birth, but also to serve the exchange with other Feelgoodmamas and couples. Because you are never alone! There is also enough space for all your questions and personal concerns.
Postnatal exercise and Mama Baby Yoga
Postpartum regression varies individually from woman to woman, depending on age and physical predispositions, including connective tissue, muscles and bones. Postpartum regression is hormonally controlled and the body literally begins to “regress” immediately after birth.
The mother’s recovery phase after the birth is very important. Allow yourself plenty of rest and relaxation during the postpartum period so that you will soon feel strong again. 4–6 weeks after the birth you can start with the regression units with us. The purpose of the postpartum rebalancing sessions is to help you find yourself again as a mother and a woman in your old — new body. We teach you gentle but effective exercises that rebuild the muscle balance between the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. The goal of the postpartum exercises is to restore good abdominal and pelvic floor tone. We practice with joy without overstraining!
If you have the opportunity to come alone, all your attention will be with you and your exercises. If you want to come with your baby, we are happy to see you both.
There will also be plenty of room for questions and sharing to learn from each other — mommy to mommy. All sessions can be attended normally with 5/10 block or time cards.
Women’s health and osteopathy
At the Feelgoodmedicine Center for Preventive Medicine at Schottenfeldgasse 71, we offer you holistic medical support before and after your pregnancy by general practitioner Dr. med. Julia Rakus and her team. We offer osteopathy and physiotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM; acupuncture, acupressure, etc.), nutritional counseling, sexual medicine counseling and much more especially for women.