Pre/post natal yoga, massages etc

Yes you can keep moving in Beijing too. This pic was taken from yogaworks.com, but that studio is not in Beijing

Yes you can keep moving in Beijing too. This pic was taken from yogaworks.com, but that studio is not in Beijing

Yoga

Prenatal yoga classes at Yoga Yard are the best known in Beijing and a good place to meet other expecting Mums. Yoga Yard is located on the north side of Worker’s Stadium. There are several prenatal classes a week, also evening and weekend slots for working mums. Some are taught by international teachers, some are taught by Chinese teachers who also speak English. You can do a trial class at a reduced rate or buy three classes at promotion price. No need to sign up in advance, just arrive in time. Dressing rooms and showers available. Check their website for current price info and class schedule.

Prenatal Pilates

Alona Pilates in the Westin Chaoyang at Liangmaqiao can host prenatal pilates. If it is not in the current class schedule, contact her directly.

Prenatal massage

Yes, expecting mummies need massages too, even though many Chinese masseurs are hesitant to give you one. So head to Hummingbird Spa in Central Park near Guomao or to Bodhi Spa (located in the same building as Yoga Yard) for an hour (or more) of blissful relaxation. Best to make an appointment in advance (English spoken).

Postnatal yoga

Yoga Yard has a once weekly postnatal yoga class that involves your baby. Precrawling babies only.

Good Moves Yoga near Guomao also offers a postnatal yoga class. This one does not include babies, but you can bring your baby and ayi to entertain themselves in the huge playpen. So you can feed the baby as necessary. Crawling babies also welcome. Also private classes at your home offered.

Other options

In addition to these options, there are individuals both international or Chinese who can come to your house for private classes or massages. Have a look at the Beijing Mama’s archive for contact numbers or ask your friends.

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