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Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is a combination of yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditations specifically designed to meet the needs of pregnant women. It aims to support pregnant women in this special time of transformation and growth and to help them create a warm and loving welcome for their babies.

Why prenatal yoga?

  • Yoga tones your muscles improving stamina and strength

  • Improves your balance and circulation

  • Relieves tension of lower back, hips, chest, upper back, neck and shoulders

  • Prenatal yoga helps you learn to breathe deeply and relax

  • Promotes elasticity and stability of pelvic floor muscles

  • It has specific exercises helping most common problems during and after pregnancy like heartburn, pelvic girdle pain and incontinence

  • Prepares you for labor not only physically but also mentally

  • Helps you connect better with your baby with celebrating life

  • Creating a safe and nurturing environment it gives you an emotional boost when you need it most

  • It nurtures you while you're going through a lot of change


"I took prenatal yoga classes with Özgür while I was pregnant in my third trimester. She's absolutely fantastic! She's extremely knowledgable and sensitive to what an expectant mother needs and can do in a yoga course. She helps to prepare you physically and mentally for the labor and gives you tips on how to manage the pain of contractions. She leads you through exercises which connect you with your body, mind and spirit and most importantly your baby!"

Brittany Lindstrom, Lausanne


"I’ve attended Özgür’s prenatal yoga classes during my pregnancy in 2012. I’ve had very little yoga experience before but I very much enjoyed it since the day I started. It helped me to be stronger  and calmer and to connect with my child. I gave birth to my daughter without any epidurals or any other medical intervention and I believe that my prenatal yoga experience helped me a lot during the delivery. Özgür was very helpful and close during the yoga classes and always encouraged us about whole pregnancy and delivery process.

As a mother of a 20 month old toddler, I strongly advise prenatal yoga to my pregnant friends.

Özgür, thank you for that beautiful experience."

Seher Çiçek, Istanbul


"Pregnancy was by all means an unforgettable experience, and I was lucky to explore prenatal yoga during this period. By this way my body would know what to do... I was in need to keep my body flexible and ready for the birth. One of my guides Özgür; thank you so much for opening my soul, mind and body ... I heard a Iot of birth stories during my pregnancy.. But I learned to cut people off and let them know that I could do this.. I kept calm and positive throughout pregnancy, and I think yoga was the thing what helped me... I had an all-natural birth without fear and stress... Now as a mom I feel complete and powerful." 

Pelin Bakkal, Istanbul

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