Let us share your joy

Motherhood is undeniably the most exciting and rewarding experience in any woman’s life. However, while pregnancy is a natural condition and your body is highly intelligent to naturally adapt itself for the development and birth of a baby, these adaptions are not without challenges. With each single systems of your body affected, you will be physically, mentally and emotionally stretched. Therefore, the better prepared you are, the better chance you will have to manage your pregnancy, labour and, very importantly also your new life as a mother.

Staying active throughout your pregnancy is of outmost importance.

It can, however, be hard to find an exercise regime that is safe enough, but yet effective, challenging and enjoyable.  It may therefore be to your relief to know that Pilates can easily be adapted for you as a pregnant woman and your evolving shape; it is actually said to be the perfect form of exercising throughout this happy period of your life …. and even beyond.

“I was more than happy to restart my Pilates classes at 14-week pregnant to get rid of my severe back pain that returned during the inactive first trimester, and continued exercising until two weeks before my due date. Piroska went all out for finding the best ways of exercising no matter of my actual shape, limitations and moods through it all. No-one is more surprised than myself about how well my body coped with my first pregnancy, which I believe is due in large parts to Pilates. Piroska`s pelvic floor exercises we included in our sessions are amazing. According to my physiotherapist I technically did not need any re-education as my pelvic floor did not show any signs of having ever been pregnant. Pregnancy Pilates at Respirit were a very fun way to stay connected with my changing body day-to-day and it surely made my pregnancy a richer experience.” (Nora, 32)

Our prenatal classes will help you improve your posture, strengthen your muscles to carry the extra weight and bear all the physical demands of motherhood, tone your pelvic floor and increase your body awareness, a very useful skill for labour and quick recovery.

Our classes are held by Dora in English for the moment.
On the mat: Fridays at 19.00 (max 6 people)
Private prenatal classes (solo or duo) are available on request. ​

Dear All,

I hope you are all doing safe and sound, living through this experience with curiosity and enjoying all the good things it is bringing to us all.  

I would like to thank you for all your lovely messages and checking-in: they helped me feel valuable and connected,  and know I am not alone in these challenging times. I have been through a strong emotional rollercoaster the past last weeks; from meeting my fears and demons and embracing my sorrow, to laughing an immense lot and finding moments of deep inner peace. We are all in this together. 

But the time has finally come that I am making this decision happily from my heart; as of next week Respirit Pilates is going online and we will guide your Pilates practice on the mat, streaming live. 
I am grateful for my teachers that they can spare some time within their up-side-down daily schedule with family around, and also for Lena who will also be back to reinforce us in this experiment. 
Here you are the practicalities:

  • For the moment we will offer open level classes. We will guide you to the average level of those present in the class and give you some modifications as much as it is possible under the circumstances. 
  • You will need a calm corner with fresh air and a mat for yourself. Please prepare some accessories; a chair with back rest, a towel and anything serving as weights in your hand (bottle of water, pack of rice, etc. 0.5-1kg), so that we can enjoy some fun variations every now and then.
  • You can stream the classes on any device through the free Zoom application; download it and check the audio function beforehand. 
  • As of tomorrow you can register into the classes via Mindbody at latest 60 minutes before the class and we will send you a link to the live stream 15 minutes before the start. 
    We will need minimum 4 people into each class; below that number we retain the right to cancel.
  • Please make sure your email address is updated within your profile in Mindbody and that you allow the system to send you auto-emails. If you do not get the link, please check your junk folder, too. 
  • You can either use your existing mat cards or purchase any of our new online pricing options: 10 sessions for 100€ or a drop-in for 15€.

This will be a new experience for many of us; learning new technologies, new ways of teaching and secrets of our bodies, as well as letting others closer to us as we peak into each other`s private life a bit.  Let`s face it together with grace and compassion. I cannot wait to seeing your happy faces again. 
I truly appreciate all your continuing support through this challenging time. Let`s have faith that we will get out stronger on the other side, both individually and as a our loved Respirit community together. 

I wish you good health; feel safe and stay strong.