Dancing for Birth™
(pre/postnatal fitness & birth/motherhood wisdom)
Learn fun, easy and inspiring dance moves for a pleasurable and positive birth/motherhood and pre/postnatal fitness fun.
Classes also include valuable birth/motherhood wisdom, celebration, relaxation, mindfulness and bonding with each other.
No previous dance experience needed! If you can walk, you can dance :-)
Classes include a variety of specifically modified Eastern, Latin, African and Caribbean dance. And no, it's not just belly dance :-)
You are primal, powerful and wise! Discover the keys to activate your powerful instincts...
Come and join the Dancing for Birth™ Sisterhood!
More than Prenatal Fitness - Birth Readiness™, it’s the “trifecta” of birth preparation: feel-good dance fitness, essential childbirth education, and celebration of pregnancy, birth and motherhood, all rolled into one profound & powerful class that supports you at every stage, from pre-conception through postpartum.
After you give birth, come full circle and wear your baby to class as you return to the sisterhood for postpartum fitness, motherhood wisdom/celebration and bonding with your baby.
Each signature move and technique is designed to:
Guide your baby into the optimal fetal position/soothe your baby in the baby carrier,
and enable you to effectively work with your baby and your body for a birth/motherhood experience you’ll love.
This fun and effective fusion classes are currently offered on four continents.
Birth professionals and moms alike use the specially modified dance moves during labor to make birth shorter, easier and safer and motherhood more fun.
What mamas say:
“Dancing For Birth class was an essential part of my pregnancyI was surprised by the human connection I found in the class. Dancing For Birth exceeded my expectations” - Ashley, Mother of 2
“I love it! It is so relaxing + Informative. You don’t have to be a good dancer to enjoy it! I learned to love labor & learned to move my body in an efficient way in labor.” - Mary, Mother of 3
"I love it. It’s relaxing & good for my mind & body. I intend to give birth vertically instead of on my back." - Anne, mother of 2
"Wonderfully engaging. Informative. Spirit lifting. Encouraging. Helpful. I learned to trust my body, squatting is key, and I learned comfort measures that were super helpful." - Kristy Smith, mother of 2
"The class makes me feel empowered, safe, valued." - Jenna, Mother of 1
"I love it! It makes me feel empowered and rejuvenated. Exactly what I need. You will learn & grow as a person in ways that you won’t predict" - Rebecca, mother of 1
"Dancing for Birth" classes are awesome! It's not only dancing but also sharing with other women; it allows you to have another vision of pregnancy and labour; it's a way to be empowered on the path of your motherhood.
Marise, our teacher, is simply a wise woman. Through her smile we open up to each other with complete confidence.
I totally recommend it!!" - Laia, mother of 2
"Mamas to be - be sure to try the Dancing for Birth classes. I am not much of a fan of group excercises in general and during this pregnancy I am super tired and lazy as a bonus. But since I started with this program I would not miss a class. If you want to feel prepared for childbirth - both physically and mentally - it is the place to go. You do not need to have any dancing experience but you will leave with some simple and effective dancing moves making you feeling very feminine, energetic and capable. In short (as Marise, the trainer, often says) you will feel like a (birth) Goddess :) Plus you will get some very useful tips and tricks for possible issues in pregnancy and smooth childbirth. Since I started dancing I no longer have pain in my hips and feel very competent and proud as a life-giver (instead of scared of dying of pain)." - Jana, mother of 2
Preconception, pregnancy (with go-ahead from dr),
Postnatal with/without baby not-yet-crawling.
Please bring baby in baby carrier
Please obtain go-ahead from dr
Partners are welcome too at no extra cost.
No spectators possible, only participants.
18h30 - 20h00 Tuesday evenings 2020
Starting again in-person class format as from 15 Sep 2020 (virtual classes until then)
Private workshop sessions possible - please inquire here
We provide the colorful props!
Filled water bottle
Please wear comfortable feel-good yummy clothes. We dance w/o shoes, feel free to wear socks/non-slip socks as you prefer.
Notebook/journal + pen to make notes
If it's your 1st class, please print out, fill out and bring along this form for global DFB requirements.
Postnatal moms, please bring your baby in a suitable, secure and comfortable baby carrier/sling and an extra blanket/mat to put your baby down safely when needed
Cash if you’d like to buy:
a coined hip scarf that you can use privately (€15 each)
Virtual classes until further notice:
All of the above except:
please email us the filled in form at and also ensure you have a yoga mat and scarf (for stretching) with you and ready when class starts. Optionally, if you'd like to feel free to wear a coin scarf if you have one. You can also order them from amazon here. It just helps to accentuates hip movements and is fun to wear but not a must.
As from 15 Sep when our in-person classes resume, please note the following COVID19 precautions:
all classes must be reserved online in advance
please bring your own yoga mat
Please wear your mask until everyone is on their mat and the class is starting
After taking off shoes, jackets etc & leaving it in the space provided in entry, please wash hands/use the provided hand sanitiser in the restroom before entering the class & after the class. Use the disposable paper towel provided.
Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before the class starts
latecomers will not be admitted to class
please arrive in your DFB clothes
Please respect the rules, do not come if you're not feeling well
90 min weekly classes can be booked in various ways.
All plans can be purchased as many times as needed.
Please note we have limited spots so to avoid disappointment, book your class in advance.
In order to allow preparation time, bookings for each week's class will close 24h before class starts.
Drop-in/pay per class: €28 per class (virtual class cost €20)
5 Class Pass: €130 (valid 2 months)
10 Class Pass: €250 (valid 4 months)
To book you will 1st be prompted to "sign up"/login as site member.
To View/Manage bookings:
Click here and make sure you are logged into the site. Then on the top right of the “DFB Class” block, click on “hello your name” to view your profile, under account click on “appointment” to view and edit your class bookings.
When purchasing a multiple class pass, make sure to go back to view/manage "bookings online" as explained above select and book each individual class equal to the # you purchased.
Rescheduling booked classes is only possible within 24 hours in advance (unless you gave birth, please notify us asap)
Currently until 15 Sep via online video call:
Please download/update the latest version of Zoom then click call link at the start of the meeting. 24hrs before class, all registrants will receive call details.
As from 15 Sep, our classes will remain in the same time slot but will be live face to face at:
82 rue du Nord
Parking available in street & surrounding streets.
2 Min walk from the bus 11 stop (Walfer Gare) or Walferdange train station. please check your best route with the Mobiliteit-app
More about the Teacher:
Originally from South Africa and in Luxembourg since 2009, Marise Hyman is a mama of 2 daughters born here in the Grand Duchy that swapped her 17 year corporate career to follow her passion.
She is an IMPI Holistic Pregnancy & Child Sleep Practitioner, Happiest Baby on the Block Educator, IMPI Perinatal/Maternity Coach/Educator, “Becoming Us” Facilitator, Birth Advocate, "Dancing for Birth" Instructor, Holistic Childbirth Educator, Fearless Birthing Professional (Headtrash clearance method), "Birth into Being" Facilitator level 1-4, Reiki Practioner and founder of Luxmama.
Through heart-centred and soulful coaching, educating and healing via marisehyman.com, she works holistically with individuals and couples worldwide as Preconception, Prenatal & Parenthood Doula and as Self-Empowerment Coach.