Yoga

A science, an art form, a way of Life

The word Yoga can be translated as the union of mind, body and spirit.


When we get together, and breathe together, connections happen


-- Seane Corne

For many people who start yoga the first attraction is for health of the physical body, which is a wonderful reason but asana (posture) can just be a stepping-stone for a deeper practice that becomes a way of life. Through a regular practice we can attain a more focused mind, reach higher levels of consciousness and gain many qualities that help us to live a happier and more fulfilled life. Yoga is a transformational practice that can allow our natural state of being that is more stable, peaceful and content to be lived.


On the mat is a a space for us to become internally connected, to allow us to really be intune with our experiences, emotions and feelings. In daily life we can experience situations almost as though we are being pulled out of ourselves; very little in life invites us to really see how we are, where we are at, and how we are truly feeling. The practice can help us understand ourselves better, giving us power and a stronger sense of self. As we become attuned to our bodies, we build trust and understanding of what we need to become more balanced and feel more comfortable and at home in our body. Our hearts become more open.


There is something about the practice of yoga that gives you the courage to be out there in the world as you are


-- Patricia Walden

Yoga

Ma Objective

Learning to hold space

Ma Objective

The intention when holding space for students is that the environment feels warm and safe, helping to encourage you in a journey inwards to raise a deeper awareness in the different layers of your body; the physical, mental, emotional and energetic.

My introspective nature is often reflected when giving Yin Yoga classes; teaching the art of being quiet and listening, often entwining poetry and insightful writings that have inspired me.

When teaching more dynamic classes I draw on all aspects of the vast yogic tradition creating a balanced sequence, finding that sweet spot in between working hard and being at ease (Sthira Sukham Asanam - Pantanjalis Yoga Sutra 1.2) I like to pay attention to the energetic principles of grounding, uplifting, centering, expansion and nurturing a sense of connection with the whole using a life affirming teaching style; which is somewhat playful at times.

I stay open to all levels of practitioners offering variations and modifications, verbal and hands on assistance.

Together we learn to hold space for ourselves to really listen and process our external experiences and our internal processes. It’s time to come back to our true nature that is “peaceful, blissful and fearless”, Vishva-Ji.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a very slow style of yoga. Holding asana for a longer period of time in an open and relaxed way to target the deeper layers of the body. We are helping to improve the health of the connective tissues; ligaments, tendons and fascia and improving the flow of chi (energy) in the body. This class takes practitioners on a slow journey towards relaxation and away from the extreme Yang modern culture we live in today to a more softer quiet Yin side of life. The Yin approach prepares the practitioner for meditation as one the of the central intention of the yin practice is the cultivation of inner stillness. This practice teaches us about our boundaries, the deep art of listening and helps us to cultivate acceptance and surrender. This class is great for improving flexibility and cultivating greater awareness of our body and mind.

Thu, 17:30 - 19:00  Sonnenstudio

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Hatha Yoga Level A

Hatha Level A class offers a moderate sequence of the most familiar and accessible postures and breathing techniques and can be enjoyed by both beginning and continuing students. The sequence covers all the directional movements of the spine and all of the posture stations (seated, standing, inversion, balance, on back, on belly) and Victoria offer postures that can be modified. This class introduces the basic principles of alignment, breath, sound, yogic thought and relaxation. Students will learn some basic pranayama and some practical concentration and meditation techniques. Students are guided to move with the breath and let the breath initiate the movement. This level aims to balance flexibility and strength and cleanse the body helping to attain a natural state of health. This level evokes the physical and energetic levels of awareness.

Sat, 17:30 - 19:00   Studio Sonne

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Hatha Yoga Level A

Hatha Yoga Level B

Hatha Yoga Level B

Hatha Level B classes are to inspire intermediate students through more dynamic asana, pranayama and longer meditations. These techniques work synergistically to deepen your exploration of the body/mind connection, release blockages and cleanse outmoded thought patterns. This practice aims to heighten your energetic awareness, and to balance and expand the flow of prana. The sequence covers all the directional movements of the spine and all of the posture stations (seated, standing, inversion, balance, on back, on belly) each class finds a balance between yin and yang, between structural cues and inner enquiry, usually the intensity of strong uplifting asana toward the beginning of a class are mirrored by surrendering, grounding postures at the resolution. `This level evokes the energetic, mental and emotional level of awareness.

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Hatha-Raja

This class I offer a sequence of moderate postures practiced in a slow and mindful way in conjunction with Brahmaree Pranayama (honey-bee breath) and conclude with a longer meditation. Performing Brahmaree during postures helps to lengthen the breath and releases stress at a cellular level. The postures chosen influence the pineal and pituitary glands of the brain, which balances the hormonal system and calms and uplifts the mind, bringing you more easily into meditation.

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Hathya-Raja

Yin/Yang Yoga

Yin/Yang Yoga

In this class we will explore the benefits of blending together two approaches of asana. The practice of Yin Yoga, which is mainly stationary and holding asana for a longer period of time to target the deeper dense tissues of the body like the bones and joints and the practice of Yang Yoga a more active rhythmic practice working on strengthening and lengthening of muscles, and increasing the circulatory and respiratory systems. The asana sessions complete with basic pranayama and meditation. A well rounded practice. 

Sat, 19:30 - 21:00   Studio Sonne

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Private Yoga

Private classes offer beginners and intermediate practitioners a more intimate opportunity to develop and deepen their practice of asana, pranayama and meditation. All sequences will be designed and adapted to your individual needs. Together we will be looking at your intentions and priorities and create an individual yoga program.

The private sessions can take place at your house or Ma private space, it could be outside or in a private yoga studio. Private classes can be yourself a lone or for a small group. I am looking forward to support you to deepen your yoga practice.

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Private Yoga

Where I teach

Yoga Shalas with the mission of making yoga accessible for all

Where I teach

Yellow Yoga: Studio Sonne/Gelber Raum

Yellow Yoga is a non-profit (community supported) organisation. It is an international, vibrant and authentic community of teachers and practitioners, who operate more like a community rather than a business organisation. Studio Sonne itself is spacious with a maximum of 32 students per class, it is light and cosy with a fireplace to warm us on colder days and nights. Gelber Raum is slighter smaller with a maximum of 19 students.


Yellow Yoga wants to make yoga available for all - therefore you'll find lots of different teachers teaching types of yoga in their schedule at all times throughout the day, and more importantly - a sliding scale pricing system where yogis with higher monthly income (more than 1000€) offer to pay more (12€), so that yogis with lower income (less than 800€) can practice for a more affordable price (8€). The happy medium (10€) is where Yellow Yoga is able to cover their costs. The same system applies to monthly passes (80/70/60€) and 11-time cards (120/100/80€).


Yellow Yoga accepts Urban Sports Members to all classes.

All mats and all other props are provided.

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Buddhistisches Tor Berlin: Yoga in English

Buddhistisches Tor is a Buddhist centre and it is an amazing space to practice in, the space is energetically charged from many meditators using the space. You can feel it right away as you walk into the room - a sense of calm and peacefulness.


Mats and all other props are provided. Plus tea and a healthy snack after the class.

Price:

Drop in: €10
10 class card: €75.00 (€7.50 per class)
3 class card: €25.00 (€8.33 per class)

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Bija Yoga Berlin

This a multilingual space for yoga, bodywork and meditation in Berlin Kreuzberg, providing a comforting and safe class environment that is supportive and evolutionary for all levels of mind, body and spirit; The small and cosy studio (maximum 12-15 students) ensures a positive and personalized atmosphere for all. Mats, props and tea provided.

Class prices:

First trial class: €10

Single drop-in class: €13

4-class card (duration: 1 month): €45

10-class card (duration: 3 months): €110

Unlimited (duration: 1 month): €100

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