My classes promote “Ahimsa: non violence”. In a world where we are constantly pushed to go over our limits and to produce, this Hatha Yoga Berlin space has been created for you to breathe, observe, and practice kindness towards yourself.
Originally from Greece, Pinelopi has grown up all over the world. Beginning her yoga practice in 1999, she went on to complete a 600 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course over a period of two years in Valencia, Spain. This training is recognized by the Berufsverband de Yogalehrendedn in Deutschland (BDY), World Movement of Yoga and Ayurveda and the European Yoga Federation. Since 2008, she has worked as a full-time yoga teacher in Spain and continued to do so after her move to Berlin in 2010. She is currently finishing Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy Principles course and is training to become an Alexander Technique teacher.
Pinelopi teaches students how to listen to their own body, how to ground themselves, how to accept their limits, trust their own process and how to unblock the mind that gets habitually stuck in painful patterns.
She is in awe every day of Yoga’s transformative power.
Life experiences beyond yoga in Berlin: Pinelopi speaks Greek, English, Spanish, French, Italian and German. She was a long-term member of the ESCANDA autonomous collective in Spain. She was involved in popular education, theatre classes, self-defense workshops for young women in high schools, workshops on the prevention of gender violence, storytelling in English for Spanish children, co-teaching on how to build and electricity-producing windmill for the MST (Landless Movement of Brazil) and environmental education workshops. She also worked as an environmental researcher for the Greek National Center of Social Research and has done a lot of voluntary work at the Aegean Wildlife Hospital.
CONTACT: pinelopi (at) englishyogaberlin (dot) com
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TYPE OF YOGA PINELOPI TEACHES:
Hatha Yoga Berlin is a soft, balancing yoga. It mainly consists of getting into a position and holding it while breathing deeply. The students choose how hard they want to make it for themselves by choosing how many breaths they are able to do on that particular day. This class is taught in English and includes up to 70 minutes of yoga poses and 20 minutes of relaxation and visualization, in which aspects of Yoga Nidra (conscious deep sleep) get introduced. You can read more here.
Special Themed Class Yoga:
On the first Thursday of every month, our 20.00 advanced class turns into a special themed yoga class. We pick one theme and experience how it affects our yoga practice. Examples include a blindfolded yoga class; a class on releasing the jaw; one that opens the heart chakra; or on how to bring more space (Akasha) to the practice. This class is reserved for students who have already attended at least four yoga classes at our studio and are familiar with the way that Pinelopi teaches. Click here to find out what theme is next.
Pinelopi offers a mantra chanting meditation every first Thursday of the month from 21.40 to 22.00. This is a beautiful way of connecting, chanting, and meditating in a community. All are welcome.
Private Yoga Lessons:
… for the really busy, for those with special needs, for the shy, or simply for those who want to get a personalized program and the undivided attention of the teacher. Private Yoga lessons are a sure way to address the little insecurities and questions you have about your practice, and to get advice on how to best use yoga and meditation for your specific life challenges. Click here if you want to learn more.
Pinelopi offers Hatha Yoga to businesses in Berlin. It can happen at your workplace, or in the conference room of the hotel where your workforce is staying. Business Yoga is one of the most efficient and effective ways of reducing stress, calming anxiety and soothing the body. Practicing yoga as a group helps to build empathy, solidarity and communication among participants. A weekly in-company yoga class is something that employees can look forward to every week. Click here to find out more.
Hatha Yoga Retreats:
Pinelopi offers Hatha Yoga weekend retreats in Brandenburg biannually. In these retreats she teaches several sessions of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama (breathwork), Tratak (candle gazing), meditation instruction, mindfulness walks, gratitude circles, and Japa Meditation (mantra chanting). Click here to find out more.
In this nine week course we learn the symbolic language of the chakras and how human behaviors affect its vibrations. We use the chakras as a map to help us self explore certain concepts like our roots, creativity, self esteem, forgiveness, surrender, love, detachment and connection to our spirits. The classes are given in the format of an introduction, followed by self exploration through yoga poses and visualizations. Check out our courses page to sign up for the next one or show your interest by writing an email.
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