Our yoga school in Berlin is a very international collective, as such we understand the challenge of navigating life in a place where you are not necessarily fluent in the language. Because of this, we have compiled a list of English resources for personal development and wellness in Berlin. The following is a list of those people and practices that we recommend, and who speak English. Like us, these people would be pleased to aid you in your ongoing journey to health and well-being.
Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Qi Gong
Praxis fuer Akupunktur und Shiatsu (Friedelstr, Neukölln) — Sabine Sakalautzky is a knowledgeable and kind practitioner who offers Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu. She is German but speaks excellent English.
Shiatsu Plus Qi Gong (Weichselstr, Neukölln) — Bettie Höflich offers courses and individual treatments in Qi Gong and Shiatsu, as well as Bach flower remedies. Bettie’s website is in German, but she speaks fluent English.
Berlin Akupunktur (Bergmannstr, Kreuzberg) — Roland Biessel has opened the first Community Acupuncture clinic in Germany. Roland speaks excellent English and is a competent, experienced acupuncturist. Community Acupuncture (aka Working Class Acupuncture) is a movement to create affordable and equal access to acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Acupuncture treatments are given, fully clothed, in a room with other people, and are offered on a sliding scale (17 to 35euro per session). This creates affordable acupuncture for patients and a living wage for practitioners. We dig that!
The Primrose Practice (Prenzlauer Berg) is a discreet and confidential service set up by private practitioner Sophie Frost to provide expert advice, counselling and treatment options in English for those suffering from a range of mental health related issues. Her website and blog is also an excellent resource for integrative self care information. She offers a sliding scale for individual sessions.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (Hohenfriedbergstr, Schöneberg) — Doretta Dow is the only person offering Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions in Berlin. She also offers TriYoga courses. She is a native English speaker and also speaks excellent German.
Physio Bluecherstrasse (Sudstern) – DörtePetersen who works in this small physiotherapy praxis is highly competent, incredibly knowledgeable, emotionally sensitive, AND has very good instinct. I recommend her to all my yoga students because her work is truly good. Please make sure to ask specifically for her when you call.
Other Nature (Mehringdamm, Kreuzberg) — This is a feminist, ecological and queer oriented sex shop that is fully bilingual.
Free or Low-Cost Health Services in Berlin
Autocuratio – Natural healing advice and treatment (nutritional advice, ear acupuncture, massage, spinal adjustment)
every Wednesday, free or by donation, 11h until 13h in Zielona Gora, Grünbergerstr 73
Massage and Shiatsu evening at the autonomous Heilpraktikerschule in the Bethanien (15-35€ donation).
once a month at 17h, see dates here
HeileHaus e.V. – Natural healing appointments, workshops, courses free, by donation or low cost. Waldemarstr 36
Centre for Sexual Health and Family Planning (Gesundheitsamt Friedrichshain Kreuzberg)
10euro for an appointment, no insurance required, Urbanstr 24
Personal & Business Development
Shaleah Dawynyel offers help for entrepreneurs by providing individual sessions for time management, organizational consulting and SEO for small business. Because of her uniquely intuitive and professional approach, she has been a huge help with our website and the development of our studios’ work in Berlin. Shaleah is our our golden edge!
AG Beratung is a group of experienced, capable folks who offer over 20 years of collective experience in leftwing organizing, alternative business models and general getting shit done. They offer consultations, on a sliding scale, to projects that need help sorting themselves out: whether it’s about explaining German regulations, building conflict resolution systems or fundraising, this group can offer a lot to small collectives. They did a very nice session for us in English. Highly recommended!
The Bausinger website is not only an online shop from where we acquired our soft fluffy mats, but also contains a lot of resources (in German) about yoga and other healing modalities.
Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. This website is an amazing resource that freely offers meditations and talks on themes such as the possibility of emotional healing and spiritual awakening through mindful, loving awareness as well as the alleviation of suffering in the larger world by practicing compassion in action.