Meditation,Yoga and Alexander Technique – 2.5 Day Urban Retreat

Friday September 27th to Sunday September 29th, 2024

LET YOUR NECKS BE FREE!

Join us for a beautiful 2.5-day retreat this September, where we will combine the Alexander Technique with meditation and yoga. The Alexander Technique promotes ease and efficiency in all our movements and use of self. So, why not apply it to meditation and yoga as well? Imagine meditating without sitting in a posture that causes back pain or practicing yoga poses without stressing your neck. Discover how to move with more freedom and ease in this unique, immersive experience.

Where?

This retreat takes place at the English Yoga Berlin studio. This is an urban retreat where participants sleep at home and re-convene in the morning.

What is included in the “Yoga, Meditation and Alexander Technique” retreat:

  • Three Hatha Yoga Sessions
  • Six meditation sessions
  • An introduction to the Alexander Technique
  • Walking meditations
  • Fun Alexander Technique awareness games
  • Two half hour private Alexander Technique lessons for each participant.

When?

September 27th to September 29th, 2024

The retreat for the group officially starts on Friday at 14:30 and ends on Sunday at 12:30. On Friday morning, before the official group class, participants can book their first 30-minute private Alexander Technique class in one of the available slots.

Prices:

The full cost of the retreat is 170 Euro.

Early registration discount: 20€ discount if you register for the retreat before August 1st, 2024. To reserve your space, please send an email to Jörg Aßhoff and deposit 40 Euros by bank transfer.

The deposit is fully refundable if a cancellation occurs before August 15th, 2024, and 50% refundable if cancellation occurs before September 1st, 2024. After that, no refund is possible.

Since space is limited, register early before the spots fill up!

For more details, please write to:

info@alexander-technik-schule.de

About the teachers:

Pinelopi Sioni – embarked on her yoga journey in 1999, completing a 600-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher and Vedantic Philosophy Training course in Valencia, Spain. She founded English Yoga Berlin in 2010, and now has over 15 years of experience as a full-time yoga teacher.

She deepened her knowledge by studying Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff. Additionally, she trained with David Moore and attended his “Injury-free yoga” workshops, integrating the Alexander Technique into yoga poses. This comprehensive training enriched her expertise in both fields.

In January of 2023, Pinelopi achieved a significant milestone by becoming a certified Alexander Technique teacher. This was an intensive training for 3.3 years, totaling 1600 hours of dedicated study with Jörg Aßhoff.

She has completed a training on “Understanding Trauma for Safer Spaces” with Legacy Motion, and studied “Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies” with Linda Thai. Her meditation philosophy is deeply inspired by Tara Brach, especially the RAIN meditation. . She is also the author of a children’s book, “The Magic of Rain,” which introduces the RAIN meditation to children and their grown-ups, to be published in 2025 by Mango Publishing.

Joerg Aßhoff –  is an experienced Alexander Technique Teacher with a 30 year working experience. He is now the director of the Alexander-Technik-Schule in Berlin, teaching the next generation of Alexander Technique teachers. His expertise includes teaching at the University of Performing Arts, Community schools, and speech therapy schools. He practices Zen meditation since 1990 and studied with a Japanese Zen master for a long period of time.

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