Ever wondered what the “Puzzle Picture” on our flyers means? Clelia, our Erasmus intern, reports from behind the scenes.
The image representing English Yoga Berlin left a deep impression on me from the first time I saw it. It is the painting of an almost complete puzzle. The puzzle image is of a person completing their own puzzle. It’s an image within an image. A puzzle of a puzzle. I was curious, and I asked Pinelopi, my teacher of yoga in Kreuzberg. The story she told me really resonated with me. I want to share it with you, so here what she said.
“One day I met with my friend and artist Avital Yomdin, and told her I needed to design a flyer for my classes. We sat and talked about what yoga means to me. I spoke about what yoga had done for me in my life. I realised something important as we were speaking: when I began yoga, I knew very little about my physical chronic pain. Crucially, I also knew very little about myself, for example the space I take, the person I transform into every day.
Through the yoga classes, meditation and mindfulness techniques, I started to understand and accept myself more and more. I am not anywhere close to knowing myself completely, as that might be, who knows, ultimate enlightenment. Yet I feel that the process of doing yoga was like finding the pieces of the puzzle of myself, so I could put them together. Slowly, I could form a picture of who I am.”