“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Yes, yes, you know what I am going to say now: the Season is upon us. Or should I say the Seasons: Hanukkah, Bodhi Day or Rohatsu, Christmas, Kwanzaa, plus all the ancient festivals associated with the Winter Solstice.
It’s cold. It’s dark. There seems to be an ancient intuitive call: to walk towards the light, the bonfire, the candle, reflect and get warm. A lot of us go into this dark cave of hibernation and feel the need to reach inside our own psyches with a sign of care. Similarly, we reach out to our loved ones with a gift, a thought, a phone call, an act of kindness.
Additionally, the winter holidays mark the passing of another year. Memories, family dynamics, losses and longings all come up again, stirring a mix of emotions that makes winter hibernation hard to escape!
This time can be very overwhelming for a lot of us.
My way of dealing with this time of the year is by going into my body, into my breathing, into creating moments with myself. It is by going into my yoga.
If you feel you need a special place to go inwards during this solstice, we invite you to come and try out a class. This is also a great gift for a loved one who you think could benefit from the calmness and grounding, the gentle moments of solitude, and a more emotionally sustainable way of life.
There’s a lot happening at English Yoga Berlin this Winter! Pinelopi is giving a brand new Chakra course, Juli brings Queer Yoga back, Pedro is going solo, and Pinelopi is teaching at Dynamic Mindfulness teacher trainers’ course. On top of that we are selling yoga gift cards again this Holiday season!
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
― Yoko Ono
Christmas Gift Cards
We are selling beautiful Yoga gift cards for the Christmas holidays and all other celebratory occasions! You can buy yoga gift cards of one or five classes at our English Yoga Berlin studio or online. The gift of yoga is a precious gift!
Please be aware of our holiday closures! Check out our schedule page for up-to-date info.
Pedro is going solo
Queer Yoga is back!
Queer* Yoga Flow Berlin is back on January 18th, 2017. The class that prioritizes a space for queer and trans* people will be held every Wednesday at 10am. Allies and other misfits are welcome.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Do you live in Berlin and would like to become a yoga teacher? Dynamic Mindfulness School offers an amazing teacher trainers’ course that starts in February. Pinelopi will be a guest teacher there. Check it out!
Pinelopi is offering a 10 week course on the Chakras. Starting date: January 12th, 2017. The first class will be a lecture and all other classes will focus on a yoga practice for each specific chakra, understanding both the emotions and the body area that chakras influence and get influenced by. Write to her here if you are interested.
Somuchmore and English Yoga Berlin partnership Update
To those Somuchmore customers who attended our classes, we regret to inform you that as of 2017 we will no longer be part of this service.
We continue to be thankful for your practice and your support of our work. We wish you a healthy, happy winter, full of inner peace and connection!
Why not offer the beautiful gift of Yoga this Christmas time? If you are searching for a meaningful present for a loved one, but you don’t want to help in the accumulation of more material things, then it might be time to bring some yoga into your loved ones’ lives. We are selling beautiful gift cards for one or five yoga classes at the studio. Our Berlin Yoga helps lead a healthier life, teaches how to stay in the present moment, how to dettach from one’s own mind and how to relax deeply.
What: Gift cards for 5 classes at the English Yoga Berlin studio
When: You can purchase the gift card at the beginning or end of any class. Check the schedule for when that is. Or call 015141629417 to find a more convenient time.
How long for: Your gift card is valid for two months after the first class you attend at the studio.
Who: You can go to any classes offered by all teachers at English Yoga Berlin (with exception of courses and workshops)
Give yourself the gift of yoga during this cold dark months in Berlin. Gentle movement, gentle breathing, deep relaxation are the yoga benefits that will make all the difference during winter.