“When there’s snow on the ground, I like to pretend I’m walking on clouds.”
-Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata (Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005)
As the days grow colder and shorter, and the pandemic lockdowns continue, yoga is a great way to keep yourself active and take care of your mental health. At English Yoga Berlin, we are continuing our classes online through the cold winter months and the hard lockdown that has just now been implemented in Berlin. The benefit of having live yoga classes online is that they are available for anyone around the world! Check out our schedule for a suitable time. Please note that we will be closed for one week during the Christmas holidays.
Give the Gift of Yoga
At a loss for a festive gift? Do you know someone close to you who would like to try yoga? Our gift cards can also be used for our online yoga classes. You can order a yoga gift card here. Each card is individually printed and sent by post if you wish, or can be sent by email.
New Year, New World?
As the year comes to a close, we can probably all agree that 2020 was a challenging one for all of us around the globe. In some ways it brought us closer together, with this shared experience of a common enemy, the coronavirus. But it also divided us – revealing the glaring rift between rich and poor, those with access to health care, and those without. With a clear emphasis that climate change was the main cause, let’s hope this will wake up our world leaders to bring us the change we need to see for our future generations! Let’s work for a better world together in 2021!
Happy holidays and happy new year to all!
At English Yoga Berlin, we offer Hatha Yoga classes with Pinelopi and Vinyasa yoga with Juli. Our yoga Kreuzberg Berlin classes are open for and welcome to beginners, as well as people struggling with chronic pain. We also offer Berlin business yoga, and private yoga classes, as well as queer and trans prioritized community classes.
“For it is in giving that we receive.” — Francis of Assisi
Berlin Yoga Gift Card
This December is full of many things – an end of a decade, as well as the darkest days drawing upon us, both politically and celestially. Holidays of various religious and non-religious affiliation draw us together, but for those of us with complicated relationships to or without family, it can feel even more stressful or depressive. A consumer culture encourages us to buy more things to fill the void or fulfill gift-giving obligations, which seem to miss the point of honestly giving something to someone we love.
A nice dinner, a visit to the hammam, or a guided tour are a few gift ideas for those who’d like to give something that does not contribute to Co2 emissions through the shipping of packages, or add more waste to the world by purchasing more plastic gadgets that nobody actually needs. If you’re at a loss for an idea for a friend who likes yoga, why not a Berlin yoga gift card? At English Yoga Berlin we offer them all year round.
And if you feel you need a special place to go inwards for yourself during this dark holiday season, why not come and try out a class in our candle-lit cozy and warm Kreuzberg yoga studio.
Please take a look at our up-to-date schedule for our holiday closures.
English Yoga Berlin offers yoga gift cards for one or more Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga classes. You can buy them at our yoga studio in Kreuzberg, or online.
“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
Candles In The Dark
photo by אליעד מלין
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.
English Yoga Berlin offer yoga gift cards for one or more Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga classes. You can buy them at our yoga studio in Kreuzberg, or online.
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
We wish Pedro the best of luck as he goes solo with his new website. If you wish to follow his exciting posts on facebook, click here.
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
Where: Görlitzerstr. 39, 10997 Berlin
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.