Yoga

Come practice with me at at Bija Yoga on Grimmstraße 19 (rechts) 10967 Berlin. It’s an intimate space; classes are kept small and happen on drop-in basis. I am a partner of Urban Sports Club and ClassPass.

Weekly class schedule

Monday 17:30-19h • Prenatal Hatha (english) This prenatal class explores the support Hatha Yoga offers the pregnant yogini in the physical, emotional and energetic changes (and challenges!) making a baby brings about. 
The flow is steady yet gentle and follows the rhythm of the breath with the aim of strengthen the body, release tension and connect us to both supportive grounding earthy energy and well needed lightness, as our bodies are transforming through growth and expansion. If you are currently pregnant, come enjoy the bliss of being fully present with yourself, your baby and your body. Yoginis in all trimesters, with or without previous experience of Hatha Yoga are welcome.

Thursday 20-21:30h • Open level Hatha Flow (english) This class which is open to all levels, focuses on letting the breath be the moving principle of the body. We find ground, spaciousness and alignment while flowing through Asana and Vinyasa, as each breath becomes an invitation to be present with the body and the Self. Especially the Sun and Moon Salutations – Surya Namaskar and Chandra Namaskar – and the ways they form a complete Sadhana (spiritual practice) containing Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Mantra, is explored.

Apart from my studio classes I also teach privately. Please reach out to me to book a 90 min one-on-one session, which is fully and completely focused on you and your interests and needs. This can be a chance to go deeper with your specific questions and queries, to support the development of your personal practice or to just give yourself the treat of blissing out, especially if you have a busy schedule with trouble making it to studio classes.

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I am a certified Hatha Yoga and Pranayama teacher (550h++) who combines movement, breath and Mudra into an explorative and introspective practice of Hatha flow. In my classes the intrinsic connection between movement and stillness is at the centre and the flow of Prana through body and breath experienced.  The practice of yoga is for me a practice of coming into alignment with oneself through a process of observing what is present. It is to witness how body and mind reacts to discomfort and bliss and to simply stay with it, breathe through it and develop neither attachment nor aversion to any of the sensations. I extensively draw inspiration from Vipassana meditation, but am also interested in the more mystical aspects of early Hatha practices. When I discovered yoga, it was as if I discovered completely new dimensions of existence and of the Self and that’s when my journey of expansion began. This is also what I seek to share with others on their path of discovering and practicing yoga – allowing yoga to be a liminal space where deep self-knowledge is cultivated, from which an understanding and acceptance of life as it is, arises. The physical body forms the vessel granting us access to this liminal space, because when we are present with the sensations of the body, we tap into the groundedness of our physical body, the lightness of the breath and the profound presence of arriving into the moment. I believe that what we do on our yoga mat in no way is separate from how we live and treat ourselves and others. Those tools that we access in our practice profoundly change the way we go about in life, as being present with what is connects us to a sense of limitless expansion far beyond the frames of our reality and that spills over into everything we do.

I did my three year training to become a yoga teacher in the method Pranayoga with Amanda and Maurizio Morelli and through it I gained extensive knowledge of anatomy, Indian cosmology as well as philosophy and spiritual theory such as Chakra – all of which continuously and enormously influence and inspire my work and my classes. I am also specialized in pre- and postnatal Hatha yoga.