Hatha Yoga

invigorating – vitalising – relaxing

The method Hatha Yoga according to B.K.S. Iyengar© offers an approach to both strengthen and mobilize the body by way of systematically composed, progressive series of exericises and precise instructions on each posture (so-called ‘asanas’). Regular practice leads to a vibrant awareness of the body. This, then, will help you to detect — and counteract — the beginnings of stress. More than that: you will experience increased mental balance and joy in life.

We’re sitting. Almost all day.

The majority of our population is engaged in an activity in which a lot of time is spent sitting. This one-sided strain has consequences for the active and passive musculoskeletal system.

There are increasing restrictions in mobility, relatively rapid shortening of the thigh muscles and sometimes calf cramps. For us, however, back pain, neck pain and certain types of headache are much more conspicuous.

With Hatha-Yoga you ensure a balance of mind and body.

compensating movement offer

The postures (Asanas) in Hatha-Yoga according to B.K.S. Iyengar are usually not dynamic, but rather longer. The focus is on increasing flexibility, activating as many fibres as possible to develop strength and improving muscle interaction – all with an emphasis on calm and flowing breath.

So it is not a top athletic performance but an active break for body and soul.

Hatha-Yoga after B.K.S Iyengar shows the following effects:

  • promotes mobility
  • has a positive effect on body and mind
  • increases the ability to concentrate
  • has a lasting relaxing effect
  • stabilizes the body
  • strengthens muscles and joints
  • stretches muscles, tendons and fasciae
  • strengthens the sense of balance
  • helps with sleeping disorders
  • clears the mind
  • improves blood circulation
  • positive effect on blood pressure

Yoga for everyone

Everyone can practice yoga, but not everyone can practice every yoga posture. The participation is independent of age, gender, weight, previous experience or physical mobility, because each exercise is adapted by us to the individual abilities.

The series of exercises are systematically structured and become more complex and demanding depending on the experience of the practitioner. Even for practitioners with many years of experience, even simpler exercises in Hatha Yoga can be interesting again and again due to small variations and the resulting more differentiated perception of the body.

Hatha yoga works

Through improved body awareness, you can actively counteract signs of fatigue and degenerative wear and tear.

The development of concentration helps you to learn to distinguish the essential from the insignificant more easily and the “engagement” with the momentary experience supports the ability to let go.

Hatha-Yoga is recommended

to promote physical and mental well-being

for people who spend a lot of time sitting or working without compensation such as sport or the like

for people whose energies are rather in their heads because their mental capacities are constantly challenged in their everyday work life

at high stress levels

to counteract sleep disorders

for back, neck and certain types of headaches (efficacy has been proven by studies, e.g. Herrmann Traiteur 2012)

For whom is yoga not or only conditionally suitable?

for acute diseases, certain medications, chemotherapy or radiotherapy

acute fractures and acute herniated discs

as well as for certain mental illnesses

Yoga should not be started before the end of the twelfth week of pregnancy for untrained persons. With previous experience and training, it is also possible (after consultation with a doctor) to continue practicing at the beginning of a pregnancy.

Before the first participation we conduct a preliminary talk and ask if there are any restrictions.

Advantages for the employer

As part of corporate health management, Hatha Yoga actively contributes to disease prevention in private and in work life.

Some yoga courses against stress are subsidised by the statutory health insurance funds as part of their prevention work.

Are you interested?

Let’s talk about how I can help you.


Practice days, open classes and course offers

Group size: max. 16 participants
Languages: German and English
Venue: Achtsamkeitspraxis Berlin

Open yoga classes

Common dates for beginners and experienced people.

No previous experience required.

Monday: 17:15 – 18:45 h

Wednesday: 18:00 – 19:30 h

Wednesday: 19:45 – 21:15 h

Thursday: 17:00 – 18:30 h

Please call us before your first visit:
0163 98 95 370. thank you.

Yoga for stress prevention

Introductory course from 06.02.2020

This introductory course is suitable for beginners as well as for experienced users. The basics of asana practice (yoga exercises), an introduction to yogic breathing techniques (pranayama) and detailed relaxation instructions are taught and practiced.

Course start: Thursday, 06.02.2020 from 17:00 – 18:30 h
Follow-up appointments: 12.09., 19.09., 26.09., 10.10., 17.10., 24.10., 31.10., 07.12. and 14.12. 2019

Course fee: 150,- €
The course is a prevention course and is subsidized by many health insurance companies.
Course ID: 20170222-898335

Please register with me in time via this page, the number of participants for the course is limited.

As part of health care Hatha-Yoga actively contributes to the prevention of diseases.

Many public health insurance companies support the prevention courses ‘Yoga against Stress’ proportionately.

Yoga practice day

Yoga practice day 22.02.

Focus of the day:
Hip opener, the muscles psoas and piriformis

Preparations, exercises and classical asanas with and without aids.

These include lifting the legs in the supine position (Supta Padanugusthasana), the shoemaker’s seat (Badhakonasana), the cow’s head position (Gomukhasana) and the heroic position (Virasana).

For the experienced, the headstand and the shoulderstand are also offered on this subject.

The focus is only a part of the day, all participants are gently introduced to the exercises according to their physical condition.

Relaxation in tension; how do you develop a calm, even and deep breath in an asana? How is it possible to relax in tension?

The day is also suitable for those without previous knowledge.
A small snack and drinks will be provided

Please register bindingly by 15.02. 2020 at the latest.

Start: 10.00 a.m.
Duration: approx. 6 hours

Costs: 52,- €/ 44,- € (reduced) please ask.


Individual Training

By now, Hatha Yoga is well established as an effectve system of practice. Ever more people have taken it up and are benefiting from its effects that con soon be experienced. Yet some people do find it difficult to make their way to a Yoga-school or a health centre. There are so many possible reasons for this: Some prefer not to be seen as a beginner; or they may have concerns about their body shape; or they want to not have to compete with the ‘experts’, ect. Or it may simply be lack of time or an impossibility to regularly attend a class.

Individual tuition may thus be the right way forward for you. Matched to your personal needs — both in terms of venue, time, frequeny — we will together develop a program that is aimed to encourage you to continue practising on your own, even when you are away from home.
Each session will usually last 90 minutes, but occasionally a shorter session of between 45 and 60 minutes can likewise be useful.

Please contact me and we will find out how to best do it.

Venue: Achtsamkeitspraxis Berlin or at your workplace.

costs: 60 min./ 70,00 €, 90 min./ 90,00 €, 120 min./ 110,00 €

Yoga cost overview

trial lesson: 12,00 €
Prices per 90 minutes: 14,00 € (reduced 12,00 €)
Ten tickets: 120,00 € (reduced 100,00 €)
Yoga days: 52,00 € (reduced 44,00 €)

new prices from Januar 2020
trial lesson: 14,00 €
Prices per 90 minutes: 15,00 € (reduced 13,00 €)
Ten tickets: 130,00 € (reduced 110,00 €)
Yoga days: 55,00 € (reduced 49,00 €)

One-to-one tuition (home visit): 145,00 € (90 min.) within Berlin
Companies on site: 150,00 € (90 min. with 5 TN), 190,00 € (90 minutes between 6 and 10 TN)
(Price list valid from August 2018)