2 centers+121 classes+178 hours of yoga per week.
MITTE = JIVAMUKTI YOGA CENTER, JIVAMUKTI CANTEEN & SHOP:
Mon-Fri 6:45-22:45 Sat 9:45-20:45 Sun 8:45-21:45
KREUZBERG = JIVAMUKTI YOGA CENTER:
The studio doors are open 20-30mins before & after the classes, but not during the classes or when there are no classes on the schedule.
FIRST TIME VISITORS...as well as all other students may come to any of our regular courses at any time: No pre-registration necessary! Just come ca. 15min before the scheduled starting time of the class that suits your own level and schedule. If you are a beginner with little or none yoga experience, you should start with our Basic and Open(M) classes. If you already have some yoga experience, you can also try out our Jivamukti Open classes right away.
TRIAL CLASS?...SPECIAL TRIAL MONTH!
From our experience, it is not possible to properly experience the depth of an established yoga method like Jivamukti Yoga in a single trial class but first-time students should take the time to explore a number of different classes with different teachers to be able to make a well-educated decision whether Jivamukti Yoga is a practice they would like to dive deeper into. This is why we do not offer discounted one time trial classes but instead there is a really great deal: One full trial month (30days), that you can only buy at your first visit to any of our studios for a very special price of only 49 EUR. I.e. for only 49 EUR (instead of 126 EUR) you can come as often as you want to all regular classes that are offered at both Jivamukti Berlin Studios for a whole month (30 days). Of course, it is also possible to pay for just one single visit everytime you come (18 EUR), but it also makes sense financially to choose the special trial month at your first visit, because you already start saving money with your 3rd visit during the first month.
JIVAMUKTI OPEN (95min)
Whether you're a beginner, deciphering the difference between vrksasana (tree) and sirshasana (headstand) or an advanced yogi who can put both feet behind their head, the Jivamukti Open class welcomes you, as it is open to practitioners of all levels. You work at your own pace, following the teacher's verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. A typical Open class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (kindness), nada (music) and dhyana (meditation) by presenting classical yoga teachings as relevant to one's life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include 14 points—asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role: you might practice to a shifting soundtrack of ragas, global trance, hip-hop, spoken word, George Harrison, Sting, Krishna Das, Donna de Lory, Michael Franti, Bill Laswell, Alice Coltrane and Mozart. The class is called "Open" because it is open and suitable to all levels of practitioner. Even so, beginning level students should know that there will not be much detailed "how to do" descriptions; for that a student is advised to attend a Basic or Medium Class.
JIVAMUKTI OPEN XL (120min)
Every Saturday, 5pm-7pm @ Jivamukti XBerg and every Sunday 5pm-7pm @ Jivamukti XBerg: An extra long (120min) Jivamukti Open Class where we have more time to dive deeper into specific aspects of the Jivamukti Yoga method and to work in detail on more advanced asanas. Despite this class being ca. 30% longer than the regular classes, we only charge our regular class prices for it. However, we kindly ask for additional voluntary donations (ca. 1-5€) for our friends at SETTERBURG - A sanctuary for old, ill and unwanted hunting dogs from kilings stations in Southern Europe (www.setterburg.de) who, among many others, already saved the 3 Jivamukti Berlin dogs Arvi, Sammy & Mimi. In some rare cases, when OpenXL classes are taught by special guest teachers who especially come to Berlin to teach here, there is a mandatory supplemental charge of 5-10 EUR instead of the donation in order to finance the visit of the guest teacher . These will be announced under events.
JIVAMUKTI BASIC (95min)
Each Jivamukti Basic class is part of a four-week fundamentals course that explores a different theme each week. Week one (=day 1.-7. of the month): standing asanas; week two(=day 8.-14. of the month): forward bending asanas; week three(=day 15.-21. of the month):backward bending asanas; week four(=day 21.-31. of the month): inversions, meditation and "putting it all together." Whereas in the Medium and Open class vinyasa is emphasized, in the Basic class alignment is the emphasis. Students are taught "how to do" asanas as well as the use of props. The Basic Class provides the underlying structure to help a student be able to eventually enter into an Open class intelligently and safely. Beginners are encouraged to eventually take all four weeks of the Basic course at least once and repeat if needed. Intermediate and advanced students will also benefit from exploring the alignment essentials presented in these classes. It is not necessary to start with week 1 but students can drop into any class at any time during the month and can also take as many classes as they want each week. This class is suitable for beginners, but open to all levels of practitioners, namely also as a refresher for alignemnt questions if you have already been going to Open classes for a while.
RESTORATIVE CLASS (95min)
The Restorative Class at Jivamukti Berlin is designed to give you an opportunity to relax, settle into your own body and shift into being mode. This slower moving class is deeply rooted in the tradition of restorative poses as they have been taught at Jivamukti Yoga teacher training for years and is intended to take the mindfulness that is found in our more dynamic and faster moving Jivamukti classes to another level. While this class is also about centering of breath and body, aligning the physical and the mental is achieved here by practicing stillness, gentle movements and holding the asanas (yoga poses) for extended periods of time. One might say that the body is less and the mind is more challenged because in Restorative Yoga, the main emphasis lies on awareness while holding a pose for longer periods of time than you would in an Open class for instance. Thus it is a perfect complement to the dynamic Jivamukti classes that emphasize on creating internal heat and on the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Restorative Yoga targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Deep restorative work improves range of motion and joint mobility, reduces pain and the effects of stress. This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and to help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. Restorative yoga is appropriate for students of all levels including absolute beginners, advanced practitioners as well as in case of injuries or after pregnancy. Everyone will get a great chance to ground and settle down occasionally in this class, while still being able to experience the essential key elements of a traditional Jivamukti Yoga class.
JIVAMUKTI OPEN (M) (95min)
JIVAMUKTI OPEN(M) contains all the essential key elements of a classic Jivamukti Open class (see below), but with the only difference that in the (M) version, the classes are a bit slower in speed and tad less difficult in terms of the practice. This means they are perfect for everyone who wants to progress step-by-step from the Jivamukti Basic classes to our classic faster moving Jivamukti Open classes. Or for anyone who - once in a while - is looking for a bit slower, less challenging Open class. And they are also perfect if you are already going to Open but want to work more detailed on specific asanas or sequences to further refine your practice! A detailed exploration into the sequences you will find in a classic Jivamukti Open class with more explanations than in a classic Open class. A strong emphasis on balancing, inversions and unlocking the secrets to more "advance" postures. With the use of wall and prop work, this is a great class to empower, connect, and challenge you. You'll always leave feeling elevated and you did more than you thought you could. And there is always the opportunity to ask questions during our Jivamukti Open(M) classes.
JIVAMUKTI SPIRITUAL WARRIOR (60min)
Jivamukti Spiritual Warrior classes are designed for busy people who only have an hour to practice. The class is fast paced and invigorating and is certainly a "get-in-shape" class. The structure is a fixed set sequence instructed in a vinyasa style. It is a fully balanced class which includes asana warm-up, chanting, setting of intention, surya namaskar, standing poses, backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions, meditation and relaxation. The teacher focuses on keeping the pace moving and does not stop to give spiritual discourses. Since the asana sequence is always the same, a student will pick it up quite quickly after only a couple of classes. In many Jivamukti Yoga Centers this class is also offered as the International Spiritual Warrior class, which is taught in languages other than the national language of the country while maintaining standard Sanskrit terminology, making it a wonderful language immersion experience. You could actually learn another language by taking this class regularly. Many yoga teachers find that they learn essential key terms in other languages to enable them to teach yoga in foreign countries. Spiritual Warrior and International Spiritual Warrior Classes are best for intermediate and advanced students, although beginners as well as anyone with a sense of adventure are welcome! Spiritual Warrior classes are one hour in length.
MYSORE ASHTANGA YOGA (individual length)
..is comprised of six series of asana, each of which has a specific function in cleansing and strengthening the mind and body. The asanas are taught to and practiced by the student at one's own individual pace and assisted by a teacher, the way it is taught in Mysore, India by the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois family. As Mysore is not a led group class, students are being taught individually one-on-one. This means, the classes are open for all levels, absolute beginners and advanced students alike, who practice together in the same room at the same time with the teacher giving every one individual assists and instructions. DATES+TIMES: Class times are Monday - Friday 7:00-10:00am. Students may arrive for their practice at any time between 7:00am and 9:00am and will be individually guided and assisted through their practice by the teacher who is present in the class room from 7:00-10:00am. BUT: The next Jivamukti class in the room starts at 10:15am. Therefore, you have to finish your practice punctually by 10.00am and at 10:00am we will let the new students into the room, open all the windows of the room and turn on music and we cannot make any exceptions. If you want to shower, please finish your practice by 9:45 at the very latest. MOON DAYS: Ashtanga classes are cancelled on Full Moon and New Moon days. These are still coming up in 2017 as follows: Sa 11.02, Sun 26.02, Sun 12.03, Tue 28.03, Tue 11.04, Wed 26.04, Wed 10.05, Thu 25.05, Fri 09.06, Sat 24.06, Sun 09.07, Sun 23.07, Mon 07.08, Mon 21.08, Wed 06.09, Wed 20.09, Thu 05.10, Thu 19.10, Sat 04.11, Sat 18.11, Sun 03.12. Mon 18.12
ASHTANGA PRIMARY LED (108min)
In an Ashtanga Led class, the teacher calls out the postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga in their order and counts the corresponding breaths thus helping the students as a group to adjust the pace of their practice to the standard vinyasa count. Led classes are a great way to create more endurance and to learn and memorize the names of the postures and their sequencing within the 1st series. NOTE: You have to arrive on time (at very very last by 8:55am) in order to be able to take the class. Ashtanga classes are cancelled on Full Moon and New Moon days as will be indicated in our daily updated online schedule (see above).
BASIC/OPEN/MEDIUM/SPIRITUAL WARRIOR IN ENGLISH (95min)
In response to multiple inquiries from the English speaking community in Berlin, we are offering regular Basic, Open & Spiritual Warrior classes that are held in English and usually taught by visting international guest teachers from all parts of the world. For class description please refer to the preceding paragraphs.
Through the use of props and a wide spectrum of asanas adapted for the ever-changing pregnant body, Our pre-natal yoga classes enable the pregnant yogini to safely practice sun salutes, standing poses, balances, twists, forward bends, and even backbends. Emphasizing breathing along with stretching and strengthening the body, these challenging but relaxing classes are empowering for pregnant women. One instructor says that these very popular classes become a yoga "community" for her expecting students. "If a woman makes one good friend in the class, and continues her yoga practice after giving birth, we've done our work." This class is for appropriate for both expectant mothers who are new to yoga as well as those who have been practicing for sometime.
In our Post-Natal classes we practice special yoga postures and sequences that help you to get back into shape without needing a babysitter. Bring your little one along for some parent-baby bonding.
Benefits of postnatal yoga:
– strengthens the back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles
– releases tension in shoulders and neck muscles
– helps to improve posture
– decreases overall stress and promotes relaxation
– rejuvenates the mind and increases energy
– builds patience and inner-calm
– brings fun and pleasure to both parent and baby
– provides an opportunity to connect with other parents
– creates a safe environment to bond with baby and toddler
It is important to rest initially after birth. The first 6 weeks after birth are a time for bonding with the baby and for the mother to recover. By the end of the first eight weeks of the postnatal period, women should be ready to return to their regular practice, but it is important to listen to what the body is ready to do. Women with a yoga practice prior to pregnancy should be careful and not rush back into their usual yoga practice. Consult your doctor for advice on when to resume practising.
IN CLASS PRIVATES (ICPs)
Jivamukti Yoga Berlin is the first yoga center in Berlin to offer this state of the art experience in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual tuning: The Jivamukti In-Class Private.
Traditionally, yoga was taught one on one—one teacher teaching one student at a time. In modern times, yoga is more often taught in group classes. The Jivamukti Yoga In-Class Private (or ICP) is a unique way to experience both methods of teaching: the student and his or her private certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher together attend a regular group class. From beginning to end, the student practices with the hands on assists of their private teacher, who safely guides them through every minute of the class insuring correct alignment in all asanas as well as deep understanding of all other components of the class (e.g., breathing practices, chanting, etc.). ICPs always conclude with a special deep relaxation yoga massage in shavasana. This is the ultimate yoga class experience. An ICP can be adapted to and given in almost any Jivamukti Yoga class. The most popular class in which to receive an ICP is the Open class.
Free of charge, everybody welcome. Ca. 20-60 min. Silent or led meditation, satsang or Kirtan. For meditation beginners as well as advanced. There are also oportunities to ask and discuss questions on yogic philosophy or talk about other inspiring topics (Satsang). Kirtan is call and response devotional singing and means "people coming together to be in the presence of God,." It includes Sanskit chanting, meditation, or a discussion. Each kirtan has a leader for the evening. Changing teachers and programmes.
Jivamukti Yoga Berlin offers free rental yoga mats, blankets, blocks and belts. Fresh bath towels can be rented for 1 EUR, small towles for 0.50 EUR, and freshly washed and desinfected Yoga Mats or Yogitoes Skidless yogatowels for 2 EUR. Please wear light, comfortable and not too wide clothes. Yoga is practiced bare feet.