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3 Days Yoga Synergy Workshop in Berlin, Germany

3 Days Yoga Synergy Workshop in Berlin, Germany

  • Essentis Biohotel, Weiskopffstraße 16/17 12459, Berlin, Germany

Yoga Retreat Berlin

During this workshop, Simon will show you how to work systematically with your practice by teaching four fundamental principles of traditional yoga that are in line with modern concepts of strength and conditioning, and the science of exercise-based physiology and physiotherapy. These principles can help you develop a yoga practice that will enhance your health and well-being on a physical, energetic, and emotional level. You will also immerse yourself in a biohotel operating on a wholly environmentally-friendly basis and explore the incredible living island surrounding.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga workshops
  • Become a yoga teacher for yourself
  • Learn various postures and techniques
  • Discover the charming corners of East Berlin
  • Enjoy a wonderful natural setting
  • Delectable vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Essentis Biohotel is a fully equipped hotel with more than fifty clear and comfortable rooms, four workshop spaces from 34 square meters to 240 square meters, a sauna with a direct exit to the Spree, a performative kitchen, a winter garden, a library, a bar, a vegan restaurant, a photography studio for shooting, and a fully equipped meditation and yoga room.

Essentis Biohotel possesses its own river dock directly on the Spree. The boats from the company Reederei Riedel land directly at their jetty. From the hotel’s dock, motorboats are available for rent.

Each of the five 3-hour long sessions in this course includes one to two hours of detailed instruction on posture, movement, and breathing by physiotherapist and yoga teacher Simon Borg-Olivier, followed by a flowing and meditative visually instructed led practice to music with no verbal instructions. You will develop a practical understanding of how to use yoga to maintain and enhance health and longevity, as well as to help you recover more rapidly from musculoskeletal problems and medical conditions.

This course can help you be a better teacher for yourself if you practice yoga, and can also help you teach other people. Please note that the classes are progressive. Each session builds on the information and practice of the previous session. Please do not attend session 5 unless you have attended at least two of the other sessions.

External power and internal health sessions

Session 1: Moving your spine for core strength and internal health

In this session, Simon will show you how to use your spine to create core stability via core mobility. This knowledge can not only improve your flexibility and strength, but can also help you improve your circulation, energy levels, and the health of your internal organs.

Session 2: Physical power, sexual health, and a pain-free lower back

In this session Simon will show you how to use your legs effectively in order to develop the strength, flexibility, and fitness needed to lead a healthy, active life. This understanding can also help you to improve the function of your lower back, as well as the health of your digestive and reproductive system.

Session 3: Internal energy, enhanced immunity, and a pain-free neck

In this session, Simon will show you how to effectively use your arms in order to improve circulation and develop the strength and flexibility to do arm balances, binding postures, back- bending postures, and inversions. This understanding can also help you to improve the health of your neck and upper back, as well as the effectiveness of your hormones, your heart, and your lungs.

Session 4: Breathing for enhanced circulation and stress-reduction

In this session, Simon will show you how to effectively use your breath in order to develop your vitality and help to improve your longevity. The techniques taught in this class can also improve levels of happiness, mobility, relaxation, as well as increasing the circulation of energy and information through the body. This understanding can also help you reduce stress, regulate your body temperature, improve your energy levels, and reduce your dependence on food and sleep.

Session 5: Blissful meditation from movement to stillness

In this session, Simon will show you techniques that can bring you to a very focused state of mind that can be then progressed to a blissful mindless yet conscious state called the empty mind. Many of these techniques draw on a practical understanding of the nervous system and the use of reflexes. You will be shown tools that can help to the achieve stillness in breath and mind both during static postures as well as in complex movements, which is the true essence of yoga.

Sample schedule

Day 1

  • 17:00 - 20:00 Yoga session
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 2

  • Before 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Yoga session
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 - 17:00: Yoga session
  • 19:00 Dinner

Day 3

  • Before 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Yoga session
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Vegan brunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00: Yoga session
  • Simon Borg-Olivier

    Simon Borg-Olivier has been teaching for 30 years throughout the world. Simon is a lecturer at RMIT University, an advanced yoga practitioner, a physiotherapist, director of YogaSynergy, and co-author of ‘Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga’.

This retreat will take place in Berlin, Germany.

Activities
  • Boating
General
  • Bar
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Studio
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

There will be two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners included in the price. All foods are vegan.

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All workshops, as described in the schedule above
  • Extra activities
  • Extra meals
  • Transportation

Driving directions from Berlin city center

  • Take the Köpenicker Landstraße and Schnellerstraße out of town
  • Turn left into Karlshorster Straße at the Bahr DIY store
  • Drive over the bridge and turn right at the traffic light into Wilhelminenhofstraße
  • Carry on for approximately 3 kilometers. The name of the road changes to Ostendstraße and then Weiskopffstraße.

Driving directions from Berlin Tegel Airport

  • Take bus route TXL for two stops to Beusselstraße or S-Bahn station
  • Take the S-Bahn circle line S 41 or S 42 in clockwise direction
  • After approximately 35 minutes, change at Ostkreuz station and take S 8 in the direction of Grünau or Schöneweide
  • At the Schöneweide S-Bahn station, change to tram line 63 in the direction of Köpenick or tram line 67 in the direction of Köpenick hospital, or Krankenhaus
  • After approximately 9 minutes, alight at the stop Parkstraße, directly in front of the hotel
  • The total traveling time is approximately 65 minutes
  • Please consult the BVG timetable information service for your best connection

Driving directions from Berlin Schönefeld Airport

  • Take S-Bahn S 9 in the direction of Pankow, or S 45 in the direction of S+U station Hermannstraße to Schöneweide station
  • Take tramline 63 in the direction of S-Bahn station Köpenick or tramline 67 in the direction of Köpenick hospital, or Krankenhaus
  • After approximately 9 minutes, alight at the stop Parkstraße, directly in front of the hotel
  • The total traveling time is approximately 40 minutes
  • Please consult the BVG timetable information service for your best connection

Driving directions from Berlin Central Station

  • Take S-Bahn S 7 in the direction of Ahrensfelde, or S-Bahn S 75 in the direction of Wartenberg, or S-Bahn S 5 in the direction of Hoppegarten to Friedrichsfelde Ost Station
  • Take tramline 27 in the direction of Krankenhaus Köpenick or in the direction of Freizeit- und Erholungszentrum
  • After approximately 25 minutes, alight at the stop Parkstraße, directly in front of the hotel
  • The total traveling time is approximately 50 minutes
  • Please consult the BVG timetable information service for your best connection

Driving directions from Motorway A113

  • Take the exit Zentrum/Friedrichshain
  • Follow the B 96A until you see the sign “Köpenick/Lichtenberg”
  • Turn right into Spreestraße
  • Drive over the bridge and turn right into Wilhelminenhofstraße
  • Carry on for approximately 3 kilometers. The name of the roads changes to Ostendstraße and then Weiskopffstraße.