Workshops/trainings and retreats

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A workshop, training or retreat is a gift to yourself : the gift of time, self-inquiry and learning new skills for self-care or to accompany others.

Here are some of my offers.

Contact me if your studio or workplace has interest in hosting any of these.

 

Upcoming

YIN YOGA FOUNDATIONS TEACHER TRAINING (60h) – BERLIN
28 Feb 2020 | 20:00Bija Yoga, Berlin, Germany

YIN YOGA FOUNDATIONS TEACHER TRAINING (60h) – BERLIN

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 20:00 – Sun, 19 Apr 2020 17:00Bija YogaGrimmstraße 19, 10967 Berlin, Germany

YIN YOGA FOUNDATIONS TEACHER TRAINING (60h) – BERLIN

with LIINA TAEL & VALERIE HARTWICH

 

Learn to practice and teach Yin yoga in a safe and confident way.

TRAINING TIMES:
Fridays 20:00 – 21:30, Saturdays 13:30 – 19:00, Sundays 9:30 – 17:00

TRAINING DATES:

4 weekends  designed to offer roadmaps and tools to different approaches to Yin yoga:
Yin yoga & western anatomy (Feb 28, 29, March1)
Yin yoga, fascia & somatics (March 13, 14, 15)
Yin yoga, subtle body & introduction to TCM (March 27, 28, 29)
Yin yoga & self-inquiry (April 17, 18, 19)

LOCATION:
Bija Yoga, Grimmstr. 19, Kreuzberg, Berlin

This training will give you a solid, practical, well-structured and applicable understanding of how to practice and teach Yin yoga in a safe and meaningful way. Through lectures, experimentation in your own body, practice sessions, in-depth posture labs and homework for your own personal inquiries, you will explore the wholesome effect this potent practice has on the body, mind and spirit.

Each weekend training module will consist of daily Yin yoga practices, lectures, interactive embodiment exercises/inquiries, group work, discussions and homework assignments. Your further journey into practicing and teaching Yin yoga will be supported by a comprehensive 100 page manual and suggestions for further reading materials and resources. The 60-hour training consists of  50 hours in person sessions and 10 hours of homework assignments between the sessions.
The weekend schedule consists of a Yin yoga class on Fridays and lectures +practice sessions on Saturdays and Sundays.

PRICE:
750€

FOR REGISTRATION AND QUESTIONS:
e-mail Liina at liina.tael@gmail.com

Join Facebook event for updates:

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The course covers:

Yin yoga according to Western Anatomy
(Functional approach to yoga)

  • The principles of Yin yoga
  • Tension versus compression
  • Sensation based alignment, functional approach, skeletal variation
  • The science behind Yin yoga
  • How to teach the core Yin postures safely, offer variations and use props

You will get a solid foundation and understanding of the anatomy of yin poses via functional approach to yoga (Paul Grilley method) by being introduced to the 7 archetypal pose families and learning about target areas. You’ll understand skeletal restrictions and anatomical aspects of each pose and will learn how to adapt and use variations and props to suit the practice for different bodies.

Yin yoga, fascia and somatics

 

  • Understanding fascia and connective tissue
  • What fascia requires for optimal heath
  • What yin yoga and somatic movement offer fascia
  • Lines of fascia and related poses/movements
  • Fascia lines and sequencing

Understanding fascia, its qualities and its role in the whole-body network in terms of movement, postural habits, chronic pain and healing is pivotal in any type of health, yoga or movement related education.

Yin yoga, subtle body and introduction to Chinese Medicine
(with guest lecturer Roland Beissel from Berlin Akupunktur)

  • Taoist philosophy and yin-yang theory
  • 5 element theory
  • 3 treasures of Taoism (Qi, Jing, Shen)
  • The organs, energy channels and their connection to yin yoga practice

An introduction to the vast field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), offering a concise guide of the connections between TCM and yin yoga. You’ll discover how Taoist philosophy can enrich and inform your own practice, your teaching and your general comprehension of health and balanced living.

Yin yoga & self-inquiry

  • The practical tools of Yin for everyday challenges
  • Creating mini Yin/somatics tools/sequences for daily life, for your own well-being and that of your students
  • Psychosomatics and Yin
  • The role of the nervous-system in healing, learning and implementing change

This YTT approaches yin yoga as a contemplative practice by bringing together self-inquiry and sensory awareness. We’ll explore in theory and practice how can yin yoga build self-awareness and activate our capacity for self-healing and agency on and off the mat.

Teaching yin yoga

  • sequencing based on anatomy, meridian theory and fascial lines
  • holding space, using voice, cueing and language to effectively guide students
  • opportunities to practice teaching
  • basic self-care for yoga teachers

 

 

About us

Liina Tael and Valerie Hartwich are Berlin based teachers dedicated to how yoga can help us move towards more meaning, greater passion for life and deeper understanding of Self and others. Their approach is shaped by their combined background in yoga, psychology and sociology, bodywork and Traditional Chinese Medicine in connection to Yin yoga. If you are in Berlin and want to visit their classes before committing to the training, here are links to their teaching schedules: Liina  and Valerie. If you cannot make it to class, they both also have online offerings where you can get a taste of their teaching styles: Liina  and Valerie .

750€

Past

3-Week Morning Challenge: ‘Taking Yoga off the Mat’
18 Feb 2019 | 08:30Yellow yoga, Studio Sonne, Berlin, Germany

3-Week Morning Challenge: ‘Taking Yoga off the Mat’

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:30 – Fri, 08 Mar 2019 10:00Yellow yoga, Studio SonneSonnenallee 67, 12045 Berlin, Germany

Svadhyaya – the study of the self as a central yogic practice

Weekdays February 18th to March 9th, 8.30-10 weekdays

The practice of yoga incorporates the study of body, mind, heart and our relationship to the world and life happening around us. This is called Svadhyaya, and is a crucial tool to bring us into a deeper state of union, or yoga, through the development of our awareness into all the areas of our lives. It gives us an understanding of how we function, as well as what we can do to bring more balance and agency into our lives. This is essential for yoga to be a deeply transformative practice that helps us and those around us.

We will work with a range of practices and tools, drawn from various yoga lineages, and other self-study practices to explore our relationships in and to our body, to our identity as ‘me’, and to the world around us. These will include partner work, journalling, meditations, vinyasa, yin, somatic yoga and breath work.

At the end of our time together you will have a clearer picture of who you are and how you work, what you must be mindful of, and tools to help you deal with specific situations and circumstances.

Week 1The body – connections – potential – needs
– A brief look at our incredible anatomy and all its interconnections, from breath, nervous system, through to bones, muscles and fascia
– A discovery of proprioception, interception and what they can help us with
– Vinyasa, yin, somatic yoga, breath meditation in movement and in stillness, journalling, partner work

Week 2Self/Identity/Emotions – patterns – choice – discovery
– A brief look at how thoughts and emotions affect our physical and non physical state, and a link to koshas
– A look at whether yoga is a search for a better version of ourselves or a better understanding and relation to ourselves
– Vinyasa, yin, somatic yoga, journalling, breath meditation in movement and stillness, partner work, observation of our self-talk, embodiment work using asanas as metaphors

Week 3The world and I – relations – agency – responsibility
– A brief introduction into how our relationships and behaviors hold the key to deeper patterns of our identity/ego
– Vinyasa, yin, somatic yoga, embodiment work using asanas as metaphors, aikido, partner work, journalling, reflection on asana likes and dislikes
– Balance sheet of personal patterns in body, mind/heart and in the world, with tools to help, and self-practice

140€
Journey into stillness : Yin yoga and live music
04 Dec 2018 | 19:00Luftraum, Maienstraße 4 10787 , Berlin, Germany

Journey into stillness : Yin yoga and live music

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 19:00 – 21:00Luftraum, Maienstraße 4 10787 Berlin, Germany

Yoga and meditation are two domains which used to belong to the hippie, esoteric scenes until recently. Since modern medical research took an interest in them, these old spiritual teachings have found their place in the lives of millions of people. The healing and relaxing power of sounds and rhythms have equally been known and used for millenia.

In our events you will practice a mindful and quiet form of yoga, mixing gentle movements with Yin and Feldenkrais, accompanied by the warm and moving sounds of the Viola de Gamba and the Setar, played by Christiane Gerhardt and Elshan Gashimi.

This will lead you, in your own individual way, supported by the guidance of the experienced yoga teacher Valerie Hartwich on a journey to your own inner stillness.

Each session addresses a specific part of the body, which will be shared in the introduction, as well as the musical accompaniment. You need neither fitness, nor yoga experience for our events. Simply come as you are! Indeed, yin yoga is particularly well suited as a complement to active physical practices, be they yoga or other, since it develops deep body awareness and relaxation.

For our Luftraum dates, we kindly ask you to bring a mat, and warm, comfortable clothes, as well as possibly a blanket or large shawl. Should you have neither mat nor blanket, do let us know in advance so we may provide you with them.

To book email valerie@essentiallymoving.com

30€
single event
100€
series of four
Journey to stillness : Yin yoga and live music
25 Nov 2018 | 15:00Yoga Sky, Tempelhofer Berg 7D, 10965, Berlin, Germany

Journey to stillness : Yin yoga and live music

Sun, 25 Nov 2018 15:00 – 17:00Yoga Sky, Tempelhofer Berg 7D, 10965Berlin, Germany
Yoga and meditation are two domains which used to belong to the hippie, esoteric scenes until recently. Since modern medical research took an interest in them, these old spiritual teachings have found their place in the lives of millions of people. The healing and relaxing power of sounds and rhythms have equally been known and used for millenia.
In our events you will practice a mindful and quiet form of yoga, mixing gentle movements with Yin and Feldenkrais, accompanied by the warm and moving sounds of the Viola de Gamba and the Setar, played by Christiane Gerhardt and Elshan Gashimi.
This will lead you, in your own individual way, supported by the guidance of the experienced yoga teacher Valerie Hartwich on a journey to your own inner stillness.
Each session addresses a specific part of the body, which will be shared in the introduction, as well as the musical accompaniment. You need neither fitness, nor yoga experience for our events. Simply come as you are! Indeed, yin yoga is particularly well suited as a complement to active physical practices, be they yoga or other, since it develops deep body awareness and relaxation.
For our Luftraum dates, we kindly ask you to bring a mat, and warm, comfortable clothes, as well as possibly a blanket or large shawl. Should you have neither mat nor blanket, do let us know in advance so we may provide you with them.
To book email valerie@essentiallymoving.com
30€
einzelne Veranstaltung
100€
vierer Pack
Journey into stillness : Yin Yoga and live music
25 Sep 2018 | 19:00Luftraum, Maienstraße 4 10787 , Berlin, Germany

Journey into stillness : Yin Yoga and live music

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:00 – 21:00Luftraum, Maienstraße 4 10787 Berlin, Germany
Yoga and meditation are two domains which used to belong to the hippie, esoteric scenes until recently. Since modern medical research took an interest in them, these old spiritual teachings have found their place in the lives of millions of people. The healing and relaxing power of sounds and rhythms have equally been known and used for millenia.
In our events you will practice a mindful and quiet form of yoga, mixing gentle movements with Yin and Feldenkrais, accompanied by the warm and moving sounds of the Viola de Gamba and the Setar, played by Christiane Gerhardt and Elshan Gashimi.
This will lead you, in your own individual way, supported by the guidance of the experienced yoga teacher Valerie Hartwich on a journey to your own inner stillness.
Each session addresses a specific part of the body, which will be shared in the introduction, as well as the musical accompaniment. You need neither fitness, nor yoga experience for our events. Simply come as you are! Indeed, yin yoga is particularly well suited as a complement to active physical practices, be they yoga or other, since it develops deep body awareness and relaxation.
For our Luftraum dates, we kindly ask you to bring a mat, and warm, comfortable clothes, as well as possibly a blanket or large shawl. Should you have neither mat nor blanket, do let us know in advance so we may provide you with them.
To book email valerie@essentiallymoving.com
30€
single event
100€
series of four
Journey into stillness : Yin yoga and live music
02 Sep 2018 | 15:00Yoga Sky, Tempelhofer Berg 7D, 10965, Berlin, Germany

Journey into stillness : Yin yoga and live music

Sun, 02 Sep 2018 15:00 – 17:00Yoga Sky, Tempelhofer Berg 7D, 10965Berlin, Germany
Yoga and meditation are two domains which used to belong to the hippie, esoteric scenes until a few years ago. Since modern medical research took an interest in them these old spiritual teachings have found their place in the lives of millions of people.
The healing and relaxing power of sounds and rhythms have equally been known and used for millenia.
In our events you will practice a mindful and quiet form of yoga, mixing gentle movements with Yin and Feldenkrais, accompanied by the warm and moving sounds of the Viola de Gamba and the Setar, played by Christiane Gerhardt and Elshan Gashimi.
This will lead you, in your own individual way, supported by the guidance of the experienced yoga teacher Valerie Hartwich on a journey to your own inner stillness.
Each session addresses a specific part of the body, which will be shared in the introduction, as well as the musical accompaniment. You need neither fitness, nor yoga experience for our events. Simply come as you are! Indeed, yin yoga is particularly well suited as a complement to active physical practices, be they yoga or other, since it develops deep body awareness and relaxation.
To book email valerie@essentiallymoving.com
30€
single event
100€
series of four
Journey into stillness: Yin yoga and live music
19 Jun 2018 | 19:00Yoga Sky, Tempelhofer Berg 7D, 10965, Berlin, Germany

Journey into stillness: Yin yoga and live music

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:00 – 21:00Yoga Sky, Tempelhofer Berg 7D, 10965Berlin, Germany
Yoga and meditation are two domains which used to belong to the hippie, esoteric scenes until recently. Since modern medical research took an interest in them, these old spiritual teachings have found their place in the lives of millions of people. The healing and relaxing power of sounds and rhythms have equally been known and used for millenia.
In our events you will practice a mindful and quiet form of yoga, mixing gentle movements with Yin and Feldenkrais, accompanied by the warm and moving sounds of the Viola de Gamba and the Setar, played by Christiane Gerhardt and Elshan Gashimi.
This will lead you, in your own individual way, supported by the guidance of the experienced yoga teacher Valerie Hartwich on a journey to your own inner stillness.
Each session addresses a specific part of the body, which will be shared in the introduction, as well as the musical accompaniment. You need neither fitness, nor yoga experience for our events. Simply come as you are! Indeed, yin yoga is particularly well suited as a complement to active physical practices, be they yoga or other, since it develops deep body awareness and relaxation.
For our Luftraum dates, we kindly ask you to bring a mat, and warm, comfortable clothes, as well as possibly a blanket or large shawl. Should you have neither mat nor blanket, do let us know in advance so we may provide you with them.
To book email valerie@essentiallymoving.com
30€
single event
100€
series of four
Journey into stillness: Yin yoga and live music
17 Jun 2018 | 15:00Yoga Sky, Tempelhofer Berg 7D, 10965, Berlin, Germany

Journey into stillness: Yin yoga and live music

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 15:00 – 17:00Yoga Sky, Tempelhofer Berg 7D, 10965Berlin, Germany
Yoga and meditation are two domains which used to belong to the hippie, esoteric scenes until a few years ago. Since modern medical research took an interest in them these old spiritual teachings have found their place in the lives of millions of people.
The healing and relaxing power of sounds and rhythms have equally been known and used for millenia.
In our events you will practice a mindful and quiet form of yoga, mixing gentle movements with Yin and Feldenkrais, accompanied by the warm and moving sounds of the Viola de Gamba and the Setar, played by Christiane Gerhardt and Elshan Gashimi.
This will lead you, in your own individual way, supported by the guidance of the experienced yoga teacher Valerie Hartwich on a journey to your own inner stillness.
 Each session addresses a specific part of the body, which will be shared in the introduction, as well as the musical accompaniment. You need neither fitness, nor yoga experience for our events. Simply come as you are! Indeed, yin yoga is particularly well suited as a complement to active physical practices, be they yoga or other, since it develops deep body awareness and relaxation.
To book email valerie@essentiallymoving.com
30€
single event
100€
series of four
Journey into stillness: Yin yoga and live music
08 May 2018 | 19:00Luftraum, Maienstraße 4, 10787 , Berlin, Germany

Journey into stillness: Yin yoga and live music

Tue, 08 May 2018 19:00 – 21:00Luftraum, Maienstraße 4, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Yoga and meditation are two domains which used to belong to the hippie, esoteric scenes until a few years ago. Since modern medical research took an interest in them these old spiritual teachings have found their place in the lives of millions of people.
The healing and relaxing power of sounds and rhythms have equally been known and used for millenia.
In our events you will practice a mindful and quiet form of yoga, mixing gentle movements with Yin and Feldenkrais, accompanied by the warm and moving sounds of the Viola de Gamba and the Setar, played by Christiane Gerhardt and Elshan Gashimi.
This will lead you, in your own individual way, supported by the guidance of the experienced yoga teacher Valerie Hartwich on a journey to your own inner stillness.
 Each session addresses a specific part of the body, which will be shared in the introduction, as well as the musical accompaniment. You need neither fitness, nor yoga experience for our events. Simply come as you are! Indeed, yin yoga is particularly well suited as a complement to active physical practices, be they yoga or other, since it develops deep body awareness and relaxation.
We kindly ask you to bring a mat, and warm, comfortable clothes, as well as possibly a blanket or large shawl. Should you have neither mat nor blanket, do let us know in advance so we may provide some for you.
To book email valerie@essentiallymoving.com
30€
single event
100€
series of four
Journey into stillness : Yin yoga and live music
15 Apr 2018 | 15:00Zen Mindfulness by Dynamic Yoga, Berlin, Germany

Journey into stillness : Yin yoga and live music

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:00 – 17:00Zen Mindfulness by Dynamic YogaTempelhofer Ufer 36, 10963 Berlin, Germany

Yoga and meditation are two domains which used to belong to the hippie, esoteric scenes until a few years ago. Since modern medical research took an interest in them these old spiritual teachings have found their place in the lives of millions of people.

The healing and relaxing power of sounds and rhythms have equally been known and used for millenia.

In our events you will practice a mindful and quiet form of yoga, mixing gentle movements with Yin and Feldenkrais, accompanied by the warm and moving sounds of the Viola de Gamba and the Setar, played by Christiane Gerhardt and Elshan Gashimi.

This will lead you, in your own individual way, supported by the guidance of the experienced yoga teacher Valerie Hartwich on a journey to your own inner stillness.

Each session addresses a specific part of the body, which will be shared in the introduction, as well as the musical accompaniment.

You need neither fitness, nor yoga experience for our events. Simply come as you are! Indeed, yin yoga is particularly well suited as a complement to active physical practices, be they yoga or other, since it develops deep body awareness and relaxation.

For our Luftraum dates, we would kindly ask you to bring a mat, and warm, comfortable clothes, as well as possibly a blanket or large shawl. Should you have neither mat nor blanket, do let us know so we may provide you with them.

To book, email valerie@essentiallymoving.com

 

30€
Journey into stillness : Yin yoga and live music
03 Mar 2018 | 15:00Zen Mindfulness by Dynamic Yoga, Berlin, Germany

Journey into stillness : Yin yoga and live music

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 15:00 – 17:00Zen Mindfulness by Dynamic YogaTempelhofer Ufer 36, 10963 Berlin, Germany

Yoga and meditation are two domains which used to belong to the hippie, esoteric scenes until a few years ago. Since modern medical research took an interest in them these old spiritual teachings have found their place in the lives of millions of people.

The healing and relaxing power of sounds and rhythms have equally been known and used for millenia.

In our events you will practice a mindful and quiet form of yoga, mixing gentle movements with Yin and Feldenkrais, accompanied by the warm and moving sounds of the Viola de Gamba and the Setar, played by Christiane Gerhardt and Elshan Gashimi.

This will lead you, in your own individual way, supported by the guidance of the experienced yoga teacher Valerie Hartwich on a journey to your own inner stillness.

Each session addresses a specific part of the body, which will be shared in the introduction, as well as the musical accompaniment.

You need neither fitness, nor yoga experience for our events. Simply come as you are! Indeed, yin yoga is particularly well suited as a complement to active physical practices, be they yoga or other, since it develops deep body awareness and relaxation

To book, email valerie@essentiallymoving.com

30€
30€