Workshops and retreats

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

Here are some of my offers.

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

 

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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€