Workshops & Special Events

Upcoming Events

January 2019

Präventionskurs mit Magdalena

Wednesdays 9:00-10:15h, auf deutsch. Krankenkassen-Yogakurs ist für diejenigen Teilnehmer*Innen gedacht, die ein bis zwei Mal pro Jahr einen Kurs suchen, der durch die Krankenkassen (§ 20 Präventionsgesetz) bezuschusst wird. Ein sog. Präventionskurs ist für Anfänger*Innen, Wiedereinsteiger*Innen und fortgeschrittene Yogapraktizierende geeignet. 16.1.19-13.3.19 (nicht am 6.2.19); €120. Bitte per email voranmelden: m.rechlin@snafu.de.

Aromayoga class with Jenny

You are warmly invited to come, play and go on a journey of the senses on Sunday the 6th of January from 11-12.30h. Jenny will offer a well-rounded ISHTA class which she will combine with the benefits of AROMA – YOGA. By using essential oils, you can become more alert, receptive, connected, grounded, centered, uplifted and present. When an essential oil is diffused, it’s inhaled and processed through the olfactory system, which then sends the therapeutic benefits of the aroma to the brain. Depending on the specific constituents in the oil, you may begin to feel the release of negative emotions, the soothing of undue muscle tension, or experience the cleansing effect of the oils. Come to experiment together. Regular single class rates apply for this session; you can use your normal class card, or attend as a drop-in for 13€.

Sunday, 6 January, 11-12:30h. 13€ or class card. Space is limited; advance registration is encouraged! Email Jenny at jenny@trial-error.org to sign up.

New Year’s Samkalpha Workshop with Julie

Now in its 10th year in Berlin — join the ISHTA tradition! Why is change so challenging? The Tantric maps of mind and body give us a lens to understand why our best intentions for the new year can go astray without mindful support. Welcome in 2018 with a unique practice of asana and meditation designed to clear away the old habits and patterns of the old year, and help you find, plant and activate your intentions for the year to come so they can take root and grow in the months to come. Lecture, asana, and in-depth meditation. All levels welcome.

Sunday, 13 January 14:00-16:30h / 2:00-4:30PM. 25€ advance / 30€ day of. Space is limited; please Email Julie in advance to sign up.


February 2019

Aromayoga class with Jenny

You are warmly invited to come, play and go on a journey of senses on Sunday the 3rd of February from 11-12.30h. Jenny will offer a well-rounded ISHTA class which she will combine with the benefits of AROMA – YOGA. By using essential oils, you can become more alert, receptive, connected, grounded, centered, uplifted and present. When an essential oil is diffused, it’s inhaled and processed through the olfactory system, which then sends the therapeutic benefits of the aroma to the brain. Depending on the specific constituents in the oil, you may begin to feel the release of negative emotions, the soothing of undue muscle tension, or experience the cleansing effect of the oils. Come to experiment together. Regular single class rates apply for this session; you can use your normal class card, or attend as a drop-in for 13€.

Sunday, 3 February, 11-12:30h. 13€ or class card. Space is limited; advance registration is encouraged! Email Jenny at jenny@trial-error.org to sign up.

Restorative Immersion with Julie

Slow down and relax: Treat yourself to two hours of delicious peace & nurturing. Long-held supported postures complemented with gentle pranayama and meditation allow body, mind, and spirit to deeply relax, reversing the long-term effects of stress, illness, injury, and the wear & tear of daily life. Julie adds hands-on bodywork, soothing aromatherapy and mantra chanting for extra relaxation and bliss.

Sunday, 3 February, 14:30-16:30h/2:30-4:30PM. 20€ in advance / 25€ full price. Spots are limited to ensure individual attention. Advance registration is very strongly suggested! Email Julie to reserve your spot.

New to Restorative yoga? Read more about it here: http://www.julieblumenthal.com/restorative-yoga/.


Previous Events

December 2018

Yoga and Voice with Julie Blumenthal

Time to make some noise! Sound work is an extraordinary tool to soothe the mind and awaken the body. Whether you’re a singer or performer, a fan of chanting or asana, or feel like you’ve never “found your voice”, this workshop will transform your relationship with your own organic sound. Use asana to free your voice, your voice to liberate your body and mind, and discover the peace, power, freedom and fun that comes from reuniting them, in and outside. This wonderful practice has become a perennial favorite! Active and restorative asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting.

Saturday, 1 December, 14:30-17:00h / 2:30-5:00PM. €25 advance / €30 full price. Spots are limited to ensure individual attention. Advance registration is very strongly suggested! Email Julie to reserve your spot.

HOLIDAY CHARITY Restorative Immersion with Julie Blumenthal

Give yourself the gift of some healing and nourishing time, while giving to others as well! Slow down and relax: Treat yourself to two hours of delicious peace & nurturing. Long-held supported postures complemented with gentle pranayama and meditation allow body, mind, and spirit to deeply relax, reversing the long-term effects of stress, illness, injury, and the wear & tear of daily life. Julie adds hands-on bodywork, soothing aromatherapy and mantra chanting for extra relaxation and bliss. All income will go to a Berlin-based charity.

Saturday, 8 December, 14:30-16:30h/2:30-4:30PM. 20€ in advance / 25€ full price. Spots are limited to ensure individual attention. Advance registration is very strongly suggested! Email Julie to reserve your spot.

New to Restorative yoga? Read more about it here: http://www.julieblumenthal.com/restorative-yoga/.


November 2018

Restorative Immersion with Julie Blumenthal

Slow down and relax: Treat yourself to two hours of delicious peace & nurturing. Long-held supported postures complemented with gentle pranayama and meditation allow body, mind, and spirit to deeply relax, reversing the long-term effects of stress, illness, injury, and the wear & tear of daily life. Julie adds hands-on bodywork, soothing aromatherapy and mantra chanting for extra relaxation and bliss.

Sunday, 25 November, 14:30-16:30h/2:30-4:30PM. 20€ in advance / 25€ full price. Spots are limited to ensure individual attention. Advance registration is very strongly suggested! Email Julie to reserve your spot.

New to Restorative yoga? Read more about it here: http://www.julieblumenthal.com/restorative-yoga/.

Aromayoga class with Jenny Weber

You are warmly invited to come, play and go on a journey of senses on Sunday the 25th of November from 11-12.30h. Jenny will offer a well-rounded ISHTA class which she will combine with the benefits of AROMA – YOGA. (Jenny’s classes are taught with joy and a sense of lightness. In addition to flowing movements her classes focus on introspective and meditative aspects for relaxing body and mind. Read more about Jenny here!) By using essential oils, you can become more alert, receptive, connected, grounded, centered, uplifted and present. When an essential oil is diffused, it’s inhaled and processed through the olfactory system, which then sends the therapeutic benefits of the aroma to the brain. Depending on the specific constituents in the oil, you may begin to feel the release of negative emotions, the soothing of undue muscle tension, or experience the cleansing effect of the oils. Come to experiment together. Regular single class rates apply for this session; you can use your normal class card, or attend as a drop-in for 13€.

Sunday, 25 November, 11-12:30h. 13€ or class card. Space is limited; advance registration is encouraged! Email Jenny at jenny@trial-error.org to sign up.


October 2018

First Anniversary Open House

We’re turning one! Come celebrate with us in our beautiful rooms with free mini-classes with our wonderful teachers and yogic treats on the buffet. Mini “taster” classes are free of charge all day. Mats and props are available. See you on the mat!

Please note: Space is limited and attendance for all classes is first-come, first-served. If there is a class you’d particularly like to attend, we encourage you to arrive early to make sure you can grab a mat!

Time between classes is social time – feel free to come and visit for a few minutes if you’re not able to stay for a class.

Bija is a space for growth. We welcome you to contribute to our community by donating a plant or seedling to join our forest if you wish : ) 

10:00-10:45 Morning Meditation with Julie (english) (all levels)
11:15-12:00 Intergenerational Mindfulness for All Ages with May (deutsch) (all ages and levels)
12:30-13:15 Fall Energy Building with Juana (english) (open / mixed)
13:45-14:30 ISHTA Vinyasa Flow with Lola (deutsch) (open / mixed)
15:15-16:00 Hatha & Pranayama with Emme (english) (open / mixed)
16:30-17:15 First Chakra grounding practice for Women with Kati (deutsch) (open / mixed)
17:45-18:30 Restorative with Julie (english) (all levels, beginners welcome)


July 2018

Prenatal Series with Alice

Next course begins 9 July! Drop-ins are also welcome, space permitting. Contact Alice for more information


June 2018

23 June: Yoganacht / Lange Nacht des Yoga at Bija!

We are thrilled to participate in this wonderful evening for the charity Yogahilft / Yoga für alle e.V, raising funds to support yoga practice in schools, prisons, women’s centers, refugee centers, psychiatric centers, for recovering addicts and more. Already running successfully for several years in other cities, Yoganacht will mark its second year in Berlin this June, and we’ll be there! Similar to other “Long Night” programs, the participating yoga studios in Berlin will offer a rotating series of classes and lectures from 17:00-23:00h. Purchase of a wristband or e-ticket allows you to sample the offerings through town, or to find one space to camp out for the night 🙂

Our Bija schedule for Yoganacht is as follows (click on teacher names to be led to their bio):
17:00-17:45 ISHTA Meditation with Julie (english)
18:15-19:00 Women’s Yoga with Katerina
(english / deutsch)
19:30-20:15 ISHTA Flow mit Lola
(deutsch)
20:45-21:30 Gentle with MB
(english)
22:00-22:45 Restorative mit May
(deutsch)

LDNY Teachers Bija

Learn more about the project and explore all its offerings at http://www.yoganacht.de. You can buy your e-ticket online or your admission bracelet at the desk before or after classes this week, or on the night itself. We hope to see you on the 23rd!


April 2018

Restore Your Core Postnatal Series with AliceAlice

Next course begins 30 May! Drop-ins are also welcome, space permitting. Contact Alice for more information or to sign up.

Learn the Restore Your Core basics to rebuild and reconnect. Babies are welcome. As there is a mix of very small and older babies we have a childminder attending to wrangle the crawlers.

Restore Your Core is a method to retrain our core and pelvic floor muscles to be functional, reflexive, responsive and supportive to our body. Restore Your Core helps you learn to move better, exercise better, uncover movement compensation patterns and create new patterns of strength, mobility, length and support.

In Restore Your Core you will learn:

  • Exercises that restore core and pelvic floor function
  • Corrective exercises for your posture and alignment that reduce stress and strain on your core and pelvic floor
  • Breathing patterns that support ideal core and pelvic floor function
  • And a plethora of tips to help you get the most out of your exercises and daily movements.

Contact Alice to register for this course or to be informed about future courses!


March 2018

Restorative Immersion with Julie Blumenthal

Slow down and relax: Treat yourself to two hours of delicious peace & nurturing. Long-held supported postures complemented with gentle pranayama and meditation allow body, mind, and spirit to deeply relax, reversing the long-term effects of stress, illness, injury, and the wear & tear of daily life. Julie adds hands-on bodywork, soothing aromatherapy and mantra chanting for extra relaxation and bliss.

Sunday, 25 March, 15-17h /3-5PM. 20€ in advance / 25€ day of. Spots are limited to ensure individual attention. Advance registration is very strongly suggested! Email Julie to reserve your spot.

New to Restorative yoga? Read more about it here: http://www.julieblumenthal.com/restorative-yoga/.


January 2018

New Year’s Samkalpha Workshop with Julie Blumenthal

Now in its 9th year in Berlin — join the ISHTA tradition!
Why is change so challenging? The Tantric maps of mind and body give us a lens to understand why our best intentions for the new year can go astray without mindful support. Welcome in 2018 with a unique practice of asana and meditation designed to clear away the old habits and patterns of the old year, and help you find, plant and activate your intentions for the year to come so they can take root and grow in the months to come. Lecture, asana, and in-depth meditation. All levels welcome. 25€ advance / 30€ day of. Space is limited; please Email Julie in advance to sign up.


December 2017

Off the Mat: Marketing for Yoga Teachers and Other Wellness Professionals!

A new workshop with Helena Pabst

The most brilliant teacher, therapist, or bodyworker in the world will struggle to make ends meet if her students or clients don’t know they exist! Promoting ourselves can be a challenging side job when all we want to do is share our love of what we do, but it’s a worthwhile and essential tool to making a living doing what we love.

Berlin ISHTA teacher trainer graduate, marketing and promotions specialist, and Head of Communications at meditation app 7mind, Helena Pabst will guide you through this special workshop designed to help you find your students or clients, and to help them find you. From core topics such as how to identify your target students, to questions about which channels to use to find them (should I WhatsApp my Instagram / Facebook my Meetup / FitnessClub my Urban Sports!?!), learn the tips and tricks to growing a happy, healthy student or client base. Invest this time in your own practice to help it flourish over the long term!

Saturday, 9 December, 14:00-16:30 / 2-4:30PM. €35 in advance / €40 day of. Space is limited; Email Bija Yoga Berlin to reserve your spot.

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