For many Berliners it becomes more and more important to live healthy. Regular sport, well-balanced food, enough sleep. Everybody has his own recipe. Recently yoga has become very popular. People who were completely devoted to their professional life, starting to follow a certain routine everyday like joining yoga classes. Because the aim of yoga is not to work yourself into the ground, but to let go spiritually and strengthen mentally. Caused by a bike accident I had a lot of pain in my shoulder, through yoga I optimized my posture and are finally pain-free. But I also found a way to relax. I learned that starting the day with looking in my in-box full of e-mails, is maybe not the best idea. With yoga I could flee the stress of work and strengthen myself for the day.
Luckily for you, I am working on a YogaBerlin map. It took time and sweat, but here you have my Top 5 yoga studios of Mitte. If you want to find more hidden gems of the German capital, pick a map in my shop.
Developed by Patricia Thielemann, Spirit Yoga offers over 100 Yoga and Pilates classes. The first studio opened in Mitte in 2004, and since has taught a modern mix of dynamic and vinyasa flow yoga in Berlin. Spirit Yoga is yoga without Indian nostalgia: modern and European, which empowers you to meet the challenges of everyday life. Spirit Yoga is taught with clear structure, a positive attitude and with soul. As creator of this Yoga culture Patricia is known as "The Jil Sander of Yoga." Special focus is given to pre- and postnatal yoga. If you are new to the studio, you can buy three intro tickets for 25 Euro. Most classes are taught in German, but you can let the teacher know if you need instruction in English.
Rosenthaler Str. 36
10178 Berlin (Mitte)
+49 30 27 90 85 03
Station: S3, S5, S7, S75 Hackescher Markt
2016 Gundula and Viola founded the first boutique fitness studio in Berlin Mitte. A year later Becycle is well established and known for its cycling classes in a nightclub ambience. But they also offer barre, power yoga and HIIT classes in a lovely, light-filled space of light wooden floors, mirrored walls and white ceiling. Before or after classes, you can socialize in their chill-out lounge and order a healthy smoothies at My Goodness, a cafe which is located within the studio. Without any contract you can practice Power Yoga, Yoga Flow, Yin Yoga and BoxingYoga in the heart of Berlin. If you are new to the studio, you can buy a first time special (a ride and a refine) for 23 Euro.
10119 Berlin (Mitte)
+49 30 28 03 55 70
Station: U8 Rosenthaler Platz
Hours: Mon-Fr 6:30-21:00h,
Sat 7:30-14:00h and 17:30-19:30h,
Sun 10:00-15:00h and 17:30-19:30h
It's a studio where martial art, yoga and meditation come together in a neat, modern atmosphere. Never mind if you are a beginner or more advanced, you can start practising anytime. The name Chimosa consists of the homeland of both founders: CHIna and ForMOSA (Taiwan). While Yi-Chung is responsible for the sporty side of things, Jing has devoted her love to tea. Except summer she masters Chinese tea ceremony. After each lesson, a delicious cup of tea is waiting for you. Of course you can buy this very special tea directly at the studio and even attend tea-seminars. If you make an appointment, you can also try one lesson - yoga or martial art - for free.
10115 Berlin (Mitte)
+49 30 33 85 55 88
Station: U6 Oranienburger Tor
If you want to find more hidden gems of Berlin, check out my folding maps BertaBerlin and QueerBerlin. They are available in well-chosen locations all over Charlottenburg, Neukölln, Kreuzberg, Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin and online. But for those of you, who want to stay up to date, feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK or register for my NEWSLETTER BertaNews.