RESCHEDULED: to a new evening time slot!

10-Week Course ‘Curiosity and Connection’ with Valerie and Sarah

Feb 12-Apr 15, 2020
Wed 19.30–21.00
Gelber Raum
100 €

Please register here.

The first class and the last class of this course will be led by both teachers, all others by either Valerie or Sarah. 

Could staying curious and opening your senses to your present experience help you rediscover the fullness of being alive?

We invite you to reclaim your sense of deep connection with yourself and the world around you: in other words to cultivate the state of yoga both in everyday life and on the mat. 

Inspired by their yellow yoga retreat last summer, Valerie and Sarah are offering a 10-week Wednesday course that will help you find easy ways to cultivate presence, curiosity and connection in your life.

Our course will be structured around three main aspects:
Connection and curiosity towards the body/the self
Connection towards another person
Connection towards the world

Most sessions will include some form of movement practice drawing on yoga (flow, yin or restorative), Feldenkrais/BMC inspired movement, tai chi or moving meditations.

For the first aspect of the course we will look at the body, different ways/qualities of moving and different layers/structures of our anatomy. This will help us explore what makes us feel at home in our self, how we can cultivate curiosity and connection towards our self, and what habits we have that are helpful/unhelpful in those respects.

For the second aspect, we will incorporate partner work such as short and gentle mirroring practices, massage exchanges, heart centered flows, partnering up for asanas, mindfulness practices and meditations.

For the last section of our course, we will continue with some partner work to develop active listening techniques to sustain curiosity and connection when dialoguing with one another. We will also incorporate mindful moving/walking through the room to explore the sense of sharing space with others, as well as explore the values that help us navigate our relationship with the world from a centered, grounded place, looking at our personal values, but also at the central yogic ethos. The latter will be done in groups, leading into a group discussion.

Each session will include practical suggestions to rediscover your innate curiosity and explore ways to sustain it in daily life. The course aims to bring you closer to the different layers of yourself, to explore ways to connect with presence to others, and to rekindle your sense of being one with the world around you.

Open to all levels. Please bring a journal with you.


Sarah Labigne returned to Berlin in 2017 after spending 20 years in London, where she worked as a contemporary dancer and later was certified as a teacher by Yogacampus, having begun her own yoga practice 15 years earlier. She is interested in the possibilities our breath and our physical body (whatever its perceived potential) offer, to attain greater ease and freedom in skillfully navigating our everyday lives.
Sarah has a deep curiosity for somatic practices and studies (including BMC®). These ongoing explorations continue to shape her own practice as well as her teaching.

Valerie Hartwich is passionate about helping people experience more awareness, joy and agency in their lives using yoga and massage. This passion first brought her to study psychology, sociology and political science. After working in PR and events in Paris and Rio, she turned her childhood passion into a full-time career by retraining as a massage therapist and a yoga teacher after practising for 10 years. This gave her a wider toolset with which to empower people, and give them access to deep release, ease, and greater awareness of themselves. At the heart of her teaching is the dedication to find simple and effective tools to deal with the challenges that can arise in life.