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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. She teaches restorative yoga to wind down body and mind, yin yoga to release joints and fascia of built-up tension, or a slower flow to grow strength and flexibility with awareness. Having had to care for her father as he struggled with dementia, she faced head-on the challenge of how to take yoga off the mat. 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. Students can expect dialogue, fun, attention to personal issues, as well as plenty of simple tools to use in daily life. And last but not least a great deal of care and kindness.

vinyasa A+/all levels – de
A dynamic yoga class in vinyasa style, with slow and mindful flow and variations. From time to time we will stay in a pose to let it work deeper, or bring smaller movements into the pose to create space in the body in a holistic way. Everything develops like a dance, flowing from form to form, in a way that builds and refines muscles – especially deep muscles – keeps the fascia elastic and is fun at the same time. If you are looking for a balance between strength, flexibility, and grace, then this class is for you. Suitable for all levels.

vinyasa A+ – de
A slower, dynamic, vinyasa-style yoga class for beginners and those who want to refine their yoga practice. This style combines mindful flow and asana variations. From time to time we will stay in a pose to let it work deeper, or bring smaller movements into the pose to create space in the body in a holistic way. Everything develops like a dance, flowing from form to form, in a way that builds and refines muscles – especially deep muscles – keeps the fascia elastic and is fun at the same time. Perfect for developing the balance between strength and flexibility.

vinyasa B+ – en
A sequencing of movements and asanas to flow the breath to all the right places, and develop greater presence and awareness. Fun, challenging and mindful thanks to a different way of moving from the ground on up and getting into poses, this class is for those seeking a yoga that is spiritual and translatable into everyday life, and that explores the incredible abilities already present in their bodies. This class incorporates time for journalling, so bring pen and paper as yoga can give us great insight about ourselves.

restorative, yin and meditation – en
This class combines yin yoga with restorative yoga and meditation. The poses are held in the seated or lying position using support to ease into the longer holds, which bring our muscles to relax, our fascia to stretch and the nervous system to unwind. Reaching this physical quiet allows our mind, our thoughts and emotions to have room to be heard, recharges our batteries by unburdening the nervous and lymphatic system, and helps us develop interoception, our sense of our inner state, which is a useful tool for preventing injuries and improving mental states.

classes
mo 08.15-09.30/ de/ vinyasa/ all levels/ Gelber Raum
th 19.30-21.00/ de/ vinyasa/ level A+/ Gelber Raum
th 21.15-22.30/ en/ restorative, yin yoga & meditation/ all levels/ Gelber Raum
sa 12.00-13.30/ en/ vinyasa/ level B+/ Studio Sonne

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