ASHTANGA YOGA

in Berlin Kreuzberg

Matthew Vollmer

I began practicing astanga yoga in 1993 when, just by chance, I happened to see a man gracefully practicing what I now know as the primary series. The attraction was very strong… I watched the whole thing and found myself a teacher straight away.

Since then I have been fortunate enough to spend many months in India, both travelling and studying with my guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy in Mysore. I was blessed and authorised to teach by Pattabhi Jois in July 2003 and am committed to maintaining the purity and simplicity of what I have been taught out of respect for the wisdom and generosity of my teachers.

I am dedicated to this practice because on good days I feel like I disappear as I move down through the outward movement to an inner stillness which nourishes me, teaches me about myself and helps me through the bustle of my daily life.

Now I am here in Berlin and am eager to share this powerful practice to which I owe so much. I want to help it spread, so that it may help people open to themselves as I have done to myself.

Carla Vollmer

I came across astanga yoga whilst working at The Practice Place in Crete in 1998. I immediately incorporated a daily astanga practice into my life. After all these years, this practice still gives me focus, understanding about myself, my emotions and the chance to observe my habit patterns. Through astanga I can start to act more and react less.

I love to teach astanga and was authorised to do so by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore in 2003. Bodywork has given me a deeper understanding of the human body and helps me give sensitive yet strong adjustments during Mysore style classes. I also have a deep interest in meditation and have worked with mindfulness and meditation in schools.

It is a great pleasure to work with Matthew during workshops, teaching astanga and mindfulness to wonderful students.

Matthew & Carla Vollmer

INSPIRATION OF THE MONTH

“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be,
you cant see how it is.”

Ram Das

CLASSES

THE HEADS

Mariannenplatz 21
Erdgeschoss – Vorderhaus
Kreuzberg
10997 Berlin
How to get there

It is a short walk from tube station Kottbusser Tor U1 – U8.

Just ring the bell for The Heads. Go through the main door and you will find the studio first door on the right.

Cost

8x per month: 70 €
12x per month: 85 €
unlimited per month: 100 €
drop in: 15 €

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We teach in Kreuzberg, at The Heads

Classes are held from Monday to Friday 7 am -12 am.

We teach Mysore style, which means the student comes and does his or her own practice, while we support and adjust. All levels, including complete beginners, are welcome.

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to finish your practice by 11.45 am.

Every last Friday of the month the class is guided and starts punctually at 7 am. For those who can’t make it, there will be a normal Mysore style class at 10 am with Carla.

Matthew will be happy to teach you Patanjali’s yoga sutra chanting on request.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7 – 10 am Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew Matthew
10 – 12 am Carla Carla Carla Carla  Carla

Anina Westermann and Julia Käufler teach Mysore style evening classes, from 17-21 hs at the same studio.
More info about other activities at The Heads Studio.

There won’t be classes on new or full moon days.
We do not teach on public holidays.
Please bring your own mat and towel.
If you don’t have a mat, you can borrow one from our studio.

Moon calendar 2016

Acording to hindu tradition, the day only starts with the rising of the sun. That is the reason why a full or new moon that reaches it’s climax after midnight, but before sunrise, will appear on the day before.

July August September October November December
FULL moon 19/Tuesday 18/Thursday 16/Friday 15/Saturday 14/Monday 13/Tuesday
NEW moon 4/Monday 2/Tuesday 1/Thursday
30/Friday
30/Sunday 29/Tuesday 28/Wednesday

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive

SANTO ANDRE
Brasil

1st of January to 3rd of February of 2017

Practice

Classes will start at 7am and depending on the number of participants we will have two or three different starting times. There will be a maximum of 36 students practicing daily so please understand that places are limited.
Those who stay longer and sign up earlier will get priority for the first practice times. There will be chanting of Patanjali’s yoga sutra and meditation in the late afternoon.

This year Carla will teach during the first three weeks only. The last two weeks will be taught by Matthew alone.

Location

Classes will be taught at Ponta de Santo André. Located in the middle of the village, it is very easy to find. Just ask.

What to take

Yoga mat and towel for adjustments. If possible, take a cotton mat as you will probably sweat abundantly at this time of year.

How to get there

BY BUS OR PLANE TO PORTO SEGURO

From Porto Seguro take a bus to the ferry in Santa Cruz Cabrália. If you prefer, you can arrange a taxi straight to your pousada or house. From where the ferry arrives it is another 2 km to the village of Santo André.

Where to stay

For accomodation, visit the site: santoandre-bahia.com.
We’ve also put together a list with some options:

Cost

You can start on any day of the week, but our rest day is Saturday and our weeks start on Sundays, so it is best to start on a Sunday.
Please note: This year we changed the minimum stay to two weeks.

2 weeks…………R$ 720
3 weeks…………R$ 940
4 weeks…………R$ 1100
5 weeks…………R$ 1230
additional classes: R$ 70 each

Payment

You can pay on arrival in brazilian reais or euros (euros preferred). We do not accept dollars.

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Ponderosa | Stolzenhagen

ASHTANGA YOGA WEEKEND
Dates to be confirmed

There will be a welcome class on Friday evening.

We will have morning Ashtanga Mysore Style practices on both Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday afternoon there will be a “clinic class” where we can explore technical questions, including ways to approach and develop the movements and postures of the practice. This will be followed by chanting of the yoga sutra of Patanjali and an introduction to the meaning of parts of the sutra.

On Sunday we will chant the yoga sutra before lunch.

There will also be plenty of free time to rest, relax and enjoy the sauna and surrounding area.

Check out the location: Ponderosa

What to take

Yoga mat and towel for adjustments.

Tents and sleeping bags if you want to camp.

Prices

Total price will be calculated soon and should be around 190 euros.
The workshop is more expensive this year as the accomodation slightly changed.
We will be staying in the Seminarhaus Taubenblau just around the corner from Ponderosa. This place has been newly refurbished and looks beautiful.
The yoga classes will take place at Ponderosa rooms.
Includes yoga, food and accommodation.

Booking

Please check with us to see if your desired accommodation is available.
Just send an email to info@astangaspirit.com or use the form below.

We will arrange payment schemes shortly..

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Astanga Yoga oficial site with all the necessary information about astanga yoga, info about Mysore and Astanga teachers all over the world.

Astanga Yoga teachers around Brazil:

GOASTANGA
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ASTANGA YOGA LONDON
where we practiced for many years.

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