Have you become so passionate and dedicated about yoga that you now wish to turn your passion into a career by considering yoga teacher training retreats 2022 courses? I can’t blame you — been there, done that. I did my first time yoga certification retreat in India, back in 2015, and although I took a different path after and did not end up teaching, it was truly a transformative experience. And now I am back at it, doing my second YTT with High on Yoga in Berlin. I highly recommend anyone to take a yoga teacher training abroad as well as doing a silent retreat and an Ayahuasca retreat at least once in their life to heighten their physical practice!
If you’ve been reading my articles about spas around the world, you might have noticed some important things. If you haven’t — newsflash: I seem to have taken a liking to getting buck naked in public. I mean, who doesn’t? Right? Righhhhhhttttt? Anyone? Well, ok, fine. Today, for a change, let me tell you about this one time in Iceland when I did not in fact get naked at the spa. It does happen, sometimes. But can you go to the Blue Lagoon naked, you may ask? What is wrong with you, you perverts!
One of my favorite ways to learn more about something is to watch a documentary about it. I’m a visual person, so the movie format is my best friend and a great way to study the origins of modern yoga for me, plus it’s MUCH quicker than reading sacred books (I do love me a good yoga book, though). Yoga movies and spiritual movies have been an essential source for teaching me more about this rich tradition and amazing practice, that has become such a central part of my life.
I get asked on Instagram almost every day what the best places for yoga in Berlin are. Truth be told, with over 400 different yoga studios offering classes in the city, and so many yoga styles having come into existence, I cannot for a fact guarantee I have discovered absolutely all of the best yoga Berlin places in existence. I have, however, in my 5+ years here, tried many of them, some good and some not so good, and I have for sure taken on a liking to some specific beautiful studios and passionate teachers. So whether you’re in Berlin temporarily or settling in forever, whether you prefer the full German immersion, or would rather ease into things and do yoga in English, Berlin has it all lined up for you!
I was innocently scrolling through my Instagram feed the other day when something called Massoga caught my eye… So, admittedly the algorithm knows me well, I’m targeted constantly by ads and accounts for general yoga things from fancy asana to cute leggings, but this was different. This account showed someone lounging over a bolster and propped up by yoga blocks as they had their back and neck tenderly massaged by the teacher (also kitted out in a cute yoga outfit and in a well-lit studio, to be fair). Looked pretty dreamy to me, so what is this glory called Massoga, you ask?
Screw men. Haha lol, not really, but just a tiny bit, still. This 2021, all I want is to get away from everyday life and gather with soul sisters and practice mindfulness away from men in a women retreat where I can let my hair down and my inner Wild Woman run free, sprinkled with healthy eating and, free time, physical activity, and a meditation practice. This is the women’s spiritual retreats 2021 edition!
Ayurveda and yoga go hand in hand as two independent but intertwined systems that can lead to not just greater wellbeing and good health, but a greater understanding of yourself too. Quite honestly, if you are looking for a full body, mind, health overhaul, I can think of nothing better than treating yourself to Ayurveda courses.
Berlin is not only the cultural and political capital of Germany but it’s also become one of the European Union’s most popular tourist destinations and a central hub for creatives, as well as the vegan capital of Europe. So, as you can imagine, finding unfurnished apartments for rent in Berlin aren’t the easiest of endeavors, but as far as European capitals or large European cities go, it is still somewhat affordable, and rental prices are more than fair — so that part is good news. Plus, it’s relatively straightforward to obtain a residence permit. Are you on the hunt for an unfurnished apartment? I’ve gathered a few tools to help you navigate the property market.
Sanskrit Term: GOMUKHASANA = COW FACE POSE
Go = Cow
Mukha = Face
Asana = pose
Why You Should Practice Gomukhasana
If you are looking for some juicy hip opening action coupled with a deep shoulder stretch, look no further than the nice stretch that is Gomukhasana — it is such a great pose! This seated yoga posture is a more difficult pose than some other yoga poses, but the general improvements in your hip and shoulder mobility has so many yoga benefits from your Surya Namaskar to inversions. It’s not necessarily everyone’s favorite pose, but if you include it in your daily yoga practice, I promise you will quickly notice improvements.
It’s taken me the best of the last six years to wrap my head around all the best vegan restaurants Berlin has in store and I’m excited to finally present you with this “best vegan restaurant Berlin guide” blog post. Just for you guys, I’ve eaten my way around the best vegan Berlin trail, chomping on great food like the finest vegan doner kebabs, burgers, vegan currywurst, donuts, cakes… in fact, just pick your favorite food. I’ve probably eaten it vegan in Berlin. I’m pretty blown away by the explosion of new vegan Berlin restaurants this past year, so I’m excited to present you my 2021 edition of this vegan restaurants Berlin guide.