Lululemon Community class + Tinman
MEET YOUR NEW BFF ON THE MAT AT COMMUNITY YOGA. THEN TUCK INTO A MILLENIAL BRUNCH DREAM AT TINMAN.
START: Lululemon Mitte showroom, Münzstraße 20, 10178 Berlin.
FINISH: Tinman, Alte Schönhauser Str. 2, 10119 Berlin.
U / S - BAHN: Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz /Weinmeisterstraße.
THE WORKOUT: Every Saturday Lululemon’s Mitte showroom opens its doors early to give a free community class. Upstairs in the store you’ll be taken through a slow flow to ease you into the weekend. This isn’t the class to come to if you’re looking for a really challenging, dynamic flow. However, its a great class for all levels to find space and silence to connect back in. Each week a different teacher leads the flow, usually starting with some quiet pranayama, then moving to some slow seated and standing asanas, moving through sun salutations, warriors and seated stretches and twists. The class lasts an hour ending with a short Savasana and perhaps, depending on your teacher, some group chanting, which is really uplifting!
Pro tip: Arrive a bit early to snag a good spot at the front of class. Don’t bother bringing your own mat - this is Lululemon after all and they provide you with the best. Sometimes the class can switch up to a more high intensity session so if this is more appealing keep an eye out in store for more info!
THE FOOD: Some of the tastiest healthy brunch food in town. A millennial Instagram dream and the best place to bring your new Lulu friends after class. Order at the counter and then sit and wait for everything to be brought to you. If you’re not sure what to go for then ask the owners Harry and Justin about their favourite dishes to order. The coffee is really very good and some of the more reasonably priced in the area. An array of milks (almond, oat and soya as well as regular dairy) are available and staff are keen to accommodate any special requests. The menu has all the healthy Aussie brunch classics you would expect; eggs benny (with the best sauce ever!!), smashed avocado toast, Acai bowl, granola, french toast (a highlight of the menu, the toast is soft, lightly sweet and served with crumbles, berries and coffee caramel cream - DREAMY) and smoked salmon open sandwich alongside sweet snacks like carrot cake, banana bread and lemon cake. Wash it all down with a fresh juice (they have fresh grapefruit, orange as well as more complex green and red juices), or if you’re your ravenous then the smoothies are the way to go. The peanut butter one was our fav, but be warned; its seriously thick, rich and peanut-buttery (obviously - what did you think you were ordering?!) so keep in mind if you’re one to get full quickly. Tinman can get pretty packed with the usual Instagram healthy cafe crowd and service can be slow. But hang in there - the queues are a sign of how good Tinman is and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
THE PRICE: Community class is all about community (obviously). Which means that the class is totally FREE. Brunch ranges from around €6 - 10 depending on the extras you order. Smashed avocado toast is €7.5 and an Acai bowl €7. A flat white is a reasonable €3, smoothies and juice mixes are €6 and plain grapefruit or orange juice is €4.5.
BEST FOR: A zen Saturday start, a chance to meet a bunch of cool new people and a brunch that will up your Instagram cred.
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