Peace Yoga + Naturales Weinbar
Let everything flow - the yoga, the natural wine and most of all the relaxed vibes.
START: Peace Yoga Berlin - Jivamukti Yoga School, Glogauer Str. 19, 10999 Berlin.
FINISH: Naturales Weinbar, Friedelstraße 30, 12047 Berlin.
U / S BAHN: Schönleinstraße / Treptower Park.
THE WORKOUT: Sunday’s Jivamukti Open class 17-18.30pm with Moritz. On the ground floor of a spacious Loft Building in Kreuzberg is where you will find your flow at Peace Yoga. This place is a yogi’s dream with all the proper facilities; lounge area, changing rooms, showers, a place for regulars to store their mats and an awesome big yoga room as well as a smaller one mostly used for private classes. Classes here are about letting go, chilling out and restoring your energy and internal power. And on Sunday night before the start of a new week there is no better time to practise. Every month the studio has a focus on the month and Sunday’s Jivamukti open class is themed around it. Expect a combination of chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. Movements include traditional Sun Salutations, a sequence of standing postures like Warriors and Triangle, through to balances, stretches, strength-work, back-bends like bow and bridge, and finally inversions to finish. Moritz is in fact the Co-Director of Peace Yoga Berlin and Medical Doctor as well as yoga teacher - so rest-assured you’re in expert hands as he guides you throughout the practise with effortless fluidity and a confident energy. Eclectic and refreshing music plays throughout the class to draw you inwards into the flow. Whatever music you’re into, they are likely to play it; think global trance, hip-hop, spoken word, George Harrison, Krishna Das and Mozart. We love finding our natural high to Sting and then finding our inner peace with Mozart. End with a glorious Savasana on the mat as you melt into a truly relaxed state.
THE DRINKS: Just a short walk separates you from a delicious glass of natural, organic wine. At Naturales Weinbar the team have selected some really great ones to try. The vibe is relaxed and down to earth, with a cosy candle-lit interior to welcome you in from the cold. For those feeling a bit peckish post-yoga there is also a small but perfectly formed selection of Spanish and Israeli inspired tapas to nibble on with a glass (or two) of wine. The hummus plate goes down a treat; its silky-smooth and creamy. Cheese and cured meat plates with fresh bread are simple and high quality.
THE PRICE: Peace Yoga charges €12 for a sixty minute drop-in class or €16-18 for a ninety minute drop-in. First-timers pay €39 for a unlimited month trial. Naturales Weinbar: Glass of wine €3-6.5.
BEST FOR: A relaxed Sunday evening and going with the flow - every which way.