Becycle YIN Yoga
FEELING A BIT ‘MEH’ WITH YOUR FITNESS? OR MAYBE YOU’VE PUSHED YOURSELF A BIT TOO HARD AND HAVEN’T SWITCHED OFF FOR A WHILE? SOME YIN WILL DO YOU WONDERS…
WHEN: Every Monday at 20pm, Friday & Sunday at 19.15pm.
WHERE: Becycle in Mitte, Brunnenstraße 24.
THE DEAL: Becycle a.k.a. one of the best luxury boutique studios in Berlin has complete fitness dialled in. Its combination of complementary work-outs (think high intensity ride and body-weight work-outs and also gentle barre and yoga) means you can stay here forever. Inject some Yin into your programme for a bit more balance.
THE WORKOUT: Not so much a work-out but an act of self care and spiritual re-connection. The Yin at Becycle focuses on self-awareness and contemplation via passive postures rather than energetic calorie-burning yoga that many of us prioritise. It is completely normal these days to be “on” 24/7. Social media and increasingly flexible working styles means that it can be easy to fall into the trap of never letting ourselves switch-off or make the time to stop, connect and understand what we really need to thrive. If this sounds familiar then its worth trying out Yin. Dimmed lights, blankets, candles and quiet together create the perfect ambience of calm. In your Yin hour you will move into poses that work through the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and spine. These are held for around three to five minutes to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go. In this space you also watch the mind and try and find stillness. These efforts might bring some things to surface but they will also release hidden tension and build more body awareness. As such, this class is ideal for anyone who needs to relax as well as athletic types whose muscles, fascia and joints have been overworked and need a little TLC. The Monday night class with Mascha is a revelation (an effective way to recharge at the start of the week) and will be a regular fixture on our calendar.
N.B Becycle occasionally hosts special Yin and Yoga Nidra events and their next one will be on November 17th at 16:30.
THE PRICE: A drop-in class is €23. First-timers can get two classes for €23. Otherwise buy in bulk; Five classes €105, unlimited monthly classes €199.
BEST FOR: When you need to slow down and release some inner and outer tension. This kind of class is really under-rated.
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