Class Descriptions

The Iyengar Yoga Zentrum Berlin welcomes students of all backgrounds, ages, abilities, body types, and levels of experience. Our certified international and multilingual teaching staff offers classes in German and English online and in-person for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level students. We also have classes for people over 55 years old as well as restorative yoga, gentle yoga, and classes for children and teens. We offer private classes in yoga therapy and individual instruction. Our focused weekend workshops and yoga retreats give students of all levels the chance to explore and deepen their practice.
If you have previous yoga experience but are new to the Iyengar style, we recommend trying a Beginners or Mixed Level class to see which is right for you. Students with no previous yoga experience whatsoever are encouraged to attend Beginners classes.

Be sure to arrive 15 minutes in advance of your first class so that your teacher has a chance to meet you and discuss any injuries or concerns. If you have any questions before coming to class, please email us at
or call Elizabeth (61 62 66 76) or Katrin (313 67 73).

Beginners Class:
Introduces students to yoga postures to develop strength, stamina, and flexibilty through standing postures, shoulderstand, and other fundamental poses. For absolute beginners or those with minimal yoga experience.

Beginners & Intermediate Mixed Level Class:
Refines the basic poses with an emphasis on all standing postures; introduces inverted poses, including headstand, shoulderstand, and plow.

Intermediate Class:
Expands the knowledge of students with previous Iyengar training who are strong in standing postures and can confidently execute headstand, shoulderstand, and plow. Pranayama is also introduced.

Intermediate-Advanced Level Class:
Explores sirsasana variations, intermediate postures, and seated pranayama. For those with substantial Iyengar experience and a well-established independent practice: Students are expected to be strong in standing postures, confident holding sirsasana for at least five minutes, and able to push up into urdhva dhanurasana.

Advanced Class:
For yoga teachers and students with substantial Iyengar Yoga experience, as well as an established home practice. The ability to do Sirsasana and variations away from the wall, stability and maturity in intermediate back extensions, forward extensions, and balancing postures is required. Students at this level have been practicing Iyengar yoga for 5 or more years.

Maintains flexibility and stamina in a safe, supportive environment. For students over 55 years old with or without previous yoga experience.

Gentle Yoga:
The gentle yoga class is for everyone -young or old- who are beginners to yoga or those dealing with injuries, or anyone looking for a slower gentler approach to yoga. In this class, traditional poses will be done at an accessible pace and taking modifications when necessary to develop muscle strength and flexibility safely.

Yoga for Women & Pregnancy:
The Women’s and Pregnant Women’s class specifically addresses the needs of the female body in the different stages of life (menstruation, pregnancy, postnatal, menopause, postmenopause). This class is aimed at anyone who feels like a woman. The class offer the opportunity to practice yoga a little more calmly and with more support.

Workshops are held on weekends about six times per year; past topics include Yoga for the Neck Shoulders, Yoga and Detoxification, and Restorative Yoga. Pre-registration is required. Check News for information and dates.