Class Descriptions

The Iyengar Yoga Zentrum Berlin welcomes students of all ages, abilities, body types, and levels of experience. Our certified international teaching staff offers classes in German and English for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level students, as well as classes designed for students over 55 years old. Our focused weekend workshops offer students of all levels a chance to deepen their practice.
If you have previous yoga experience but are new to the Iyengar style, we recommend trying a Level 1 or Level 1-2 class to see which is right for you. Students with no previous yoga experience whatsoever are encouraged to attend Level 1 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).

Level 1:
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.

Level 1-2:
Refines the basic poses with an emphasis on all standing postures; introduces inverted poses, including headstand, shoulderstand, and plow.

Level 2:
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.

Level 2-3:
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.

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.

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.