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 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.

Children (7-12 years)
In a small group your child (7-12 years old) can stretch, play, and balance in fun yoga postures with Claudia Lamas. Iyengar yoga offers children a unique way to exercise, increase concentration, and stay healthy.

Teens & Young Adults (13-21 years)
The course teaches the basics of Iyengar Yoga and is tailored to the needs of this particular age between child – and adulthood. »Yoga for Teens« at the Iyengar Yoga Zentrum Berlin is a dynamic and physically challenging class, at the same time fostering relaxation and inner peace and a better body awareness.

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.