NEW YEAR IS THE NEW HAPPY NEW YEAR

Still in the middle of the second lockdown here in Berlin, Germany. Today is the third of January and it is snowing outside ! The snow is not the biggest whitest brightest heaviest fluffiest purest thickest prettiest….. but it’s snow ! So i think that for those of us who are concerned about climate change and want to change our ways to become more life- supporting…. it is like a little motivating piece of candy.

Here is what i do to stay busy:
I have created (so far) 5 videos that are on Youtube. So video editing is now a new, exciting but also time consuming part of my life. And…. i just added a new page to my webpage so you can browse through all of those videos on one place ! THE LIBRARY IS OPEN !!! Please check it OUT.

I am still teaching online. Tuesdays 10:45 – 12:00 Vinyasa A+ and 12:30 – 13:30 Power Vinyasa, both at Yellow Yoga, at the moment only online.

Starting on the 10.1 i will also be teaching a Vinyasa class at Yoga Sky. Check out their website for details, for now it will also be only online.

Time flies when you edit videos

Up to date online schedule

Continuing to teach online, until there is any decision to re-open Yoga Studios… here is my up to date schedule:

MONDAYS: 8:00 – 9:00 Vinyasa all levels via Yoga Sky.

TUESDAYS: 11:00 – 12:15 Vinyasa level A+ (beginner-ish) via yellow yoga.

WEDNESDAYS 18:00 – 19:00 Yoga with Michael: from Basics to O.M.G. via facebook live, go to my facebook profile. This class is free, donations welcome.

THURSDAYS 8:30 – 9:45 Vinyasa level B via yellow yoga.

Except the Wednesday one, all others are via Zoom. Register and pay through the respective yoga studio to get the Zoom meeting link.

See you online ! And in the meantime take care

Saturday 7.3.2020 : Asana Practice and Contact Improvisation

Join this workshop ! We will practice Asana on the Yoga mat, we will leave the Yoga mat and go into movement, breathe more, sense, move towards Contact Improvisation. A beautiful journey awaits you ! Read more….

The Asana practice on the mat allows us to connect with our breath, movement and awareness. Within the clear boundaries of the Yoga mat, we experience the body’s movement possibilities with clarity. Contact Improvisation on the other hand…. is in comparison anarchistic. It is really only “limited” or framed by our innate and organic connection to Gravity and to Earth.

If the Asana practice teaches us actions, directions and positions, Contact Improvisation can teach us the lightness found within gravity.

In this workshop we will practice Asana on the Yoga mat, and we will enter the organic moving universe of Contact Improvisation. Both practices will be given the space and time they need and deserve, and the deeper connections and interactions between the two will be gently revealed. Join this beautiful journey and learn to experience yourself in movement, in gravity and in clarity, at once.

Where? Yoga at Lobe Block, Gesundbrunnen, Berlin.
When? Saturday 7.3.2020 starting at 14:00, going on until 16:30. To make it possible to start on time, please arrive 15 minutes before.
How to join? First, please write to me and let me know you are coming ! Places are limited….
Cost: 25 Euros, or 17 Euros + check in via Urban Sports Club. Write me a short message, then either pay to secure your place, or drop in.

This workshop will repeat itself, every time diving into a different theme. The next planned date is: 4.4.2020. Same time.

Saturday 1.2.2020 : Asana Practice and Contact Improvisation

Saturday 1.2.2020 from 14:00 to 16:30 @Yogaatlobeblock. Read more about it here, then write me a short message to say that you’re coming ! Looking forward to see you there!

The Asana practice on the mat allows us to connect with our breath, movement and awareness. Within the clear boundaries of the Yoga mat, we experience the body’s movement possibilities with clarity. Contact Improvisation on the other hand…. is in comparison anarchistic. Choreographically, it is only framed by our innate and organic connection to gravity and to Earth.

If the Asana practice teaches us actions, directions and positions, Contact Improvisation can teach us the lightness found within gravity.

In this workshop we will practice Asana on the Yoga mat, and we will enter the organic moving universe of Contact Improvisation. Both practices will be given the space and time they need and deserve, and the deeper connections and interactions between the two will be gently revealed. Join this beautiful journey and learn to experience yourself in movement, in gravity and in clarity, at once.

Where? Yoga at Lobe Block, Gesundbrunnen, Berlin.
When? Saturday 1.2.2020 starting at 14:00, going on until 16:30. To make it possible to start on time, please arrive 15 minutes before.
How much? 25 Euros, or 17 Euros + check in via Urban Sports Club. Write me a short message, then either pay to secure your place, or drop in.

Preview of the next workshop dates: 7.3.2020, 4.4.2020, 2.5.2020, 6.6.2020 always 14.00 – 16.30.

Asana Practice and Contact Improvisation

Sunday 19.1.2020 10:00 – 13:00 at yogaatlobeblock.de

To see the workshop information directly on the LobeBlock website, click here.

The Asana practice on the mat is a wonderful movement practice. It connects breath, movement, attention and thought, and because it is anchored on the Yoga mat, it also allows us to experience the body’s movement possibilities with clarity.

Contact Improvisation on the other hand…. is in comparison anarchistic. It intentionally aims to break loose from all anchors but one: our innate and natural connection to gravity and to the earth. If the Asana practice translates movement to the language of the brain, Contact Improvisation tries to speak only Body.

Which is exactly why it is so exciting to practice both side by side !

In this workshop we do exactly that. We practice Asana on the Yoga mat, and we enter the organic moving universe of Contact Improvisation. Both practices are given the space and time they need and deserve, and the deeper connections and interactions between the two are gently revealed. Join this beautiful journey and learn to experience yourself in movement and in clarity, at once.

Michael is a Berlin-based performer and Yoga Teacher. He has studied Improvisation with teachers such as Nancy Stark Smith, Lilo Stahl, Rosalind Crisp, Sten Rudstrom and others. He has created and performed his own original solo work and has performed with the Berlin Ensemble Nico and the Navigators, directed by Nicola Hümpel.

Cost: 25 Euros -OR-  17 Euros + check-in through Urban Sports Club.

The number of places is limited, to secure your place write to me (click here) and you will receive payment information and additional arrival information.

Looking forward to move with you !

Michael.