Advanced Training: Poetry of Body and Mind Module in Berlin

Poetry of Body and Mind

7 days in-person training module

A profound immersion into advanced yoga studies and practice with lead teacher Tatjana Mesar

 20th – 26th June 2022 in Berlin – Kreuzberg

small group of maximum 6 people

Excellent teaching unfolds through dedicated and consistent practice. Innovation, experimentation, reflection, and introspection will enhance your understanding of Dynamic Mindfulness method.

Upon completion of this module, you will have an enriched understanding of the body and its functions, more confidence with alignment instruction and sequencing,  and critical understanding of the contemporary yoga world in all its different facets.

Early Bird Special Price: 1199 Euros

*Available for the first 3 applicants who pay the full tuition.

Application deposit of 300 € is included in this price.

Full Tuition: 1399 Euros

Application deposit of 300 € is included in this price.

Tuition is due in full two weeks prior to the training start date, unless a payment plan is arranged.

Tuition does not include lodging and travel costs to Berlin. See Our Terms of Service for more details.

Payment Plans: available upon request

Daily sample schedule

08:30 – 9:30 Eight Movements of Chan + Sitting Meditation

9:30 – 10:00  Breakfast Break

10:00 – 12:00 Movement Lab

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:00/16:30 Theoretical Sessions and Mindful Assisting

19:00- 20:00 Community gathering (6th night)

Mornings until after breakfast are in silence.

Training topics include:

Movement Lab

1. Biomechanics competence and key patterns of movement.

  • Rolling & spiraling
  • Active mobility and strength, working with body weight, and using simple props for pulling pattern
  • Human gait and cross lateral pattern
  • Crawling patterns
  • Changing levels
  • Free flow and mixing it up
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

2. Dynamic Mindfulness core sequences: EARTH, WATER, FIRE and AIR.

Theoretical Sessions

  • From biomechanics toward a poetry of movement
  • Guiding free flow practice, special elements and creativity
  • How to address resistance to new paradigms of movement in classes.
  • Energetic aspects of Dynamic Mindfulness
  • Mindful Assisting: To touch and to be touched
  • Consent, consistency & kindness, three pillars of mindful communication through touch.
  • Body Politics in Contemporary Yoga

Reading to complete before this module:

  • Jules Mitchell: The Science of Stretching, a Master Theses – read here
  • Robert Schleip, Ph.D. and Divo Gitta Müller: Training Principles for Fascial Connective Tissue – read here
  • Mark Singleton: Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
  • Tatjana Mesar: Transcending tradition and finding a contemporary yoga that fits – read here
  • Tatjana Mesar: What is Buddhist Yoga? – read here
  • Tatjana Mesar: Suchness of the Body – read here