I’m very happy to continue with the series of posts about our Berlin Yoga Conference Festival Program entitled “Berlin Yoga Conference Presents”, with this post dedicated to a book signing session withAnnika Isterling (“Ankommen”, “Wohlsein”), Christina Lobe (“Yoga Lehren”), Annette Söhnlein (“Innen, Außen”).

The books will be available on sale at the Berlin Yoga Conference mini book fair. Feel free to bring your own copy if you have one.

All the books mentioned are published with Kamphausen.Media

Some background information first.

When I first planned the program for the Berlin Yoga Conference, I invited teachers exclusively from out of town. My idea for this was the following: Berliners already had access to these amazing Berlin teachers, so why not bring the teachers from other cities and countries then? Furthermore, I even set a specific ration of national (German) VS international (from outside of Germany and Europe) teachers to be 50/50, which is still very much the case.

However, with time I realized that my thinking was not wholistic. Since I wanted this to become an international yoga event that reflects on the local yoga community, I needed to get the Berlin teachers on board, to give them a chance to present themselves to an international audience and to get them involved in this major Berlin yoga happening. This is how the idea for the Berlin Yoga Conference Festival Program was born.

Photo curtesy of Annika Isterling

ANNIKA ISTERLING | Certified Yoga Teacher | Hamburg

Annika’s first yoga class took place in New York and came as a shock – nonetheless, she was fascinated. A few years later in Barcelona she tried out Ashtanga yoga and got thrilled. She quickly developed a daily practice, a desire to teach (she did Ashtanga Teacher Training with Mark Darby in 2005), and since her trip to Mysore in India – a home-practice too.

Upon her return back to Germany, after 10 years of traveling the world and working as a model, Annika  became acquainted with Anusara Yoga. Feeling enthusiastic about this method, she took a teacher training with Lallas & Vilas in 2006 and again between 2007 and 2009, as well as other immersion programs.

Annika has a passion for learning and she continues to deepen her knowledge through various study methods and trainings with world-famous yoga teachers such as Mitchel Bleyer (Yoga Therapy Training), Noah Maze (various online seminars, mentorship programs), Doug Keller (Yoga Therapy Trainings), Elena Brower (online coaching), and many others.

Now Annika lives with her family in Hamburg, teaches in two wonderful studios, gives private lessons, workshops, online courses, writes about “Yoga and life”, and organizes yoga retreats.

Workshops at the Berlin Yoga Conference

Annika will be teaching the following workshops at the Berlin Yoga Conference May 24-26:

Core Yoga | 17:45-19:15 | Saturday, 25.05

Grow your Roots| 11:45-13:15 | Sunday, 26.05

Mystic Flow| 16:00-17:30| Sunday, 26.05

Photo curtesy of Christina Lobe

CHRISTINA LOBE | Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher | Berlin

Christina has been teaching Anusara Yoga® since 2005 and is a Registered Yoga Teacher eRYT-500 Yoga Alliance. Anusara yoga is an alignment-based yoga style that Christina supplements with teachings from the Tantric philosophy. Her ambition is to show each individual their value and to live and communicate truthfulness and transparency. The path into the depths of one’s own heart is the foundation for a fulfilled and at the same time free life. The stability that Christina create as a mother at home, along with the freedom and flexibility that comes with being a yoga teacher on the road, is combined as two wonderful complementary opposites that enrich her lessons.

Christina teaches Workshops, Retreats, Anusara Immersions and Anusara Teacher Trainings 200 hrs / 300 hrs in Germany and the German-speaking countries.

Workshops at the Berlin Yoga Conference

Christina will be teaching the following workshop at the Berlin Yoga Conference May 24-26:

Anusara Yoga | 17:00-18:30 | Friday, 24.05

Photo curtesy of Annette Söhnlein

ANNETTE SÖHNLEIN | Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher | Berlin

Annette Söhnlein teaches yoga and meditation since almost 15 years. From the very beginning, she fell in love with the deep wisdom that lies in the tradition of the non-dual tantric yogas´s philosophy and science. Her aim is to find a contemporary introduction to ancient themes like the Chakra system.

For her book “Innen.Aussen”  Annette worked together with Elena Lustig. They both went through an intense process of questioning the esoteric statements of different lineages to find out what really works for modern yogis. They translated what they experienced both in themselves and in their students. “Innen.Aussen” is a book that inspires with asana sequences, breathing methods, meditations, art and self-reflection exercises.

Annette teaches workshops, teacher trainings and regular classes in Berlin. With a great sense of humor she  brings yoga to everybody who is open for a deeper experience of the selfhealing power of  yoga.

Workshops at the Berlin Yoga Conference

Annette will be teaching the following workshop at the Berlin Yoga Conference May 24-26:

The Healing Power of Yoga (with Bettina Schuler) | 19:00-20:30 | Friday, 24.05