As a part fo our Berlin Yoga Conference May 24-26 Festival Program, we would like to offer you a series of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Workshops. Below you will learn about the different options as well as the amazing people/brands behind them.

1. Brew Your Own Kombucha with ManuTeeFaktur

Kombucha is a fermented drink with cult status, also known as „the elixir of life” and “tea of immortality”. For centuries, Kombucha has been a recipe for a healthy lifestyle and is now being rediscovered in Europe for its invigorating powers. Thanks to its living cultures, it rocks your digestion, boosts your immune system and keeps your body’s energy high. But the best is, it is suitable for a morning yoga class as well as for a drink in the bar at night.

In this workshop you will learn how to make this special drink yourself at the source of knowledge: with the ManuTeeFaktur. Based in Kreuzberg, they brew their own CraftedTeas and RAW-Kombucha and translate classic tea drinks into the present time with only the best and freshest ingredients: 100 % sustainable and organic, local wherever possible and no refined sugar… because real enlightenment comes from within!

Workshop times:

Friday, 13:00-13:45
Saturday, 13:00-13:45
Sunday, 13:00-13:45

Location: ManuTeeFaktur Lounge

2. Make Your Own Meditation Pillow with MerlAid

Photo curtesy of Merle Schulze

Merle is a yoga teacher for Hatha and Vinyasa (RYT-200 Yoga Alliance). She is an ocean lover and loves to do handcraft goods. That’s why she started her own brand: Merlaid. Through this she is selling her own invented meditation pillows as meditation is the best way to find your inner balance. Each pillow is unique and she provides them in two sizes and different colors. The pillows are sustainable as they are out of recycled yarn and natural fabrics.

She wanted to connect her pillows not just with the mental issues but also contribute with helping to decrease the pollution in our oceans. That’s why an amount of each sold pillow will be donated to “The Great Bubble Barrier”. A company from the Netherlands who have their base in Amsterdam. They build up pipelines in rivers to flow the garbage on the sides. In this way the garbage can be taken out of the rivers and is not flowing in the ocean. For more informations you can go on their website.

Meet Merle at the Berlin Yoga Conference and learn how to do your own unique handmade meditation pillow. You get your own recycled yarn, cotton for the filling and a crochet needle out of bamboo. She will show you how to crochet and how to meditate with the patterns. Workshop costs: 40€ (including tutorial and material).

Workshop times:

Friday, 16:00-17:30
Saturday, 11:45-13:15
Sunday, 11:45-13:15

Location: DIY Space in front of ManuTeeFaktur Lounge

3. Make Your Own Mala Bead with Aria Mala Atelier

Photo curtesy of Elif Demircan-Huettemann

Elif (Sant Kaur) is Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Mala Designer. Her desire to make spiritual, yogic jewellery came as a natural extension of mantra meditation. As she learnt more about the true healing qualities of gemstones, her approach to crafting malas deepened.  All of her pieces are crafted as one-of-a-kind soulful items to help you set your intention for meditation and connect to your inner voice in your journey. For more information, you can visit Aria Mala Atelier.

Elif invites you to a beautiful and sacred world of malas by joining her mala making & meditation workshop at the Berlin Yoga Conference.  By the end of the workshop besides having your own unique mala, you will know what a japa mala is with its origins; how selecting gemstone beads and a mantra for your practice and at the end you will learn how to meditate with your mala. Workshop costs: 45€ (including all materials).

Workshop times:

Friday, 14:00-15:30
Saturday, 15:00-16:30
Sunday, 14:30-16:00

Location: DIY Space in front of ManuTeeFaktur Lounge

4. Make Your Own Henna Tattoo with Henna Kunst Berlin

Photo: Henna Kunst Berlin

Fenal is a Henna Artist based in Berlin. Originally from India, Fenal approaches each of her drawings with an individual attention using 100% natural henna. For more information, you can visit Henna Kunst Berlin.

Make your own Henna Design. In a cozy environment, you will learn all the tips and tricks that you would need to know to draw henna designs on yourself and others. This workshop is meant for all levels & abilities. Workshop costs: 30€ (including all materials).

Workshop times:

Friday, 13:00-14:00
Saturday, 12:00-13:00
Sunday, 12:00-13:00

Location: DIY Space in front of ManuTeeFaktur Lounge