English Yoga Classes in Berlin (City Guide)

English yoga classes are no longer hard to find, especially in Berlin. As the most cosmopolitan and foreigner-friendly city in Germany, Berlin is home to many English-speaking yogis and yoginis who guest teach in the studios around town. 

The yoga movement is bigger and stronger than ever, and there are teachers from all over the world sharing their knowledge and supporting the growth of the community. 

There are now more than 300 yoga studios in Berlin, and that is plenty to choose from. Need help deciding? Check out our list of the 10 best yoga studios in Berlin that teach in English.

English Yoga Classes in Berlin

1. Yoga in English

Yoga in English may not have a fancy name, but it still offers great English yoga classes. The name actually comes from the fact that it was the first to offer English-language classes in Berlin back in 2009.

Founder and yogini Anya, teaches the entire path of yoga– integrating its rich and valuable philosophy beyond the physical movement. In addition, she offers free guided meditations on Insight Timer.

On Mondays, there are two classes in the evening: Vibrant Flow and Slow Flow & Meditation. Saturdays are reserved for DEEPEN INTO YOGA, a 6-week studio series of yoga and meditation.

  • Location: Reichenberger Str. 113A, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg (in the backyard)
  • Opening hours: Mon 5:30–9pm / Sat 10:45am–12:45pm

(Good to know: Access to the studio is ONLY by elevator in the back garden. Upstairs, tea and a warm room await you.)

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2. English Yoga

This is an amazing collective of freelance yoga teachers providing accessible, high-quality classes in a variety of yoga styles. English Yoga‘s philosophy focuses on community wellness and inclusivity. 

Your yoga practice will not feel like “sports” but will be truly relaxing, mindful, empowering, and meditative. 

Despite the central location, city noise doesn’t seep into the yoga room; instead, you can hear birds chirping. At the end of each class, you can relax with the mesmerizing Tibetan singing bowls.

  • Location: Görlitzer Str. 39, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • Opening hours: Tue 6pm–7:30pm / Thu 6pm–9:30pm / Sun 4pm–5:30pm

(Good to know: Every first Thursday of the month, from 9:40-10pm, there is the Om Circle, a mantra chanting meditation, free of charge, suggested donation 1-2 euros.)

3. YogaCircle Berlin Academy

The YogaCircle sits in two different buildings across from each other in Prenzlauer Berg. The rooms are bright and large, with parquet floors, and clean clay walls – no clutter, no distractions. You can concentrate entirely on yourself and the class.

Join classes with guest teachers from around the world and experience yoga in relation to other aspects of our lives, such as mobility, strength training, and healthy living, music, interpretive dance, and tantric teachings. 

The YCBA is also one of the best academies for yoga teacher training in Berlin. So if you want to turn your yoga passion into a profession, the YCBA can teach you how to do it. 

  • Location: Stargarder Str. 25, 10437 Berlin
  • Opening hours: Mon–Fri 9am–10pm

(Good to know: The larger yoga space is equipped with infrared heating panels for pleasant, anti-allergic solar heat without dry air.)

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4. Mahalaya Berlin Hot Yoga

If you haven’t heard of Bikram Yoga, you’ve missed out on a very interesting experience. Bikram or Hot Yoga is a more athletic form of yoga that consists of 26 exercises performed in a hot room (at about 35-40°C or 95-104°F). 

The hot temps at Mahalaya warm up your muscles and ligaments before you even begin your practice, making your body surprisingly flexible – but also quite sweaty and slippery. Bring at least two towels (one for the mat, one to wipe away sweat) and plenty of water. 

Try not to eat anything hearty 2 to 3 hours before your class, as can make your practice super exhausting.

  • Location: Boxhagener Straße 76-78, 10245 Berlin-Fhain (in the backyard through the construction tunnel)
  • Opening hours: Mon 7:30am–9:45pm / Tue 12pm–9pm / Wed 6:30am–9:45pm
    Thu 10:45am–9pm / Fri 7:30am–9pm / Sat 9:30am–8:30pm / Sun 10:30am–8:45pm

(Good to know: For first-timers and the undecided, there is a card for 3 get-to-know classes for only 25 euros, valid for one month.)

5. Yoga School Berlin

If you want to try out Ashtanga yoga, make sure to visit the Yoga School close to Hermannplatz. They have some of the best Ashtanga yoga classes in town – that dynamic, powerful form of Hatha yoga.

For balance, there is slow Yin Yoga to relax tired muscles and fascia.

The Yoga School is perfect for purists who don’t need any knickknacks. It’s one of those places with clean-cut rooms, plank floors, high ceilings, and lots of natural light for an atmosphere of clarity and concentration.

  • Location: Hasenheide 8, 10967 Berlin-Neukölln
  • Opening hours: Mon–Tue 7am–8pm / Wed–Thu 7am–9:15pm
    Fri 7:15am–8:45pm / Sat 10am–6pm / Sun 9:30am–6:30pm

(Good to know: Every last Saturday of the month, dive into a deeper and more intense practice with the class “100 minutes of Vinyasa”.)

6. Element Yoga

This yoga studio is located at the end of Kreuzberg near the Oberbaumbrücke, in a street that hardly anyone knows or can pronounce: Pfuelstraße. Element Yoga regularly invites international guest instructors. 

How about a hen party with a healthy twist? Bring your girlfriends in for a private class. Or practice with your office team or start-up.

You can’t participate in classes on-site? No problem! All classes take place online as a live stream! Some short ones (about 15 minutes long) are also available on the Instagram feed to enjoy for free!

  • Location: Pfuelstraße 5, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • Opening hours: Mon–Thu 8am–8pm / Fri 8am–4pm / Sat–Sun 10am–12pm

(Good to know: The studio has a cozy reading corner with a comfy couch and books to borrow while you wait.)

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7. Peace Yoga

One of the most interesting and holistic schools of yoga is Jivamukti – a physical, ethical and spiritual practice that combines powerful limit-pushing exercises, breathing techniques, music, and meditation. It also emphasizes a life philosophy of non-violence, veganism, oneness with nature, and compassion for all beings.

Peace Yoga is a charming yoga studio with high ceilings, parquet floors, and a bright, friendly atmosphere in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg. 

Here you will find daily Jivamukti Yoga classes as well as relaxing Yin and Restorative Yoga several times a week – online and offline. 

  • Location: Glogauer Str. 19, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • Opening hours: Mon Fri 5pm–6:45pm / Sun 5pm–7pm

(Good to know: There is a flat rate for young adults (up to age 27) for €75, as well as a trial month for just €39.)

8. The Shala – Yoga On The Move

This yoga studio began as an outdoor yoga initiative, teaching at Tempelhofer Feld in the summer of 2017. The Shala is the name of their yoga space in Schöneberg, but the collective brings yoga to unique locations throughout Berlin. 

At Yoga On The Move, you can immerse yourself in a dynamic, flowing style of Vinyasa yoga that combines movement, breath, electronic beats, and good vibes. In addition, there is Yin Yoga, a gentler combination of mindful movement and meditation.

The opening hours are a mess (different every day of the week!), but at least they are open daily, and there are many online courses and a video library on the homepage. 

  • Location: Akazienstraße 27, Hinterhof rechts, 4. OG, 10823 Berlin-Schöneberg
  • Opening hours: Mon 7–10am, 5–9:30pm / Tue 6:30–11:30am, 6–8pm / Wed 7–10:15am, 5–9:30pm
    Thu 8–9am, 6:30–9:30pm / Fri 7:30–10am, 5–6pm / Sat 9:30am–12:30pm
    Sun 9:30am–12:30pm, 4:45–6pm

(Good to know: In summer, yoga classes take place at outdoor locations around the city like Tempelhofer Feld, B-Part am Gleisdreieck, Humboldthain, and Volkspark Rehberge.)

9. Green Yoga

Here’s your sustainable option among the Berlin yoga studios! At Green Yoga, you get a wide range of pay-as-you-can-afford classes to counteract climate change. More than 50 teachers are there to make your experience as authentic and real as it gets.

Online, outdoor and in-studio options give you all the flexibility you need to customize your workout. Outdoor classes take place at Volkspark Friedrichshain and Hasenheide.

Green Yoga also offers Kundalini yoga (with singing and chanting), Prenatal yoga (to connect the new mom to herself, her baby, and the community), Pilates, and Dance.

Locations and opening hours:
Sredzkistraße 59, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Mon–Fri 10am–10pm

Oranienstraße 163, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Mon–Fri 8am–10pm

(Good to know: Do yoga to plant trees. 5% of profits are invested in planting trees.)

10. Three Boons Yoga

First, it was called Yogaloft, then Jivamukti Yoga, and now Three Boons Yoga. If you’ve been in Berlin for a while, you may have heard of this famous yoga studio.

For locals and foreigners alike, Three Boons Yoga is THE place to practice yoga in Berlin. With two locations, world-class teachers, physically challenging and spiritually uplifting courses, and a distinctly Berlin vibe, this yoga studio is nothing else but “Hot, Hip and Holy.”

Don’t be surprised to find some of the city’s most famous creatives on a mat next to you. Celebrities sometimes even teach here, like Dechen Thurman (brother of “Kill Bill” star Uma Thurman) or Ben Beirs (the world-renowned classical guitarist).

Locations and opening hours: 
Brunnenstr. 29, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
Mon–Fri 6:45am–21:30pm / Sat–Sun 11:15am–7pm

Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Mon–Fri 8:30am–10pm / Sat–Sun 10:15am–7pm

(Good to know: A vegan café keeps you energized before and after class with healthy treats and fresh-squeezed juices.)

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Don’t be discouraged if you go to an address and instead of locating a yoga studio, you find yourself in front of a shoe store or a kebab restaurant. Most yoga studios are in the backyard, sometimes beyond a maze of pathways, stairs, and doorways. Allow for enough time on your first visit to get your bearings and catch your breath before you begin.

Registration and drop-ins
Especially now, during the pandemic, most yoga studios ask that you book a class in advance. They all have a booking system on their websites, or else, you can book through your flat-rate sports membership, like Urban Sports Club or Eversports.
Drop-in classes, on the other hand, are “open classes” that you can just drop into at the last minute without pre-registration.

Yoga mats, blocks, straps, and blankets are available in sufficient numbers in most studios. You really got no excuse to just jump on the subway and join a spontaneous yoga session. But be careful – sometimes there are rental fees!
Branded yoga supplies plus leggings, tops, and socks are often also sold in the studios themselves, as a gift or a nice souvenir of your time in Berlin reminding you to do yoga more often.

Unisex facilities
Be prepared for some of the studios to have unisex restrooms and even unisex changing rooms. That’s just the free-spirited, open-minded, and body-positive temperament of the city. Yet, if you are not comfortable with this, plan your change of clothes accordingly.

Online classes
If you don’t feel like leaving home, taking the S-Bahn, and practicing asanas in sync with 30 strangers in a room, book an online course. They are often cheaper or are included in your membership if you have one.
Online classes are a great way to stay in touch with your favorite yoga community over the holidays.

Final Thoughts

You choose your doctor, you choose your dentist – there you are vulnerable and need to feel safe and understood. And that often starts with speaking the same language. 

With yoga, it’s not much different – yoga can become so incredibly personal for someone who is exploring the limits of their mind and body. With yoga, you also become vulnerable, and you need the right voice to guide and protect you. That’s why English yoga classes can be a Godsend for expats!

Choosing the right yoga studio can be a difficult task and it takes time. Luckily, in Berlin, you can try a lot of them out, perhaps with your monthly sports pass (if you have one) or with a trial card (most studios offer them). Or take online classes, it’s the age of Zoom anyway! 

You might get lucky and find the perfect place right off the bat. If not, keep looking. Practice, persistence, patience. Namaste.