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About Spirit Yoga

With nearly 130 yoga and Pilates classes,* Spirit Yoga is not only one of the largest schools in the German speaking yoga world. When Patricia Thielemann opened the first of what would grow to three studios in Berlin in 2004, she encountered a wholly different yoga culture. With her free-spirited, body conscious style, she ushered in a new era and is considered one of today’s foremost innovators of a modern, independent lifestyle which naturally includes yoga.

Spirit Yoga translates the tradition and wisdom of Indian philosophy into a contemporary form that empowers practitioners to meet the challenges of a modern Western lifestyle. The practice takes place in an elegantly stylish setting, which is a trademark of the Berlin studios and the licensee company in Aachen. The studio in Berlin-Charlottenburg also includes a fully equipped spa.

The flowing form of Spirit Yoga is influenced by the dynamic power and vinyasa flow yoga schools in the US, where Patricia Thielemann had lived for several years, and where she completed numerous yoga teacher trainings, taught classes, and developed her unique Spirit Yoga style.

The vast majority of teachers at Spirit Yoga have been personally trained by Patricia Thielemann. Her training and advanced training program (including the 200+ and 500+ certificates for the title RYT, Yoga Alliance) are among the most sought after in Germany. Her approach is open-minded and committed; the lessons follow a clear structure and transmit a positive attitude that helps practitioners tackle life’s challenges.

A special focus is given to pre- and postnatal yoga. The teachers continue their training on a regular basis—which includes workshops lead by internationally renowned guest teachers, who have made Spirit Yoga a recognized address for first-class events.

Spirit Yoga also is known for its fabulously luxurious yoga retreats and products that range from high-quality cosmetics to helpful yoga books and popular exercise CDs and DVDs, which have earned Patricia Thielemann renown as an author.

* While our yoga classes are primarily taught in German, most of our teachers have an excellent command of English and are able to effortlessly translate important instructions. Our teachers, who are native speakers of English, alternate between teaching classes in English and German (Adam Rice, Marie Schuppan). If you are a seasoned yoga practitioner, you should have no problem whatsoever in following the sequences of the classes.  

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Patricia Thielemann

Patricia Thielemann is the founder of Spirit Yoga. She had taught yoga in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Berlin in 2004, where she opened her first studio in one of the city’s most upscale locations. With stylish, expansive spaces in the capital’s three locations, along with the licensee company Aachen Spirit, Spirit Yoga has grown to be one of the largest yoga schools in Europe. As an innovator in the field, Patricia is committed to working on her enlightened, hands-on and precisely structured yoga style. Since the new millennium, she has played a decisive role in shaping an identity for modern yoga in German-speaking countries.

Spirit Yoga proves that the rich tradition of yoga can be translated into a contemporary method that empowers practitioners to master the challenges of modern everyday life. Over the years of Patricia’s ever-evolving practice, her love of the unusual, her discipline, and her sensitivity flows into her personal yoga style along with a solid, years long training with internationally renowned teachers such as: Ana Forrest, Colette Crawford, David Life and Sharon Gannon, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Francoise- Barbira Freeman. She was an apprentice to Dr. G. B. Sharma at the Kaivalyadhama Yogic Health Center in Mumbai. Above all, she studied for years with Tias Little - Prajna Yoga - and to this day travels to him once or twice a year.

Patricia produces her own CDs and DVDs. She has gained national renown through her “Spirit Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga Program.” She can also be seen on a regular basis in a variety of media giving interviews and as an author. Due to her reputation of excellence, Patricia’s Spirit Yoga Teacher Training is one of the most highly sought after programs in Germany. Along with her career, the mother of two, committed Yogini, and successful entrepreneur convincingly practices what she preaches when she says: “Step into your Light!”

Info and Schedule for

Studio Mitte

Rosenthaler Str. 36
Aufgang G
10178 Berlin
tel: 030 27 90 85 03
fax: 030 27 90 85 04



08:00 - 09:00 Level 1-2 Sophie C
09:00 - 10:00 Level 1-2 Kate H
11:00 - 12:15 Rücken-Yoga Gaelle G
13:00 - 14:00 Level 2 Stine L
18:00 - 19:00 Level 1-2 Kerstin S
18:30 - 20:00 Level 2 Pia G
19:30 - 21:00 Basics 10 Kerstin S
20:15 - 21:15 Restorativ Antonia M

Info and Schedule for

Studio West

Goethestraße 2-3
10623 Berlin
tel: 030 27 90 85 05
fax: 030 43 72 70 06



09:00 - 10:00 Level 2 Stine L
10:15 - 11:30 Level 1 Wilma H
13:00 - 14:00 Level 2 Joachim K
17:00 - 18:00 Restorativ Andrea H
18:30 - 20:00 Level 2 Nancy S
20:15 - 21:45 Basics 10 Irene E

Info and Schedule for

Studio Zehlendorf

Martin-Buber-Str. 23
14163 Berlin
tel: 030 / 679629960
fax: N.N.



09:00 - 10:00 Level 1-2 Bettina H
10:30 - 12:00 Level 1 Bettina H
17:00 - 18:00 NT Level 1-2 Clara K
18:30 - 20:00 Level 2 Patricia T
18:45 - 20:15 Basics 10 Bettina H
20:15 - 21:45 Restorativ Nadine O