Yoga and Tea for the Cancer Community (Monthly)

Monthly Yoga and Tea for those who’ve had a personal cancer journey.

MB is excited to be able to continue to offer a monthly opportunity for those whose lives have included a cancer journey to come together and share their yoga practice and then have an afternoon tea as a community.

Upcoming Meet-Up Dates: (all sessions held at Bija Yoga Berlin).

  • Currently on a pause due to COVID-19

Meeting usually on one Saturday of each month, this offering includes a 1.5 hour gentle yoga class led by MB in the cozy Bija Yoga Berlin yoga studio in the Graefekiez for people who have or have had cancer.

The space can accommodate up to 13 students at a time, which means that this gathering will be small enough to allow MB to get to know you and be able to provide modifications and alternatives that allow you to personalize the yoga practice so it suits your emotional, energetic, spiritual, and physical needs on any given day.

After the yoga class, you are then invited to stay for an an hour of tea and chatting. This can be an opportunity for the group to get to know one another, to talk about life with or post-cancer, and to enjoy a warm glass of tea (or cool glass of tea, if the weather calls for it!). This can be casual or can become an opportunity for participants to introduce topics for discussions.

The goal of this gathering is to provide a supportive community environment for those of us who have faced cancer to practice yoga together.

Anyone who has had a personal cancer journey is welcome to join in, whether your journey is fresh and active or one that rests in the past. All levels of yoga experience and non-experience are welcome.

The Nitty Gritty Details

  • Date: Usually one Saturday of the month (see the list of dates above or the Upcoming Class to the right at the top of the page)
  • Time: 14:30-16:00 gentle yoga class, 16:00-17:00 tea time
  • Location: Bija Yoga Berlin (Grimmstr. 19, 10961 on the right). The studio is in the Graefekize and is a ten minute walk from the U8 Schönleinstr. station and from the U7 Südstern station.
  • Costs: This class is near and dear to MB’s heart and, therefore, will be run on a donation basis, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate, regardless of their economic status. There will be a box for donations and feedback. If you happen to be in a good position economically, it would be greatly appreciated if you could donate what you would pay for a regular yoga class or a bit more to help cover the rental costs for the studio space, snacks, and MB’s teaching.
  • What to Wear: Wear anything that makes you feel comfortable and allows you to move with as much ease as is possible. Most people choose leggings or sweatpants and a t-shirt.
  • What to Bring: An open mind and a welcoming spirit.
  • How active is the yoga class? The yoga class will be gentle in nature, with options to keep your practice cooling and grounding or ot heat it up. If you are interested in joining but not up for the physical part of the practice for any reason (treatment related or otherwise), you are still welcome to come and join us on the mat. I can set you up in some restorative poses or you can spend some time in meditation or connecting with your breath or you can just come from tea time (16:00-17:00).
  • Provided for You: The studio is stocked with yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, and blankets that you are welcome to use. Tea and honey will be provided, and possibly snacks, should MB have time to bake or shop.
  • Pre-registration vs. Drop-In: Pre-registration will reserve your spot and is preferred, but you are also welcome to drop-in on a Saturday and see if there is space for you to join. To pre-register, contact MB or check in on meetup.
  • Newsletter: If you would like to be added to the Yoga and Tea for the Cancer Community newsletter, please contact MB and make a note about which newsletter you would like to subscribe to.

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