Juli Saragosa

Berlin
Germany
Average: 4.5 of 5 stars

2 Reviews

Community Yoga for those who feel marginalized by mainstream yoga classes.
- Flow and Restorative classes in English and German
- Sliding scale & reduced rate for low- / no-income folks
- Queer Yoga
- For any body and everybody regardless of size, skill, gender, sexuality, skin colour, age ...

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I am a yoga alliance trained teacher from the Yandara school in Mexico (2008). Since 1997, I’ve practiced a variety of different styles of Hatha yoga in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada – Asthanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Chi-Yoga, Bikram, Vinyasa Flow, Restorative and Acro-Yoga – each class I offer is unique. I’ve been teaching Vinyasa Flow here in Berlin since 2009. I'm currently enrolled in the Svastha Yoga Therapy advanced teacher training program, all of my classes now include prevention and restorative techniques.

In my classes I try to foster openness towards others with bodies different than your own or the ideal, including queer-, trans-, sex-worker-, poc- and fat-positivity. I am a crusty, fluid-gendered-qpoc-hairy femme. I aim to make a class comfortable for those who feel marginalized in more mainstream classes.

I’m a DIY-practitioner in most aspects, despite formal education and years of experience. I like to try out new creative practices. From an early age, I began with gymnastics, jazz dance, piano, and sculpture. I studied at the Ukrainian Academy of Dance in Toronto for 4 years, before finding a yoga practice. Throughout this time, I also studied film and worked in the film industry as a sound designer. I’ve made about 35 short art films of my own, taught media arts workshops and courses, and have been involved in organizing various film collectives, festivals, and screenings. I moved to Germany to play an active part in my young niece’s life and to volunteer on the organizing collective of the radical left-political queer film festival, entzaubert. I am optimistic that the revolution will come, and I try to play my part in dismantling structures of oppression through whatever I do.

Rating

Average: 4.5 of 5 stars

2 Reviews

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Reserved
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual

Reviews

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I was lucky enough to attend my very first yoga class under Juli's patient and competent guidance. "Don't forget to breathe," they would caution as I sweated and panted my way through Chaturanga, never missing a beat while catering to both me and the other very experienced student (the outside temperature that day had deterred the usual suspects). That yoga never really became my thing (I'm more of a soccer kind of guy!) is definitely due to no fault of theirs!

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
laid back, knowledgeable teacher

Juli is open to giving students the experience they want. She'll help with adjustments if you want them, or can leave you be. She is spiritual, but doesn't push it on students who aren't. She even let me bring a toddler to class once when I didn't have a babysitter, and never made me feel like it was causing a disturbance.