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Yoga & English at VHS Osnabrück starting 23 February

New Yoga & English course at VHS Osnabrück Fridays 16:30-1800

pbe-jesudian 10 week hatha yoga course in English starting Friday 23 February 2018 16:30-18:00

After a long week yoga can help melt your stress and set you up for a peaceful weekend.

This course is for all levels of English and you don’t need any experience with yoga. Just bring yourself and an open mind 🙂

To register please go to:     VHS OSnabrück Yoga & English

I very much look forward to meeting you in February 🙂





Yoga 4 U, free try-out this Sunday

Dear yogis, course participants and anyone interested in yoga,

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This Sunday 29 January 2017,  I’m offering a free try-out Yoga & English class to anyone who has done a course with me before, be it English or Dutch. It is in the Piesberger Gesellschaftshaus from 9 -10.30 am.

It is for both men and women, you don’t need to be flexible or speak English particularly well. You don’t need to bring a mat, just wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.

Please give me a ring or send me a text message (SMS) before Saturday evening 28 January on 0162 437 4604  You can bring a friend for a small contribution at your discretion.

I look forward to seeing you soon 🙂






(Grand-)parent & kids yoga

kinderouderyogapicNEW at the Lagerhalle  Osnabrück

ab  26. 8. 2016 Freitags 16:30

einsteigen ist aber jederzeit möglich

Wir machen seriös Yoga, aber der Spaß soll sicher nicht zu kurz kommen!

Es ist nicht wichtig wie flexibel Sie sind oder wie gut Ihr Englisch ist, gerade da arbeiten wir nähmlich daran auf natürliche Art und Weise. Yoga ist für Jeden und macht fit, fröhlich und gesund.

Christina Niese, Cambridge certified English teacher,  certified yoga teacher

Weitere Infos unter  0162 437 4604 oder

Preis pro Erwachsene:  5 ticket card €50, oder 10 ticket card €90 in Kombination mit Preis pro Kind : 5 ticket card €25, oder 10 ticket card €40*

Wenn möglich bringen Sie bitte eine Yogamatte mit, danke 🙂

(adult ticket price is  a combo with kids price )

In today’s hectic times this course offers you and your (grand-) child a wonderful opportunity to do something for your health both physically and mentally and to bond as a family in a relaxing but enjoyable manner.

Teenagers over 12 years of age can come on their own. They can also come to the ‘adult’ session at 17:45. Bring a friend if you like 🙂

Summer is here!

sunsalutesolstice16We had the most wonderful summer solstice evening last night in Osnabrück, celebrated with sun saluations during the outdoor event in honor of International Yoga Day. The Piesberger Gesellschaftshaus offered the perfect venue at the old coal station at the foot of the Piesberg. It was a very special evening because we were doing yoga together with millions of people all over the globe as it was the second year since the United Nations had declared  21 June to World Yoga Day. On top of that we were having a full moon on this summer’s longest day, which only happens once every 70 years. We were fortunate enough to have a dry spell for the 1.5 hours this session took. Even though the full moon was hidden by the clouds, we could feel the good vibes through nature’s wonderful expressions both in sound (bird song  abound) and sights (trees overhead and a natural stone wall to feel secure).20160621_194425

The goal of this free event on this summer solstice evening was to give people the chance to get familiar with YOGA or to celebrate YOGA and its benefits for health and the balancing of body and mind. The session was given in a mix of German and English to underline its international character.

The thought for the night was to be mindful of how we can practice non-violence towards others and ourselves, one of the underpinning principles of yoga. Non-violence can begin with wishing other people what you would want for yourself, and in the sense that you aren’t too critical of well-intended attempts of doing well. This also goes for your attitude towards yourself, you can only try your best and have as positive an outlook on life as you can.

With special thanks to the Osnabrücker Dampflockfreunde and the Piesberger Gesellschaftshaus for their cooperation in Osnabück’s first celebration of International YOGA Day.

Namaste 🙂

PS If you want to join the regular yoga sessions from Yoga & English by Christina, you are very welcome to join on Tuesdays at 6 pm or Saturdays at 10 am. Give us a shout at Tel. 0541 120 8888 or 0162 437 4604, or email or

21 June World YOGA Day Osnabrück

Druids Celebrate The Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

The prehistoric landmark of Stonehenge lies in exact alignment with the midsummer sunset. This means that when you’re in England it seems the perfect spot to celebrate the summer solstice on the longest day of the year

3menhirsFWAt the Piesberg however, we have our own stone collection and it seems the ideal place for Osnabrück to celebrate the height of summer. And what better way to do it than by practicing some yoga to reflect on our relationship with nature.

It is the 2nd year that International YOGA Day will be observed on June 21st.

This year the Piesberger Gesellschaftshaus has been so kind to lend its cooperation to organizing an outdoor YOGA  event for every Osnabrücker who wants to try out yoga in English, German or in the universal language of yoga itself.

In 2014 the Indian prime minister declared  in front of the General Assembly of the UN:

“Yoga is an invaluable gift and a 5000 year old tradition which embodies the unity of mind and body, ….harmony between man and nature, a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but about discovering (through breath, reflection and exercise) the sense of oneness between yourself, the world and nature. By changing our lifestyle we can become conscious of how we can deal with climate change.”

We invite you to join in an Open air yoga session  in the green surroundings of the Piesberger Gesellschaftshaus on:

Tuesday 21 June at 19:30

to celebrate the longest day of the year 2016

No need to be flexible, you don’t need to speak English. You just need an open mind.

It is for everyone: for all levels, for all nationalities and for free.

Instructor: Christina Niese, Cambridge certified English teacher and  certified  in Ireland as a yoga teacher

Please register on (+49) 0541 120 8888