Team at KALAA Yoga Berlin

Stefanie Berndt YogaStefanie

Stefanie is a registered yoga teacher at Yoga Alliance (E-RYT) and has been working within the field of dance and body work for many years. Since her OM Yoga studies with Cyndi Lee/ New York, Stefanie has specialized in Vinyasa yoga and the interweaving of asana practice with yoga philosophy.
Stefanie’s yoga tuition is based on her profound yoga experience and she invites students to encounter their own practice with ever fresh alertness and presence. In her classes Stefanie combines concentration and focus with permanent curiosity to get to know the body and joyfully work with its possibilities.



Manu started her yoga practice as a professional dancer and choreographer and has now built up over nine years of teaching experience. In her teaching she promotes the art of Vinyasa Krama and has taught at numerous yoga schools in Berlin and worldwide. With a particular affinity for the energizing flow of Vinyasa Yoga and the unison of breath, motion, strength and flexibility, Manu’s classes are highly dynamic with a focus on complex movement, mindfully built sequences and organic transitions between Asanas. Manu also specialises in gentle yoga for the back and shoulders, integral yoga therapy and Thai Yoga Massage.


Kristin TovsonKristin

Kristin accomplished her training at Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga Center in New York and has been teaching Vinyasa yoga since over 13 years in all sort of settings.

Her yoga classes feature great creativity, detailed instructions and precise physical alignment. She teaches with a sense of humor and ease while still challenging students to go deeper into their own practice.


Die KrauseDie

Die discovered yoga through her work as a contemporary dancer. She has accomplished a Vinyasa yoga teacher training certified by Yoga Alliance. Her dynamic and creative classes combine movement and stillness within playfull yoga sequences.

Die is a physiotherapy training and fuses her dance and body work experience with anatomical and physiological insight.



I took my first yoga class at the Life Centre in Notting Hill Gate in 1999 and was hooked from the beginning.
The first five years of my practice I tried many different styles of yoga, then I dedicated myself to the study of Ashtanga yoga from 2003-2011.
I took my first trip to India in 2005 to practice with yoga guru Patthabi Jois at the famous Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute. Eight more trips were to follow, to go deeper in my personal practice and experience life in India.
From 2007-2008 I took some ‘time off’ and travelled around the world practicing with senior yoga teachers in Goa, Koh Samui, Berlin and Tokyo.
I have taught yoga in London at Triyoga and Yoga Place from 2008-2013, before moving back to Germany.
My classes are open to everyone, young, old, flexible, not flexible, tall, short… Ask yourself: “which part of this posture can I do”?  and the rest will fall into place.



Janine started practicing yoga more than ten years ago and completed her teacher training at KALAA Yoga Berlin. Her classes are deeply inspired by her own experience of yoga and transmit the joy and tranquility she has discovered in her practice. In her teaching she aims to combine humor and ease with precise and profound body work.

Next to her main focus on Vinyasa Yoga, she is also interested in sharing the benefits of Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga. Janine also works as an author and writes factual texts for children and teenagers.



Danielle recently followed her heart to Berlin from San Francisco, where she had been teaching for the past 3 years.  With a passion for music and dance she offers a strong flow, which invokes presence with one’s own body and breath.

She is trained in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Bhakti flow, and is continuously doing her own self-study on astrology, ayurveda, and other forms of healthy living.
Deeply committed to community building and self-discovery, she hopes her classes leave students feeling inspired & empowered.


Irina DeminaIrina

Irina’s yoga path began in 2005 at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre in Moscow.
Her dance profession in combination with travelling has enabled her to get to know many different yoga styles, teachers and traditions in other countries, until she accomplished her teacher training at KALAA Yoga Berlin.

In her classes she likes to encourage people to constantly discover themselves anew, to experience yoga on a personal level and integrate these experiences off the mat. Irina considers her yoga practice a cabinet of wonders, a laboratory and a metaphor of life.


Ngone ThiamN’gone

N’gone is a singer, musician and enthusiastic yoga practitioner. On the basis of the physical and mental transformation encouraged by her yoga practice, she decided to embark on a teacher training, which together with a professional apprenticeship, she accomplished at KALAA Yoga Berlin.

N’gone is fascinated by the diversity of Vinyasa yoga and strives to bring creativity into every single class to connect stability (sthira) with lightness (sukham).


Lena ZimmermannLena

Lena’s yoga path began in 2008 whilst studying communication sciences. After many years of deepening her own practice, she developed the needs to share her experiences with others.

In 2016 she accomplished her yoga teacher training at KALAA Yoga Berlin and is teaching with much joy and dedication ever since.
She hopes her classes enable everyone to discover and unfold their potential on and off the mat.


Sinja VöllSinja

Sinja has discovered yoga through her work as a contemporary dancer and accomplished her teacher training at KALAA Yoga Berlin.

With ease and tranquility she teaches varied and dynamic classes, based on a fluent rhythm in connection with conscious breathing.



Katharina got into yoga a few years ago. From the first second, she got hooked on the dynamic movements, the precise performance of the asanas, the energy, the peace and calmness, the focus and above all the benefits for body and mind.

She wants to share her enthusiasm for smooth, body-conscious movements, syncing breath and movement. Katharina graduated in India twice – one teacher training influenced by Iyengar and one Vinyasa teacher training. Now she combines both of them dynamically in her practice.



Sylvia is an actress, director, theatre pedagogue and has accomplished her yoga teacher training with Cyndi Lee / OM Yoga New York. In her Vinyasa yoga classes Sylvia invites everyone to mindfully respect their own limits and at the same time discover and perceive those limits.

She experiences yoga for herself as a practice with continual stimulation for an ongoing learning process.