01 May 2016
YOGA & THE CITY
This summer, Yoga Travel & Friends invites you to Hotel de Rome to roll out the mats over the roofs of Berlin and participate in summery spirit yoga between 17th to 21st July.
Berlin, May 2016 – Summer in Berlin is bright and colourful. From fine art and culture to street art, parties and neighbourhood fun to an international yoga scene, the city offers a wealth of experiences to enjoy.
The specialised tour operator Yoga Travel & Friends is now combining these diverse aspects of the city, offering an entirely new, exclusive city trip in collaboration with Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel. The focus of this package is on various styles of yoga taught in several languages, outdoors in the open air.
Guests will begin each day with an exhilarating yoga lesson on the rooftop terrace of the five star Hotel de Rome. The hotel’s rooftop terrace is a trendy hotspot in Berlin Mitte. It has a fabulous view of Bebel Platz, and provides the perfect location for outdoor yoga with an urban vibe.
The morning yoga practice at Hotel de Rome will be led by Patricia Thielemann, one of Germany’s most prestigious yoga teachers and founder of Three Spirit Yoga studios in Berlin. Together with two of her internationally experienced colleagues, the team will work closely with each participant – creating an unforgettable yoga experience, even for beginners. Developed by Patricia Thielemann, spirit yoga combines the modern American style with traditional yoga for an ideal mix of ancient Indian philosophy and a sweat-inducing physical workout.
After the refreshing physical and spiritual session under the blue Berlin sky, guests will find a healthy breakfast waiting for them. Participants may also experience even more relaxation in the exclusive De Rome Spa, an 800 square metre wellness oasis located in the hotel’s former bank vault.
On one of the days, guests can practice “all you can yoga” - an entire day in the studio with yoga experts. Guests can also book a private lesson in English or French with one of the multilingual teachers at Hackescher Markt Spirit Yoga Studio.
Between yoga sessions, guests have the opportunity to discover all that the enchanting city of Berlin has to offer. With the Berlin Welcome Card, guests can explore the cultural and recreational highlights of the city, and absorb the sights of Berlin in the summer sunshine on the guided city walk, both of which are included in the package.
The five-day city yoga retreat takes place from 17th - 21st July 2016. Prices start at €990 per person.
Details: Berlin exclusive yoga & the city package in the Hotel de Rome:
Dates: 17th to 21st July 2016
- 4 nights in a classic room or junior suite at the Hotel de Rome
- 4 x breakfast at the hotel
- 3 x morning yoga on the rooftop terrace with Patricia Thielemann & international yoga teachers
- 1 day “all you can yoga” in the Hackescher Markt Spirit Yoga studio
- 5 day Berlin Welcome Card with reductions at many of Berlin’s cultural and recreational highlights as well as free use of the public transportation (zone AB)
- 1 x welcome drink at the hotel on your day of arrival
- Use of the hotel’s 800 m² De Rome Spa with a spa terrace
- 1 x massage in the De Rome Spa (by appointment)
- 1 x one-hour boat cruise
- 1 x guided city walk (G/E)
- City tax
Price: starting at €990 per person
More information and booking at www.yogatravel-friends.de.
About the Hotel de Rome
Located in the carefully restored former headquarters of the Dresdner Bank from 1889, the five-star Superior Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte hotel, is unique in its combination of listed historical architecture and contemporary design. As one of the few luxury hotels in an original historical building, the hotel reflects its Berlin location in a singular manner. With only 145 rooms and suites and its unparalleled location on historical Bebelplatz, it is an architectural jewel in the heart of the capital. The restaurant, La Banca, boasts authentic Italian cuisine paired with modern art and stylish interior design. Citizens of the world, art connoisseurs and epicureans with an affinity for gin, bourbon and single malt scotch mingle in the trendy La Banca bar.
Insider’s tip: The hotel’s 120 m2 rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view of Berlin or the De Rome Spa, once the bank’s vault, where gold and jewels were stored. Today it is a quiet oasis with a 20 metre long pool, steam bath, sauna and fitness area. The Hotel de Rome is one of “The Leading Hotels of the World” and enjoys an excellent reputation beyond the borders of Europe with guests on business and on holiday. In October 2015, the Hotel de Rome won the Reader’s Choice Award as the best hotel in Northern Europe.
About Yoga Travel & Friends
Yoga Travel & Friends GmbH is a specialised tour operator for carefully planned, exceptional yoga retreats and workshops with the highest standards both in Germany and abroad. “Good things come in small packages” is the guiding principle for dreaming up trips that may lead to distant corners or just down the street. Anja Follmer-Greiff, also a yoga teacher, spent over 20 years working in the field of culture and event management and the incentive sector before specialising in premium yoga holidays. Yoga Travel & Friends stands out thanks to its range of unique travel packages for individuals, couples or group yoga retreats. As a tour operator, Yoga Travel & Friends offers completely organised travel packages for yoga schools and yoga teachers as well as its own yoga programme. Current destinations include Bavaria and Berlin as well as Bali, Italy, Croatia, Morocco and Austria. For every trip they organise, Yoga Travel & Friends donates 10 euros per participant to the non-profit Mantay Peru e.V. Deutschland.
Hotel de Rome
Director of Communications
Behrenstr. 37, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 460 609 1460
Yoga Travel & Friends
Holsteinische Strasse 18, 10717 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 30 84 31 54 9-29