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Welcome!

We are a cozy, neighbourhood studio offering semi-private Reformer and mat classes, ELDOA™ & myofascial stretching technique, personal training and more.

 

We work with the body in front of us and use the pilates method along with other modalities to help people reach their goals and/or rehabilitate. We are open to all bodies, genders, ages and abilities from athlete to beginner.

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FEEL

Better

with ELDOA™ and Myofascial Stretching
Postural Exercises for: 
Joint health  
Posture
Back pain
Circulation 
Flexibility
CLASSES

How can we help you?

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Mat Classes

WHAT ARE MAT CLASSES?

  • 50 minutes long

  • Small group - max 7 people

  • Convenient series of floor exercises

  • Own body weight used as resistance

  • Use of various props such as rings, balls and bands for increased resistance

  • Focus on breathing patterns and spinal alignment

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

  • Those who like small group classes

  • If you prefer Mat to Machines

  • Those who like to find an inner flow

  • Newbies as well as seasoned practitioners

HOW DO THEY BENEFIT YOU?

  • Develop your "Power House"

  • Improve posture

  • Increase flexibility and range of motion

  • Reduce tension and alleviate stress

WHAT ARE REFORMER/EQUIPMENT SESSIONS?

  • 55 minutes long

  • Semi-private training with 3 people  

  • Challenging full-body workout on the pilates Reformer and/or Chair & Tower

  • Resistance training using springs in a variety of positions.

 

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

  • Those who like individual attention and corrections

  • Like working on a machine with resistance 

  • Some basic pilates experience or other training under your belt

  • HOW DO THEY BENEFIT YOU?

  • Develop core strength

  • Improve coordination and posture

  • Increase flexibility and range of motion

  • Reduce tension and alleviate stress

Semi-Private Sessions

Equipment Circuit
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ELDOA™ for Joint Health

WHAT ARE PRE/POSTNATAL SESSIONS?

  • 50 minutes long

  • Small group - max 7 people

  • Floor exercises for supporting pregnancy and preparing for birth 

  • Addressing diastasis, posture and strengthening

  • Open level: classes are for all stages but must remain safe for the late pregnancy or early postnatal. Therefore modifications or add-ons given to suit your ability.

 

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

  • Pregnant and post-birth mothers at all stages with doctors approval

  • Postnatal classes intended for after the "Rückbildung"

  • Women comfortable in a group setting, not for women who have issues requiring private instruction or therapeutic treatment.

  • HOW DO THEY BENEFIT YOU?

  • reduce stress and complaints common to pre/postnatal 

  • develops confidence in your changing body

  • connection with other moms in a safe space

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Pre/postnatal

What are ELDOA & Myofascial Stretch classes?

  • 50 minutes long, small group training on the mat  

  • Method developed by an Osteopath with the goal of creating more space in your joints

  • Self-regulating exercises using myofascial stretching, tension, and muscle contraction.

  • Specific postures held for 1-minute targeting a specific region to provide pain relief and restore balance

 

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

  • People who want to achieve better joint health 

  • Interest in body-awareness 

  • Clients in need of rehabilitation or with back pain.

  • Those who want to develop better posture

HOW DO THEY BENEFIT YOU?

  • improve joint mechanics, muscle tone and posture

  • mobilise and hydrate the discs

  • Reduce tension and alleviate stress

  • improve mind-body connection

Eldoa Offering
ABOUT Pilates

About

The Base Pilates is an intimate studio dedicated to personal training and wellness. We create individualised pilates programs for a healthy body and focused mind. We see clients as individuals and focus on achieving goals- whether those are strengthening, mobility gains, pain-management or aesthetic.

 

All trainers at the studio are certified but the studio does not embrace a strictly contemporary or classical label. We draw on our experience, knowledge of other modalities and continue questioning best-practices in order to provide optimal instruction for the client in front of us. ​

Located in a former bunker in the quiet courtyard of a historic Altbau in Mitte, The Base Pilates is equipped with two professional reformers, two chairs, a tower and all the balls, magic circles, bands and weights needed to make the most out of your session.

O w n e r

I first discovered Pilates in 1996 while training to be a professional ballet dancer in Los Angeles. Back then, the exercises complemented the hours of strenuous training I put my body through day after day.

 

15 years later in Berlin, I reincorporated the practice into my life to counteract the stress of working motherhood and to restore strength and movement following a neck injury. 

In 2015 I began my teacher certification with BASI Pilates®  (Body Arts and Sciences International) and completed my 600-hour comprehensive training program to become certified in mat and all apparatus of the Pilates Method. In 2022 I also became a certified ELDOA practicioner.

My goal as a teacher and owner of The Base Pilates is to help my clients feel stronger, more supple and more comfortable in their bodies in a focused, connected and non-judgemental practice space. I believe the ability to move freely in your body is key to good health and well-being.

 

Looking forward to working with you!

 

— Daena Brandt

Daena

Instructors

Katerina Liana

Katerina

A big mover since the womb, Katerina's journey led her to become a professional contemporary dancer, pilates & Gyrokinesis® instructor, massage therapist, designer and mother. Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, she graduated from the official School of Dance of the Municipality and began dancing and collaborating with different groups and festivals in Greece and abroad. She received her Pilates certificate in mat and equipment in 2002. She has also worked as a massage therapist in a physical therapy setting.

Expect a class that is soothing and nurturing inviting you to discover the back-story to the pilates exercises and find more fluidity in your movements in a way that extends into daily life.

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Sarah

Sarah is a certified instructor of Pilates, ELDOA level 3, Myofascial Stretching, and contemporary dance. 

 

She discovered Pilates, ELDOA, and MFS in 2007, while completing her professional training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and later went on to complete her teacher training in all three modalities in Toronto, Canada. She trained in Dianne Miller’s lineage of mat and reformer, including
anatomy, Franklin Method bone rhythms, and variations / modifications for special populations. Sarah has completed workshops on arthritis, brain & pilates, performance and vintage pilates fundamentals.

 

In her teaching, Sarah seeks to create a supportive environment in which to help students deepen their awareness of their bodies, while also challenging them to go further.

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Chi

Chi brings New York energy with intense, challenging classes and her descriptive yet crystal-clear cueing. Chi left her corporate job in fashion to work with her body, first becoming a yoga teacher instructing around the world.

She is comprehensive BASI-pilates trained on mat and equipment with certificates in yoga, ELDOA™ and Myofascial Stretching. Chi will help you advance your practice and push you to beyond where you think you can go.

Ariel Cohen

Ariel C

Ariel R. Cohen is a certified Pilates instructor, movement practicioner, and dancer. Her experience includes 22 years as a professional dancer, teaching Pilates across the US and Germany since completing her certification through Ellie Herman in 2004, and 5 years as a movement therapist in a chiropractor’s office in the U.S.. She worked as an adjunct professor of dance and anatomy/kinesiology at Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and Keene State College in the U.S and has taught movement to actors and dancers at State Theaters throughout Germany.

Expect a class that is grounding, full of humour, and informative with spot-on cues leaving you feeling refreshed and fascinated with your body.

Ariel Hayoun

Ariel H

Ariel is a contemporary dancer and a certified BASI Pilates teacher. She graduated from SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) Salzburg, Austria with a dance diploma, and has been teaching Pilates since receiving her teaching certificate in 2016.  For Ariel, movement is a source of empowerment and energy, a space of exploration and reflection, a practice that brings us back to our central axis.

In 2020 Ariel co-founded the nein9 kollektiv, a Berlin-based performance and movement community. Ariel's instruction maintains the connection to movement as dialogue and shared physical experience.

 

Expect a class that is inquisitive, joyful, and playful while, challenging your limits and helping you master new pilates skills.

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Kailin

Kailin has an encouraging and fresh style to give you a fabulous base of technique.

Originally from Chile, she holds a Master of Arts in Dance Performance from the Universidad de Chile. She is a comprehensive certified Basi-Pilates instructor with Yoga qualifications as well as other somatic movement practices. Her inspiring and positive energy makes for a well-rounded and  feel-good class. Kailin is able to instruct in English, Spanish or German.

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Why Pilates?

Why Pilates?

Developed nearly a century ago, Pilates' innovative method is more relevant today than ever before in neutralising sedentary habits and stressful lifestyles. Exercises are inspired by the original Pilates principles of concentration, breath, control, precision, center and flow. 

Described by Joseph Pilates as "the complete coordination of body, mind and spirit", Pilates activates your mental focus and utilises breath awareness to engage the muscles of the spine, diaphragm, abdominals and pelvic floor. The goal of a pilates practice is to increase overall strength, ease of movement and mobility.

 

Pilates exercises can be modified and adapted making them well-suited for all ages and fitness abilities. 

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Muscle Tone

Greater Mobility

Coordination

More Flexibility 

Strength

Body Awareness

Stress Relief

Quotes

“Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things.”

— Joseph H. Pilates

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Contact

Get in Touch!

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C O N T A C T

The Base Pilates

Chausseestr. 36

10115 Berlin, Germany

 

+49 176 88105323

info@thebasepilates.de

 

We are located across from the BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst) at the Gallery and event space Chaussee 36. You’ll find my studio through metal gates; the entrance is a glass door on the right side of the courtyard. Please note the gate code to get into the courtyard: 36142 + unlock button

 

Public Transportation

U6: Naturkundemuseum (2 minute walk)

S1: Nordbahnhof (8 minute walk)

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