"The effect of yoga on a physical and psychological level is special. The space and furnishings must also be as special, which definitely promote this arrival in oneself.
Physiotherapist and osteopath
At the moment we are a team of two physiotherapists and osteopaths and two yoga teachers. The "Bürgerpraxis" is a place for health and well-being that invites you to stay and is not daunting with sterile white walls.
" This “wow factor" when I first entered the practice, which I felt myself, has often also been experienced by my patients, which makes me particularly happy."
The pleasant atmosphere with the large windows, the high ceilings, the subdued color schemes and above all the natural, healthy building materials give patients and yogis a feeling of arrival and well-being.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, sustainability and regionality have largely meant reliability for me. That was already important to me before, but has now taken on a new significance.
My personal focus when furnishing the practice was the feel-good factor. I therefore made the decision to use an ecologically produced and natural mafi natural wood floor quickly.
" The yoga room with naturally oiled parquet floor is the largest room in the community practice. The expansiveness of this space and the natural wooden surface contribute significantly to our yogis being both relaxed and grounded and at the same time able to master demanding yoga exercises with a secure foundation."
One could certainly describe the room with a mafi natural wood floor as the heart of the practice – not just because it is laid in the largest room. In contrast to the dark terrazzo in the other rooms, it looks friendly and inviting and creates a very pleasant, calming atmosphere with the wonderful smell of wood.
When I come to take part in a yoga class in the evening, I experience the mafi floor as a stable and secure foundation that helps me to unwind after a long day – even if the session is demanding.
"In addition to the oak parquet floor, I think that the color concept also plays an important role in making people feel good. The combination of calm, earthy tones with the large windows and the greenery in the garden has a very relaxing effect on my patients and yogis."
The main requirement was to have my ideas checked by experts for their feasibility during the planning phase. There were one or two issues for which I didn't necessarily find a green solution. Here the architects of Destilat were of great help. I am grateful for the uncomplicated cooperation with them and the creative support.
It was also important to me that a lot of natural light was retained when converting an open-plan office into a health practice - despite the double walls. The artificial light sources should underline the whole thing or look as natural as possible.
Pleasant, creative, atmospheric.