Street Art of a Different Kind
What Is a Street Yogi, You Might Ask?
Josef Foos, sports enthusiast and yoga teacher from Berlin, started making his Korkmännchen in 2009. While the news suggests the yogis are meant to promote his yoga business, I chose to believe he does it just for art. Installed high up on street signs, his cork people suffer more from natural causes than souvenir hunting.
(I also don’t seem to be tall enough to take a decent photo of them. Oh, how I’ve tried… The best photos have been taken with the help of my wonderful offspring on my shoulders; great fun! Who cares about people looking at you funny?)
After Yoga, the Korkmännchen took on other sports as well as dancing. Today, you will find Korkmännchen in any district. Rumours go, Mr. Foos also inspired copycats, not just in Berlin.
Click here to not miss his homage to local Street Artists, including Dave the Chimp, Karacho, Various & Gould or Nineta.
You will find more Yogis on the official website street-yoga
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18 thoughts on “Street Yogis of Berlin”
In future I will try to remember to look up. Very sweet
Thanks! Please do 😉
Perhaps a selfie stick? 😉
Ohhhhh, that never honestly occurred to me. Can you be seen with those in public?
I have one! 😉 Not for selfies, but they can be helpful when you can’t get closer to a subject otherwise.
No way. I always wondered how you find the patience to get so close! You are miles ahead of me 🙂
Mostly I use a camera for my photos. The selfie stick is just for the phone to help with reach! Give it a try! They’re also quite cheap. Mine cost $6.00.
Erm, thinking about all those attempts, sold ; ) Ta!
have a look on street-yoga.de or korkmaennchen.de