Members Only – Mindfulness & Yoga Workshop

Members Only – Mindfulness & Yoga Workshop

For members only
Thursday 30th January from 14:00 – 15:30 
Location: Yoga und Pilates in der Galerie Studio; Friedenstraße 12, 70190 Stuttgart-Ost (look for the stairs)  
Nearest Station: Neckartor

Yoga is more than a workout. Practicing a yoga-lifestyle can empower your life and improve your well-being.

Trained in meditation, yoga, and coaching, Stef and Tina are offering a free workshop to their fellow club members in January. The workshop will be held in English and is open to all levels of yoga and meditation ability.

The workshop will last 1.5 hours and the first part will be a mindfulness practice and discussion with Stef (40 min). At the beginning and end we will be journalling our thoughts. All writing is for your benefit and kept personal. Then you are led into visualization and silent meditation. The theme of “Being authentic” will be presented and opened for discussion with the group.

The second part of the workshop will be an “Introduction to The Yoga Lifestyle” with Tina (40 min). We will learn about the benefits of yoga and we will practice a yoga sequence that will leave us energized and calm.

Please bring or wear yoga clothes and a notebook and pen to write with. Please arrive 5-10 minutes beforehand. There is no charge for this workshop but we do need a minimum of three participants to go forward (10 guests maximum).

We are looking forward to sharing this class with you!

More about Stef:
Stef is a Meditation guide who gives classes in Stuttgart. She is also a Relationship Coach. She believes that Life-Coaching is a way to heal, to see clearer and to move towards our goals and that it improves communication and healing.
As a Relationship Coach, Stef is passionate about supporting women in serious relationships to feel heard, valued and most importantly loved. She wants her clients to love themselves and love their relationships.
Website –
Insta: Stef Lantin
Facebook group: Relationship Realness for Women with Stef

More about Tina:
Tina is a school counselor who recently relocated to Stuttgart. She has had an on again, off again interest in yoga for years but in the past five years her interest has become somewhat of an obsession. She attended yoga teacher training in Miami this summer where she lived on an ashram enjoying the Ayurvedic food, chanting, meditation, asana classes and even the “karma” yoga. She loves spreading the word of the incredible power of yoga. She is currently working as a school counselor but hopes to be teaching yoga in the new year.

Family Event: Tour of the Stuttgart Observatory

Family Event:  Tour of the Stuttgart Observatory

Friday, March 15th at 19:45 
location: Zur Uhlandshöhe 41, 70188 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Heidehofstrasse and then a 10 minute walk
RSVP to host Alex Elwin via the Facebook event or the contact form below 

Have you ever wanted to see the twinkling stars up close? Not the celebrity ones, of course, but the extra terrestrial ones, through the lenses of a giant telescope? Well, here’s your chance. Join us at the observatory on Uhlandshöhe to be introduced to the fascinating starry realm above.

The tour will be conducted in English, will last approximately 1.5 hours and will begin when full darkness has fallen and in the case of clear skies only. There is a maximum number of 20 people for this tour so sign up now to secure your place.

You are welcome to bring members of your immediate family ages 6 and up. This tour is sponsored by the club, but we are requesting donations of €10 per family or €5 for a person coming alone, to be collected in cash at the event.

Please keep in mind that this tour is weather-dependent and will be cancelled if there are clouds, as we will be unable to see anything. We will keep you posted!

OPEN EVENT – Tour of the Baden-Württemberg Landtag (Parliament)

OPEN EVENT – Tour of the Baden-Württemberg Landtag (Parliament)

Open to members, guests, and prospective members
Wednesday the 27th March at 11:00
Location: Landtag, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 3, 70173 Stuttgart
Meeting point: main door of the Landtag building opposite the three flagpoles
Nearest stations: Charlottenplatz or Schlossplatz
Pre-payment deadline: March 20th

If a daytime event suits your schedule, our amazing Activities Team has planned something special for our members and guests in March.

We’ve booked an English-language tour of the Landtag (Parliament) building in downtown Stuttgart, and have decided to make this event open to prospective members too!

The tour will cover the entrance hall, the newly-built Citizen and Media Center, and the Debating Chamber. Additionally, we will get an introduction to the political system of the state of Baden-Württemberg. The Parliament will not be in session that day.

We will meet in front of the main doors (opposite the three flag poles) at 11:00 and the tour starts promptly at 11:15 and should end by 12:30. The location is stroller and disability friendly and lunch afterwards is a possibility.

We are asking for a donation of €5 per person in support of Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. to be paid in advance to reserve your spot. To take part in this tour, please RSVP in the pending event on our Facebook Fan Page or use the contact form below if you aren’t on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the your donation(s) to the IWCS bank account no later than March 20th. Donations are non-refundable after the payment deadline.

See you there!


Upcoming 2018 Holiday Events SAVE THE DATES


Now that we’ve transitioned from our long, hot summer into the chillier autumn, our Activities Planning team has come up with a list of fun holiday events that we would love to see all your smiling faces at!!

We are starting off in October with a Halloween Party for the Mother’s Corner Group. Members with little ones are welcome to join Laura and Mimi for a fun day at the pumpkin festival at Schloss Ludwigsburg on the 28th.

In November we have two amazing specialty dinners planned for you. The first is a North American-style Thanksgiving dinner in member Rachael B’s home for the whole family on the 25th. Then members and one adult guest are also invited to a traditional Goose dinner at a local restaurant for St. Martin’s Day on the 29th.

Whether you prefer turkey or goose, German or North American traditions, members are welcome to join either or both! Space is limited, so RSVP early. If neither appeals to you, we will still be hosting our regular monthly dinner in November as always.

In December we will again be celebrating our annual Christmas dinner and gift exchange, happening on the 11th at The Stäffele in Stuttgart-West. This dinner will take the place of our regular monthly dinner and is for members only. The gift exchange is hilarious and one of the highlights of the year! More details about the menu should be available next month.

Other holiday-themed events being planned include the Frauen helfen Frauen Virtual Giving Tree during Advent time, a Christmas party for Mother’s Corner on December 13th, and our annual Cookie Exchange at Sandra B’s home on December 9th.

Put these dates in your calendars now to make sure you save room for some club activities this holiday season!

Members Only Holiday Event: A North American Thanksgiving Dinner


Open to members and their family members
Sunday, November 25th from 14:00 (dinner at 16:00)
At Rachael’s home in Leonberg (Nearest station: Leonberg)
RSVP no later than one week before, November 18th
Maximum 25 guests

Member Rachael B. would like to invite her fellow club members and their families to join her for Thanksgiving this year at her home in Leonberg!

Thanksgiving is a harvest holiday celebrated mainly in North America and a time to come together and enjoy delicious food. Although there is almost always roasted turkey, the side dishes tend to be regional. Guests are asked to bring their favorite Thanksgiving side dish or dessert along for the buffet – Rachael will be providing the turkey, gravy, beer and wine. The club will be sponsoring water and soft drinks.

Guests are welcome to arrive any time Sunday afternoon starting at 14:00. Dinner will be served at 16:00, so please make sure you are able to arrive no later than 15:45 with your dish for the buffet.

She lives next to the S-Bahn station “Leonberg” and there is parking available nearby if you need it. If you have no idea what to bring or don’t normally celebrate Thanksgiving in your culture, please ask her for suggestions!! There will be a sign up list in the pending Facebook event.

Please RSVP via the pending Facebook event or using the form below if you do not have Facebook no later than one week before, or November 18th.

Members Only: Hohenasperg Historical Tour (+1 Event)

For members +1 guest
Saturday, September 22nd at 14:45 
Meeting Location: Asperg Bahnhof (S5), (near Ludwigsburg)
To RSVP, please use the pending Facebook event or contact form below
Maximum 25 participants
Cost per person €4 paid in advance no later than September 15th


Are you interested in history and nature? Do you enjoy great panoramic views? Are you a fan of walks and/or drinking Sekt at sunset?

All this and more could be your experience in September as we take a guided tour in the English language of the Hohenasperg historical area and prison near Ludwigsburg. Member Alison Tyler and her husband Peter Müller will be organizing the day’s program and are looking forward to introducing everyone to their home town. Our tour guide will be Herr Herbert Paul, a retired teacher.

Meeting point: Asperg Train Station (S-Bahn) at 14:45

If you are arriving by train, please walk to the very end of the platform where the lift and steps are located – our meeting point will be at the top of these steps (Hirschbergstraße leading into Lehenstraße).

Our walk from the train station up Hohenasperg hill is known as “Schwitzgässle” (the sweaty path) and will involve walking up quite a few steps! But don’t worry, we will take it slowly and have 45 minutes to make it to the top.

If you cannot manage the walking portion, there is limited parking available on top of Hohenasperg – please let us know when you RSVP if you will need to meet us up there.

The tour itself will start at 15:30 and last approximately 90 minutes, ending at the prison museum. Our tour guide will introduce the contents of the museum from the outside and then we will have some time to go in and look at the exhibits (all in the German language).

Click here for a good description in German of some of the points of interest we may see on our tour.

Our tour will end with a glass of Sekt and time to enjoy the view.  According to the internet, the sunset that evening should be at around 19:22 and many people arrive to enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy the view at this time.  There is also a restaurant at the top of Hohenasperg that Alison will reserve a table for if there is interest. She will also have a map available of the way down to the train station along a lighted street for those leaving earlier or later than the group.

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and, as with any outdoor/indoor activity, wearing layers is a good idea and bring your rain jacket.  September is usually good weather but anything is possible these days. Make sure you eat well beforehand or bring snacks, as it will be a long day! The minimum age for the tour is 5 year old, but please keep in mind the long hike and day if you are planning to bring a child along.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, older child, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €4 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the tour. Any food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member and her guest (except for the sunset glass of Sekt, which is a gift from your hosts!!).

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €4 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than September 15th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.









For members +1 adult guest

Friday, September 28th from 17:00
Location: Sonja Merz Zelt, Cannstatter Wasen, Mercedesstrasse 50, 70372 Stuttgart
Cost per member €30 paid in advance (+1 guest pays €40 in advance)
To RSVP  please use the pending Facebook event or the contact form at the end of this post

Are you ready for an introduction to one of the most well-known cultural events in Stuttgart? Join fellow members of the IWCS at the Cannstatter Volksfest in September for one of our much-anticipated evenings out!

The Cannstatter Volksfest, aka “the Wasen,” is the second-largest beer festival in the world after Munich’s Oktoberfest and will be taking place for the 172nd time this year. Together we will enjoy traditional fest food, drinks, dancing, singing, and general madness in the Sonja Merz Wasenzelt (beer tent).

We have a table reserved for 20 and your reservation includes:

  • Five (5) vouchers worth 10 euros apiece to be used for any food or drink
  • Your entry bracelet to the tent
  • A reservation at a prime table in front of the band

The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing our table so members pay only €30 each! The guest (non-member) price will be €40 per person. Participants are responsible for mandatory tips, so please bring some euro coins along. Trachtenmode (dirndls and lederhosen) is optional but encouraged 😊

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one adult guest are welcome to attend (18+).
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, family member, or friend (male or female).
  • You and your guest each pay the costs listed above.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact our activities team if you are not on Facebook.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer your prepayment of €30/40 per member/guest to the IWCS bank account no later than September 14th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

Ein Prosit!!