The colourful Easter holiday is here and lights up the still very grey outdoors while spring and warmer temperatures keep us waiting. Our shala is warm though, both literally and heart wise. As you know, we have moved and we gradually start to feel at home although a few things remain to be fixed. New premises mean new routines which you can read more about in this newsletter. You also find information about our Easter opening hours, new beginners’ courses in April and other events happening this spring/summer. Continue reading to stay on top of coming developments.

EASTER SCHEDULE – all opening hours and schedule changes over the Easter holiday and for the rest of spring are found here. On Easter Sunday 1/4 at 9:00 it’s time for our monthly guided Primary series. Mysore class is cancelled then. Guided class is suitable to everyone except complete beginners. Please be on time! After class there’s “Tea & Talk” where we discuss a yoga-related topic. This time we’ll focus on “Yoga in everyday life” with a special (fun) challenge.

NEW SHALAS, NEW RULES – access to our new studios in Malmö and Lund is gained with an entry code. Should you not have received this, please contact us in good time before you come to practice. You have access to the shala 15 minutes before class starts: weekday mornings at 6.00, afternoons at 16.15 and on Sundays at 8.30 (but not earlier than this). You can start your practice then but the teaching (adjustments) starts at 6.30, 16.30 and 9.00. The last entry to Mysore class is 07.30, 17.30 and 10.00 respectively. Please bring a small sweat towel and a mat towel for hygiene. If you borrow a mat, please wipe it after use. For everyone’s comfort kindly follow these guidelines.

NEW BEGINNERS COURSES LEVEL 1and 2 start in Malmö and Lund the second week of April. All information about the courses is available on the beginner’s page. Please share with friends and family who may be interested.

SPECIAL CLASSES – Do you want to learn head stand and be comfortable in the finishing sequence of Ashtanga yoga? Isabella teaches a special class in Copenhagen on Saturday April 7 at 10-12. Read more and register at Astanga Yoga Copenhagen.

FRIDAY-FUN – our monthly alternative after work takes place in Malmö on April 13th at 17-19. The theme of the session is “Happy Hips”. Secure your spot in advance! More info here.

SUMMER ASHTANGA YOGA RETREAT – this year we travel to Kadermo Concious Living in Finland. From 8-13 July, Isabella teaches a one-week retreat on the idyllic island of Kadermo, not far from Helsinki. Six days of yoga, delicious vegetarian food and relaxation in a truly unique environment. Read more about the retreat and see pictures on this page. Bookings are on now!

That’s all for now folks. I would like to thank everyone who participated in and/or contributed to the Yoga Stops Traffick event we held early March. We did 108 sun salutations and raised funds for the Indian anti-trafficking organisation Odanadi. We collected about 5200kr which will be transferred directly to them. A heartfelt thanks to all!

The next newsletter with information about additional summer events and more will sent to you in May. Until then, please check this news page for day to day info and/or follow us on social media such as Facebook and Instagram for photos and fun stuff.

See you on the yoga mat!
Isabella

Photo credit: Alessia Campostrini