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NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2018

Happy New Year! I hope that 2018 started in the best possible way for you all. I (Isabella) have spent two very inspiring months with my teacher R. Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore. In January, I have been fortunate to assist during Mysore class in the shala. It is very rewarding but also very tough.

In less than two weeks I return to Sweden and resume teaching. The spring schedule starts in Lund on Friday 2/2, but we’ll have a grand spring premiere with guided Primary series followed by “Tea&Talk” at our new shala in Malmö on Sunday the 4/2. Continue reading for all the important information needed ahead of the spring.

THE SPRING SCHEDULE is already up on the schedule page where you can also download a copy. There have been some adjustments to timings and addition of new courses; the Mysore class on Wednesday pm in Lund is replaced by a Beginner’s level 2 course. The course aims to guide participants through the first half of Primary series. You can participate in the course or sign up with your monthly/klipp-card; read more here. Please remember that we don’t teach  on full/new moon (only beginner’s courses take place then). All future dates are found here

NEW BEGINNER’S COURSES – start in Malmö and Lund early February. All info about these courses is available on the beginner’s page where you may also sign up. Please share with friends and family!

GUIDED CLASS – every first Sunday of the month Mysore class is replaced by a guided primary series class. The class is an important for learning the correct vinyasa, tempo and rhythm. It is suitable for all except complete beginners. Be on time for 9.00am – there are no admissions once the class has started. The dates for guided class can be found on the overview schedule on the website. After the guided class there’s “Tea & Talk” about a selected yoga-topic. The first occasion this spring is Sunday the 4/2 when I will share my experience from Mysore and the work with the organisation V-Care.

SPECIAL CLASSES– “Friday-fun” continues monthly in Malmö and I will also teach similar theme classes in Copenhagen three Saturdays in during the spring. You can already see all events and sign up for them via our events page

WE’re MOVING – to a new studio in Malmö at the end of January and thus some classes are cancelled between 30/1 – 2/2. Our new studio is located at Föreningsgatan 72, entrance next to Coop Värnhemstorget. In Lund we’ve already moved and are at Fabriksgatan 2, floor 4th floor (code 1665). Here I teach all morning-Mysore in Lund while the beginner’s courses are located at Folkets hus. Maps and directions are on the website. We aim for the move in Malmö to go smoothly and remind you to take home your stored yoga mats by the morning of 29/1.

COTTON MATS, yoga mat bags and other items that you ordered from Mysore are on the way and will be delivered sometime during the first half of February. I’ll inform you as soon as the goods arrive in Sweden.

See you soon! I look forward to seeing old and new faces and to sharing all of my experiences from Mysore. If you do not want to miss important news I recommend that you check out this news page and/or follow us on social media such as Facebook and Instagram for photos and fun stuff.

See you soon!

With some of the kids at V-Care. Would you like to help? Swish 123 576 46 91

NEWSLETTER Christmas&NewYear 2017

Greetings from Mysore, India, where I (Isabella) spend December and January studying with my teacher R. Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI. In this newsletter you’ll find information about our winter schedule in January, our relocation in Lund and Malmö and a sneak peek at the spring schedule that starts in February. But, first a brief report on life in Mysore.

Every day, six days a week, I wake up at 2am to prepare for Mysore class at 4am. Practice lasts about two hours, then I go home (before sunrise) to do pranayama, sleep a little, have breakfast and then head off for chanting at the shala or at semi-private classes that I take. Every afternoon I participate in a course on the Bhagavad Gita; its message and philosophy. My schedule is thus rather full. In January, I have been asked to assist Sharath during the second morning shift which starts at 6.30am. Sharath teaches every day from 4-11.30am except on Saturdays when it’s led primary series and Mondays where we have led primary and intermediate class. On Sundays and moon-days we rest – which is really needed. Practice is intense, hot and it’s full on focus in the shala . After practice one is completely shattered but luckily there’s a guy selling fresh coconuts outside the shala.

Mysore is a culturally and historically important city in southern India and here is much to do and see besides yoga. It’s noisy, messy, dusty and charming – as only India is. Everyone is friendly and after all my trips here it feels almost like home. The few hours we have outside of practice we are for coffee with friends, to enjoy the sun on a roof top or to visit colourful markets in town. During my stay, I will also visit the charity V-Care for whom we arranged a fund raising in 2017. I will personally hand over the money you donated and report back from the meeting. If you’d like to know more about V-Care you can continue reading here . And should you have any spare coins left from your Christmas shopping we’d appreciate if you’d consider donating them to V-Care in support of education of casteless children in Mysore. You may swish your donation to this number 123 576 46 91.

I hope you continue your yoga practice in my absence because I have a lot to share with you upon my return in February. Please remember that the autumn schedule ends on 22/12 after which we close for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. Classes resume on 8/1-2018 with a special WINTERSCHEDULE for January (click on the link to download or see below).

Some classes are only self-practice in January and the Mysore class on Wednesday evenings in Lund will be discontinued. Instead, we launch a Beginners’ level II course (guided half primary series) on Wednesday evenings in February. You can read more about this below. On 2 February the spring schedule starts and I’m back from India. In January there are three “moon days” when we don’t teach. All dates for January and onwards are found here

RELOCATION – as from January our new location in Lund will be at Fabriksgatan 2, 4th floor. All morning Mysore classes in Lund will be held there. The beginner’s courses will take place at Folkets Hus in Lund. In Malmö we move at the end of January. We relocate to Föreningsgatan 72 at Värnhemstorget, just next to Coop. The maps on our website will be updated shortly. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience the relocation may cause, but ask for some patience and understanding that not all may be perfect during the first few weeks. We ask those of you who store yoga mats at the shala in Malmö to take them home in due time before the move.

NEW BEGINNER’S COURSES – start in Malmö and Lund in February. You find all the info and registration here. New this spring is a Beginners’ level 2 course on Wednesday evenings in Lund. The course aims to guide participants through the first half of the Primary series. You can take the whole course or register with your monthly/”klippkort”. Please read more here

WORKSHOPS – the Friday-fun sessions continue in Malmö once a month and Isabella will also teach similar workshops in Copenhagen throughout the spring. All events are available and ready to sign up for on our eventspage

COTTON MATS from Mysore, yoga mat bags and Sharath’s book Astanga Yoga Anusthana can be ordered straight from me. As every year I will ship some goods from Mysore to Sweden, but since space is limited, you need to put in your order by email to me at the latest on 8 January.

That’s all for now; in mid-January you’ll receive the next newsletter containing the spring schedule, the latest news about our relocation in Malmö etc. Until then, stay up to date by consulting this news page and/or by following us on social media, Facebook and Instagram  for pictures from Mysore and other stuff.

I wish you a happy holiday season and all the best for the New Year.
Isabella

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

Autumn is coming to an end and we are rapidly approaching December and the festive season. The current schedule runs until 22/12 after which we pause for two weeks over Christmas & New Year. Classes resume on 8/1-2018. The New Year brings a lot of change for us with relocation to new studios in both Malmö and Lund. Read more about this and all the fun that happens before the end of the year in this newsletter.

SCHEDULE CHANGES; in December and January, Miho, Anna, Sara and Sofia cover classes while Isabella is in Mysore, India, studying at the KPJAYI. Exactly who teaches when, as well as other temporary schedule changes, is available here on our news page. Note that there is no chanting on Sundays in Isabella’s absence. Instead the Mysore class starts at 9.00am. A detailed winter schedule for January will be posted on the website before the holiday break. The spring schedule starts when Isabella returns in February.

PRACTICE CARDS; If you already have or buy a practice card (only periodic cards) that runs over the Christmas/New Year’ break, we’ll automatically extend the card by 2 weeks.

MOON-DAYS; please remember that we don’t teach at full/new moon. In November, all “moon-days” fall on Saturdays and do not affect the teaching, but please keep up to date by noting upcoming dates in your calendar. Future dates are available here

GUIDED CLASS of HALF primary series (until Navasana) is taught on Thursday, 16/11 at 17:00 in Malmö. The Mysore class is cancelled then. Participants of the current beginner’s courses who would like to practice that day may do so at 16.15-17.00.

GUIDED CLASS FULL primary and POT LUCK/PARTY takes place on Sunday, 26/11 in Malmö! Isabella teaches the last guided class of the year which starts at 09.30am (no Mysore class that day). The class is suitable to all levels (except beginners), regardless of whether you’ve completed the series or not. Please be on time though – no entry once the class has started! After class, everyone is invited to our annual vegan pot luck brunch. You may attend only the brunch should you not make it to class. Please bring a vegan contribution to the buffet (we follow the yogic principle ahimsa/non-violence). Family/friends are also very welcome but everyone is asked to sign up in advance. Let us know whether you’ll attend the guided class and/or brunch. More info about the event can be found here

WORKSHOPS; this year’s last “Friday fun” will be held in Malmö on 17/11 at 17-19 with theme back bending. We’ll explore different techniques on how to approach everything from basic to more advanced back bends. The workshop is open to all but requires some previous yoga experience. More info and how to sign up is to be found here.

RELOCATION/CHANGE of VENUE; at the end of the year and during the month of January we are relocating studios in both Malmö and Lund. In Lund, we move to Fabriksgatan just behind the Central Station. In Malmö we move to Medborgarskolan’s studio at Värnhemstorget. Both venues have better shower and changing facilities than we have today and allow for easier transfer for those who commute. We’re hoping for a smooth relocation process that won’t affect our schedule too much. The new addresses, maps, etc. will be posted on the website in good time before the move and you’ll receive further information including the January schedule in the next newsletter which will be sent to you before the Christmas break. Please also visit our news page and check the schedule page which are updated regularly.

That’s all for now. Remember to follow us on social media such as Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and other interesting stuff.

See you on the yoga mat

SCHEDULE CHANGES NOV/DEC 2017

The autumn schedule continues as planned until 22 December. From 23 December until 7 January we pause for Christmas and New Year. Classes resume on Monday 8 January 2018 with a special winter schedule (more information later).

COVER TEACHERS

On 28 November  Isabella travels to Mysore, India to study at the KPJAYI under R. Sharath Jois. In Isabella’s absence Miho, Anna, Sara and Sofia cover classes. Unless otherwise announced they teach the following in December:

Miho – all morning classes including Sundays

Sara – Tuesday evenings in Malmö

Sofia – Wednesday evenings in i Lund

Anna – Thursday evenings in i Malmö

SUNDAY TIME CHANGE

NB! While Isabella is in Mysore there’s no chanting on Sundays. Mysore class will start earlier at 9.00 am until 11.15 am.

MOON-DAYS

In November the full/new moons fall on Saturdays and don’t affect the teaching.  In December moon-days fall on Sunday 3/12 and Monday 18/12. Mysore classes are cancelled on those days.

GUIDED CLASS

A guided HALF primary (until Navasana) is taught on Thursday 16/11 at 17.00 in Malmö. No Mysore class then, please be on time.

A guided FULL primary is taught on Sunday 26/11 at 9.30 am in Malmö. No Mysore class then, please be on time.

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017


The autumn schedule is up and running and it’s great to see both old and new faces on the yoga mats. I am very happy that you are so dedicated and interested in exploring the path of yoga. In time for October and November, I’d like to flag some upcoming events, a few schedule changes and a party! Continue reading to get all the details.

SCHEDULE CHANGES – in October, Miho covers on Tuesday mornings in Lund plus one or two Thursday/Friday classes. All Miho’s dates including other temporary schedule changes are found under news on our website. Remember that we don’t teach at full/new moon – the dates are listed here

GUIDED CLASS – of the FULL Primary Series takes place on Sunday 29/10 and 26/11 (Mysore-class is cancelled that day). We start at 9.30am and you are guided (in Sanskrit) through the Ashtanga yoga Primary series. The class suits everyone (except complete beginners) even if you haven’t completed the seriest. BUT, please arrive on time! After class, you’re invited to a cup of tea and a discussion on a yoga-related theme. Please also note that the guided HALF Primary on Thursday 12/10 is replaced by a regular evening-Mysore class. For all other info on our classes consult the schedule page.

NEW BEGINNERS COURSES in Ashtanga Yoga start in November in Malmö (5/11) and Lund (6/11). The courses are a bit shorter and suit anyone who wants to get a quick insight into how Ashtanga yoga works. More info is available here. Please feel free to recommend the course!

WORKSHOPS with me, Isabella, take place in Copenhagen in October (14/10, “No fear – no fun”) and in Malmö “Friday-fun” returns in November (17/11 “Backbend basics”). More info about each workshop and how to register under “Events”. The spots usually fill up fast so book early to secure your spot.

POT-LUCK PARTY – On Sunday 26/11 after the guided Primary class, I’d like to invite you all to our yearly end of season vegan pot-luck brunch. Since I leave for India to study at the KPJAYI in Mysore in December/January it would be a lovely way to say thanks for the past year. Save the date in your calendars! More information will follow!

That’s all for now. Please remember that you can also find us on social media, the latest addition Instagram (@ashtangayogamalmolund). The next newsletter will be sent to you by the end of November with information about cover teachers in my absence and yoga over Christmas & New Year.

See you on the yoga mat.
Isabella

SCHEDULE CHANGES OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017

In October Miho covers the following classes for Isabella:

Tuesdays, Morning-mysore in Lund,  3, 10, 17, 24, 31st October

Thursday, Evening-mysore in Malmö, 12th  October

Thursday, Morning-mysore in Malmö 26st October

Friday , Morning-mysore in Lund, 13th October

Other changes

In October the guided HALF Primary series is cancelled on 12/10. Instead we have Mysore-class as usual from 16.30-18.45.

Moon-days

We don’t teach on full/new moon. Check all the dates here

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2017

We hope you all had a great summer with time for both recreation and recovery. During the summer break, Ashtanga Yoga Malmö/Lund hosted a most enjoyable yoga retreat in Uddebo (photos from the week are available our Facebook page) and in August, several of us from the shala participated at R. Sharath Jois’ workshops in Copenhagen and Stockholm where we experienced a little Mysore-feeling on home ground. Isabella also took a trip to Berlin to refresh some of her anatomy knowledge at a workshop with Stu Girling. She also got some fresh teaching inspiration when meeting colleagues at a few yoga schools there. We are thus ready to start the autumn with a lot of fresh enthusiasm. Below you find all the necessary information about the autumn schedule and other upcoming events.

THE AUTUMN SCHEDULE starts on Monday 14 August – you can download a copy and see an overview on the schedule page. Please note that the evening class timings are slightly changed compared to last spring. Remember that we don’t teach at full/new moon (only beginners courses run as usual); please check the dates and read why here

GUIDED CLASS will take place twice a month this autumn. On the last Sunday of each month we teach full primary series and every fourth Thursday night half primary (up to Navasana) instead of Mysore class (all dates are marked on the overview schedule). The first guided class of the FULL primary series is held on Sunday 27 August (no Mysore class that day). Class starts at 9.30am and is counted in traditional Sanskrit. All (except complete beginners) are welcome regardless of whether you’ve completed the series or not. BUT, please arrive on time! After class, you are invited to a cup of tea and Isabella (plus the students who participated) will talk about the weeks with Sharath in Copenhagen/Stockholm.

NEW BEGINNERS COURSES in Ashtanga Yoga start in August (14/8) in Lund and September (3/9) in Malmö. All info about the course is available here. The courses are open to everyone from beginners to those who would like to refresh their Ashtanga basics. Feel free to recommend the course to people you know! There are still a few spaces left!

WORKSHOPS such as The ”Friday-fun” continue this fall and so do the Yoga talks after the monthly guided class on Sundays. In addition, Isabella will also teach a few workshops and Mysore classes (October) in Copenhagen. All autumn events are published on the events page for you to read about. The workshops usually fill up quickly so please sign up early to secure your spot!

YOUR OPINION is important to us and we appreciate all feedback we get – both good and less good. Telling us what you think helps us to improve in order to better meet your needs. On our Facebook page you may review us and share your comments about the shala and the teaching. If you have a moment please visit the page (follow the link above)to rate us.

All of us at Ashtanga Yoga Malmö/Lund (Isabella and crew) look forward to seeing you on the yoga mat this autumn.

Om shanti!

NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2017

Summer is here with holidays and a lot of sunshine (hopefully!). The current schedule runs until July 7th when we close for a summer break until July 23rd. We therefore kindly ask those of you who store mats at the shala in Malmö to take them home and wash them while we’re closed. Mats that are not taken care of will be given to second hand/recycling. Contact us if you’re unable to fetch your mat before we close. The shala re-opens on July 24th with a  summer schedule that runs until August 13th. You find all the information about our summer opening hours and schedule here.

Before the summer break, we have a final guided class on July 2nd. (The Mysore class is cancelled then). Class starts at 9.30am and you are traditionally led (Sanskrit) through the Ashtanga yoga Primary series. All are welcome regardless of whether you’ve completed the whole series or not. BUT, please arrive on time! After class we have tea and the last yoga talk this season where we reflect on why we practice yoga.

During the summer break we go to Uddebo where Isabella teaches a 5-day Ashtanga yoga retreat. We return to the Uddebo Art & Drumhouse where we stayed last year. You may still join us! Don’t miss the opportunity to deepen your yoga practice and enjoy great food with friends! Contact us if you are interested. More info here.

The autumn schedule starts on August 14th and runs until the end of the year. Note that some class timings will be slightly altered. New is also that we’ll have two guided classes a month with full primary series the LAST Sunday each month and half primary series (until Navasana) every fourth Thursday night instead of Mysore class. All dates are on the overview schedule which you can download: Autumn schedule 2017. The schedule will soon also be available on the website.

New beginners’ courses in Ashtanga yoga start in August/September in Lund and Malmö respectively. Info about these is found here. Please share with friends/family who may be interested. The more who practice the merrier!

New special workshops and events are already scheduled for the autumn. Friday-fun continues as do the “Yoga talks” after guided class on Sundays. In addition, Isabella will teach a couple of vinyasa-workshops and Mysore classes at Astanga Yoga Copenhagen. Many of the upcoming events are already published on the events page where you may read more and register (places usually fill up fast)!

Our teacher R Sharath Jois is visiting Copenhagen the first week of August and Stockholm the second week. You can still register to practice with him but there are only a few places left – more info here. If you’ve already booked (and paid) for Copenhagen, you may ask Isabella to pick up your access card and receive it in Malmö/Lund the week of 24-31 July.

The next newsletter will reach you mid-august with more detailed information about the autumn’s events. Hope to see most of you on the mat this summer, but would also like to take the opportunity to thank you all for this semester!

Happy summer!

SUMMER SCHEDULE 2017

This summer we will exceptionally be closed for 2,5 weeks in July. From the 8 to the 23 of July we’re taking a small break in Malmö/Lund, first by going to Uddebo for a 5-day retreat (There’s still a chance for you to join! Check the event here) and then a few days of holiday. If you have a card that runs over this period please bring it to class and we’ll extend it with the corresponding time.

As from 24 July we’ll run a summer schedule before the regular Autumn schedule starts on 14 August. Isabella resumes teaching on 24 July, but during the first two weeks of August she’ll be involved in  R. Sharath Jois’ workshop in Copenhagen and Stockholm (more info here ). Miho and Anna will cover classes during those weeks. Please check below for the schedule from 24 July to 13 August or download your own copy of the Summer schedule 2017

Temporary schedule changes JUNE 2017

In June we have the following temporary schedule changes:

  • National Day of Sweden, Tuesday 6 June – morning Mysore in Lund is held at 8.30-10.30am. Afternoon Mysore in Malmö is held as usual at 4.30pm
  • Friday 9 June is full moon and all Mysore classes are cancelled
  • Midsummer’s Eve, Friday 23 June – morning Mysore in Lund is CANCELLED that day!

All other classes run as scheduled until 7 July.

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