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NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2019

Happy new year to you all! Warm greetings from Mysore, India where I (Isabella) currently am for my annual trip to the KPJAYI for studies with Sharath. Here I get to be a student again and fill up on new knowledge and good energy. But this year I’m only here for one month and I’ll return home in early February. The shala is full as usual, with many familiar but also new faces. Sara who assists me in Malmö is also here. Some good news are that I again have the honor to assist Sharath in the Shala, this year during the first shift. This means that I, together with two other assistants help from 4am until 6.30. Only after that I’m allowed to roll out my mat where Sharath tells me to and do my own practice. It means long mornings in the Shala, but I am very grateful because I learn a lot, and it’s all experience that I can bring home for you to benefit from. While I am here I also take private chanting lessons in preparation for a course in chanting and yoga philosophy that I will teach this coming spring. You can read about the course and all other events this spring below.

In January our schedule is slightly reduced. Miho, Sofia and Caroline make sure that classes run smoothly in my absence. We also have the pleasure to welcome Jens Bache from Astanga Yoga Copenhagen. Jens will teach two guided Primary series classes on Sunday 13 and 20 January. Don’t miss the opportunity to practice with Jens who has more than 20 years of Mysore experience. All details and the January schedule are here

The SPRING SCHEDULE starts Sunday the 3rd of February with our monthly guided primary class in Malmö. Afterwards you are invited to tea & talk where I and Sara will share stories from our stay in Mysore. You find the spring schedule on the schedulepage. Please note that there are some changes:

  • Evening Mysore class on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Malmö is henceforth taught by Miho and Sara. From now on I teach only morning Mysore.
  • Chanting on Sundays is replaced by a 4-session Chanting & Philosophy course. It will allow for better continuity and give us a chance to deepen our practice and understanding of the texts we chant. The course runs as Friday-fun in Malmö 17-19hrs. Read more here
  • New beginners courses in Lund and Malmö start in March. The course in Lund will take place in One Hot Spot’s premises at Råbygatan. Read more about all our courses here
  • Beginners level 2/guidedhalf Primary series will be held both in Malmö and Lund. The course/class in Malmö starts on Monday 4th February and in Lund we start in March. Read more about the classes here. You may as usual register for the entire course or drop in with clip/monthly card, provided there’s space.
  • Guided Intermediate series will be held twice later this spring in preparation for Sharath Jois’ visit to Stockholm and Copenhagen in July. It is strictly regulated who can participate so please carefully read the class description hereand talk to me before you register.

I would be grateful if you all took the time to read the schedule page(with links) properly so that you are aware of and respect our Shala guidelines and our opening/closing times.

GUEST TEACHER – In addition to the regular schedule, Stefan Engström will visit us on 5-8 April to hold a guest workshop with the theme “Anatomy of wholeness”. There will be both physical asana practice with mysore and led classes as well as more theoretical afternoon classes. More info about Stefan’s visit will soon be available under upcoming events on the events page.

SUMMERRETREAT –  on July 7-12 we return to Kadermo Conscious Living in Finland. Isabella teaches a week-long retreat there. Last year was full so don’t wait too long to book your spot. More info can be found here.

That’s all for now. If you want to buy cotton mats, yoga mat bags or other yoga stuff from Mysore please order from me no later than 15/1 (email). The price depends on the exchange rate and the shipping cost.

See you in less than a month, but until then please keep up to date through our Facebook page and the group “Ashtanga Yoga Malmö/Lund practitioners” we started in connection with the page. On Instagram you can also follow some of what happens while I am in Mysore. All other news is published here on our newspage.

JANUARY SCHEDULE 2019

In January 2019, Isabella is in Mysore, India, for further education at the KPJAYI. In her absence, Miho, Sofia and Caroline cover classes according to the schedule below. You can read about all our assistant teachers here

Two Sundays in January we also have the honor to welcome Jens Bache from Astanga Yoga Copenhagen who comes to the shala in Malmö to teach guided full primary series class (suitable for all levels of practitioners except complete beginners). Jens has been travelling regularly to Mysore since the early 2000s and is, together with Susanna Finocchi, the founder of Astanga Yoga Copenhagen. In addition, he is  the organizer and host when Sharath visits Copenhagen. Currently, Jens also studies Indology at the University of Copenhagen with a focus on Sanskrit and translation of classic Indian texts. Take this opportunity to practice with Jens who is a very experienced and authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher. Jens teaches on Sunday 13th and 20th of January. Read more about him here 

JANUARY 2019* click on the schedule for a larger image or download your own copy here

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2018

December is approaching with all its festivities to light up the darker days. We try to make it as cozy as possible in the shala and continue to practice throughout the holidays. Our regular schedule runs until 21/12. From 23/12 to the end of Jan we reduce classes somewhat. Isabella teaches until 28/12 before she goes to Mysore for a month.

GUIDED CLASS AND PARTY – December starts with a guided Primary series class followed by our annual potluck vegan brunch on 2/12. Class starts at 9am and afterwards we gather for brunch at 11am. The brunch is usually the most popular event of the year and a great opportunity to get to know each other off the yoga mat. If you can’t make it to class, you can of course join the brunch afterwards. Please bring a plant-based contribution to the buffet. Family and friends are also very welcome. Please let us know if you’re coming here

FRIDAY FUN – the last after-work event this year is held on 7/12 in Malmö in the spirit of giving. We do 108 sun salutations in support of V-Care, the organisation in Mysore we sponsor together with Yogashala Stockholm. The class is donation-based and all funds go directly to V-Care. Isabella personally delivers the money in January. Please donate here

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE – during Christmas & New Year we adapt class timings to start a little later. In January, while Isabella is in Mysore, there’ll be cover teachers. You find the winter schedule on our newspage

A SNEAK PEAK AT SPRING – the spring schedule starts on 3 Feb 2019 with a few additions and small changes compared to the current one. Upcoming beginner’s 1 and 2 courses are already online available for registration (click here). Please share with friends who might be interested.
On 5-8 April, Stefan Engström from Kadermo Concious Living visits us for a weekend workshop in “Anatomy of Wholeness” plus Mysore classes. More info to come but save the dates in your calendars already.
In July 2019 (7-12) Isabella returns to Kadermo to teach a week-long Ashtanga retreat. Last summer was completely full so it’s good to book early. More info here

You’ll receive the next newsletter early 2019 with a detailed spring schedule including all that happens until summer. Meanwhile, stay up to date via our Facebook page, and/or the “Ashtanga Yoga Malmö/Lund Practitioner’s group” that we’ve started in connection with the page. There you can ask questions, exchange experiences, give advice and more (click on the link above to join). We are of course also on Instagram and all news are also published here on our news page/blog.

See you on the yoga mat!

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR SCHEDULE 2018/19

Between 23 December 2018 and 6 January 2019 we run a slightly reduced holiday schedule . See an overview below or download your own copy here.  Isabella teaches until 28 December after which she travels to Mysore, India 29 Dec- 1 Feb. In her absence there will be other teachers covering classes.  A detailed schedule for the period 7 Jan until 1 Feb can be found by clicking here.

TEMPORARY SCHEDULE CHANGES NOV/DEC 2018

Cover in November:

Sunday 18/11 Mysore, Malmö, 9-11.15am – Miho

Sunday 18/11Beginner’s level2 at 11.30am, Malmö – Sara

Full / New moon closed

Wednesday 7/11, Friday 23/11, Friday 7/12 and Saturday 22/12

Christmas and New Year’s Schedule

The regular schedule runs until 21/12 and between 23/12 and 13/1 we have a slightly reduced Christmas / New Year schedule. This will be published in December. Isabella is in Mysore in January 2019 and a guest teacher from will cover all classes then

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2018

Believe it or not, we’re already half way through the autumn semester. The first round of beginners’ courses is about to “graduate” and two groups of new ashtangis are ready to fly. We’d like to welcome all the new students to our Mysore classes and flag our “Ashtanga Yoga Malmö/Lund Practitioner’s group” on FB. There you can ask questions, share experiences, give advice and get internal shala news (click the link above to join). This newsletter contains important info for October+November such as temporary schedule changes, new courses and events as well as some practical things in the shala.

NEW ENTRANCE IN MALMÖ – please note that the shala in Malmö hereafter is accessed via the door at Grangatan 2 (around the corner). The old door code is still valid but needs to be entered twice; first at the main entrance and then at the glass door inside the hallway. You find the [small] keypad on the wall just next to the door.

TEMPORARY SCHEDULE CHANGES – our regular schedule continues until 21/12, after which we’ll have a special Christmas&New Year schedule for a few weeks. Please note that between 11-31 October, Isabella is in India to participate at a Yatra in the Himalayas with R. Sharath Jois and Eddie Stern. In her absence cover teachers will keep the schedule running. A detailed schedule for the period can be found here

GUIDED PRIMARY SERIES – takes place on the first Sunday each month (the Mysore class is cancelled those days). Upcoming dates are 7/10 and 4/11 at 9:00 in Malmö. The class is open to all, but it’s not suitable for beginners. After class, we meet for tea & talk where we discuss a yoga-related theme. On 7/10 we talk about “A Sustainable Yoga Practice” and on 4/11, Isabella shares stories from her trip to the Himalayas.
Those who do not feel ready for full guided primary series are welcome to the Beginner’s level 2 class (guided up to half primary series) that takes place every Sunday at 11:30 in Malmö.

NEW BEGINNERS COURSES – start in Malmö in November shortly after the autumn holidays. Isabella teaches the course on Monday evenings starting 5/11 and Sara teaches the Saturday morning course starting 10/11. All upcoming courses are available here

FRIDAY-FUN – our alternative after-work class returns on 9/11 at 17:00 in Malmö with the theme “Back to Basics: Jump back, jump through”. It will be a challenging class but as always we’ll have great fun! Sign up now to secure your spot!

WORKSHOPS in other cities – in November, Isabella is invited to teach special weekend workshops at USYoga in Borås and Mpiyo in Helsingborg. Why not join or share with friends in the area who might be interested?

SAVE THE DATE – for our annual vegan potluck brunch on Sunday 2nd December. This is one of our favourite events of the year and not to miss! Read more on the events page and mark your calendars!

Our next newsletter will be published at the end of November. It’ll contain more info about social events at the shala in December/January as well as the schedule for Christmas and New Year. In the meantime, stay up to date with daily news by following us on Instagram and Facebook, or visit this news page/blog regularly.

See you on the yoga mat!

(c) Sophie Håkansson Photography

TEMPORARY SCHEDULE CHANGES OCTOBER 2018

From 11-31 October Isabella will be in India participating in a Yatra (pilgrimage) in the Himalayas together with R. Sharath Jois and Eddie Stern (read more about the trip here) . In her absence the regular schedule will continue as usual with four cover teachers: Miho, Sara, Sofia and Ebba. You’ve probably already met them at the shala, but if you want to know some more you can read their presentations here. Below you find a detailed schedule of who is teaching and when while Isabella is away.

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2018

Photo: Sophie Håkansson

Even though it’s still summer (and what a summer !!!), our autumn schedule is already up and running. There’s Mysore class 6 mornings and 2 evenings a week (except on full/new moon when we’re closed. See all moon-day dates here). Beginners’ courses in Malmö and Lund start in a few weeks and an overview of the autumn schedule can be found on our schedule page. Continue reading for info on our courses, upcoming retreats, Friday-fun and more this autumn.

YOGA RETREAT – the last weekend in August, 24-26/8, we go to Uddebo for two days of re-charging our batteries ahead of the autumn. We only have a couple of residential spots left but you can still join if you arrange your own accommodation nearby. The Uddebo-retreat is an annual trip which is usually highly appreciated. Read more here and book now!

BEGINNER’S LEVEL 1&2 COURSES – start in Malmö and Lund at the end of August/beginning of September. New is that we have TWO beginner’s courses in Malmö; on Mondays taught by Isabella and on Saturdays taught by Miho and later this autumn Sara. In Lund, the beginner’s course is on Wednesdays at Hälsans Hus. The beginner’s level 2 course that was held in Lund on Wednesdays last semester is moved to Sundays in Malmö. The course/class is open to those who oversleep on the Sunday or those who want/need more guidance up to half primary series. You can join the level 2 as a course or drop-in with “klippkort”/monthly card, but it’s good to sign up in advance regardless. More about upcoming courses, times, prices, etc. on our events page.

MONTHLY PRIMARY SERIES – on the first Sunday each month Isabella guides a full primary series class in Malmö followed by tea & talk where we discuss a yoga-related subject. Recently, we talked about the teacher/student relationship in yoga. Next month (2/9), the theme is “Ahimsa”, non-violence, the most important yogic principle. Click here for all dates of guided class with  tea&talk.

FRIDAY-FUN – our alternative after-work resumes once a month at our studio in Malmö. This autumn we go back to basics and explore important parts of Ashtanga that are sometimes forgotten or “cheated” with. All Friday-fun classes and themes are available on the events page. The first class is on Friday 31/8 with the theme “Breath and Bandha” – read more and sign up here (places fill up fast).

WORKSHOPS in other cities – this autumn, Isabella also teaches in other yoga shalas in Sweden. In November, she travels to USYoga in Borås and later to Mpiyo in Helsingborg for special workshops. Come and join or feel free to share with friends who live nearby and may be interested.

We look forward to welcoming back old faces after the holidays and to receive new yoga aspirants at the shala. But, please make sure you’ve read and follow our guidelines for everyone’s comfort. And stay up to date about temporary schedule changes etc. by following us on Instagram and Facebook, or here on the news page/blog regularly.

See you on the yoga mat!
Om Shanti

AUTUMN SCHEDULE 2018

On 1st of August 2018 the autumn schedule starts. Below you find an overview, but you may also download your own copy here. The slightly reduced summer schedule runs until the end of July. You can find all the information about the summer opening hours, our venues and our shala rules on the schedule page 

GDPR – IMPORTANT REMINDER!

Dear yoga student,

With the new GDPR regulation coming into practice a month ago we sent the recipients of our monthly/bi-monthly newsletter an email.

We would love to continue keeping you informed about upcoming events, schedule changes and other news at the school but to help comply wit the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) consent requirements, we need you to re-confirm your subscription to our newsletter. The data you provide (name, email etc) is used solely for our newsletter and is NOT shared with any third part.

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We hope that you would like to stay in touch. Should you have any questions please send us an email

Warm regards,
Isabella Nitschke, owner of  Ashtanga Yoga Malmö/Lund

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During the holiday season as well as throughout January 2019 we're running a slightly reduced schedule  Please consult the blog/news and schedule pages for all necessary information. The spring schedule starts on 3 February 2019.