OPEN HOUSE and free trial classes – 25/8 11.30-14.30

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OPEN HOUSE and free trial classes – 25/8 11.30-14.30

The last Sunday in August we invite everyone to an open house at the yoga school. On offer are free trial classes, tea and coffee and special membership deals of the day. Bring a friend, mingle, ask questions and get inspiration on how to start  introduce a yoga practice into your life.

11.30 Doors open

12.00-12.45 Free intro to the Ashtanga yoga (beginners’ level)

13.00-13.45 Yoga in everyday life – how yoga isn’t just positions on the yoga mat (lecture and discussion)

13.45-14.30 Yoga for stiff men (intro class)

The event is organized together with our partner Medborgarskolan Syd. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us per email

TEMPORARY SCHEDULE CHANGES MAY/JUNE 2019

In May and June several public holidays affect the teaching schedule. Please consult the listed time changes below:

Tuesday April 30 Valpurgis – morning Mysore Lund 06.15-8.45, evening Mysore in Malmö cancelled

Wednesday May 1 – morning Mysore Malmö 08.45-11.15

Thursday May 30 Ascension – morning Mysore Malmö 08.45-11.15. Evening Mysore in Malmö cancelled

Friday 31 May Morning Mysore in Lund 08.45-11.15

Sunday 2 June – Guided Primary series class in Malmö at 08.45am (instead of Mysore class) followed by Tea&Talk

Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June we have visiting teacher’s Gabriel and Nadia from Australia teaching two afternoon Master classes from 3-5pm. Read more here

Monday 3 June New moon – Mysore and beginner’s class cancelled

Thursday June 6 National Day – Morning Mysore Malmö 08.45-11.15.  Evening Mysore in Malmö cancelled

Friday 7 June Morning Mysore in Lund 08.45-11.15

Monday 17 June, Full moon – Mysore and beginner’s class cancelled

Friday June 21 Midsummer’s Eve – all Mysore cancelled

Ashtanga Yoga Foundation (beginners) course in Malmö

Beginner’s/Foundation courses cover the basics of Ashtanga yoga and are suitable for complete beginners as well as those who practice other types of yoga but would like to learn Ashtanga thoroughly from scratch.

The course begins with a short introduction to yoga philosophy followed by a gradual learning of the Sun Salutations, the standing asanas (postures) and part of the Ashtanga yoga primary series as well as finishing postures. Focus is particularly put on linking breath and movement in the so called vinyasa krama system. We also cover Bandhas (energy locks in the body) and Drishti (focus). You will also learn how to practice and move safely to avoid injury and to build both strength and flexibility.

The course runs for 6 weeks and starts on Monday 29 April  2019  at 17.15 (we take a break on 3 June). All participants are encouraged to attend Mysore classes in parallel to the course.  One FREE Mysore class per week is included in the course price. Read more about Mysore classes under class descriptions.

The course is taught by Sara Björs and Isabella Nitschke, both authorized by the KPJAY in Mysore, India.

The course is run in cooperation with K-Yoga/Medborgarskolan. Pre-registration for the course is required and is done via K-Yoga/Medborgarskolan (click the link to register). Please note that we have an age limit where people younger than 18 need parental approval.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send us an email

NEWSLETTER MAY/JUNE 2019

We hope you’ve had a good Easter weekend with a chance to enjoy the sunshine. Finally we’ve defrosted and now the physical side of yoga may be a bit easier. Our regular schedule continues until 30 June and in July there’ll be a special summer schedule. In May and June we have many exciting events and special classes with guest teachers to offer all our practitioners, newer and more experienced. May and June also include some public holidays and we’d like to remind you of some temporary schedule changes then (click here).

Early July, we welcome Karolina Zakrzewska as a summer teacher and the second half of the month Sharath Jois visits Copenhagen (info here) for a week’s workshop. Keep reading and you’ll be on top of all that happens at the  school before summer.

A NEW BEGINNERS’ COURSE starts in Malmö on Monday 29/4 (read more here). It is a 6-week course and we’re always happy when you recommend us to your friends. Right now we’d be extra happy if you could motivate some stiff men to join the course and thus help us even out gender gap in our shala.

FRIDAY FUN our alternative after work – continues on 26/4 and 17/5 in Malmö. The theme this semester is basic yoga philosophy and chanting. No previous experience is required. The upcoming two sessions treat ch2 of Yoga Sutras and we continue to learn simple breathing techniques. Register via the event

GUIDED CLASS of both the first and second series in Ashtanga yoga take place in May/June. The next guided primary series is on Sunday 12/5 at 8.45 (followed by tea & talk). Isabella also teaches led Intermediate series on Sunday 19/5 and 16/6 after the regular Mysore class. Please read the requirements for participation here and talk to Isabella before you sign up.

GUEST TEACHERS on June 1-2, we welcome Swedish Gabriel and his Australian wife Nadia. They’ll teach two Master classes in Ashtanga yoga on the theme “Create effortless fluidity and control in your yoga practice”. Learn how to find flow in your practice through bandhas and breath. Find the strength and flexibility in both transitions and asana. Gabriel and Nadia give you  an insight into techniques that make your practice easier. Classes are open for all. Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Read more here

SUMMER RETREAT in FINLAND 7-12 July we return to the idyll Kadermo Conscious Living in Finland, an island completely unaffected by the stress of modern society. Join Isabella on a week-long Ashtanga yoga retreat with both morning and afternoon classes. Take the opportunity to unwind, relax, and enjoy yoga, beautiful scenery and fantastic vegetarian food by the best Indian chef Anu flown in straight from Mysore. Last year was very much appreciated and fully booked so don’t wait too long to reserve. More info here.

SUMMER TEACHER Karolina Zakrzewska covers classes from 1-14 July while Isabella is away. Karolina is from Helsingborg but lives in Goa, India where she runs the retreat centre Purple Valley. Karolina has taught at our shala at twice previously and we are delighted to welcome her back. More about Karolina and the summer schedule here

Finally, speaking of Purple Valley, we want to flag that Isabella teaches a retreat there later this autumn from 26/10-8/11. More on our eventspage where you also find a link to Purple Valley. Bookings open on their homepage in May. You don’t want to miss this trip!

The next newsletter will be distributed mid-June. It’ll contain more info about some important changes coming up at the school this summer/autumn. In the meantime please stay updated by visiting this news page/blog and follow us on social media (links below). You’re also invited to join the closed group Ashtanga Yoga Malmö / Lund practitioners we started.

See you on the yoga mat!
 P.S Did you know that you can use your healthcare allowance when you buy practice cards with us?

Ashtanga Yoga Foundation (beginners) course in Lund – FULLY BOOKED

Beginner’s/Foundation courses cover the basics of Ashtanga yoga and are suitable for complete beginners as well as those who practice other types of yoga but would like to learn Ashtanga thoroughly from scratch.

The course begins with a short introduction to yoga philosophy followed by a gradual learning of the Sun Salutations, the standing asanas (postures) and part of the Ashtanga yoga primary series as well as finishing postures. Focus is particularly put on linking breath and movement in the so called vinyasa krama system. We also cover Bandhas (energy locks in the body) and Drishti (focus). You will also learn how to practice and move safely to avoid injury and to build both strength and flexibility.

The course runs for 9 consecutive weeks and starts on Monday 4 March 2019  at 17.15 (we take a break the during Easter holiday). All participants are encouraged to attend Mysore classes in parallel to the course.  One FREE Mysore class per week is included in the course price. Read more about Mysore classes under class descriptions.

The teacher, Isabella Nitschke, is an experienced yoga teacher, authorized (level 2) by the KPJAY in Mysore, India.

The course is run in cooperation with K-Yoga/Medborgarskolan. Pre-registration for the course is required and is done via K-Yoga/Medborgarskolan (click the link to register)

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send us an email

NEWSLETTER SPRING 2019

Photo: Justyna Jaworska

Winter is coming to an end, the light is returning and we hope for some warmer weather soon. With spring comes new energy and we start new foundation courses in both Malmö and Lund. A new addition to the schedule this year are guest teachers visiting on two occasions. Keep reading to find out what happens at the shala before summer.

THE SPRING SCHEDULE is available in detail on our schedule page. All temporary changes for public holidays are listed separately here. ONE Sunday a month we have guided class of the full Primary series (instead of Mysore class). It varies which Sunday of the month it is so please check all the dates on our overview schedule. The next occasion is on 3 March at 08.45 in Malmö. After class we gather for tea&talk and Isabella will give a briefing on the latest from V-Care and Odanadi, the two charities we support in Mysore.

COURSES / Special classes
Chanting on Sundays is replaced by a monthly Chanting and Philosophy course. This enables us to deepen our practice, get better continuity and understand more of the texts we chant. The course runs as Friday-fun on Fridays in Malmö. The next class is on 15/3. Read more here

New foundation courses in Lund and Malmö start in March. The course in Lund is full, but spaces are still available in Malmö. More about that here. As always we appreciate when/if you recommend us to your friends and families. More yoga practitioners make society both healthier and more peaceful.

A beginners level 2 course/guided half primary series class starts early March in Lund (there’s one already running in Malmö). Please keep in mind that everyone has to pre-register whether you attend the full course or if you just drop-in occasionally with klipp/monthly cards (you’ll only be debited for the classes you attend). The course runs only if there are enough people registered. Pre-registration is done via Medborgarskolan. Read more about the level 2 class here

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 read the description carefully and talk to Isabella before you sign up.

YOGA STOPS TRAFFICK 21/3
Every year, we do 108 sun salutations to raise awareness and funds for the organization Odanadi’s fight against human trafficking in southern India. This year the event takes place on Thursday 21/3 at 5pm.The class is donation-based (cash payment) but please register in advance. All are welcome to participate and you do not have to complete all the 108 sun salutations. Read more about the event on the event’s page.

GUEST TEACHERS
In addition to the ongoing schedule, we are honoured to welcome senior Ashtanga Yoga teacher Stefan Engström from Kadermo Conscious Living. Stefan will teach a guest workshop on 5-8 April in Malmö called “Yoga of Presence and Wholeness – A unique approach to Bio-Mechanics. Practice will be physical with Mysore style/led classes as well as theoretical afternoon classes. Find more info about Stefan’s workshop and how to register on our here. NB! Early bird price until March 1st!

On 1-2 June, Swedish born Gabriel and his Australian wife Nadia teach two afternoon Ashtanga yoga master-classes in Malmö with the theme “Create effortless fluidity and control in your yoga practice”. Learn how to create fluidity through the application of bandha and breath. Find strength in the transitions and flexibility in the asanas. Gabriel and Nadia introduce you to techniques that make your practice easier. Not to miss! Read more about their classes here.

SUMMER RETREAT – on July 7-12 we return to Kadermo Conscious Living in Finland. The island of Kadermo is an idyllic setting away from modern society and stress where one really gets a chance to wind down. Isabella leads a week long Ashtanga yoga retreat there with morning and afternoon class and our vegetarian chef Anu from Mysore, India, and spoils us with the most delicious food. Last year was a success and it was full so don’t wait to book your spot! More info can be found here.

That’s it for this newsletter. In between letters I hope you stay updated by checking our Facebook page and the group Ashtanga Yoga Malmö / Lund practitioners we started in connection with the page (apply to become a member). We are of course also on Instagram. All other news is published here on our news page/blog.

See you on the yoga mat!

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.

Ashtanga Yoga Foundation (beginners) course in Malmö

Beginner’s/Foundation courses cover the basics of Ashtanga yoga and are suitable for complete beginners as well as those who practise other types of yoga but would like to learn Ashtanga thoroughly from scratch.

The course begins with a short introduction to yoga philosophy followed by a gradual learning of the Sun Salutations, the standing asanas (postures) and part of the Ashtanga yoga primary series as well as finishing postures. Focus is particularly put on linking breath and movement in the so called vinyasa krama system. We also cover Bandhas (energy locks in the body) and Drishti (focus). You will also learn how to practice and move safely to avoid injury and to build both strength and flexibility.

The course runs for 7 consecutive weeks and starts on Monday 5 November at 17.15. All participants are encouraged to attend Mysore classes in parallel to the course.  One free Mysore class per week is complementary in the course price. Read more about Mysore classes under class descriptions.

The teacher, Isabella Nitschke, is an experienced yoga teacher, authorized (level 2) by the KPJAY in Mysore, India.

The course is run in cooperation with K-Yoga/Medborgarskolan. Pre-registration for the course is required and is done via K-Yoga/Medborgarskolan (click the link to register)

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send us an email

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

Ashtanga Beginners course Level 2 in Malmö

This beginners LEVEL 2 course suits people who have previously attended an Ashtanga Yoga Beginner’s/Foundation course  with us or at another yoga school, and who wish to continue with a guided class format. The course is also suitable for those who want to practice at a slower pace and need/want more time to go through specific asanas (positions).

The course runs over 9 consecutive weeks starting on Sunday 16 September at 11.30am. At each session, you are guided through the standing sequence and some seated positions of the Ashtanga yoga primary series. The goal of the course is to go through half of the Primary series (until Navasana). Each session will also include a specific preparation for difficult asanas such as back bends, shoulder stand or head stand. Particular focus is put on correct breathing (vinyasa krama), bandhas (energy locks) and dristhi (focal points). The pace is slower than a traditionally guided class and the teacher will demonstrate positions if needed. The purpose of the course is for participants to remember the sequence and become more independent in their yoga practice.

The course is open to all (except complete beginners). You may use your “klippkort” to sign up or register for the whole course  (students who sign up for the course have priority). Pre-registration is via K-Yoga / Medborgarskolan (click to register).

All students are encouraged to come to the Mysore classes (see class description) in parallel with the course (this does not include “klippkort participants”). One complementary Mysore class per week is included in the course price.

The course is taught by Isabella Nitschke, Authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher at KPJAYI, Mysore, India.

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On Ascension 30/5the morning Mysore class in Malmö is held at 8.45-11.15am. The evening Mysore class in Malmö is cancelled. The following day, Friday 31/5 morning Mysore class in Lund is held at 8.45-11.15am