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SUMMER SCHEDULE and temporary changes jun/jul/aug

During the summer months of June, July, August we have a special summer schedule running (see below). The morning classes continue as usual throughout the summer (with the exception of special temporary schedule changes which are listed under the schedule). The Mysore class on Sundays, however, is shortened to 9-11.00.

TEMPORARY SCHEDULE CHANGES

JUNE

SUNDAY 6 JUNE it’s guided Primary series class at 9am. No Mysore class this day. After the class, the summer course in Pranayama / breathing exercises starts (read more here). Tea & talk is cancelled.

THURSDAY 10 JUNE is new moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing.

FRIDAY 18 JUNE it’s guided Primary series class at 06.30. No Mysore class this day

THURSDAY 24 JUNE is full moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing.

FRIDAY 25 JUNE (Midsummer’s Eve) through SUNDAY 27 JUNE we are closed

JULY

All “moon-days” in July fall on Saturdays in July, no interruptions due to full/new moon

SATURDAY 3 JULY Isabella visits Yoga by the Sea in Mölle for a full day workshop. Read more here

SUNDAY 11 JULY it’s guided Primary series class at 9am. No Mysore class this day. Pranayama course after class. Tea & Talk is cancelled.

FRIDAY 23 it’s guided Primary series class at 06.30. No Mysore class this day

THURSDAY + FRIDAY 29 + 30 JULY there is no Mysore class but we are open for self-practice 06.15-08.45 (self-practice means self-training without assistance / adjustments. No teacher present).

AUGUST

SUNDAY 1 AUGUST to FRIDAY 6 AUGUST Helena Frentzell covers Morning Mysore class. No online yoga via Zoom this week

SUNDAY 8 AUGUST is new moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing.

SUNDAY 15 AUGUST it’s guided Primary series class at 9am. No Mysore class this day. Pranayama course after class. Tea & Talk is cancelled.

FRIDAY 20 AUGUST (evening) through SUNDAY 22 AUGUST guest teacher Tim Feldmann visits our shala (read more here). The Sunday is full moon and the regular Mysore class is cancelled but replaced by Tim’s workshop. Pre-registration required.

FRIDAY 27 AUGUST it’s guided Primary series class at 06.30. No Mysore class this day.

NEWSLETTER AUGUST (AUTUMN) 2020

We hope you’ve had an enjoyable and restful summer on home turf despite Corona-restrictions. The autumn semester is approaching and as long as the Swedish Public Health Agency’s special Covid-19 recommendations apply, we remain cautious and keep all safety measures at the shala in place. We ask everyone who comes to practice to carefully read and follow the guidelines (here) we’ve set up for at the shala. As an extra measure, we have limited the number of participants in all courses and workshops during the autumn. In the Mysore room, we keep a distance of at least 1 m between the mats and continue to offer online access via Zoom. To read more about what happens this autumn continue reading below.

THE AUTUMN SCHEDULE officially starts on 1/9 and runs until Christmas. You find an overview on the schedule page. Some changes have been introduced to the evening classes; on Tuesdays Miho teaches a course in Yin Yoga and on Thursdays Sara a beginner’s level 2 / guided half Primary series class/course. Those who have a monthly cards or klippkort may participate in the courses but must pre-register via Medborgarskolan. Click on the links above for more info. Any temporary schedule changes are available on our News/blog page

MYSORE ONLINE has worked well this summer and we choose to continue to offer this option in the autumn. All our regular classes (Mysore and guided class – morning) take place at the shala and virtually via Zoom. To participate online, you need a valid monthly / season card (klippkort does not apply) or an ONLINE membership (see prices).

OPEN HOUSE 6/9 – on this day we open our doors to public and give everyone an opportunity to try Ashtanga and Yin yoga, ask questions and have tea with us teachers. There will also be special offers on the day for those who sign up to new courses/buy practice cards. Our existing members are welcome to the regularly scheduled guided class at 9 am where you can also bring a friend (who has already practiced/practices Ashtanga but is curious about us). After class the open house begins and you are welcome to stay and invite family/friends. Check the schedule for the open house here

NEW BEGINNERS COURSES start in September. Isabella teaches a foundation course on Mondays and Sara a level 2 course on Thursdays. In collaboration with Gunilla Sandberg at Limhamn, we also start courses there on trial. More info about all courses can be found here.

FRIDAY FUN returns one Friday a month with a different theme at each session. The first class on 25/9 focuses on “Strength and flexibility”. Read more here and sign up to secure your place.

IN-DEPTH COURSE – during the past year, Isabella has taught an in-depth course in Ashtanga yoga with the aim for students to understand their practice on a deeper level. In the Autumn of 2020, we invite you to four “taster classes” that we offer in preparation for the next in depth course that starts in January 2021 with Isabella, Sara and Miho as teachers. We have improved the course content and expanded with modules in adjustment technique and asana understanding, anatomy, philosophy and meditation. Curious? Click here for more info.

RENOVATION of the entire house facade at Grangatan and Föreningsgatan starts in August. It is a large project that is expected to last for at least 18 months. There will be scaffolding that partially blocks our entrance and sign. Unfortunately, we have been informed that the scaffolding also needs to be anchored indoors, i.e. partly in our premises. About 15 poles will be placed in the men’s locker room and in the entrance to support the scaffolding’s heavy structure. We do everything we can to ensure that this affects our business and our members as little as possible, but we still ask for your patience and understanding that much of this is beyond our control. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience the works may cause. Our goal is to continue to keep the shala a stress free zone where everyone can feel safe and welcome.

That’s all for now. Please make sure you stay updated between the newsletters by following our pages on social media. If you are not a member of our private Facebook group, we recommend that you apply to access regular news and updates.

Welcome back from your holidays, sun and swimming but please keep washing your hands!

Isabella & crew

TEMPORARY SCHEDULE CHANGES JUNE 2020

Our regular classes continue to run but due to the Covid19 pandemic we’ve unfortunately had to cancel or postpone extra events such as workshops and guest teacher visits. We are trying to find new dates for late summer and autumn and the goal is to return to full activity and fun events this coming autumn.

One change to the schedule that we’d like to flag is that Mysore class on Thursday evening is replaced by a guided half primary series from 17:15-18:45. Both the Tuesday and Thursday evening class takes place at the shala and is broadcast live via Zoom.

The summer schedule starts on 22 June and runs until 31 August. During the summer, evening classes are cancelled but we run special events/courses a few times a month.

We’d also like to remind you that in  June there are some public holidays and therefore certain class times change:

FRIDAY 5JUNE  – Full Moon – All classes cancelled

SUNDAY 7 JUNE – Full guided Primary series at 9:00am  followed by Tea & talk (in the shala and live onZoom)

WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE – No self-practice after Mysore class. Please be done by 8.45am

WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE – No self-practice after Mysore class. Please be done by 8.45am

FRIDAY 19 JUNE – MIDSUMMER’S EVE – closed

SUNDAY 21 JUNE – new moon – all classes cancelled

WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE – No self-practice after Mysore class. Please be done by 8.45am

FRIDAY 26 JUNE – Full guided Primary series at 6:30am (in the shala and live onZoom)

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020

Dear yogis,

We at Ashtanga Yoga Malmö want to wish you a happy holiday season and all the best for 2020. Our doors continue to be open but the weeks from Christmas to New Year’s (Christmas Eve 24/12 through 6/1) our opening hours are slightly reduced. You find the entire Christmas and New Year’s schedule here. During these two weeks we also have some special happenings in the shala and in other places which you can read about below. Our regular classes resume on 7 January with some new additions and minor changes to the schedule. Between 7-9 January we’ll get a new floor installed in the shala and the morning Mysore classes will therefore be held in the dance studio. Due to the renovations our evening classes on 7+9th January are cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

NEW YEARS YOGA – on New Year’s Eve Isabella teaches the last class of the year, a guided Primary series at 9-10.30am. The shala re-opens  on 2nd January with Morning Mysore at 06am (Miho). Simultaneously Isabella teaches a mini-retreat in Mölle  2-5 January at the cozy Studio Yoga by the Sea. The four-day workshop provides a chance for a fresh start and immersion into Ashtanga yoga. Read more and sign up here

GUEST TEACHER – Jens Bache from Astanga Yoga Copenhagen returns to Malmö to teach a guided Primary series class on 5 January. After class, he’ll give a talk on his research on an important Ashtanga Yoga text that he discovered in the library of Mysore.  Last year Jens’ class was full so don’t miss the chance to practice with him this time and to listen to his interesting presentation. More about Jens, the class and the lecture here.

THE SPRING SCHEDULE starts on 7 January with some small changes including a few more guided classes. The Mysore class on Tuesday evenings will be replaced by a guided HALF Primary series starting at 17.15. We will also offer a guided class of FULL Primary series twice a month – once on a Friday morning 06.30-08.00 and once on a Sunday morning 9-10.30. All dates for guided class are available on the overview schedule here.

NEW BEGINNERS COURSES start on 13 January (registration  and information here). If you know someone who needs (wants) to fulfill their New Year’s resolution to start a yoga practice please don’t hesitate to recommend us!

OTHER COURSES coming up next year include a course in “Yin Yoga & meditation” with Miho (starting in March – info here); “Anatomy from a yoga perspective” with Sara (starting in January – see here) as well as a whole weekend of Yoga philosophy and Yoga Sutras with guest teacher Måns Broo from Åbo Academy in Finland on 7-8 March (more info here). All other special classes/workshops for 2020 on the events page

FRIDAY-FUN – our alternative after-work returns on two occasions in January 2020. On 10/1, Isabella teaches a special class on safe back bending technique (only a few places left – sign up here). AND on 24/1 Miho teaches a class in yin yoga & meditation (read more here). As from February we resume Friday-fun on a monthly basis.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS – lastly we need to inform you that as from 2020 we have to raise the price for our different practice cards. Our prices have been the same since the start in 2013 but now we unfortunately have to make some adjustments due to increased expenses for the shala. We ask for your understanding and cooperation. We of course remain flexible with regards to splitting your invoices into several installments and will continue to give discounts to students, pensioners and those on sick leave. A list of all new prices is available here

That’s all for now. Thank you all for the past year, for your trust, hard work and dedication. We are excited to see our yoga community grow and that more people discover the benefits of yoga in everyday life. To stay updated between newsletters follow our pages on social media and/or join our group Ashtanga Yoga Malmö (and Lund) practitioner’s group on Facebook.

See you on the yoga mat!

Isabella & crew

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2019

Welcome back to the yoga shala after the summer holidays. Autumn has arrived with the first “monsoon-like” rain and lower temperatures. Our complete schedule including all new courses and full Mysore programme is up and running and there are many new faces on the yoga mats. At the end of August we had an open house at the shala and we were very happy that so many of you invited your friends and loved ones to visit us. Let us know if you recruited someone to our courses or to the Mysore classes – you’ll get a 10% discount on your next card.

THE AUTUMN SCHEDULE is available on our schedule page. There you also find guidelines for drop-in times and “shala etiquette”. Wed be grateful if you take the time to read these through and respect them so that we get a friendly climate in the shala. Of course, your views on how we can improve are always welcome.

TEMPORARY SCHEDULE CHANGES are always published on the news page and/or our social media forums. The biggest change this fall occurs between October 22 and November 22 when Isabella is in Goa, India to teach a two-week yoga retreat at the Purple Valley Yoga Centre. Then Hanna Mjöberg from Falkenberg, authorized Ashtanga yoga teacher level 2, subs together with Sara and Sofia. The entire schedule will be posted on the news page in due time.

YOGA HOLIDAY on 26 October to 8 November with Isabella at the Purple Valley Yoga Centre in Goa, India. There’ll be two daily yoga classes in an idyllic setting, vegetarian food and both the sea and a pool close by. If you book before 30 September you get a 20% discount on the price. It’s a great opportunity to recharge your batteries ahead of the autumn darkness! All details about the retreat and how to book are found here. If you follow this link you can also read some thoughts on the benefits of going on a yoga holiday.

NEW EVENTS at the shala this autumn include the return of our monthly alternative after work class FRIDAY-FUN. The next session is on 20/9 when we explore and play with Twists & Core. The theme of the following session in October is back bending. Read more about these classes and all other upcoming workshops in 2019/20 here. In 2020 we’re excited to host both Måns Broo, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Åbo Academy for a weekend workshop in Yoga Sutra and Tim Fedmann, senoior Ashtanga Yoga teacher and founder of the Miami Life Center. Isabella is also invited to teach in Copenhagen and Mölle in December/January. Those events are arranged by other studios and aren’t available on our website – only on our FB page where Ashtanga Yoga Malmö is a co-organiser. You can see all events on FB here

GUIDED CLASS of the Primary series in Ashtanga yoga followed by TEA & TALK takes place one Sunday every month. On 29/9 Isabella teaches a full Primary series in traditional Sanskrit count. The class is open to everyone but is not suitable for beginners. After class, we gather for a cup of tea and discuss a yoga related topic. If you can’t make it to class, you may join us after for tea and socialize. If you have any questions that you would like us to address, please feel free to contact us

PICTURES AND STORIES of our members on Instagram is a project we will launch in September. We would like to show that yoga can be practiced by anyone regardless of age, background, gender etc. You, the practitioners at our shala, already come from different backgrounds and circumstances. We would like to hear and document your story and thus inspire others to find yoga. Please let us know if you’d be interested in having your picture taken (portrait or yoga picture – your decision) and answer some questions about how you found yoga and what the practice means to you.

That’s all for now –  follow us on social media Instagram or Facebook to stay up to date with ongoing happenings. And please join our closed group Ashtanga Yoga Malmö (and Lund) practitioner’s group where all practitioners at the shala can share information.

See you on the yoga mat!

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 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!

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