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 runs for 8 weeks and starts on Monday 6 September 2021 at 17:15 and is taught by Isabella Nitschke authorized by Sharath Jois in Mysore, India.
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.
We begin with a short introduction to yoga philosophy followed by a gradual learning of the Sun Salutations, the standing asanas (postures) of the Ashtanga yoga primary series as well as some finishing postures. We focus in particular on linking breath and movement in the so called vinyasa krama system. We also cover Bandhas (energy locks in the body) and Drishti (focus). Most importantly, you will learn how to practice and move safely to avoid injury and to build both strength and flexibility over time.
The course is run in cooperation with Medborgarskolan. Pre-registration for the course is required and is done via Medborgarskolan (click the link). Please note that we have an age limit of 16 and people younger than 18 need parental approval.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send us an email
Due to the current Covid19 restrictions the shala we will continue to teach both on site and online for as long as necessary.
All classes – Mysore and guided – take place live at the shala AND are simultaneously streamed via Zoom. This allows for practitioners who live further away and want to avoid public transportation and for those in risk groups to join our classes. To practice with us you need a valid montly/seasonal card OR our special online card which can be purchased for 650 SEK/month (see here). If you have an old “klippkort” that you’d like to use online please contact us.
By purchasing the online card you can participate in all regular Mysore classes and guided classes (full or half primary series) for 30 days. You either purchase the card online through Medborgarskolan or by contacting us. NB! Online cards may only be used for online classes whereas monthly/seasonal cards may be used both in the shala and online. To take part in the special courses or workshops you need to sign up separately and pay extra (not all of these are broadcast online, check in advance).
To join online EVERYONE – whether you have a monthly/seasonal card or an online card has to register weekly to receive the link to log in.
Registration is done as follows :
Mysore (all week) and full primary (Fri / Sun once a month) register at the latest on Saturdays for the coming week (even if you do not attend all days) – email Isabella: info[at]ashtangayogamalmo.se
Since we use zoom, we will see you and be able to give you personalized instruction. Please make sure the following:
- your laptop/tablet video and audio are both set to ‘on’.
- that you are positioned horizontally, not vertically with your mat in the camera view. Also, some of you have the camera too close or high/low so that you aren’t really visible (see graphic below).
- to see the shala click ‘speaker’ view, to see everyone taking part, click ‘gallery’ view.
See you on the yoga mat in the shala or online!
Our autumn schedule runs from 1 September until Christmas (see here). All our classes run live at our shala as well as livestream via Zoom (read more here). Some days we may have altered opening hours or teachers. Below is an overview of planned temporary changes:
TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER – Sara covers for Isabella at Morning Mysore 06-08:45am. No self-practice after Mysore this day. Please be done by 08:45.
WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER – Full moon and we take a break from teaching. Mysore class is cancelled.
SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER – Guided Primary Series Class at 9am instead of Mysore. Please be on time. OPEN HOUSE starts at 11am – read more here
THURSDAY 17 SEPTEMBER – New moon and we take a break from teaching. Morning mysore class is cancelled. (Evening classes run as scheduled)
FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER – Guided Primary Series Class at 6.30am instead of Mysore. Please be on time.
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)
This spring we extend our morning opening hours to give late workers or late sleepers a chance to practice too. As from 15th January our existing students may come for (unassisted) self-practice from 8.45-10.30. It is of course also possible to come and start practicing during the Mysore class and finish during the hours of self-practice. Self-practice means that you do your asana practice but that there is no-one to assist or guide you. Please note that the teacher stops teaching at 8.45 and after this there will be no adjustments. Please also respect that you have to be showered and finished by the latest at 10.30 as there are classes after or the cleaner needs access to the room (N.B. self-practice is only available when Isabella is teaching). Click here to see the full spring schedule
In 2020 we also add more guided classes to the schedule. We’ll do full guided Primary Series class twice a month; once on Fridays and once on Sundays. Take note of all the dates so that you’re not late for class (see picture below or the schedule page – link above). On Fridays you may come already at 6am to meditate or do breathing practice before class; on Sundays we have Tea&Talk after class.
On Tuesday evenings Miho teaches a weekly guided half Primary series at 17.15-18.45. This class suits anyone who wants more guidance of half the series until Navasana. It’s perfect if you’ve just completed a beginners course and/or if you want a better understanding of the correct vinyasa.