The autumn schedule runs until 23/12 and then we close for Christmas 24-26/12. Our online teaching is suspended from 4/11 and only the monthly philosophy course will continue online. Between Christmas and New Year and during the first week of January, we will have adapted opening hours. All temporary schedule changes for Nov/Dec are available below:
THURSDAY 4 NOVEMBER is new moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing. Mysore class is cancelled. The beginner’s class at 17:15 is taught by Isabella (cover for Helena)
FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER Sofia covers Mysore class 6:15-8:45am.
SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER Miho covers guided Primary series class at 9am. No Mysore class this day. After the class she teaches a guided meditation followed by a shorter tea&talk.
FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER it’s guided Primary series class at 6:30am. No Mysore class this day
FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER is full moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing. Mysore class is cancelled.
FRIDAY 3 DECEMBER Sofia covers Mysore class 6:15-8:45am.
SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER it’s guided Primary series class at 9am. After class we gather for our annual vegan Christmas brunch/potluck party to end the autumn semester together (further info in the event description).
FRIDAY 12 DECEMBER we do 108 sun salutations in support of V-Care in Mysore. This event is a donation based class (read more here)
FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER it’s guided Primary series class at 6:30am. No Mysore class this day
SUNDAY 19 DECEMBER is full moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing. Mysore class is cancelled.
CHRISTMAS 24 – 26 DECEMBER we are closed
MONDAY 27 DECEMBER – THURSDAY 30 DECEMBER Matt Ryan visits our shala. Morning mysore open classes 7:30-10am, followed by Zen meditation + special workshops. See separate schedule.
FRIDAY 31 DECEMBER – last class of the year – guided primary series class at 9am.
At last life returns to a somewhat (new) normal stage with most Covid-regulations lifted. This means we can look forward to seeing each other more often again both on and off the yoga mat. Despite some remaining restrictions, the autumn semester started in a positive mode with a successful guest workshop by Tim Feldmann in August, a busy yoga festival at Ribban beach, fully booked foundation courses and most recently a weekend retreat at Snapparp's farm in Österlen. If you missed some of our previous events, don’t worry - more goodness is coming up late autumn and winter. Keep reading this newsletter to learn about all the workshops and social events we’ve got planned for you.
THE AUTUMN SCHEDULE (here) is runs until 23/12, but we will suspend our virtual yoga classes as from 4/11 (only the monthly philosophy course will continue online). During the Christmas and New Year holidays and the first week in January, we’ll have adapted opening hours (more info closer to time). In the so called Boxing week 27-30 Dec, Matt Ryan from Manchester visits our shala for a 4-day guest workshop (see below)
POST-CHRISTMAS YOGA with MATT RYAN - We are very happy to welcome Matt Ryan from Manchester to our shala and for him share his long experience in Ashtanga yoga and Zen meditation with us. Matt's 4-day guest workshop on 27-30/12 includes both morning mysore classes, mid-day Zen meditation and specially themed evening workshops. Do not miss the chance to learn from a fun, down-to-earth and very competent teacher like Matt when he visits Malmö. The workshop is given in English - read more on our website (follow the link).
MORE EVENTS coming up in Nov/Dec:
An EXTRA FOUNDATION COURSE (5-week intensive) starts on Monday 8/11. Participants may, as usual, join one Mysore class per week in addition to the course. Please share with friends or family who might be interested in this course. Help spread the word so that more people can enjoy the benefits of yoga. Click on the link for more info and registration.
YIN YOGA & MEDITATION with Miho continues/resumes on Tuesday 9/11. Please note that the class/course is taught only in Swedish. Existing members can use their monthly/klipp cards to attend the course, but pre-registration via Medborgarskolan is required for everyone. More info here.
FRIDAY FUN our alternative after work class, returns on 12/11 with the theme of back bends. The class provides an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of how the body works and how to exercise back bends in a safe and sustainable way. Isabella teaches the classin a both challenging and playful manner. It is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners except complete beginners. Read more and register here.
CHRISTMAS PARTY / BRUNCH on Sunday 5/12. We have missed our annual end of the year potluck brunch but now that the restrictions for social gatherings are gone we can finally arrange it again! On Sunday 5/12 after the guided Primary Series, we invite all of our practitioners to a Christmas brunch (potluck). Everyone is welcome including family and friends. If you can’t make it to to class, you are of course welcome to join only the party afterwards. Bring a vegetarian/vegan contribution to the buffet and please register in advance (read more in the event description)
108 SUN SALUTATIONS Friday 10/12. We end the year in the sign of giving and traditionally do 108 sun salutations in support of the organization V-Care in Mysore, India. V-Care works for children's rights amongst the most vulnerable groups in Indian society. The class is donation-based, i.e. you give a contribution in cash or via swish 123 576 46 91. Donations are welcome even if you do not participate in the class. More info and registration via the link.
That's all for now; the next newsletter will be distributed mid-December with info about the Christmas/New Year schedule and a taste of what we have lined up for the spring. Please stay updated in the meantime by following us on social media and if you’re not already a member of our closed Facebook group, we recommend that you apply to get access to daily updates.
A warm welcome to our shala at Värnhem. See you on the yoga mat
Isabella & crew
The autumn schedule runs from 1 September until Christmas. During the semester there may occasionally be some temporary changes to class times, cover teacher och cancelled classes. You find all the planned changes for September and October below:
SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER it’s guided Primary series class at 9am. No Mysore class this day. After the class we gather for tea & talk to start the autumn semester.
TUESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER is new moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing. Mysore class is cancelled. Yin Yoga takes place as scheduled in the evening.
WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, there is no self-practice after the Mysore class. Please be done by 8:45.
FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER it’s guided Primary series class at 6:30am. No Mysore class this day
TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER is full moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing. Mysore class is cancelled. Yin Yoga takes place as scheduled in the evening.
FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER Sofia covers Mysore class 6:15-8:45am. No online yoga via Zoom this day
SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER Miho covers guided Primary series class at 9am. No Mysore class this day. After the class she teaches a guided meditation followed by a shorter tea&talk.
TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER Helena covers morning Mysore 06-08:45am. No online yoga via Zoom this day.
WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER is new moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing. Mysore class is cancelled.
FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER it’s guided Primary series class at 6:30am. No Mysore class this day
WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER is full moon – we take a break from teaching and practicing. Mysore class is cancelled.
SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER Sofia covers morning Mysore at 9-11:15
I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and have been able to enjoy the (until now…) nice weather to recharge your batteries. The somewhat eased Covid-restrictions have made life slightly smoother, so also for us at the shala now that we can allow more people into the practice room. That said, we continue to keep a reasonable distance between the yoga mats and maintain a good hygiene. If you are unsure about the rules that apply at the shala now, you can read about them here. Our plan is to return to business as usual this autumn unless something unexpected happens. And of course we closely keep an eye on all updates from the Public Health Authority and the government.
During the summer, we have taken the opportunity to renew ourselves a bit and have created a new website that is both faster, more user-friendly and has a fresher look. We hope you like it and would be happy for any feedback.
Take a sneak peak at the AUTUMN SCHEDULE here, it will be published together with all temporary schedule changes on the schedule page on 1 September. All autumn courses and workshops are already listed on the website under courses. I would especially like to flag for a new course in YOGA PHILOSOPHY which I will teach on Sundays this autumn (1 Sunday/month). Yoga is, as you know, not just movements on the mat but so much more. The course starts on 12/9 and you can choose to participate on site or via zoom. We go through the basics of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, one of yoga's important texts, and how to understand/apply the philosophy in our daily life. If you have a valid practice card (not klippkort) with us you get a 20% discount on the course price. Read more here
Other news - this autumn we are offered the chance to participate in CHANTING lessons with Lakshmish from the Sharath Yoga Centre in Mysore. In the past year, Yogashala Stockholm has had regular chanting with Lakshmish via Zoom every Wednesday morning before the Mysore class. As from 15/9 we can join the classes at 05:45-06:15. We stream the class at the shala or that you may log on from home. The class is donation-based 75-100SEK / session (you swish it to Lisa at Yogashala Stockholm). Contact us if you are interested in joining and for more information.
NEW BEGINNER’S COURSES start on Mpnday 6/9 and Thursday 23/9 respectively and run for 8 weeks. Participants can, as usual, come to one Mysore class per week in addition to the course session. Please share this course with friends and contacts so that more people can access the benefits of yoga. More info about the course starting 6/9 here and 23/9 here
YIN YOGA & MEDITATION with Miho starts on 7/9 (also 8 weeks). Everyone who has a practice card with us can participate by using it but pre-registration is mandatory in order for us to keep track of the number of participants. If you only want to take the course separately, that is of course also possible! Read more here
FRIDAY FUN returns on four occasions this autumn. The special class gives you get a chance to, in more playful ways, deepen your knowledge of how the body works and how to practice different types of asana in a safe and sustainable way. You find all the classes on our course page.
THE AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT goes to Snapparp's farm in Österlen. On October 1-3, Isabella teaches a yoga weekend with a small group of participants. The farm is quietly located which makes this an excellent opportunity to prepare physically and mentally for the coming winter months. The number of places is limited. Read more here
Before the autumn semester begins, we still have time for several fun events during the month of August:
YOGA FESTIVAL on 28-29 August -the last weekend of the month we take part at the Ribban yoga festival where we teach an introductory class for beginners on Sunday 29/8. We’d love for you to join us at the festival - during the two days you can try lots of different yoga classes and styles from Malmö's various yoga studios. You need to buy tickets in advance and if you use the code AYM100 (before 22/8) you get a 100kr discount.
GUEST TEACHER Tim Feldmann comes to teach a weekend workshop on August 20-22. His visit is truly a unique opportunity to learn from a very experienced teacher of ashtanga yoga. The workshop is fully booked but there are a few places left for single Mysore classes over the weekend. More info here
Before I end the newsletter, I want to take the opportunity to introduce some new faces/changes on the teacher front. Miho, whom you already know, continues to help when needed and this autumn she will also teach two of the led classes on Sundays (3/10, 7/11). In connection to the class she teaches a guided meditation followed by a short tea-session. Helena Frentzell and Sofia Soori will both assist me regularly and cover a few classes. Sofia also teaches one of our Friday fun classes in October. Gunilla continues to join for observation and some assistance on Wednesdays. You can read about all of us teachers on the teacher page.
That's it for now. The next newsletter will be distributed at some point mid-autumn with plenty of good stuff planned over the winter and early spring. Please make sure you stay updated in between newsletters by following us on social media (links in menu above) or regularly visit this website. If you are not a member of our closed Facebook group, we recommend that you apply to it to get access to daily updates.
Welcome back after your summer vacation, covid-break or whatever else that has caused your absence. We look forward to seeing both old and new faces at the shala again!
Isabella & crew