News Archive / Arkiv


| Isabella Nitschke

Our regular schedule continues until July 14 with the daily morning mysore classes. Between the 15th of July and 1st of August we close for some holiday and reopen on the 2nd of August. The evening classes and all courses are phased out in June and resume in September. You can always see the current schedule on the schedule page. On the same page you also find all temporary schedule changes such as full/new moon, public holidays and if it there’s a cover teacher - to see all changes scroll down the page under the schedule.

In the summer of 2023 we won’t offer any summer cards sinew we close for a short period in July and because the full/new moons and public holidays during the summer months create such interruptions in the schedule that don’t favor a special summer card. Instead, we will give a 10% discount to anyone who buys new cards during the month of September (cannot be combined with other discounts). All new participants that sign up for our courses starting in September will receive a 15% discount. We have also decided not to raise our prices this year despite the inflation and increased costs for electricity and rent.

The autumn schedule will be posted at the end of July but you can already see all our autumn courses and events here. Keep in mind that several courses offer a reduced "early bird" price if you sign up before a certain date, so read the course description in order not to miss important deadlines.

Welcome to our shala at Värnhem!




| Isabella Nitschke

It's been a while since our last newsletter, BUT HERE IT FINALLY IS! We have an eventful spring behind us with busy morning mysore classes at the shala and many new participants in our evening courses. One of the highlights this spring was when we hosted Lakshmish Bhat - Sanskrit, chanting and yoga philosophy teacher at the Sharath Yoga Center in Mysore, India. We learned a lot as Laksmish generously shared, not only his knowledge about yoga but from his personal history as well. Lakshmish also held a puja (special ceremony) to promote good energy and remove all "obstacles" at the shala. Photos from this special visit are available on our Instagram account.

Summer is fast approaching and we look forward to a few months with more light and warmer temperatures. We receive a lot of questions about the summer schedule and if you continue reading you’ll get all the necessary information about our opening hours and events in the coming months. We have several exciting  projects planned. This year Ashtanga Yoga Malmö also has its 10-year anniversary and of course we want to celebrate this with all our participants. More about the festivities and other summer events in this newsletter:


Our regular classes continue until the 14th of July, after which we close the shala for a couple of weeks’ holiday. Everyone whose practice card runs over those two weeks will have their card extended by the corresponding time. We reopen on 2nd August and start the autumn semester schedule with all morning classes then. Our evening courses/classes resume in September. Remember that you can always see the current schedule here on our website. On the same page you also find all temporary schedule changes such as public holidays,  new/full moon or if there is a cover teacher (scroll down below the schedule).


The last guided Primary series class of the spring semester takes place on Sunday 11th June. Afterwards we gather for tea&talk with a picnic in Rörsjöparken at 11am (just around the corner) weather permitting. Should it rain, we have coffee and “fika” indoors as usual. Feel free to invite family and friends and bring your own food to the picnic.


On 9-14th July we return to Kadermo retreat center in the Finnish archipelago. Isabella teaches a week-long yoga retreat with daily morning and evening classes where you get the chance to deepen your practice while enjoying the tranquility of nature on the island of Kadermo. You stay in one of the wooden houses on the island, eat vegetarian meals prepared by our chef Anu (who travels to Kadermo from Mysore in India every year), enjoy the Finnish sauna and swim in the Baltic Sea in the light of the long Nordic nights. The center is ecological and built by the owner Stefan Engström, who also teaches yoga and holds retreats there throughout the summer. Kadermo is a magical place that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. Read more about the retreat and how to book here. You can also see pictures from previous years in our social media accounts.


After a four-year break, we finally get to welcome our teacher Sharath Jois from Mysore, India, in Scandinavia again. During his five-week European tour, Sharath will visit both Copenhagen and Stockholm. It is a unique chance to meet him and experience his teaching if you do not have the opportunity to travel to Mysore. In Copenhagen, Sharath teaches from 11-15th August - you can read more about the week here. He then travels on to Stockholm where he teaches from 18th-23rd August - more about that week here. In each city, Sharath guides both led Primary and Intermediate series classes  and holds a "conference" one of the days. Don't miss the chance to experience a little piece of Mysore, India and Sharath on your home turf this summer.


On 26-27th August, Ashtanga Yoga Malmö takes part at the Ribban Yoga Festival, on Ribersborgsstranden in Malmö. It’s the third year in a row that we have the pleasure to be part of this popular event. As of writing, the schedule has not been finalised, but please save the date and visit the event here on our website for updates. We are also looking for volunteers who can help at the festival (all yoga schools that take part send volunteers). As a volunteer you'll help out for 2 hours and then you get free access to all the festival classes. Please contact us if you're interested in helping out.


In September 2023, Ashtanga Yoga Malmö turns 10-years-old and we want to celebrate this with you! On Sunday the 10th of September, together with our partner Medborgarskolan, we arrange an open House at the shala at Värnhem. After the regular morning mysore class, we open the doors to the public and offer a range of trial classes, have a question and answer session and “fika” together. All our existing members are invited to come and celebrate, mingle and bring friends and family. During the open house and throughout the month of September, we will have special offers with discounts for courses and practice cards, so keep a lookout for that. Read more about the day and and the celebration here. Ahead of the festive occasion, we also plan to print new t-shirts with the shala logo (this time in black with the logo in gold for extra retro style). To be able to do this, we need to know how many people actually would like to buy a t-shirt and what size. We are therefore grateful if you email us your interest (and size) before 30th June 2023.


After the summer, our regular beginners and foundation courses in ashtanga, yin and stress management yoga resume, but we also have a few other events planned which we’d like to flag a little extra:

- COURSE IN YOGA PHILOSOPHY  - "Yoga as a concept and practice - a historical summary". Dr. Martin Gansten returns the the shala to  guide us through 4 sessions during the autumn live and via Zoom. Book before 30/6 and receive an early bird discount. Read more here

- IMMERSION COURSE with Isabella, "Asana understanding and adjustment technique", part 2. Open to participants who have taken part 1 or an equivalent course with us since 2015. Book before 30/6 and receive an early bird discount. Read more here

- RESTORATIVE YOGA with Miho four Fridays during the autumn. Miho gives you the chance to really unwind after tough working weeks offers a setting for recovery. Book all four classes and receive a discount or take each class separately. Read more here

You can find all our courses, workshops and other events on our events page. The page is regularly updated with new additions so please visit it from time to time. Also keep an eye on our social media accounts (links in menu above). If you are not a member of our closed Facebook group, we recommend applying to it to get access to the latest news and updates at short notice. The next newsletter will be published in August, until then we wish everyone a happy summer, full of sunshine and yoga.

See you on the yoga mat,

Isabella & crew

P.S Remember in mind that if you haven't visited the shala for a while, we may have changed the door code. In that case, get in touch well in advance of your planned visit to get the new code.


| Isabella Nitschke

Det var ett tag sedan vi skickade något nyhetsbrev men nu är det äntligen här! Vi har en händelserik och rolig vårtermin bakom oss med fullt hus om morgnarna och många nya deltagare på våra kvällskurser. En av vårens höjdpunkter var när vi i april hade besök av Lakshmish Bhat - Sanskrit, chanting och yogafilosofi-lärare vid Sharath Yoga Centre i Mysore, Indien. Vi lärde oss mycket när Laksmish generöst delade med sig av både sina yogakunskaper och sin livserfarenhet. Han höll också en puja (särskild ceremoni) i shalan för att främja god energi och ta bort alla "hinder" på vägen. Det var ett mycket speciellt besök och ni kan se bilder därifrån på vårt Instagramkonto.

Nu närmar sig sommaren med stora steg och vi har en härlig tid med ljus och värme framför oss. Vi får många frågor om sommarens aktiviteter och fortsätter du läsa får du all information om schema och evenemang de kommande månaderna. Vi har flera spännande event och projekt planerade. I år fyller Ashtanga Yoga Malmö dessutom 10 år och detta vill vi såklart fira med alla våra deltagare. Mer om firandet och mycket annat i detta nyhetsbrev:

Den reguljära undervisningen fortsätter fram till den 14:e juli varefter vi tar "industrisemester" i två veckor. Alla vars periodkort löper över de två veckor vi har stängt får sina kort förlängda med motsvarande tid. Vi öppnar igen den 2:e augusti och smygstartar då höstterminens schema med alla morgonklasser. Våra kvällskurser/klasser återupptas sedan i september. Tänk på att du alltid kan se det aktuella schemat schemamsidan. Där hittar du även alla tillfälliga schemaändringar såsom helgdagar, ny/fullmåne eller om det är vikarie (scrolla längst ned under schemat).

Terminens sista guidade klass av första serien äger rum söndagen den 11:e juni kl 9.00 och därefter samlas vi till tea&talk med picknick i Rörsjöparken kl 11 (strax runt hörnan) om vädret tillåter. Annars fikar vi som vanligt inomhus. Ta gärna med familj och vänner samt egen fika till picknicken.

Den 9-14:e juli återvänder vi till Kadermo retreat center i finska skärgården. Isabella leder en veckas yoga-retreat med daglig morgon-mysore och kvällsworkshops där du får chansen att förkovra dig i din praktik samtidigt som du kan njuta av lugnet i naturen på ön Kadermo. Du bor i något av trähusen på ön, äter vegetarisk kost lagad av vår kock Anu som varje år reser till Kadermo från Mysore i Indien, badar finsk bastu och simmar i Östersjön i ljuset av de långa nordiska nätterna. Centret är ekologiskt och byggt av ägaren Stefan Engström som också undervisar yoga och håller retreats hela sommaren. Kadermo är en magisk plats som bör upplevas minst en gång i livet. Läs mer om retreatet och hur du bokar här . Du kan också se bilder från tidigare år i våra sociala medier.

Efter fyra års paus får vi äntligen välkomna vår lärare Sharath Jois från Mysore, Indien, i Skandinavien igen. Under sin fem veckor långa Europa tour kommer Sharath besöka både Köpenhamn och Stockholm. Det är en unik chans att få träffa honom och ta del av hans undervisning om man inte har möjlighet att resa till Mysore. I Köpenhamn undervisar Sharath mellan den 11-15:e augusti - du kan läsa mer om veckan här. Han reser därefter vidare till Stockholm den 18-23:e augusti - mer om den veckan här. I respektive stad håller Sharath ledda klasser av både första och andra serien samt föreläsning, sk "conference", en av dagarna. Missa inte chansen att få en liten del av Mysore, Indien och Sharath här på hemmaplan i sommar.

Den 26-27:e augusti medverkar Ashtanga Yoga Malmö för tredje året i rad vid Ribban Yogafestival, på Ribersborgsstranden i Malmö. I skrivande stund är schemat inte lagt men spara gärna datumet och besök eventet här på vår hemsida för uppdateringar. Vi söker även volontärer som kan hjälpa till några timmar på festivalen dessa dagar (alla deltagande yogaskolor bidrar med folk som hjälper till). Som volontär får du delta i festivalens klassutbud gratis. Hör av dig om du är intresserad.

I september 2023 fyller Ashtanga Yoga Malmö 10-år och detta vill vi fira med er! Söndagen den 10:e september håller vi tillsammans med vår partner Medborgarskolan öppet hus i shalan på Värnhem. Efter morgonens reguljära mysoreklass öppnar vi dörrarna för allmänheten och bjuder på fika, minglar, anordnar prova-på klasser och har frågestund. Alla våra existerande medlemmar är inbjudna att ta med sig vänner och familj. Under öppet hus samt hela september kommer vi ha särskilda erbjudanden med rabatt på kurser och träningskort- så håll utkik efter det. Läs mer om dagen och olika hållpunkter här. Inför högtidstillfället planerar vi också att trycka nya t-shirts med shalans logga (denna gång i svart med loggan i guldfärg för extra retrostuk). För att kunna göra detta behöver vi veta hur många som faktiskt vill ha en t-shirt och vilken storlek. Vi är därför tacksamma om ni mailar oss ert intresse (och stl) före den 30/6-2023.  

Efter sommaren startar sedvanligt nya grund och fortsättningskurser i ashtanga, yin och stresshanteringsyoga, men vi vill flagga lite extra för dessa särskilda event:

- KURS I YOGAFILOSOFI med Martin Gansten, "Yoga som koncept och praktik - en historisk sammanfattning", 4ggr under hösten live och via Zoom. Boka före den 30/6 och få "early-bird rabatt". Läs mer här

- FÖRDJUPNINGSKURS med Isabella, "Asanaförståelse och justeringsteknik", del 2. Öppen för deltagare som gått del 1 eller motsvarande kurs hos oss sedan 2015. Boka före den 30/6 och få "early-bird rabatt". Läs mer här

- RESTORATIVE YOGA med Miho fyra fredagar under hösten. Här får du möjlighet till riktig nedvarvning efter tuffa arbetsveckor och chans till återhämtning. Boka alla fyra klasser och få mängdrabatt!. Läs mer här

Alla våra kurser, workshops och andra evenemang hittar du på vår evenemangssida. Sidan uppdateras regelbundet med nya tillägg så besök den gärna regelbundet och håll även utkik på våra konton i sociala medier (länkar i menyn uppe till höger). Är man inte medlem av vår slutna Facebook grupp rekommenderar vi att ansöka till den för att få tillgång till senaste nytt och uppdateringar med kort varsel. Nästa nyhetsbrev utkommer i augusti, tills dess önskar vi alla en glad sommar, full av sol värme och yoga.

Vi ses på yogamattan,
Isabella & crew

P.S Tänk på att om du inte besökt shalan på ett tag så kan vi ha bytt portkod. Hör i så fall av dig i god tid innan ditt planerade besök för att få den nya koden.


| Isabella Nitschke

During the Easter holiday weekend we have special opening hours:

THURSDAY 6 APRIL it's full moon and morning mysore class is cancelled

FRIDAY APRIL 7 (GOOD FRIDAY) mysore class at 9-11.15

SUNDAY 9 APRIL (EASTER SUNDAY) mysore class at 9-11.15

MONDAY 10 APRIL (EASTER MONDAY) mysore class at 9-11.15am

Please also note that all evening classes are paused during week 14. New classes/courses start after Easter. Please consult our Events page for more information on upcoming courses.


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| Isabella Nitschke
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