News Archive / Arkiv

STORAGE OF PRIVATE YOGA MATS AT THE SHALA

| Isabella Nitschke

To facilitate everyday life for our yoga practitioners, we offer the storage of private yoga mats at the shala. This service is intended to make it easier for those of you who come to practice several times a week so that you don't have to carry your mat around all day. The shelf with private yoga mats has gradually filled up - which is a great sign that many people want take practice - BUT we have noticed that many mats remain untouched for a long time. These unused mats don’t only take up space, but also begin to smell after a while. We would therefore like to ask those of you who visit the shala less than once a week to pick up your mat (alternatively, that you start coming to practice more often of course!). Please note that we will start cleaning out unused mats if they have not been picked up before Easter.

We would also like to ask those of you who come often to class, to take your mat home from time to time in order to clean it properly and air dry it (Hanging! When the mat is always rolled up it remains damp and bacteria can thrive). We also want to remind you that only rubber mats may be stored at the shala- not cotton mats or mat towels as these must be taken home and washed. However, we appreciate if you have a band around your rubber mat so that it stays rolled up and doesn’t fall out or take up extra space when on the shelf.

We appreciate your cooperation. Together we contribute to everyone’s well-being and a pleasant environment at the shala.

NEWSLETTER January 2024

| Isabella Nitschke

First of all - Happy New Year! We hope you all got a good start to 2024. It’s Ashtanga Yoga Malmö's ambition to contribute to that your journey throughout the year will be smooth both physically and mentally. While making plans for 2024 we’ve therefore listened to some of your wishes, adjusted the schedule somewhat and made other small improvements in shala ahead of the spring semester. Continue reading and you'll get all the information about what happens at the shala in the first half of spring.

THE SPRING SCHEDULE

January begins with Helena at the steering wheel until 14/1 while Isabella is in Tenerife teaching our annual winter yoga retreat. The Christmas and New Year schedule runs until 7/1 and is found here. The spring schedule starts on 8/1, but all evening classes and courses have to wait until week 4. Some classes shift days, yin yoga is moved to Thursdays and yoga for stress reduction to Tuesdays. Another change is that Helena and Isabella will share the Sunday mysore class and teach even and odd weeks respectively. The chanting is discontinued because of this. See the overview schedule here - at the bottom of the same page there is information about temporary changes, cover teachers etc.

One Sunday a month we have a guided Primary Series class instead of mysore (all dates are on the overview schedule). After the class we reintroduce tea&talk where we gather to discuss a yoga-related topic. Please send us your questions in advance so that we can prepare for interesting conversations.

According to tradition, ashtanga yoga pauses at full and new moon. But this year, for practical reasons, we have decided to keep the shala open all days throughout the month. That way, you can choose when you need to take rest. If you still want to take a break at full/new moon you can find all the dates for 2024 here

As we previously announced, the price of our practice cards has been adjusted as from January. The new prices for 2024 can be found here.

NEW COURSES & EVENTS

ASHTANGA FOUNDATION/BEGINNERS COURSE L1 - Mondays with Isabella starting 22/1 (read more here) and Saturdays with Helena starting 3/2 (read more here)

ASHTANGA FOUNDATION L2 - Wednesdays with Helena starting 24/1 (registration here)

YOGA FOR STRESS REDUCTION - Tuesdays with Isabella starting 30/1 (registration here). NB. The class is taught in Swedish

YIN YOGA Thursdays with Helena starting 25/1 (registration here)

YOGA-ASANA technique class - 4 Sundays during the spring with Isabella (more info here)

SUMMER YOGA HOLIDAY

Before we end this newsletter we’d like to flag this summer's yoga holiday, which according to tradition goes to the island of Kadermo in Finland. Between July 14-19, Isabella teaches a one-week yoga retreat at Kadermo Retreat Centre. Join us there and be mesmerized by the magic calm and the long summer evenings of the Finnish archipelago; immerse yourself in your yoga practice, enjoy good food and meet lovely people. Kadermo Retreat Center is organic, simple and absolutely wonderful. Read more here

That's all for now. The next newsletter will be distributed around Easter, but please keep yourselves up to date in between newsletters by following us on social media (links in the menu at the top). 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. Sometimes we change the door code and if you have a valid practice card you’ll receive a text message, but if you haven’t been to the shala for a while, we ask that you email us well in advance of your visit.

See you on the yoga mat!

Isabella & crew

 P.S You can use your wellness allowance with us and we are also approved for Physical activity on prescription.

NEWSLETTER end of the year 2023

| Isabella Nitschke

The autumn semester is racing past us at full speed and we are approaching the final stretch of 2023. It has been a great autumn with full beginners’/foundation courses and many new faces on the mats in the shala. We are so happy that our yoga community is growing and thriving with old and new participants. Thank you for telling your friends, family and colleagues about the positive effects of yoga, and for recommending the shala as well as our courses and events. We hope that the more people who practice yoga, the more of its benefits will reach both individuals and society as a whole. Please continue to invite your friends to the yoga school.

In December, we plan several events where there’s an opportunity to meet both on and off the yoga mat. In January, you also get the chance to join Isabella on a yoga holiday to Tenerife and get inspiration for another year on the yoga mat. Read this newsletter to keep track of what's happening at Ashtanga Yoga Malmö in the coming months.

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR SCHEDULE

We have a few weeks left of the autumn schedule which runs until Christmas. Between 23/12 and 7/1 there are special opening hours at the shala - click here for a sneak peek at the Christmas and New Year schedule. The spring semester starts on 8/1-2024.

ANNUAL BRUNCH / POTLUCK PARTY

After the guided class on Sunday 10th December, we invite you to our annual Advent brunch (veg. potluck). We end the year together, eat and drink well and get the opportunity to make new friends off the yoga mat. Our brunch is always a highly appreciated event at the shala and we look forward to seeing you all. Bring your partner/family/friends and a vegetarian/vegan contribution to the buffet. Let us know in advance if you plan to come and what you will bring to the buffet - read more here for registration.

LAST CLASS OF THE YEAR / NEW YEAR'S YOGA

On New Year's Eve, 31/12 at 9-11am, we end the year with a guided class of the primary series in Ashtanga yoga. The class is donation-based and all proceeds go to the organization V-Care in India (read more here). You don’t need to be proficient in the full primary series to participate, but you must be familiar with the basics of the Ashtanga yoga system. If you can’t join the class you are still welcome to send a contribution via swish 123 576 46 91. We ask that you register in advance via our partner Medborgarskolan so that we know how many will come - more info here

YOGA HOLIDAY TO TENERIFE

Come along to the Purple Valley Yoga Centre in Tenerife and get new inspiration and energy for 2024. Isabella is teaching a 10-day yoga retreat at the beautiful Finca Naranjas between January 2-13 (arrival and departure days are 2nd and 13th). Get a fresh start and begin 2024 in the very best way with yoga, sun and great food. It’s the second year in a row that we travel to Tenerife and it’s a welcome break from winter in Sweden. Take the chance to recharge your batteries with this wonderful trip. More information about the program, price and how to book can be found here.

OTHER EVENTS IN NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

TEA&TALK WITH MARTIN GANSTEN - we have two sessions left of the course in “the history and philosophy of yoga” with Docent Martin Gansten from Lund University. Here we learn more about yoga beyond the yoga mat and get a better understanding of why we do yoga postures and what the practice is about. Each session has a different theme and you can choose to participate live at the shala or online. If you missed a session all are recorded and available via Zoom. Remaining dates are 26/11 and 17/12. Read more here and please book in advance.

RESTORATIVE YOGA - a special class with Miho one Friday a month. Participants get a chance to recovery and rest in stressful and dark times. Remaining sessions 17/11 and 15/12. Read more here

A SNEAK PEEK AT 2024

The spring schedule starts on 8/1-2024 and we can already reveal some important changes to the schedule:

- The "MOON-DAYS disappear" in 2024 and we teach every day of the month instead of pausing at full/new moon like we have done in the past. Anyone who wants can of course still choose to rest on these days and a list of all "moon-days" will continue to be published here.

- TEA&TALK on various yoga-related topics with Isabella is reintroduced one Sunday a month and we also plan other inspiring events and workshops (please get in touch with your questions and requests about themes and classes). The spring schedule will be published after the holidays, but our courses, workshops, etc. for the first quarter of 2024 are already available on the events page.

- The YIN YOGA course sees a change of teacher and is moved to Thursdays. Miho takes a break from teaching to study next year and Helena takes over the yin yoga course/class as from January. At the same time, the sister shala in Lund closes down. We’re very sad about this but we thank Miho for all the years (10!!!) that she has been part of Ashtanga Yoga Malmö (and Lund) - we will miss her invaluable expertise and stable presence.

- The INFLATION is giving everyone a hard time – the shala included – and unfortunately we have to adjust the prices of our practice cards as from January 2024. During our ten years in operation we’ve only raised our prices once, but now we sadly have to make a second adjustment. The new prices for 2024 will be available here shortly.

That's all for now; the next newsletter will be distributed after the Christmas and New Year holidays with more detailed information about the spring schedule and all the news for the first half of 2024. Please stay updated between newsletters by following us on social media (links in the 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.

Practice peacefully this advent! #ahimsa

Isabella & crew

P.S You can use your wellness allowance with us, and we are also approved for Physical Activity on Prescription.

X-MAS AND NEW YEAR SCHEDULE 23/24

| Isabella Nitschke

During the Christmas and New Year holidays, we have a special schedule with different opening hours. Between December 23rd and January 7th, the schedule below applies (our spring's schedule starts on January 8th 2024 and will be published well in advance on the schedule page). Please read the latest newsletter here on the website to read about special events in December and get detailed information about changes to the spring schedule before the new semester starts in January. 

 


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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2023

| Isabella Nitschke
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EASTER OPENING HOURS

| Isabella Nitschke
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NEWSLETTER SPRING 2023

| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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Christmas & New Year holiday opening hours

| Isabella Nitschke
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Yoga retreat in Tenerife 9-16th January 2023

| Isabella Nitschke
  Our winter yoga holiday goes to Tenerife, Purple Valley Yoga Centre. Isabella and Matt Ryan (who has been guest-teaching in Malmö twice in the...

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| Isabella Nitschke
When the trees begin to shed their leaves it’s a clear sign that the autumn season has set in. Very soon it’s time to change the clocks again and...

NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2022

| Isabella Nitschke
Our autumn activities have kicked off properly with new evening courses and workshops up and running. The morning classes are full and there is a...

NEWS! Classes in Lund

| Isabella Nitschke
As from September 1st 2022, we resume teaching in Lund after a break of almost three years. This time we start a special branch - Ashtanga Yoga Lun...

NEWSLETTER AUGUST (late summer) 2022

| Isabella Nitschke
Dear yoga friends, Welcome back after your vacations and school holidays. We hope you've had and continue to have a great summer. The shala doors ...

NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2022

| Isabella Nitschke
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SUMMER OPENING HOURS and a sneak peek at the autumn schedule

| Isabella Nitschke
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NEWSLETTER EASTER 2022

| Isabella Nitschke
Spring is [almost] here and Easter is just around the corner. We are pleased to announce that Matt Ryan will guest teach at our shala again for a c...

EASTER OPENING HOURS 2022

| Isabella Nitschke
Over the Easter holiday we are open the following hours. On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th of April we have the honour to host guest teacher Matt Ry...

NEWSLETTER SPRING 2022

| Isabella Nitschke
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SHALA CLOSED 18-23/1-22

| Isabella Nitschke
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Due to the currently very high infection rates and rapid spread of Covid-19 in Malmö we have decided to close the shala ...

NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2022

| Isabella Nitschke
Happy New Year to all our practitioners, we hope you had a peaceful holiday season whether you celebrate Christmas/New Year or not. During the we...

UPDATE reintroduced Covid-19 restrictions

| Isabella Nitschke
IMPORTANT INFORMATION about Covid-19 restrictions at the shala.   As of the 23/12 and 12/1 reinstalled Covid-restrictions apply to certain part...

NEWSLETTER X-MAS & NEW YEAR 2021

| Isabella Nitschke
With the autumn semester coming to an end Ashtanga Yoga Malmö would like to take the opportunity to thank you, our practitioners, for another yea...

OPENING HOURS for X-MAS & NY-HOLIDAYS and sneak peak at the spring schedule

| Isabella Nitschke
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Temporary schedule changes Nov/Dec 2021

| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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Temporary schedule changes Sep/Oct 2021

| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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 Cov...

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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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| Isabella Nitschke
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UPDATE: COVID-19 GUIDELINES at the SHALA

| Isabella Nitschke
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