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.