Isabella Nitschke

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March 28, 2015
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Temporary schedule 3-10 April

The week after Easter there is a break in the regular schedule as Isabella is away 4-10 April. On Good Friday 3/4 at 9.30-11.30 am a Mysore class will be held in Lund. During the following week the opportunity for … Continue reading

August 16, 2014
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Down and up and up and down

I cycle a lot in Boulder – just like I do back home in Sweden. It’s my main method of transport and thanks to my landlady here I have a pretty sturdy mountain bike that I can use to roam … Continue reading

September 15, 2013
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The NYC Yoga community

Today is my final day in NYC. This morning I did my last practice at AYNY on Broome Street. Eddie Stern has been away all week unfortunately but his assisting teachers have been great. I’ve also been fortunate to catch … Continue reading

March 10, 2013
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Maha Shivatri – liberation from all your sins

Today is Maha Shivratri – a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. Shiva is the greatest yogi, Sharath said in his conference when asked to talk about today’s festival. When celebrating this day, worshippers should not … Continue reading

“Stampede” at 4.30am led class

February 22, 2013 by admin | Comments Off on “Stampede” at 4.30am led class

This morning it was a bigger challenge than usual to get into the Friday led Primary class at 4.30 am. Already 45 minutes before class it was crowded in front of the gate. And people just continued arriving….. Sitting almost at the front, I felt more and more worried about the increasing number of people knowing that there would be a massive push once Prakash the care taker opened. Before the gate is opened one can hear Prakash wake up in the basement of the house. This sound always stirs the people who are new to 4.30am and who think that this is the signal to stand up. But Prakash has to put all the lights on in the shala, the stairway etc and it’s always a good 3-4 minutes before he comes out to open the gate. But today nearly 2/3 of the people waiting stood up at the first noise from the house. It was quite frightening – almost like at a concert where people push towards the stage. Everyone knew there were too many people to fit in the shala and no one wanted to be sent back home after having managed to get out of bed at 2.45am. But that’s what happened. Apparently there was some misunderstanding about new practice times and at least 30 people were sent back home only to return for the 6am class. For some of this morning’s action see this video by one of our fellow yogis observing from a window opposite the shala 🙂 – pretty wild… FYI – practice went smoothly in the end, although mats were with less than 1cm between each other.