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The international student Anna Kabysh-Rybalka is leading her own yoga class at Kulturhuset in Jönköping, with help from a project called Multiversitetet.
I sat down with Anna Kabysh-Rybalka at Kulturhuset after I had enjoyed one of her yoga classes, and she told me about her class and why she started practicing yoga. In 2009 when Anna lived in Kiev, Ukraine, she found a yoga class that really suited her. She liked the teacher and started to practice three times a week. When she learned how to relax her mind she did not need to practise just as often, but yoga is still important to her.
– We have a lot of stress and thoughts inside of us. The noise in our minds takes a lot of energy. If you’re doing yoga repeatedly, the mind learns how to get calm and how to quiet down. This meditative mind is very important to my daily life. My mind gets to have a pause and relax, I can stop the multi thinking and multitasking. I am able to choose where I want to put my energy and what I want to focus on, instead of wasting my energy, Anna said.
Anna moved from Kiev to Jönköping last autumn to study a one-year master programme at Jönköping University called “EDUCARE: The Swedish model of preschool education”. When Anna visited Kulturhuset in Jönköping, she heard of the project Multiversitetet where people can start classes voluntarily. She was offered an opportunity to start her own class – Yoga with Anna. Back in Kiev she substituted for her yoga teacher every now and then, but this is the first time she is leading her own class.
Tuesdays at 5 pm and Sundays 11 am you can find Anna at Kulturhuset, Svavelsticksgränd 7. The class is open for everyone and free of charge.
– I try to build my classes so that everyone can join, no matter if you are a beginner or if you have been practicing yoga before.
The yoga class “Yoga with Anna” is a cooperation between Anna and Multiversitetet – a platform where anyone can develop their ideas and interests through education, exchange knowledge with others by starting new lessons or join classes. All classes must be free of charge. For more information about Multiversitetet, you can join their Facebook group here.