Traditionally there is no Mysore class on Moon Days (New Moon and Full Moon).

At Ashtanga Yoga Long Island the Mysore classes on these days will be replaced with a Workshop.

The next three Moon Day workshops are part of a sequence to be taken ideally all together ($70 for all) even though you can book them separately ($30 each one). 

The most challenging movements of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Series are arm balances, together with back bending. Even though the correct use of the breath and bandhas is necessary during the entire asana yoga practice, when it comes to practicing these two movements they become critical.

We will dedicate 3 workshops to explore these concepts and practices:

Moon days

 

“Like all things of a watery nature (human beings are about 70% water), we are affected by the phases of the moon. The phases of the moon are determined by the moon’s relative position to the sun. Full moons occur when they are in opposition and new moons when they are in conjunction. Both sun and moon exert a gravitational pull on the earth. Their relative positions create different energetic experiences that can be compared to the breath cycle.

The full moon energy corresponds to the end of inhalation when the force of prana is greatest. This is an expansive, upward moving force that makes us feel energetic and emotional, but not well grounded. The Upanishads state that the main prana lives in the head. During the full moon we tend to be more headstrong. The new moon energy corresponds to the end of exhalation when the force of apana is greatest. Apana is a contracting, downward moving force that makes us feel calm and grounded, but dense and disinclined towards physical exertion.

The Farmers Almanac recommends planting seeds at the new moon when the rooting force is strongest and transplanting at the full moon when the flowering force is strongest. Practicing Ashtanga Yoga over time makes us more attuned to natural cycles. Observing moon days is one way to recognize and honor the rhythms of nature so we can live in greater harmony with it.”

Tim Miller

January, 2018

Full moon: Monday 1st

New moon: Tuesday 16th

Full moon: Wednesday 31st

February, 2018

New moon: Thursday 15th

March, 2018

Full moon: Thursday 1st

New moon: Saturday 17th

Full Moon: Saturday 31st

April, 2018

New moon: Sunday 15th

Full moon: Sunday 29th

May, 2018

New moon: Tuesday 15th

Full moon: Tuesday 29th

June, 2018

New moon: Wednesday 13th

Full moon: Thursday 28th

July, 2018

New moon: Thursday 12th

Full moon: Friday 27th

August, 2018

New moon: Saturday 11th

Full moon: Sunday 26th

September, 2018

New moon: Sunday 9th

Full moon: Monday 24th

October, 2018

New moon: Monday 8th

Full moon: Wednesday 24th

November, 2018

New moon: Wednesday 7th

Full moon: Friday 23rd

December, 2018

New moon: Friday 7th

Full moon: Saturday 22nd