Full moon on Wednesday, January 31st

Mysore classes are cancelled, we will have MOVIE NIGHT instead ūüôā

Date: Wednesday, January 31st

Time: 6 to 7:30pm.

Cost: Free entrance, online sign in required.

 Read about Ashtanga Yoga and moon days below

Movie Night: Pattabhi Jois documentaries.

Please join us at Ashtanga Yoga Long Island for our first moon day movie night. As moon day is considered a time of rest in the Ashtanga tradition, instead of practicing we will show two small documentaries about the late guru Sri k. Pattabi Jois and his teachings. There will some time after for community discussion.

* Mysore classes will be replace with led classes on moon days, see moon days below




Intro to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Beginners class.

Duration of the class: 1 hour, 15 minutes

These classes are carefully designed to introduce beginners to this traditional form of Yoga in a safe, supportive way. The student will learn the breathing technique use in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method -Ujjayi breath- and will be introduce to the basics postures of the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This series will be break down in a way that is approachable for all levels, as well as providing modifications appropriate for each individual.


Mysore class

Suitable of all levels.

Duration of the class: Don’t Worry!!¬†This is NOT a 4¬†hour class!¬†

Most students practice for about 1¬Ĺ hours which is the amount of time it usually takes to complete a full series. However students who are on a tight schedule, or those who are new to ashtanga yoga often practice a partial series which may only take 30¬†minutes or so.

The student can arrive at any time between 6am and 10am in the morning time, and between 4pm and 8pm in the evening time and leave whenever necessary, or whenever your own practice is complete.

This is the traditional way to learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method. In this class the postures are given to the student, one by one, by the teacher in a certain sequential order within a group setting, so the student can learn the sequence at their own pace, with direct and individual assistance from the teacher, which allow the student to progress in the practice at an appropriate  rate for their own ability, both physically and mentally. This class is for students of all levels and is an excellent opportunity to develop a personal, independent practice.


Led half primary series of ashtanga vinyasa yoga

Suitable for all levels.

Duration of the class: 1 hour, 30 minutes

This class will cover some of the postures in the first half of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series in a way that is appropriate for all levels. Though, if you have never try any yoga before we encourage to join to our Intro to Ashtanga Yoga class previously.

Each class will include sun salutations, standing postures, several seated postures, an introduction to back bending, and the full closing sequence.

Click on the image below to see the postures


Led full primary series of ashtanga vinyasa yoga

This is an advanced class. Previous experience with Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is strongly recommended.

Duration of the class: 1 hour, 45 minutes

In this challenging class the student will be led through the entire primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Yoga Chikitsa).

Posture names and vinyasa counts will be given in Sanskrit, accompanied by helpful tips and explanations. This class is appropriate for students wanting to improve and grow in their Ashtanga Yoga practice.

Click on the image below to see the postures

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‚Äôs 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