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For daily updated schedule for Mysore or Led classes please visit our Mind Body Site.

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Mysore Class

The foundation of the Ashtanga method is the Mysore Class. Regardless of age or ability, students in these classes practice and learn together under the guidance of one of our highly experienced teachers enriching the experience of all.


**Offered live and online

Led Primary Series

Offered once per week the Led Primary Series Class is a 90 minute class in which the teacher leads the students through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga followed by pranayama.


Yoga Sutras Class

In these classes students are taught to chant the Yoga Sutras as well as the meanings and philosophy of each sutra. Chanting is the traditional method used to memorise and internalise the meaning of Sanskrit texts. This class also teaches from other yoga texts from time to time.


**Currently online only

Bhagavad Gita

Each of the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita discusses one or other aspect of yoga. Classes are working sequentially through each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita over the long term, however, The Bhagavad Gita is an ocean of knowledge and like the regular ocean, we can jump in at any place and immerse ourselves in its divine knowledge.


**Currently online only

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Moon Days

No yoga classes at Jois Yoga on the following Moon days:

Pūrṇimā = Full Moon

Amāvāsyā = New Moon

2023 Moon Days

Tue Dec 12 Amāvāsyā

Tue Dec 26 Pūrṇimā

2024 Moon Days

Wed Jan 10 Amāvāsyā

Thu Jan 25 Pūrṇimā

Fri Feb 9 Amāvāsyā

Fri Feb 23 Pūrṇimā

Sat Mar 09 Amāvāsyā

Sun Mar 24 Pūrṇimā

Mon Apr 8 Amāvāsyā

Tue Apr 23 Pūrṇimā

Tue May 7 Amāvāsyā

Thu May 23 Pūrṇimā

Wed Jun 5 Amāvāsyā

 Fri Jun 21 Pūrṇimā

Fri Jul 5 Amāvāsyā

Sat Jul 20 Pūrṇimā

Sat Aug 3 Amāvāsyā

Mon Aug 19 Pūrṇimā

Mon Sep 2 Amāvāsyā

Tue Sep 17 Pūrṇimā

Tue Oct 1 Amāvāsyā

Wed Oct 16 Pūrṇimā

Thu Oct 31Amāvāsyā

Fri Nov 15 Pūrṇimā

Sat Nov 30 Amāvāsyā

Sat Dec 14 Pūrṇimā

Mon Dec 30 Amāvāsyā

Why Moon Days in Ashtanga Yoga?

Traditionally the āsana and prāṇāyāma portions of Ashtanga Yoga were not practiced on Full or New Moon days. These are days when the position of the Sun and Moon are in alignment with the earth causing a stronger gravitational pull along a single axis. Energetically these are good days to rest and when āsana practice is done daily, the extra rest day is helpful for restoration and reflection.


Why do our Moon Days Sometimes Seem a Day Early? We follow the calculation system based on the lunar calendar used in South India. This system also calculates the beginning of the day from sunrise, not from midnight. Hence, if the Full or New Moon occurs after midnight but before sunrise it will still be considered to have occurred on the previous calendar day. For example, if the Full Moon occurs at 3am on a Tuesday, since it is before sunrise it is considered as occurring the previous day, Monday.


Our moon days come from the following online source where you can input your location to find the timing of the moon day for your own area:

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